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Monday, December 6, 2010

this and that

We had a pretty productive weekend. I told myself on Friday that I would get 15 items listed on Etsy and I managed to get it all done on Saturday (although it took a good portion of the day). On Sunday we went thrifting and made apple butter. It was the first time I'd made apple butter and the first time I'd canned anything, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it turned out yummy and all of the jars actually sealed! We'd been picking up small jars as we found them in anticipation of making something, so I'm thrilled that we used them! Here's a shot of the finished product:

If you've never made apple butter, I highly recommend it. It's so easy! We used the crock pot and let it cook for about 10 hours. And the house smelled SO good as a result! Warm apples, cinnamon, and cloves. Yum! And we've already polished off a whole package of english muffins :)

I haven't listed a lot of Christmas stuff in my Etsy shop - I guess I just haven't been inspired by the holidays yet this year (it takes me awhile - I've usually gotten into the spirit by about new years!). But on Sunday I found these cute vintage choir girls made in Japan. I think they are just darling. They are going in my shop today.

A couple of weeks ago I set a goal that when I reached a certain number of sales, I could buy something off Etsy. Well, I only need ONE more, so I've gotten serious about figuring out what I want. And I think I've found it. Now I'm just SO worried that it will get sold before I can buy it. I'm posting it here only because I know no one reading would snatch it out from under me (at least I hope not)! Here it is:

We need a wall clock in the kitchen and red is our main accent color and I'm completely into art deco right now, so this is perfect. If it sells, I will be devastated. I hope I haven't jinxed myself.

And finally, I will leave you with this, which is something that all of us should try to remember to do especially at this time of year:

Happy hunting!


  1. I hope you have that sale in your Etsy and can get that clock. It is awesome! I wish I could get motivated to really get some of my items listed in Etsy.

  2. I know how you feel!! When I was trying to reach my goal, I checked my "reward item" every day to make sure it was still there!!

    My father in law is making jams and jellies (he will open a shop soon) and I have really gotten into buying canning stuff for him for Christmas! It seems like a fun hobby! - and I LOVE apple butter!!