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Monday, January 31, 2011

Sea Inspired Art- New Pieces

Just updating with a few of my new items.  I'll try to get more pictures up of more I have completed or am still in process of finishing.  These will not be available as of yet in my Etsy Shop, as my 1st upcoming Arts and Crafts Show will boast my latest pieces.  If you're in town, please stop by and visit me Sat., Feb 5th at Seashore Middle Academy.  They will be holding a fabulous rummage sale by the Coast Guard, and featured artisans and small home based businesses will be on display in our new gym.  Join us raise money for my children's school, and spend the morning and afternoon with us all.  There will be concessions, and fun for everyone.  I will be donating a One-of-a-Kind Art piece to the school for the fundraiser.
Here's just a few of my latest creations- direct sales are always welcome.

 Vintage Wheaton Style Bottle with Sea Fan, Barnacles, and Sea Shells
Driftwood and Sea Shell Cross
Driftwood and Sea Shell 5x7 Picture Frame
 Lightning Whelk, Coral, and Sundial on Beach Rescued Bottle with Barnacles
Vintage Bottle Topped with Key Hole Sand Dollar and Barnacles

Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Picture Frame

Completed this last night- tell me what you think-- it won't have the print in it- its all I could find at the moment.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hello All!
Writing to say I have accomplished to post 3 new items today!  Big milestone, as it has been nearly impossible for me to just sit and type as my hands have been so sore from my illness.  Plus last night, I was able to get 2 new items on- yippee!
One of my newest listings is a fabulous Conch Shell Horn.  What a fun blow horn.  Perfect for the most unique 'Mom Call' on the block- perfect for gifts, sporting events, and just all over fun.  Bring the sounds of the island home today.  For $20 plus shipping- these babies are a barrel of laughs for the whole family.
I also posted a few of my new vintage finds- a great wicker basket purse or sewing or knitting caddy, a cool Frog Teapot/coffee set, and a beautiful vintage bottle.  I also posted another loose shell for your decorating pleasure.  Its a nice large size Oyster/Clam Shell- endless possibilities!
I am also updating my illness- Today is Better than yesterday-not perfect by any means, but better.
Did some serious praying last night, and continue to turn all the trials and tribulation over to God.  Accepting help from my family- and my husband stepped up and practically read my mind on things that have been heavy on my mind.  So today, and everyday- GOD IS GOOD.
Stop by my shop to see the new items- and if all goes well, I hope to get maybe 2 more items on this afternoon.

Conch Shell-
Oyster Shell-
Basket Caddy
Decorative Glass Bottle-
Frog Teapot

Here's a pic of the best two men in my life!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Taking a Back Seat

Well, the time is upon me, where I need to slow down.
My illness is progressing, and with that, I need to sit back and just let God do some work in my family, myself, my home, finances, and of course my Etsy shop.  Its becoming harder from me to do the little things, that a month ago came pretty easy.  Since the beginning of April, I have slowly had to let go of 'responsibilities', and now the time has come where I just need to focus on God and let him work His hand at all of this.  As much as it burns me up that I can't do a lot of things already, I'm learning the hard way that most of my good days are few and fair between.  I need to sit back and enjoy my family, and learn to count on them for more.  My Etsy Shop will remain open, although I will probably not be frequenting BNR's or other promos I once was doing.  It has become a chore to even list new items.  My oldest daughter will help me continue to upkeep the shop online.  Where to go from here with my artwork? Well, I am going to start some outside sales locally, and focus on maybe doing an arts and craft show periodically.  With the help of my family and friends, I think trying some shows once in a while, will hopefully pay off for some immediate sales (because the money if certainly needed), and hopefully spread some news about what I already have going on Etsy.  I have also decided to open and supplies shop on Etsy, thus creating some simple, but hopefully profitable listings.  The excess details that go into my current shop can be draining on me.  I hope with some simple, needed supplies for Etsy Friends, I will be able to produce some revenue with less time at the computer promoting my artwork, and the detailed work involved.
I need to focus on God, and open myself up to receiving His ultimate plan and wisdom.  House chores, Etsy, managing our money (what we have), and trying to keep 3 little ones happy and healthy is a lot of work.  I'm going to have to learn really quick to let God, and others through Him to help me.  My husband is more than supportive in every possible way, and I need to let him take charge of our household.
I ask you all to pray for divine wisdom for my husband, and complete healing in my body.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Still Time for Customized Valentines

Still time- get your Writings in Sand for your Valentine--sent via email for you to print, or I'll print it for you for an upcharge. These make great gifts for weddings, anniversaries, and more!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Etsy Shop Announcement!

Store Wide Clearance SALE- now through Jan 31st- everything is at least 20% off! (that was listed on or before Jan 21st). My shop goes 'mobile' and into my local marketplace in beginning of Feb. 2011- many items available now, my never be avail. again after Feb 1st- so if you see something you like, please purchase before Jan 31st, as it may not be avail. again after Feb 1st! Look for a new re-designed shop in Feb.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Great Estate!

To all my vintage followers- I am so excited to let everyone know, I found the greatest estate sale today, and will be going back tomorrow as well.  I will be adding some great vintage finds, some nautical, some not- but all FABULOUS!!!

Look for new listings soon- probably towards the beginning of this week.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Special BLOG followers discount!

Here's a special code for the Blog Followers to use in my Etsy shop- have fun, be inspired, and enjoy your shopping trip!

Enter BLOG20
and receive20% off your entire order!


The past week has been rough on me...sorry I haven't updated posts.

My illness at times catches up with me.  I do not have a spirit that gives up well.  I fight this illness everyday, but sometimes the fight is hard, and seems to be getting harder.  My doctor's believe my ultimate struggle is with MS- Multiple Sclerosis.  Tests do not confirm this however, and further testing is yet again costly.  All of my medical is paid with cash- we are one of many uninsured families in the US.  Because we do make some money, we are unable to get outside help from any agencies.
My doctors have confirmed I do suffer from fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue syndrome.  I have problems sleeping, but I am also always tired and have very little energy.  That alone doesn't help the Fibro- as my body just never re coupes like others.
I keep fighting- always.  This is just a little bit of info, to let you know I am still here- just having some rough days.
I did get to go to the beach yesterday, which was very uplifting.  It always puts a smile on my face- regardless of the type of day I'm having.
I ask you all to be in your prayers and thoughts.

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Shops on Etsy!

Stop by and visit my daughter's NEW Etsy shop.  We are a team, so if you have any questions, please let me know-- she will be offering handcrafted jewelry, bath products, and lovely paper goods.

and to spread some family love around my family in Michigan is on Etsy too-

Starfish and Turquoise Earrings from Beach Bum Beauties

Monday, January 3, 2011

Etsy Specials!

New Years Special- all Coastal Photography Prints will be upgraded to an 8x10 if you specify '8x10' in notes to seller! 

All Loose Starfish


Sea Shells

SALE and upgrade on photo prints is good through Sun, Jan. 9th-

And, check out some of my newly listed items at www.seashellsbyseashore.etsy.com

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Wishing everyone a Blessed and Favored New Year!  May you all have health, peace, and joy in the New Year to come!

I put my feet in the sand for you all!

Biggest Sale Ever!

To kick in the New Year I have marked EVERYTHING in my Etsy shop down.  Its the biggest sale I have ever run.  Take advantage of this time, as sale ends on Sun, Jan 2 at 11pm.  No coupon codes needed- everything is already marked down.