New in the Shop this week!

Just updating on what’s new in my Etsy shop:

I think these are super cute and fun. 

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xxoo,

Tenns

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Fall TV…Potential Flops

So according to my internet homepage, msn.com…there are already shows that are predicted to flop.  I just got back into tv, so to be honest it will take some catching up for me to figure out what’s to watch for the fall.  So here’s your fall what to watch/what not to watch thus far:

The Mob Doctor:

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So basically a show about a woman who’s a regular doctor during the day, and I doctor to the mob at well other times too.  I admit that the name is corny and I’m not sure that people are really interested in moonlighting mob doctors.  Apparently, she’s doing all this to to bail her indebted brother out of the mob.  Again, the premise doesn’t really seem that strong to begin with, and FOX isn’t known to have too many other dramas outside of House.  Seems cheesy to me.

Vegas:

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First of all, Dennis Quaid on tv….already wrong!  Another show about gangsters and mob, but apparently in the 1960s and on CBS.  Nuff said!

Animal Practice:

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Okay, I’m not a fan of monkeys, or for that matter primates.  I especially hate when monkeys appear alongside humans as sidekicks or friends.  I’m disappointed in NBC for this show :-/  Another show about an awkward person that connects with animals, but not humans.

Beauty & The Beast

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Sometimes The CW really misses!  I mean they have their hits with Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, The Ringer and such, but this show…come on.  They actually cancelled the one other show I really liked and thought was good, Hellcats, last year.  What a bummer and they replace it with shows like this and The LA Complex.  The girl:  a tough NY detective.  The dude:  a werewolf with anger management issues.  Great formula for success…not!  I know Kristin Kruek from Smallville, but never heard of this Jay Ryan guy.  If this is supposed to be a remake of the Beauty & The Beast show that starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman that aired in the last 80s-early 90s, they got it wrong.

Guys With Kids:

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I’d love for this show to do really well, because Michael Anderson is hella funny, but I’m not sure what audience its supposed to grab.  Its not going to grab men, because the last thing a guy wants to see is a show about being a daddy.  I don’t think its gonna capture women, because I guess its supposed to be one of those shows from the male perspective.  Again, this idea has been done over and over in movies like Daddy Day Care.  I don’t think you really need a sitcom to regurgitate the idea.

The Neighbors:

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Aliens disguised as humans…old concept. I guess its supposed to be new, because it’s a comedy.  ABC, I’m disappointed.

Chicago Fire:

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The firefighter drama has been there and done that.  Dramas are trendy likes clothes, hairstyles and pretty much everything else in pop culture.  Firefighter dramas are just not what’s IN right now.

The Following:

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One phrase:  Kevin Bacon on tv…no!

Cult:

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Another miss for the CW.  Lines are blurred between tv and reality when this guy tries to figure out why people are so fascinated with a reality show called “Cult”.  Apparently his brother goes missing after being on the show and he’s set out to find out what happened. Meh…

Of course there are tons more shows that are going to be out this Fall, and of course I will be blogging about all the hits and misses.  Nonetheless, I thinking of doing a follow-up to this post with what TO watch this Fall.

Until next time!

xxoo,

Tenns

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!

Another week of Summer gone and one week closer to Fall.  Amazing how times flies when you either don’t want it to or when you’re having fun.  Between work, jewelry-making, and getting the new place together, the hubs and I are finally taking some time out to go to the movies.  I are stoked to see The Campaign. 

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We are both big Will Ferrell fans, and knew from the moment we saw the trailer that we had to see it.  Anchorman is one of our favorite movies, and I think that we quote the movie at least once a day.

I will be doing a review/post on the movie so stay tuned!  In other news, I’m making a sweet tea/lemonade mix today.  I love sweet tea and I love lemonade, and I typically only do that when I go to Chik-fil-a or out at a restaurant.  I’m excited to out together my own and do my spin on the old Arnold Palmer.  Speaking of beverages, smoothies have been on my radar lately.  I have literally made a smoothie everyday since the hubs made me one a few weeks ago.  He did a good job, but beverages and desserts, and well cooking as a whole is mostly my thing.  I’ve been making smoothies for the longest, but over the past few months I hadn’t really had means and access to do so.  Let’s just say I’ve been pretty mobile being in the military and all.  Anyhow, I think I’ll post my smoothies recipes at some given point, but I would like to take some pics to be able to post with them as well.

Lastly, I did make a few new pieces for my Etsy shop.  I think they’re super cute and versatile.  Check ‘em out!

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xxoo,

Tenns

Fall is right around the corner!

So even though I hate to see the summer go, a new season is always exciting.  Fall is fast approaching, and so are the colors, smells, and feel of the season as a whole already in full spring(no pun intended!).  The one thing I do love about the Fall are the colors, the red, the orange, the yellow.  There is such coziness and warmth that comes along with the Fall, it just puts me in a great state of mind.  This being said, its almost like a warm up for the winter, again no pun intended.  I’ve been totally inspired already to create some Fall pieces for my shop and get ideas for fashion and makeup for the upcoming season.

Fall Fashion:

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Happy Fall findings!

xxoo,

Tenns

Craft Shows & Fair…to do or not to do!

Hey everyone, so I have a predicament!  I’ve of course gotten back into my old crafty habits, one of them being jewelry-making.  I love all the pieces my I make and would totally keep all of them to myself, but it would be selfish not to share them with the world, now wouldn’t it?! LOL!  Nonetheless, I love going to expos, shows, and fairs, but usually as a buyer/viewer not as a seller.  I know they are a great way to generate business and get my name out there, but I know they usually cost a few hundred bucks to participate in.  Well, my main predicament outside of the lack of time I have with training and all, is that I just starting my jewelry making back up and have not made a profit.  I can put up the money to go to the shows, but at the same time I feel like I need to begin making a profit to do so.

Like most things in life, you can have one with out the other.  Buyers have to like your products and have an appreciation for your pieces.  I guess its daunting to put myself out there and see if people in person will do so.  Its hard to make a commitment now to do these shows, not just because of the money, but because it is so hard to plan anything around my busy training schedule.  I enjoy making jewelry so much and really want to share it with the world.   

For the time being, I will continue to crank out pieces and post them online and network with those around me.  I know the next few months will be busy, but I find solace in knowing that I have such a fun and rewarding outlet as jewelry-making.

If you’ve been in a similar predicament or situation, let me know how you handled it and what happened.  I’d love to know! Smile

xxoo,

Tenns

New in the Shoppe

So, I’ve been at it again and made some new items that are now available in my Etsy shop.  Stop by and visit…tell your friends too! Smile

Iridescent Dream Pendant Beaded Bracelet

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Red accented Houndstooth Earrings

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Pink Crystal & Pearl Drop Earrings

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xxoo,

Tenns