Sunday, February 28, 2010

My fave gardening sites

Here are some of my fave gardening sites.

Most of the seeds that I bought are Burpee seeds. Later in the spring I will swap some plants with my neighbor. I am hoping to eventually plant corn, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, beans, peas, cucumbers, lettuce, and herbs along with a ton of flowers.


I started some of my seeds inside yesterday. I have 2 different kinds of tomato plants and a mix of sweet pepper plants. I am so sick of winter and love to start seeds early. Maybe I should also start some annuals too. They are pretty expensive in the store. I will be posting pic of the seeds when they sprout. Hopefully pics of my garden too.

Anyone have any gardening tips they would like to post?

Friday, February 26, 2010

This shop has several different kinds of teaching resources. If you know a new teacher treat them to an item from this shop.

Cookies week is an adorable story about a mischevious cat that gets into everything. Will Cookie rest on Saturday or get into more trouble? This shop has felt stories about lots of popular childrens stories.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

banished has some great things in his shop. I love the wooden trucks and cars. They are sure to last a lot longer than anything you buy in the store. These simple designs encourage open ended play and creativity.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Kids will have a great time with this spin and spell letter toy.
This shop also has several memory games that kids will enjoy.
If are a teacher check out

hands on teaching materials


Kids learn best by interacting with their world. These tactile sandpaper letters are a great way to help kids learn letters. These price of these letters is much better than in a teacher materials catalog!

zzbob also has a cool wooden puzzle. This alphabet snake would be fun for kids 3-6.

cute wooden toys has lots of cute educational items. They items I liked the best were to wooden toys. Wooden toys are durable and will last forever.

Friday, February 19, 2010

feltresources has lots of fun educational items. If you teach young children you will love the Very hungry caterpiller set, Chicka Chicka Boom boom and Brown Bear flannel board sets.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another educational shop has some adorable embroidered bean bags for each letter of the alphabet, number 1-10 and colors. Think of how many games and learning opportunities you can use these bean bags for. The best parts are that the bean bags come in a bag and are washable. Kids love hands on learning. Buy these bean bags today!

The other bean bag set in this shop have the alphabet on one side and cute animals on the other.

educational shops

Since I am a teacher I thought that I should feature some shops with educational materials. has some cute fabric books.

If the tooth fairy comes to your house you might need this tooth fairy book and pillow.
Darvix also have some cute baby quilts for your new arrival. Great gifts for baby showers too!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Just so cute!!

I love This shop has a little of everything. My fave items are the little felted critters. Aren't these little peas in a pod adorable! The pumpkin is perfect for halloween. There are also scrapbook supplies and beads in this shop.

fun and funky shop has a fun and funky shop. If you like unique and colorful items check out this shop. Aren't the ladybugs and squirrel so cute?

Monday, February 15, 2010

beautiful photography has a beautiful collection of photography in her shop. I love nature so I was drawn to the landscape photos. The garden picture made me want summer to be here. Check out this shop for more photos.

sugarnspicekidshop has 1 item in her shop so far. I was drawn to the ocean theme of the bracelet and wanted to promote this shop.

Another shop was recommended. has jewelry, baby gifts and ceramics. This is also a new shop that needs more people shopping in it. I love the wide range of items in this shop.

new shops

I have been looking around etsy for shops that have not had a sale yet. I love finding out about new crafters and what they make. The crayon soaps are fun for kids. They would make a great gift. Keep an eye on this shop to see what is added next! has some fun items in her shop. I love the stripes in the soap.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's weekend

This weekend we went to Palatine to go shopping at Lakeshore learning shop and half priced books. We both found lots of goodies. Several books and a few games. Then we had dinner at Olive Garden. We do not go there often so it was a treat. I love spending time with my wonderful husband. Even a day doing routine things is a good day when I get to spend it with him. :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Midsummerlens shop is a shop that captures the essence of summer. I love the bright colors and the natural theme.

 has a wide variety of items in her shop. Something for everyone. Like nature? Get this eagle stained glass wall hanging. I love the detail of the sun wall hanging.

Like tacos? Get a tortilla warmer. Makes a nice wedding or birthday gift.

This penguin wall hanging would look great on any wall.
A necklace makes a great surprise gift for anyone on your list. Why not buy yourself a treat? You deserve it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Yummy yummy shop. Valentine's day is just around the corner. Buy a gift for someone or a treat for yourself. The layered heart soaps look good enough to eat.

Pumpkinpye's shop

I love this shop. Who doesn't love PB&J? Pumpkinpye has lots of Peanut butter and jelly items along with mac and cheese and other food buddies. Mario fan? This shop has a cute shroomie for you.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

new shop on etsy has recently listed a vase and a trifle bowl on his site.

Felted owl

Here is a felted owl from NotSoShabbyChic's shop. This grumpy little owl would look cute at your house.

Baby owl Has lots of embroidered items in her shop. This little owl shirt is too cute. There are lots of other adorable baby items in this shop too.