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Etsy’s Free Shipping Update

In light of Etsy’s recent announcement regarding free shipping officially being a factor recognized in search ranking, I wanted to share some thoughts. (Summary: Offering free shipping is better than not offering it as far as search goes now.) You can read the full announcement here. This has been...

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#creativelifehappylife

As you all know, I love instagram and I love seeing creativity in progress. I also sort of love hashtags. This year I have been using my own hashtag, #creativelifehappylife and I am now inviting you to use it as well! Why? Because I know that part of feeling confident and empowered with your work...

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Put Your Hoops in Groups

Hoops are fun on their own but they are even better in groups! I wrote you a poem to help you remember. Tiny bongo roll please....   One is fun and so is two Three is super and four is "WOO!" Five is nice and six is great Seven is fab and eight is "EIGHT!" Nine is fine, and ten is a bunch...

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New Colors!

I have a new color palette! This may not sound like big news, but it is. New colors have been added to the old favorites - Olive, Lilac and Bahama Blue! I was very hesitant to add a purple because I believe it to be a difficult color to work with. But, I do like the look of it and also, it's not...

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Come Celebrate a Birthday and See Lots of My Hoops and Such!

My most favorite crafty wonderland - I mean, shop, is celebrating it's one year biz birthday this weekend! I was super honored when Virginia - owner of this wonderful place for which we are celebrating called "Gather Here" - invited me to show my hoops in her shop during her biz birthday...

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Finally, a Solution for Easily Tracking Business Expenses

On the eve of the New Year... well, not the actual exact eve, but, the cusp of the new year... I sat down for about an hour and scoured the App store for an application that would help me keep track of money spending and income and such things. This is one thing I really wanted to make sure I...

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One Month Later

It's been just over a month since the feature on the TODAY show and one month exactly since I pulled that epic all day/all night/ all the next morning work extravaganza of life. And honestly, epic is the only word I can use to describe it. I have never stayed awake that long in my life. Needless...

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The First Blister of Self Employment

I am developing a blister on my left hand middle finger.   This is probably a result... okay, undoubtedly a result, of embroidering a ton. I don't even feel that "a ton" is an exaggeration. I have been embroidering for 3-4 hours a day, pushing pendants into place, and screwing hoops closed...

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