Sunday, January 29, 2012

Front Page News!

It's my airplane...

15 Minutes of Fame

OK, maybe not 15 minutes. An hour. Maybe not Fame. Just the front page of etsy. While I was getting ready to go to our friend's house last night, one of my etsy treasuries (which is kind of like a 'visually curated shopping list') made the front page of etsy. 




This is exciting for a few reasons. It helps the shops that are featured get noticed. When creating a treasury, you always hope that it will also result in some sales for the shops you featured. Well, the report is in and there have been at least 4 sales as result of my treasury making front page. This makes me smile. 
It also makes the shops that were featured smile. As the 'curator' it also helps our shop get noticed.  It's pretty much a good thing all around.  

Saturday Night, Saturday Night

We were off to our friends Ralph and Cathryn's last night.  Our mutual friends Phillip and Kathryn came up from New Jersey for a quick weekend visit. 

Luckily Ralphy got a picture of the appetizers. Pretty much one of my favorite things in the world. Fresh caught scallops.


The scallops were followed closely by fresh caught lobster pie. These are the things you have to suffer through when your pal is a fisherman. 



As you can tell by Phillip's face (and Gar's below), the night included many, many laughs. You know, the side splitting, shoot your drink out your nose kind.

Wish I'd remembered I'd had the camera when everyone was there.  Four of the rabble rousers - