Dec 30, 2010

2011 Calendars with Easels

I am selling a limited number of the *new* version of my 2011 calendar with these adorable little wooden easels!  They sell for $28 at my Etsy shop and are 5x7 inches plus border.  I also have them for sale without the easel, so you can clip them and hang them on your fridge, or display them how you please.  What do you think of this idea? I have one sitting on my desk right now!

Also, don't forget about my giveaway in the post below!!!

Dec 27, 2010

Contest Time!

It's the end of a great year, and to show my appreciation for your support in my first couple of months in the Etsy world, I am holding a contest!

How would you like to win FOUR size 5x5 (or 5x7) CocoShack photos of your choice!?  All you have to do is "Like" me on Facebook (click here!), share my page as well (click here!), and leave a comment on this blog post letting me know which four 5x5 prints from my Etsy shop you like best!  I will randomly select a winner on January 6th, and that person will walk away with their four chosen prints.  Be sure to leave your name in the comments below as it appears on Facebook so I can contact you if you are the winner!  Good luck!

Post Christmas Blog

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families!

Mine was great, it's a shame how quickly it goes by though.  All of that preparing and waiting for the big day, and then it goes by so fast!  My fav part of Christmas has to be giving everyone their gifts!

D and I had a great first xmas in the new house together.  Our pets had a ball too!  They got spoiled with tons of toys and treats... and catnip!  Our newest kitty, who was a stray that was hanging around outside in the summer, must have been the happiest cat in the world.  It was so funny watching him play with his new toys and rolling around in delight.  Something he had never experienced before I guess!

How did you spend your Christmas? What did you get!?

footnote:  i wish i had a chance to take some proper photos with a camera that wasn't my phone camera. ;p

Dec 17, 2010

Dec 14, 2010

Wow two in a row!

My print "Blue" made it onto the front page of Etsy today.  That's two in two days, also my second time :)
Big smiles all around...

Pantone 2011 Color of the Year!

Pantone has released the hottest new colour of 2011, a bright, vibrant Honeysuckle Pink!! I love this colour for it's ability to be paired up with virtually any other tone! What do you think of it?!

Dec 12, 2010

First Front Page Feature

I have made my first appearance on the front page of Etsy :)

Dec 11, 2010

2011 Calendar

Newest Additions to My Shop...

The above are some select new additions to my Etsy shop!  There are a bunch more, so be sure to check out everything!

Dec 8, 2010

Winter Wonderland...

Oh winter.... You sure know how to make an impression...

Dec 7, 2010

Last year...

I was digging through my files and came across these photos from last year when D and I were home visiting.... I love the country.

Dec 4, 2010

what to do in a world of snow...

Well, winter has arrived!  Or shall I say, returned.  It made a brief stop in my town a couple of months ago in October, where it was not so happily accepted and told to come back at a more admissible time.  So here it is, trying again and doing it's thing.  It brought a nice foot or so of snow along with it, which I guess I should have been more prepared for as my driveway currently sits underneath it. Now I'm in a rush to find a snowblower because this shovel business just isn't working too well with a driveway made of gravel.

I attempted to go to the local Christmas craft show today, but wimped out once I started driving on the slippery roads.  They weren't really that bad, but it's the slushy layer of slippery snow that scares me away.  Probably because I rolled my car down a ditch a few years back driving on the damn stuff and have a constant "Caution" sign blinking in the back of my head every time I drive on it now.  Bummer, because I really wanted to check out the show and see what everyone was offering.  I hope I can start doing craft shows again one day and wanted to check out the scene beforehand.

So instead of enjoying the snow today, I stayed inside, wrapped up some Christmas gifts, and tried to get the house in order for my 1st annual Christmas party next weekend!  Oh the fun things we can do in this new house :) I can't wait!

How are you spending your December weekends?

Favourite photo of the moment, Vintage Story II by Natalie French: