March 27, 2012

Spring Cleaning

Yesterday didn't get off with a great start, my shoulder hurt and I couldn't sleep so when my alarm went off I slept through it which meant I missed my class yesterday. When I did wake up my shoulder didn't hurt as much but I was in a rut and had no motivation. I finally decided I need to do something to wake myself up because I had a lot that needed to be done so I started cleaning. Then I went to the store and came back and started moving around the living room. I didn't plan it much but started moving furniture and I very much like the end result.
Excuse the mess, after moving the couch to one side to the other than to the middle again I was kind of wore out when it came to actually cleaning the living room. Well I have classes later today so I'm going to enjoy the free time I have left before heading out!

March 24, 2012

Winner of 100 Followers Giveaway!!

Thanks for everyone that took part! I've extended the 10% off your total order until Wednesday just use code: 100FOLLOWERS at checkout :) I'm trying to sale as much as I can before Craft'n Bettie goes on break. Hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks again for following The Owl's Den!

March 23, 2012


Didn't mean to go m.i.a on you all for a week but I've just been busy and mentally exhausted. I have a lot going on with classes and stuff I need to do before graduation that I'm just as overwhelmed as confused. There is also that overwhelming feeling of what am I going to do next. I sent my form to add the additional baking and pastry classes but they have to put in account the number of freshman coming in plus other people who wanted to add those classes. I won't know until closer to graduation and that worries me. I've been thinking of job options and went to a job fair but most of the booths told me to look online for job openings (I know right) so it was kind of pointless. I've been trying to work on some of the new Craft'n Bettie designs, get out of the house, and finishing homework to get my mind off all this but it only helps so much. I may not post as much in the next few weeks but I'll try and put forth some effort. Hopefully I will have more time between classes to put a post in. Have a good weekend and remember the contest ends at midnight :) Good luck!

March 18, 2012

100 Followers Giveaway!! -closed-

I was so excited to hit 100 followers this past week! I know bloggers shouldn't worry about numbers but I can't help but appreciate so many people are reading my blog. To honor all my followers I'm offering this giveaway!
First You must:
Be a follower (through google friend connect or blog lovin')
Leave a comment saying which one you use (only one entry)

Brownie Points
 leave a comment for each one
~Follow me on Twitter~
~Like Craft'n Bettie on Facebook~
~Like The Owl's Den on Facebook~
~Favorite Craft'n Bettie on Etsy~
~Post about giveaway on blog~
~Tweet about giveaway~

This giveaway will be open until Friday March 23, 2012 11:59 pm Standard Eastern Time
Saturday I'll use to choose a random number and announce the winner!

p.s- if you are impatient I'm offering 10% (including already discounted items) on your entire order until next Saturday with code: 100FOLLOWERS

March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Sadly I have to work tonight and so does le boyfriend so no celebrating. Though I might get a "green" beer after work; I'm not sure yet because I don't drink Bud Light. Well if you do go out tonight remember to be careful! Or if you're staying in click the picture for an amazing cupcake recipe.

p.s- It isn't much but I'm 1/8 Irish (my Grandma was 1/2 Irish)

March 14, 2012

Guess What!

I've reached 100 followers!! Actually 101 but the point is I've made it :) Thanks for all you that follow along and leave such lovely comments. I know sometimes I can be a little slack about posting. I try so hard to make sure each post is fun and exciting. Thanks for sticking around and for that I'm thinking of something grand. What that may be I'm not sure but I'm leaning towards a giveaway so stay tuned for any information. Again thank you all for following my little ol' blog!!

March 13, 2012

Eleven is the Magic Number

Not that long ago I was tagged in the 11 Questions game but just the other day I was tagged by Chrissy from My Dear Watson in another 11 themed game. This is almost the same with the addition of 11 random things I didn't do for the one before. Since I have another hour before class I thought I'd play this one too!

As always the rules...

