Oh Happy Day!

Had I stayed on blogger, today would have marked my “blogoversary”. Yes, I have been blogging for an entire year! Woohoo! You poor things who’ve been with me since the get go, and have had to deal with me for a while. Each and every one of you deserves an award for that one! 

For those of you who sell on etsy, landing on the front page is something we all hope to achieve. I was in Etsy Chat tonight when one of my etsy peers, justthebest4u mentioned that there was a way of finding out when we’ve been featured on the front page. About a month ago, I had my suspicions that something had happened since I received about 200 views in a matter of minutes. I wondered what had caused that, when come to find out I was on the front page! I always imagined what it would be like if I happened to just click on etsy, and saw one of my images there. Well, I didn’t get to see it, but I cannot imagine I would have been any more excited than I am right now!

It may not seem like a big deal, but it is to me. I struggled with opening this shop…I didn’t know if my images were good enough, if I was good enough, and how people would react to my work. The reason I felt the need to post this tonight is, a year ago today I got the urge to create a shop on etsy with my scarves. I didn’t know if they’d sell…I left my comfort zone, but tried anyway. I didn’t know how to promote but had read that blogs were a good way to go, so I did that. I was so happy when I got my first reader, and it just grew from there. I am not the same person I was February 24, 2008. Things in my life have changed, I have changed, but one thing is for certain…I have much to thank because of blogging. It’s been my outlet, I’ve come to you for strength, many of you guided me to start this etsy shop I love so much.

For those of you who are apprehensive about starting your own business, or doing something you really want in life….don’t fight it. I love this community, thank you for all you do! I look forward to February 24, 2010, to see how things have changed. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and thanks again. You inspire me!

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Happy Week, and possibly Trails

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend! It’s rainy and yucky in Northern California, but that’s okay…I’ve finally gotten a chance to catch up on your blogs. It was a good sales week for me, I sold three prints on etsy:

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New Additions:

Waterfall- Horsetail Falls, Lake Tahoe, California

Waterfall- Horsetail Falls, Lake Tahoe, California

Horsetail Falls, Waterfall, Lake Tahoe, California

Mustard Plum Blooms

Mustard Plum Blooms

Mustard Plum Blooms

Mixed Sweet Pea Bouquet

Mixed Sweet Pea Bouquet

Mixed Sweet Pea Bouquet

Turquoise Walnut

Turquoise Walnut

Turquoise Walnut

Mixed Sweet Pea & Rose Bouquet

Mixed Sweet Pea & Rose Bouquet

Mixed Sweet Pea & Rose Bouquet

Trellis Of Eden

Trellis Of Eden

Trellis Of Eden

Pink Variegated Dahlia

Pink Variegated Dahlia

Pink Variegated Dahlia

Norcal Winter Sunset

Norcal Winter Sunset

Norcal Winter Sunset

Birds On The Line

Birds On The Line

Birds On The Line

I have a new project in the works, which I am very excited about. If you’ve purchased any of my prints you know that I include a special *gift.* I will be featuring them this week in my shop, finally! I sold out of them before they arrived on etsy…please stay tuned!

Oh and about the “Possibly trails”…..I feel as if I have overgrown wordpress. I love wordpress very much, but it’s not very practical when running a business. I am not able to post javascript, and that makes it difficult with etsy. I am not sure if I will just transfer everything over to typepad, but I have been thinking about making the move. For $4.95 a month, I can have peace of mind, security…and many more outlets for my blog. I don’t want to keep moving around, but with not being able to make this blog “my own” it’s a struggle. Please feel free to share your input if you’ve made the move over to typepad, or have any ideas. Hope the weekend is going well, and again thank you for being the best peeps I could ask for!

Day 2

This first photo is from a website that I must have found about a year ago. I hate not knowing whose image it is…if you happen to know, please do tell, as I’d like to give credit, where credit is due.

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Photos of Olivia Palermo’s NYC apartment have been floating around lately, and it’s no lie…I ONLY watch The City, to drool over her cousin J/K! No I really love her apartment. I love the elephant in the photo, my brother actually has one that he inherited from my grandparents that’s quite similar, but he refuses to let me have it. I’ll just have to keep checking dear old etsy!

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Photos courtesy of NY Post

Be Mine

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.

j_ea_jm-elygd_smDiamond Leaf Earrings

j_ea_jm-elygt_smTurquoise Leaf Earrings

j_ne_jm-nlygd_smDiamond Leaf Necklace

j_ne_jm-nlygl_smLarge Leaf Necklace

j_ne_jm-wgglcn_stGood Luck Necklace

j_ne_jm-ygen_st1Elephant Pendant Necklace aka MY FAVORITE! =)

All photos and merchandise are courtesy of Jennifer Meyer and Twist Online

Tuesday Afternoon

Hello everyone. I’m feeling a little under the weather today. As much as I’d love to check out all your fun blogs today, I think I’m going to have to put it off until tomorrow….unless I make a miraculous recovery today! Have a great one!!!

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"Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”

It’s A Start!

If you’ve watched Dress My Nest you know that the person looking to get his/her home redecorated/overhauled has to pick a few of his/her favorite accessories from their wardrobe or any favorite they might have, and they incorporate that into their living space.

Since I’m in the beginning phase, I thought about everything in my house that I absolutely love and get the best compliments from. It didn’t take me long and hard to realize I love STUDS! I mean that’s a given-hot ones, tall ones, funny ones, dark haired…ok, ok off topic. Here’s what I found 🙂

Here are my Isabella Fiore handbags that I absolutely LOVE!!!!

I just realized my little bag has studs too. I’ve had this for close to two years…didn’t even notice!

And my cute shoes! I just looked in my closet….and I found more shoes with studs. It’s an evil addiction I have going on here!!!

If you couldn’t tell, I am in love with this bench that I prop everything on top of. I would like to add some *glam* to my room, as this piece is fab!

Oh and I’m also on a mission. I was thinking of doing all white bedding, but having a large labrador retriever as my roommate makes that rather impractical. I know, I know, I know I say I’m not obsessed with The Hills…but I just love this ribbon quilt Lauren has! In the photo with Audrina it’s shown as her bedding, and in the photo with Lauren, it’s displayed as a pillow. Brocade Home is no longer up and running 😦 so I have no idea where to find this bedding anymore. Any ideas??????
Photo courtesy of MTV

Photo courtesy of Lauren-C Net

I’m glad I have finally chosen my favorite accessories….now is the tough part, incorporating them all! I don’t know how!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any takers????? 🙂