Thursday, December 16, 2010

Another Giveaway...

But, not mine this time ;) Please go visit my friend Heather's ADORABLE blog and check out her current giveaway. She has such fabulous and cute things in her Etsy shop. You don't want to miss this!

All You Need Designs: A Holly Jolly Giveaway!: "In honor of All You Need Designs reaching 300 fans on Facebook, I've having a giveaway!! And what better time of year to give something to m..."

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

EtsyMom Street Team: Team-wide Black Friday Sale - A Sneak Preview

Twisted Ribbons will be participating in the EtsyMom Street Team Black Friday Sale. Be sure to come by the shop on Friday and check out the sale. Lots of other wonderful shops participating, so take a look and buy handmade this Christmas!

EtsyMom Street Team: Team-wide Black Friday Sale - A Sneak Preview: " EtsyMoms are opening the season with a Black Friday sale from November 26th through November 29th. Avoid the crowds and shop handmade! O..."

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Groovy Makes: Halloween Themed Collection: Please add your links...

Check out these spooky Halloween treasures Groovy Makes is featuring this week! So many fun things. I'm in love with the skull earrings...

Groovy Makes: Halloween Themed Collection: Please add your links...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

All You Need Designs.... WINNER!

And, the winner is...

comment number 26:
Bernadette said...

LOVE the candy striped snowflake earrings!

Congratulations Bernadette! I'll be emailing you to get you your charms. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

All You Need Designs Review and GIVEAWAY!!

I have some very exciting news! I was offered a chance to do a review and a giveaway from Heather over at All You Need Designs. Check out my gorgeous new wine charms...

in autumn colors no less. I'm in love. Perfect for the upcoming Bunko night I'm hosting for all my girlfriends. The charms are super cute, very well made, and are easy to put on and off the wine glass stems.

Heather has all sorts of awesome things in her Etsy shop. From bookmarks...

to beautiful earrings...

and even some graphic design work!

A little about Heather and her business:

My name is Heather and I'm the owner and designer of All You Need Designs - custom designing all you need! I've been married to my husband for 8 years, and we have 2 beautiful children - a 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter. I've always been a creative being - in school art was always my passion - especially painting and drawing. But sometimes life doesn't go the way you plan, and my day job does not involve much art or creativity. In my spare time, I taught myself how to use Photoshop and that's when I started graphic designing. When I first started planning my Etsy shop, it was going to be strictly for graphic design products, like invitations and cards. But then I started playing with beads, and it turned into another passion for me. It began with beaded bookmarks and then it exploded from there into wine charms, key chains, jewelry...I love thinking up new ways to use beads!

When I finally opened my shop in late June 2010, I decided to offer both in my shop - handmade items and
graphic designs. The great thing is that I've had some success with both. It's nice for me to have a variety of creative outlets because it allows me to change things up and stay busy. If I'm going through a dry spell with jewelry design ideas, I can turn on the computer and play with graphic designs instead. I love custom orders (for the handmade or digital items), so please don't hesitate to ask! I happily ship to both the US and Canada. Digital designs can be emailed anywhere in the world. I've had a lot of fun with my shop over the last few months and I'm looking forward to the holiday season and rolling out even more product ideas soon. So stay tuned!

Her Etsy shop:
Facebook fan page:

And, the big news for all Twisted Ribbons readers... Heather has generously offered a set of these charms to one lucky winner!

Heather says this about these wine charms:

Have you ever lost track of which glass if yours at a get together or party? Make it easy to tell which one is yours with these sweet wine glass charms.

This set of 6 hand beaded wine glass charms features gorgeous glass beads in shades of fall - brown, orange, gold, green, red and silver; each one complimented by a rustic flower charm. Wine glass charms come packaged in a small organza bag for easy storage.

Wouldn't these be fabulous for those fall get-togethers, and that Thanksgiving dinner?!? Here is how you can win.

To enter you must visit Heather's Etsy shop, come back here and comment with something that caught your eye. Include your name and an email address. This will count as one entry.

For additional entries...

1) Visit her Facebook page and "like" it. Come back and comment that you did in a separate comment.

2) Visit her blog, and follow her. Come back and comment that you did in a separate comment.

3) Visit my Facebook page and "like" it. Come back and comment that you did in a separate comment.

4) Follow my blog. Comment that you do in a separate comment.

5) Share this giveaway by clicking on the Facebook share button. Leave a separate comment saying you did.

So, you have 6 total possible entries!

This giveaway ends at noon CST, October 20th and is open to all U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older. I’ll use to select the winning comment from this blog. Winner will be notified by email and posted on my blog. Good luck!

**Be sure to post your entries in separate comments! will choose from comment number**

Good luck everyone!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Don't forget - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with this disease in their lifetime.

Twisted Ribbons has a couple of new things to show support for this important reminder.

$2 from the sale of either of these two items will go directly to the Susan G Komen fund, supporting the research for the cure of this disease. These are both listed in my Etsy shop. I will make the donation, along with our family's donation at the end of October.

This disease has affected our family directly, as it has many others. If you are not already familiar, please review the risk factors and prevention methods appropriate for yourself, and your family on the Komen site.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What's for dinner 10/5/2010?!?

What do you cook for dinner? Any new recipes? These are common questions at any mommy related function these days. As more and more families seek cheaper alternatives to eating out and healthier recipes, a lot of us are eating at home more!

I love to cook. Wish I had time to make a big gourmet meal every night, but life gets in the way. But, I'm pretty decent at looking at the cupboard and throwing something together every night. I wish I was better at meal planning, but I never seem to have the patience for it. So, I'm more of a "it's five o'clock, what I can make for dinner" kind of girl.

Because a blog probably shouldn't be all about bows, I'm going to attempt to post at least one weekly recipe of something I made on the fly that week. We'll see how it goes!

