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Wordless Wednesday

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New "Camera"! , originally uploaded by Shermeee.

Manic Monday + GIVEAWAY: Liz K. Zook

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Liz K. Zook Shop | Facebook
What got you started with selling online? What inspired you to put yourself out there? My mother is my biggest cheerleader and best friend. I had considered it for a long time, but it was her encouragement that gave me the extra push I needed to set up a shop. What is your absolute favorite piece in your shop? http://shop.afteryourheart.com/Zombie-Torso-Lamp-TORZOM.htm
This is my absolute favorite piece because it is so fun to look at and it was fun to make. What's the most important thing that you've learned through your experience selling and promoting yourself online? There is more promoting needed than I could have ever imagined. The most important thing I learned is that people are really accepting of you if you just be yourself. Even if you love cheesy B-movies and zombies. What is your favorite quote? "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progre…

Manic Monday SALE

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Due to lack of applicants for this week's feature, I decided to run a sale instead. If you're interested in being featured (only a few more slots left for the year since I'll be going on baby hiatus), click the link on the upper lefthand side of the blog!

Meanwhile, check out my shops and enjoy 10% off your order at any of them! It's a little thank you from me to you for everyone who has purchased lately (or ever, really). It's a huge help in saving up for our first kiddo (due September 26), and I've already used Etsy earnings to help pay for doctor bills, baby stuff and more. My office gives FMLA leave but no maternity leave, so I'll be out of the office for three months and only paid for one of those through my sick and vacation time. Every little bit makes a HUGE difference for our family, and you guys are amazing for being part of making it work for us!

Without further ado... the codes!
Wilde Designs - WILDEMOM
Tacky Fab - TACKYMOM
Power Ups - GEEKMOM

Manic Monday: Amy Golden

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Amy Golden
Etsy | Facebook

What got you started with selling online? What inspired you to put yourself out there?
My first Etsy venture was a now no longer functioning vintage shop. To be honest, I was a broke college student that no one who hire because of my ridiculous class schedule. But I also had a ton of vintage dresses I didn't feel were getting adequate wear or that I'd meant to alter for myself and then never got around to. Selling on Etsy turned out to be more invigorating than I'd expected. I've always been crafty, so I quickly fell in love with the idea of selling the things I created and having something to constantly create for.

What is your absolute favorite piece in your shop?
This is such a difficult question! My favorite part about what I create for Etsy is that everything is nice to look at, but also soft and cushion-y and comfy and snugly. By that logic I guess my favorite would have to be my chain link scarves, being that they're the s…

Giveaway Reminder: Stylish Solutions by Heather

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Just a reminder that you still have until July 11th to enter our current giveaway!

Heather is giving away a Virtual Room Makeover from Stylish Solutions to one lucky reader! If you'd like a little decorating help for yourself, now's your chance - at no cost to you!


There are several options to win, so do one or all of these and leave a separate comment for each. On July 1, I will use a random number generator to choose the winner and announce it with the next Manic Monday feature! Remember, be sure to leave a comment after doing any of the suggestions below so that we know how many entries you get! Also be sure to include your email so that I know how to contact you if you win.

Visit Stylish Solutions's Etsy shop and tell us your favorite itemAdd Stylish Solutions to your favorite shops on Etsy and tell us your usernameBecome a fan of Stylish Solutions on Facebook Follow Stylish Solutions on Twitter and leave your Twitter usernameFollow this blog via Google Friend Connect …

Wordless Wednesday

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Doctor Who Swap!, originally uploaded by PosiTori.



Manic Monday: Penelope's Meatloaf

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I've decided to extend last week's Manic Monday giveaway until July 11 given the holiday to give more people a chance to enter! Just stop by here and get yourself a free virtual room makeover from Stylish Solutions!

Penelope's Meatloaf
Etsy

What got you started with selling online? What inspired you to put yourself out there?
I wanted to see if anyone else out there would like my art as much as I do.

What is your absolute favorite piece in your shop(s)?
My favorite piece is this one.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71989397/original-illustration-painting-framed



What's the most important thing that you've learned through your experience selling and promoting yourself online?
I'm still so inexperienced

What is your favorite quote?
"doody" -my brother