  1. Post these rules.
  2. Post 11 random things about yourself
  3. Answer the questions set for you in the post you were tagged in
  4. Create 11 new questions for your tagees to answer
  5. Tag them on twitter, facebook or your blog
Random Things
  1. I'm not a morning person if I wake up around 8 am or 10 am. As much as I hate getting up supper early (because I go to bed late) I wake up a lot quicker and not as tired compared to waking up around 8 or 10 am.
  2. Even though I'm left handed I can bat on both sides when playing any kind of baseball.
  3. My favorite super hero is Superman.
  4. I love Doctor Who. (not so much random)
  5. Guilty of watching Pretty Little Lairs weekly. (despite obvious flaws in the show compared to the book)
  6. I know basic html codes by heart (thanks xanga and myspace)
  7. I can never cook chicken right (unless I smoother it in salsa and bake it) because I get so nervous about internal temperature so it turns out kind of dry.
  8. I can make some damn good hot chocolate.
  9. I want vanilla pudding right now.
  10. My next class is basically a two hour wine tasting everyday.
  11. I finally come to terms that I have adorable handwriting even when its super sloppy.

Question from My Dear Watson
  1. what is the story of your blog name?Freshman year in college I wanted to make jewelry and wanted to think of a clever name. My Mom and I were (and still) obsessed with owls  so I wanted something with the word 'owl' in it. As usual when I googled a name the idea was already taken. I can't recall if it was me or my Mom that brought it up but there was a road called owl's den that we passed, oddly enough, going to the trash dump. So I googled it and found no one with that name and stuck with it. I never actually open the online jewelry shop back then but when I was converting my interior design blog (Retro Chic) that name came back to me and I stuck with it!
  2. do you have a celebrity crush?
    I have reoccurring celebrity crushes like Collin Firth, David Tennant, Billie Pipper, Jesen Ackles, and many others.

  3. what is your favorite fast food spot?My hot spots are either Cook Out or Wendy's but I like Wendy's if I have enough cash because you can choose other sides beside fries.
  4. what is your favorite holiday?Halloween because I have always loved dressing up and I've always have/had awesome costumes!

  5. are you a good public speaker?When I'm prepared or know the subject well I'm a great speaker. I've gotten comments that I have a nice prominent voice so that's good. If I don't know what I'm going to say I do get nervous and mispronounce words but I've had to do it so much in school I just brush it off when it happens.

  6. what is the first blog that you remember reading?Wow that had to be back in my Xanga days when I was 13 so I can't really recall who or what the blog was about.

  7. if i were to give you $100 dollars to spend at one place would you choose target, starbucks or your favorite thrift store?Favorite thrift store of course! I could stretch that dollar and get so much awesome vintage stuff. Oh just thinking about it makes me smile.

  8. do you have a favorite quote or motto?One thing my grandma, or I call her Nanny, also told me was never to think you are better than somebody else but also never to let anyone else tell you they are better than you. Another one is a simple bible verse from Matthew 7:12 which basically says to treat others as you would like to be treated.

  9. describe an outfit that makes you feel awesome.I love my dark floral dress from Pacsun paired with tights and my oxford flats. It's really kind of simple but I just love it!

  10. what is your biggest pet peeve?People who turn on their turn signal in the middle of merging, people who bite/dig at their nails in public, and people who skip in line would be my major pet peeves

  11. what makes you happy?  like, ridiculously happy.Spending the day with friends and family or just sitting down and doing something I enjoy without having to worry about the time (like making jewelry or painting).
Questions for you
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I'm not sure who to tag since I didn't specifically tag anyone so feel free to do anything of these 11 question games with my questions!

March 9, 2012

11 Questions!

I've seen this going around and thought it was kind of neat. I finally was picked to answer some questions by the lovely Amy from Green Eggs and Hamm. She posted her questions a few days ago but with school, changing classes, and all kinds of crazy stuff happening I didn't get the chance to answer.

Answer eleven questions, tag eleven other bloggers (or ask everyone to play), and come up with eleven different questions to ask them.
1.)  If $10,000 fell from the sky and landed on your porch...what is the first thing you would do?
There are a couple things but it's a toss up  between buying myself a newly used car (wish I could drive stick an get a van instead) or saving a good percent up and using the rest to pick up some business casual outfits for school clothes some casual pieces for regular days (I always have to get stuff that I can work both ways) then use some to finish decorating the living room!

