Saturday, December 31, 2011

An Etsy Treasury: How about a family party at home for New Year's Eve?

I will be spending New Year's Eve at home with my family so I thought this treasury by Knitzy Blonde was the perfect example of how I plan to celebrate? Whatever it is that you choose to do on New Year's Eve I hope you have a safe and enjoyable night and to many new beginnings and adventures in 2012!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Items! Get them while their HOT!

Don't forget, 30%OFF everything with coupon code THANKYOU30 until January 1st!
Bronze Filagree Heart and White Rose Cabochon Earrings

Sailboat Charm Necklace
Bronze Filagree Heart and Hot Pink Rose Cabochon Earrings

Starfish Charm Earrings

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Etsy Treasury: Love In Pink

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Save 25% at Rouge River Beads!!

Beadaholics, here's a great chance to stock up after the holiday season and get ready for spring.  

Rouge River Beads is having a Winter Sale! Save 25% off of all order of $10.00 or more (not including shipping charges). Use coupon code WINTER at checkout to receive your discount.

Local Vendor Call: 30 Crafts Market

I personally don't know much about this event but tables are reasonably priced at just $25 each so if you live in the Peterborough, Ontario area and want some exposure for your handmade items this seems like a great opportunity. According to the 30 Crafts Market website there will be two dates for the event, May 12, 2012 and December 8th, 2012. Some categories are already filling up for the May show so don't wait too long before applying. The event will be held in the lower level of the Peterborough Library and showcase handmade goods all under $30. Sounds like it is going to be a great show!

Monday, December 26, 2011

After Christmas Inventory Blowout SALE!!!

I hope that everyone had a safe and happy holiday season!

In case Santa didn't bring you everything you asked for I am having an After Christmas Inventory Blowout SALE at Kawartha Beads! Save 30% Off your entire purchase with coupon code THANKYOU30 at checkout. Sale runs from December 26th-January1st.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Taking a Break...

Taking a quick break to work on new products, my new blog Kawartha Bargains and of course to enjoy the holidays with my family. Join me December 26th for a post holiday sale and plenty of new goodies to come in the new year. Thanks for a great year!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Still Wanting to Place an Order for Christmas.....

If you are still wanting to place an order from Kawartha Beads for Christmas than please order within the next 24 hours to ensure that I can have your order shipped tomorrow (the final date given by Canada Post to ensure holiday delivery). Canadians, you still have a couple of days left, final shipping deadline is Monday Dec.12th. Please have all orders in by 8am that morning to ensure that they are shipped that day. I will putting my shop in vacation mode as of noon on December 12th to take some time to enjoy the holiday season with my family and get organized for the new year. If you live locally and still need a gift I will be offering local delivery until December 23rd! Thanks to all of my wonderful customers for an absolutely fabulous year at Kawartha Beads!

Monday, December 5, 2011

My Shoppers Drugmart Mega Redemption

It took me awhile before I gave the Shoppers Optimum program a try but in just a short amount of time I was able to collect enough points for this weekends Mega Redemption! This was the biggest redemption event of the year and I was thrilled that they included the 30000 points level (which snagged me a lovely $60 off my purchase!) I also must mention that the staff at the uptown Lindsay Shoppers is absolutely fantastic! Here is what my mega haul entailed.
  • Huggies Boxed Diapers
  • McCain Rising Crust Pizza
  • Smuckers Jam
  • Crest Toothpaste
  • 2xOral B Toothbrushes
  • Cheerios
  • 2xRuffles Chips
  • Frozen Mixed Veggies
  • 2xPetit Danone Yogurt
  • Armstrong Cheese
  • Huggies Baby Wipes
  • Facial Tissues
  • Oasis Juice
  • Campbells Soup
  • Similac Infant Formula
I used $17.00 in coupons (for huggies diapers, wipes, similac formula, oasis juice, 2xdanone yogurt, smuckers jam), saved another $34.30 in sale items and then redeemed my Optimum points for another $60.00 off my purchase. Total paid out of pocket: $9.05!

So while I still have ALOT to learn I am beyond happy to have already met my goal this year of saving a whopping $1000 with coupons! I thought that this would be the perfect time to introduce Kawartha Bargains, which will be the new home of all my coupon/freebie/money saving related posts. If you are a Facebook follower I will continue to post both information from both sites there. Once again Kawartha Beads will be home to all things crafty and handmade, both locally and around the globe!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Etsy Treasury: A Gift Guide in Cranberry

With only afew short days remaining in the online shopping season (for us Canadians anyways) here are some fabulous last minute gift ideas all for under $25!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Open House for Jewellery and Dreamcatchers Dec.10th

Local Artisan Sweet Dreams by Tara  invites you to join her at her holiday open house

When: December 10th from 7-9
Where: 36 Victoria ave north Apt A, lindsay
Come out for a relaxing automosphere to shop, meet and greet. Local Artisian will be selling handmade dreamcatchers, and local vendor will be selling rings, earings, leather bracelets, swords, hunting knives, and other items. A great way to finish up that last minute shopping.

A draw for a tim horton's gift card, and a dreamcatcher will be held for those that attend. Hope to see everyone there, bring a friend or a few would love to meet everyone.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Etsy Treasury: I'll Have a Blue Blue Christmas Without You

I am thrilled to have been featured in many Etsy treasuries lately and wanted to share some of them with you this week. It's always such an honour! Thank you

Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Cyber Monday!

