Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I've been preparing to close for a while, tucking in all my precious creations for safe keeping while I recover from surgery. All the goodies are put away, safe and sound :)
Tomorrow will be my LAST FULL DAY of keeping my shop open! I will put the shop on vacation mode first thing when I wake up on Tuesday morning! All orders that have not already shipped, and any remaining orders I receive before closing will ship on Tuesday!
The FREE SHIPPING SALE continues until the shop closes!! Don't miss out on this great deal! Also, I do NOT anticipate reopening before Christmas! So tomorrow is your last opportunity to grab some Mum Mum's for Christmas; either for your self or as gifts! Hurry and catch a deal!
Wishing you a super blessed Christmas!!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
So, the new schedule is for the 9th of December. I will be putting my shop on vacation on the 8th of December. This means you have more time to do Christmas shopping :)
I want to thank everyone who participated! I LOVED reading all of your wish lists, and I wish I could send each of them to you! You are all the best!! Thank you!
On a side note, today is the LAST day my shop will be open for at least a few weeks! Stop by if you need anything!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I worked on some gorgeous purple mascara today, and I am so pleased with how it came out! It is a nice rich deep purple, in my same fabulous formula as the black and brown. I just LOVE purple on eyes, and now you can have it on your lashes too!
As far as I know my surgery will still be on the 25th, and I will still be closing my shop on the 24th! (I see the doc on Monday to finalize things) If you need ANYTHING now is the time to get it! I will most likely NOT be back in time for Christmas shopping, so please order now if you need anything for Christmas :)
Also, I will be randomly drawing a winner on Monday for my Thanksgiving Give Away! If you have not already entered to win, do so soon! Details are HERE! Don't miss out! You might be the winner!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Then, today I just found out I won another give away here!! Terry is responsible for the giveaway, her shop is here! What I won is a gorgeous pair of earrings from FACCIAFELICE on etsy! I am so excited!
Truly I am so grateful for cool people who do giveaways! My kids and I are feeling flu-ish since yesterday; we're staying in our pjs and drinking lots fluids (trying to get all better before my surgery!) Anyway, this really perked me up! Thanks ladies!!
Friday, October 30, 2009
I am feeling very thankful, and would like to give something away!! It’s been a few months since my last contest, so here we go! :D What will the winner get you ask?? A FREE mineral trio in your choice of colors!! You can fill it with ANY of my mineral colors!! But oh, there is more! You will also receive one of our fabulous lip tints, also in your choice of color!! AND, just for kicks, I will also throw in one of my Staying Power Eye Primers!! This is a great way to get a new look for the holidays FREE!! This prize pack is valued at $22.50, and it can be yours absolutely FREE!!
All you have to do to be entered is follow this blog and leave a comment below! In the comment please tell me which 3 mineral colors and which lip tint YOU would choose from my shop! Also include a way for me to get in touch with you, either a link to your etsy ID so I can convo you or some other way to let you know if you won!!
Want an extra chance to win?? You can also get an extra chance to win by fanning me on Facebook!! Once you have become a fan, or if you already are one, leave me another comment below and you’ll be entered a second time!
On November 23rd I will randomly draw a winner! Prizes will ship on November 24th! Yeehaw, let the fun begin!!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Well, it's official! I will be getting the hardware out of my ankle on November 25th! Although it may be weird to be excited about a surgery, I have to admit I am! I am looking forward to being free of hives and pain in the future, although I know surgery is NEVER fun.
I will be placing my shop on vacation mode on November 24th, which will also be my last shipping day till I am able to create again. This means your last day to order will be November 23rd! I don't anticipate being out of commission for too long this time; maybe a week, maybe two, who knows really though.
Because I am not sure how long it will take for me to be able to work again, if you want anything for Christmas from my shop now is the time to get it!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
First of all, I would like to clear something up! Apparently, there are companies out there mass producing mineral makeup and selling it wholesale for people to package up and resell. Some people have asked if my products are like this, for the record they are NOT! I make each and every one of my colors from scratch and they are my own unique formulas! If they happen to look similar to another product out there or share the name of another product out there that is purely coincidental! Every single one of my mineral colors has been custom blended by me :)
Now, that being said, I had a very happy accident while mixing up one of my Velvet Collection colors the other day! I used the wrong amount of one of my ingredients and I knew it immediately because the color didn't look right. It didn't look like the color I was trying to make, but it was GORGEOUS!!! Just when I thought I could keep my current color charts for a while I had to go and make a new color LOL!
