Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Baby its cold outside...

with the freezing cold temps comes an urge to shop! well maybe thats just me, but here are a some great  winter items i've found along the way.



Holly Branch Necklace by Glofly
click here to see the item on etsy


Winter Warmth by Tinged
click here to go to the item




















Handknit Charcoal Fingerless Mitts by BarefootTams
click here to check them out


Leafy Mistletoe Hat By DollfaceDeVille
click here to check out the item

super cute mitten charm necklace from princessbydesign
click here to check out the item

hope everyone is keeping warm today!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

so much to do... so little time

sometimes i don't know where the days go. already october is coming to an end.... i still can't believe that it is already october and now its almost over!
i have planned this year to have all my christmas shopping done by the end of november but now i'm already starting to wonder if that is going to happen. i have 4 days of craft sales in november and one home party so i won't have much weekend time to do my shopping... maybe i'll have to buy presents at the craft sales!
i've made several presents already so i have made a small dent in the shopping list but not enough to feel like i'm on schedule. this year i am trying to minimize the number of gifts that are commercially purchased opting for handmade or locally produced gifts but some people are hard to buy for!
the snow on the ground has made me realize that i'd better get started on it because like it or not, christmas will come in a blink of an eye.

Friday, September 24, 2010

TGIF! how things have changed...

something about fridays just make it even harder to sit at my desk and work... i literally count down to home time even if i have nothing exciting planned. i think that the fact that i DON'T have anything exciting planned is possibly what i'm so excited for. gone are the days that i watch the clock counting down the minutes until home time so i can get all dolled up and head out for a night on the town. now i look forward to a lovely friday afternoon nap followed by a relaxing night at home. there are times that i miss the nights out but i guess i'm getting old. this is not something that has snuck up on me but it is something that i am ok with.

here are some of the reasons i KNOW i'm getting older....

1. i can no longer sleep in. even if i stay up until the wee hours of the morning i rarely will sleep past 8:00am

2. if i do go out i'm usually ready to go home by midnight (if not earlier). it is not proven, but i may turn into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight. i don't want to chance it...

3. i refuse to wait in line. especially if its an outside line. if i can't get in immediately i don't want to be there.

4. when i do go out i dress according to the weather. i don't care if the weather appropriate outfit isn't quite as "hot" as the skimpy one i would have worn a few years back... i just don't want to be cold!

5. i can be ready to go in 10 minutes.

6. i look forward to weekends when i have nothing planned.

7. grocery shopping is now considered an "outing"

8. once i get home i don't want to go back out.

9. i have naps. they are VERY important. don't ever interrupt my nap.

10. coffee. i now live for coffee. i never used to drink coffee. now it is a part of my daily routine.


some people may think these are bad things but i wouldn't change a thing. i embrace it. enjoy it.

happy friday!

Monday, August 30, 2010

the toques... just a teaser...

here are just a few of my new toques... lots more to come!







































interested in a specific color? please contact me for a custom toque.
http://www.kabukikreations.etsy.com/

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

you could get lucky...

and win my upcoming blog contest. in an attempt to gain followers I am going to be resorting to bribery.
up for grabs will be one of my fabulous new toques! you choose the color.

this contest will be open only to my blog followers. Once I reach 100 followers I will be randomly selecting a winner. If I reach 100 followers by September 1st I will be drawing for 2 lucky winners instead of just one.
for an extra chance to win leave a comment on this post or tweet/retweet the link to this post! be sure add @kabukikreations to your tweet so I can add your extra entry to the draw!


Pictures coming soon!

Monday, August 9, 2010

RIP Buzz...... I'll miss you

Buzz was my African Clawed frog that I got when he was just a baby and I got pretty attached to him over the years.
When I bought him he was supposed to be a dwarf frog... A month later he'd grown a bit and eaten his tankmate that I'd bought him. Turns out he would eat almost anything. He just kept growing and growing and eating and eating.
A few years later he was about the size of the palm of my hand. Then he ate my goldfish. They were about 2 times his size. The next 5 years he ate anything and everything I put in the tank with him. Even the aquarium ornaments were a target for him he broke all the cool ones and trashed the plants. So for the most part he had a 55 gallon tank to himself. Every couple weeks I would buy him 10 feeder fish and he would usually eat them or at least tear them apart within a couple days. Every now and then there would be a survivor but I think the longest he ever let one live was a bit over a month. I learned in a hurry not to get too attached to the fish.
The tank is now empty and I don't even want to look at it.
I'll have to decide what to do with it. Not totally sure if I want any other fish. Right now I just miss Buzz.

