May 6, 2011

Happy Friday!

I'm working hard this weekend, and won't be back to the internets regularly probably until Monday. But here's hoping you all have a fantastic weekend! Had to post this pic of Jack. Tried to do an outfit post while holding him the other day and it was utterly impossible, the squiggly thing kept finding his way out of my arms! This face completely made me laugh though. :) I can't tell you how much I love the affections of this fuzzball, he reminds me of Hobbes (yes, as in Calvin & Hobbes) but he actually belongs to my brother. Isn't he just CUTE? We call him "Main Coon" because he's so big and furry.

T. G. I. F!


May 4, 2011

The Color List . . . For Reference!

Oh my goodness, I can't count the number of times I have found myself working on a listing and thinking, "there has got to be a better color name for this than just 'red'" or some other color of my item I'm posting to Etsy. I think putting color names in tags is pretty important as a seller, because 1. the more specific you are, the more likely that a person will be able to find your item and 2. many treasury makers (including myself) often times start their treasury based on a very specific color. (i.e. garnet instead of dark red) Does that makes sense?

I wanted to post this specifically for other sellers who, like me, sometimes spend way too long thinking of the perfect color name for an item! Well, here's what I've been using to sometimes jog my memory. I can take no credit for this so don't thank me, THANK WIKIPEDIA!! hahah!

ADDITIONALLY, years ago when I used to sell on ebay, this list was SO incredibly helpful when writing descriptions and title names. Believe me, both of these reference lists beat keeping a 64 crayola crayon pack at your desk pulling out each - one by one to find the right color name,  ;)

Hope some of you can get some use out of this!

Fine art photo by ElsieAdams on Etsy.
click on the links below to see possible names for the following shades.

Shades of Red

Shades of Orange

Shades of Yellow

Shades of Chartreuse

Shades of Green

Shades of Cyan

Shades of Blue

Shades of Violet (Purple)

Shades of Pink

Shades of Brown

Shades of Gray

Shades of White

May 3, 2011

Dorm Mate Lunch

Friends, I'm sorry if it seems like I'm so out of the blog loop lately. Sometimes I feel like I'm such a bad blogger. Oftentimes I find myself thinking "hmmm, what exactly does the world want to know about me?" And then I thought just today, "well what do I want to know about people usually? Why do I choose to read the blogs I choose to read?" I came up with this list, and it's surely not the end of it, just what I came up with at the top of my head. ;)

- what makes people happy
- the ins and outs of their day
- what inspires them
- and what they're wearing, of course!

I apologize for the lack of my outfit/personal posts. I'm gonna try to start being better with them starting today.  *fingers crossed* It's so much easier to do outfit posts when it's nice out, because I'd rather be taking pics outdoors, now I'm just waiting for Spring to really kick in here in the mitten!

Last week I was sooo happy to get a surprise visit from my college dorm mate. We met the very first day of move-in back in the late 90's. We've been friends ever since. Initially, she was not my roommate, but we changed that 2nd semester when we both realized we'd be much more suitable for living together than the first crazy dames we were paired with.

This is Sarah.
It was so nice to have this girl by my side when I was learning about the ins and outs of  romantic relationships way back then! We were always relating to each other about how our feelings/issues with guys could be explained in a song, and had I never met her, I never would have been introduced to this band or this one among many others she put on mixed tapes for me! One of these days I'll scan some pics of us from our college days. It's pretty fun to see how much we've both changed!

Do any of you still keep in touch with your college roomies? So happy this girl & I are still friends! Unfortunately, she hates to shop (makes me laugh), but I can always count on her for some great conversation and many laughs about our good ole' college days. :)

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