Monday, April 26, 2010

Hanson - Thinking 'Bout Somethin' Video

I rarely post videos, as I am always too lazy to watch them in other blogs myself. However, here's one I want to share anyway. It's Hanson's new song "Thinking 'Bout Something'" It's cheerful and happy and I love it.


I love all the color in the video, and everytime I hear the song I find myself dancing through the room. I suppose I should teach myself the dance they do in the video, using this tutorial?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cute Craftster Of The Week: Say Your Piece

Happy Sunday! I have found you some cuteness again. This week it's from Say Your Piece where you can find gorgeous & cute custom ceramics.


Visit Say Your Piece on Etsy for more!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Stationery Saturday: African Grey Designs

Every Saturday is Stationery Saturday here at the Tizzalicious blog! I find a stationery and/or paper goods store, and share my favorite items from that store with you. This week I picked African Grey Designs.


Visit African Grey Designs on Etsy for more!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Facebook Fanpage Giveaway

When I first signed up for facebook, I didn't use it at all. Then I discovered Mafia Wars, and my Facebook addiction was born.

Naturally, I also had to start a fan page for Tizzalicious. It's such a great way to get in touch with fans & customers! Are you a fan yet? No? Then you might want to change that, as I am planning on having a giveaway especially for my facebook fans when I reach 500 fans.

I am 130 fans away from reaching 500. Will you help out reaching my goal? Invite your friends to the page then! The more people help with inviting, the sooner the giveaway will be. (And of course at 1000 fans there will be another one!)

Just click the "suggest to friends" link in the sidebar of the Tizzalicious Fanpage, or tweet, blog, or e-mail your friends the link to the page.

If you can't find the "become a fan" button, don't panic! Facebook recently changed it to a "like" button. So officially, you won't be a fan anymore, but a "liker". What a shame, it felt so good having fans!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DaWanda Wednesday: Sonia Diez

DaWanda is a European based shopping platform for handmade products. Every wednesday I pick one of my favorite DaWanda sellers, and share some of there items with you. This week I picked Sonia Diez from sunny Spain!


Visit Sonia Diez for more!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pin On A Picnic (New Brooches)

Brooches available at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy & DaWanda

How was your weekend? Mine was filled with work on the shop! I have added some new brooches to the shop this week. Aren't they nice and summery? I think I like the green & red strawberry one most. Which one is your favorite?

I made one with a pink polkadot and a bird too, but that one sold right away, and I only have 1 of most of these. So if you want to buy one, don't wait too long!

Next up are earrings. I spent all weekend editing pictures, so now I have 21 pairs of earrings to add! I have already started adding a couple of them to Etsy & DaWanda, so if you want a sneak peak, you know where you have to go! Of course I will show them here too, but I will wait with that until they have been added to Tizzalicious.com.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cute Craftster Of The Week: Hello Cupcakes

In my timezone Sunday is almost over, but I can't go to bed without sharing some Sunday cuteness with you of course! This week I want to show you the cute pouches from Hello Cupcakes. I love pouches from kawaii fabric in general, but the bibs on Hello Cupcake's pouches makes them even cuter.


Visit Hello Cupcakes on Etsy for more cute pouches!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Stationery Saturday: Mamutopia

Every Saturday is Stationery Saturday here at the Tizzalicious blog! I find a stationery and/or paper goods store, and share my favorite items from that store with you. This week I picked Mamutopia.

Maartje, the creative brain behind Mamutopia, was a Cute Craftster Of The Week earlier, but since then her style has changed, and I think her paper goodies deserve a mention here.


Visit Mamutopia on Etsy for more!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Interview at The Fab Miss B

I was interviewed by Becky, aka Becky Kazana, a few days ago. Yesterday she posted the interview in her blog, The Fab Miss B.


Click here to read the full interview.

I have a love-hate relationship with interviews. I love being interviewed, but I always have such a hard time answering the questions, even the most simple ones! I should know where my inspiration comes from, right? But I always have to think really hard on that one. Maartje (from Mamutopia) told me I should just say that my inspiration comes out of my head. Maybe I should just say that next time? I have a very colorful brain.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

DaWanda Wednesday: Artis

DaWanda is a European based shopping platform for handmade products. Every wednesday I pick one of my favorite DaWanda sellers, and share some of there items with you. This week I picked Artis.


