Posted on March 6, 2009 by Candace Rose
Maybe there’s a reason this song has been in my head for the last week or more? For those of you who don’t know, I’m looking to create a website with:
- my photos
- links for locals to purchase bouquets
- and my new typepad blog
This may come as a surprise to you, but I have grown tired of dolce chic. It’s not that I’m tired of what I do, because I absolutely love it….but I don’t feel as formal as the name sounds. I spent yesterday on domain websites, I looked up dolcechic.com, and come to find out it’s an escort site. My first and last name.com actually belongs to a prostitute, and just about anything I’ve come up with belongs to someone in this industry. I refuse to take this as a sign, I’m a nice Catholic girl, I promise! I do know that everything in my life is serious, and I’m tired of it! I would like a sophisticated name, that is fun, laid back, and cool. When I think of things I like they’re as follows:
- my home state, California
- uggs, and flip flops
- my distressed True Religion jeans
- Everything I have has gold detail (I just noticed as I took a gander at my handbags)
- Hollywood regency
- crown moulding
- Pretty chandeliers
- bamboo chandeliers, and 40′s glamour
- I’m inspired by quotes…as if you didn’t know
- my doggie lucy goosie baby floosie
- sports- especially chucky b, derek jeter, and brett favre
- my long hair. I used to have my hair cut in an A-line, it was very chic, but I am too lazy to do it…so the easy breezy long hair stays.
- Vintage turquoise jewelry…..the bigger the better!
- Listening to the ocean
- black with gold detail. For instance my black Isabella Fiore handbag with gold studs.
- Black frames with white matting
- Gold frames with white matting
- Sarcasm…it’s a virtue!
- My mommy and grandmama
One of my etsy teammates came up with “dolcerose”, I like it but it still seems too formal. I came up with “californiacandi”. I really like that, I checked out C&C California’s website, and it seemed fun, and relaxing. I don’t know what to do? I’m lost, and the added stress of not getting anything done is getting to me! I want to get started with my website, and not having a domain is a struggle. With this being said, I am leaving it up to- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -
I have decided that I will be giving away one of my prints to the person who picks my new name. I am not putting a deadline on this as I am waiting for the right name!
In the end–you pick the photo in my shop, or if you’ve seen it on flickr, and it’s not in my shop….let me know and I will add it for you!
Filed under: business, etsy, life, me, photography print | Tagged: business, domain, etsy, giveaway, name, photo, pick, shop | 28 Comments »
Posted on February 20, 2009 by Candace Rose
I found fortytworoads etsy shop earlier in the week, and thought what a great concept, kids LOVE cardboard and playing kitchen. In our household my little kitchen set was my favorite thing to play with, as pretend messes are a lot more fun to clean up. With many parents trying help the environment, Anna of Fortyworoads has the green light. Oh and did I mention she was on Martha this week? Yes, as in Martha Stewart!
My mom just happened to be watching Martha a few days ago when she mentioned, “did you see, Martha has a kitchen like the one you showed me?” When I contacted Anna about posting her kitchen, I told her I had seen a similar kitchen on Martha. I had to laugh when I received her reply, as she told me it was her kitchen and that she had been on Martha!
I am happy I found her shop, she’s ingenious and ahead of her time. Please check it out, I’m sure you’ll be thrilled you did
Build A Cardboard Play Kitchen
Build A Cardboard Play Washer and Dryer
As seen on Hooked On Houses.
Filed under: business, children, etsy, store | Tagged: appliances, cardboard, children, environment, etsy, fortytworoads, green, green living, kid, kids, kitchen, martha, martha stewart, play, shop, washer and dryer | 13 Comments »
Posted on February 17, 2009 by Candace Rose
I knew when I found Thirtydash9′s etsy shop, that I had to post her special order dog pendants! They’re a great gift for the dog lover in your life, or for yourself! Owner, Jen believes (as do I) that all dogs are photogenic. Her work has been featured in ‘Citydog’ and ‘Bark’ magazine. She creates these one of a kind pendants out of your favorite photo of Fido, and fused glass.
Make Me One- Fused Glass Pendant
Jen is so talented at what she does, she used the first photo for Linus face and body, but used his facial expression from the second photo…making for a truly unique piece.
