Saturday, April 30, 2011

Giveaway Time!

I will be giving away a bow and 45% off at my store to three lucky winners!

Each of the three winners will be able to choose from each of the bows.
Here are rules to participate:

1. Must be a follower. If you are a new follower let me know that
you are new and tell me what your favorite item is from my
Etsy shop. If you already follow let me know what your
favorite item is in my shop. (worth 1entry)

2. "Like" Girls N Curls on Facebook (worth 2 entries). Comment
below that you did this.

3. Refer someone to my page and to Girls N Curls 
Have them tell me you sent them here.
 (worth 2 entries per person referred)

4. Heart my Etsy Shop (worth 1 entry)

5. Bonus entry - let other people know about the giveaway either
on your blog, facebook or
twitter or all of them. Comment below that you
shared about it. (worth 2 entries)
Must complete 1 & 2 to be entered.
This giveaway will close May 14th. Winners will be selected by
announced on May 15th.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Funky Bow

This is the first one that I have made. Did this today!
You know when those little things that seem to be
big things and they get done quickly?
That was this.

Do you know how hard it can be to get a 2 yr old to hold still?

Im thinking about doing one in red, white and blue for the upcoming holiday.
What do you think?
Interested in one??

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Milky Way

This was the funnest art thing we have done!!

What you need:
Shallow dish
dish soap

Here is what you do:
Get a shallow dish and pour enough milk in to cover the bottom.
Add random drops of food coloring to milk.
You dip a q-tip into the food coloring drops that was
dipped in dish soap. 

As the q-tip is dipped into the food coloring it spreads out.
It is so cool!

My 2 yr old had pounced the q-tip in a series.
Once she was done with the pouncing there
was a delayed reaction
with the color spreading.

This was a great arts and crafts project for a 2 year old.
Better yet use it as a scientific experiment for older kids and talk about
what may make the color spread.

She loved it so much that when I took it away
she was a very unhappy camper.

While your here check out my giveaway. May 14th is the last day!

Project 52: Glimpse Into Motherhood

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wacky Weds

This will be the first of (hopefully) many
of my
Wacky Weds.

What is that you ask?
I will be hosting an auction of various bows
on my GirlsNCurls facebook page.

I will have a range of bow styles to choose from
and the
auction will take place through out the day.

Hope to "see" you there.

Monday, April 25, 2011

No Cook Play Dough

We are getting back into the
swing of things after
our vacation.

Top of our list was to make some play dough.
I have had this recipe for many years (since '96),
but never made it.

Here it is:

No-Cook Dough

2 tsp cooking oil
1 c salt
1 1/4 c water
2 T cornstarch
3 c flour

In a large bowl  combine cooking oil, salt and water. Gradually add cornstarch and flour. Knead until smooth.

Divide dough into equal parts and add food coloring. Add small amounts of water if dough is dry, or flour if dough is sticky.

Give them cookie cutters, spatulas and a great imagination. Watch them take off having fun.

The best part is that if you catch them eating it (ICK!) that it is
My dd has been sneaking little taste here and there as she plays with it.
Again ... ick!!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway here.

Project 52: Glimpse Into Motherhood

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Vacation Time

Just recooperating from a week long vacation.
Vacations are suppose to be relaxing
but not so much for us.

We jam pack our vacations with activities to maximize our time.
I'm beat. Just absolutely beat.

This year we made a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando.
My 2 year olds third trip to Disney.

Later I will be providing tips and tricks
that we have learned, used
came up with
to make it easier to enjoy the time there.

I'll break it down so that it is easier for me
to extract all the info from my
brain and write it out.

Meanwhile, Im off to take a nap.
We got back at midnight last night...zzzzzzz

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Let Them Eat

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Limited Time

Have you "liked" me on facebook yet?
I have good news.
I will begin running specials on my bows
there soon.

As a matter of fact ...
this bow is on there now.
The price is reduced until tomorrow at 4p.
Buy it as a single or a set.
It is a made to order.

I made these to match an outfit we had bought on Etsy
for my daughters.
We are going to be visiting Mickey Mouse's house.
We needed some mouse
gear for the occasion. :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Today's feature

To be choosen as a featured shop is
So geek like of me, but I can't help it.

Hop on
and check it out.

Thank you Barb for featuring me!
Happy rainy day everyone.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fixing Pictures

One of the primary things for selling on
is good pictures.

It is a challenge. Quite a challenge.
Should be pretty straight forward, but not so much.
Here are a few tips to help weither you are
posting pictures at a shop,
a blog,
just because.

Sorry it is blurry!!

This is one that I happened to save prior to fixing.
My favorite tool to use is Picasa,
which by the way is
So, the above picture looks good right?
Once I went into Picasa to edit it
went from good to better.
I lightened it putting some life into it.

Big difference huh? The colors really pop in this
Using Picasa you can adjust lighting, color, shadowing,
in addition to a few other tools.

It is also good to use for digital scrapbooking
if you enjoy that.

Thanks for stopping by.
If you would like to see more examples of pictures
I have edited stop by my
shop and take a

Monday, April 4, 2011

Busy at work

I know. Lately I have been MIA.
All these little things I want to
create have been put
on hold while I
work on my Etsy shop.

My sales are up to 20 now.
Its a bit of a milestone.
Im in the process of adding more bows.
The ones I will be adding will show
that I have been busy at work
and getting down the
perfect bow.

Today I had a little time to make a set.
It was a set. Until I put one down too close to my heat
source. Well, the damage was very minor,
but not sellable.
They would have been a very adorable set.
If you are interested stop by my shop.
If you would like two
instead of one
let me know. I can make the second one and ensure that it will not get
harmed in the process.