Wednesday, July 28, 2010

*cough, cough*

Ugh. If you don't follow me on Twitter, then you probably don't know that I'm really sick. I came down with a sudden flu last Thursday and now it's turned into bronchitis. :(

So please forgive the lack of blog posts while I try to rest and recover. It's taking all my strength just to catch up on emails and my day job responsibilities that whenever I have a spare moment, I'm either sleeping or brewing more tea.

I hope to be back up to semi-regular health by this weekend, which would be great since I have a weekend away planned with my hubby, sister and brother-in-law (hopefully the weather is nice and I'll have some photos to share!)

Stay healthy everyone!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

pandacub summer sale

Summer is when pandacub is really in full swing - it's a time when everyone is sporting fresh, fun accessories in lots of bright colours and pandacub is full of affordable, bright pieces that can easily add a little "pop" into your summer wardrobe.

So to celebrate the nice hot summer months, I'm having a summer sale and it's pandacub's biggest sale yet! There are lots of items that are on sale in the pandacub Etsy shop - all items in the summer sale are at least 25% off and many are customer favourites.

This is a great chance for you to stock up on some sweet accessories at great prices.

I'm constantly adding pieces to the summer sale section, so check back often! The sale will end on August 20 (which just happens to be pandacub's 2-year anniversary on Etsy).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

unscientific giveaway poll and celebration giveaway update

pandacub is celebrating its second anniversary on August 20 (yes, the store opened on Etsy almost two years ago - how quickly time flies!) and I'm already thinking of a spectacular giveaway to celebrate, but I want your input.

Leave me a comment and help me think up creative ways to hold a giveaway! I need help with two parts:

1. What should people do to be entered? Something simple, like the usual "leave a comment"? Or something more involved?

2. What would you want to win? Would you prefer specific items from the shop? Or a gift certificate so you can choose what you want to get?

The more suggestions, the better, so start those creative thoughts and comments coming!

And an update on my previous giveaway that just ended:

Congratulations to the winner of the celebration giveaway - dhesh!

Dhesh chose the flaunt bobby pins in purple (a very popular choice). They're already made and on their way to South Africa!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

pandacub cream

Toronto has just gone through a week-long heat wave. And since last winter, when it was -39 degrees C and icy, I vowed never to complain about the heat again, I didn't say one negative thing about the heat. But I did have lots of cold drinks handy!

One thing I didn't have a lot of, and would like more of, is ice cream!

Top row:
1. Crochet Pattern - FRUITY ICE CREAM - Play food, $5.99 by skymagenta
2. Ii is for Ice Cream, $14.00 by ModernPop
3. PDF Printable- Kawaii Pink and Green Ice Cream Trucks, $2.50 by paperglitter

Middle row:
4. Personalized Ice Cream Ice Cream Man Bowls with Handles (set of 4), $55.00 by happiestdaysdesigns
5. Roscata Pastel Ice Cream Cone Purse Charm Bag Charm, $18.00 by roscata
6. Big Scoop, $50.00 by CharleneFreemanArt

Bottom row:
7. Cat Art- Stolen Cone - Print, $18.00 by amberalexander
8. with a cherry on top - 5x7 fine art photograph, $15.00 by heidiherrera
9. Grape and kiwi ice cream cone post earrings, $8.00 by mmagda

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

super smooth legs and a Skintimate contest!

I hate shaving, but I love having nice smooth legs, especially in the summer. So having a great shaving cream is ultra important as it makes the "chore" of shaving legs a little more bearable.

Skintimate has given me a great gift basket to give away to one lucky reader of my beauty blog that will definitely make shaving a little bit easier to handle!

Want a chance to win the gift basket, which is valued at over $80? Go over to my Cinnamon Kitten beauty blog and enter (sorry, this one's for Canadians only!)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Yay! I'm so happy to have 4 days off!

Today is Canada Day so I wanted to take this oppportunity to wish all my fellow Canadians a very special (and hopefully fun-filled day!)

I will be spending the day relaxing with my hubby after a very long and hard couple of weeks and am looking forward to doing nothing at all.

How about you? How are you spending the holiday?