Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
the downside of this is that i have a ton of other changes in the works, ie updating my blogroll, adding my etsy account. i know most of my sidebars are missing since i have to manually add those all back too. and, some of the links like those in the navigation bar are not yet working until i set them up. with all the technical work, i may not have as many blog posts over the next few days and be commenting on y'all's fabulous blogs. i promise i'll be back in full swing in a matter of days though.
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i think the contrasting gold band will be cute for the hem. since i want the skirt to be knee length, it should leave me with lots of extra material to create other items like maybe a bag. my juices are flowing. since it was only a single panel, i got it for $1. to top that off, i even came across a scrabble game. i'm not sure if it has all the tiles, but i don't really care since i want to turn them into pendants. score. and, the total of my purchases was only $3.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
she filed a complaint to the city that we were not within the lawn code. our grass was a bit overgrown at the time as my boyfriend had been having heart problems, and he prohibits me from cutting the grass to be safe and avoid possibly fatal wasp or hornet stings. by overgrown, i mean it had been about a week and a half since it was last cut. the grass, in all honesty, must not have been the real code violation. along with my landlords, we assumed that to be the problem. in the original letter from last august, the city included the whole lawn care code which states grass cannot be longer than 3 inches and no weeds can be longer than 12 inches. so, my boyfriend became vigilant about mowing the lawn and using the weed whacker.
i was surprised and confused when i woke up one morning early this february with snow covering the ground to discover that our sassafras trees had both been cut down so they were just stumps, my daffodils which had just begun to bloom the day it snowed had been weed whacked, and our muscadine vine was severely pruned to the point i doubt we will see any fruit this summer. i was confused. my only thought was that our landlord had decided to do some landscaping. the city ordinance letter from the previous summer had been so long in the past that i never even thought they could have been the ones who removed the plants. on top of that, i thought the choice of plants removed to be odd, but since i don't own the property, i really have no say.
then, the end of april, i received the letter from my landlords including a bill from the city for the removal. i was upset by the cover letter that the city had removed plants that i certainly do not consider to be weeds. however, the city has no definition of what a weed is. it is up to their discretion. i was horrified, though, when i saw the bill. the city was charging close to $700. i sent a letter to my landlords begging for mercy until the middle of the month to pay them as times are tough, and that is quite a large chunk of change for us to dish out right now.
now, my mind has turned to the garden i was preparing to plant. considering the plants the city has already choosen to take from me, i am not sure what plants are safe to have in my garden. i have seeds for carrots, basil, thyme, cucumbers, rosemary, radishes(but, those i'm giving to my mother as i can't stand radishes.), tomatoes, and squash. i also had procured wildflower seeds. i think it is ridiculous the city can control what is even in my backyard as long as its not drugs of course. and, i was so excited to have a garden of my own.
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it seems like a lot of fees to take into consideration. from what i can see on etsy, i get charged 20 cents for every item i list and they take 3.5% of my selling price. then, there are all of the paypal fees. paypal charges me $1.50 everytime i withdraw funds. and, every transaction someone makes with me they charge me .30 cents and 4.9% of the total transacation. these may not seem like a lot, but since i am selling small items most likely at a small price, they add up quickly eating away at any profit i can make. i want to make a profit, but i need to set a price people are willing to pay. i have been doing research searching etsy to see what other people are charging. it seems that the going rates vary from $1.50-$3 for individual crayons and $3-$7.95 for sets depending on the size and number.
i'm also trying to figure out how to make a banner for the top of my shop. if anyone knows how to do this, please give me some advice.
i plan on opening my etsy shop after my giveaway winner for my crayon giveaway is announced. so, if you don't win, please stop by my shop and pick up some of my crayons.
to begin with, i will just have the crayons in my shop. but, i plan to soon be adding some more of my crafts like scrabble pendants.
any advice and ideas from my readers would be greatly appreciated.
i've been featuring a lot of shoes from target lately in my shoe collection posts, so i thought i would feature a non target purchase. i bought these as part of a lot i bought on ebay. i got 9 shoes in the lot for $18 with shipping. so, in the end this pair cost me $2. they are canvas with writing all over them. they have an elastic toe and an ankle strap making them super secure.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
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here the way to get entries:
- you get one entry for commenting on this post
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that's right, you have an opportunity to get up to 8 entries in my giveaway. i'm going to be using random integer generator. so, make a separate comment for each entry, so that i can assign each comment as an entry to get the winner. this is my first time, but it looks pretty simple. and, don't forget to leave your email in your comment, so i can contact the winner. this giveaway will close at midnight on wednesday, may 13th. i will contact the winner via email and announce the winner on my website by friday, may 15th.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
3 free chicken strips today at chick-fil-a for teachers
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so, i screwed up with my scheduling of posts and accidentally posted 2 shoes yesterday. oopsie. well, i'm not going to skip a day, so here's today's shoe post. i got these shoes from target online last summer when i needed something over $4 to hit the $50 mark before taxes so i could get their free shipping. i searched their 75% off shoes and found these babies for $4.99. i've always had a soft spot for gingham. guess its the country girl i am at heart. they have 4 1/2 inch heels, but with the platform and well padded insoles, they are surprisingly comfortable. i was nervous since i haven't had such high heeled slides before. but, when i wore them with a white eyelet skirt, i was pleased that there was no slipping.
Monday, May 4, 2009
i am a fan of what not to wear on facebook as i am a super regular watcher and fan. i wish i could be on their show not because i think that i am less than fashionable. au contraire. i think i rock in the fashion department. but, who wouldn't love at trip to nyc and 5k to go shopping. two whole days of shopping, what could be more fun. plus, i totally want to meet clinton and stacey. my best friend and i have joked about nominating each other just so we could be on. well, since they will never come to my town, i guess that will never happen. as a fan on facebook, i got notification of this new program they have called are you fab or drab? you can submit fashion questions including pics to be read on air. to be featured on one of my fave shows would be amazing. now, if only i can think of a question.
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i can't remember exactly how much i paid for this gold pointy toed kitten heels by mossimo which i got from target online last summer, but i know i got them for somewhere between $4-$7 as they were 75% off clearance.