Monday, September 26, 2011

New Items in Etsy Shop

We have worked hard on adding more items to the shop and we have listed 5 more things this weekend!  We are really excited about the new direction that we are heading with some of the items we will be selling.  We are going to be adding more gift sets to the store next weekend! 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Deal With Etsy Treasury Lists

I absolutely LOVE to make treasury lists.  I think it is so fun to look at the daily trends and come up with my own interpretation and then looking through all the items to decide which will go perfectly together.  When we first opened our Etsy shop this was one of the ways that was suggested for getting your shop name out there and increasing the number of views to your page.  I can definitely see how being in a treasury is helpful for increasing views, but I have not seen the benefit of making them.

I recently made a treasury list that seemed to have the perfect formula for Hotness!  I made it at about 6:00 pm and by the next morning it had over 1000 views! I couldn't believe it! So I would have thought that I would have had some sort of increase in the amount of people that visited my store.  However, I only had 13 shop views for the whole day!

We have recently redone all of our photos so I am hoping that maybe we will get selected to be in some treasury lists.  I will not stop making treasuries because I do really enjoy it, but I am curious if making treasuries has helped your Etsy shop.  If they have helped you leave a comment to tell how.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Inspired for Peyton's Christmas

I was playing around on Etsy and looking at some different blogs the other night and I have decided what we are doing for Peyton's Christmas.  I was inspired by this picture from

They started with a TV entertainment center and finished with this!  I have found the perfect entertainment center for this project and this is going to be Peyton's Christmas present.  I sure hope that we can make it happen.  Check back to see our progress!!  We are going to get the entertainment center tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bloody Mary Treasury List

I can remember, as a teenager, talking about this game every year at Halloween time.  My girlfriends and I would go in the bathroom and say we were going to play, but none of us ever could go through with it!  One of the trending tags for today is SPOOKY.  So this is my take on that:

'Bloody Mary.....Bloody Mary......dare I say it again?' by LittleBunnySueSue

a hand painted MAGI...

Black lace gloves y...

Pocket Mirror "...

Shard Mirror Mask F...

Victorian Style Bla...

Mirror Mirror 8x8 s...

1DaySALE Fantasy Ar...

Black water cover r...

Black Crow Art on v...

Large Abstract Artw...


Red Mirror Hollywoo...

Red Enameled Heart ...

Black mirror white ...

Lip Gloss Red Hot R...

Squid Attack Tee / ...

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Best Words a Teacher Could Hear

Last Friday was one of the best days I have had in my teaching career.  One of my students struggles with his attitude and does not like coming to school.  He comes in the classroom with a scowl on his face.

But that all changed with a simple book....

All of the students were reading to themselves and I was walking around the room listening to them.  One of my students kept saying that he didn't know how to read so I sat down with him to show him that he was a reader.  After a little guidance, he was flying through the book.  The rest of the day his confidence was boosted and you could tell just by looking at him.

During our writing time, he was sitting at his table working and humming to himself.  I asked him what he was so happy about and he said....

"I am starting to love school."

Saturday, September 3, 2011

National Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  I have always loved reading picture books to my students that have pirates because the voices of the character are so much fun to do!!  A friend of mine then told me about International Talk Like a Pirate Day and I started saving my pirate books for this day.  The kids absolutely love it every year. 

In honor of this very awesome day, we have added some items to our Etsy shop that your little one can wear to celebrate with you!  

You can also check out this website to see how this day all got started.
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