Monday, February 28, 2011

I love macaroons!

Photo by: TheGroovyBaker on etsy

One of the best desserts I've ever had were Macaroons. My goodness they are really delish! I'm really not sure how to explain how it tastes, but it's great. I tried Macaroons this year I believe, or the end of last year and when I eat one, I have to have more. Like 2-3 more! I haven't tried many flavors but I know people on etsy do make and sell them. I hope I go to one of the craft shows and someone is selling them. That would be fantastic! What's one of your favorite desserts?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Lovely Photos - Interior Design

Don't you just love looking at interior design? I just dream of having a nice house where I could decorate every room any way I like. Looking at these photos really inspire me to work hard and save for that dream house I want. Sadly, I'm horrible at saving. Any advice with how you save your money? Anyways I wanted to share these lovely photos with you!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Love is sweet - Green Wedding Shoes

Love Is Sweet at
Photography by Gabriel Ryan

This week I got an email from a lovely girl who needed advice on her wedding gift bags. I came up with lots of ideas so hopefully she will like something and I would be able to be the one to help her. I love weddings, I haven't been to many but I've been into wedding blogs for a while.

Love Is Sweet at
Photography by Gabriel Ryan

I've created a site that I haven't been able to work on. But the whole point of the site / store was to help people with partys and weddings. Well, with their decoration and goodie bags. I know people don't have time to work on certain things and just wish things were done for them. Well that's what my whole website is about. I'd be the one to help with the goodie bags, have the decoration ready for birthday parties, baby showers, etc. Hopefully I can release it by this month but I'm really trying to work on YST. I'm just that type of girl that loves crafts so I try to do whatever I can that will keep me busy. :)

Love Is Sweet at
Photography by Gabriel Ryan

I haven't had the chance to go home this week to organize my craft room. Jason has a fever/flu, so I've been driving him around and taking care of him. One day he'll be cold one day he'll be hot. I really hope he'll start to feel better.

Well I hope you enjoy these awesome photos by Gabriel Ryan. I was looking at GreenWeddingShoes and thought I'd share this lovely "Valentine's" theme with you. Enjoy!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Giveaway Winner

etsy mini flags by: Jaimemancilla

Last Week's medium bubble gum pink hair bow winner
from is #08 Liz!

Congratulations! I'll be emailing you soon!

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Lets congratulate Liz! And say thank you to Taralee for being so kind to donate a giveaway to YourSweetTreat readers!

I also want to congratulate YourSweetTreat's blog! We did it! We have over 200 followers! I'm very happy to know that 200+ people are reading this blog and being updated. Now don't forget YST does have a twitter and facebook. So don't forget to follow YST there. Also join our mailing list! You will be getting coupons and news through the mailing list. :)

I was taking a look at jaimemancilla's etsy and decided to share her wonderful photos of her creations. I hope you'll like them!

Just makes you feel welcomed, doesn't it?

I can't wait to have my own house to decorate. *smile*

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Why I didn't blog this week

I realize so much that I rely on my laptop so much! My charger for my mac is broken. I do need to buy a new one. Then Jason mentioned that I should take my laptop in as well since that could be the problem why the charger is not working. My laptop is about 5 years old. I think I will start saving up for a new laptop. But buy a charger for my Mac for now. I did want to buy a new battery but seriously. All that accessories I buy for my mac, is half of a laptop! Of course its not half of a mac. Half of a "pc" laptop. Is that what you call it?

Sorry to my readers, that I haven't been able to post anything up this week because of my laptop. I Haven't been driving to go get it because I have to find a store near by, and I don't like driving in the rain. hehe I already got in a car accident once from the rain. Someone behind me was going to fast and ended up being under my trunk, on the freeway. That was 2 years ago. So that kind of frightened me.

Anyways you still have a chance to use your coupon code from my mailing list.
So be sure to use it soon! It's going to expire!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Guest Feature and Giveaway

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giveaway: worldwide

This week's giveaway is from Taralee from I found Taralee through twitter and when I checked out her lovely shop I realized that Raquel Reed was one of the girls who sported her cute bows! I've been a fan of Raquel Reed for quite some time, so I had to take a look at what else Taralee had in her shop. These hair bows were absolutely cute! When I got to talk to Taralee, she was kind enough to offer a hair bow for a giveaway for YourSweetTreat readers! Thank you Taralee!! Be sure to join this giveaway, you don't want to miss the chance to win one of her bows!

ilovestarryeyed, what is the meaning in your shop name and is this your full time job:

My shop name is actually Starry Eyed Bowtique. I chose to use the url because I thought it sounded a bit more fun, and because there is also a company that uses a similar name and I didn't want people to get the two mixed up. This actually isn't my full time job. I run Starry Eyed Bowtique part time and am a full time student studying graphic and web design.

What inspired you to start your handmade shop:

Believe it or not, the whole idea behind my shop was actually completely unplanned. I had always loved hair bows but felt like it could sometimes be hard to find exactly the kind of styles I'd been looking for. Eventually I taught myself how to make bows and my friends started commenting on them, asking me where I'd got them and such. I also had a lot of people online asking me if I had had any thoughts of selling my bows any time soon. That was pretty much how the shop was born. It went from me just doing something for fun to doing it as a job. I still can't get over it.

