Friday, April 27, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

With Envy Wednesday

Yep I'm trying to bring With Envy Wednesday back! It gets me acquainted with so many neat shops! 

click on image for optimal viewing

I am so happy spring has finally rolled around! Granted I live in Oregon so I see for of the April showers clear into May/June. But this past weekend, it was sun shiny and perfect weather. I wanted to stay outside all day. Turquoise has become one of my new favorite springy colors. I noticed I have been using it more and more in my party/paper items. It just feels fresh and happy. This week I'm featuring several turquoise items from some talented Etsians!!

I love this bowl because the design/pattern reminds me of this beautiful turquoise and green tile my granny had in one of her bathrooms.

There is something fun and whimsical about this print. It would fit beautifully in a little girls room or clothing studio. 

My daughter would die for this skirt!! She is obsessed with skirts and dresses anything frilly!

I love the simplicity of wooden toys...both my kids would love this.

This purse is just fun...I love love love purses!!!

I love this necklace and most of the pieces in this shop. They are elegant but simple and could easily be worn with jeans & a tshirt or a party dress. Might be directing my hubs here for Mother's day or my bday present :)


Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Around The Shop

Happy Monday Everyone!!

I like actually being ok with it being Monday, which typically means going back to work. I'm sure after a few more months at my new job, I will probably dread Mondays like everyone else in the world but for now I'm going to embrace being ok with Mondays! :)

I managed to get several things done this weekend for With Envy Parties. And I got to hang with the kiddies and enjoy the sunshine as well. WIN WIN!

I got my Mother's Day party photographed and into the shop. I really like how the pictures turned out. I hope you enjoy!

The set is available for $7.50 HERE

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Scenes From A Saturday

Awesome weather for a morning run!

Story time at the library

Doing the chicken dance at story time.

Walk for Jossie &me, nap for little Wade :)

"can I touch just one momma?"

Little photo shoot (stay tuned tomorrow for all the pics!)

Toddler/baby toy tornado...ugh

kids in bed time to work on new stuff

oops almost forgot to do my taxes...I'm a last minute kind of girl :)

Friday, April 13, 2012


25 % OFF

No coupon code needed, items already marked down

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Update Time

I thought I would pop in and do a little updating:
  • Because I am super indecisive and wishy/washy I think I am going to give this regular blogging thing a try...AGAIN :) Since I started my new job my energy level is different and I think I may be able to focus and plan better. We will see how it goes.

  • I closed With Envy Paper for a few days and have opened back up. I have been fluctuating back and forth about what to do with my paper shop. I have had great success with both my party and paper shop (well more so than I thought I would this fast). But the reality is I enjoy my party shop more because I get the fun of creating things for customers without the added worry of actually printing/shipping. I toyed with the idea of just offering my paper items as printables but I realized that probably wouldn't work well with certain items. So I've decided to continue offering placemats and melamine plates as normal. I will continue to offer bookplates and notepads as they are my best sellers. I will also be offering bookplates as printables too and prints as printables only. I'm going to try and add more printable items to the shop too. 

  • Along those lines I have decided to discontinue my note cards. I love creating note cards and think I have some really cute designs. That being said, they haven't really sold well and to be perfectly honest out of everything I sell, that would be the one thing I wouldn't buy. I don't generally write notes unless they are thank you notes and I'm horrible at doing that timely. Once my husband asked me what the note cards were and why people would even buy them. I was offended at first because I took it as a criticism of my shop ( I can be overly sensitive sometimes). But I had to finally admit to myself that since opening my original shop I have thought the same thing. So I decided to stop selling them and focus more items I would actually purchase and enjoy creating. 
So I hope you stick with me or at least pop in every now and again to see whats new!

Monday, April 2, 2012