So, I am hoping to get some good news on Tuesday. Therefore, you get to benefit from it!
Become a follower of my blog between right NOW and Tuesday, October 6th at 11:00pm EST and I will enter you into my drawing to receive one of my ever popular Soda Tab Bracelet (the same style bracelet that "Bella" will be wearing in the "New Moon" movie from the Twilight series coming out soon - pictured here, color of your choice).
To enter the giveaway:
1] Hit the FOLLOW button in the top right of this blog.
2] Leave me a comment with your email address and name (first name only is fine) so I can get in touch with you when you win.
3] That's it! I will enter everyone's name into my fishbowl and choose a winner on Tuesday at 11pm.
So - what are you waiting for??? For details on this bracelet, click here.
Why must craft fairs be soo unprofitable? Think about it. A couple hundred people are coming to the show, they pay a fee to get into the place, and then they barely buy from any vendor. Granted.. times are tough, and we are going through a "rough financial time"... but really, just stay home. (that's harsh, isn't it?)
Here is what I want to know from the potential buyer:
Are you looking for sales? Would a 15% Off sign entice you to buy? What about "$10 each or 2 for $15"... do you respond better to that?
Do you prefer to have a lot of different items to choose from? For example, do you prefer to be able to look at my soda tab bracelets, bookmarks, keyfobs, greeting cards, earrings, necklaces and rings... or would you just like the bracelets and keyfobs? Should I put out all or mostly all that I have, or just some samples of the stuff?
Finally, why do craft fairs/shows insist on allowing non-crafters to sell their items? I understand that every one needs to make money, but I don't see how that's a craft fair. Someone next to me selling purses they went to NYC for and got on the street and is now reselling them here... I don't get it. Do a purse party... right?
Eck - am I alone here? Let me know your thoughts...
Good evening, my loyal followers and dedicated readers.
I just wanted to let you all know about my upcoming road trip that has been in the works for the past two months.
You see, life presented my boyfriend and I with opportunities that allowed us some time away from all of our responsibilities, except being parents to a handsome pooch. (more on him later) Therefore, we decided to celebrate this occurrence by planning a cross country road trip. I own (eh-hem...lease - yuck) a Toyota Prius Hybrid (insert little trademark doo-dad here) and we figure that it's the perfect little car to pack up most of our house and drive all over the place.
This was a great idea until we realized just how much stuff one needs for a 45 day road trip. Oh yeah, did I mention it was 45 days long? Well, it is.
So, we bought a tent, blankets, flashlights, food (LOTS of food), backpacks, chairs, toiletries, and everything thing else that is on Wal-Mart's shelves. Anyway, we were able to borrow pots, pans, an aero bed (haha), pillows, and some other minor things so that kind of helped-ish.
On a personal note, I am not a light packer. Jason (the sweetheart) and I went to Vegas a couple of months ago for 4 days and I packed the largest suitcase I had, plus a carry-on. Pathetic? Uh-huh. I like to think that I'm ready for anything. My reasoning is: "What if I'm wearing that black top with a pink bow on it and we get stuck in a rain storm or a bucket of water gets thrown at me and then we go to a place that says 'All Women Must Be Wearing a Dry Black Top With a Pink Bow To Even Think About Coming In Here'? Then what will I do?" So, I pack every black top with pink bow I own (which surprisingly is more than one) along with every other article of clothing I like and then I'm happy.
On another personal note, and maybe I'm alone on this one, why is it that when you're packing you pick certain things to bring and others to leave home. And the ones you're leaving home are the things you haven't worn in forever. You're not going to wear them again, you don't even want to bring them on a lousy camping trip, so why do you keep them in your drawer? Again my reasoning: "What if someday I get invited to a 'Wear Your Favorite Cereal T-Shirt Party'? What am I going to wear if I throw away my bright yellow Cheerios shirt?" Hopefully, I'm not the only one who suffers from this.
Well, all this ranting has made me realize that I a lot more packing to do, along with dinner to make as well. Thinking Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat. (which is one of our stops) So, I will give you more info some other time. We leave on Saturday so I will have a lot of free time on my hands during the long drives and stuff to keep you all updated.
p.s. Check out the guy's bracelets I've been making. It's a great gift for your boyfriend, brother, uncle, or any other male friend/family member you have.
So, I have been on a real bad PINK kick lately. Therefore, I thought that I would shamelessly promote myself, along with some other fellow Etsy-ers. Please click on the pictures below to go to their listings and shops. (the first one is me...)