Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oh Goodness

Oh My Goodness I have really slipped away from blogging. So much has been going on at home and Expressions by Devin.Boy has the year gone by quick. I have so much blogging to catch up on. New items, Customer photos and so much more. My new years resolution is to get this blog back to life.

Monday, October 1, 2012

2000th Sale

Hi Everyone, I am super excited to announce that today I made my 2000th sale on my shop. I never imaged that my shop we be this big. When I started this business it was a side hobby that lead me to being full time. I want to thank my amazing husband  for always being supportive and letting me follow my dreams. This business would never had happen with out you believing in me. Thank you to all my Family and Friends for all the love and support And of course a Huge THANK YOU to all my customers!!! This would not have been possible with out you.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pinterest Project # 2 ( Dawn and Vinegar shower cleaner)

Hi Everyone, I have been trying out tons of things I have pinned on Pinterest. During my free time  I have been going through my Pinterest and trying some of the things out. This post is on the Famous Dawn and Vinegar Shower Cleaner. In my house I have a old cast iron tube. It is a pain to clean. I have tried every store bought cleaner I could think of. My shower and tube took a lot of elbow grease and magic erasers to clean on a weekly bases Until I pinned this.

 Dawn and Vinegar Shower Cleaner
1 cup of White Vinegar
1 Cup of the original Blue Dawn dish soap

1 Heat vinegar in for 2 minutes in microwave and pour into squirt bottle.

 2 Add the Dawn soap. Put the lid on and gently shake to incorporate.

3 You now have a powerful cleaning product that will melt soap scum and tub and shower buildup, clean sinks, appliances and just about anything. Just spray it on, scrub, rinse and be amazed. For tough soap scum build-up, spray the mixture on and allow it to sit for 2 hours . Then, scrub and rinse.

 This cleaner is the best cleaner ever... I will never buy store bought cleaner ever again. I tired getting a off brand of blue dish soap and tried it. It didn't work it.  Didn't clean as well and it was real runny. Always stick with the Blue Dawn dish soap. You will get fantastic results!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Halloween is around the corner

Hi Everyone, Fall and Halloween is just around the corner. I have had alot of Orders being placed for Halloween Decorations. Place your order soon before its to late... Don't forget about school Halloween parties. My Halloween themed cupcake toppers are perfect to dress up store bought cupcakes!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lil Lady :0)

Hi Everyone, I received this adorable Customer photo the other day. Isn't this just darling. I will be adding this LiL Lady Banner to my shop.
P.s. I have tried about 3 things on pinterest in the last couple of weeks. I will be writing a review on them. So far I have tried the corn dog muffins, Cell phone holder made out of a baby lotion bottle and Cream Cheese enchilada. Be watching Out for those Reviews. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bee Theme Toppers for a Baby shower

Hi Everyone, I just finished up making this adorable Bee theme Cupcake toppers for a custom order for a repeat customer.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pinterest Project # 1

Hi Everyone, As you know I am crazy about Pinterest. I am on daily pinning tons of awesome things to make etc... When I was pregnant with my son. I came across a awesome pin. I have seen them pinned several times. The pin is IKEA Spice racks that you paint and turn them in to book shelves. I needed book shelves in my sons room to complete his Nursery. As soon as I saw this pin I was planning a trip to IKEA. We don't have one close so we drove 2 hours to get to one. At the time I was 6 Months pregnant. Of course I bought more then just spice racks so it was totally worth it. The spice racks where $1.99 each. I bought 3 and bought a sample size paint at my local hardware store. Here is the Finished Product!!
This project was super easy to do. I was 6 months pregnant at the time when I did this project. I hope you enjoy this post. I am hoping to make more projects or recipes from pinterest and post my review here.

Halloween is around the corner

Hi everyone, I have re listed my Halloween Decorations in my shop. Halloween is not that far away... Start Planning your Spooktacular Birthday party or Halloween and place your orders now.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Customer Photos

Hi Everyone, I have some awesome Customer photos to share with you. I have made tons of party stuff for this photographer over the years. These photos where taken from Little Love photography.
I hope you all enjoyed the pictures. Have a Wonderful and Safe Fourth of July. More Updates and Post to be posted Thursday.


Do you Love Pinterest? I am addicted to Pinterest. Follow me on Pinterest. I love finding new and fun ways to make a party unique.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wow its been a while!!!

Hi everyone,
It has been a while since I wrote. Sorry for that. Life has been a little crazy. My little one is almost 4 months old now. Trying to balance being Work from home mom and Stay at home mom and Wife is not easy. Not a lot of time for blogging.

Expressions By Devin has been very busy. Which I love!!!
Thanks for everyone that is supporting my little business and letting me stay home with my little one.

I am posting a New theme in shop today. Funky Monkey Boy Theme.
I am hoping to have more time to blog. I love keeping my readers and Customers updated on everything.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Off To See The Wizard Customer Photo

Hi Everyone,
I got this lovely customer photo the other day and just had to share it.
The Items featured in this picture is my Off To See The Wizard Cupcake toppers and Centerpiece sticks.

