Monday, October 28, 2013

Lighted Trick or Treat Buckets are Here!

Looking for something new and different for Trick-or-Treating this year? These lighted orange buckets are just the thing! Your kids will be the coolest kids in the neighborhood this year! And it's not too late to get one. If you're in the Marietta/Atlanta Metro area, I can get one of these fun buckets to you in time for Thursday night!

Choose one of the 5 designs pictured above: ghost, spider web, girly spider (she has cute little eyelashes!), jack face, or black cat. Each bucket is $20; personalization options available for $5 more.

Buckets have LED lights on the INSIDE, and turn on and off with a small switch on the bottom of the bucket. Requires 3 AA batteries, which are included.

If you'd like to order, contact me ASAP via email: Credit cards and Paypal are accepted. Don't miss out! Questions? Don't be shy!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Item: Ruffle Scarves!

I think I'm kind of late on these trendy scarves, but I just discovered them and I absolutely love making and wearing them! I had seen pictures of them and decided I wanted one, but instead of buying one, I went ahead and learned how to make them. It's so addictive! I've made three already, and figured I'd better start trying to sell them if I wanted to keep knitting. And I do want to keep knitting.

So, I'll be adding Ruffle Scarves to my shop later today! Right now I have the three colors pictured above (from left to right): Peacock, Canyon River, and Mambo. Mambo has some shimmer to it, but the others do not. They're all ruffly and so pretty. I wore a Mambo scarf to church the other day and got a lot of great compliments!

Be on the lookout; I'll be adding more colors soon!

Friday, February 15, 2013

President's Day Sale - Save 20%!

It's a sale! I decided that since I haven't run a sale in my Etsy shop in a while, that I would give out a new coupon code.

So, from now until Tuesday, February 19, save 20% in my Etsy shop using the code "FACEBOOKFRIENDS". Just enter that coupon code at checkout to receive the discount off of anything in my shop!

If you would also head on over to Facebook and "Like" the Sugar Plum Delights page, I'd appreciate it. I post more frequently over there: discounts, pictures, new items, and more. You just never know what might show up!

Go on, go shopping!

Friday, February 1, 2013


So it seems I've been neglecting to update the blog a bit. Oops. Happy New Year! I know it's late, but it's still a new year, in my opinion. It is only the beginning of the second month. It still counts. So, Happy February! I noticed that I still get a lot of hits here, so I thought I'd better start posting some updates so people will know what's going on. If I list a blog on my business card, I should probably use it, right?

Here's what's been happening:

  • Valentine's Day crafting is in full swing, however, the only Valentine-y things I've been able to get done so far are the Lollipop Lips and Mustaches. Holy cow are these things popular. For those that have already received their orders, I'd love to hear some feedback! If you haven't ordered yet, and are thinking about it, PLEASE get your orders in as soon as you can. If you need more than 12, please send me a message through Etsy, and I'll setup a private listing for you.

Aren't they fun? My kids love them.

  • Tumblers are still out of stock, but I'm hoping to order more soon. I have some ideas for new designs, so look for them in early Spring!
  • Monogrammed Cutting Boards are in stock and make excellent hostess, bridal shower, house warming, and birthday gifts! Give them something personalized and useful; you can't go wrong! I'm working on new designs for these as well. Again, if you need more than what I have listed in the shop, please just send me a message.
Square and round cutting boards/trivets are available. They measure approximately 8 inches squared/in diameter.

My current turnaround time is about 5 business days, but if you need something sooner, please send me a message. I'll do my best to accommodate! And as always, thank you all for your continued support of this newly staying at home mom. :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's ALIVE! Sort of...

So, here we are, once again posting on this blog. There was an incident over at the new blog, and I'm pretty sure that I just lost a year's worth of content. Oops. Since that happened, and since this blog is still getting a lot of traffic, I decided to bring this ol' thing back to life. Welcome back!

