Today I spent a bit of time on Etsy organizing "WhiMSy love". I hadn't ever really done that before, but it was a necessity after the holidays. I came across many misspelled words in the descriptions...I changed my "holiday-ish" wording in some listings...I even noticed some "tags" I could change/add that I hadn't seen or thought of before...I juggled some pictures around...& made notes of certain items in the shop that aren't selling & ideas of how I could change them to make them more appealing. I highly recommend a good cleaning if you have an Etsy shop, especially with the new year approaching.
I am super excited about Valentimes Day. I say "Valentimes" because that is how I said it as a kid. It rolls off the tongue better that way. "ValenTINES"? That just sounds weird. Anyway, I don't know if YOU know, but Valentimes Day is right up there with Christmas for me. I LOVE IT! My mom always gave me & my bro & sis a box of chocolates when we were kids & then it turned into tiny little gifts as we grew up. I still do that today---gather (or make) tiny gifts to show my affections to my family. Almost like an Easter basket, but for Valentimes Day. I love cheesy & sweet Valentimes Day cards & the tacky & lovely faux velvet covered boxes of chocolates covered in the cheap lace & plastic flowers. Mmm. Love it all! I'm working on a my first ever "WhiMSy love" Valentimes Day card too! It's a colored pencil drawing & I just finished it tonight! I can't wait to show it off!
I realized a GREAT "WhiMSy love" goal for 2008: Keep track of my finances. I've never done that before. Are you shocked? It's not like I'm making bookoo (is that how it's spelled?) dollars here. But, I do need to get organized. Not only will it keep me in reality about how much I might NOT be making (then I can adjust prices, rethink some things, etc.), but it'll get me organized for when my season of success arrives. I am so confused & scared by all the financial stuff--the "books" as they say. I know there are a lot of you out there who are just as confused as I am, so I'll make sure I let you know my steps along the way. (And if any of you have tips, I'll gladly take advice!!!)