Home Stretch

This is my last post for 2012, it’s been a great year. Thank you all for reading all my posts and rants. The holiday season is almost over we are in the final home stretch.  I know that most of us are up to our ears in family activities, shop orders and all the other [...]

Take Notes this Busy Holiday Season

The holiday season has everyone running for the finish line.  We are creating last minute products, filling orders, and rushing to get everything done.  In between, we work on preparing for our own holiday traditions. During this busy season, I know I should start thinking about where I want to take my shop and my [...]

6 Tips for Strong Holiday Sales on Etsy

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If you followed Myra’s 5 Tips to Get Your Shop Ready for the Holidays Now back in August, you should be ready for the holidays by now. But if you didn’t, that’s ok. It’s not too late to prepare. In addition to what Myra recommended, here are 6 tips on preparing for a strong holiday [...]

Surviving in the Midst of Chaos

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People usually think I’m crazy for being a prepper – I’m not an extreme prepper like you see on T.V. – but I believe that there are some essentials one needs to always have on hand. I always have at least two cases of bottled water on hand and even though I don’t own a [...]

New Shop Tools from Etsy

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French Country Garden Tools by FrenchCountryLife Over the last month or so, Etsy has been working hard behind the scenes to improve or add tools for shop owners.  News of these updates has been trickling out in e-mail communications that I have been “bookmarking” to read later.  As I went back to learn more about [...]