Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Copper

Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Copper
Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Coper

Monday, September 27, 2010

Morticia's Boootique

I spent the entire weekend, mostly yesterday working on my new etsy shop.
It took me forever to think of a name for it. While in DisneyWorld I came up with Morticia's Boootique. I wanted a shop where Morticia Addams would want to go shopping.

It is filled with more of the macabre, goth, yet fun, funky, and colorful stuff I enjoy making.

Today on my HUGE list of things to do is to update my website. I need to add Morticia's Boootique to it. I also have to update all the ghost tour websites.

I am a busy busy girl. Never a moment of rest.

Next week I am planning an October GiveAway. So stay tuned!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm Back

I'm back from my vacation to Disneyworld.

I am exhausted.

Been doing laundry all day and trying to keep up with e mails and return phone calls for the night job.

I am starting a new etsy shop. This one will be geared towards my darker side. Mwahahaha.

More to come once I actually get some ideas out of my head and turn them into reality!

In the meantime I am pledging the following:

I, Renee, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


I am leaving soon on a trip. I need this vacation more then anyone could ever know or understand! It is well deserved by myself and my hubby.
Though today I am not feeling too good. My tummy has been for a month or two. Gets an achy feeling, mostly when I am doing my tours. And my throat hurts. I better not be getting sick!
I put my etsy shop on vacation, though I have been working on other things.
Paintings mostly. I bought the book Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts and I am really enjoying it.
I tried to make a painting yesterday, but life got in the way. I want to do everything that I can possibly do, but time does not allow this. I spread myself thin sometimes, I know, but sometimes I get bored and need to try something different.
I made a sketch book yesterday which I will bringing with me on my trip. Hopefully being out of Bisbee will help me find some new inspiration. Sometimes you get stuck and you have to go away and come back to really appreciate where you are and what you have.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Summer is almost gone...

Summer is almost gone and fall is almost here!! I love fall. I loved it more when I lived in Philadelphia and the trees changed colors. I loved the smell of Halloween. Yes it has a smell. Fall and winter in Arizona is not as exciting. Everything dies and the entire landscape looks bare. The animals move into the mountains and there is little life.

The saddest part about summer ending is that my carnivorous plants will go into hibernation until next spring. They will look their best in the next month or so. I feel bad because I feel like they have been ignored this year due to the new house.

This morning I took photos of my carnivorous plants to preserve their beauty until next year.

This hawk was eyeballing a poor defenseless bunny in our front yard.

The hawk in mid flight. The bunny was unharmed!

My entire collection of perennial carnivorous plants. These guys stay outside all year long. In winter they go dormant and then spring back to life when the weather gets warmer.

I never had any luck growing venus fly traps and gave up purchasing them this year. Then low and behold the ones I had last year came back better then ever! These have to be my most impressive plant in my collection this year!

This sundew was given to me by Kerry Kate two years ago and it is thriving! It died, came back, and had to be thinned out twice!

My scarlet belle pitcher plant and some sundews I rescued from Lowes!

Two members of the purple pitcher plant family. These are by far my favorite type of pitcher plant!

A pitcher plant I saved from Lowes. I don't know the kind but I love the color! They will be at their prettiest in a month or so!

Another pitcher plant. Not sure of the name. I love the white and red veins! So pretty!

This is a holiday weekend and the ghost tours are crazy busy! Holiday weekends are always more work for us, but we don't mind.

I am putting more items into my SALE section on my etsy store this weekend, so check back there! Also the current items in my SALE section will be moved out this afternoon and taken to the Source Within on Main St. in Old Bisbee!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Earning your keep

A few weeks ago the hard drive in my MacBook Pro died.
I lost everything that I had not backed up. The last backup was a few weeks prior to this happening.

Luckily when this happened I had 12 days left on the computer's warranty. Which makes one wonder if there really is a god up there!

So the last few weeks have been spent trying to get all the software and programs back up and running on my computer. Luckily I have a patient husband who has been doing most of this for me. If I was doing it by myself the computer would have ended up through a window, in the yard, with a hammer in it!

That being said, I have had a lot of issues with frustration lately. The littlest thing is setting me off. I NEED a vacation and badly! Luckily one is coming up and I DESERVE it!

Which brings me to my next issue...DESERVING WHAT YOU HAVE!

I believe in hard work and working hard for what you have.

In college some classmates called me Princess...gosh locals still do call me that. They thought that I was spoiled rotten (of course they did not grow up in Lower Merion and have NO idea on what spoiled is...but I degress) I don't know why. Never understood why. I work. I work hard. I have earned everything I have. My parents always provided for me food, clothing, shelter, an education and culture. But they taught me that you have to work, save, and earn your keep. I was never given a car. I had to buy my cars. Working = Earning!

So it really drives me nuts when people get what they don't deserve...handed to them on a silver platter. I call it Paris Hilton Syndrome. Be a fuck up and get rewarded for it.

If you don't work for it, how can you appreciate it?

I have my tours, my jewelry on etsy, all the stuff I sell in town, and work in a shop one day a week. I work and work and work and feel that I have earned my house, my new bathroom (which still isn't finished) my hearse, my saturn, and my VACATION!!!
And because I have earned them I appreciate them. I care for them. I love them.

That being said, my tangent is now over and I will now blast Lady GaGa and finish my custom orders!!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Watch the video to find out who the winner is!

NOTE TO WINNER: Please send me a FB message with your address!!