Monday, February 22, 2010

New Beginnings

Well, hello stranger! It's me. I know I have been away for awhile, a lot has gone on in my life in the last year, but I will save that for another time.
Right now, I would like to share with you that I have relisted some things on Etsy. It is a start. I am working on some other ideas besides my coffee condoms. If you are curious, have a look at my shop. It is nice to see everyone again!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Lights

Yeah! I finally got some new lights so I can take pictures of my Coffee Condoms inside during the winter. It has been so dark inside and so cold outside that I haven't listed anything in a while. But that has all changed now! Each light is 500 watts! I can even take pictures in the evening!

So check out my shoppe to see the new Coffee Condom. There will be more going up in the next few days.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Look

Playing around with the look of my blog!
Let me know if you like it.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Back on the Horse

Just a quick note to let you know that I have started listing again on my Etsy site. For now it is just my Coffee Condoms, but there will be some new items coming soon.
Thanks for sticking with me!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Hello! Are you still there?? :)

Well, obviously I haven't posted for a while. I haven't been working too much on my Etsy site. My interest started to wane a bit which meant that interest in my items waned as well. Etsy is a great site! You do have to be willing to put in the work to get your name out though. If you do, you will be rewarded with lots of business!

Anyways, I have decided to move the parts of this blog that don't have to do with my business to a new blog. You can now find me at Kathy Braun. Come on over and take a look!!

See you there! Thanks for reading this blog.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What a Week!!

It has been a whirlwind of a week around here. It started going crazy a few days after DD#2 got back from climbing in Banff. She got sick with what I think was food poisoning and was in need of a lot of attention and cuddles. With that she then had some friend issues, which of course have resolved themselves like they do at that age, but these issues also required attention and more cuddles. With that resolved, and the weather nice, we started doing a lot of spring cleaning. The kids got their bikes out and all serviced up after the winter and I got jealous LOL!!! I bought a new bike 8 or 9 years ago with the hopes of getting more active, but always put it off. I finally realized that the bike was too big for my 5'2" frame. I was never comfortable riding it and figured it was because I forgot how LOL!! So I decided that it was time for me to get a bike that fits me!! I spent the rest of last week on a wonderful message board researching the different bikes out there and what would be good for my size.
On Saturday, I finally went and purchased this!

Isn't she beautiful!!!! She is a Trek 3700 WSD. The "WSD" means Womens Specific Design. These bikes are made for the different ways women are designed. Things like seats that sit a bit straighter and handle bars that are not as much of a reach. You can read more about WSD here

On Sunday, after easter eggs, DD#2 went and bought herself a new bike too!! Her hand-me-down bike was just getting to small for her. She chose a Raleigh Tora Mountain Bike from Canadian Tire. She loves it!! It was on sale for half price so she got a great deal. We then came back to the house and got my and dh's bikes and went to a quiet parking lot so that I could see if I actually did remember how to ride a bike LOL!!! I guess the saying is right - you never forget! It was great to ride a bike that actually fits me!!

As you can see by the picture of my bike, it was taken inside. We woke up Monday to snow! Ugh! Most of it was gone by the end of the day though, thank goodness!! Tuesday was all about grocery shopping another ugh! LOL!! And today, Wednesday, it is supposed to snow again this evening. So, we have to clean out the shed today so that we can get the new bikes out of the house and into the shed. It would be really nice for our friends coming into town if they don't have to trip over our bikes to get to the bathroom LOL!!!

Well, off to tidy!!
Have a beautiful day!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Flash Drive

Hello! Gadget Girl here!!

I love my flash drive!

It is a 4gig Flash Voyager by corsair. I still haven't found all the great uses for it, but it does get used alot. One of the things we use it most for here is to transfer files between operating systems. We do have all the computers networked, but sometimes my Mac is hard to find. So it is quicker to just load the files to the flash drive and take them to the PC and download them. We use this mostly for movies and music and sometimes for pictures.

There are a lot less portable apps for the Mac, but I do have Portable Firefox and Portable Abiword on it. Portable Firefox has all my favourite settings and bookmarks on it, so if I am away from my computer, I can still see things as I like them! Portable AbiWord is a very good open source word processor. It is quick and doesn't take up a huge footprint. I use it for quick word processing over Neo Office which is a much bigger and more involved program.

I also have some pictures on it to show off to friends and family with computers. Then if they would like copies of the pictures, they can just copy them from the flash drive!

I am looking forward to finding more uses for my wonderful flash drive!

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