So, here is this week's recipe from my freezer/refrigerator/cupboard... no prep, what so ever. Did I mention I don't measure things? So, just eyeball it... you'll be fine.

4 frozen tilapia fillets
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 cup Panko italian breadcrumbs
little feta cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil

Thaw fish in cold water. If you have a little lemon or lime juice, throw a bit in with the water to take away a little of the "fishy" taste.

Heat olive oil in non stick skillet on medium heat. Pull out three deep plates or bowls. Flour in one, egg and milk wisked together in another, panko crumbs in the third. Dip tilapia fillets in the flour, egg mixture, and the panko crumbs, coating each side. Throw fillets in skillet. Cook on each side until center is done (approximately 5 min per side for me), and top each fillet with feta cheese.

Serve dinner! I made some smashed red potatoes and salad as a side. It was delicious! Even my three year old loved it. My extremely picky five year old wouldn't touch it, but you can't win them all ;)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Feaured in the EtsyMom Gift Guide!

My Halloween Scaredy Cat Bow is featured in this week's EtsyMom gift guide along with many other adorable Halloween themed items. Check it out on the Etsy Mom blog!

EtsyMom Blog

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bunko anyone?

Any other Bunko lovers out there? I've been in a couple of groups now, and I love it. Such a fun, social game. And, it never hurts if you win!

I just added this new flower ring to my Etsy shop... inspired by Bunko. Hopefully it will bring me good luck next month.

Would also be fun for a night at the craps table ;)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Halloween Fun!

If you know me personally, you know I luuuuuvvv Halloween. Fall in general, but Halloween is just so fun.

All these bows and clips are brand new for 2010, and so cute!

These are available now in my Etsy shop! Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 3, 2010

And the winner is....

.... number 28 as picked by Which corresponds to Barb Brookman Luther on my list of attendees!

Congratulations Barb! You receive a $15 worth of merchandise from my Etsy store!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Featured in another blog

I'm featured in the EtsyMom blog this week. Check it out and enter to win one of my back to school clips!

EtsyMom Blog

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Giveaway from Twisted Ribbons!

Would you like a $15 gift certificate to my Etsy store? Entering is EASY.

Step 1 - become a Twisted Ribbons fan on Facebook.

Step 2 - "attend" the Back to School sale event.

That's it. A random "attendee" will win a $15 gift certificate to the Twisted Ribbons Etsy store sometime during the Back to School sale (ends September 4th).

Good luck!

This week's Back to School special

Have you seen the big Facebook Back to School event? Check it out for the latest news on this month's back to school sale!

This week's special...

All solid bows (pinwheel or boutique) are Buy 2, Get 1 FREE with $1 shipping in the US ($1.50 to Canada). This is a great time to stock up on some cute bows to match those new outfits!

Here are the three styles offered:

Small pinwheel

Boutique Style

Large pinwheel

Bows are all available in these colors:

These will be available until next week when the new weekly special is announced! They are in the Back to School section of my Etsy shop.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Back to School Time!

Summer time is almost over. Remembering some sweet times...

But, it is time for fall! Back to school, football, cooler weather... Sounds good to me!

Twisted Ribbons will be celebrating "Back to School" with special weekly sales, giveaways and more for the next month. Check out my Facebook page and Etsy shop for more details!

Here is the first special... a barrette perfect for Back to School:

Available NOW in my Etsy shop for $3.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Photo sessions...outtakes

Well, as most of you know, I have 2 gorgeous daughters. They are my little bow models for the most part in my blog pictures, etsy pics and Facebook pics. They are good little models for the most part, but we defnitely have our fair share of outtakes. Thought I would share a few of my favorites with you :)

Cute, but not what I was going for:

Oops... she is gonna hate me for this photo when she is a teenager!

Hiding from me as I was about to brush that crazy hair:

My silly girl tries on all the bows at the same time:

Having girls is too fun!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kidz Klozet Sale

Last week was a whirlwind of a week! I decided at the last minute to set up a booth at the Kidz Klozet Consignment Sale. It turned out great, and I met lots of current and new local customers! Here is a peek at my booth in case you missed it:

Check out all those bows. All those adorable bow hangers are made by my good friend. Her Etsy shop will up and running soon, and I'll be sure to link you when it is!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Another Giveaway!!

Not me, but my good friend Sandy from Blueberry Kisses! Check out her blog for chances to win a $60 CSN store gift certificate. Goodluck :)

Blueberry Kisses Blog

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Football Time in Tennessee

I do love summer. I really do. Hitting the pool, warm summer nights, those lovely thunderstorms that crop up in the early evening heat...

But, by mid July I'm usually getting the itch for fall. Cooler weather, back to school for my cutie girls and FOOTBALL! Football is huge here in TN. We love it. LOVE it.

I've already had some requests for some football themed bows and clips, believe it or not! I'm not the only football fan 'round here ;) So, here are a couple of things on my workspace today:

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Check out the Twisted Ribbons page on FB for more updates and things.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Giddy for Gingham

My 3 yr old was my alarm clock this morning at 5:35am with a very sweet whisper "Mommy, can I watch cartoons now?". Good thing she is cute. One of the wonderful things about summer time is that no matter how many black out curtains I hang in her room, the first sliver of sunlight to hit her little face and she is UP!

But, it is amazing how much you can get done when you are up by 5:45am ;)

Lately, I'm in love with this new gingham ruffle ribbon I found. LOVE. Can't get enough! So much cuteness to be created with it.

Here are some new things!

Lined alligator clips:

Wrapped headband with flower:

And, some itty bitty baby snap clips lined with ribbon:

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Etsy Treasury!

My flirty flower rings are featured in an Etsy Treasury today! Check it out :)

Flower Fantasy Treasury