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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thank you Twitter

For those that "don't get twitter"....well I don't get that!

Today was another great example of why Twitter is so important to me.

I received a very strange convo from another Etsy shop rambling that I should be selling my vintage items on Ebay because Etsy was only for handmade items. Wow! Thanks lady! (I use that word loosely in this case.)

These days I'm more about concentrating on positive people. Negative people are sad people and I want to avoid them. I'm not saying I don't have my negative moments, I do, like everyone else. But I let it go and move on. I certainly try not to take it out on anyone else!

Back to twitter and why I love it! No matter what I say about forgetting about the nasty convo, I still keep going back to it in amazement.

Wait, I said back to twitter, right!? Okay so this is a shout out to some of my twitter heroes that came to my rescue today.

First and foremost thank you killerella! Wow-you definitely should be wearing a cape! You are definitely my hero! This lady can write!! I'm so impressed and thankful!

Thanks to ttotshop too! and I can't forget to mention one of the funniest twitter people- vintageeye! She not only has an awesome Etsy vintage shop, but she's so witty and entertaining!

So all of you that don't "get twitter" you should get it! Twitter is awesome! Full of interesting and fun people! Give it another chance!

Happy weekend everyone!

Love you twitter,


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pretty Things

I would love to say these pictures came straight from my home! But I shall not tell a lie! I do imagine myself with a quaint little summer home that looks just like this!

Every Wednesday at our library they have a book sale. I haven't gone there for awhile but I'm glad I stopped by yesterday!

If you follow my blog you know I have a darling 91 year old neighbor/friend, Rea. She loves to read and she loves those Harlequin books! She tells me they're an "easy read" and heck, they only cost me 10 cents! This time she requested mystery movies so I picked her up several of those!

I also found perfect little coffee table books for myself. These are all from Victoria. I used to subscribe to their magazine; everything in it is so inspirational! The Victoria books I found at the libary sale are "Decorating with Wallpaper", "Intimate Home, Creating a Private World", oh...actually, two are titled like that..and my favorite "At Home With White"!

The pictures shown here are from the "At Home With White". As you may or may not know (I'm telling you now) I have a milk glass shop http://www.mymilkglassshop.etsy.com/ (so I had to thrown in a little advertising-you don't mind, do you!?). This book reminds me of the milk glass decor; simple and clean.

So I will continue to look through the pages of these books and maybe...just maybe, I will be inspired enough to at least clean my house!

Happy Decorating!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010


When the going gets tough the tough get going!

For those of you that have Etsy shops, maybe you're noticing sales are a bit slow right now. They have been for me. With some encouragement from my twitter friends, I decided to open another shop on Bonanzle! It's really a quick process, you can list an item with basically just one click!

Check out my new shop at http://www.bonanzle.com/jenscloset. I still have my 3 Etsy shops of course-I do love etsy!

So keep your chin up and think positive!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!
I love springtime! I get to put away those heavy sweaters and coats and bring out my cute bright cotton skirts, shorts, tshirts...and all of my summer sandals!

I've been spring cleaning for the past few days and managed to collect about 8 bags of clothes that I know I am not going to wear and will be donating them to a few of the charities that pick up every month or so right at our house! There's the Purple Heart Vets, Vietnam Vets, and Easter Seals, to name a few. Be sure to have them leave a receipt! If you donate enough throughout the year, it's a tax deduction.

I also cannot wait to start planting my annuals! The first ones I plant are the pansies. Believe it or not, they are quite tough, despite their name! Even if that surprise snow comes once more (and it does happen), they will survive! It's still a little early to start the planting, but not too early to start checking out my local garden centers!

Spring is a great time for new beginnings! A fresh new start! Open the windows, let the fresh air in. Bring out the spring and summer clothes. Think about your garden and start planning. Heck, I may even attempt to tackle the cleaning of our basement....well...maybe!!

So put your timer on for 20 minutes. Don't go near that computer! Get to work! When that timer goes off, you will be amazed at what you were able to accomplish in such a short amount of time! Then you can pat yourself on the back, put the time on for maybe 10 minutes for that computer break (or whatever)..and then back to work! It works for me! Try it!
Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy new beginnings!