First Sale on Etsy After 2.5 Months

After 2 and a half months of getting our Jenn Makes it Cute etsy shop up, I am happy to say we got our first etsy sale. Yay!

And it was my seahawks inspired paper mobile for a nursery, kids room or wherever you see fit.

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It has been a little discouraging to know that etsy is basically like a blog and it requires a lil more work than just posting your items and hoping you get a sale. You need to keyword your titles and descriptions and the more favorites/views you get, the better your listing will rank in the search.

I hope this means my work is paying off and that many more sales are to come.

Thank you for looking and possibly even buying. Just remember we can do custom orders as well.

Jenn Makes it Cute

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Brazi Bites – Love Your Food Review

I love supporting local companies, which is why I agreed to share this Brazi Bites post with you all today. BraziBites originally started in Portland, Oregon (right across the bridge from me) in 2009 since they were having a serious craving for Pão de Queijo, Brazil’s most popular snack food. It took until 2010 to come up with their magnificent recipe since the Minas cheese was not readily available in the U.S.

I got a chance to sample all 4 of their Brazi Bites products and I am happy to say they’re delicious; way better than what you’ll get with your pizza order on a Sunday night.

The flavors are Bacon (who doesn’t love bacon? mmm), Jalapeno pepper jack, garlic Asiago and original.

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Cooking them was quite simple. The package instructions say to cook on a cookie sheet or parchment paper on a cookie sheet but I opted to use my pizza stone since it’s an all-over type of heat.

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You preheat the oven to 400 and cook for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Wa-la, all done!

I decided to a couple of each in my fettuccine Alfredo

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I think the one that is most noticeable is the Jalapeno pepper jack of course because you get a hint of spicy which I love, so I’d have to say that one was my favorite, but I definitely loved them all. They have a unique cheesy blend taste that goes well with Alfredo in my opinion. Best of all, anyone that is on a gluten free lifestyle can enjoy these as well. There’s also no GMO’s, no added sugar and no soy!

And now you can find these at the NE Portland Costco location. And they found out they will be airing on ABC’s Shark Tank Friday Nov. 20th.  Be sure to check it out!

I Choose Members Mark Advantage Infant Formula Over Any Name Brand Formula

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When trying formula’s for your little one, have you ever noticed a ton of foam after shaking the bottle up? Yeah we have too and it has contributed to some gas which has made for a cranky baby at times.

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I also taste tested the formula and noticed that it does have a slight sweet taste which babies love. It’s always a good idea to taste things before giving them to baby that way if they don’t like it you’ll possibly know why. She loves the taste and pretty much chugs the entire thing down. If you haven’t ever tasted breast milk, it is sweet too, which is why they like sweet things. This Members Mark Advantage Infant Formula is a familiar taste.

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I Wish The World Wasn’t So Full of Disease and Shitty People

These past few months have been an extremely hard time. My grandpa got lung cancer and ended up dying at the beginning of September. He went downhill pretty quickly but we don’t exactly know when he initially got it. Then my husband’s sister was diagnosed with liver cancer and ended up passing late September. A month before that his grandma passed and on Nov 1st around midnight, his niece was hit by a drunk driver which messed her up pretty badly. She was in the icu for a couple weeks and now she’s in the trauma unit recovering from surgery. Thankfully she survived and is making progress.

On the same night as her accident, my sisters husband decided to leave her for a young girl. It is seriously a shock to us all that he would act out this way considering they’ve been together for 9.5 years and married for 2 with 3 kids and she just found out she’s pregnant again.

I seriously don’t know how much depressing news I can take. This one angers me because we let him into our lives and treated him like family then he goes and does this to our loved one.

I get that people fall out of love all the time and go their separate ways but at least ask for a divorce before you go try to get into someone else’s pants and surely wear a damn condom so you don’t have 4 kids who are now going to be raised in a broken home. I’m upset she is pregnant so soon since she has an almost 9 month old and a 2 year old. So 3 kids under the age of 3…ugh. I seriously don’t know how she’s going to do it all by herself.

I can’t stress myself over it though. I’m already breaking out badly over all of this.

I wish the world wasn’t so full of disease and shitty people.

I would have really liked to get to know both my grandpa and sister in law much better. She was such a great person and didn’t deserve to leave earth this early.

/sigh

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