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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Twitter's Down! Now what do I do!?

pretty brooch from jenscloset

think spring!

I've blogged about Twitter before!  I love it! I love my twitter friends!

Well, right now, Twitter is down!  I only had a chance to have a quick chat with a few of my friends before the darn "fail whale" appeared!

And yes, I haven't forgotten I had promised step 2 in my shipping info!  This week for sure (yeah, right!)!

Twitter please come back soon! I miss my friends!

Hope everyone has a fantastic week-with or without Twitter!


Friday, January 14, 2011


I know you've been waiting for step two-sorry!  I do have a draft just about ready, so hopefully this weekend I'll have step 2 for you!

So I hope everyone has a great weekend-and don't forget, it's Martin Luther King Day on Monday!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Shipping Step One

As promised, here's step 1 in shipping fragile items:

Invest in a $40 official U.S.P.S. scale!  You can order it online at http://www.usps.com/ or our post office actually sells them too!  These are helpful for not only weighing fragile, heavier items, but I use it for getting my shipping information for my jewelry that I sell.

You'll notice a box in my picture too.  That's just a smaller box that will fit on my scale that I've packed with some packing material to simulate the weight of the item with a box/packing material.

I will place my box on the scale and then the item.  I usually figure it's still going to be approximately 1 lb more when it's all said & done.

Next thing you'll need is the handy dandy shipping information that can also be obtained at http://www.usps.com/ they have the rates for priority (which is what I usually use), parcel post, and 1st class (I use for my jewelry).  Remember...USPS shipping costs are going up soon!

I'll stop here and explain more about that tomorrow, including international shipping information.  (If you haven't started shipping internationally, I do recommend it; I've had so many sales from international buyers).

Stay tuned....and Happy New Year!!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011!

Happy New Year!

One of my New Year's resolutions is to post more often on my blog. 

I'm going to try to do more blogs about things that might be helpful for those who have Etsy shops.  A few ideas I have is to show a step by step on how I pack fragile items.  Also, how I figure out my shipping costs.

And so much more!

I hope the New Year is fantastic for everyone!