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Have you heard of Moo? I have a friend (an interior designer) who showed me her new business cards and as soon as I held it in my hand I was immediately in love with the cardstock (yes, crafters get pretty excited over cardstock!) I told her the cardstock was awesome and definitely high quality….and the core was colored (that feature alone sold me too!) So I asked her where? She said Moo!
So, let me back track here….It’s been a great week, I’ve had the privilege of working with a graphic designer to finalize my new logo for my shop! And I already new where I was getting my cards from so once my logo files were sent I jumped on the Moo site and started to finalize my cards (super easy/very user friendly site) and now my business cards from Moo are on there way! Pretty fun way to kick off the weekend! I also have more cards stocked in my shop, offering you more choices! If you are looking for something to get a grad or dad click the menu above and shop now! You will also get a “Pounceback” coupon for 40% off your next purchase on ANY item in the shop (no minimum purchase). It’s a purrrrfect deal! Have a great weekend friends!
Can I just say how fun and what a pleasant surprise it is when someone is kind enough to share something you made and pinned!!!!
I’M still learning the ropes around Pinterest! My Goodness! I know how to Pin, but to combine Pinning and Marketing…. ummmm, I still need to work in that arena. Everything is a “day at a time” right?!
I hope you will follow along on my business ventures!
Maybe I will have something in my shop that you will like or I can custom make something for you?
Mini Backdrops re-Pinned this item above!
My shop is slowly getting more stocked and I only say “slowly” because I sold 2 sets of greeting cards, a paper heart and recently a Steampunk frame, so my quantity has dropped, but sales are up sooooo Hooray!!!! This is good and yes, I am giving myself a “shout out”! And wanted to share my good news with you! 😘👍👊
If you are on Pinterest I would also love to connect with You!
I’m excited to ship this order! A cute, unique set of Handmade Greeting Cards to my friend starting up her book club! I wish I lived closer to her to join, I love big books too and I cannot lie! Haha…I couldn’t resist!
How about you? Do you love to read? Do you love the library? Do you love Barnes and Noble? Or the “shop around the corner”?
I couldn’t resist adding this, “You’ve Got Mail” is one of my All Time Favorite Movies too!
I love all bookstores, but I especially love the quaint little bookshops!
True Story! From Lori!
Enjoy A Book!
P.S. I make custom cards and gifts, visit my Etsy shop if you need anything! http://etsy.com/shop/eclecticat444decor
I AM making, painting, mixed media frames and art for my etsy shop! what do you like to see? Just join me in my journey, I love having like minded souls on my journey with me. EXPLORE my blog, if you like what you see join me on other social media platforms – links here on my page. Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you for looking, I’m so happy you landed in my blog! LOVE & KINDNESS FILL YOUR DAY! 🐾🐱Frankie & Lori
My head is spinning! But what’s new? it just seems to be my daily routine. I feel like I’m just barely keeping my head above water, but I’ve gone under a bit too. I can’t believe it’s mid March already. I just was checking my Etsy shop, I’ve been busy with administrative tasks, but actually haven’t checked the shop.
So I log in and there’s an ad at the top of the page stating Etsy is going to have a new look and I can edit my page….ugh, not ready for the changes yet. I just refined a shop banner a month ago. Then I noticed 43 of my listings expired! Double Ugh, already? I had until March 16th or something like that….ohhhhh, wait, what the heck… it is March 16, what in the world, when did this happen? I’m going to blame it on Daylight Savings time…I lost more than an hour, I lost 2 weeks! I’m just kidding, I really don’t gripe too much about things, I’m not a “blame’ on something else type person!
I just haven’t stayed on top of things. I have added things into the mix (so I’ve taken on too much lately – I sometime do that and have to stop and think ok, what ALL am I really doing?). I have quite a few things going on right now besides just the day-to-day stuff…throw in a few “odd ends” my son just got a different car and a different job so that throws our home routine off a bit. My daughter has a birthday next week so I’m getting those plans together and I started attending a gospel doctrine class on Tuesday nights and, and, and…..
I realized I’m really just doing much more than I can handle right now and it takes time for everything! I signed up for a 5 week business seminar and got a lot out of just today’s lessons…things take “time”. Take Time. Ok, much of my time is getting directed to other areas of my life, but that’s ok. It’s ok. I will have a bit more free time here in about a month….I just got to hang in right now and be patient with the time all my stuff is taking.
