Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What's In A Name?

A friend notified me early this afternoon that someone .com'ed my Etsy store name.

I am miffed. Why, you may wonder?

My blood pressure skyrocketed for about two hours until I come to the conclusion that:

1) I am mad that I didn't do it first. I'm mad at myself. Yeah, it's a dumbass reason. No, I really don't want the hassle of dealing with any other websites besides my Etsy store and my Blog. That's enough stress. What would be the point? I have total freedom on my blog and I can even sell here too if I wanted to, using a PayPal widget.

2) It seems like they poached the name because it was 'cute.' Of course it's cute! I made it up! But if they didn't poach it on purpose then they're going to have fun thinking of alternate blog names. *smile*

I opened my Etsy store on June 7th, 2008 and my Blog on the same day, although my first post wasn't until the 19th of June. Then suddenly today the .com is taken. Very nice.

The decision that I have come to is that ultimately I don't care. I'm not going to open a terrascents2.com or a terrascents.whatever.com just to have a .com because I already do. They just have other cute names after terrascents... like.... blogspot... and etsy... .com

I will still continue to offer the same products eventhough there is a .com out there that has nothing to do with ME and goes by the name TerraScents. Aggravating, but there ya go.

www.TerraScents.Etsy.com will remain my home.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Don’t be frightened, my friends. It is only a cupcake. It will not harm you...

...unless you ask it for more sprinkles to go with that great icing than what it already has. Then it turns vicious!

The solution?

I can think of a few. The most logical is to take a piece of kitchen cutlery and—

Ok, so this was a piece-of-fluff article. But I had a container of cupcakes in the house and I couldn't resist the urge to stab one of them.
What does that say about me?

....... Maybe I should go slather myself with Boo-Boo Cream and see if that helps. {Snide self deprecating humor}

Monday, July 14, 2008

Still Life Artist

The lovely self-taught artist I discovered in my wanderings at weaselle.etsy.com is more than a little eclectic in her love of the flora and fauna around her. I can appreciate the fact that she’s got paintings of flowers right next to rabbits and kitties. What the future holds for her is a mystery, but what I do know is that she’s got talent to spare! This woman is dangerous with a paint brush.

I'm feeling a bit hungry now........

Can I have these for my dining room centerpiece?

What better way to immortalize your beloved pet than with a portrait? She does them! This little tabby tugs my heartstrings. Such gorgeous eyes.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Nourishing Handmade Soap

I told myself I was only going to do this ‘Feature an Etsier’ thing once a week. My problem is that I find too many nifty treasures when I browse. So I’ll fess up now. I am a weak willed shopper. But I also know what I like. I have very strict rules about what kind of skin care products I’ll buy from anyone.

This particular Etsier I’d like to introduce to you made me fall in love with true handmade soaps. Having a propensity to develop dry patches and eczema in cold dry weather, I’ve always chased after products which claim to make my skin feel more hydrated and supple. And yeah, I even went the route of the dermatologist. (*sadly shakes head in memory of the resulting empty wallet*) My own Boo-Boo Cream works wonderfully on an emergency flair up- but what about simple maintenance so you don’t get quite so many flair ups? That’s the kind of thing that I’m sure a lot of people who suffer from dry skin would love to know about.

LilyBaySoap says about her products: “Real handcrafted soap is very nourishing to the skin. I use plenty of shea butter to ensure extra moisture. If you've used handcrafted soap before you know what I'm talking about, and if you haven't - you MUST try it! Handcrafted soaps retain their natural glycerin, which is something that manufacturers remove and sell. Store brand soaps are drying because they are made to be that. With the glycerin removed and chemicals added, its no wonder we're so dry and itchy after a shower. Try handcrafted, we think you'll notice the difference!”

I have to agree with her. Handcrafted is the best.

And here they are! Going down from top to bottom you can see my personal faves: Cedar/Sandalwood, Plain Castile with a bit of coconut for a harder bar, and Elements of Bamboo.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Lights! Camera! .... Wine?

At vsilcoxdesigns.etsy.com you can find all kinds of colorful things. The kinds of things you don't know whether to gawk at or actually touch because they're so unbelievably beautiful. Thankfully, they're all lead free and diswasher safe.

I just thought I'd share two of my faves with you today: