Tuesday, September 4, 2012

August Top Droppers and Commenters and September News

I hope that September has gotten off to a good start this month for everyone! I'm going to get right into things today.

Here are the top 10 for July.  Thanks so much to those of you who also take the time to leave me comments!

If you're new to this blog, you can check out my Top Commenters widget on the right side of my blog.  It's under my blog roll.  I will feature an item or give a shout out to everyone on that list in this monthly post.  I really appreciate those of you who take the time to leave me feedback!

Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus and Awww...Mondays, Ann of Ann's Snap Edit Scrap, and Catherine of Living the Gourmet and for stopping by and commenting regularly!  Here are some lovely items from the ladies on my list who have Etsy shops.

1) Wedding Table Numbers - Personalized Wine Bottle Candles by memoriesforlifesb
2) Knit Purses Tote Bag Zipper Closure in Blue by NFallonDesignStudio
3) Sapphire - Porcelain and Light Blue Swarovski Heart Crystal Sterling Silver Earrings by BeadedTail
4) Shabby chic cottage style eyemask. Chambray Rose. Blue by PeridotByDuni
5) Ocean Blue Post-it Note Mini Clipboard with pad, 2-sided, multi-colored fish by MisterPenQuin
6) Blue handmade paper beads by storybeader
7) Your Best Friend is sometimes your horse - print of an original watercolor painting - Best Friend - 8 x 10 by tapestry316

Blog Sponsors and September Advertising:
I have an awesome round up of blog sponsors!  These lovely ladies all have Etsy shops and/or blogs.  Check them out on the left hand side of my blog under "Private Sponsors." Please make sure to check out my newest sponsor, Mel of Epic Stitching.

Would you like to join them?  It's only $3 per month or $10 for 4 months to advertise with me.  Check out all of the details about it right here.

Bring it on September!
  • In August, I had my fourth ever article chosen for Hub of the Day: Cooking Live Lobsters: How to Host a Live Lobster Party. (Please spare me your commentary about whether cooking live lobsters is humane or not. That is NOT why I wrote this.) I had hopes of reaching 24 articles like I did in July but didn't come anywhere close to that, largely because I did so much writing elsewhere. It's good to keep diversifying, and my views and earnings were still up so it worked out just fine. This month will probably look similar for writing.
  • My new freelance opportunities this month were amazing. At least one of them is still going strong for this month, which is very exciting. It's great to have that regular work flow and not have to search for new projects every day.
  • We were just as busy in August as we were in July with social activities, which was great. September has gotten off to a pretty busy start, too. It's really nice to have a M-F schedule now that allows for that.
  • My first fall show is in a little over a month. I need to ramp up my greeting card production and go full force with a couple other craft fair projects during September. I applied for two big shows this year and got accepted to one of them a couple weeks ago: the UW-Parkside Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. I now have 6 shows scheduled for the fall/holiday season. I'm not prepared for how busy that is going to be, but it will sink in soon enough. I will keep listing on Etsy every week throughout September, too.
Treasury Tuesday


  1. congrats on the HubPages article of the day. That's really great! And for getting into the big show. That will keep you busy, for sure! Thanks for the shout (view) out, for the top commenters! Great idea, as usual! Have a nice week {:-D

  2. Thanks for featuring my Wine Bottle Table Number :)
    That's so great about the Hub of the Day! And all the freelance writing you're getting done too!
    You'll be super busy with all your upcoming shows...good luck with getting all your inventory ready this month.

  3. You're welcome and thank you for the terrific shout-out. Awesome.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

  4. Hi Rose! Thanks for linking my cottage sleepmask!
    September will be quite busy for me as I'm expecting a new fabric shipment :)
    I can imagine how busy you'll be with 6 shows lined up! Good Luck!

  5. That's great news about your writing going so well! I have my first fall show this weekend, and I'm not really prepared either. I have to get a new tent because the last one I used fell apart at the last show. Bah! Good luck with your prep! It always goes by so fast, doesn't it?

  6. Congrats on all your writing opportunities! Also, your autumn blog banner looks great.

  7. Thanks for featuring my earrings! It's wonderful you're writing is going well and I wish you continued success! You're going to have a busy show season which reminded me I didn't apply for any shows. Oops!

  8. Thank you for the mention. It's always a pleasure to stop by and see what you've got for us

  9. Really wonderful about your HubPages article! Good going! You're going strong...

    I've got just over one month in my studio so I'm hoping to get a lot completed. I had several sales of my one of a kind necklaces the past month so I'm uber-motivated!

  10. Congrats on your HubPages article! Nice feature, so many great handcrafted items. I hope you have a wonderful September.
    Everyday Inspired

  11. I love your new header! It's hard to believe fall is almost here. Thanks for including my blog!

  12. Thanks for featuring my artwork, "Best Friend"! Wow - you have been busy and it looks like you will have a busy fall, too!

  13. Blue on the brain!!! great minds. ;-) Congrats on your success and good luck with all your endeavors.

  14. Congratulations on your Hub of the day article!
    It sounds like your writing is very successful!
    I wish you luck with your upcoming shows.


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