Just got back in from Savannah Ga and had a great time there. It was the husbands and I 10 year anniversary trip. Savannah is a Beautiful place you can go from beautiful historic downtown with all its splendor to the beach in less than 20 minutes. The locals seem to have history all in them. I seen lots of women wearing very feminine floral dresses, and vintage clothing. Seem to be the norm there, which was great! In my town you get side ways glances if you don't wear what Target has on the shelves. I have made it a point to be a bit more daring in wearing what I want and not so much as what everyone else wears. I like to prance around at home in my vintage finds but rarely go out in them besides the purses and jewelry.
I visited some local thrift shops and found some goodies!! A couple I'm still debating rather to sell or not! One of my favorite finds is a Rich Deep purple Floor Length thick Velvety Gown with Satiny ruffles! It looks brand new except for the union tag! Also some orange and yellow matching pillow cases and another silky gown with orange and yellow flowers very 70s. It was a great trip and hope to go back again. Hope everyone is having a great week!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Well I did it I reached my 50 mark actually 52 I think. Yesterday Tuesday was my one month anniversary on Etsy lol. I also completed my 10th sale too! What I didn't could on was all the times it takes me to do this. Photographing, researching items and Tags, Listing, Photo editing. I finally managed to get organised and has made my process easier and maybe faster.. I'm trying to remember to get on here and blog and read others bogs but with a hubby and 2 boys and one more I keep all week. Well I'm sure you guys know all about that. Where is the time! I know my poor blog needs help I have tried to post links to shops and links to mine as well with pics and just haven't figured it out yet... Anyone want to help Ill put your shop on here lol! Anyway Have a Great day all my wonder full readers!
New listening Sterling Silver Blue Jewels Van Hall screw back earrings:
New listening Sterling Silver Blue Jewels Van Hall screw back earrings:
Friday, February 18, 2011
Well I have been on a mission to reach 50 items in my store. But I have a problem I keep selling stuff right when I get close! I was at 49 today and then sold two more items! Darn them buyers are bugging the crap out of me, I'm am kidding! I have enjoyed a great first month. Speaking of I am coming up on my 1 month anniversary this week with 9 sales under my belt I'm excited what the future holds! With zero paid advertising I'm thinking wow how great could it be ! Still looking into options facebook is looking nice so far. Google Analytics has been awesome! I can see I get a lot of looky loos from my home town so I have held off on advertising locally on my personal facebook, not seeing anyone local buying. But who knows.. I have got most sales from CA and NY. Oh update on my camera I had the battery compartment have open that was why I was having problems how tech savvy am I ! Hope you guys have a Great weeknd!!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I have been trying to reach my goal of 50 listings, Im at 39. At 50 Im going to do some paid advertising prolly facebook. But any way Great news my dressform came in today! Since then I have been taking pics all day. Then my new camera on off button isnt working proporly it isnt wanting to turn on uggg. Luckily we bought extended warenty. Here is teh link to the dressform sitting in my den, take a look!
Shop my Shop :)
Shop my Shop :)
Friday, February 11, 2011
I have been in need of a new camera mine would go dead every 5minutes. Made taking pics very irritating! I would go through a big pack of batters every two weeks. My new camera is a Cannon DSLR. It was a discontinued model form 2010 they let us purchase the display at a really big discount. Hubby was able to talk to the manager and get a even better discount. So my first nice camera! I'm very excited to learn all the bells and whistles! Not to mention I love photography and have entertained the idea of selling my stuff one day hmm... Anyway on to my other investment a Dress Form! It got shipped today I cannot wait to get it and see my clothes on it and photograph them! I have lots of clothes I have been waiting to get this for. My current goal is to get to that magic number 50 in my shop. When I get there I will pay for some advertising thinking facebook , etsy, blogs....Now I must say I didn't pull this money out you know where...it is tax time it was good to us this year ;)
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I made my 6th sale today my excitement is so high I just cant get away from Etsy! I am drowning in all the information I'm taking in about how to get your website/shop out there. I never blogged until now nor have I ever heard of Google Analytics, Google Add Words Tool or Search engine optimization! But I'm plugging in and learning all I can! I just tackled learning the SEO this morning. When I finally found where my "view " was for my title and meta something I actually was tying to edit in that box ! I also went to Google add word tool to figure out what words I needed to plug in my shop that was relevant and not to vague or out there. I think I did a good job time will tell. Back to being a new Etsy seller. I'm am enjoying a bit of beginners luck I think. Just so much time is invested from getting garments ready to photography of items to learning all this stuff! Ok I dreamed of Etsy last night no joke :) I got it BAd!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Me and my family headed out to a Estate Sale This past Saturday. It was one of those way off the beaten path. After driving down this quite country road we came to the mail box with the correct address. We look up to see not a house but a very muddy drive way going straight up. So I attempt to drive up it several times and only spin a little ways up. After several attempts the Husband knew he knew just what to do. His strategy was to back up all the way across the road onto another driveway and gun it straight across! Well it works we barely made it to the top. Finally we see the house actually a rather nice big looking house, but their is no yard and mud everywhere. We walked on broads until we got to the house where the owners was asking everyone to take their shoes off . We looked around and asked questions the seller wasnt very motivaed, wanted top dollar for everything. I did manage to purchase some vintage cameras for a decent price. As we were headed back toward the front of the house a big roster walked right in the front door. The man told us of his pet chicken he apparently comes in whenever he wants. Of course my boys loved this and took off after the chicken. I'm really glad they never caught it I'm not sure what they would of done if they managed it! Back in the car we all had to take off our shoes because of all the mud. We proceed to back down the hill. Slipping and sliding we head back down until the car stars to slid to the right, after a few pull ups we are straight again. Until the Husband comes to a stop, I can't see whats behind me. Well its just a driveway back on up so he does. We run right off into a small ditch at the bottom full of mud. To make a Long story shorter lol. The owner had to pull us out of their driveway poor husband was covered in mud. But yea I got some Cameras :D
Went shopping to my “honey hole” yesterday. Loaded up with 8 new Fab vintage sheets and some Galaxy Wheatstone Pottery. I found a plate thought hmm this looks good never heard of it before and aparently neither did the pricer as it was REALLY cheap! So kept digging and a SET of 2 plates , 2 salad plates, and 2 bowls! Came home did some research and wow worth a good penny! I have them listed now and pretty decent views my shop. Anyway by the time I got to Publix I was exhausted, grabed all our itmes including some Blue Bell ice cream Southern Savers had listed on Sale . It rang up full price so aprox $15 out of our $30 bill was ICE CREAM.. Its Gold I tell ya lol. You may ask why didn’t I catch that well see I wasnt there had hubby-check out while I went for Rain Checks!!
Monday, February 7, 2011
YAY my first EVER Blog! So my title says it all Im a stay at home mom of two boys. Recently started a Etsy Store selling vintage items! Makeing out good so far made 5 sales my first two week! Also do couponing on Wed only lol. Thats my day to match coupons with sales. Weekends my family are always on adventures outdoors camping, ball, Geo caching and Hiking. I plan on updateing this blog of all my adventures outdoors, sales, couponing ect!