2.)  You could live anywhere in the world...where would it be?
I have no idea because I'd miss my family too much. I guess I'd want to leave some where foreign it seems so exciting to just experience a new culture.

3.)  You get to pick one skill you can suddenly be a master in...what would that skill be?
Singing! I love to sing but it was never meant to be heard outside the shower or car. I'm not horrible but I'm not that great either so I'd love to be able to sing well and be part of a band. 
4.)  Dream job?  What is it?
Running my own business which is what I'm learning to do now. I specifically want to run a cafe with amazing coffee/food and great artwork but I wouldn't mind running my own vintage boutique.

5.)  City or Country?  and why.
Somewhere in between. I don't want to leave so far out in the country my next neighbor is 10 minutes away (Good in case of a Zombie Apocalypse but not everyday living for me) but I don't like living in the city with no space to move.

6.)  What is your perfect day?
My perfect day are the ones that go by slowly even though you're having run. Going out to thrift stores early and then coming home and doing something productive. Then finishing the night off by relaxing.

7.)  Favorite meal or snack.
I love breakfast (even though I just eat cereal, grits or oatmeal) but I love French Toast with a side of bacon or grits or something salty to contrast the sweet. Sadly Dustin doesn't like French Toast so it's not something I make often.

8.)  You have a chance to get together with your favorite blogger.  Who would it be, and what would you plan to do. 
Well I'd definitely go thrifting with Amy from Green Eggs and Hamm or Melissa from Simply Melissa Ashley. There are so many other bloggers I'd go thrifting with too bad almost everyone lives out of state :(
9.)  You can get any haircut/ matter how drastic...and you can have your old hair back in a week.  What would you do? 
I cut my hair last night and was talking to my hair dresser about how I love the shaved sides with long hair look. I don't know if I could do the shaved side (just due to the industry I'm going to work in) but I'd love to do something similar.

10.)  Where do live and what do you love about your city.
I currently live in Denver which is a part of Lincolnton and it's still a little weird to me even though I've been here for over a year. Lincolnton as a whole is a small town that has so much potentional. I love the downtown area it's so beautiful with its historical feel and the architecture that makes it hard to believe it's a small town.

11.)  What are you obsessing over now?
Spring! I just can't wait for Spring time and have some consistently warm weather :)

Like I mentioned before these 11 questions have been going around so I know a lot of my followers have already answered them. So instead of just asking a few bloggers I'm going to let all The Owl's Den followers that want to participate have a little fun with this game. 

My 11 questions for you:
1) Who are some of your favorite craft/diy bloggers 
2) Where is the farthest place you  have ever traveled?
3) If you were given a $1,000 gift card to any store of your choice what would it be?
4) What are some of your top favorite books? 
5) Is there something you have really looking forward to this year? 
6) If you could decorate anything in your house what would it be?
7) What are some successful crafts that you have created?
8) What are some of your favorite bands?
9) Do you still watch cartoons?
10) If you could eat anything for the rest of your life what would it be?
11) What would your dream house look like?

Don't forget to leave a link in the comments so I can see your answers!!

p.s-  I'll do a late edition of Pick Friday tonight :)

March 1, 2012

Don't forget!

As you may know I'm trying to sell as much inventory and start off  new with Craft'n Bettie! A few items will stay (i.e most the owl jewelry, poindextor necklace, vintage cameo rings and galaxy jewelry) other than that I have new ideas for charm necklaces, real agate necklaces and more handmade designs. Almost everything has been marked down and the Winter collection is 1/2 priced and most of the items can be worn year round. If you buy three or more items I can work with you on shipping cost just message me before hand. I appreciate any purchase and I'm so grateful for all the sales I've made in the past year :) Also thanks for those who recently bought items to help me out!! I finally figured out my style and want to create some wonderful pieces for you all. 

P.S- If you order today I will have it sent to the post office tomorrow!!


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