Oh the technology!

Well as an attempt to post more often I'm trying out posting via email. Hopefully this will keep me a bit more current on here. Fingers crossed!

My Favorites- 4 of 10

shiny things.

i think in a future life i was a bird.
this morning i was walking through the parking lot and accidentally kicked a little rock that was in my path. well when it rolled into the sunshine it was sparkly. needless to say i am now the proud owner of a shiny rock. just had to pick it up. its sitting in my car. maybe i should start up another rock collection.

this love of shiny things is not limited to rocks... but that was what caught my eye today.
lucky for my bank account. usually the shiny things i fall in love with are a bit pricier than a random rock on the ground.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

another great thing.... SALES!!!




The Etsy Alberta Street Team are participating in the Canadian promotion Handmade in Canada from Thursday June 24 - Thursday July 1, 2010.
Don't miss out on some amazing deals from some fantastic Canadian shops. It's a great time to pick up an item for a loved one, a friend or even yourself.

for a complete list of the participating shops please click here

Friday, June 18, 2010

My Favorites- 3 of 10

SUNSHINE!!

looks like the day is turning around and the sun is starting to come through the gloomy clouds that have been hanging around this morning. I really needed that today!

no matter how bad my day is I will always smile when the sun peeks out from behind the clouds.

ps. its almost the weekend!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAXTER!!

















Today marks Baxter's 6th Birthday!
I think I may have to go buy him a new shirt or something... he loves his shirts and sweaters so much.
one of the very cutest things he does is bring me his sweater to put it on him if he's cold. he'll go find one and bring it to me and put it right in my lap and then stare at me and dramatically shiver (total drama queen) until i give in and put his sweater on him. i swear if he could get dressed himself he would!

this is him winking at the camera ; )
SO CUTE!

Friday, May 21, 2010

My Favorites- 2 of 10

another favorite... in no specific order...

my FUR BABIES! aka "the zoo"

nothing can cheer me up like these guys! look at them.... you can't help but smile.

















Always good for a snuggle!

and not to forget about the kitties. they've gotten me through some rough days and I love them SOOOOO much!

my number one princess - Kobe - aka "princess kobekins"
princess number two... Chico! and yes he is a princess.
and my refugee....
Sullivan - aka "garfield"

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Favorites- 1 of 10

For me there is one candy that won my heart as a child and I love it almost more as an adult.















In my mind there is nothing better. if i'm having a bad day nothing cheers me up like POP ROCKS... you can't help but smile when there are delicious little candies dancing in your mouth.

people seem to have forgotten about these little packages of happiness but every time i have POP ROCKS and someone sees them they are almost instantly excited and haven't had them since they were kids. even though i don't want to share my candy i love seeing the look of happiness when people are reunited with the JOY of POP ROCKS!

here is a recipe to try...
Exploding Strawberry Daiquiri
Ingredients:
1/2 oz Strawberry schnapps
1 oz Light rum
1 oz Lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 oz Strawberries
Drop Strawberry Pop Rocks on top



do yourself a favor. go buy some. on a gloomy day like today everyone needs a smile.
and since i'm the one that reminded you of them... feel free to buy some for me too!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

a ray of sunshine- alberta style

on this beautiful sunny morning i have chosen some beautiful Alberta Team sunshine inspired selections.

enjoy!

GenuineArticle
See the Light - sterling silver earrings with yellow amber.















Sheids
In Bloom















Splurge
yellow agate and silver drop earrings














Tweeling
Meringue the Sock Bird


















theblackstarboutique
Lemon Yellow Mum Ring



















and one of my own for good measure :)

kabukikreations
yellow Rose

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'm the luckiest girl in the world!!

