Saturday, December 17, 2011

Etsy Treasuries: The Art of Treasury Team

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Etsy Shop

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Friday, November 18, 2011

ADHD Marketing: Tips for the Small Business Twitter Tacklers

 I still maintain that Twitter is a torture device for us ADD'ers/ ADHD'ers; however, I have found a rhythm within the madness. Twitter has definitely brought us business and exposed our brand. 

Twitter (for small business users) tips are as follows:

1.) Don't sweat losing Tweeps. 

Tweeps are replaceable. Maybe that sounds a bit callous, but let's get a grip here. You don't know the majority of these people! When it comes to Twitter users, you're either relevant to them or not. 

If your target market is comprised of Millennials, that bit of advice is even more applicable! Their preferences are ever-changing. Don't sweat it if they move on; more are on the way.

2.) Try to make some genuine connections 
(especially with those people who have Twitter usage to a science!) 

Within your field, find some "friends." First, I did a search for "Etsy" and "Etsians." From those searches, I found hundreds of fellow Etsians to get to know. We talked back and forth briefly, but mostly we tweeted each others' products and favorited each others' shops. From this basis, I have also joined specific Etsy teams (which are the best places to get to know other Etsians on a more personal level.) Find other businesses like yours and get to know each other! Learning from others is the best way to catapult your business forward at a rapid pace. 

Remember: The number one thing you have to capitalize on is your ability to learn.

3.) Take it all at your own pace. 

Gradually, you will notice that you're progressing. 

To be continued...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

We Made Etsy's Front Page!

We were very excited to wake up this morning to find out that we had made Etsy's Front Page with our treasury entitled "Home is Wherever I'm With You." I (Jess) put it together thinking about all of our family's favorites and definitely took inspiration for our own home's decor. Here's a cute song that was playing in my head repeatedly as I put it together...

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Monday, June 13, 2011

A Visit to the Etsy Shop

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thank you, Area B requirements, Ingrid, and Humphrey

       I always loved the movie Casablanca so much that I did a pencil study in Drawing I back in art school of Ingrid Bergman. (pictured above)

Imagine my surprise and utter delight to find out that the first movie I "must" watch for my Perspectives on Society in Film class this semester is none other than my beloved Casablanca. 

"Why did I ever think I'd make it through business school?" I keep asking myself. It feels like I'm constantly switching sides of my brain and forcing myself to focus; however, this required class and news of our first assignment were like a deep, soothing breath that invigorates all over.

I don't have much more to push through to get that degree finally, but I'm happy to stop for a moment and be thankful for seemingly small treasures in the midst of it all.
Thank you, Area B requirements, Ingrid, and Humphrey. You've saved me this semester.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

"Hey, ADD Girl... Over Here"

For Kev, who loves me just because I'm me. 
--Jess <3

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

To My Dad

He was with the band in Juliette the day they shot pics for the "Brothers and Sisters" album.
At 3, I wanted to drive a Mack like his.
I tried to wear his boots and to wake up at 4 am to help him fix his lunch.
By example, he taught me to work hard.
He smelled of Old Spice on Sunday mornings.
He loved going to Tybee Island & the mountains.
He taught me how to read maps & travel back roads.
We hated "Sunday drives" that went nowhere...
"Daddy, where are we going?" we’d ask.
He'd say, "crazy."

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunset Anticipation

Approaching the beach shore on Tybee Island, GA at sunset.

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Show me Your Shop Saturday

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Friday, May 13, 2011

The Purity of Simplicity

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à la lace

Check out our latest Etsy Treasury! (:

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Virginia Farm Winter

Why would newlyweds want to go to a remote farm in Southern Virginia, during winter no less, for their honeymoon?  Why not? 
Enclosed in this post are some of my favorite shots of that time...

I don't dare claim to be the best photographer. 
As far as education goes, I took one class in art school. 
I have no claims...
However, I know what I love. 
I love the feel of a camera in my hands. 
I crave the delicious feeling of looking at something through the viewfinder and framing it in my mind. 

Just like life, photography has its disappointments... 
the blurred images, the film ruined, the digital file lost,
the missed moments, and the shots that just didn't turn out like you thought they would. 

But I keep on breathing. 
I keep snapping shots. 
It's essential... an endless pursuit even. 

Whatever you love, pursue it with vigor.

Once you've captured that light once, you never want to stop.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Finding Linkages In Your Home Decor


CopperAndTin's Etsy Shop

When it comes to home decor, I find that I'm most inspired by pieces that reminisce time spent at my great-grandmothers' houses. Their homes both hit design peaks around the 60's and 70's; therefore, most of the items that adorned their shelves, walls, curio cabinets, beds, etc. were an eclectic mix of mid-century modern, southern, a little bit country, vintage (for their time), antiques, and even some elements of funky... my Ma-Ma Smith's love of all things green comes to mind.

Whether you love vintage or not, have pieces that actually were in your loved ones' homes, or just want to decorate with what you find, don't be hesitant to think seriously about what evokes emotions from you. Yes, it's "just a black rotary phone;" however, it can also be a linkage to something far greater.

I find pieces all the time at flea markets, yard sales, and thrift stores that make me say, "Hey! My Ma-Ma had that!" It's a special feeling to connect on a deeper level with that part of me... the little girl that found it fascinating to watch my grandmother make biscuits or sew a button. The connection isn't with the inanimate object... the phone, the button, the wooden flour bowl... it's with the memories. What creates a beautiful home that feels like "home" are the memories and emotions. Think of what can bring those feelings back for you or what you could see yourself creating memories amongst, when integrating pieces into your home decor.

"I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself." 
--Maya Angelou

Friday, March 25, 2011