It is a beautiful, pure matte, neutral pinky beigey kinda color. I have been wearing it out to 'test' it the past few days and have a new favorite! I am using it as a very natural looking blush and eye shadow! As a WAHM, I don't normally get super dolled up on a regular day, but I also don't go without makeup since I am representing my company where ever I go! This color is just so fabulous, because it looks so natural, but so pretty and put together at the same time!
I only have enough for me made at the moment, but will totally be making more!! I know you will love this color!! Gotta get some pics of it too, I think I will just call it Pretty :) I also have a few other colors rolling around in my head that I need to make, mainly blushes and 3-in-1 Colors! This chart is going to need to grow!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
So, why am I procrastinating about this so much??? For one thing money has been tight here and every time I have the $50 copay to go in something else comes up! At least that was my excuse for a while :) Now I do have the money to go in, but other things keep coming up. My little one has been feeling sick and the thought of going in for surgery when he needs me makes me feel selfish.
Another issue is that my doctor is not all that sensitive.....he is down right insensitive and doesn't spend much time listening. I would consider going to another doctor, but know from previous experiences that other doctors usually don't want to deal with taking out what someone else has put in. And, I honestly have to admit that I am not looking forward to being cut on again!! Surgery sucks big time!!
Anyway, all of that just to say that I am making my appointment today and am not going to procrastinate about it any more!!! If I do have the surgery soon, I will most likely have to put my shop on vacation mode for a little bit. Last time I was able to keep it open and use a wheelchair to fill my orders. Since then I have moved and now have stairs, which would make it impossible to stay open. I will be closing shop until I am able to walk up and down the stairs again! So if you need anything from my shop, stock up now!! LOL!
Prayers are much appreciated!! This year has been SO hard!! Thank you and may Jesus smile on you today!!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Today I have the pleasure of telling you about a dear friend of mine, Diane, and her fabulous shop, Luscious Lather! Diane makes wonderful bath and body products that smell delish and are very pampering. She has a wealth of experience making quality products, and as anther B&B crafter, I know she knows her stuff! She and I have bought products from each other, and I really love her stuff; especially her foaming bath whip! It is super fun foaming goodness! Her glycerin soaps are simply gorgeous and make wonderful gifts, and her skincare line is wonderful too :)
Diane is also a super sweet person to work with, and takes a lot of time to package and ship her products carefully, make custom orders for people and truly cares about her customers! If you have not already tried out some of her luscious goodies, I highly recommend her shop! And as another bath and beauty seller, that is no small recommendation ;)
Friday, August 21, 2009
You can see the entire Velvet Collection there, some have not been listed yet :O
Sunday, August 16, 2009
This mascara is currently available in Black and Brown, but I am hoping to add some other shades in the future...Navy maybe...Plum? Who knows! Let me know if you have any special mascara color requests!
Coming soon in my shop, Eye Primer! I am currently formulating an eye shadow primer! This eye primer will make problems with creasing a thing of the past! I am so excited about this stuff! Also coming soon, new blushes and 3-in-1 colors! Busy, busy, busy! As usual!!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Since 2007 I have been selling my handmade jewelry. While I still LOVE jewelry and playing with beads, this aspect of my business has taken a back shelf to my bath & beauty items, especially since I started selling on etsy as Mum Mum's Crafts
I have been so busy listing, relisting and creating makeup and bath products that I have not even had time to list my jewelry, let alone make more! So, I am closing down Mum Mum's Beaded Jewelry and will be devoting my efforts to mummumscrafts.etsy.com! I am closing the door to selling jewelry, to open the door for MORE makeup, soap, lotion, deodorant and other goodies!
Please visit mummumsbeadedjewelry.etsy.com for some AWESOME deals while supplies last! I am making time to list all the things I still have, and everything is marked 50% off!!!
Friday, July 31, 2009
The Show Me YOUR Face contest was so much fun!! I now have 6 new models, and received a total of 63 pictures! Thank you to all who participated!
So, I know, you can't wait to find out who won!! First let me tell you how I got a winner :) I numbered each photo I received in the order I received them. Then went to random.org and generated a randomly drawn WINNER!!
The random number was number 55....and the winner is, Yvonne of ThreeFive18.etsy.com! Congratulations!!
