Tuesday, December 4, 2012

November Top Commenters and December News

I hope that December is getting off to a good start for everyone! We have had a lot of warm weather this way lately, which makes it that much harder to believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away, but I'm not complaining.

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 Ann of Ann's Snap Edit Scrap, Sandee of Comedy Plus, and Jamie of Crafter on a Budget for stopping by and commenting regularly!  I also have to give a shout out to Sharla who is enjoying a lovely vacation with her husband right now and has her Etsy shop on vacation as well. Here are some lovely items from the ladies on my list who have Etsy shops.

1) Christmas Ornament for the Newlyweds - Carved Tree First Christmas Ornament by memoriesforlifesb
2) Original red and green sewn paper snowman collage - I Love Snow by storybeader
3) Knit Coin Purse Zipper Pouch Wallet - Green / White Geometric Triangles by NFallonDesignStudio
4) Ruffle Shorts. Red Gingham and Swiss Dots. Size Medium. Picnic by PeriDotbyDuni
5) Simple Pearl Earrnings by littlewhitechapel
6) Emerald Green Silk Velvet Scrunchie by SplendidLittleStars

Blog Sponsors and November 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."

Would you like to join them? I'm running a special right now:
$10 for one 150x150 ad for the entire 2013 year
You won't see this again until late 2013! Take advantage of it while you can. Check out all of the details about advertising with me right here.

Holiday Sale
My holiday sale is still running strong with 15% off lots of red and green items, 25% off Christmas items, and free shipping on all sale items. If you don't order a sale item, you can still get free shipping with the code FREESHIP. I will not be able to ship December 8-15 this year so if you need an early Christmas gift and/or would like a custom order in the near future, please contact me ASAP. Thanks!

Bring It On December!
  • My holiday HubPages traffic has been growing steadily since mid-October and I had my highest earnings to date for November. I also ranked in this Top 100 List for November, which was very exciting. I pushed hard to stay motivated through the final couple months of the Apprenticeship program and am not going to keep up that pace this month, but I'll still be publishing once a week or so.
  • My client workload continues to grow. I've picked up a couple new semi-regular clients, which has allowed me to work through several works without searching for any random articles. This won't be a record earnings month with the holidays and a couple other things going on, but I'm got a solid freelance earning base going now.
  • I wrapped up my 2012 shows this past weekend (more on that soon) and am looking forward to stepping back a little once the online holiday sales slow down so I can regroup and plan for next year's craft fair scene as well as my online shop focus.
  • Jake and I have some out of town time planned as well as lots of get togethers with family and friends for the holidays.
  • I'm on track with my Christmas shopping and home decor projects and am looking forward to spending the final days before (as well as right after) Christmas relaxing a little.
What's going on with your business and/or blog for December?


  1. Congrats on getting in the Top 100 Rose! Looking forward to your craft show recap.
    It's been super busy on my end too, but I did manage to get some baking in between :)
    Thanks for the link love!

  2. You have some great sponsors. Wow, I'd not noticed that before, but then I'm always looking at all the cool things you post. Must pay more attention in the future.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  3. Congrats! Sounds like things are going great. Have a wonderful time on your get away!

  4. Congratulations on the top 100. Thanks for the mention also. Always a pleasure to stop by here

  5. December sounds like it's going to be an awesome month! Congrats on the hub pages success and the steady flow of freelance jobs!
    Thanks so much for featuring my ornament :)

  6. Thank you for mentioning me! Looks like I'm falling down your list but I'll be back to regular commenting soon! :) Congrats on your top 100! Hope you enjoy your time away with Jake!

  7. I'm glad you'll get some relaxation time in, Rose! You certainly deserve it after all your dedicated and hard work! Congratulations on making the Top 100 List!
    Thanks for featuring my silk velvet scrunchie!

  8. Looks like a great December so far. Very proud of your HubPages - that's great about November's Top 100 List! Thanks for including my snowman collage in your top commenters {:-D

  9. Congrats on being Top 100! That's so exciting.

    So far December has been insane and it won't be stopping anytime soon. Whew! Thanks for featuring my little pearl earrings!

  10. Congrats, Rose! Top 100, WOW! We are all so proud of you and look to see what you are doing! I bet the relaxing part of December will be a welcome reward for you!

  11. Congrats on the Top 100! Wishing you continuing success. Glad you'll get a little R&R after the holiday rush subsides!


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