Monday, December 1, 2008

My Black and White Wish List

I have just been drooling all over Etsy today!
I've put together my black and white wardrobe shopping spree wish list... check it out!

That necklace.... love. Seriously, I think I'll be buying on on the first of the year.

I had to buy some new storage containers today, as yet another shipment of supplies came in. This is a bigger job than I realized it would be, and I adore every second of it! This weekend's online sales really made me love the Etsy side of the business over the wholesale side. I just love hearing customer comments, interacting, all of it!

Oh, and for those who haven't heard yet... Retail Me Not is a FAB website! I saved 30% on my printer ink order AND received free shipping just because of the codes I found on that site.
Heck yeah - so much cheaper than driving out to buy it.

I'm shopping online more and more... my poor mailman! But I know that Etsy shop owners must love it, haha! I made 8 separate orders from Etsy last week alone. I just love getting the mail now - now it's not just dreading the bills. Some good, some necessary evil.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Well, well. We've been crazy busy this week! 36 pairs of earrings are going out on Monday [so far] and I realized that I grossly underestimated how many earrings I need to have on hand! I played catch up last night, and now have a decent amount of stock again. A lot of the styles I have in the shop are the last of their kind for a while though, so if you are really craving some then check them out now.

Also, wanted to show some of the new holiday earrings I have, because I love them!

Also, some other Etsy items recently added to my faves;

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
And now, since it's Sunday, I'm going to get ready for my breakfast date!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I'm sick at home today. My whole body just HURTS and I'm freezing cold!
Thankfully I have C here to help me out when I need it. He was so sweet, brought me the heating pad and got it all hooked up and wrapped me up in blankets so we could watch our movie.
I've been wearing his Sean John hat all day long, because it's nice and warm.

Anyways, C got an amazing offer in a field he has dreamed about for a long time... I'll elaborate more as time goes on because he's still contemplating how he wants to play his cards on this one.

Also, the post office here is really starting to piss me off.
It started when 3 of our bills were more than A MONTH LATE. So we were stuck with late fees. I went to the post office and complained. They apologized profusely, but nothing more. So I dropped it for that once.

Then today I woke up to a message from a sweet buyer from my Etsy shop, saying that her earrings had not arrived yet. I worried. I sent a message to everyone who had bought from me, asking if they had received their packages. Half have, half have not. So I dragged myself out of bed (going to the post office to wait in a 20 minute line while feeling like death isn't my happiest moment, but I do what I can for my customers!) and spoke to the lady I usually get. And she said that they have hired a lot of new people for seasonal reasons and would look into where it would be, because she couldn't find anything in the computer. UGH. How does that happen? So anyways, she comes back and nobody has a clue about a few of the packages. 3 orders just up and gone. Lost. They can't track them down, so I'm going to just have to suck it up, re-make the orders, and hope that the old ones show up somewhere.

(Sorry to all of my customers who were affected by this, the new orders will go out on Monday).

Guess I'll be getting tracking for all of my packages from now on!

Brrrrrr it's cold. Back in bed I go!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ahh, another Sunday - but this one is different.
C is away visiting friends, so I'm here by my lonesome.
It's ok though, because I've been slightly productive without him here. I made an Etsy Binder to track my orders. I also bought supplies to make 40 more pairs of earrings, which makes me very happy! I'm placing another order tonight so that I can make 50 custom pairs. Wooo!
I know I'm starting small scale here, but I can't wait until I have my studio space set up and am processing bulk orders.
I'm SO excited about selling them in the boutique, because they have been flying out the door like hot cakes there! Same with the cards from LCConcepts - I have already sold more than 60 cards there. Seems like selling cards online is a different story, though. I will have to keep playing with it, but really am focused on the earrings at LCFashion until I can put it on auto-pilot.

Lately I've been watching lots of musicals. Grease, Rent, Sweeney Todd. I think I'll put some Disney movies on today and create to those. I need movies that I don't have to pay much attention to, because I will get sucked it!

Cheers to everyone!

Monday, October 27, 2008

My favorite day

I just can't love Sunday enough! It's my only day off with C - and we take advantage of it;

1. Sleep in. We both turn our phones off and wake up when we want to. I'm a light sleeper, so usually when he gets up, I'm up too.

2. Get ready for the day and go to breakfast. For some reason we have had TERRIBLE service the last 2 weeks. Anyways, my favorite place to eat is Panera Bread, which I usually get at least once a week because he spoils me.

3. When we are back from breakfast we usually do our own thing for a while. We check to see what movie is playing at the $2 theater. He usually gets into a video game and I spend my time on Etsy.

4. We usually hit up the $2 theater in the afternoon. We didn't yesterday, but the week before we watch Lakeview Terrace and before that it was House Bunny. Neither one of us wanted to watch the Nicholas Sparks/Richard Gere movie playing. We're not fans of chick flicks. Comedies, drama, and action for me! He likes horror/gore as well, but I only watch them to have a reason to hold his hand.
5. Dinner! We usually eat a taco or two and Taco Bell, right next to the theater. But yesterday we went to Chipotle, his favorite place. Came back home to eat, threw on some TV shows online, had our fab ice cream night, and I fell asleep while he worked on fixing the computer screen.

Yep, that's it! I've been taking new photos for the shop, and it seems to be going pretty well.
And this hyper-linking everything is new for me. I'm not sure I like it, but what do you think??

Monday, October 20, 2008

Wellp, we've done it!
A new Etsy shop - this one for everything other than Jewelry. We're toying with a vintage and supplies shop as well - we like to keep busy busy!

What else?
This weekend was very productive! I have some super fun things to show you, but right now they are drying and I don't want to chance ruining them! Woot woot!
Also, C made one of the cards in the new shop ;) His first card ever!! Oh yes, we're very proud. Especially me, since I come from an amazing paper store. He always made fun of it [all in a loving way, of course!] and now he's doing it himself! HA!

Want a hint on what's in store for this week for the new shop?

Well my friends, that is all for now!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Politics and Handmade

Well, Obama is campaigning in Kansas City today. I'm debating whether or not I'll be driving down to attend. I'm leaning more towards not, because I don't really have any gas money.

Anyways, just some political finds on Etsy today;

Earrings - $5.50

Cookies! 6 for $14;

Presidential Coin Purse, $10.50;

Hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend!