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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I'm Blogging!

I'm blogging! Just not sure what I'm going to blog about, but I thought it was about time I updated this thing!

It's summer! That's a good thing! I hope everyone is enjoying the summer weather! I love it-mostly from inside an air conditioned house! I know that's bad, but I kind of wilt in the heat! I am not complaining by any means! I'd much rather wilt than freeze in the snow!

I've been thinking I should get back to the project I started quite awhile ago on my blog; I had meant to have a series of blogs about everything to do with having an Etsy shop and what's involved, from the packing and shipping, the promoting, the shopping for fun items, and more!

I know I had started talking about packing. Maybe I'll start with that again.

I love to gift wrap! I always have! My Mom was happy about that when I was younger, since she had 5 kids, and lots of gifts to wrap at Christmas time!

So when I ship out orders, I wrap it in pretty tissue paper that I usually order from http://www.papermart.com/ -right now I have a bright pink, white, and brown. I add ribbon in coordinating colors, and usually look for bargains for that from either Pat Catans or Michaels (love those places-they always make me feel inspired to do something crafty-which usually turns into something not-so-crafty!). Another great place to find vintage ribbon is thrift shops!

Another little extra I like to offer my customers is to ship directly to a gift recipient (as long as it's in the USA)! I will use regular gift wrap in most cases and make a cute little gift tag and add whatever note the gift giver would like! That way it can be shipped directly to the recipient, and saves a little work for the person giving the gift! Plus it gives me an excuse to gift wrap!

Okay-so that is one step involved in my Etsy shops! Next I will show you my thank you note I send with the order and my cute moo cards (love moo!) www.moo.com and I also have cute moo stickers (I upload stuff from my shop and put them on stickers-soooo cool!).

Happy-almost-4th of July!


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Blog Update

I'm here!

I just thought I'd show off a few items from my three Etsy shops! http://www.jenscloset.etsy.com/ http://www.mymilkglassshop.etsy.com/ and http://www.thechinagirl.etsy.com/

I also am thinking about having another giveaway on my blog! I'd love some thoughts about that if anyone would like to chime in!

I'm off to my son, Mark's, graduation ceremony in just a bit! It really seems like yesterday that I was dropping him off at preschool!

I hope everyone is enjoying the nice warmer weather!

I'm going to try to start updating my blog more often. One thing I really would love to do is start featuring Etsy shops on my blog, so if you would be interested, just let me know!

Enjoy your weekend!