Of course I am ALWAYS accepting model photos, and for each one used I will give a shout out to your etsy shop. It is fun and a great way to get attention for your shop!
Today I made a new bronzer and 7 new limited edition color shifting eye colors coming soon to my etsy shop!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
If you are one of my fabulous customers, please don't miss out on the fun! There is still time to enter! Your name will be entered into the drawing for EACH picture you send me! Send more pics, get more chances to win!
See the original contest post for more details :D
Don't miss out!! You could win!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Twilight Eye Color - Model Anastasia
Peach Glow 3-in-1 - Model Leah
Fair Foundation - Model Tessa
Light Foundation - Model Sue
Medium Foundation - Model Leah
Love 3-in-1 - Model Leah
Coral Flush 3-in-1 - Model Sue
Thursday, June 18, 2009
What will you get in return? You will get props in any listing your photo is used on! In the listing I will let people know who you are and link to YOUR shop! Who doesn’t want more attention for their shop right? Also, if you send before and after shots I will do a full blog feature on YOU, also with links to your shop!!
So, what about those of you who have not tried Mum Mum’s? If you have not tried our fabulous makeup, now is a great time to give it a shot! We have several sample packs available for $3 and $5, and they are quite generous sizes. Samples are a great way to try out our makeup, and still take some great pics too!
Oh WAIT, there’s MORE!! For every photo that we use of you, whether it be in a listing or in a blog feature, YOU will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate for Mum Mum’s Crafts to spend on whatever you wish!! So, as if credit and exposure for your shop wasn’t enough…for every photo that we use you will be entered to WIN!! So, it is in your best interest to send me LOTS of photos!! We need shots of real people wearing our makeup! You could be one of our models and you might also win a $50 gift certificate!! Drawing for the gift certificate will be on July 31st!
Let the fun begin!!!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Essential oils that should not be used by pregnant women
Cinnamon of any kind
Cedarwood (all types)
Cistus (also known as rock rose)
Sweet Fennel (bitter fennel should never be used)
Wormwood (should never be used)
Tarragon (should never be used)
Mugwort (should never be used)
Deertongue (should never be used)
Wormseed (should never be used)
Camphor (should never be used)
Cassia (should never be used)
Pennyroyal (should always be avoided)
Oregano (should always be avoided)
Boldo leaf (should always be avoided)
Jaborandi (should always be avoided)
Bitter almond (should always be avoided)
Rue (should always be avoided)
Common sage (should always be avoided)
Santolina (should always be avoided)
Sassafras (should always be avoided)
Summer savory (should always be avoided)
Winter savory (should always be avoided)
Tansy (should always be avoided)
Thuja (should always be avoided)
Ajowan (should always be avoided)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I now understand exactly what this means. No, people don't forget how to walk, their muscles become very weak and they CAN'T walk. I am experiencing this now. My mind knows exactly what needs to be done, but my legs just aren't doing it. They sit there painfully protesting this activity. It is a real challenge to force them into motion again. It turns out my left ankle is sprained and my right ankle had extreme trauma that needs to be overcome. Walking in two braces is not easy either. It is very hard to balance and not fall again.
I know God is with me. This is just a real hard time. I appreciate all the prayers!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Well I have not been able to walk since March 24th, and now I am told I have one more week till I can start gradually putting weight on my right leg again. On March 30th I had a stainless steel plate and 7 screws put into my leg to stabilize the two broken bones in my ankle. It has been a very long hard road and I have learned a lot from this experience. I have learned that I don’t have to do everything myself, I do have a family who can and will help! I have learned just how difficult it is to function in a wheelchair and actually get things done. I have learned how to get in and out of my house by scooting on my butt and only using one leg, since there is no way in without getting over at least a few steps! I have a profound new respect for people who can deal with an inability to walk and don’t let it stop them.
Above all this has been another lesson to me in leaning on the Lord and letting Him be my strength. The Bible says we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, and yet again He has shown me this is true. The day after I broke my ankle I just cried and cried. I had no idea how I was going to make it through this time. How was I supposed to care for my kids? Keep up with my business? Cook? Clean? Finish up with the last class of my degree (which was half way through when I was injured)? How was I supposed to endure the pain of another surgery and weeks of healing? The weeks ahead seemed so overwhelming I did not know how it would be possible to get through it all while in so much pain. But here I am now and I see that God has truly carried me through it all. It has been very hard, but God is also very faithful. He made a way for me to have help everyday with cooking, cleaning and caring for my kids. He gave me the grace to get everything done each day that I needed to do, and the patience to let other people do all the things I could not do!
