Friday, February 26, 2010

Announcing the Winner of Thursday Giveaway...

I would like to Thank all of those who participated in the giveaway and considering it was my first one, I am really excited and thrilled to have received sooooo many responses.
There was a good amount of participations and the WINNER IS Salina Kenyon

Salina is a stay-at-home mom to 4 children ranging in ages from 4 to 14 and has been married to their daddy for 15 years now. Her passions in life are Bible study, her family and creating beautiful things to sell in her Etsy shop ofcourse :)

If you want to know more about her you can also visit her blog

Congrats Salina... You should receive your pretty pink necklace soon...

Thanks again every one !!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spearmint Sauce, the Indian way

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to post about this mint sauce that I made from home grown mint leaves. :) I am from India and so I mostly cook only Indian food at home. And Sunday is actually my cooking day where I try and experiment with stuff and my poor hubs is the victim of them :) not to mention that most of them come our pretty well.... :D :D

So anyways I get up in the morning and go to my backyard to water a few plants that we have and I see how well my mint plant has grown, They looked sooooo tempting, plus it was time for it to be trimmed too... so I took some leaves of the plant whose pic is here below....

And then get started on the sauce. Now this sauce is actually called "chutney" in the Indian language and is very popular in North India. It is extremely simple to make and here is how I made them, in case you readers want to try it out !!!

1. Take 50% mint leaves and 50% cilantro (1 cup)
2. Heat oil in a pan, add onions, red chilli - based on how spicy you want.
3. Add the leaves and fry for like 2 mins,
4. Put the mixture in a blender, add some water and 1/2 spoon of tamarind paste and Salt of course
5. Blend Blend Blend

And yay the sauce is ready !!!!!

Isn't it simple? just see how yummy it looks

I am a Vegetarian so I eat them with some veggie appetizers but for the meat lovers, here is the tip, it tastes the best with barbequed chicken as per my hubs...

N joy, and if any one try this at home let me know how it went..... Would love to hear comments

Take care every one and Happy Sunday !!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Getting featured on Etsy Jewelry front page

I am sure many Etsians have had their shop featured on the front page of either or the category pages, but have you ever noticed that the slots are always FULL ???? Specially the popular ones like the home page and the jewelry page, I have been trying to get a slot on them for like forever and it was always full....

After multiple trys and almost giving up, I was finally able to find One !!! Yay, i was able to book a slot for today !!!! Feb 20th 2010. I must mention that after 2 refreshes on the showcase page after booking the slots were all GONE !!! WOW !!!

Well to think of it, why would it be available, it is offered at a very very reasonable price of $7 and it gives you the much needed exposure, and there are millions of Etsians wanting to grab it.

So on an ending note I want to say ETSY ROCKS !!!! =))

Here is the screen shot of the Featured shops on the Jewelry page on Etsy and mine is the first one you see there....

Happy Weekend, N joy you all !!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wanna know My dream car !!!

So I log in to my blog and start thinking about what I should write today.... and the only picture that came to my mind was this awesome Ferrari F430 Spider which I had googled just minutes before .. lol

Well, I happen to love exotic cars and Ferrari is my "dream car" and I would loveeeeeee to take a ride in it some day...
Any one who has a dream car in their mind? come share.... It doesn't cost anything to dream and share the dream!!! haha...

Okayyy... Enough dreaming, I guess I 'll crash now :) but you guys enjoy the below picture !!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday Giveaway time !!!

I am hosting my first giveaway today and decided to host on every other Thursday just to have more fun !!!
So the giveaway for this week is this very delicate pink heart charm on a silver chain necklace...
I created this piece a while ago, may be months ago to put in on Etsy ofcourse, but somehow never got a chance to do so.. I have no idea why... may be it was "meant to be" a giveaway!!! =))
Anyways I have the pictures below and here are the rules to enter into the giveaway program, (I have kept it as simple as I can....)

1. Visit my blog and Follow Me (1 point)
2. Visit my Twitter and follow me (1 point)
3. Visit my Etsy Shop and pick your favorite piece and come back to this post and add it to the comment. (1 point)
4. And last but not the least - If you make a purchase from my Etsy shop, you get 3 points. All you need to do is put the transaction id in this post as a comment.

Remember to come back to his post and add comment on what you did, so I know to credit you so many points.

Winner will be announced on 03.01.2010 and the program will run till 02.25.2010 (i.e two thursdays from now...). I will contact the winner by email, to get his/her info to ship the necklace for FREE!!! Make sure you have an email ID set in your profile, if not you can add that to the comment.

Have fun Everyone !!! Hope I get to see good response !!! =)) If you have any question don't hesitate to ask.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Made my 10th Sale on Etsy and new arrivals

Hi Everyone !!!

I am so excited to announce my 10th sale on my etsy shop, I am so happy, every sale is like a new acheivement and an appreciation to your creations. I might send the buyer a surprise gift may be... for being that special buyer !!! :)

Anyways apart from the sales I also have to display my new arrivals....
I have added 3 new jewelry, 2 necklace sets and 1 necklace to my shop.. The necklace sets were long pending to be added, I havent made sets in a while and it feels nice to see the inventory grow !!!
Here are the pictures...

Hope you all like them !!!

More to come so keep following !!! :))