Thursday, April 24, 2008


Ch-ch-check it out! Ok, here's the deal... I'm giving away 1 pair of handmade, cherry earrings! They're wire-wrapped, lightweight and cuuuuute!

The rules:

  1. Leave a comment on THIS entry!
  2. Make sure you leave an email address so I can read you if you're the winner! Leave it in this format: email [at] whatever [dot] com.
  3. Check back in a week to see who the winner was!
It's pretty much that easy! The name will be picked at random!

Post away, my friends!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Earring success!

I listed 2 more pairs of earrings in my shop and I'm in love with them. I really mean it. If I could, I would totally keep every pair.

These are what I called my 'Vanilla Dangle Earrings'. Why vanilla? I don't know. The color of the beads just look like vanilla to me. Maybe it's just me, but the color is totally soothing. :D

Go to my shop and check out my new earrings and let me know what you think!

OK, anyhow...

Now, check THIS out! I got so excited when my cousin sent me this fabric...Oh, I should say the link to this fabric. I haven't bought it but I WILL. Because I LOVE IT SO!!!! If you love it like I do, you can buy the fabric from my super adorable cousins in Cali and support an Etsy seller! This fabric comes in 2 other colors and I'm dying for them all!

Today is my 9th wedding anniversary! YAY! The hubs and I have gone through a lot of really rough things, especially when we were first starting out. One of which was his mother's passing. We've endured a lot and came out stronger for it. Yes, I'm totally sappy about my anniversary. It can't be helped because I love the guy. He's pretty amazing. So, happy anniversary to me and the Dawg. :D

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


You know, I've admired these I Spy toys for a really long time. I think they're just genius and I know my kids would love them! It's just sheer brilliance, really! I love how the items are printed onto the fabric and I could really see my kids in the back seat sitting together (yes, in their car seats) searching for the charms. And look at the stitching! It's PERFECT! Considering what goes into this item, and all of the goodies on the inside to find, $20 is a STEAL! I also love her car seat covers, her bibs...just everything! Go look at her shop and look at her items. This woman is obviously VERY talented! I'm really impressed and sad that I don't have any babies to buy this stuff for! One day, an I Spy toy will be mine! I mean my kid's! Not me. Cause *I* don't need it! HAHA Kidding. You know I'll totally play with it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Where did all of my widgets and hoosies goooo???? Don't tell me I have to find them all again! FUN. :(

K, it's fixed. Stupid internet blips.

Friday, April 4, 2008

A few reviews!!!

Have I mentioned my love affair with Gudonyatoo yet? I'm obsessed with that shop and I love everything I see! The shampoo and conditioner? Amazing! I'm really impressed with them both!

I got a box of wonderment yesterday that almost made me to back-flips and hand-springs. Almost... I should lay off the ice cream... ANYWAY.

First up, the fantabulousness of Gudonyatoo's deodorant!

So, here's the deal.... I can over-power every commercial deodorant on the planet! The 'Clinical' deos? Yeah, not so much with the working... Give me about an hour and my body chemistry has figured it out and unlocked the key to stink. Knowing this, I thought, 'OK, Mandy. What would you rather have? Breast cancer from the crap in commercial deodorants or just stinky pits from something natural?' I decided it would be better to just maybe stink. Whatever happened with my deodorant situation, whether I stunk or not, it was worth a try. I ordered.... I used it. You know what happened? I went from morning shower to late-night bed-time with VERY NICE smelling pits! I gave it a few more days to see if maybe my body would figure it out but it never did! I LOVE THIS DEODORANT. Why on EARTH would anyone buy commercialized crap that just DOES NOT WORK. This is a deodorant ONLY, not an antiperspirant but I had no excess sweat issues. In fact, I think the lack of antiperspirant has really helped to regulate my body temperature! I'm usually so hot that I keep my house too cold for normal people! I think maybe by letting my pits breathe a little, it's really really helped! I can't tell you how much I love this stuff. My sister uses it now and she feels the same way. We get together and talk about how nice our armpits smell and go on and on about never buying commercial stuff ever again. We're a little weird.

This..... This is the most amazing experience ever! This is Gudonya Sweet Lips TRIPLE SUGAR Lip Scrubby--Cha Cha Chai Tea Flavor--vegan--2 Oz. Jar! This is one sweet deal for your lips! Simply pinch a little out of the pot, scrub it around on your mouth and then rinse off! Or, if you're my sister, eat it! It's amazing! I tried a lip scrub from Mary Kay once. I thought it was weird and it tasted bad and the lady kept saying, 'DO NOT GET IT IN YOUR MOUTH'. OK, then don't make a product that goes ON your mouth if it's dangerous! I was a little skeptical with this scrub but my sister, my Mom and I all agree! THIS STUFF IS AWESOME! It gave me the smoothest lips and you don't even have to apply lip balm when you're done! It's SUPER moisturizing! And this comes in a 2 ounce jar! Considering how little you need to go to scrubby town, that's REALLY REALLY generous! I just love it. Did I say that already? cause I do!

This is Gudonya's Whipped Clean in Wild Blackberry! I ADORE the way this smells! And the lather is serious! I have one of those shower poofs or whatever they're called... I only need to swoosh it around in the jar once for an entire shower! It's seriously an awesome experience!!!! I've also tried the Strawberry version and it's just as delightful! I used to really love Bath and Body Works shower gels and what-not. Now I just go there to buy the room scents! I have no desire to buy anything else there and that's saying a lot for me because I was an addict!

I've tried a LOT of lip balms and glosses and goo... Honestly? Gudonya just has this in the bag! You would think that a lip balm is a lip balm no matter where it comes from. It's all kinda Chap Stick-y, right? Nope.

This is Gudonya Lip Smoothies!!! I'm SO excited about it, too! It goes on so smoothly! It doesn't tug on your lip and there aren't any weird crystals in it like there are in some other balms I've tried! It's just totally smooth, not at ALL sticky and super duper nourishing to your lips! Even though you don't HAVE to use a lip balm after using the lip scrub, it's still really nice to use a Lip Smoothie to add a little shine to your young-again lips! I adore it and there's nothing like it!

So, there you have it! I'm in love with everything at Gudonyatoo! If anyone ever wants to gift me, I'd take anything from this shop! HA!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Goofy Tooth is gone...

So, to be honest about The Goofy Tooth.... To tell the REAL story.... Well, it starts with my sister...

I have to start out by saying that I simply ADORE my sister. She's my hero, my best friend. She's beautiful and independent, smart, funny, clever, adorable, etc... I seriously love the lady!

Well, she had this one wonky tooth on the bottom that grew behind the row of teeth. It kind of just hung out in the back like the rebel it was. She always called it her 'goofy tooth' and it was always so funny to us! It was 'The Goofy Tooth'. So, when I started making my tooth fairy pillows, I joked and told her that I was going to name them after her tooth and open a shop and name it The Goofy Tooth and everything about it would be goofy! So, that's exactly what I did!

The only problem is that I don't like running 2 shops on Etsy. So, I moved my goofy teeth to my Magoo shop again.

And to finish this lovely story, it should be known that today, my sister had The Goofy Tooth pulled. She says she has a lisp now and that it's really really weird. I feel kinda sad for that goofy tooth and I feel bad that my sister will likely be in pain because of it. But as she said, if it hadn't been such a rogue tooth, she wouldn't have had to get mean with it! HA!

My sister is awesome!