Saturday, February 28, 2009

Like a warm HUG from Summer..

Seems so long ago.. I long for your warm rays. A beacon of light. A ray of hope.. YES winter is really getting me down. I'm waxing poetic or something. Melt snow, melt.. Please melt soon.

---Heather :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hydrangea Photo..

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For me a flower's scent is not the draw.. I am lured to their beauty by the shade of the colour alone. ---Heather http://www.aktie9.etsy.com :)

Why Vegan?




I think this sums it up quite simply.. Heather :)

http://aktie9.etsy.com

Monday, February 23, 2009

Spay Day is tomorrow.. 2.24.09


Here is a link to a newly updated list of all the member's shops donating or helping for SPAY DAY 2009.

http://www.aguavino.blogspot.com/2009/02/spay-day-usa.html

Check it out, and please help us, help the animals.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Please if you LOVE your pet SPAY!

The following is borrowed from one of my fellow EFA members (etsy for animals)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Feb. 24 is Spay Day. Think your unaltered pet has nothing to do with pet overpopulation? Think again.

Despite the best intentions, accidents happen — an unneutered house cat will slip out the front door, or an unspayed female dog will be visited in her backyard by a stray male who dug under the fence — and unexpected litters of helpless kittens and puppies are born. By having your pet spayed or neutered, you are ensuring that she or he does not contribute to the tragedy of pet overpopulation. In addition, you are reducing or eliminating your pet's risk of contracting certain cancers that can kill your pet and are expensive to treat.

Stray animals and animals turned in by owners are causing our animal shelters to be overflowing. This is one of the solutions. Spay/neuter is a win-win for you, your pet and your community.


BONNIE PULVER

Greenville
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To learn more about EFA (etsy for animals) and what we are doing to help get the Animal Rescue issues to the people.. see http://www.efaartistshelpinganimals.org/

Monday, February 16, 2009

FINAL TALLY: Spay Day 2.24.09

From Eva of: alilsumptinsumptin.etsy.com

Here's the final list of Etsy shops that will be appearing on the Spay
Day graphic:

1. Nancy - NanjoDogz.etsy.com - 20% to Illinois Doberman Rescue
2. Jen - DragonRags.etsy.com + jlynnpro.etsy.com - Free Shipping
3. Heather - aktie9.etsy.com - 50% of all sales on Spay day to the EFA
charity of
the month (Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation)
4. El - elephantdance.etsy.com - 100% donations of profits to paws-saipan.org
5. Michele - mvegan5.etsy.com - 25% of shop sales to the EFA Charity
of the Month
(Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation)
6. Marjorie - WHSKR.etsy.com - giving 50% of my sales
7. Meghann - littlestudiojewels.etsy.com - 25% of the total sales to
the Lanark Animal
Welfare Society
8. Holly - silverrosedesigns.etsy.com
9. Eva - alilsumptinsumptin.etsy.com - 25% of proceeds divided equally
to HSUS & SCGR
Rescue plus Free Shipping
10. Linda - AllAboutCats.etsy.com - Free Shipping
11. Lynn - LolaLynn.etsy.com - 10% to the EFA charity of the month
(Rainbow Connection
Animal Foundation), 10% to Sophia the dog for her heart surgery and
Free Shipping
12. Emily - punkybunny300.etsy.com
13. Heather A. - creaturecomfort.etsy.com - Free Shipping and 10% to
the EFA Charity of
the Month (Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation)
14. Kim - veganessa.etsy.com + midnightrabbits.etsy.com - Free
shipping on that day and
50%
of anything sold will be donated to: friendsoftheanimals.co.uk/neuter.htm
15. Kylie - silentlotus.etsy.com - 20% off all purchases, with
proceeds being split between
the HSUS and a local Pittsburgh animal organization
16. Cynthia - kittyanydots.etsy.com
17. Bonnie - wovendreams.etsy.com - 10% off on dog leashes, plus many items 100%
donation to Dance with the Bunnies Rabbit Rescue
18. Julie - jbirkemeierphoto.etsy.com - Free Shipping
19. Lynn - aguavino.etsy.com - donate 20% off ALL sales that day to
Pigs Peace Sanctuary
20. Ashley - NYCrochet.etsy.com - Free Shipping
21. Christina - KnittyKrissy.etsy.com
22. Cari - LoveLuca.etsy.com - 50% to an animal charity
23. Ginger - BarkingDogBlankets.etsy.com - 100% of the proceeds on the
small blanket
sale to spay day
24. Wei - WeiOpenSecret.etsy.com - Free Shipping
25. Gina - claynfiber.etsy.com - Free Shipping for orders of $40 or
more and donate
100% of the proceeds to HSUS.
26. Akire - Lacewood.etsy.com
27. Rebecca - beckynot.etsy.com - Free Shipping
28. Ann - AnnRan.etsy.com
29. Maria - pocketfulofsunshine.etsy.com - 100% of all sales from my
"DT" Collection and
25% of all sales from the rest of my shop will be donated to the
Florida Boxer Rescue
30. Karen - TheFaerieCupboard.etsy.com - 50% of total sales on Spay
day will go to Patriot Siberian Husky Rescue
31. Nita - ApacheMoon.etsy.com - Donate 50% of proceeds on two items
(http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9681161 and
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15483972)
32. Shari - CiaoHound.etsy.com + PetsJubilee.etsy.com - 20% Discount
33. Stephanie - LuLusPhotography.etsy.com
34. Renee - BelleSirota.etsy.com - 20% of sales will go to the EFA
charity of the
month (Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation)
35.SilverroseDesigns.etsy.com Free shipping, and 50% of shop sales to German Shepherd Rescue of New England.

