Promote my blog Heather Berry: October 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Free Shipping Friday!

Happy weekend. You know the drill by now. Anything you buy in my Etsy shop ships for free today anywhere in the world! I will refund the charges to your paypal account, or I can adjust the price before you purchase. You can also pay by money order or check, just make it for the amount without shipping. Want multiples of an item or a version of something you see in my shop? I welcome custom requests.

*Be sure to enter the October recipe contest give-away. It's nearly over!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

I just got back from running (actually walking) errands around town and the wind is blowing sprinkles of rain. Even indian summer seems like a distant memory. To warm things up I am going to go pick up some cider as well as offer %15 off all necklaces in my Etsy shop for the rest of today and all day tomorrow (Thursday the 23rd). I will refund the difference to your paypal account or I can adjust the price before you purchase if you contact me first. Be sure to mention this blog post to get the discount. Happy shopping! Don't forget to send me your pumpkin recipe. There is a prize at stake! See previous post for details!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Recipe Contest for October

The leaves are falling and harvest time is upon us! I am looking for an interesting recipe that uses pumpkin as an ingredient. The recipe can be sweet or savory, as long as the pumpkin is an ingredient.
I will choose the top three that look most interesting to me and post them here to be voted on.
The winning recipe will also be posted here and the person entering it will win their choice of the "Latitude Necklace" or "Twilight Bracelet" from my Etsy shop.
You can enter by posting a comment here or sending it to me via Etsy convo in my shop. Please be sure to leave youe email address so I can get in touch with you.

All entries must be recieved by October 31st! Good Luck!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Aqua Terra Jasper Bracelet ...Free Earrings

This aqua terra jasper is one of my new favorite stones! The colors are quite muted, but they are just so pretty. I listed this bracelet in my Etsy shop a few minutes ago and to the first person to purchase it (and mention this blog giveaway) I will send a free pair of matching earrings. With Christmas coming who doesn't love a gift with purchase? The set will come all boxed up and ready to give away (or keep...wink, wink).

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New In My Shop

Brand new to my shop today! A pretty ecru rose is set atop a piece of vintage filigree. I buy the brass filigree "raw" and age it myself using a combination of methods that are completely safe and non-toxic. You probably have all of the materials and equipment necessary in your own home. Contact me if you would like to know how I do this.
Part of the beauty of handmade items is that each piece is unique and has been made by someone who truly loves their craft. I hope whatever your creative endeavor is, that is brings you and many others pleasure as you share your gifts!
See my Etsy shop for this necklace and other pieces like it.
This week I hope to feature the work of a couple of my favorite Etsy sellers. If you have a suggestion feel free to submit it to me via my Etsy site as it will be sent to my personal email.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Free Shipping Friday!

It's about that time again. Anything you buy in my Etsy shop before 3pm CST on Saturday will be shipped for free. With gas prices what they are who wants to drive to Christmas shop anyway? Shop all you want, it all ships for free. Just make sure that you mention this blog post in order to get the discount! I can either adjust the price before you buy, or I can refund your paypal account. Happy shopping! Be sure to check back often as there will be frequent specials available only through my blog.

***Tomorrow I will be featuring a new item.

Recipe for Homemade Laundry Detergent

I got this recipe today and I plan to make a batch this weekend! Iowa winter dries my skin terribly and hopefully this perfume free detergent will be a little gentler:

1 bar naptha soap grated or shaved with a knife
1 cup of Borax
4.5 galllons of water

*Heat about 1 gallon of water and mix in naptha soap until dissloved.
*Mix Borax and remaining water in 5 gallon bucket
*Stir in soap mixture

***Both borax and naptha soap are available at many grocery stores.

The mixture should gel as it cools. Use about 1 cup per load of laundry.

Monday, October 6, 2008

One Down, Four To Go

Monday is nearly past. Fall is in full swing here in eastern Iowa. The sky is getting to be a darker, more clear shade of blue, the grass is green and the fields are golden. I just love October and I want to spread a little Autumn cheer. All necklaces purchased any time of day on Tuesday, October 7th will be %15 off. You must mention this blog post to receive the discount. I can adjust the amount before you purchase or refund the difference to your PayPal account, just let me know which you prefer.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Free Shipping Friday

Once again, it's free shipping Friday (well, almost). Beginning tonight, at 12am until Saturday at noon CST shipping on orders from my Etsy shop is free, as long as you mention this blog post. You can either ask me to reserve the item(s) for you in my shop with the shipping adjusted, or I can refund your PayPal account. If paying by check of money order, just wait for a revised invoice. PayPal payments must be made by noon Saturday to receive discount. Happy shopping!
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