Monday, November 30, 2009

International Shoppers Guide

Shopping abroad?  You can browse my shop in your native language and make payments in your local currency!   Click on you country's flag above to shop, and visit this page any time to find coupons good at my international storefronts.

50% Off Business cards 
with coupon code HALFPRICEBIZ (Ends 1/14)

Sales above will not work in US storefront, and can't be combined with other offers.  Other sales and coupons listed on my blog may not apply to international storefronts, and some may only apply in certain countries.   Click here to see more international sales.

International Storefronts














Swiss/Schwei/Suisse*?lang=de (Deutsch)*?lang=fr (Français)

Belgium/Belgique/België*?lang=fr (Français)*?lang=nl (Nederlandse)



New Zealand*


South Korea/대한민국*

NOTE:  Sales listed on this page may not work in my US storefronts.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

FREE SHIPPING When You Buy 25 + Cards or Invitations

FREE Shipping when you order 25 or more greeting cards, note cards, postcards, invitations, or photo cards from my Zazzle Shop with coupon code FREECARDSHIP through December 31!

Green Christmas Trees Photo Card photocardBridal Shower Invitation I Drank the Water card

This offer is limited for ground shipping to US addresses only. Shipping charges will apply to oversized orders and orders being shipped on an expedited basis or outside the U.S.

Yvonne's Tea Cafe - Review

I recently discovered a fun tea shop called Yvonne's Tea Cafe. Yvonne and I did some bartering -- she traded a sampling of various teas and flavored honey sticks for one of my Sleep Deprived Parent/Tantrum Zone Mugs. I haven't gotten a chance to try everything she sent yet yet, but here's what I've tasted so far...

Herbal Teas (Caffeine Free)

Cinnamon Apple Chamomile Herbal Tea
This was like drinking a slice of apple pie! Seriously yummy! If you wanted to introduce your kids to tea, this would be a good one to start with. And since it's Caffeine Free it won't give them the bouncy bouncies.

Mango Passionfruit Herbal
Had a nice pleasing aroma, but the tea itself was not as fruity as I expected, and I didn't care for the undertaste of licorice (but if you like licorice that wouldn't bother you).

Flavored Black Teas

Chocolate Mint
LOVED the chocolate mint tea. It had a mellow mint flavor with a smooth taste, more subdued than some of the pungent mint teas I've tried in the past. The chocolate flavor was subtle but noticeable, and the flavor blended well with taste of the black tea. I also liked the aroma of this I could just sit over and smell for ages.

Peach Apricot
This tea had a nice rich smooth taste. I liked how the fruity flavor blended with the taste of the black tea.

In 7th grade our English class hosted an English tea party (connected to some book which I've now forgotten), and my mom went out and got some strawberry tea for me to bring to class. I loved its strong fruity taste, and that started my love of tea. So, this tea probably didn't stand a chance against the tea of my memory. The strawberry taste of Yvonne's tea was lighter, and overshadowed by the taste of black tea.

These were all bagged tea. She also sells loose tea and tea accessories. I'll be sharing a review of the honey sticks and the other teas she sent once I've tried them.

I liked that you can order samples of any individual tea you want to try, which makes it easy to try lots of different teas from her shop. And, don't worry, the "tagless" bag samples come in little labeled baggies so you can tell what they are.

And guess what! On her blog this month she giving away a mug and peppermint tea to one of her followers. There's only a couple days left and not many followers yet, so you have a good chance of winning if you it's worthwhile to follow anyways because she often posts freebies and sales there.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Mugs at My Printfection Shop

I don't talk about my Printfection shop much because printfection rarely has sales or new products. But now they have just come out with mugs, sports bottles, and can coolers you can get through my Printfection shop -- and the prices are cheaper than my other shops.

Here's a sampling of what's new...

fire leaf mugfiery lady frosted stein

All Boy travel mugcan coolers

And here's a price comparison between my shops...

Plain White Mugs$11.99$12.99$13.95
Large Plain White Mugs$13.99$13.99$15.95
Frosted Mugs--$18.75
Frosted Steins$17.99-$22.10
Solid Steins--$20.95
(2 styles)
Mugs With Colored Accents--$15.95
Large Mug With Colored accents--$17.95
Morph Mugs (changes color when hot)--$19.95
Travel Mugs (Aluminum)$16.99-$20.50
(2 styles)
Travel Mugs (Ceramic)-$18.99-
Sports Bottles (.06L - Aluminum)$19.99$24.99
(Sigg Brand)
Sports Bottles (1.0L - Aluminum)-$27.99
(Sigg Brand)
Can Coolers$5.99--

If your wondering why I don't keep the same products the same price at all my shops, its because the base price (the price I pay) is different. To make them all the same I'd have to make them all the highest price.

You can shop my printfection store for humorous gifts here and artistic gifts here. While you're there make sure to check out the cutting boards, and all the great colors of shirts not available at my other shops (like purple, dark colored long sleaved kids shirts, and more.)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sale on Shirts, Mugs, Mousepads, and Buttons (With Coupon)

Now through November 26, 2009 at 11:59pm PT at my Zazzle Shop use coupon code SALEJUSTFORU for...