I’m trying to reflect now on the few things I have accomplished and cheering myself on for getting some major tasks done! Woohooo….we got a room revamped! It was a mess…like the “junk drawer” it was a “junk room” with lots of old toys and just whatever thrown wherever. The room got entirely de-cluttered! Everything came out of the room except a daybed and a dresser! We (my husband and son and I) painted the entire room and then they helped me put a new desk up! And now I’m sitting at that new desk and I’ve got plans to make this my business office! It’s going to be SWEET!!!! I may just enjoy some naps on that daybed! Won’t that be nice when I can find a day to just nap. Yep, I missed “National Nap Day” too…so that’s also why I’m behind (hehehe)
About my business….well, it’s really slow right now, BUT that’s ok I have enough change going on in my life and I’m going to keep learning biz stuff and I need to get more organized and just take it all day by day. I don’t have lots of time right now to stress about anything. Bad stress would just hinder me and this busy-ness is a bit of good stress…it’s like the stress that gets things done! Pressure stress, but just got to keep in check a bit:)
Life is full of changes and I know that, I’m just feeling slightly behind, but really I’ll be ok and we really don’t “catch-up” in life we just manage day-to-day right? Who is all caught up on everything? Ok, maybe you are caught up, but guess what the next day you will have laundry or dishes to do…at least I hope you do!
No pics on this post…it’s just not in me tonight, but that’s ok. I wanted to post and share my changes and grow my story, it’s going to be fun to look back on this one (my future self knows that she is going to accomplish so much in the next 6 months!) Yep, changes are good they keep me on my toes!
If you read my post, it may have just been crazy and all over the place, but I feel better…I needed to get this out. It’s all good!
Ok, I think I figured out how to link to my Facebook Page. So this is a test I’ll include a picture just for fun! I’ve got a Boss Cat – he’s the boss – sitting pretty while I do all the work. Have a great weekend All:) The OFFICE CAT!
He has been bound and determined to sit on my new printer so I put the box lid up here and low and behold – it just loves it and thinks its the coolest bed ever!
Ok, I finally updated my theme on WordPress, something I’ve wanted to do for several months, but kept thinking I’ll just do it when I “upgrade” to an actual website. Well, I’m putting off the website now for a bit while I make some decisions! Since starting a business of turning my crafting hobby of 18 years into a business my head has been spinning out of control! I’ll save you the blah, blah, blah stuff. Except I got my business license finalized on Monday! Whew!
Anyway, in keeping with my post title (I can get off track easily!) I’m seriously blogger illiterate – the only things I’ve managed to do since start/re-starting my blog is:
1) create a blog posts (getting more consistent now – yay)
2) Add my Instagram Widget! Not sure how to add other widgets – facebook and Etsy (store link)
3) And affiliates – just another ball game I have to figure out
4) Today – I managed to change the theme and add my logo and banner! My banner is not centered and that’s ok – for now, I’m in a rush (again) and I’ll probably tweak with it later. At least I have more uniformity to my page now – that matches my facebook and etsy shop!
Ok, I know there are lots of tutorials/you tube videos for everything and one of these days I’m going to need to commit some time to learn the tips/tricks of re-fining blogs. For now, I’ve got too many ovens in the fire with wrapping my head around business things so I’m going to table the tutorials for now and get used to my new theme and decide if I like it or not?
I don’t have many followers, but if you have landed on my page a time or two and notice my changes and like the new theme or have suggestions – I’m all ears…or eyes I guess makes more sense.
AND oh, boy…speaking of eyes….the eye strain of managing sites and being online can take a toll ….I think this is why I’m taking things kind of slow. Since being an “online shop” I’ve had to be “online” much more than I anticipated. And after working on a computer all day at work and then managing my online biz stuff in the evening for a few more hours well that adds up to about 12+ hours a day between smartphone and laptop. I finally got my laptop a month ago. I can’t even believe I was trying to do blog posts on a phone – no wonder why my eyes and brain were killing me! Well, besides the fact that I’m 40 something and not as quick typing/texting and figuring all the tech stuff out! BTW – can anyone just tell me what is the difference between Categories & Tags when it comes to using things on a blog? I’m used to “hash tagging” every image of mine on Instagram, but not sure if I need to pick categories on the blog – it just seems redundant.
I’m really appreciative of Bedtime now when my poor eyes can rest from all the eye strain. Any good tips for taking care of the eyes (besides taking a break from computer!)
Thanks for reading/visiting my page. I’m pretty excited for my new business ventures and blogging is going to become a wonderful time to share all the ups and downs of Entrepreneurship!