selling on Etsy

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I MADE MY FIRST SALE ON ETSY!  I posted a few things a couple months back just to see what would happen.  I was making art for my room in Texas and about 8 different Save the Date templates for a friend.  So, I thought, Why not try to sell them.  A few months later, here I am!  My first sale!  I am excited that someone appreciated my work.  I’m very thankful, actually.

My first sale!

So I just wanted to share that tidbit and also take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been reading my blog, looking at my photography on Facebook, and supporting me.  My photography and Photoshop creations are things that I like to do for fun, but it is nice to know that people appreciate those things.  It’s also a nice little extra money for this college kid on a budget.

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you.  Thank you for booking photo shoots with me.  Thank you for purchasing pictures from me.  Thank you for purchasing save the dates.  Thank you for loving what I do so that I can continue to do what I love!

You can visit my Etsy shop here, or my Facebook page here.



spring cleaning whirlwind

Spring cleaning fever hit me today and everyone knows the only way to recover from this kind of fever is to CLEAN!  So that’s exactly what I did.  These days, everyone is into ‘being green’ and Pinterest is overloaded with pins that link to any kind of eco-friendly household cleaner you can imagine.  After less than an hour of searching I found ‘recipes’ for an all-purpose cleaner, a window cleaner, and a hardwood floor cleaner.  Well, I actually found many more cleaners, but those were the ones I decided to make.  Today I made a window cleaner, and I was pleased with the outcome!

I found the recipe here and adjusted a little.
I used the following:
1/4 tsp dawn dish detergent
3 TBSP vinegar
2 cups water
Then I simply mixed everything into my handy spray bottle and voila!  Worked like a charm!  I doubt I’ll ever buy windex again, especially considering I made this cleaner for a fraction of the price!



Over the course of the day I also managed to complete everything on this to-do list:

  • Pack my winter clothes for Texas
  • Organized summer clothes (still a work in progress)
  • Purge & organize the guest bedroom
  • Cleaned the toilets with homemade cleaner (baking soda & vinegar, if ya wanted to know!)
  • Sweep the floors (mopping tomorrow)
  • Make a candle out of a Cutie
  • Make all-purpose cleaner from orange rinds & vinegar (link here)

I still have a little spring cleaning fever, but I think I’ll save more of the cleaning for tomorrow!  Who knew cleaning could be so much fun, inexpensive, and chemical free?  Well now at least we know!