10% off mugs
Tantrum Zone/Sleep Deprived Parent Mug mugHearts Mug mugFiery mug

10% off Mousepads

Red Tree mousepadTribal Toes Mousepad mousepadHis Wounds mousepad

10% off buttons

Custom Scribbleprint Heart Border ... - Customized buttonI Drank The Water buttonSleep Deprived Parent Button button

$5 off any order of 2 or more t-shirts
(Though on the planned Black Friday sale starting at 3:00 pm PT thanksgiving you can get $4 off EACH shirt - so I might wait on the shirts unless you needed them urgently)

Tantrum Zone Shirt shirt Modern Christmas Tree shirt House vs. Homepage shirt

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What's Hot - What's Not Wednesday

Its time again for What's Hot/What's Not Hot Wednesday! Here's what's HOT and NOT this week.


Plans for a laid back Thanksgiving with my mom.

Realizing that I've grown to be such a cold wimp. Used to wear shorts and sorrels in the snow, and now I'm feeling frrrrozen at 68 degrees!

The tea I traded one of my mugs for from Yvonne's Tea Cafe--and getting it just in time for the colder weather. We're going to be reviewing each other products so I'll be sharing more about the teas I got here soon.

Finding a new favorite cereal--Kashi U with Black Currents and Walnuts. It has nearly the same amount of vitimins as the bran cereal I had been eating, but so much tastier. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMMMMMMY

New products at CafePress, including colored aprons and GYM BAGS! Still adding them to my shops, so I'll be posting more about these soon...

My sales at CafePress--nutten' sold since September!


Growing sales at my Zazzle Shop! Woo hoo!

Getting $15 free at Kodak Gallery but not getting to spend it because their photo uploader doesn't seem to work with my version of Mozilla (or maybe just our Linux operating system). DOH!

The mess in my home, still.

That my son's creepy meal worm that resembled a large maggot (a science project brought home from school) has now turned into a nice not so creepy brown beetle. Whew. He's named Oatmealy.

Surpize Box Giveway Winner Chosen

Congrats to Kitty of Liquid Ambar Studio who won the Etsy Surprise Goodie Box Giveaway at Monkey's Mamma which I took part in. I can now tell you what I contributed--several of the notecards I had printed at Winkflash earlier this year.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

What's Hot - What's Not Wednesday (ur...Thursday)

Decided to join in on a meme I stumbled on: What's Hot/What's Not Hot Wednesdays Though technically it's not Wednessday anymore.


A trip to Austin with no kids...first trip we've taken without any children since our oldest was born.


My husband, who came up with the idea at the spur of the moment early last week, arranged for his parents to take the kids, etc. etc...


My in-laws for taking the kids. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.


The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. It's GORGEOUS! Check out the picture my husband took below.


Stumbling on the same little Mexican restaurant we had eaten at but forgotten the name of during our last trip to Austin (Curras Grill), and feasting on unique food the kids would have turned their nose up at.


The parking at Curras. They really need more parking...though I suppose it does keep the place from getting overcrowded.


Google maps on I-phone. Saved us from much mis-direction, traffic jams, and other frustration.


The weather! It's been wonderfully NOT HOT and NOT COLD! It's been gorgeous!


My living room, bedroom, bathroom, etc. They're a disaster. No, you can not see pictures.


Spending too much time promoting my site and not enough time creating.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I Finished It!

If you follow my blog you may recall that when the Zazzle Stationery came out I talked about a scribbleprint border I had drawn which I was going to have my husband scan for the stationery. Well, he wasn't able to scan right away, and once it was scanned other stuff came up (Halloween, my child's birthday, and other miscellaneous stuff) and I wasn't able to clean it up and get it ready. Well, I had some time this morning, and here it is...

This is on the speckled paper. The also have basic, felt, linen and recycled.

What do you think? I'd love to hear your feedback!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gift Ideas and Free Shipping Coupon at My CafePress Shops

With the coupon code NEW270 you can get free shipping on orders of $50 or through November 6th, 2009 at my CafePress shops. Now, I haven't shown off my products at CafePress much here, but I have some great items there I don't offer anywhere else. Here's a few of those...


Arrow Tree OrnamentPatriot Twins OrnamentInner Child Ornament

Flip Mino Cameras...
These have recently been reduced by $30...see more styles and colors here.

Raspberry Waves Flip Mino Camera

Maternity Shirts...

I Drank the Water Maternity ShirtBody by Baby Maternity ShirtTribal Toes Maternity Shirt

Boxer Shorts...

Sleep Deprived Parent Boxers

Framed Tiles, Tile Coasters, and Keepsake Boxes...

Scribbleprint Christmas TreeFire Leaf Tile CoasterTribal Toes Baby Feet Keepsake Box

My CafePress shop is also the only place you can find my designs on clocks, pillows, bibs, doggy bowls, Sigg Bottles, teddy bears, and notepads!

FLIPS now $30 Less

Did you know that I sold FLIP cameras? Yep...I sell FLIP Mino's with my designs through my shop at CafePress. And what's even cooler is that they are now $30 less than they were last year. Yep, FLIP decided to reduce their prices, and that means I got to reduce my prices too! These make great Christmas gifts!

flip mino Red Ladyflip mino Purple Ladyflip mino night waves
flip minoflip minoflip mino tribal toes

flip minoflip mino Fireflip mino red print