Thanks everyone for joining in! Look for your Spay Day packets by
email around the 18th!
:o)

Spay Day 2.24.09 on Etsy.com

This just in from Eva of alilsumptinsumptin.etsy.com

1. Nancy - NanjoDogz.etsy.com - 20% to Illinois Doberman Rescue
2. Jen - DragonRags.etsy.com + jlynnpro.etsy.com - Free Shipping
3. Heather - aktie9.etsy.com - 50% of all sales on Spay day to the EFA charity of
the month (Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation)
4. El - elephantdance.etsy.com - 100% donations of profits to paws-saipan.org
5. Michele - mvegan5.etsy.com - 25% of shop sales to the EFA Charity of the Month
(Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation)
6. Marjorie - WHSKR.etsy.com - giving 50% of my sales
7. Meghann - littlestudiojewels.etsy.com - 25% of the total sales to the Lanark Animal
Welfare Society
8. Holly - silverrosedesigns.etsy.com
9. Eva - alilsumptinsumptin.etsy.com - 25% of proceeds divided equally to HSUS & SCGR
Rescue plus Free Shipping
10. Linda - AllAboutCats.etsy.com - Free Shipping
11. Lynn - LolaLynn.etsy.com - 10% to the EFA charity of the month (Rainbow Connection
Animal Foundation), 10% to Sophia the dog for her heart surgery and Free Shipping
12. Emily - punkybunny300.etsy.com
13. Heather A. - creaturecomfort.etsy.com - Free Shipping and 10% to the EFA Charity of
the Month (Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation)
14. Kim - veganessa.etsy.com + midnightrabbits.etsy.com - Free shipping on that day and
50% of anything sold will be donated to: friendsoftheanimals.co.uk/neuter.htm
15. Kylie - silentlotus.etsy.com - 20% off all purchases, with proceeds being split between
the HSUS and a local Pittsburgh animal organization
16. Cynthia - kittyanydots.etsy.com
17. Bonnie - wovendreams.etsy.com - 10% off on dog leashes, plus many items 100%
donation to Dance with the Bunnies Rabbit Rescue
18. Julie - jbirkemeierphoto.etsy.com - Free Shipping
19. Lynn - aguavino.etsy.com - donate 20% off ALL sales that day to Pigs Peace Sanctuary
20. Ashley - NYCrochet.etsy.com - Free Shipping
21. Christina - KnittyKrissy.etsy.com
22. Cari - LoveLuca.etsy.com - 50% to an animal charity
23. Ginger - BarkingDogBlankets.etsy.com - 100% of the proceeds on the small blanket
sale to spay day
24. Wei - WeiOpenSecret.etsy.com
25. Gina - claynfiber.etsy.com - Free Shipping for orders of $40 or more and donate
100% of the proceeds to HSUS.
26. Akire - Lacewood.etsy.com
27. Rebecca - beckynot.etsy.com - Free Shipping
28. Ann - AnnRan.etsy.com
29. Maria - pocketfulofsunshine.etsy.com - 100% of all sales from my "DT" Collection and
25% of all sales from the rest of my shop will be donated to the Florida Boxer Rescue
30. Karen - TheFaerieCupboard.etsy.com
31. Nita - ApacheMoon.etsy.com - Donate 50% of proceeds on two items
(http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9681161 and
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15483972)
32. Shari - CiaoHound.etsy.com + PetsJubilee.etsy.com - 20% Discount