Happy Sunday to everyone!
Getting ready to head down to my parents house for an informal engagement dinner... not sure what i'm going to wear... decisions decisions.
anywhoooo.... quick picture of the ring.













it's just perfect! and what is even more perfect is that my babies got to help propose.
my fur babies that is... one had a "will you marry me?" sign on his collar and the other had the ring. SO adorable.
xoxox

Thursday, March 4, 2010

faux friday!!!

today is one of them....

you wonder why i am calling thursday "faux friday?"

i am taking a day off tomorrow! no work. a day off i feel is well deserved.
the only thing i absolutely have to do all day friday is make sure that fernando makes it to the airport safe and sound and on time to catch his flight.
i can handle that.

i have a to do list a mile (or two maybe) long but i am completely ok with that since i know that i have no one elses schedule to work around and i can work on my stuff all weekend any time!

lots of new listings will be posted in my etsy store this weekend!
http://www.kabukikreations.etsy.com/

happy faux friday to me!

Friday, February 12, 2010

the look of love... on etsy

here are a few of my favorites...
just click the title to visit the listings!

etsy seller - SparklePeach
Mod Love Bird Earrings in Antiqued Brass















Etsy seller -TwoStrayCats
EFA - Etsy For Animals - Charity Cat















Etsy Seller - FarrenSquare
Naughty Love Coupons with Vintage Button















Etsy Seller - liliswan
Silver Heart Locket with Sparrow Necklace



















and thats all for now...

happy valentines everyone!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

just like christmas!

well... maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration...
but my bead order is here! although i wasn't home when fedex came to deliver it so i now have to go pick it up... that's just fine... i'm so excited that its here!!
can't wait to go through all my new pretty shiny goodies!

happy day!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

and the winner is.....

LUCKY VAL!!
i guess it is all in the name...
Congratulations : )


and here is a link to her blog...

http://luckylucyclothing.blogspot.com/

check it out!

thats all for now.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

3 more people... then i draw!

its almost time!
3 more followers and someone will be winning a custom piece from KABUKIKREATIONS!

good luck everyone!

another great giveaway! not mine though...

i saw this on twitter and had to pass it along.... its beautiful!
and you could win it!!!

http://rosyrevolver.blogspot.com/2010/01/its-giveaway-time.html

xoxox
kabuki

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

are you feeling lucky?

the first 20 followers to follow my blog will be entered in a draw for a $20 custom prize. yes. you get to choose what you win!
please see my etsy store for some ideas of what you might like...
http://www.kabukikreations.etsy.com/

good luck!

Monday, January 18, 2010

busy busy busy!

well so far this year has started out with in a whirlwind of activity. it seems like it has just flown by and january is already more than half over and it seems like no time has passed at all.
i have made some progress with my etsy store... not a lot... but baby steps are ok with me. i'm slowly starting to get some of my new stuff listed and now i think my big focus has to be on getting better pictures of my items so everyone can really see what they're like instead of having to guess a little due to my less than stellar photography skills and less than stellar camera! i don't expect this to happen overnight but i am hoping that by better showcasing my work it will help me to get more people's attention and maybe sell a bit more!! it was a lot easier to sell stuff when people actually were looking at it in person.  maybe there will be some craft sales in my future... who knows?
thats all for now... time to get some sleep since i'm sure tomorrow is going to be another long day.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year... New Goals

I think we all have had our not so successful resolutions but this year I am determined to make mine happen!
most of my friends are pledging to work out, lose weight... that sort of thing. anyone who knows me knows that i have not stepped foot in a gym for YEARS... and that the idea of trying to lose weight is something that i just can't quite grasp as my super speedy metabolism has taken good care of me so far in that department. its not that i'm against exercise... i only dislike pointless exercise done only in the pursuit of weight loss. more specifically the people who complain extensively to anyone who will listen  about how horrible it is and how much they hurt... they wonder why they never stick with their exercise routines... its because they hate it.  i LOVE my tap class every week... its not super intense exercise but it is super fun. to me that matters sooooo much more. i will go to tap class every week because i enjoy it. there are tons of activities that are enjoyable exercise... and yes there are the people that in my mind are a little crazy because they actually LOVE the gym...
well if you can guess.... my goals for the year have nothing to do with exercise or weight loss! LOL!

my goals for the year a based mostly around my etsy store and home based business that i am going to try and really get off the ground this year. i have already made some progress as i got quite a few pieces done over the weekend. now i just have to photograph them and post them in my store. its been over 6 months since i have added new items because i have been so overwhelmed with everything else going on.... especially over christmas. i am really looking forward to the challenge making KABUKIKREATIONS a bigger and better thing!

Happy 2010!!!