Saturday, September 21, 2013

Dresses, Skirts, and Pasties... Oh My!!

Engage vintage mode! Sitting here in the Starlett Le Rouge studio and so  to be back. Madame Starlett is working on a vintage style dress- and plans to make many more reproductions in medium and plus sizes.

While I was on hiatus, she has made a few more vintage inspired pieces that I have fallen in love with; starting with this sexy sea-foam backless top. Silky and sexy!

Sexy Seafoam Backless top

Also in love with these new, blue, lace pasties!! Specially made for Glitz Girls- the ladies of burlesque!

Blue Lace overlay Performance Pasties

Oh how I miss this!!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

New York Deli; Review: A Taste of New York in Collge Park!

I recently got a "behind the scenes" peek at the New York Deli in College Park. Opened in 1995, The New York Deli has made it through the economic crisis, and they are still running strong. Mainly due to their basic principal: providing high quality service and customer satisfaction.

Located on Edgewood Rd, this sandwich shop is a convenient hotspot for sub lovers. Their newly extended hours of  9am to 8pm on weekdays has made it possible for the owner, Ashleigh, to introduce the new breakfast menu. You can find home-style potatoes, Over-stuffed omelets, and traditional bagels.

I found this restaurant to be very different from the other sub shops I have visited. They have Kosher meats, like corned beef ands pastrami, as well as triple-decker's, stuffed with bacon, turkey, and other meats. They don not skimp on the meat- as so many other places do- it is truly New York Style.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the deli is the owner's dedication to customer AND employee satisfaction. The employees are like a close family- they care about each other- which gives them a step up on the competition. Don't forget the NO MINIMUM delivery charge- how often do you see that?!

4 subs out of 5

Thursday, May 30, 2013

I Love Elance. And a Couple Click For Cash Sites

I recently signed up for, and I LOVE this site!
In a recently signed up for, Which is great for starting and practicing your writing skills, while slowly earning residual income. I enjoyed the layout and especially the forums at Hubpages, but Elance gives you so many more opportunities to earn money.
Both of the sites are free, but Elance is for more experienced writers who know thier skills, whereas hubpages help you find your skills.

I've tried a lot of different Online Money-making sites; most are slow money-makers. was my first "click for cash" site. They sucked me in with their most famous logo

I have earned $60 in the past 2 years- but there was a full year in there where I completely neglected the site. Now there is a "Spin and Win" wheel- YAY GAMBLING!!

Here are some more sites if YOU are looking for "click for cash" site. Pick the one you think is best because a lot of the offers are the same, which makes it difficult to get credit!

Check them out- let me know which works best for you.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Instalol: Ready for a New Month

April was a huge month. Many changes, good and bad- changes in living situations, career changes, and health changes. Bowser feels the change, too.

I just can't keep putting things off and taking cat naps like Bowser can.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Blogger App Review- Is it Easier for IPhone Users? Vs. Blogger App

Recently I downloaded the blogger app for my iPhone 4

I expected to get the same features as I did with the website although I was a little disappointed.

As many of you know, my computer is dead, and I have had no luck in finding a new one ( used is still new to me- hint hint... Still looking....)
So it has been hard for me to post new blogs on my small phone screen.

On top of this, I was laid off Friday- so now my finances are dwindling... So that dream of finding another computer is also dwindling. Luckily, I made a lot of contacts in my two years at Remax, and gained SO much experience!

So let's get a move on!

Here's a bit of an overview of blogger. Com and the  Blogger App

My fellow bloggers know that has an easy to use interface with in depth analytical tools- even more so if you integrate google analytics!

Also, Blogger has given us the option to integrate Google+ comments!
More comments = more readers

 Blogger. Com makes it easy for anyone to write about what they know; IT Specialists, Artists, or Crazy old Cat Ladies- don't judge.

I thought the Blogger App would make my Blogging quicker and easier, but I was a bit disappointed in the features.

There are only four main icons on the home screen- Posts, New Post, View Blog, and Settings.

There is no way to see your dashboard, your traffic sources, your views, etc.

If you are looking for the detailed review check it out Here. I hate writing 2,000 word blogs- they belong in informative articles!

I'm sure that Blogger will continue to improve their App, as it is still pretty new.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mother's Day: Personal Messages For Mom

Mother's Day is coming!
And you are armed and ready with either a blank card, or one from scratch (In the 5 Easy Steps Handmade tutorial!)
Now all you need is that message filled with loving words for your mother, wife, mother-in-law, or any other motherly figure in your life.
Let's start brainstorming!
What type of mother you have you have? Is she the funny mom, who loves to laugh? Does she thrive on humor and practical jokes?

Or do you have a sentimental mother who holds loving words close to her heart? You know, the mom who watches Lifetime movie marathons on Mother's Day, with a gallon of ice cream, and three boxes of tissues?
How about this- your mother the strongest person you know? Perhaps she works three jobs, never takes a day off, and is just a full out workaholic?
If she is a mixture of all three- don't worry- I've got you covered! You can mix and match some of these ideas for messages- dedicated to my mother- happy Mother's Day Ma!

Let's cover all the bases here!

1. The Funny Mom: Messages to Crack Her Up!
Let's Start with some funny- yet tasteful- quotes and jokes to get that inspiration flowing!
"The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents."
-John J. Plomp
“My mother’s menu consisted of two choices. Take it or leave it!” ~Buddy Hackett
“Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.” ~Dennis Fakes

2. Wise and Sensitive Mom: Messages to Pull Those Heart Strings
Through together some wisdom for the loving mother
"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author
"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love."
~ Mildred B. Vermont
"Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

3. Momma's Addicted to Work: Loving Messages For a Workaholic
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou, ~author and poet
"Total commitment to family and total commitment to career is possible, but fatiguing."
~Muriel Fox


This is just he beginning. Hopefully, this will get your creativity flowing, and really help you think about what your mother would appreciate.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Starting on Hubpages!

