Tuesday, March 31, 2009

its been...

well... not that long..

but still ~ just wanted to update!

entries have been trickling in for the contest, i want MORE competition people!!!

1 week left before Voting starts! ^.^

Friday, March 27, 2009

If you're a Mommie...

then you simply MUST check this out ~


AMAZING Giveaway.. Pertinent Product Reviews.. and MORE!! so.. check it out when you have a moment and enter to win something!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

YOU Want THIS Stuff....


Hopefully, i'll be listing more participating artisans and crafters as the Contest comes along but here are a few for your to check out NOW! I'm pulling some strings with some old friends on this one to bring you the best in handmade goodies!!!

These are some of my personal favs, so trust me, this is going to be the BEST Prize Pack EVER!!!

~ Lisa's Hill Side Bakery ~

Fudge and Candy thats BEYOND yummy..
I've been a loyal customer for a loooong time now and words cannot describe the scrumptiousness that this lady creates and you can TRY SOME FOR FREEEEEE if you win this Contest!!!!

~ Klean Kitty ~

Soap is BEST Served Chocolate!
{ It melts in your bath.. Not in your Mouth! }
This soap has been included in Gift Baskets for the likes of Gwen Stefani and Angelina Jolie! NO JOKE!!!

~ MoonStruck Magic Bath & Body ~

Products for your Mind, Body & Spirit
Hand milled Soaps and Sumptuous Lotions in a variety of ALL NATURAL Scents!
A Metaphysical Spiritualist and fellow Work-At-Home Mommie ~ i cannot LIVE without her Lip Balm!!!

~ Eclectic Diana ~

An Eclectic Collection of things to soothe, soften and delight!
Her teas are perfection, her body oils are amazing! For sure anything you try from her shop WILL delight you!

So.. get those Entries in ASAP and tell all your friends to Add + Eternal Autumn™ + MySpace!!!

+ Eternal Autumn™ +


The much talked-about, much-discussed Contest will go along as follows:

I'm keeping it REALLY Simple and Fun, so EVERYONE can enter and EVERYONE CAN VOTE!!!

To Enter:

Write "I ♥ Eternal Autumn" SOMEWHERE on your person or on an object and take a picture!
In other words, create a "Fan Sign"! Show me some LOVE people!!!

This photo will be put in an album here on Myspace, and on the said below date, VOTING WILL START!!

Make it funny, make it gory, make it sexy, make it silly... You wanna do a Stupid Human Trick in the pic?! DO EEET!!! Whatever you think will get the MOST attention, DO EEET!!! BE CREATIVE!!!

The photo that receives the MOST Votes WINS an
EXCLUSIVE + Eternal Autumn™ + Surprise Gift Bag
with up to $50 in assorted Handmade Jewelry, Accessories, Bath & Body products
or any variety of other special goodies!
ALL ITEMS INCLUDED Will be from Sellers on ETSY, not ALL necessarily MADE BY ME!
So you'll be getting a FABulous assortment of fun and fanciful novelties to enjoy!

And Trust me.. You WILL Enjoy them!!!

I will cater this gift to fit the person that wins as best i can! ^.


Taking Entries Starting NOW until April 6th!


- VOTING WILL CLOSE April 14th -
Contest Winner will be determined, posted and contacted on April 15th!


Once Voting has begun, you're welcome to Vote on as many photos as you like, but only once per photo.

Keep it CLEAN.. if only for MySpace's sake.. i don't want the submissions being deleted or my ACCOUNT being deleted b/c of a nipple.. so cover it up, luvs ^.

~ Last, But Not Least ~
Absolutely Positively NO Nasty Comments on ANY of the photos submitted.

I haven't had a problem with this but i want to make it clear i will NOT take any "meanness" from ANYONE. You will be deleted from my friends list IMMEDIATELY if you make a public derogatory comment about ANY of the Contest Entries.

I want this to be FUN, People!! So.. the MORE the Merrier! ^.

A Few Past Winner of + Eternal Autumn™ + Contest Prizes are shown below:

Damsel in Decease ~ WINNER of the Graphics Contest ~ in her Custom Necklace Prize!!!
~ Damsel in Decease, Sheila D.
Tillery ~
Winner of the Graphics Contest in her FREE *CUSTOM* NECKLACE!

retired necklace design
~ Mekare ~
Winner of a Deadly Creations Theme Contest in her FREE NECKLACE!

shes done it again!!!! with GREEN power ^.*
~ Rachael Sin ~
Winner of a Deadly Creations Theme Contest in her FREE NECKLACE!

So... Add yourself to this growing list of WINNERS!!! ENTER TODAY!!!!!

+ Eternal Autumn™ +
www.loosel3aves.etsy.com for DeStash Supplies!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Whats BEST for those monthly woes?

An + Eternal Autumn™ + Aromatherapy flaxseed pillow.. warmed up, of course.. and French Organic Chocolate Truffles.

I swear, its a cure all. I can't even tell you how much BETTER i feel ^.^

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Check my Etsy Shop for some UNBELIEVEABLE Deals in honor of my Birthday today!!! they'll last thru Friday ~ but thats it!!!