I Love seeing Customer Photos. I am re doing my studio and are taking customer photos and getting them printer and hanging them up as decoration.
So if you have some wonderful photos with our items in them. Please feel free to send them to me I would love to see then and use them.

Have a wonderful day


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We Are Open!!!

Expressions By Devin is Back open Business. I will only be taking a limited amount of orders daily to insure a quick turn around time and to have time to spend with my new little man and Husband.

More themes to be added to the Expressions By Devin Collection soon.
Thanks so much for all your support.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Blog Feature on Darlin ' Details

Hi Everyone,
Today's Blog Feature is on a Fellow Etsy Kids Member Darlin ' Details. She makes adorable one of a kind shirt and so much more. Find out how she started her own business on etsy.

I first head about Etsy through a friend. I was making Christmas Presents for my son's teachers and she told me that I should list them to sell on the site Etsy. So that is how my business Darlin' Details started. Who knew that making applique initialed tote bags would led to a business.

I am a work at home mom with two wonderful children, an english bulldog and fabulous husband. I love to make cute applique t-shirts and tote bags. These by far are my favorite crafting projects. I have an art education degree from the University of Georgia. I am a die hard Georgia Bulldog fan and you will see lots of red and black in my shop. Having an art degree I have always been doing art and craft projects weather it was making birth announcements, wedding invitations or gifts for my children's teachers.

I love creating things and I am always looking for ideas. I will have to say my daughter is what started the business idea. I was not willing to pay what retail shops charge for dresses and monogrammed items so I decided to start making things for her myself. Being new to the Etsy world I am just finding my way into the world of internet and social media. This is how I get my world out to the world. I have a Facebook page and I tweet under my name ugaem. I have started doing arts and craft events. I try to do at least one show a month locally.

My advice is to keep at it no matter how overwhelming it can be at times.

Check out her shop for more adorable items:


Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Theme Sneak Peek

Hi Everyone,
I have been busy working in my studio making new items for when I reopen in a few days.
Here is the new theme that will be added to the Expressions By Devin Collection:

I Love how it turned out. I can't wait to add this to my shop.
Have a Wonderful day!!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blog Feature on: Kidz Wiz Padz

Hi Everyone,
Blog Features are back.. I have tons of awesome shops to share with you. Today's Blog feature is on a Fellow EtsyKids members shop Kidz Wiz Padz. She has a wonderful and a awesome product for all those moms with children trying to be potty trained and a awesome new product to keep your little ones socks from falling off.

1)How did you first hear about Etsy?:

I heard about Etsy from friends/ word-of-mouth mostly.

2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!:

I'm a work-at-home-mom to my 2 1/2 year old daughter, Ava, and new baby girl . My former life was in advertising/ marketing for an international corporation. I've always had the creativity and entrepreneurial bug, so when I had to the opportunity to stay home with my daughter, I jumped on the chance to start my own shop! Like everyone on Etsy, I LOVE to make things! It's so fun to take pride in a finished product that YOU made yourself.

3)How did you get started as a designer?

Since becoming a mom, I've had so many ideas for baby products and things that would be useful to any mom (we always need more help, right!?). When I began potty training my 2 year old daughter, she almost immediately wanted to wear panties (everywhere), but was not necessarily ready. I didn't want to squash her spirit and ambition, so I let her (even though we had a GAZILLION accidents). I immediately knew I needed a solution to accidents in her carseat, while we were out. Every parent knows what an absolute pain in the butt those things are to take out of the car, take apart, wash and put it all back together again! I looked online and couldn't find any carseat liners with good reviews or that could be machine washed and dried. I tried using a towel and also a puppy training pad, but she would just pull them out and they'd end up on the floor of the car. Soooooo....I made my own. Thus, Kidz Wiz Padz was born. Soon, all of my friends wanted one and their friends wanted one and I quickly knew I was on to something! And so, I became I designer. I'm currently in the process of getting my name and design trademarked and patented. We've been approved by the CPSIA; Kidz Wiz Padz follows all safety requirements set for children's products. We're also currently under review with the Transportation Safety Commission.

4)What inspires you to create?:

I usually create things that I need or things that I find in retail, that I know I could make myself for less money and exactly the way I want it!

5)How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy?:

I haven't done much advertising yet, although I plan to increase that during the next few months. I've mostly been relying on word-of-mouth and I do the Etsy Showcases, from time-to-time.

6)Any advice you would give to aspiring designers?:

My best advice for other aspiring designers is to find your niche. Create something you are passionate about, believe in and something that other people will believe in and need/ want too.

Make sure you check out her amazing Products:


I am still here

Hi everyone,
Sorry it has been so long. I am still here I promise. I am starting to get back in the swing of things since our little man was born. today was the first day I started back in the studio. I started working on a new theme( Rapunzel Inspired). I finished a Birthday banner in that theme. I am hoping to have the whole party pack ready for pictures later this week. I will post a sneak peek of the banner on my Facebook Fan page... Make sure you check it out and "like" our page. You can find our Facebook Fan page link on the right hand side of the blog under the Tab Followers.
I will officially be re open Feb 1st.

Have a wonderful Evening!!!