November 02, 2014

New Pup and Big Sale!

Yep, I'm still around - extremely busy but still here! To top things off we also just got a new puppy. Between my small zoo, running the shop, the house, and family stuff I just haven't had a spare moment for much of anything!

Here's the new pup. He's a 7 month old purebred Morkie which is a Yorkie and Maltese mix. He's another one we saved from going to the pound. Adorable isn't he? Beefy is so happy to have a new brother that isn't a cat ;)

I also wanted to pop in this morning to let you know about a huge sales event on Instagram tonight. We have a group of 70 different shops coming together with all vintage and handmade items. Even if you don't have Instagram on your phone you can still view from your computer. Just click on @Little_Seaside_Shop to view my items or follow the hashtag page starting tonight at 7pm central, 8pm EST if interested. 

I sure hope to be able to get back to blogging on a more regular basis soon. Let me know how you are all doing!

September 20, 2014

Early Bird Christmas Sale

Hello friends! I've been crazy busy getting the new shop going. I wanted to pop in today real quick to let you know about the little Christmas sale I will be having this afternoon over at my Little Seaside Shop! Just click on @Little_Seaside_Shop to view if interested. Hope everyone is having a great weekend! :)

September 14, 2014

My Little Seaside Shop

The last week or so has been crazy! I've been busy getting ready for the grand opening of my Instagram shop @Little_Seaside_Shop. I finally went live last night with a welcome post and a preview of the items I will be listing this week for the opening sale. 

I've placed a widget on my sidebar to the right, you'll be able to see each item as I post them. I'm so excited to finally get things up and running! Once I get things established and learn the ropes I hope to also open an Etsy shop for some of the more upscale vintage items.

In other news, I quit the day job! Yes seriously I did it! I've decided to take an early retirement, meaning my pension will be about half of what it would be if I waited until retirement age, but then again, I'll be collecting for an extra 10 years. I'm hoping that between the small pension, the income from my rental property, my new business, and whatever my husband brings in on his jobs that I will be able to make ends meet. It won't be easy but hopefully worth it in the end. 

I will finally have the time to deal with all the mountains of treasures my mother left behind, work my way through my husbands junk, er... I mean awesome stuff, all the stuff I saved for the kids that they don't want, along with just about anything else I own! It will take years, but once it's all gone I'll be able to sell this McMansion and downsize to a nice little maintenance free villa. It's going to be an adventure, but one I look forward to! Keep your fingers crossed for me! :)

September 05, 2014

Delicious Easy Salsa

This is a healthy and delicious salsa that I have posted in the past. Now that football season has arrived I thought it was a good time for a recipe repeat. This easy salsa will be making an appearance for our football buffets often. It's super simple to throw together, and makes a beautiful, colorful addition to any party buffet. You have to try it!

Easy Corn and Black Bean Salsa

1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can corn (drained)
2 cans petite diced tomatoes with the juice
1 can Hot Rotel with the juice
1 very thinly sliced green onion (or more to your taste)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 limes (juiced) 
1-2 garlic cloves (finely minced)

Mix well and refrigerate until chilled, overnight is best. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.

This recipe makes a medium spicy salsa. An additional can of Hot Rotel or some hot peppers can be added if you prefer a hot salsa. The Hot Rotel can be omitted altogether if you prefer your salsa very mild. It's delicious with all variations!