Hello and welcome to mod momME blog. This blog is intended for mod momME customers, friends, family, and fellow mommy's who want to know more about mod momME and my life as a mommy! Please be sure to visit me at www.modmomME.etsy.com to see some stylish mommy accessories. Thank you for reading!

Friday, July 31, 2009

FB Fan Page Give-away etc

I am 38 fans away from 100! Once I hit 100 fans I can get my own FB fan page URL. I need your help in doing this. I am having a give-away once I get to 100 fans as a way of thanking all of my fans for their support.

As a mod momME FB fan you automatically have 1 entry. To get more entries...

* Refer a friend to who becomes a mod momME fan= 2 entries (be sure they tell me who referred them)
* Make a purchase from my shop= 5 entries (mention this in the buyer notes)
* Refer a friend who makes a purchase from my shop= 3 entries (have them mention this in buyer notes or you convo/message me letting me know)

What will you win? One lucky fan will win a $15 gift certificate to mod momME. Please tell your friends!

Shipping charges are not covered!

Ok, many of people have asked me about my graphics or have expressed interest in using my graphic designer! Well, Erin had her baby earlier this month and has informed me she will begin creating and taking custom orders on Monday!!! She is phenomenal, so if your shop or blog needs a facelift or if you need anything graphics related please check her shop here.

Now... I had every intention of having brand new items in my store by now, but I am still waiting on some supplies to arrive so that I can create these items. I will try to keep everyone updated on the status! I have listed new key fobs and new bags in many fabric choices. I will probably have even more to choose soon from as I am a fabricoholic!

Lastly, I have been trying to do my best to keep up with all the wonderful teams I am a part of. Most likely my blog will look a little different as I add team buttons to the sidebar and organize a little bit. I just hope I do not mess up the whole setup!

Friday, July 24, 2009

It's been awhile!

I know I have completely put off writing on my blog and I am sorry. Life has been crazy, sad, exciting and overwhelming, so I have a lot to share. Go get the pop corn and some tissues. I will start with the sad news that still brings me to tears.

Etsy lost a wonderful person last Saturday in a white water rafting accident. ChromaSmear was well known by Etsy chatters and was well loved. I do not think a single person could say 1 bad thing about her! She was always helping and encouraging others. I was working with her on donations for boxes that would benefit animal shelters in Canada and the US. Chroma had a passion and a love for animals like I have never seen. I feel that it is my duty to carry on her work and while I cannot do much I am donating 10% of my Dispose a Diaper/Doggie Poo Bag sales to a local animal shelter. I just made a sale, which means I have the first .99 cents that will be donated in Chroma's memory! I am very excited about it too.

The same day ChromaSmear passed away I got to hang out with some awesome ladies. I met MissMooseDesign (Missy) earlier last week as she came over with V for a play date and lunch with Kameron and Kallee. The kids enjoyed their time together I think and I enjoy Missy's company. CowlickCutie (Jenny) came to my house Saturday afternoon to pick me up, so we could go to Missy's house the the crab broil! I don't think Missy expected us to show up, but I am glad we did. Jenny and I ate more than our fair share of crab legs. We could not say no. Missy's family is awesome. I never felt like an outsider while I was there because everyone acted like they knew me and like I belonged. It was a wonderful feeling. Her dad rocks! He is crazy, but you gotta love crazy. He drove us around on a golf cart going as fast as he possibly could. I think we were airborne a few times. It was fun even though he ran into a tree branch that ended up smacking me in the back of the head. That was almost as funny as Jenny's goat call. The goat whisperer has some talent. I love these ladies and I am happy to call them my friends!!!

Lastly, my family is going through quite a few "storms" lately, so please keep us in your prayers. It is a tough spot to be in, but I am doing my best to "Let go and let God!" Some times I need a reminder of that that. Casting Crowns, "I will Praise You in This Storm" is an awesome song that helps me remember to hold onto my faith in God!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Olive Aqua

So, I made a treasury the other day and I am very happy with it. I am hoping it will get front page so check it out, click the items... you get up to 12 clicks, and comment please. Help make this hot!!

Olive Aqua

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

How to make your own sew in labels!

I have had many people ask how I make my sew in labels. I had planned on doing a tut for this, but I found one! Allyson Hill has a fabulous tut to follow, so check it out here. The only difference between her method and mine is that she used the roll of fabric paper. I buy the prepackaged colorfast fabric sheets at Wal-mart. They come 6 or 7 sheets to a pack for $13. For my small labels I pay roughly 2¢ with paper and ink. You can also design these to fold over as well. Make sure you treat them with the fray check, otherwise they will fray- trust me! Lastly, if you are using these on item that will be washed a lot you may consider another route. According to the package you cannot wash them using detergent, however I have not had any issues of the color fading due to my washing them with detergent. Let me know if you have any questions!

Give-aways and New Items

I wanted to remind my readers about the give-away that my friend SavvyStitcher is hosting for me here. If you have not entered yet, please take a few minutes to do so. You have many opportunities to get extra entries. This is not just for moms. Anyone can use my key fobs, so check it out because it end tomorrow.

KT Papercraft is hosting another give-away for me and a nice trivia game. Please check out this give-away here. You can enter to win one of my Dispose a Diaper Bags/Doggie Poo bags.These give-aways do not take long to enter and it is a small price to pay for getting something for FREE, so check it out and tell your friends.

