Friday, September 25, 2009

New Business Card

I'm creating a new business card. My new 'thing' is a line of jewelry all featuring the cherry blossom, so I thought it would be neat to incorporate that here. What do you think? This is just my first attempt, so give me suggestions! Thanks!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Epheriell Designs Giveaway!

I think Jess at Epheriell Designs was one of the first jewelry artists that I came across once I began my online journey of selling my items. Honestly, I don't remember how I first found her stuff, but I've loved it ever since! Right now, another blogger I follow is hosting a giveaway for a $40 voucher to Epheriell Designs! How awesome!

Please go check out Christina's blog at Down and Out Chic for the giveaway! Both these women are amazing and have quickly become 2 of my favorite blogs to follow! So, please go show them both some love!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My First Vendor Booth!

The restaurant I work at, Old Chicago, hosts an annual event called Rocktoberfest. They clear out the parking lot and host bands and vendors all for the purpose of supporting breast cancer research. I just happened to be working one night when the planners came to the restaurant for a meeting. I overheard them and thought it would be a great opportunity to sell my stuff- especially since I already donate to breast cancer research with a few items in my store. I chatted with one guy and gave him my card. Well, he just emailed me and said I can have a booth! I'm way excited! There is no booth fee, I was just asked to donate 20% of my sales back to the cause. Duh! No problem! I'm so excited! So, I've got quite a bit to get ready before September 25-26, 2009. I want to have a bunch of stuff ready! Wish me luck and lots of sales!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Awesome Jewelry Giveaway!

olive bites is holding a jewelry giveaway! Go check it out here and enter for your chance to win some beautiful jewelry from Elisa Shere!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Feature: Sock Monkey Sound

So, this is my first blog featuring someone and it happens to be about my fiancee and friends. They've started a podcast (An audio broadcast available for downloading from a website to a personal computer or other device).

It's called Sock Monkey Sound and you can find their website here. It's a Music & Culture Podcast recorded in Rockford, IL. Hosted by Brandon Lutmer, Chip Copeland, & Patrick Delehanty (all friends). Recorded at MIA Studios by Mark Gustafson (my fiancee).

They (we) have always been very involved in the music scene. Mark and I (and Chip Copeland) met when we were in a band together (long story- another blog sometime)! We've also always been avid coffee drinkers. We used to stay out until morning at Denny's drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. This whole podcast idea evolved from the realization that these guys were gonna sit around for hours and talk about this stuff drinking coffee anyway. Why not record it and try to promote the music scene in the Midwest? We have a recording studio in our basement (that's what Mark does!). Makes sense to me!

So, anyway, take a listen, enjoy, subscribe, and get off your butt and go support your local music scene!