Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday Treasuries?

Why not?  Blogging and alliteration seem to go hand in hand...

more Etsy from the artisans at Fresh! 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Contest Winner!!

Just a quick note to announce the contest winner! The winner of this little contest was required to "like" the Joyful Earth facebook page and then comment on the blog to win a "Dick and Jane" Bento Mini snack bag.


And the winner is..... Heather!!

To claim your prize, send me an email with your address Heather!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Fresh Collection - Etsy Treasury

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The Artisans of Fresh on Etsy!

Get some Joy for the Holidays!!

If you haven't already heard, I'm currently taking orders for my very first Co-op!  Co-op's are a wonderful mutually beneficial way to shop from WAHMs.  As a customer you benefit from getting what you want, when you want it (ie no stalking or waiting for customs), you also benefit from a discounted price!  US customers may also find they are able to save a bit of money on shipping because the most expensive portion (from me to the US) of the shipping is split amoung all the co-op participants.

For the WAHM, we have the benefit of a large group order allowing us to batch tasks and purchase bulk supplies.  We also benefit from saving time on listing and individually shipping each item.  Co-ops also offer exposure and opportunity to introduce your products to customers who might not have discovered you otherwise.

This particular co-op is offered on the HC forums.  If you are already a part of that community, you will know how wonderful it is.  If you are not, you may want to join up and check it out!  The HC board is as close to a drama free public board as you can get!  There is a wonderful feeling of community and support there!

Go check it out!  My completion date for this co-op will be the first week of December, just in time for holiday gift giving!

I've just added some new fabrics to my co-op gallery on Flickr.  There are a few fabrics I was reluctant to share, and am very tempted to horde.

If you are more in the mood to shop instock,   I have a few bits and pieces scattered around the web. Click the photo to shop.

Bowl covers at Etsy!

Unpaper at Fresh
Tea Wallet at the Joyful Earth Hyena Cart

Monday, November 1, 2010


That was the sound of me dusting the cobwebs off the old Joyful Earth Blog.  Yep!  Back at 'er!  After a rather unplanned and unexpected break from biz, I'm back!!

As of November 1, Joyful Earth has reopened its virtual doors!  I'm excited to be back behind the machine again working on some of my favorite Joyful Earth items just in time for the Holiday season.

The product line up for the upcoming winter season will be our snapping snack bags, our adjustable bowl covers, the ever popular tea on the go! sets, and the odd coffee cozy & produce bag set thrown in here and there.  

Some new ideas sitting in the back of my mind are based around allowing you to create fun & imaginative lunches for your children while creating little to no waste!  I'm a big fan of the Laptop Lunch bento system for packing my kids lunches!  I've even designed a product especially for that system - the "bento mini" reusable snack bags.  I've got a few other ideas up my sleeve such as Bento box sleeves & napkins to help you put together lunches your children (and their teachers!) will want to eat!!  Stay tuned to the blog for more bento fun!

In the meantime, I've got a lone little Bento Mini snack bag sitting here in a Dick & Jane print... and I'd love to give it away!

To win, head over to my Facebook page and "like" me!  If you already count yourself among the Joyful Earth "likers", then suggest my page to your friends!  Post in the comments once you've done this & I'll do a random.org draw early next week for the winner!

Bonus points (you'll get an extra entry in the draw) for posting a photo of a creative lunch you've made for your children that involved little to no waste, even more bonus points if that lunch includes a Joyful Earth product!!  Post your photos on my facebook page! 

winner will receive one bag that looks an awful lot like these! 

In stocking news.... I've got a few things up at Etsy, a tea wallet at Hyena Cart with more to come soon, and will be stocking at Fresh on the 9th at the 9's. 

If you enjoyed my previous posts about Primal living, I've created a new blog for those musings!  Come check it out!