Archive | July 2012

THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought The Rustic Birdhouse Skin For The Nook

THANKS to Kim for buying this Nook cover!!

On a personal note, this birdhouse was built by my dearly loved great-grandfather who was a French-Indian (as in Native American). He was a full time farmer but was also a carpenter during the Winter months. I’m very honored to have some of his carpentry items as heirlooms, and while I don’t own this old birdhouse, I was very blessed to photograph it – it’s so unique and cool!!

Downsizing My Life – By Cousin Belle

Nobody may ever read this, but I wanted to let “The Internet” know that I’m selling almost everything I own and what’s left will fit in a small bedroom.

I’ve decided to free myself of my wordily belongings and stuff that’s obviously holding me back from my future. Time is always ticking (“Tempus Fugit” = time flies!), so I decided to make a major decision and get rid of almost everything. It’s not scary so much as it is a logistical pain. I’ve never had to sell everything, so the experience is new and kinda worrisome.

The good news is, I don’t have to buy a house – I’m moving in with relatives. This saves me some headaches and money, and I’m all about that!

In the coming weeks, I’m going to write a major post that will detail what I’ve done: thought processes, practical tips, logistical considerations when downsizing, organizing, moving several states away, living with relatives – you get the idea. I want to be able to help others out there in the world that are going through the same thing I’m going through. It’s not easy to give up a majority of what you think “makes you, you”. It’s not even easy to physically get rid of your belongings. For me, some items are easy to part with, others are depressing – a real emotional roller coaster! The whole point is, belongings are things that belong to you; items you’re attached to. Untying the attachments are tough, I’m not going to lie.

I’ve been able to seek solace in “loss” by creating what I think are fun and cool designs on my Zazzle store. This post isn’t even meant to be a sales promo. I want to help others with their emotional journey if they ever want to do the same thing. From what I’m reading, no one regrets “selling everything” and they report how much better they feel. I’m not there yet, and I’m being honest by stating that it is a struggle right now. I can’t wait to be on the other side!!!

I want to make other people’s journeys easier through suggestions and support.

Thank you to all who read this blog, and thanks to those who follow. I hope somebody gets blessed by it all!!


“It’s All In The Wrist” Pinball Tshirt

The “Black Knight” Pinball TShirt by Oxide Design

Growing up, “The Black Knight” pinball machine was my favorite. It had bright lights, scary sounds, cool music, a bright playing field, Magna-Save, and multi-ball – and it had a top level playing field. Who could ask for more??

Well, a great design company produced this shirt, and I have to say that I own one. The reason that there are periods in between the words is due to the voice of the Black Knight himself…it was kinda robotic and funny.

Wish I could afford an actual Black Knight pinball machine, but it’s on my bucket list…I will own my dream!!

Cousin Belle

*Link down – shirt seems to be unavailable as of June 2021, sorry*

“It’s All In The Wrist” Pinball Shirt by Cousin Belle’s

They say it’s “All in the wrist”…

Georgia Peach(es) T-shirt by CousinBelles

Zazzle’s GO USA SALE – 15% Off ALL PRODUCTS! Use Code: COUNTRYPRIDE Ends Friday (details)

Zazzle’s GO USA SALE – 15% Off ALL PRODUCTS!  


Ends Friday!!

15% of the product net sale price will be deducted when one or more qualifying products are purchased and the coupon code COUNTRYPRIDE is applied at checkout. For most products, the net sale price is the price of the product (excluding shipping and taxes). For Zazzle Custom Stamps, the net sale price is the difference between the price of the Zazzle Custom Stamps (excluding shipping and taxes) and the face value of the postage. Offer is valid until July 27, 2012 at 11:59pm PT. This offer does not apply to past purchases and may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or volume discount offers. If a volume discount applies to your order, you will receive either the discount set forth in this offer or the standard volume discount, whichever is greater. Offer valid on only.

NEPTUNALIA – Celebrated July 23rd

Just did a Google search on “Neptunalia” which is celebrated traditionally on July 23rd. Now, I don’t celebrate it, per se, but I appreciate it.

I have a design to celebrate it – check it out!!

THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought 2 Neptunalia Aprons!!!

THANK YOU to the savvy shopper in California who harkened to the call of Neptune!!

Honestly, I appreciate every sale – may God bless your heart.

*Cousin Belle*

California Big Sur Ocean View Postcards by CousinBelles

Cousin Belle’s Zazzle PINBALL Stuff – Check It Out!

Here’s a small portion of the new PINBALL items I made – hope you like!