Ever Wanted to Write Your Own Great American Novel?

It is the great American dream - to write your own novel and see it in print. Better than that, to see it listed on the New York Bestseller List! It is estimated that one in 1,000 manuscripts written will get published.  And of those, a minuscule number will hit the best seller list. But […]

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Is Etsy a Good E-Commerce Platform?

I’ve been using Etsy as my e-commerce venue now for about 5 years. I set the first shop, Cool Creek Designs, up in 2011, the second, Country Chic Shoppe, came in 2012, and the third KnobSnobbery, in 2014 … well, it was 2013, but I revamped it completely so it was actually 2014. Can You […]

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How to Distress Wood For Shabby Chic Style | DIY Crafting

The process of “shabby’ing” up your favorite piece of wood furniture or decor is not at all difficult, and the end result – that beautiful rustic appearance – is always fabulously delicious. Distressed Vintage Jewelry BoxPainted with Ivory Chalk Paint I’ve been distressing jewelry boxes, jewelry organizers, pictures frames and decor for a while now. […]

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Etsy Giveaways, Sales, Contests & Promotions

Yes, Sign Me Up for Contests, Giveaways and Sales! From time to time – well just about every month – I run sales and promotions in my Etsy Artisan-MadePersonalized SelectionQuality Customer Service shops … discounts anywhere from 10 to 50% OFF! Or Free Shipping.  Woohoo! But the absolute funnest are the Contests and  GiveAways done […]

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Shabby Chic Decor | Re-Style Your Home

How to Shabby Chic Your Home Shabby Chic interior design, related to Cottage Chic or French Chic, is a cozy Beautiful Vanity by RedBarnEstates on Etsy style that really puts emphasis on the aged or weathered look.  “True” Shabby sticks to the use of white, neutrals or very pale pastels.    It is soft and […]

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