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Friday, July 23, 2010

New Venture?!

So I've had this crazy idea for awhile now, but recently it has re-entered my mind and I'm really excited about it. I love baking, I mean, really love it. When I get stressed, I bake. I remember one night, a long time ago, just baking away in the kitchen one night and ended up making DOZENS of chocolate chip cookies. My co-workers were happy though since I showed up at work the next morning with a giant basket literally filled with cookies. So, I was thinking, I want to start a bakery. Mostly cupcakes, with maybe a few cookies, brownies, or various breakfast things (muffins, cinnamon rolls, whatever moves me). Probably just a few everyday flavors, like chocolate, carrot cake, red velvet, and vanilla, and then one or two seasonal varieties. I like cupcakes because they're portable, easy to decorate, and easy to bake. But, if people like them, I can easily turn my recipe into a cake and go from there. Ryan has always wanted to open a coffee shop, so I think this would be an excellent combination for a business. Hence, the breakfast pastries, for those commuters who want a quick, and yummy, breakfast and coffee on their way into work.

So yeah, that's what's on my mind recently. I still have my love for all things girly, so I'll still keep up with that. Heck, if I ever open a shop, I'll have to sell my stuff there too! Nothing like multi-tasking, right?! ;) Anyway, I'm going to be creating some new recipes here soon, some of which will hopefully be gluten- and/or sugar-free. Gotta make sure to reach everyone, right?! Get ready friends, because I'll need lots of taste testers. Hehe!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dish Towel Giveaway from Mimi's Babies

The cutest crocheted gift towels are being given away from MiMi's Babies. Check out the link on her blog and enter to win: http://mimisbabiesgifts.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-mimis-favorite-hand-knit.html

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Items, New Photos

I asked a few weeks ago for some etsyians to critique my shop in hopes to figure out why the heck I'm not selling anything. Most of them said that I need to redo my pictures. So, I put up some of my newly made items with a new photo layout. Lost the brown background (which I thought would be a nice consistent background for everything...turns out it's just boring!) and did some different poses of the items. Hopefully people will respond better to these pictures and start buying. I have to get some more tutus up because I have 12 total made but only 4 in my shop right now. Guess I'll be doing that tomorrow.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Inga of IngaStitch was lucky enough to get in on etsy's treasury today. And lucky ME, she featured one of my items in it. Check it out here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=83849 and please check out her shop by clicking on the link in her name.

Thank you so much!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My life on the D-List

I randomly stumbled upon a thread in the etsy forums for new sellers having low sales. And it turns out we're now a D-List little team. How cute is that?! We're all offering support and information to one another to help boost our sales. I'm excited to see where this goes. I'll keep you posted!

Thanks to soulstone and HippieChick for creating the group. Follow their blogs, or visit their shops, here:

http://etsydlist.blogspot.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7094847

http://etsyhippiechickboutique.blogspot.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7825062

Monday, September 21, 2009

First Craft Fair

My friend found a way to get a free spot at the upcoming Fun on Foster street fair in downtown Portland. So we're going to share a table and sell our handmade goods. I'm so excited!! If you're in the area, come check us out this Saturday, Sept. 26. The fair goes from 10am-6pm and we'll be located on Foster and 60th. Come say hi!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tweet, tweet!

You can now follow me on Twitter! Either follow this link or click on the link on the right-hand navigation bar. Happy tweeting!!