In exactly one week I go back to the doctor and I am supposed to be able to start taking my first steps with a brace on. It will still be a long road and I know it won’t be easy, but I have the confidence that the Lord will carry me through this time too. There is nothing I can face in this life that is too much for Him. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Choose from this list:
Monkey Snacks (fruity floral)
Serenity (Lavender Vanilla)
Sheer Bliss (Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood)
Happy voting :)
Saturday, February 21, 2009
He reminded me several times of how small my problems really are and that I need to slow down and enjoy life more. Being sick and having a house full of other sick people kind of forces you to slow down a bit. I was also reminded of how big God is! That all the difficult things are for a purpose; that everything, the good and the bad, is all being worked out for my good! I am leaving my stresses in God’s hands for a change and I feel so much better!
Matthew 11 (Amplified Bible)
28Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]
29Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.
30For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good--not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
So, what does this have to do with us in America? We are a free country right? Well with things going the way they are we won’t be for much longer. Not only is our president proposing outlandish “stimulus packages” that will not stimulate anything, he is also placing a lot of power directly in the White House without the constitutional checks and balances that were put in place to protect the people. He is removing our freedom to worship in ‘government funded’ locations and setting up a ‘faith-based’ council to report to him on the doings of major religions. Hmmm, sounds like too much power to me. Wasn’t America founded on the concept of FREEDOM for the people and LESS government??? Not to mention, where is all this money coming from???
What is most appalling to me, and what no one seems to realize the implications of, is the new transfer of the national census from an independent organization to the White House. Many just say, “So what?” and go on with their day. What many don’t realize is that this will give Washington to power to control and falsify the elections. We already saw how the election was falsified in many locations through ACORN’s fake votes, or republican votes being thrown away. Now what will happen come the next election if the White House is in control of the census? Wouldn’t it be easy for them to say there are greater numbers of people in the liberal states, therefore giving those liberal states more Electoral College votes?? This thought horrifies me.
We need to speak up! No matter what side of the fence you may be on in politics, I think we can all agree that we want our country to remain free, right? I know I do! I want to have to freedom to practice religion wherever I want! I want to have the confidence that my vote counts and that the people still have a voice!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
It is so easy when we go through hard times to start to think that God has forgotten us. This year has started out so hard for so many people. With the masses of bills that need to be paid, and many losing their jobs and their homes, it seems we are surrounded by sadness lately. There have also been entirely too many illnesses going around! My family has been sick so much this year it seems like we just can’t catch a break!
In the midst of all this I am reminded that God has not left me, He promises to NEVER leave or forsake His children! He is faithfully watching over us as the Good Shepherd that He is, making sure that everything in our lives will be turned around for our GOOD and His GLORY! There is always HOPE in JESUS!!!
A Psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD
Here is a treasury west I put together for the guys! With Valentine's Day coming up I thought some nice gift ideas would be good to share! Check it out here while it lasts!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Now I know what went through my mind when I first thought of using cloth diapers, “they’re going to be really bulky and are always going to be wet.” What I found out was there are new fabrics out there that wick moisture away from the skin AND they don’t have to be super huge and bulky either! When he is dressed you can’t even tell he is wearing a cloth diaper! I have found he has less rashes and irritation wearing cloth diapers too! No yucky chemicals next to the skin to bother him!
Now let me talk a little about the mountains of garbage that used to come out of my house each week! We have a big garbage can that was always filled to overflowing before the garbage man came each week. There were literally 8-10 bags each week filled mainly with diapers! The first week I switched to cloth diapers there were only 3 bags of garbage to put out!!! The can was only half full!!! Now imagine how much garbage I am keeping out of a landfill! Then imagine if more people switched to cloth, how much garbage we could keep from junking up God’s world??
Anyway, to all you mamas with little ones still in diapers, I am not saying you should switch, but maybe just think about it!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I also hope to post some before and after make over photos here! If you are interested in being one of my models, please drop me a line! I love to see how mineral makeup can highlight a woman's beauty, and hope to share that here!
For now I have to go, check back often as I plan to add lots to this blog!