Monday, August 5, 2013

More Garden Updates and A Business Change

Hair Sticks
These wood hair sticks are 6 inches in length and have a hole at the top for embellishing! Available at Etsy.

Garden Update
So more flowers have bloomed!

Only 1 gladiola showed itself this year but she is a stunner!
I took some photos the morning after it rained.
Here is my pink winky! Some of the petals have started to turn a very pale pink. Eventually it will be all pink.
I LOVE my hibiscus!
Then there is this purple flower.
Here is my rose of sharon. 
While I love the buds, being a neat freak I find its flowers to be messy looking!

Big change
It is official! My website is closed! This was so quick and easy. My URL now leads to my ebay shop

Since using Etsy I have become really busy and need to find ways to be more efficient with my time. When first using Etsy I was excited about Treasuries and was never able to keep up. Then I feel bad when others add my items to their Treasuries and I do not have time to show them off in other places! Now I hope to be able to do more of that fun stuff. 

Those hair sticks above have shown up in multiple Treasuries. I guess the main photo is cool.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are having a wonderful week. ~Val 


  1. So now it's only etsy and ebay right? also a full time job, Jim and the cats...time management skills ah?? tell me about it :/

    Your buds and flowers are very pretty even the 'messy one'! Have a great week ahead!

  2. Hibiscus is one of my favourite flowers! They bloom so well.

  3. I only have one glad so far this year also, Val. The leaves are up and beautiful on all of them, but so far only one put up a spike. Strange.

    Your flowers are just beautiful, especially the pink hibiscus.

    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

  4. Love the hair mind is racing with ideas that I could engrave on them!
    My grandpa's favorite flower is the gladiola and yours is gorgeous!
    Glad you're really liking Etsy and glad to hear about all your treasuries!

  5. That is a gorgeous glad! Those hairsticks are very cool ;)

  6. Nice hair sticks! beautiful flowers!!!
    Have a good week, dear Val!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  7. Hey Val ;o) Hope you're having a great week ;o) Love the garden pictures ;o) Beautiful! I think your business change is excellent ;o) Hugs ;o)

  8. I see a lot of hibiscus around here but have never seen a pretty pink one like that. Beautiful! Busy is good, yes? Much success to you!

  9. That Gladiola is simply stunning! Enjoy it. We see lots of Rose of Sharon over here in all sorts of colours. I love them.
    Good luck with your permanent move over to Etsy.

  10. Your flowers are really beautiful -- love the hibiscus! I know what you mean about the treasuries -- they are fun and great to get your items out there but making them takes time!!

  11. Your flowers are so beautiful, and what a nice variety. It makes me wish I had some flowers in my yard, maybe next year :) The hair sticks are cool, I can't wait to see what you do with them.
    Everyday Inspired

  12. The hair sticks look cool. Your flowers are beautiful. Looking really colourful in your garden x

  13. Hi Val, your garden is looking so pretty. Enjoy your wonderful blooms. Congrats on your business change too, sometimes we really need to change with what works for us. I know you will continue to get really busy.

    that is why I shut down my blog or at least I'm not posting anymore, time for a change, I'm going to concentrate on shows and markets here in Orlando as opposed to the internet. For me, I think this will work better. Glad ETSY and Ebay are going great for you....have a great weekend with Jim.


  14. i love the purple flower~ and congrats with the shop :)

    the STYLE Fringe BLOG

  15. the hairsticks are very cool! so you're no longer blogging? how will I find you? ack!

  16. Wonderful flower pictures! I love hibiscus too.

  17. Oh my goodness...I've missed a couple posts, so this is new news to me about closing. How do you like eBay? I've been thinking about selling there, but I haven't tried it yet.
    LOVE all your photos!


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