Happy Cyber Monday! Whether you braved the crowds to snatch deals on Black Friday or stayed home to avoid the chaos, today is yet another fabulous day for shopping. This time though enjoy it with a cup of hot coffee in your jammies at the computer! Here are some of the hot deals that I found online:
  • has oodles of specials happening. One of my fav's today (while supplies last) is the complete series of Battlestar Galactica for 64% off! I know a couple of guys on my holiday shopping list that would enjoy this.
  • If you enjoy handmade be sure to stop by Etsy or Artfire to take advantage of all of the wonderful shops offering Cyber Monday specials. Bijoux Designs For You is offering 30% off your order with coupon code HOLIDAY30 so take advantage and get some goodies for you mom, sister, aunt or grandma.
  • Another great place to stock up on handmade deals is Heartsy. Similar to Wagjag or Groupon but for mostly handmade shops this is a fantastic way to find unique and personal gifts.
  • Don't forget to check out the website of your favourite retailers to see what great deals they are offering, plus there's no lineups do deal with!
I have some gift cards for that I earned through Swagbucks that I haven't used up yet so I'm going to wait for the kiddos to go for a nap and enjoy the peace and quiet while I browse the deals. Yay for the internet!

    Friday, November 25, 2011

    My Holiday Wish List

    If I could have whatever I wanted for Christmas here are some of the splurges that I would indulge myself in. If anyone wants to nudge my hubby towards this page then by all means please do!

    There is also a Heartsy deal for this shop today!

    Would be so cute for my new studio/office

    Thursday, November 24, 2011

    Watch for your Redplum Coupon Insert!

    If you live in Lindsay check this Fridays edition of the Lindsay Daily Post for your Redplum coupon insert. Here's a sneak peek at some of the coupons that you can expect (Yay for the Blistex one, just in time for the cold weather!)
    • Save $1.50 off any Spinbrush adult toothbrush (expires June 30, 2012)
    • Save $1.00 off any Spinbrush kids toothbrush (expires June 30, 2012)
    • Save 41.00 off any Spinbrush Globrush toothbrush (expires June 30, 2012)
    • Save $0.75 off any Arm & Hammer toothpaste (expires June 30, 2012)
    • Save $0.75 of  Blistex Silk & Shine, Deep Renewal or Revive & Restore lip balm (expires March 31, 2012)
    • Save $2.00 off Van Houtte ground or whole bean coffee (expires June 30, 2012)
    • Save $1.00 off any Nature’s Bounty product (expires March 31, 2012)
    • Save $2.00 off any Nature’s Bounty Your Life Prenatal product (expires March 31, 2012)
    • Save $1.00 off any Live Clean product (expires March 31, 2012)
    • Save $1.00 off any Live Clean Baby product (expires March 31, 2012)

    Friday, November 18, 2011

    Meet Local Artisan Little Jenny Wren

    What would you like people to know about you as a person?
    I'm a stay at home mom and a teacher. I love everything diy, and especially textiles. I love to sew, crochet and dangle in upcycling projects.

    Tell me a bit about your art and your products. What inspires you?
    I love baby stuff- so cute! I first started crocheting as a hobby and I had a hard time finding plain, cute things for my son to wear. He is a great model, and I find myself evolving my creations based on what he likes or what I want him to wear. I design and make all of my hats.

    How do you share your creations? Where can we find you?
    i have an etsy shop (, a fb page and I have my hats in some local businesses.

    What is your most important lesson since starting your craft/business?
    Be flexible. Try something out and see your customer's reaction. If it doesnt' work, try something else. I do alot of custom orders- this way I can make it to the customer's specifications.

    Some Fun Tidbits:
    Coffee, tea or hot chocolate? Coffee. Although I love earl gray tea
    Your favourite candy? Those squishy red strawberry marshmellows.
    Your favourite colour?Green.
    Your favourite movie? Anything with Owen Wilson
    If I were to catch you grooving it would be to this song... Kenny Chesney or Jewel. Good songs to get creative to!

    Thursday, November 17, 2011

    Holiday Shipping Deadlines

    Can you believe that it is the middle of November already! It won't be long before Christmas morning is upon us! For those of you who are doing your holiday shopping online this year and avoiding all of those crazy crowds at the mall the shipping deadlines for Kawartha Beads are as follows
    • International: November 22nd
    • USA: December 8th
    • Canada: December 12th
    I will be offering local delivery (within Lindsay) for no extra charge right up until December 23rd. I will even gift wrap it for you and attach a tag so all you have to do is write a holiday message. Please note that my online shop will be going into vacation mode beginning December 13th until the New Year to allow me to enjoy the holidays with my family, work on some new products and maybe even take a day to relax!

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    It's time for some FREE VIM!

    In next week's Shopper's Drug Mart Flyer (Nov.19-25) Vim will be on sale for 99cents so with the $1 tear pad coupon you can get yours absolutely FREE! If you live in Lindsay the uptown Shoppers rarely has these ones in stock but if you brave the downtown location they had plenty last time this deal was on. Saturday is also going to be a 20x the points event. With a Mega Redemption day just around the corner (Dec.3&4) this is your last chance to get some extra Optimum points! If you live in Lindsay I saw some of the Vim coupon tearpads at Loblaws the other day and others have mentioned that they found them at Sobeys. I originally found mine at Foodland so you can try there as well. Happy Shopping!