Thursday, April 2, 2009

Now THIS is customer service!

I ordered a custom made headband and bow for my baby granddaughter from an shop called VerySweetBows. This was requested by my very picky daughter-in-law, so that was a compliment to the items there in the first place.

I read that the shop owner had some health issues, so I just asked her when the headband would be coming. I received an answer right away and she explained that the headband had been mailed 2 weeks ago. I thought well, maybe it would show up eventually.

But NO, letting me wait was not in the plans of Fagan of VerySweetBows! Here is a part of what she wrote back to me:

I have re-made your headband/bow set and it will go out today via Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. I just ask that if the first order shows up please refuse it so that it comes back to me. My appologies for your inconvenience and I hope that you enjoy your bow when it arrives. Kind regards Fagan

Now, THAT is customer service!

So if you are looking for a place to buy all kinds of cute things for your girl, at the right price, and you know you are going to be treated right, go to VerySweetBows!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

PIFs in my Etsy shop!

I have 10 PIFs (pay it forward) in my Etsy shop, ReesasFavorites. Pay It Forward means when someone does something nice for you and they say "Don't pay me back, pay it forward." You do something nice for someone else.

I got a nifty PIF from Tracy of --
bunches of 4" lengths of ball chain. This is such a cool story because she got these chains from a vertical window blind; so she recycled them and now I'm upcycling them into a PIF again! Round and round, recycle, Pay It Forward! LOL ☺

I am making doll necklaces that fit Barbie or Blythe. You can get one absolutely FREE if you live in the U.S. or Canada.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

BOGO Sale in Honor of My Birthday by la01shelle

Awww, my friend LaShelle on etsy is having a special BOGO sale in my honor because today is my birthday!
Now I feel like a celebrity! That is so cool!

Here is her shop: la01shelle. Convo (contact) her with your choice of earrings and she will make a reserved listing for you with the second pair FREE.

Believe me, she has beautiful earrings. I have bought the ones pictured and they are waiting to be given to a friend on a special occasion. Now you know that I make jewelry myself, so it would have to be something pretty special for me to buy jewelry from someone else. They are so unique and really stunning! ♥

I'm going to her shop now and ... well, who can pass up a BOGO?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Special Announcement!

a special announcement in honor of my birthday March 21 is now
open for business!

I am part of a website especially created for selling awesome items for the Blythe doll.

Check it out! I would love to hear some feedback comments here on my blog.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sewing fun!

I have been sewing, that is always fun to me. Here is a cute outfit that I made for Bitty Baby/Bitty Twin 15" doll. I am proud of how it turned out! (Yes, that is the boy Bitty Twin, but I don't have his sister yet. He doesn't mind modeling the girl's clothes until I can buy a sister for him, he is a good sport. But he did say hurry and get a sister as soon as possible before some of his friends see him in a dress!)

If you are interested in seeing more of my doll clothes creations, please visit my Etsy shop ReesasFavorites.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Prize Chosen by Winner of Blog Giveaway

The winner of my blog giveaway is Jennifer and this is the outfit she chose as her prize from ReesasFavorites.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

EtsyFriends Team Lucky Charm Treasure Hunt March 3-17

My EtsyFriends Team is having a super fun contest with excellent prizes!
It's called the Lucky Charms Treasure Hunt because it ends on St. Patrick's Day. That is when the lucky winners will be chosen.

Check out the prizes here:

Enter the contest here:

Also each participating shop will be having their own special sales for you during this contest. I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all purchases in ReesasFavorites and RetroReesa.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Winner of Giveaway on TheFeatureCafe

I was featured on Mannie's blog, TheFeatureCafe last week and offering a giveaway of a pajamas and blanket set for the American Girl doll.

I just got home from vacation tonight and found out that the winner chosen in a random drawing was Nikki, better known as zappyturtle! Congrats, Nikki!

Thanks to all who participated in this giveaway!

Contest Winner!!

ATTENTION: Announcing the winner of my blog giveaway!! The winner is JENNIFER MONDRY of Jenn will be picking the item of her choice from my shop, I'll let you know after I contact her personally what she picked.

Thanks to all who participated in the blog giveaway! It was fun for me and I will be having another contest soon, for my other Etsy shop, So stay tuned...

Also we just got back from our vacation, so I will be blogging about that soon! ☺

AND I will be announcing the winner of the Pajama and Blanket Set for American Girl doll that I had a giveaway contest for on

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Surprise! Vacation!!

Surprise! Hubby and I are going on vacation tomorrow through Sunday! We are going to nail down a plan (which means decide where to go) and pack tonight and take off in the morning.

It seems so strange to be going just the two of us. This is our first vacation as "empty nesters." Plus we have rarely taken vacations all our lives. So we are excited to be getting to go somewhere!

I'll be blogging all about it next week!
And announcing the winner of my giveaway!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Win YOUR Favorite Item in ReesasFavorites!

I'm blogging again about this giveaway so it won't get buried under all my other posts.

You can win your favorite item currently listed in my doll specialty shop ReesasFavorites. All you need to do is visit my shop and then come back here to the blog and make a comment about something in the shop. Make your comment on any post that talks about this contest -- like this one! The winner will be drawn on Feb. 28, and be able to choose any currently listed item from the shop. So be sure you leave a way to contact you along with your comment.

Thanks to those who have participated so far. ☺

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Feature Cafe is featuring ReesasFavorites!

Wow, starting today and lasting a week, ReesasFavorites (my Etsy doll specialty shop) is being featured on MannieMandible's super blog TheFeature Cafe! There will be an interview with me (Mannie says I am a celebrity.) and you can enter to win a pajama outfit and crocheted blanket for the American Girl doll. Just follow the simple instructions there on her blog to get entered.

