Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I actually managed to get a ton of cleaning done with no interruptions! Imagine that! Actually, I better not say "no interruptions," I did come by the computer and whisper, "please work" then restarted it to see if the company had the connections back!
I mean seriously, there is some major work that got forgotten this morning, and now I have a ton of catching up to do! Flickr, Twitter, Etsy, LinkReferal, TwitterMoms...this blog! How will I ever catch up? It's just like everyday, except I am usually scrambling to get house work done because I was online too much!
I wanted to let you know that I have been having a wonderful week at Etsy! Things are moving on out...and that is an awesome thing! There are more cards in the works, and tomorrow I plan on doing the photo thing.
Hope you are all having a great week! See you tomorrow with another favorite!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
And, now I will let you all know who the winner is for my drawing for 3 choice cards from my shop! First, a big THANK YOU to all those who have entered!
And the winner is...irenedesign!! I will be contacting you soon!
I also want to sincerely thank all my customers who have bought from me in the last year. I have enjoyed this frist year, and as long as I am having fun...I will be selling! Thanks so much! Here's to year number two!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
It's a pretty exciting week for me! I can't believe it has been a whole year since I set up twiddlestix. I have learned a lot in the past year, one thing in particular, it's not easy to sell your product! Also, I can't believe how bad my pictures were when I first started! Wow. I have gotten involved in a lot of other Internet activities all because of my Etsy shop. My life today is much different than it was last year at this time.
Enjoy your day!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Also, take a look at my latest Christmas cards that I will be listing!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Views do not compute into sales however. I have been slow over at Etsy, and have never made a sale on Handmade. (I confess, I have seen something on Handmade that I thought was cute, and ran right over to Etsy to see if that seller was there too. I think if I were to buy that item, I would buy it from that seller on the Etsy site!)
On the other hand, none of my items have been favorited on Handmade, and neither have any of my items. Then there is the issue of not many items being uploaded to Handmade. Imagine my shock after listing something there in the early morning, to come back at night and find that same item still scrolling across the top of the page! There is only the newest 24 items listed scrolling all the time!
This whole thing keeps me in limbo...do I keep going? About 6 months ago I started a Big Cartel shop, and that has such pathetic views (mostly because of me, that is something you have to promote your self and I am lacking in that department!) so I am going to close that down. Keep things a little more streamlined, and focus on making some decent sales!
I am excited about the Christmas season! I am hoping to jump into a bunch of card sales. I've decided to list my Christmas cards for less than my normal $2.50 price.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Fall is never a time to take a "color tour" for us either. It's a busy time of year for the farmers. The combining has to get done, manure hauled, and fields disked. So as much as I would love to head out East to see the beautiful color there, I am planted here in Iowa, so I must find the beauty here. And there is much to be found!
Take the time to enjoy the cooler weather and the beautiful foliage this Fall!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I will contact you in 2 weeks: October 23, and then you can go through my shop and let me know which cards you would like to have. I will, of course, ship them free of charge!
The link to my shop is right on this blog page. Thanks for participating!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Here are the details:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog - some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here are my 7 random facts:
- I hate to shiver. The whole cold thing...not my thing.
- When I was a kid I broke my thumb playing soccer.
- I've moved 6 times in my life, and lived in 2 different states...a couple of times. MI to IA to MI to IA. ;) (And this is where I am staying!)
- My favorite thing in nature is the sky. I am always taking photos of the clouds, sunsets, sunrises. If you'd ask my hubby, he'd say I take way too many photos of it!
- I have 8 siblings
- I use to love any spinning rides. Since I have had kids, can't take them. I can hardly go on a swing without feeling dizzy!
- I'd rather shop for swimsuits than jeans. And no, it's not because I look good in swimsuits, it's just that I cannot seem to find a pair of jeans that really fit me well.
Here are the 7 people that I am tagging:
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I really want to make my goal of having 100 sales before I get to the 23rd too. I figured it out this morning and I have sold 137 of my cards in the last year!
So come in, shop around, and know that all the cards you want are going to be shipped to you for free!