Sep 17, 2009


I did a little re-vamp on the blog, let me know what you think. Do you like the new look? Layout? I think it gives the blog a much crisper look and the color is not distracting from the blog content.

The work week is almost over...

It's Thursday and the regular work week is almost finished - although with working to get my Etsy shops going I don't seem to ever stop working these days. (thats OK I will get a bit of a break next week when I make my trip to Ft Knox, KY to see my oldest son!)

I sat up last night designing some new business cards for Dakorah, and included both Dakorah Designs and Dakorah Gardens on one card. I think they look pretty nice to have designed them myself. ;)

I also spent the evening thinking of things I will need for my set up at a local craft sale & flea market this coming Saturday, that is held once a month here in West Bend. This will be my first time setting up with the vintage goods and plants. I'm used to doing our reptile expo set ups. ;)

I think I might try to set up at the Saukville, WI Farmer's Market on Sunday as well and see how that goes. It's a relatively new Market so still small compared to the one here in West Bend. We are quite lucky to have a really nice Farmer's Market so close to home. :)

Sep 14, 2009

Monday blahs - weekends are way too short!

I despise Mondays lol I seriously could use a 3 day weekend every week. :) (of course IF my regular employer continues as is, that may be my reality very soon)

I had a great weekend in the Etsy shops - Dakorah Gardens & Dakorah Designs - thank you to everyone who ordered a moss terrarium or succulent from one of my shops over the weekend. <3

Don't forget to take a peek at all of my vintage kitchen and home goodies in the Dakorah Designs shop. :)

10 days and counting until my son graduates from Army Cavalry Scout school at Ft Knox, KY - I can't wait to see him and get to spend some time with him. :) HOOAH!

Sep 12, 2009

Saturday Farmers Market Pics - West Bend, WI

The local Farmer's Market was bustling with energy this morning - and flourishing with lots of fabulous goodies! I picked up some nice heirloom tomatoes varieties that I havent grown yet so I definitely plan on saving seeds, and delicious locally grown Pears and several varieties of peppers - both hot and sweet. The green Bell Peppers were bigger than Grapefruits!


Saturday Farmers Market

I'm off to the Farmer's Market in town this morning - maybe I will take my camera and snap a few pics. :)

Happy Saturday all!

Sep 11, 2009

I finally did it :)

I started a new shop on Etsy just for my garden items so that the vintage shop is not cluttered and hodge podge looking. I figured from feedback I had received from folks that each shop looks better and does better with sales if it is specialized and devoted to one type of market, so as soon as I can get them moved over, all of the succulents and moss garden terrariums will be moved over to the new shop. Ive got a few listing already up in the new shop, so please stop by and take a look around. Let me know what you think - feedback is always greatly appreciated. I am including several varieties of seeds - including heirloom tomatoes, ornamental as well as a variety of hot pepper seeds and a few types of flower seeds.

You can still find some garden items in the vintage shop for now. ;)

I have been working on quite a few larger succulent containers to try and market locally as well, so if you are in southeast Wisconsin give me a shout if you are interested in seeing what I have available.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Sep 8, 2009


Happy Tuesday all!

I spent some time this weekend opening up a new shop geared specifically towards my garden items. This will leave DakorahDesigns to focus on the original vintage items I started out on Etsy selling. :) This way the shops will look less cluttered and hodge podge - a bit more focused.

Please take a peek if you have time and feedback is always welcome. (hearts are great too!)

Sep 5, 2009

A wonderful 3 day weekend...

Which was very much needed. :) I have so many projects started around the house that I just haven't had time to finish lately. Now Ive got the time, and hope to get projects AND housecleaning both done this weekend.

Another project I am working in is moving all of my garden items (moss terrariums and succulents) over to my new shop, devoted solely towards garden items. I will be adding new terrariums, new succulents and a few ornamental pepper plants!

Be sure to heart the new shop and check back often for new items. :) The focus for Dakorah Designs will go back to fine quality vintage items as well.