Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Haiti Relief Donation

Hope everyone enjoyed a long MLK weekend. We're facing one of the heaviest storms here in So. Cal so it was a wet one for me.

To support the relief efforts for the devastating Haiti earthquake, proceeds from the shop's sales until the end of this month will be donated to American Red Cross Haiti Relief & Development. If you do not need orangekisses yet can spare a little bit of your fortunes, please visit the ARC link and give a little bit of yourself. I believe in the power of giving and what returns to you when you give is even greater. It is at times of such tragedy when we should open our pockets and hearst even more than we normally do, so I urge anyone who comes across this blog to please, give a little bit of yourself to save a life, a community.

Have a happy day & week!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

i'm back!

Hello, hello, hi, hi! I'm still alive! It's been too long since I last blogged. I hope everyone enjoyed and are recovering well from the holidays! I took a long vacation from reality and am now back to the grind of things! The shop was still running and I was still working on orders but that's not really "work" when it's fun and I'm ejoying every minute of it, right? :)

The holidays are over but we all know what's right around the corner! Wedding season~~! I just love everything about weddings. It is full of emotions, excitement, and yes even stress, but well worth stress in my opinion. To all brides and brides-to-be...congratulations and enjoy every second of planning!

This week/weekend will have me working on orders 24 hours a day! I received an order from an event production company out in NYC that'll keep me quite busy as well as other orders from clients with some amazing choices of color combos. I learn so much from clients and their keen eye for colors. Kudos to all of you!!

Here is a photo from a client who recently purchased orangekisses. Just look how bright and cheerful those colors are! Brings a smile, doesn't it? :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


The wonderful twig&thistle is currently hosting a giveaway of orangekisses poms so go check it out!

Christmas season has officially begun! Have you put up your Christmas tree up yet?

Hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Early Christmas Gift

Christmas came early for me this year. I received an order from a Jessica Claire a few weeks back in my shop. I thought...noooo~~ THE Jessica Claire? OMG I think it is! I literally had to pick up my jaw that was on the floor that moment. For those of you who know Jessica Claire, need I say more? For those who don't...you must get to know her via here. Her work is beyond any vocab. As I might have mentioned before...I have this obsession with photography. She along with many other talented OC photographers might just be why. When I'm not working on my orders, you can find me perusing local photographers blogs checking out some amazing photos.

So, my Christmas came early this year when I got an order from her and as if that wasn't enough, she showcased some photos of her orangekisses poms in her lovely home on her blog. My jaw might just be permanently dislocated by now.

Happy Turkey Day!

Black Friday Cyber Monday

We desperately need a TV. Since we moved into our new apt recently, we decided to get rid of our heavy, big 32" square thing that would have taken up 1/4th of our bedroom and get a nice flat screen we can actually lift and not bump into when we walk from the closet to the bathroom. Having a full time job, I work on my orders during evenings~nights. My usual day: get up at 7am after snoozing half a dozen times, shower, COFFEE, commute 20 miles, work 8-10 hours in my cubicle, commute back another 20 miles, dinner, open mail/check emails/pay bills, work on my orders while watching TV in our living room. I agreed to my husband's request that I'd stop working at 10pm. That hasn't really worked out quite well because once I get started on something and I'm in the "zone", I can't stop! I blame all this on TV. Not only am I working because I'm "listening" the TV (and I say listening because I cannot technically "watch" it while working on poms), but I'm "listening" the TV because I'm working. I tell myself, I'll stop when this show's over, and then the next show, and then the news...you get the point. So...if we had a TV in the bedroom~~problem solved! I would stop working when I should and before my fingers fall off, get ready for bed and fall asleep while watching TV. Having one TV just stinks. It forces me to stay outside working when I should be inside getting my beauty sleep/E!News.

So this brings us to the upcoming Black Friday/Cyber Monday. We have been searching online for Friday's deals on TV and have also saved up the funds needed to make this overdue purchase. I have never shopped on a Black Friday. I know, can you believe it? I have however done the crazy "get up at 2am and wait in line for the new Wii outside a Sears in freezing cold" before. And it was not fun. I vowed to NEVER do anything like that ever again. So, should I wait at 3am outside a WalMart or Target this Friday to save maybe 50 bucks on a TV? I should mention that I have work that morning at 8am. Is it worth it - the sleep deprivation, the cold, the wait, the competition and race to the electronics aisle as soon as the doors open? Lets not forget I will be about 9lbs heavier from the Thanksgiving dinner just 7 hours prior!

There is one place you can get great deals without waiting in the cold at 3am! Etsy! This Friday and throughout the weekend, you can get up at 10am, not brush your teeth, stay in your warm PJ's while partaking in Black Friday Cyber Monday deals. The shop has some deals too so check it out! You won't have to elbow anyone while you shop!

Free Shipping...$3 poms...3 free poms...hooray!!Stay tuned for my Black Friday TV update...maybe I will be brave enough.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm an addict...

I may need some sort of an intervention. I know I haven't hit rock bottom yet because I'm not in the denial stage. I don't deny it - I'm an addict period! That Starbucks Peppermint Mocha is just so damn delicious and addicting! My worried husband called me at work yesterday asking if I had a problem and needed help...because I had stopped at Starbucks everyday for the past 2 weeks according to our online bank records he was looking at. Now he's not one to keep me on a financial leash or anything. If anything, I'm the frugal (ok fine maybe "cheap"!) one in the marriage. He's never been one to stop me from buying something, because I've always been good about it...until November/December rolls around and Starbucks starts selling their Peppermint Mocha!! I just about lose it then. $4.50 every weekday for 2 weeks = $45.00! Yes, I need help, I replied to my husband.

Then what do I find this morning at Albertson's? Tada~~~

I tell you - God does intervene!!! Now, it's not exactly Starbucks PM but you know what, it's pretty darn close...close enough for me to stock up on these suckers for like the next 4 months so I don't go through the withdrawals. And 1 bottle of this costs less than 1 Starbucks PM! God bless the folks at Coffee-mate!

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Have you set your dinner plans - who/when/where? Hope everyone has a safe, warm, happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday...I'll be at work..boo for me.


Monday, November 16, 2009

The Winner is...

Thank you & lots of hugs & kisses to the readers that participated in the OK giveaway! The lucky winner of the 3 Piece Set is.....Lauren Verity!! Congratulations Lauren!

I couldn't agree more with all of you that the only thing I wish for this Christmas is special time spent with family and hopefully we can all watch what we spend during these hard times! It has been a rough year all around for us also but I know we can only go up from here! :) Thank you all again for leaving your precious comments! Have a happy week!