So I'm really excited to start writing for I hear that it can produce some passive income overtime. I'll keep everyone updated on how it goes. After I use the site for a bit; I will write a review on how it works, what type of earnings I am receiving, how many views... all of that :)

I just wrote my first Hub (which is the equivalent of an article) and I think it turned out pretty good for a first timer!!!

It is about driving traffic to your Etsy/ebay/online shop in quick, free, and simple ways. I started with three techniques (as that is all I had time for today) and I think I will fallow up with another three sometime later in the week- There are so many more ways!!

Let me know what you think:
Get More Views
I would love some feedback- on here or on there!
Thanks for the support, guys!!!

I have now been on Hubpages for almost two weeks, and I have earned .31 cents.... May not seem like a lot; but it is pretty remarkable that I can write a few articles, not touch them, and still earn some money. Also, I love it! I have 5 articles now, and the online community is very helpful and supportive!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Affordable accessories, and custom clothing!! Yay for etsy!

I love accessorizing! Headbands, jewelry, earrings, necklaces!
I have been making my own for a bit now, and etsy has just completely blown my mind with ideas.
My etsy shop ( Confident Crafts) is expanding its inventory, and the founder and I are going insane with excitement!

When I was a seller on eBay, there was no way to sell handmade items, custom clothing, custom accessories, etc., because it was just overloaded with brand names- not the ideal place for handmade, one of a kind products.

I have finally had the time to sit down and spend time on Confident Crafts- and so many new things are coming!

I just can't wait to get it all listed!

Just started making these awesome headbands, and I'm going to make dozens! Can't wait!

This is an up cycled headband- made from an old tie. Now one of my MANY hobbies is up cycling!!!

Want a new awesome hobby? Here is a list of Affordable Hobbies!
Happy accessorizing!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kitty Walken

I can't stop uploading these videos! There are so many more to come. But for now; just check out Christopher Walken dressed as a cat. Check out my YouTube page to see them all!!!!

"Cats ARE kids! Kid-ens!" -Jillian, Workaholics

Sad Cat Diary- YouTube

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sewing for Beginners!

Hey hey, Ladies and Gents!
I've been getting obsessed with sewing now that my studio has 2 sewing machines and a mannequin named "Susie". She's just visiting; she'll be home with Madame Starlett soon enough!

I've been sewing my own pieces- shirts, skirts, dresses, and so on; without using any patterns.

Opened up my first sewing pattern (Vintage, of course) and had no idea HOW to go about starting it. I don't know if it was because the pattern was from the 60's, or because I have gotten used to just going at it!

So I found a wonderful FREE site for Sewing (for beginners, seasoned veterans, and everywhere in between). It walks you through everything step-by-step.

Check it out, and get addicted!

Friday, March 8, 2013

No instalol?!

Help out here

I'm sorry to say there will be no instalol of the week today, instead, I'll let you know what's been going on. My father is battling prostate cancer, and things have been rough. So above is the link to my campaign, any donations, or even sharing with your friends would be greatly appreciated....

Friday, March 1, 2013

Instalol of the week! Marchelpie

So you've seen Bowser before.. You know, the fluffy kitty with three names ( bowser Magneto Quasi - but that's for another day). This cat is insane, I wanted to know what he's thinking half the time...

Then I'm like.... Wow..... We are so alike..

Friday, February 22, 2013

Instalol- last week of dreadful feblolary

With the opening of the gallery space in Westminster; the grand opening for the new Baltimore office for Remax; and everything else- I still got time for a few good laughs :)

You know me!

Btw on this instalol of the week: I'm not conceited, instalol just knows me really well.


Never forget it or leave it behind :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Our First Gallery Display!

I am so very excited to announce that we have our first PHYSICAL display at the Westminster Station! Can not wait to take more pictures, rearrange, and all o' that good stuff!!!!!!

Now instead of just Online items, People can touch the items and see the awesome detail!

Selling on Etsy is nice; but this display makes it so much easier to put items on CLEARANCE!!!!
Yup; we've got a clearance section at the gallery- I'm talkin 50% off Clearance!!!

So if you're ever near Westminster, Maryland, come check it out!!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Instalol of the WEEK- February's so close to Ovaaa!

I've been having TOO much fun with his series, but how can you not?!

I need something to pull me away from work, but not our etsy store!

We finally have a gallery at a local coffee shop, so people can physically feel and see our products!


Such a productive weekend!

Expect a pic of our new gallery in Westminster VERY soon!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

25% Off everything in my shop!

Valentines day flash sale! 25% off everything on the store starting at noon tomorrow, but hurry, sale ends at noon on valentines day!

Check it out!

Oh and.. Don't miss this...

Chuck Norris would be pissed

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Instalol creepin at the Antique Mall

What a beautiful weekend to spend
Looking around for you with a friend
You don't know who
Is following you
And watching your rear end

Friday, February 1, 2013

InstaLol Of The Week- Come on February!

Last month was a bit of a bummer; but this month is lookin' up!!!
Creating new pieces for Our Shop; including the Red Lace Hand warmers in this week's InstaLol

Love it

Don't Worry, Spence; This is not a warning :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

InstaLOL Of the Week

2013 is supposed to be a great year, new, exciting, and full of new ambitions.
But good things are sometimes evened out by bad things.. So let's keep our heads up and stay chipper.. with this My new series: InstaLOL of the Week!
All of these will include my coworkers- and our awesome lunch breaks!
Stay sexy America.