Lastly, I have every intention of bringing some new items to mod momME shop, but I have been feeling terribly sick and cannot bring myself to sew. It is killing me to not be sewing and listing new items, but I cannot muster up the energy to get crafty. Any way hang in there and be looking for these new items in the next few weeks.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


It has been a long exhausting week. The kiddos have been sick with sinus problems and now it has hit me. Ugh, I do not think I have felt this yucky in a long time. I feel like my head would pop if you poked it with a needle. To make matters worse my wisdom teeth are giving me issues. I should have listened to my dentist when he told me to get them pulled. When it comes to my health I am not very good to myself, but I suspect a lot of moms are like this too. I also need an eye exam. My astigmatism is back in my left eye and I have floaters in my right eye. I tell you my vision has changed quite a bit between my pregnancies and now.

Any way, enough whining. The blog give-away at http://www.savvystitcher.blogspot.com featuring me is still going on, so head over there and enter if you have not already. Also, show her some love. She has had a rough week as well. Her kitten past away and she is a little down. It is hard losing a pet!

Lastly, I had a goal to get my 25th sale this weekend. There is still time for that to happen. I just need 4 more if you want to help me out ;) enjoy what is left of your weekend.

Friday, July 10, 2009

LIVE Giveaway!!!

Mod momME is being featured with many others at http://babymakinmachine.com/ There are 35+ items up for grabs and it starts at 7pm MST tonight! This will be opened for a week, but get started now and do not miss out.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My 1st Blog Feature(s) + Treasuries

Yep! I and currently being featured on 2 blogs right now and it feels great. This could not have come at a better time. My babies have been sick and we have not been getting much sleep! I have not felt like myself, so this is the boost I needed.

Savvy Stitcher has featured me on her blog and I have included a giveaway, so you do not want to miss out! Go check out her blog, learn a little more about me, and enter to win your choice of a keyfob from my Etsy Store. Make sure you follow Savvy Stitcher. Thank you for the feature.

For this next feature you cannot laugh at me or judge me! I recently joined the group Etsy Addicts Anonymous because I AM AN ETSY ADDICT! That is step one... admitting you have a problem, although I really do not see that as being a problem. Any way my fellow Etsy Addicts have decided to feature me on the team blog today! It is so exciting to see mod momME mentioned on the various blogs- it brings a smile to my face. Thank you Etsy Addicts Anonymous!

Now for the treasuries!

This is one I created a few days ago and it will soon expire! Flutterby Dreams

Here is one my good Etsy friend CowlickCutie featured me in. For Serious

And this is my latest treasury and 1st one I made in TM! Etsy Bitsy Baby

Please show these treasuries some love and click away!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

FREE US Shipping! ETC

I know that this is soooo last minute, but I wanted to let my readers know that I am offering FREE US shipping until tomorrow, July 6th, 2009. I hope someone takes advantage of this offer! :)

Next, I would like to somehow collect reviews for my items from my customers. If you have purchased from me and have not left feedback please do so for me. I want to figure out another way to show potential customers what other customers think about my products as well. I will be looking into a nice way to display this. As soon as I figure it out I would like it if I could get input/reviews/feedback from customers and in return I will give you 10% off your next order. If anyone already knows of a nice way to do this please let me know :)

Also, I have thought about making a bigger dispose a diaper bag for you to leave in your car or bring to grandparent's houses or even for your own home. My MIL swears by the plastic bags and has wanted something to hold them. I would appreciate any suggestions or advice on this.

Lastly, I wanted to let my readers know that over the next month and 1/2 I have several blog features and blog giveaways lined up. I will try to keep you all update and informed, so that you may participate as well. I am so excited about the things to come to mod momME and I am glad to have each of you to share it with.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy FREE US shipping in my shop.

Last night I thought of a wonderful giveaway for my blog, but I am afraid it might be too late! I would love to give this ACU dispose a diaper bag away to a military wife/mom. As an Army Brat, military families are always close to my heart! I am grateful to the sacrifice they make every day to help ensure our safety and freedom. I bought a bunch of ACU fabric because I would love to cater my handmade skills to the military families! I have contacted 1 military wife blog already, so I hope that I can give this dispose a diaper bag a way as a very minuscule thank you!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Paradise found on Etsy!

I thought I would start doing some Etsy finds and posting them on my blog! I am not sure I can commit to doing this every week, but I will try. I started out with a few of my favorites and then soon realized that they remind me of the beach, so I made it my theme. I LOVE each of these items. The only downside is that now I want to go to the beach even more.

1.Coconut Cream 2 oz Vigorous Sugar Scrub Sample Trial Travel SizeI traded a zebra print dispose a diaper bag for this sugar scrub. It is amazing! I could smell coconut as I walked to my mailbox to get it.
2.SeaShell WindChime
3.Paradise Reef - Larimar and White Coral Branch Pure Silver Karen Hills Tribe Starfish 4 in 1 Interchangeable Y Necklace

4.Turquoise summer purse
5.Cocoa Brown Spring/Summer Crochet Shrug
6.FEET RETREAT The Original Sea Glass Flip Flops White Sea Glass and Turqoise Swavorski Crystals BLING Size 6
7.Cocoa Jungle - Chunky Bracelet I listed this beautiful bracelet in a past treasury, but I love it so much I am posting it here!

What do you think of my finds?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wild Thang... you make my heart sing!

Well I have been holding onto my brown and cream zebra print fabric for awhile now. My intentions were to make a cute purse for myself using a pattern I still need to make! I have a sketch! It seems that the zebra print is very popular though, so I think it is best to share it with everyone else. This is such a popular fabric that it is on backorder for most shops.

I decided to make one of my oh so adorable Dispose a Diaper Bags© with it and a matching key fob. I quickly took the photos and uploaded them to Etsy even though I am tempted to keep them for myself! Would that be such a bad thing if I did? I think that this print is probably my favorite. What do you think of it? I might I have enough to make myself a purse still... if not "Wild thang... you make my heart sing! And I will miss you my beautiful brown and cream zebra print fabric!"