+ Eternal Autumn™ +

Mostly New Items!!! All my personal FAVS!!! ^.^

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ganesha is AVAILABLE!!!!

The much-talked-about and promised Ganesha Cameo necklaces are AVAILABLE NOW in my Etsy Shop!!! I've already sold 2 ~ so there are ONLY 3 more available!!!

...b/c i had to keep one for myself ^.*

Please follow This Link to purchase and read more about these lovely necklaces:

Friday, March 13, 2009

Custom Necklace for the WINNER of the Graphics Contest

This necklace was created especially for Sheila D. Tillery aka Damsel In Decease ~ a fabulous Graphic Designer and Artist! She created the following Image for my FANart Graphics Contest:

Check her out by clicking her Winning Design!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


~ a notice to buyers AND SELLERS of handmade goods ~

i've noticed a disturbing trend when browsing about on Etsy lately...

There are a LOT of ppl under pricing handmade goods

this is disturbing for a plethora of reasons but a couple of the MOST IMPORTANT, that EVERYONE should be aware of, are the following:

~ 1 ~ when you pay nothing for something... you're likely to end up with nothing ~ everyone likes a good bargain but if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!!!

exceptions: PIF items or SALE items ~ i myself like to have a really good sale every now and again but when EVERYTHING is being sold for UBER CHEAP you should be wary of the quality.

~ 2 ~ when you under price your own hard work, you cheat not only yourself but your customer ~ they may end up saving a few sheckles but they may not realize the VALUE of YOUR WORK in the future. not to mention other artists trying to make a living.

in short ~ you make us ALL look bad when you under price your wares. the handcrafted community is not about being CHEAP.. its about quality and conscience.. if ppl want Wal-Mart prices ~ let them G O. T O. W A L - M A R T. by golly!!!!!

I've learned these things through experience ~ its no joke trying to run your own business and it undermines not only me but my fellow entrepreneurs to knowingly do these things.

If you're unsure about how to price your work, worried about your quality, or you're just new to this whole making and selling thing... most of us that have been doing it for a while are MORE THAN HAPPY to lend a helping hand.

This shouldn't be a competition so much as a community, working together to bring our consumers better products for their money and creating by hand to reduce the wear and tear on our planet.

Pass it along.

+ Eternal Autumn™ +

Friday, March 6, 2009

March 11th

...is my 1 year Etsyversary!!!

Meaning ~ i've had my shop on Etsy for exactly ONE YEAR on March 11th!!!

in that year, a lot of things have changed... my jewelry making and selling style has evolved, my inventory has blossomed, I've learned a lot and had a WONDERFUL time doing it!

I hope in the next year that my little Business continues to become ever more successful ^.^

As a matter of fact, things have been going so well that I've been considering making this official and getting a business license... how exciting is that?!

~ So... in celebration of my 1 Year Etsyversary ~

Every Day (starting Tomorrow) I will feature a ONE OF A KIND (OOAK) item from my shop at a HUGE Discount! Each item will only be available at the featured price for ONE DAY for 5 days leading up to the BIG day ~ a countdown, if you will ^.*

Help me mark this exciting time and snag a Fabulous Lovely in the process!

+ Eternal Autumn™ +

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lara gets a Tattoo. . .

so... my friend Samantha gave me a tattoo night before last.

Nothing big or shocking, just a cute little peace sign on the knuckle of my left thumb. its my first so i wanted to see if i could handle it, something small, ya know?

i'm thinking i may have some fall leaves added... maybe in a swirling pattern up and around my wrist or something pretty like that.......

It didn't hurt too bad, i used to carve a peace sign into the same spot with a safety pin back in high school (i know i know, stupid me!) so i couldn't really complain. i always said i wanted to get a peace sign tattooed there, now i finally have!

however, i did run to the bathroom and puke as soon as she was finished. LoLz don't ask me why, i couldn't tell you!

Its still a little red, its fresh after all ^.* but here tis ~

oh! and i ordered tiny little antiqued pewter Om charms today to accent the Ganesha cameos!! these necklaces are going to be so awesome.. i hope they sell well! i'll have 6 of 'em!! ^.^

My Beautiful Capelet

I received the loveliest, coziest, comfiest capelet... it was waiting for me when we returned from Asheville, Tuesday.

I traded for this beautiful piece with LanamuseFibers.etsy.com

Isn't it lovely?! I'm thrilled!!!

I'm going to attach a button myself (hence the button loop with no button at the neckline) i asked her to leave it off b/c i have a specific button in mind for it... so i'll post new pix when i get that done!

in the meantime, you simply MUST check out her Etsy shop! she's fairly new, doesn't have many sales... but she's a true professional and VERY talented!!

oh! and she included the yummiest teas in my package too! a free gift with a trade ~ could it get any better?!?! ^.^

Monday, March 2, 2009


yep.. we're stuck.. in Asheville (cuz you know thats a TURRIBLE place to be stuck in LoLz) b/c of the snow...

lots of pix to come ~ soon as we get home, that is.

*tee hee* it snowed.