I couldn’t leave out my namesake, Candy! What a pretty name for a lovely girl
Filed under: etsy, fashion, pet | Tagged: bark, citydog, customize, customizeable, dog, etsy, fuzed, fuzed glass, glass, magazine, necklace, pendant, pet, photo, picture, shop, thirtydash9 | 15 Comments »
Posted on January 21, 2009 by Candace Rose
I’m not a frilly person, my mom taught my brother and I never to brag, but I can’t help drooling over this jewelry by the talented, Jennifer Meyer aka Mrs. Tobey Maguire.
Diamond Leaf Earrings
Turquoise Leaf Earrings
Diamond Leaf Necklace
Large Leaf Necklace
Good Luck Necklace
Elephant Pendant Necklace aka MY FAVORITE! =)
All photos and merchandise are courtesy of Jennifer Meyer and Twist Online
Filed under: celebrity, decor, designer, fashion, jewelry | Tagged: accessories, diamond, diamonds, elephant, fashion, good luck, jennifer meyer, jewelry, leaf, necklace, online, pendant, shop, shopping, turquoise, twist | 12 Comments »
Posted on December 15, 2008 by Candace Rose
My mom was super busy this weekend and created some new ornaments. Here are a few of them! Only $6 per ornament and $3 shipping! Less than $10 for a unique handmade ornament!!! Head over to Oh Rosie and check out the rest!
Filed under: christmas, decor, etsy, holiday | Tagged: christmas, etsy, handmade, ohrosie, ornament, quilted, shop | 13 Comments »
Posted on November 3, 2008 by Candace Rose
Since seeing this cute photo of Jessica, Cash and baby Honor, I’ve taken a break from searching cameras and put my attention on finding her cute boots! Last year around Christmas I had my sights set on flat boots with buckles, but I was too late as the stores were gearing up for spring and summer wear. I will never understand shopping for summer when it’s freezing, and buying for winter when it’s above 100.
How cute are her boots?! Love this outfit!!!
Photo courtesy of People
Here are my finds!
Dolce Vita Tessa Flat Boot with Buckles in Brown (they come in black too)
available at Pink Mascara
Matiko flat boots in black with buckles
Available at Revolve Clothing
Modern Vintage Shoes Janet Double Buckle Flat Boot
Available at ShopBop
CNC by Costume National Tall Flat Boot
Available at Revolve Clothing
Kors by Michael Kors Eagle flat boots
Available at Net-A-Porter
Frye - Dark Brown Leather Dorado Riding Boots
Available at Shop Kitson
Filed under: celebrity, fashion, shoes, Uncategorized | Tagged: boots, fashion, flat, flat boots, shoes, shop, shopping | 29 Comments »
Posted on October 30, 2008 by Candace Rose
My current shop on etsy, has a name I don’t care for. It’s something I came up with on a whim and just went with it because I was eager to start selling. If I’d really thought about it I would have gone in another direction. Perhaps I would have named it “dolce” since that’s Candy in Italian. Who knows?
Now that I’m working on my photos (I started printing them last night!) I have thought about what I’d name it? I googled “etsy, store, name” and it brought me to the storque page on etsy. Storque is etsy’s version of a blog, and it’s a fantastic one I might add!
If you’re thinking of starting a new shop here are some fantastic tips directly from the storque!
- “Choose a name that is easy to remember and spell.” For instance, I’ve thought about going with either my first name that I never go by- Candace, and my middle name, or Candace and my last name. I could do Candi and my mn or Candi and my ln. But than you’ve got the whole spelling issue. Funny story, I never spelled Candi that way until I started my internship at one of the local television stations in the sports department. I was talking to the guys about all the disturbing things people say about the name Candy, and they asked if I spelled it like an actual Candy? So I thought then and there that I’d change it. For the remainder of the internship, I was known as Candy with an i. With that being said, I have no idea what I should name it and what would be easy for people to remember. I could always spell it like Ashlee Simpson and put two ee’s at the end, and really be unique? Candee? Kandii? Candie? Hmmmmmmmmm! (more…)
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