Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Blog Giveaway Winner !!!

Welcome to all the new followers!  Thank you for not only stopping by but for staying a while...I hope you continue to enjoy coming back here to see what is new!  I'm so happy to see that there are so many people viewing my blog (not that I'm constantly checking my stats or anything :)   

 As many of you know from my previous blog posts, I am a brand new Etsy shop owner and I am super excited to share my talents and to share the talents of others... In participating in Giveaway blogs like this, you are allowing me to do just that, find the great things out there and share them with the world. I have decided that I am going to start by doing one featured shop a month and see where it leads... I am hoping to have great feedback and I am hoping that we can all help each other in some way...

Now on to the important stuff.... the moment that we have all been waiting for...I am proud to announce the winner of Simplimandi's First Annual Holiday Giveaway: 

Lizzy from LeilasLilyPad.  

I am so happy to have been able to do this giveaway and it would not have been possible with out all of you putting the effort into following and commenting and sending your convos, so thank you!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Birthday SimpliMandi. Shop Sale!!

It is that time of year again when most find them self hiding under a rock, checking for gray hair and new signs of age.... normally, that would be me....but not this year... I am proud that I  have accomplished yet another exciting year of my life. I have scratched off a few more of the items on the bucket list and for the most I find my self satisfied. I have seen my son grow in to this amazing terrorist of a 2year old and love every minute of our inability to see eye to eye on every level. I have started my own Etsy shop :Simplimandi:  where I am using my abilities to be creative and make beautiful things for people to love. to say it Simpli: I feel accomplished because I have followed these three simple words :   

Many people will walk in and out of your life,
but only true friends will leave footprint in your heart. to handle yourself, use your hand to handle others, use your heart. anger is only one letter short of danger. if someone betrays you once, it is his fault, if he betrays you twice it is your fault. great mind discover great ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. he who losses money, losses much; he who losses a friend,losses much more, he who losses faith losses everything. Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. learn from the mistakes of others, you can't live long  enough to make them all yourself. friends, you and me... you brought another friend... and then there were three... we started
our group...our circle of friends... and like that circle... there is no beginning or end.... yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.


Monday, November 29, 2010

First Annual Holiday Giveaway!!!

Good Morning Everyone!!!!

Feeling the Holiday spirit.... I am announcing SimpliMandi's first Annual Holiday Giveaway:

Here is the list of the

  • Leave a Comment and receive 1 entry
  • Mention me in your blog, leave a link to it and receive 2 entry's
  • Send me a convo in etsy with a link to your favorite item in my shop and receive 1 final entry
(That is 4x the opportunity to WIN!!!!)

Holiday Giveaway ends on 12/15/2010 and the winner will receive a 35$ gift card to my shop.

*** Giveaway winner will be announced on the 17th of December and if redeemed by the 19th, winner will have their item in time for Christmas!!!



Friday, November 19, 2010

Simply Silver Treasury

I ventured into the treasury world last night with little to no expectation, but came out very satisfies. I had a mental image of what I was thinking and although it was nothing like what I say in my head, I think that I prefer the way that it turned out so much better.

There was a method to my madness of searching through over 1100 pages to find there great items:

step 1: Type in the keywords what I am looking for: "Silver"

Step 2: Go to the last page and search back to front. ( I have found that there are a lot of sellers that have the ability to re-post their entire shop every two hours and the rest of us get lost) so to give the other "starving" artists a chance I found that very successful.

Step 3: Find pictures of images and ideas that represent the same feel and meaning.

Step 4: 1100 pages later and 12 great photos for the world to share with me.

There is not really a way to link the photos here that I know of so... I pasted them and there is the link above...

In my opinion it is front page material, but who knows if it will ever make it there. LOL.

I hope you all enjoy. I will be thinking about doing a BNR/BNS here this next week and I will keep you posted with that.

Thanks Everyone

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Thank you for ending up at my blog

I am Amanda by name and Mandi at heart.  On a normal day... I am just a mom and a "starving" artist. I have a nack for crafts but I have never had the drive to get out there and show it to the World, but here I am...  I've been thinking about starting my own blog for a while, and now I decided to take action.  Excited, Nervous and Anxious with five thousand things on my mind of what to blog about.

I will start with SimpliMandi and my products, and of course about my fellow Etsy sellers. You'll get to read and see pictures of my other creative hobbies and projects, and since I dabble in a few creative areas myself I'm going to present you my shop findings and stylings. I not only want this blog to be a place for me to share my shop, but also a place where I can share other Etsy shops as well.
Just a little bit about me so that you can put an image with a page:
I'm very productive and I can't stand still... I have to have something creative going on all the times and I need to feel like I have accomplished something for my day to come to an end. I love movies, music,  art, design, all kind of handicrafts and spending time video chatting with my best friend as we work on our shop products together. I dream big... "it is my second week and I am already thinking boutique shop for everything handmade"!
I hope that everyone that stops by takes something from me... whether an idea, an inspiration, a piece of my work, or just a smile.
Slainte - aka Cheers! (my new found word)