You were on etsy once and broke away, do you have any advice for etsy sellers:

Etsy was actually a great stepping stone for me. For anyone who is looking to test the waters and get their feet wet, this is the place to start. I gained a loyal customer base because I started there, it got me a lot of exposure in a short amount of time. My advice for etsy sellers would be to make your brand stand out as much as possible and promote, promote, promote! I think that with etsy self-promo is so important. You're essentially a fish swimming among thousands of other fish. So make yourself noticed, don't just blend in.

What is your favorite item in your shop and why:

My favourite item is and always will be the HUGE Yellow and Black Polka Dot Hair Bow. I'm a total sucker when it comes to polka dots! I can't get enough of them. The bow is just so bright and fun, it'll definitely get a lot of attention and compliments. I know mine does when I wear it!

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how to enter the contest
here are 6 chances you can win!

(if you leave your email addy with the comment or have it entered,
it'll be easier for me to contact the winner)

follow and comment - 1 chance
1- follow this blogspot page

* leave 1 comment on this blog
with your 'favorite item' link from

twitter it - 2 chances
1 - if you have twitter, follow @ilovestarryeyed and @YourSweetTreat
2 - twitter the example below after you have followed us.
example: Just joined a giveaway! @ilovestarryeyed is giving away a cute hair bow accessory at - @YourSweetTreat #giveaway

* leave 1 comment on this blog after you followed our twitter and leave your twitter name
* leave 1 comment if you tweeted the example sentance

facebook it - 2 chances
- become a fan and (post) let her know you joined her giveaway on
with your favorite item from Starry Eyed Bowtique's shop!

- become a fan and (post) let me know you joined the giveaway on
with your favorite item from Your Sweet Treat's shop!

* leave 1 comment letting me know you "liked" StarryEyedClothing and left a post
* leave 1 comment letting me know you "liked" YourSweetTreat and left a post

blog it - 1 chance
1 - have a blog? blog about this contest
* leave 1 comment with your blog entry link!

giveaway ends friday february 18, 2011 8am pst
come back to see who the winner will be!

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Last Week's $30 Gift Certificate winner
from YourSweetTreat is #10 Va!

Congratulations! I'll be emailing you soon!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fruit Cards

I've asked you all about what was your favorite card on my shop. For me, I'm loving the fruit cards. Here are my favorites:

It's kind of corny but while I was thinking of the little things the cards would say, I think of all the corny things I say to Jason. haha What is your favorite little corny saying?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Treasury on etsy

I've picked a few items on etsy for my treasury list today. The theme I was going for was for Valentine's day. Hope you'll enjoy what I favored!

View the rest of the lovely etsy items I chose. view all

Which is your favorite one out of the ones I chose from the treasury list?

Friday, February 4, 2011

1 Year Anniversary

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Today is YourSweetTreat's one year anniversary! Yay!! And I was thinking I should definitely have a give away since I haven't had one in a long time. It's time to celebrate and I would love to have you celebrate with me! So I am giving away a $30 gift certificate for you to purchase anything on my shop! It doesn't expire. :) Have fun and enjoy!

how to enter the contest
here are 6 chances you can win!

follow and comment - 1 chance
- follow this blogspot page
- leave 1 comment on this blog
with your 'favorite card' link on my shop

twitter it - 2 chances
- if you have twitter, go on my etsy shop
- find your favorite item and tweet the link.
be sure to include @yoursweettreat so i can track your tweets
example: my favorite item is link from @yoursweettreat

- leave 1 comment on this blog with your twitter link
- leave 1 comment if you tweeted about this contest with its link

facebook it - 2 chances
- if you have facebook, go on my etsy shop
- find your favorite item and post the link on your facebook
be sure to include @yoursweettreat so i can track your posts

- leave 1 comment on this blog with your facebook link
- leave 1 comment if you posted about this contest with its link

blog it - 1 chance
- have a blog? blog about this contest
- leave 1 comment with your blog entry link!

when you click on your favorite item on my etsy shop, on the right hand side it says "share", click that and it's an easier way for you to share the link on your facebook or twitter. just be sure to add @yoursweettreat to your posts and tweets.

giveaway ends friday february 11, 2011 8am pst
come back to see who the winner will be!

If you haven't done so, join my mailing list to get discounts!
A discount will be released after this contest is over. So be sure to join!

Mailing List sign up is on the right hand side of this blog.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Layout

( photo was taken at a christmas cancer fund party, selling our jewelry )

I finally made the layout I wanted today! I'm so happy. I've always wanted to use this type of feel in one of my layouts and it hit me that I want to use it for my blog! Sorry I'm just over excited. Hopefully I just stay with this look. I have a problem with changing layouts. Never satisfied kind of thing. I think when its your own work you criticize yourself a lot more. Anyways I hope you like it! Now I just have to fix my mailing list layouts :)

If you haven't signed up on my e-mailing list, be sure to do so. Its on the right side of this blog.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I love photography

Photography is fun! Retouching photos is a great way to enhance photos. I use Photoshop and Lightroom. If you haven't used Lightroom, it's great. It's easy. You can lighten, darken, blue, sharpen your photos instantly. But if you are used to Photoshop, that's good too. I usually use Lightroom for my Jewelry Shots.

I took some photos of my friend for practice to see how I would do. I hope you'll enjoy them. Oh the masks, I loved them. Got them in hollywood. :)