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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

All About Blogspot Team Treasuries

The Etsy team All About BlogSpot  will be featuring team treasuries on their blogs!
This one is called "Think Pink".  This was curated by Melissa from                                         PookieBags    
Think Pink

This one is called "Warmer Days Ahead"  and was curated by me, April Lewin from GiftsFromTheKitchen
Warmer Days Ahead

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Thrifty Finds

My hubby and I love to go thrift shopping at thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales auctions etc.  That is what we did on Saturday.  We found some good deals!

The first thing we did was stop at an estate sale.  We found a beautiful bookcase for $45.  There were also books being sold for $1-$2.  Because we bought the book case and a whole pile of books, the lady running the sale gave us the books for free!

This is the top part of the bookcase.  Unfortunately, right now, it is a little crowded.  We plan on making our living room bigger over the next couple of months.

Here is part of the bottom of the case.

I am a huge Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb Fan!

The bookshelf, except the bottom shelf is full of Nora Robetrs and J.D. Robb books.

I let the hubby have the top of the bookcase.

Along with being a crafter, I also have a booth at a local co-op vendor store.  So, I picked up a couple of things to resell.

I found these old vinyl albums for 99 cents each!  There are 13 altogether.  These sell for $2.00 and up online. 

I found this little figurine made by Lefton for $1.49.  She sells for about $20.00. 

I bought these Wooden Scoop Wall Sconces for 99 cents each.  They sell for about $10 each.
And this my friends is why I LOVE thrifting!


Friday, February 28, 2014

Etsy and Your Blog


Does promoting your blog on Etsy get you new followers?  I am finding it very frustrating.  I follow the blogs of others and even leave comments on their blogs in hopes they will follow back. 

In the past, I even started posting recipes and coupons to crafts stores.  I was trying to create content for everyone. 

What would you suggest to people to make their blogs more   interesting?  I would love to hear your ideas.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What is the difference between a diaper cake and a candy bar cake?????? What we create with them is handmade.

I have to shut down my Zibbet shop because I use candy to make candy arrangements.  REALLY?????   Well, people that use diapers and store bought toys and accessories to create diaper cakes should not be able to sell them there either.  What is the difference between a diaper cake and a candy bar cake??????  What we create with them is handmade. 

That is like saying you can't use card stock to make greeting cards because the cardstock is not handmade.  Isn't the whole idea of handmade to create something with something else?  It's like saying using flowers to make floral arrangements is not actually a handmade item because the flowers aren't handmade!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Update: What I have Been Doing On Etsy

Hello everyone!  I have been very busy over on Etsy.  I have added some new items to my shop and created some new teams.  I would like to share them with you.
These candy favors are made with Wilton Vanilla Flavored Candy Melts. Minimum order of 12. Each favor includes 3 candies and will be packaged in treat bags and tied with coordinate colored ribbon.
Baby Shower Favors Set of 12 - Made To Order,  Baby Boy, Candy,  Pacifier
Baby Shower Favors Set of 12 - Made To Order, Baby Boy, Candy, Booties - Custom Order
Baby Shower Favors Set of 12 - Made To Order, Baby Girl, Candy, Booties - Custom Order

Baby Shower Favors Set of 12 - Made To Order, Baby Girl, Candy, Pacifier- Custom Order
Candy Bells - Wedding Favors, Party Favors, Bridal Shower
See something you like?  Looking for something a little different?  Visit my shop.  Gifts From the Kitchen
And now to share some new teams with you.
Games, Games and More Games Increase traffic & gain exposure for your shop by playing games that involve promoting yourself and others. .......Team games really increase your visibility on Etsy because you are being promoted by other members, and you are showing up on their feeds for their followers to see. The more active you are on Etsy, the more VISIBLE you will be. Don't just join a team and hope for the best. Join a team and participate for more exposure!
Promotion Fanatics Do you really like "having" to heart items or shops you really don't like? If you answered "no". this team is for you.

Hearting is not required in any thread but by all means, if you see an item or shop you love, please heart!

There are plenty of ways to promote each other instead of giving "hearts" to items or shops that you are just not in to.

We will promote by social media, blogs, treasuries. We will also have a "Favorite an item from A shop above you".
All About BlogSpot First and Foremost: This IS NOT a post and run team.

Promote your blog, follow and be followed, feature and be featured. Give and get advice on how to improve your blog. Your blog must be Etsy related.
Check them out and hope to see you join!