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Craft Show Design Updates

Today, I found 2 black racks that I’m going to use to put my journals in and a vintage item to hold my earrings. You like?




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1920s Sophistocated Lady Ring

OOAK ring featuring a 1920s-esque woman’s face. Real texture. Feather on her hat! She even has a beauty mark! It’s definitely a conversation piece! Yours for only $12.





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FINAL DAYS of Etsy Team Columbus’s Anniversary Giveaways!

You don’t want to miss out! There are still 7 prizes up for grabs, but you’d better hurry and enter!! OUATA is giving away your choice of a Golden Book Journal too!! Click the button to enter!

5th Anniversary Blog Party

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UBP13 After-Party – Meet & Greet



Hi all. Welcome to my blog abode. I’m a #singer #dancer #writer #disneylover #choreographer #journalmaker #lovernotafighter #survivor. Follow me if you’re any of those! 🙂

As always, I had a FANTASTIC (because we should all use that word more) time at the #UBP! Although I’m not a human mom, I am a dog mom, so I think that counts enough for me to participate! I’m giving away a Disney Autograph Book at UBP13, so I hope the lucky winner likes it!! I’m also giving away a Golden Book journal here if you’d like to enter by Sunday night!

Please follow & favorite my shop on Etsy and Like my shop on Facebook. 🙂 It would mean a lot to me. If you joined Swagbucks via my link, it would mean even MORE! 🙂

I’m currently celebrating the After-Party in some sweet sweatpants with a (water) glass of wine. Tasty! I’m watching my 19-year-old self in an old VHS of my college production of Godspell too. Anyone else doing that? hehe.

NOTE: I’ll be opening a new site May 1 with an ENTIRE MONTH of giveaways to celebrate, so please bookmark now (even though it’s not live yet). You won’t want to miss out!!

During the party, I met many fabulous bloggers from all over the US. I’d like to take a moment and introduce them to you! I’d still love to meet more new bloggers that share some of the same interests and personality as me. If any of my traits match up with yours, leave a comment and let’s bond! Please also visit my Etsy shop, Once Upon a Time, Again. Use code OUATA10 for an #UBP13 exclusive 10% discount! Hint: All items are already 10% off, so that makes your item 20% off! PS – Kitsch Jewelry just exploded into my shop today!

First of all, I “met” Miss Angie of My So-Called Chaos. Not only is she HILARIOUS, but a talented graphic designer to boot! In fact, I’m commandeering her professional talents to put the finishing touches on my new site, She Became a Butterfly. Check out her mad skills

Dayngr taught me how to create a beautiful, yet readable and simple “About” page. I’m going to use it as a guide when I make my own. You should too.

I’m now following Corrupted Coloring Books, because this mom & dad team turn coloring book pages into adult magic.

I learned that the web-famous Simply Stacie is the same age as me.

Marcie and Sarah both love Disney as much as I do.

Cheeky Daddy & I both use our art degrees in our occupations. . . NOT.

I don’t know if Manic Mama is really bipolar like I am, but she cracks me UP! And in this case, “What goes up . . .” does not come down!

Amanda and several others felt the same nostalgia I feel towards Little Golden Books!

Koala Bear Writer and I have 2 things in common: our love of writing and the fact that we both own stuffed Koala Bears! Here’s my koala named Clappy.


I gained 30+ followers on Twitter and followed many more than that! Feel free to follow me if you haven’t already!

Overall, my #UBP13 experience was superb! See you next year, ladies!


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Win a Kindle Fire, Dear Readers

If you’re as obsessed with books as I obviously am, you definitely want to enter My S0-Called Chaos’s giveaway for a FREE Kindle Fire! You also get the chance to snatch up the new app Smartphone DNA which helps you find people more like you on twitter! I’m downloading it!! 🙂  Ends 4/30, so you’d best get entered!

Please also enter (but don’t win, cause I wanna) a $10 gc to Honeyrun Farm hosting by Etsy Team Columbus! US only & ends 4/16!

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Why Golden Books?

To me, Little Golden Books represent my childhood. While most kids got a sucker after a doctor’s appointment, I always got to pick out a new Golden Book. My mom encouraged my love of reading at a very early age, and I believe these amazing books fostered my current love of reading 35 years later.

When I decided to start making journals, I wanted to combine my nostalgic love of Golden Books with my love of writing. I know this was not a new concept, but I give all my books the personal touch of adding matching scrapbook paper and envelopes for keeping goodies along with the original story and blank white writing paper. I believe it brightens up the story and goes one step further in getting the owner’s creative juices flowing.

If you are interested in getting your favorite childhood Little Golden Book made into a journal, please contact me at ouataetsy at yahoo dot com. I will let you know if I have the book or not. You may also send me a book to be “journalized” if you’d like.

Here are some titles I have available, although I have many more than just these:

  1. Poky Little Puppy
  2. We Help Mommy
  3. We Help Daddy
  4. Where did the Baby Go?
  5. Prayers for Children
  6. My First Counting Book (animals on front)
  7. Nurse Nancy
  8. Tootle
  9. Baby’s First Book
  10. Scuffy the Tugboat
  11. Tawny Scrawny Lion
  12. Little Red Hen
  13. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  14. Butterfly Kisses
  15. I Love You Mommy
  16. I Love You Daddy
  17. Where Do Kisses Come From


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New Golden Book Journals in the Store!

I added a bunch of Golden Book Journals to the store this week! Here’s a sampling. Everything is 10% off! See below for the new titles!!



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