Friday, February 26, 2010

New Saturday Blog Shopper Event!

Welcome to SATURDAY and another BLOG SHOPPER EVENT created by Quilts Galore and More. Have fun visiting all the fine shops offering great deals for today!

*TODAY ONLY (Saturday February 27, 2010), ANY earrings in my Etsy Shop will be 20% off!
That's right! Choose your favorites from any earring I have listed!

*Just make sure you mention this Saturday Blog Shopper Event in the notes section when you place your order and I will refund the difference.
Click on the photos
to see these specific earrings or just click on this ArtistiKat Link.

Please let me know that you visited my Etsy shop by leaving a comment here (and on other Blogs you visit as well).

To see the other great shops, just click the Saturday Blog Button on this page or go to Quilts Galore and More for details.

Have fun and tell your friends!

Tomorrow's Blog Shopper Event

Morning everyone!
This week has just sped by and tomorrow is the next Blog Shopper Event.

Vote here for the piece to be featured in this Saturday's Sale.
The item with the most votes wins!

Here's how to vote:

Visit my Artistikat Shop on Etsy, look around, and choose your favorite.

You can either: Convo me on Etsy with your choice, leave a comment here, comment on the ArtistiKat Facebook page, or direct message me on Twitter.

I will tally up the votes later today and post that item for this Saturday's Sale.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chocolate, the perfect food

First it was coffee, now chocolate. Could there be any two foods/ drinks more satisfying?

Now scientists are discovering that both are good for you.

I have read that caffeinated coffee (if drunk in large enough quantities) might help protect against Alzheimer's; and chocolate is SO loaded with antioxidants that I'd be FOOLISH not to listen to all this sage advice (not that I needed any persuading).

Actually, I don't know whether it is or is not good for you. I do know that I like it and that's good enough for me.
Apparently I'm not are some fun quotes about chocolate for my readers.

"Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world's perfect food." Michael Levine, nutrition researcher, as quoted in The Emperors of Chocolate.

"I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process. . . it may not be true, but do I dare take that chance?" unknown

"Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don't need an appointment." Catherine Aitken

"Chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays." unknown

"I don't understand why so many 'so called' chocolate lovers complain about the calories in chocolate, when all true chocoholics know that it is a vegetable. It comes from the cocoa bean, beans are veggies, 'nuff said. " unknown

Have a great day all! I'm off to make some jewelry, drink coffee, and eat some chocolate (multi-talented).

Monday, February 22, 2010


"Only your real friends will tell you your face is dirty."

Funny. I was searching the web and came across this quote. It reminded me of a friend I had known some years ago. We had moved to different states and lost touch, but she was a memorable person.

The first time I had met her, she had a HUGE piece of spinach stuck to her front tooth. She was talking and laughing; people kept giving her funny looks, because of the goo on her tooth, but no one would say anything.

I grabbed her and let her know about the hunk of spinach. She started laughing and told me she had done it on purpose!

Turned out she wanted to know who would actually tell her the truth. I guess I passed. ;-)

Here are a few more friend quotes that you might enjoy.

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." ~Albert Schweitzer

A good friend is cheaper than therapy. ~Author Unknown

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. ~Laurence J. Peter

Friday, February 19, 2010

And the Lucky Item is:

This fabulous Green Tree Pendant!

This lovely Tree Pendant won hands down as the pick for this Saturday's Blog Shopper Sale item!
I guess many of you are dreaming about spring and warmer weather as much as I am.

For Saturday, February 20, 2010 only, this pendant will be 20% off. Just follow this link for more details.

*Please mention this Saturday Blog Shopper offer when checking out and I will refund the difference. Also, feel free to convo me with any questions.

Feel free to stop and visit all the other wonderful Saturday Blog Shops. Leave them a comment so they know you stopped by.

Have a great Saturday!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Little Help Please

I need some help choosing an item for this Saturday's Blog Shopper Sale.

Looking for suggestions - the one that gets the MOST votes will be the featured sale item.

You can convo me at my shop ArtistiKat on Etsy, or leave a comment here.

Any and all suggestions are welcome.

Man does not live by coffee alone

. . . have a danish.

Some quotes about that ole' elixer of life that we all know and love.

A morning without coffee is like sleep. ~Author Unknown

Everybody should believe in something. I believe I'll have another coffee. ~Author Unknown

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., "Over the Teacups," 1891

As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold. ~Author Unknown

I'm off to have another cup.
Have a great day all!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday Blog Shopper Event!

Oops, I'm a bit late today. I was all set to list this Saturday blog event sponsored by Quilts Galore and More, when the power went down. Then the kids were sent home due to the snow. The power was restored, but by that time I'd forgotten totally.

Woke up this morning with a start and rushed to the computer. So, last but not least. . .

Todays Blog Shopper Event Sale are these lovely Silver Heart Earrings.

For today only (Saturday February 13, 2010), these earrings are 20% off! Click on this Silver Hearts Link for more information, or just click on the photo above. When ordering, mention the Saturday Blog Event in the notes.

As many of you probably know, my focus has been on copper due to it's lovely warm color and affordability. These turned out so nicely that I certainly plan on adding more silver to my shop in the future.

Please visit the other wonderful artists participating in this event. Leave them a comment so they know you visited. I'm off to check out their wonderful shops as well.

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy Monday Everyone!

Well. . . it's the start of another work week.
??? Had I ever stopped working?

I want to express my THANKS to everyone who visited, followed, hearted my shop and left sweet comments on my blog for my first Saturday Blog Shopper Event.

You all are the best!

For this next week I PLAN to list more items on Etsy and open up a second Etsy shop that I've been mulling around for a while.

We'll see. I had planned to do all this over the weekend, but ended up doing housework instead.

No fun.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Welcome to Saturday Blog Shoppers!

My first Saturday Blog Shopper Event! This is a great idea by Quilts Galore and More to connect Etsy Shop Owner bloggers! Enjoy yourself and visit all the fantastic shops on their list.

Saturday Blog Shopper Special! 20% off on this exceptional Double Heart Necklace.
Click the photo or the link for more details.

Please mention this Saturday Blog Shopper offer when checking out and I will refund the difference. Also, feel free to convo me with any questions.
* This offer is good for Saturday 02/06/2010 ONLY! This necklace is one of a kind- be the lucky one that gets it.

ArtistiKat is where you can get handcrafted artistic jewelry.
Each unique piece is individually hand crafted with care and comes attractively packaged; so you can give that special gift to a friend or get it for yourself.
We now ship Internationally!

Please comment here that you visited my Etsy shop.
Thank you for stopping by!

P.S. Join my blog while you are here- the more the merrier!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rumaki and knowing better

Made Rumaki yesterday.

For those of you who are not familiar with rumaki, they are little nuggets of yummy cholesterol filled goodness (or torture).

For those of you who hate, loath and despise chicken livers, this might actually be a way you can eat them (assuming you ever want to).

First, you get a bunch of chicken livers, sliced water chestnuts and bacon. Take a piece of the chicken liver, and a slice of water chestnut, wrap it all in a slice of bacon to make a kind of ball.
Set in a plastic dish and marinade in a sauce of your choice. I was in a hurry so I dispensed with the marinade step. Let soak in that for an hour or so in the fridge. Remove from marinade and broil until done. You can also bake at around 400 degrees if you'd rather.

That's it for the most part. They are SO YUMMY!

As I mentioned, I made a huge batch yesterday. The family doesn't like them, so I ate almost all of them myself.

Big mistake.

About 3am I remembered why I must never do that again.

Learned a valuable lesson here.

As I said; goodness and torture.
They WERE yummy, but must remember: ALL things in moderation.