Thank you everyone for joining in! Your support is greatly appreciated! I had a secret
target number of 21 - and you've far surpassed that! Thank you so much for being so
generous in your support of animals! :o)

If you missed the Feb 15 deadline - no worries! You can still join to support and spread
this important animal life-saving message up until Feb 24. Your Etsy shop just won't be
listed on the graphic but members will be happy to include your shop in their blog posts
and web promos! Just let us know!! :o)

If your shop can't participate, you can still show support by blogging about this event and
spreading the word about the importance of spaying or neutering your pets! :o)


__._,_.___

Friday, February 13, 2009

UPDATED List: For Spay Day 2.24. 2009

1. Nancy - NanjoDogz.etsy.com - 20% to Illinois Doberman Rescue
2. Jen - DragonRags.etsy.com
3. Heather - aktie9.etsy.com - 50% of all sales on Spay day to the EFA charity of
the month
4. El - elephantdance.etsy.com - 100% donations of profits to http://paws-saipan.org
5. Michele - mvegan5.etsy.com - 25% of shop sales to the EFA Charity of the Month
6. Marjorie - WHSKR.etsy.com - giving 50% of my sales
7. Meghann - littlestudiojewels.etsy.com - 25% of the total sales to the Lanark Animal
Welfare Society
8. Holly - silverrosedesigns.etsy.com
9. Eva - alilsumptinsumptin.etsy.com - 25% to HSUS & SCGR Rescue plus Free Shipping
10. Linda - AllAboutCats.etsy.com - Free Shipping
11. Lynn - LolaLynn.etsy.com - 10% to the EFA charity of the month, 10% to Sophia the
dog for her heart surgery and Free Shipping
12. Emily - punkybunny300.etsy.com
13. Heather A. - creaturecomfort.etsy.com
14. Kim - veganessa.etsy.com + midnightrabbits.etsy.com - Free shipping on that day and
50% of anything sold will be donated to: friendsoftheanimals.co.uk/neuter.htm
15. Kylie - silentlotus.etsy.com - 15% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING on any necklace purchase
16. Cynthia - kittyanydots.etsy.com
17. Bonnie - wovendreams.etsy.com - 10% off on dog leashes, plus many items 100%
donation to Dance with the Bunnies Rabbit Rescue
18. Julie - jbirkemeierphoto.etsy.com - Free Shipping
19. Lynn - aguavino.etsy.com - donate 20% off ALL sales that day to Pigs Peace Sanctuary
20. Ashley - NYCrochet.etsy.com - Free Shipping
21. Christina - KnittyKrissy.etsy.com
22. Cari - LoveLuca.etsy.com - 50% to an animal charity

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Spay Day 2.24.09 is coming up!

Please shop these wonderful Etsy sellers who are doing a promotion in their shop on 2.24.09 Spay Day!

This is the list so far compiled with Eva of alilsumptinsumptin.etsy.com

1. Nancy - NanjoDogz.etsy.com
2. Jen - DragonRags.etsy.com
3. Heather - aktie9.etsy.com
4. El - elephantdance.etsy.com
5. Michele - mvegan5.etsy.com
6. Marjorie - WHSKR.etsy.com
7. Meghann - littlestudiojewels.etsy.com
8. Holly - silverrosedesigns.etsy.com
9. Eva - alilsumptinsumptin.etsy.com

10. Linda - AllAboutCats.etsy.com
11. Lynn - LolaLynn.etsy.com
12. Emily - punkybunny300.etsy.com
13. Heather A. - creaturecomfort.etsy.com
14. Kim - http://www.veganessa.etsy.com, http://www.midnightrabbits.etsy.com

15. Kylie - silentlotus.etsy.com
16. Cynthia - kittyanydots.etsy.com
17. Bonnie - wovendreams.etsy.com
18. Julie -jbirkemeierphoto.etsy.com


This is a great way to get this important message across to folks.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Free Giveaway of my artwork!



To enter my blog giveaway, just go to http://www.aktie9.etsy.com Choose one item from my shop that you would like to win. Then drop me an email at hskoconnor@gmail.com or leave your email address in the comments section along with your selection. I will use random.org to choose the winner. You do not need to be a etsy member/seller or buyer to win. Anyone can win! The winner will be notified on March 15th 2009.

Happy Choosing! ---Heather :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pretty Hibiscus




This pretty Hibiscus flower is a photo I shot in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. The Places is called Magic Wings. net I spent a lovely day there a couple years ago, for my birthday. Hubby watched the kids while I took off with my camera and just snapped snapped .. till my photo cards were completely full. I have many lovely memories of this place. It's wonderful! Happy Snapping, Heather "aktie9" :)

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