Tweet, tweet

I may not be posting here much, but I am hanging out on twitter more these days.

You can catch me at (my general tweetage)
or (crafty),
or the newly-launched (for all your 27-related needs–email 27 sightings to 27chronicles (at) gmail)

So come and follow me…I promise to follow you back, as long as you’re not porn or a spambot or someone trying to help me maximize my full twitter potential or whatever. 😉

New etsy items

Some things I’ve posted in my shop this week:

live well, laugh often, love much

(actual size=matted for a 5×7 frame)

bookmark-live, laugh, love

(Bookmark, “live, laugh, love)


(Bookmark, “We read to know we are not alone.”)


(Bookmark, “Music is an outburst of the soul.”)

More coming soon! Check out my etsy shop here:



Quick calligraphy update

I spent a lot of time this weekend thinking about/working on my etsy shop

You can help me out by becoming a fan on facebook (or, if you’re already a fan, by inviting a friend or two!) I also started another twitter account–one especially for the calligraphy: calligbyerin.

I’m off now do do some errands, which includes a stop at the craft store for some supplies. I plan on posting a few new items this week.

Let me know if you have a favorite quote/saying that you’d like to see in calligraphy!

Oh, those vacation pictures will be coming later today… 😉

Shameless self-promotion

So I’ve opted to not try and find a mindless temp or retail job for the summer. I’ve been saving some in anticipation of this, but I’d like to have some money coming in. 😉

I’ve been working on promotion for my etsy shop. I just went in and updated all of my listings, as well as adding a new one. My items are custom-made to the needs of the buyer. Here are some samples:

Wedding/anniversary gifts
Kristen and Tim

Baby gifts

Gifts for mom

Gifts for teachers

And more! (click to see my flickr photoset)

You can also become a fan on facebook or follow me on twitter. Please feel free to spread the word! 🙂

Anyone  have any promotional advice for me? Please share!


Halfway through the last day of my first week. It’s going fine…the end of April is a weird time to come in to a classroom. Spring fever has hit–hard–and so it’s going to be difficult for anyone to keep a class under control. But overall, I really can’t complain. I’m reading The House on Mango Street with my 8th graders, and they seem to be liking it so far.

Yeah, I know I haven’t been blogging much…it’s not even so much a matter of time as it is a matter of mental energy. I updated the wedding blog this week, and I regularly update my twitter feed . (You can see my most recent tweets on my sidebar, too.)

Met up with Jen last night for dinner and margaritas at Cozumel, and that was great. 🙂

Tonight, Ookla and The Fibs are playing at Nietzche’s. It’s an early one–I believe the show starts at 6, and Ookla will go on around 8. I’ll be there, if anyone would like to come by!

That’s it for me. Happy Friday!