20110523

Two Year Etsyversary

It's been two years since I joined the fabulous Etsy community.. and I have enjoyed almost every moment of it.. I  wanted to do something to commemorate the occasion. I was inspired my Shop Dirtsa and her chalkboard maps to create a non chalk board digital version for myself. What started out as a fun activity turned out to be an interesting visual study of just where my customers are and a few pleasant surprises. 


I tried not to think of the numbers... though we all know, all we really want to think is about the numbers.. so here they are:
24 months
38 sales
2 continents
15 states
25 cities and I'm just getting started :)

And on a completely other note D turns 11 months today..

20110518

Circles

It was not very long ago that Etsy introduced the Activity Feed and Circles. And with them in my life now I can't imagine Etsy without them. They are a great way to come across so many more talented people, great eye candy and creativity. So I took this as an opportunity to comb through my circle as well as the people who added me to theirs and find some of my favorite things. Here are just a few to begin with.




                                                                          Rickettsia





20110509

Some Blossoms and Mother's Day


I just celebrated my first Mother's Day. D is almost 11 months old and I can't believe that this time last year he was the little guy kicking me on the inside.. now he kicks on the outside. I didn't expect much of the day and we didn't do anything special. We just spent the day at home. We woke up at the crack of dawn as usual..because that is the time D has decided is morning. We ran errands and tried and failed at finishing the never ending list of chores. We went for a drive, it was a glorious warm sunny day and just happened to drive by a park with swings. We just had to stop. D hadn't experienced the joy of a swing yet and I crossed my fingers hoping he would love a swing a much a I do. M was more skeptical. We gave the swing a little push and D was wide eyed in surprise, we followed with another small hesitant push and D erupted in laughter. He squealed with joy making me reciprocating his joy with a squeal of my own.


It was in that moment, seeing his face, hearing his laughter that made this the perfect Mother's Day. It is these moments that make all the troubles of having a child worth it. Unfortunately that was the one day I left the house without a camera. Will have to visit the swings again soon to do a do over.



Hoping all you mothers had a wonderful, love filled day. And to the fathers, don't worry in just a months time we will celebrate you and all your efforts that make the parenting experience so much more enjoyable.

20110503

The Favorite List #4

A few more gorgeous jewelry picks I can't help but drool over










There so many more wondefully talented people on Etsy and I wish I could mention them all but the lists would be endless. Enjoy and feel free to share your favorites.
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