Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Yellow Rose Blog Feature

I had my very fist blog feature!!! Thanks to Sharon of Yellow Rose who is a fellow Etsy seller. Click on the picture above to see the full post. I thought it was really sweet of her to feature my Etsy shop in her Etsy Week Thursday blog post. TatusWelle Thursday! I like how that sounds. I pray for blessings and much success for Sharon!

Peace & Blessings

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Just Listed on Etsy - New TatusWelle Hair Accesories

Brown Elastic Hair Band with Small African Wax Print Ankara Twisted Flower in Black, White and Brown

Orange and Brown African Print Hair Band with Gold Sequins

Haunted Houses & Race Running

Soooo, I went running...okay jogging.....okay, okay; walking/jogging this past Sunday at the park close to my house and since the weather has finally changed and we no longer have 100 degree heat, it was beautiful. I also figured it's about time I start training for my 4th half mary coming up in January.

It was my first time going to this particular park and I got there super early, about 6:30am, so I could get my 4 miles done in time to get ready for church. It was just me and the ducks, fog and absolute quiet!

Anyway; the park is really nice; I think this is my new fave track. Sorry old favorite park.

So, there is this house(?) at the park that is supposed to be some type of monument of something (IDK). I'll have to go back and look at what the sign says.

It was kinda scary. Only because I went all the way up to the front gate. It was open so I figured, hey, I'll go inside the gate. And then I ended up going up the stairs to the front porch. And then I looked into the window. It was eerie; a couple of chairs and a table and some frames hanging on the wall. And then I put my hand on the door knob and turned it....thank goodness it was locked! And then I remembered every horror flick I have ever seen where people wander into houses they have no business being in and they end up being eaten by some backwater inbred family or being killed by somebody's spirit that died in the house 200 years ago. LOL. You get my point. I got outta there fast!

I think I've been watching too much FX and too much Criminal Minds!

Pease & Blessings

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

TeamCAC on Etsy a.k.a MY FAM!!

Wow....3 days in a row; am doing the 'MOST' with this blogging thing as my 'hairspiration' Catho would say!

I HAD to blog today to say how I much I have fallen in LOVE!
Ok...before any one goes off planning the bridal shower (I know for a fact that there are several of you wondering if/when that is ever going to happen..LOL); I am in love with my Etsy team.

TeamCAC stands for Team Christian Artists and Crafters. If you are familiar with Etsy; you know Etsy has tons of teams that you can join. There are teams based on location, types of craft, and almost everything else you can think of; faith based teams, even teams based on zombie-lovers (IDK...check it out and see for your self). When I first started selling; I didn't want to join a team cos I didn't want to have to log on everyday and keep up with the team....Yes; I am a bit anti-social at times.

But let me tell you; this team has been such a blessing to me in the 3 (?) short months I have been a part of it. They are like my other family; a place where I can share and there is no judgement, no rejection, only sound advice and prayer!

So what brought this whole TeamCAC rave on? Well; the last few days have been a little bit difficult for me; in a couple of ways. And you know how you just need something, just a lil something to make your day a lil better? Well all this week; I have received messages, encouragement in one form or the other from members of this team. Mind you; this started this week even though I had not shared anything with them at the time.

I have to say though that it's all God! He has a way of providing just what we need when we need it. I am extremely grateful to be a part of this team & now I understand why some people on the team don't have active shops on Etsy; yet they log on and participate anyway.

Not only are these people of God who lift one another up; they are some crazy-skilled-creative people!! Maybe I'll do a post with my fave items from TeamCAC members but first I need to do a treasury on etsy first!

God is good y'all!! : )

 Peace & Blessings

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nzuri Natural Hair Health & Beauty Showcase

I am super excited about this show coming up on Nov. 27th, 2010. I don't think there has been a natural hair show of this type in H-Town (as far as I know).  I signed up to be a vendor and can only imagine the exposure this will bring TatusWelle. I am especially excited because one of the my inspirations for creating hair accessories is my natural hair and all the women out there who rock their natural hair! : )

I am really hoping & praying I sell quite a few items; especially so I can shop some of the fabulous vendors who will be there. LOL.

If you are natural, transitioning, thinking about going natural or even if you are still on that 'creamy crack'...LOL, there will be something for everyone. They will have classes, information sessions, competitions, and of course lots of amazing vendors and products. If you are a small business owner especially those with natural hair products, accesories, etc, you definitely want to be there.

The event is hosted by the Natural Health Hair Society. You can get more details on the event website http://naturalhairshowcase.weebly.com/. Vendors can sign up here http://nzuri2.eventbrite.com/

I am sooo excited and can't wait for this event.

Peace & Blessings,

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Fave - Minty, Soothing Lip Balm

Soooo I have a few new things that I think are quickly becoming faves....

I had a doctor's appointment last week and after almost getting in an accident on the freeway (why in the world would anyone carry a tank/water heater or whatever the heck that thing was in the back of their truck without tying it down is beyond me) & getting what my doc described as 'not good and not bad' news; I needed  a lil pick me up. So after I got on my knees and gave thanks to my father Jehovah for sparing me from that accident,  I went to Bath & Body Works. I wanted to smell something nice to lift my spirits : )

I found and immediately fell in love with this lip gloss shine balm. This thing is the business y'all. I love it! This will definitely be a stocking stuffer this xmas!! : )  So if you've been nice, Santa just might bring you something to make your smacker shiny and soft. LOL.

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine

Ooo lalala... Butter Scotch. Cant wait to try this!

This is the one I got. Holiday Short Bread
Here's the description for the Holiday Shortbread on the website; 
Treat your lips to a delicious new flavor that will remind you of one of your favorite winter treats. C.O. Bigelow Mentha Holiday Shortbread combines the high shine and breath-freshening benefits of Mentha Lip Shine with the delicious flavor of a warm cookie right from the oven. 

How could you not want to put that on your lips?? : )))) 
Let me tell you; when I put on lip balm its off before you can say 'pucker up'. Hmm...so; nothing stays on my lips for long. Well; I put on this balm at say 7am this morning and it's 3pm now and my lips are still moisturized and feeling quite soft and luscious... ; ) 
Apple Cider
Seriously though; this is definitely a fave now. Another good lip balm that 'keeps' at least for a while is surprisingly, this Carmex (which I usually can't stand) one that I found at Walgreens. I am not one to spend $13 on a lip balm that will wipe off so I haven't tried some of the pricier brands. And remember; I am not talking gloss; am talking balm; something that soothes, moisturizes and will last.

Caremex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balp SPF 15 Sheer Peach Tint.
It also comes with no color and with a Pink Tint. This is a really good 'cheapie' lip balm.

Well; those are 2 of my fave things. That's all folks : )

Hasta La Vista


A Fair To Remember + Other Happenings

Soooo..... I haven't been here since what feels like ages.
Busy! Busy! Busy!

I did take part in the craft fair I talked about in a previous post and I am pretty satisfied with how things went.

Thought I'd come on really quick to post a few pics from the fair.  I didn't take many pics cos I totally forgot about doing that. I sold some really cool hair accessories that I wish I'd photographed. It's all good though.

I made 6 sales and 1 swap and think that was not too too bad for my first craft fair EVER!!

The fair was a learning experience; I met some really cool, some really crazy and some just plain weird people but all in all; it was a good experience ; )

And my girl Vivalicious came by to show love and support and she and her sister made my day! Am sad I forgot to get a pic with them at the fair.

Ok; for some reason blogspot won't let me upload any pics : (
Guess I'll be back later!!!

Here are the pics! Managed to upload these and now it won't let me do anymore. Oh well....