I'm so excited! Thanks to MannieMandible! Just click on her name and visit her Etsy shop. ♥

Win YOUR Favorite Item in ReesasFavorites!

Don't forget to enter this giveaway. You could win your favorite item in my doll specialty shop!

Visit ReesasFavorites and then come back to my blog and leave a comment on something about the shop. You may post your comment on any of the posts about the contest -- like this one!

Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you are the name picked out of a hat on Feb. 28.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Yippee, I am following my followers!

Somehow I managed to add the 2 people I wanted to follow to my list. Yay! Whew!

There is the "lost" entry!

Ok, I see my lost entry about RetroReesa.

But I still don't remember how to follow someone...

UH OH, I need help again, please, friends!

I wrote a blog entry and I guess it disappeared into cyberspace!

Now I can't remember how to follow someone and I have 2 people I want to follow...

Anybody reading this, would you help me?

My second Etsy shop is reopened!

I now have one item listed in RetroReesa my Etsy shop for Retro-style jewelry and more. I plan to add more items every day, so check in and see what is there!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Win YOUR Favorite Item in ReesasFavorites!

I'm having a giveaway in my Etsy shop, ReesasFavorites! I blogged about it below, be sure and read it and participate--you could win your the item of your choice currently listed in my doll specialty shop.

I am happy that this afternoon I am going to the fabric store with Maria (my daughter-in-law) and Kylie Jade (my baby granddaughter) ! Hancock Fabrics is having patterns on sale and we are going to pick out something for me to sew for Maria. I have recently made several things for Kylie Jade. It is so fun to be sewing for my girls! Sweet! ♥

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Blog on!

Ok, here I go---

Today I will talk about,, uh,,,, what??? Right now I really can't think about anything other than the CPSIA, and I sure don't want to talk about that!

Think I'll put on some really LOUD music and sew something for my grandbaby. That always makes me feel better.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

SN-R-G is having an awesome giveaway!

I'm having a giveaway in ReesasFavorites, my Etsy shop for doll clothes. And I'm of course interested in other people's giveaways too!

I found out about a wonderful giveaway by SN-R-G! I entered it myself so although I am hoping to be the winner, I will still generously share the information with you. LOL That's just the kind of person I am. And besides, I get an extra entry for blogging about it! ☺

Go to to find out how to enter the drawing. You can win a child's shirt or onesie. The contest ends on February 15 at midnight and is open in the U.S.

I wonder which design and color will be your favorite? I picked the music design in a pink onesie. My baby granddaughter would look smashing in that, and it would be especially appropriate since both her parents play guitar. She loves for her dad to play for her, and she is allowed to strum the strings. She is 8 months old and will already "dance" and "sing."

Anyway, there are several different ways for you to enter SN-R-G's giveaway so go on over and find out how.


Win YOUR Favorite Item in ReesasFavorites!

I am having a giveaway in my shop! You can easily enter and get a chance to win one item of your choice currently listed in ReesasFavorites. My shop contains doll clothes and accessories. The prize will be worth $10 - $15.

Visit my Etsy shop and pick your favorite item, then come back here to my blog and leave your comment in this post about which item it is and why you like it. Be sure to leave a way to get in touch with you if you are the winner of the drawing.

Contest ends on February 28.

Here I go blogging again!

All right, let's see if I can make this blog post without having to run crying "help me" to Amanda.

What should I talk about? Well, have I told you that I am on twitter now? Come tweet at me here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm still not sure what all happened, but who cares???!! because it is fixed now. Thanks to the wonderful knowledgeable Amanda! ♥ She gave me step-by-step instructions which I followed and now the mysterious accidental blog is GONE. Whew!

Ok, look for me to be posting every day so I don't forget how...


EEEKKKK I'm having trouble here remembering how to post on my blog. Somehow I created a new account or blogspot or something. Sometimes I can go to it and sometimes I can't. Sometimes when I log in I see the post I wrote on (which it is supposed to be) and sometimes I don't. Sometimes I see three names to choose from when I'm signing in: (which is what I want for blogging) , Reesa, and (there is no such email address!) I'm throughly confused and don't know what to do. When I figure this out I am going to blog every day so I don't forget how to do it!

I can't do this by myself so my good friend Amanda of is helping me. She is the most patient person you will ever meet! I'm so grateful to have her as my friend. Thanks, Amanda! ♥

Monday, January 26, 2009


Today I was on twitter for the first time as indiediscounts. Check out the blog at It's a place where you can advertise your sales and specials FREE. Then I will also tweet about your sale on twitter. FREE!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Yippee! I've got followers!

I'm excited to see that I have 5 followers! Welcome to my blog!

I think "followers" is funny -- I can just picture us all walking around in a virtual world on a maze-like path hanging in space. This is going to be fun! I love my internet friends! ♥

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My first blog on blogspot!

I have been wanting to have a blog here for some time. Thanks to my friend Amanda, of sygnetcreations I was able to do it today. She always knows how to do things computer-related, and is always happy to help when I need it. Thanks, Amanda! ♥

My 2009 New Year's Resolution is to become more computer literate! Getting a google account and blogging here is the start!

I have a blog on MySpace called Reesas_Favorites that I have been learning on and having fun there for a while.

I have two shops on ReesasFavorites which is my doll specialty shop, and RetroReesa which is empty right now but will eventually contain items with a retro feel. I took a month-long vacation from selling anything and am just now getting back into business. I have 5 items listed in ReesasFavorites now -- all doll clothes outfits for Blythe. I'm having a special offer there to celebrate the re-opening of my newly renovated shop. Here is the link to find out about it:
FREE Outfit with Purchase.

I love Etsy and I'm sure that I will be talking about it a lot! ♥