Wednesday, April 20, 2011


And the winner is.....


Email me your mailing address and your new keychain will be on it's way!
email address:  moxiemadeblog [at] gmail [dot] com

Thank you for all 40 of your comments!

More items coming to the shop soon!

Friday, April 15, 2011

cirque du soleil.

We had the best time last night!  We went to see Alegria for my Valentine's Day present.

We rushed to get ready once we got home from work.

Worker Man was waiting in the truck for me when I made him jump out and take a couple of self-timer pics.  We never have pictures together so I'm trying to work on this.   But, clearly, I'm going to have to get a little better about the self-timer.

Terrible background, blurry camera strap showing at the bottom and the second pose?  Well, I had to crop it because we were standing in the most awkward pose ever.  I will get better at that part.  Promise!

And maybe I'll get better about opening my eyes during pictures.
And maybe I'll start wearing lipstick more often.
And maybe I'll get a tan at some point this year. 

So we rush to Greensboro.
Decide we have enough time to eat a quick supper.  So we stop at Moe's.
Scarf our food down.

And rush over to the coliseum because Worker Man hates to be late. 
We arrive at 6:30.  With the show starting at 7.

We get there and here's what we see:

Not a good sign.

[This is where the pictures stop - no cameras were allowed].

So we laugh hysterically and head inside.  It's not much better in there.  There were a few people here and there but not many at all!  We realized we might have made a mistake.  I tell Worker Man, "I thought this was like a big deal" and he agreed.  We also noticed that almost everyone else that was there was 60 years old or older.

We sit for a few minutes and then at five till 7:00 we run up so Worker Man can buy a $4 bottled drink.  [Sheesh].

We come back down and I'm wondering why the lights weren't dimming or anything.

Look at our tickets. 

The show doesn't start until 7:30.

But, after the show finally did start [more people did get there.  it wasn't slammed but a lot more people were there than at 6:30] it was amazing!

My favorites were the contortionists and a hula hoop girl.  But everything was so good!

I would definitely recommend going!

Don't forget the giveaway ends tonight!
I'll announce the winner on Monday!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

tonight's the night.

Remember this?

Well, tonight's the night!

I'll give you a full recap tomorrow.

So pumped!

[photo source]

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

burpcloths in the shop!

I'm going to be working to add some of the things y'all suggested to my shop.

Today the new item available is burpcloth lollipops!
A set of three is a perfect gift for a baby shower! Cute packaging but also a super useful item for the mom-to-be.

Check them out!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

new kicks.

Thank yall for being so excited!

And, thank yall for all of your ideas!  They are fabulous! 
I've already gotten to work on a couple of ideas that you mentioned.  They'll be coming to the shop soon.  I'll make sure to let you know when they do. 

Here's a little sneak peek of one of them. 

The giveaway will end Friday night.  So if you haven't already, be sure to enter!  I want all of you to enter.  Even those of you that don't regularly leave comments!  I won't think you're a stalker, promise :)  Well, I might.  But I'm a stalker too so I'll love you anyway!

And, just so you know I'm making good on my promise to not turn this into only a "shop blog", I present to you:

Worker Man modeling his new kicks.

He'll kill me for this, but I couldn't resist. He seriously was so excited the night we got these. He had to try them on again before he came to bed.

Happy rainy Tuesday!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Grand Opening!

Good Morning!

I definitely have exciting news for a Monday!

Today I present to you - my etsy shop: 

I am so thrilled to finally be up and running!  There will be lots of additions to the shop along with even more changes in the coming weeks but I have been so excited about this I couldn't stand it for another second, much less a few more weeks!  I had to show yall now!

First, I'm sure you're wondering how I picked Moxie Made.  If you remember, almost a year ago, I asked for ideas for my Etsy shop name!  Well it honestly came down to two suggestions from y'all!  Jimmy's or Moxie Made.  I debated forever.  And finally figured that Jimmy's might seem a little odd.  Since I'm not a guy.  And I'm selling girly and baby handmade goods.  I didn't feel like "Jimmy's" quite fit the profile.  Also, I thought more and more about Moxie Made and the more I thought about it, the more in love I became.    I also decided to include the definition up at the top just because I feel like it definitely depicts what I'm going for with my shop.  Fun and quirky.  Not taking myself too seriously, because where is the fun in that?

I'm sure you've noticed by now that the blog has changed a bit as well.  I decided to incorporate it into my shop.  But relax [ha! - I'm sure you were getting worried!], I will still be posting the same crazy stuff - like the husband's modeling careermy many run-ins with bananasmy experience with baby powder, and photoshoot sneak peeks.  All of that fun stuff will remain the same.

But in addition to that, there will be more regular posting, updates of new products coming to the shop, discounts offered, and some great giveaways!  The website has also changed.  You will be redirected here if you go to or you can just go to!

And then there's another thing.  I've created a Moxie Made Facebook page.  I'll be updating this with new products and would love for you to add pictures of you enjoying your Moxie Made purchases!  Please click over and "Like" my page.  
And, speaking of Facebook, I also added a link to the Jenny Lynn Photography page up top.  I'd love for you to check it out!

Okay, enough talking for one day.  How about we move on to the exciting part?

A giveaway to kick things off right!

A new summer keychain :)

Just leave a comment letting me know what your favorite thing in the shop is so far.  And for a bonus entry, leave a separate comment telling me something else that you would like to see for sale in the shop! Be sure to leave a separate comment for that so you get two entries! 
[even you stalkers and those who don't have an ID - you can sign in anonymously to leave a comment, just make sure you leave me your email address and name so I can get in touch with you if you win!]

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

engagement photos.

I've posted my friend Kate and her husband's [agggh!] engagement photos online finally!

You can see them here.

Be sure to check out other full albums you might have missed.

And, with warm weather on it's way, let me know if you are interested in booking a photoshoot!

Happy Wednesday!