Visit Artis on DaWanda for more!

Edit: It seems like working at home messed with my internal clock a bit. I could have sworn it was Wednesday today! Ah well, enjoy this DaWanda Wednesday on Tuesday!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pancakes

In Holland, we don't eat pancakes for breakfast, but we have them for dinner. I had some today. They are high in my Food Top 10, and I don't have them very often, so it's always a treat.

Mine didn't look this awesome though! In fact, they looked nothing like it, as Dutch pancakes are actually more like crêpes...



That's more like it. I ate mine with cherry sauce and sugar though. Delicious!

Talking about them made me crave them again. Luckily I had some batter left, so I can always have some for breakfast tomorrow morning, American style. And next time maybe I should try a rainbow stack too?

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mushroom Ribbon

Mushroom Ribbon

When I was shopping for a birthday package for Maartje from Mamutopia last week, I couldn't resist buying a little something for myself too. Isn't this ribbon fantastic? I have no idea what I'm going to use it for yet, but I am sure it will find its place in one of my creations some time soon!

What's the last thing you bought?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Owls & Roses

I sometimes have a hard time finding the balance between working too much and relaxing too much. I seem to either have days where I work non-stop, and forget to take breaks, or days where I am superlazy. I found a new way to work though: I switch between relaxing and working constantly during the day. I read a chapter in a book I enjoy, then work on the things on my to do list (either for the shop or around the house), I read another chapter, I work a little more, etc.

I tried this for the first time earlier this week, and I was amazed at how much I got done, while still feeling like I had a relaxed day! So from now on, my work days are a read & work mix.


Owl Rings available at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy & DaWanda

One of the things I got done was taking pictures of a lot of things I made some time ago, but never listed yet. I have already shown you some of the rings I added earlier this week, but I added a couple more today, roses & owls this time.


Rose Rings available at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy & DaWanda

That's not all I've been working on though. I have also edited pictures for a whole bunch of super cute brooches. So keep your eye on the shop for those!

What keeps you motivated? Do you take a lot of breaks, or do you just work work work?


Friday, April 2, 2010

Ship Ahoy!

I can't get enough of the nautical look, so I have added a few more nautical themed goodies to the shop: Anchor rings!


As you can see, they come in 3 colors. As always, they are available at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy & DaWanda.

What do you think of the nautical look? Love it like I do? Or is it not for you? Do you prefer it the classic way, in red, navy and white, or are you up for crazy colored anchors too?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

March Stats & April Goals

Happy April! I am so happy it's spring! I had a very productive month, not so much when it comes to adding new items to the shop, but my neverending to do list has been getting shorter instead of longer, so I must be doing something right!

Books I finished:


1. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
2. Evening Class - Maeve Binchy
3. De Verborgen Glimlach - Nicci French (Original Title: Secret Smile)
4. The Glass Lake - Maeve Binchy
5. Knife Of Dreams (Wheel Of Time #11) - Robert Jordan


Movies I watched:

1. Funny People
2. 2012
3. Public Enemies
4. The Taking Of Pelham 123
5. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
6. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
7. Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi
8. Surrogates
9. Alice In Wonderland

I finally got to see Alice in Wonderland! I went to see the 3D version with my boyfriends' sister Gretchen. I loved it, and I thought the Cheshire Cat was soooo cute! He was all cuddly v& soft looking. Just look at him! ♥


Addiction Of The Month: Blogging
TV Show Of The Month: True Blood
Food Of The Month: Pasta with pesto. Delicious.
Crap Of The Month: Having the flu for a while.
Items sold on Tizzalicious.com: 37
Items sold on Tizzalicious.etsy: 32
Items sold on Tizzalicious.dawanda: 33
Total items sold this month: 102

Sales everywhere were better than last month, and very close to my sales in March 2009 (105 items total), so I am pleased!
My goals for March were:
♥ Upload all the items I made to the shop
♥ Work on a new plan for advertising & promoting♥ Work out with Wii Fit a lot!
♥ Blog more often again

I totally failed on all of these, apart from blogging more! Bad Tizzie!

Goals for April:

♥ Upload all the items I made to the shop
♥ Work on a new plan for advertising & promoting♥ Work out with Wii Fit a lot!