May 27, 2020

Reach out to a friend or family member you haven't talked to in a while

Okay this is going to be a long winded, but i need to get the message across. It is particularly important these days.

Everyone these days feels anxious, depressed, alone. Now more than ever we can understand a little better, instead of judging and thinking it won't happen to them because they have the perfect family, life would be that bit easier for people that do experience depression and other emotional issues.

This hits close to home for almost everyone right now who are experiencing difficult challenges working from home, or even not working due to Covid-19 affecting their place of work.
If only the days of 'it' not being talked about or being taboo could be over.
Sadly there are those who don't know just how much help is available out there for them or how to get it. But now with everyone experiencing a lot of the same things, you can open up more. Don't be afraid to talk about it. Together we CAN get though this.

I'm a bit of an introvert, so I don't mind being at home, and I have lots of things to do with my time. I still miss being with my family and friends and do some video chats to see friendly faces and share how everyone is coping with this.

It's so important to make your self reach out, those who are depressed find it very difficult to do this. So you need to reach out to them. If you haven't heard from someone in a while... Call them, send them a message, try to video chat, share your experiences.

Please feel free to share my thoughts or right about your own experiences.

March 15, 2020

New Web Site and it's LIVE - Bye Bye Etsy?!

Well I finally bit the bullet and registered my domain and started my own website. Still working it out but it's live. Come visit me at and comment here or send me an email and let me know what you think. I'd love any suggestions too!

I've been on Etsy almost since it's first day in 2006. I have been participating in ad campaigns for the last 8 months or so. It's just crazy that you can't get noticed there without spending money.  My ads were run in etsy and on Google, and they've recently even changed that. Now I would need to run two campaigns to get the same thing. Then they'll also take 15% of the sale.  So I'd rather pay to own my own store, use the seo and my relationship with Google, you tube, Blogger, Pinterest and facebook to try to bring in customers. I will have to work harder much I am finding it fun so far. So much to learn.  I haven't called it quits with etsy just yet. I'm going to give them a chance through April to see if anything good happens, but I'm ready to try it on my own so any tips would be helpful!

Today I'm playing at making some new dog and cat pins. My cat pin featured in my last post and YouTube tutorial has been my most popular item. Quite a few people have asked me for dog pins. Dogs are much more varied in shape than cats. The breeds looks so very different.
Some of the below were more successful than others. I've also got a dachshund and playing a bit with a bulldog too. I'll post them when I get closer.

Thanks for coming by!