There have been a lot of changes in my life this past spring and summer, and I now have a little more time to make some good things happen here. Stay tuned and see what comes!

For now, my Etsy shop is open for business, and going strong. Hop on over and take a look!

I'll be posting new things that are going up in the shop, font samples, vinyl colors, probably some recipes and personal projects; there's just no telling what I'll get into. You'll just have to come on back and find out. :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Blog: Moonlighting Mama

Change is a good thing; it keeps us moving, and can inspire us. I had been thinking for a while that it was about time for a change here at Sugar Plum Delights. When I started this blog, it was mainly about my crafty side-business of the same name. My original goals for the blog were basically to showcase what I was working on for my Etsy shop and craft fairs and so on. But as the years went on, the blog started to evolve, and I was posting more than just crafty things. So, I decided to diversify and start a new blog: Moonlighting Mama.

With this new blog, I intend to talk not only about crafting, but to work in more cooking (see Freezer Cooking Fridays), a little design here and there, home stuff, and maybe even a little financial management. I wanted to broaden my focus and not be tied down to a certain topic, which is how I felt with the this blog.

So, please bear with me as I build this new site; fun things are coming! All of the old contect from right here on Sugar Plum Delights is there, including all of the great recipes and tutorials. More of that is coming too! Please bear with me on the design of the new blog; I'm still working on it.

And lastly, why the name Moonlighting Mama? Well, I have two children and a husband, I work full time outside the home, I have a crafty side business and a Scentsy business to maintain. Most of the work on my other projects happens after the kids go to bed, which is when the moon is up. So, I’m a mama, and I moonlight.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Extra Holiday Cash Part 2: Sell it For Cash on Ebay

Looking to make some extra money for the holidays this year? There are multiple ways to do it, you just have to be a little savvy. This post is the second in my new series on ways to bring in some extra cash, most without dipping into your regular monthly budget. I'm by no means an expert on the matter, but who doesn't want a little extra cash here and there? Stay tuned over the next week or two as I list out more ideas to make your holidays a little less stressful on your wallet.

Part 2: Sell it for Cash on eBay

If you have some old stuff laying around that you're not using anymore, sell it for cash! If you have a lot of kids' clothes that are in good condition, but you don't need them anymore, put them on eBay and make a few bucks. This also goes for adult clothing. People are always looking for a deal, especially on kids' clothes and shoes, and even adult clothing. Brand names usually do better than generic store brand stuff, but you never know. Group like items (shirts, for example) together and sell them as a 'lot'. This time of year people are looking for gently used winter coats and boots and ski apparel. Take a few good pictures, list them, and wait. Of course there are fees associated, but they're minimal.

Household and electronics items are also popular, again, especially the brand names. This was more than a few years ago (my single days!), but one summer I basically supported myself by selling dishes on ebay. I would buy the dishes cheaply (clearance aisles at outlet stores!), then resell them for a profit. You just have to make sure that the brand name you're selling is what people are looking for before you start buying things. You don't want a pile of stuff you can't resell laying around taking up space!

If you don't have anything at home you want to sell, consider checking out yard sales and estate sales. Sometimes people just don't want the hassle of trying to make more than a few dollars on their used expensive items. That's where you come in: buy them out, clean them up, sell them on ebay! Thrift stores are another source, but you have to get there early. Find out when your local thrift store gets their shipments, or when they stock their shelves. Sometimes it's helpful to get know an employee or two. I once found a practically brand new Stephen Joseph child's backpack for $2. These bags retail for at least $20; more if they're personalized.

Again, unique, well cared for items generally do very well. Check your parents' attic or basement for the toys you had when you were a kid. Vintage toys in good condition could bring in more than you might think.

So take a look around! I have a bad habit of buying clothing that's a good deal, and then never wear it. Because of that bad habit, I'm about to start getting of some things myself! Good luck!

Want more ways to earn a little extra cash? Check back next week for tip #3. Don't want to miss any posts? Subscribe via email!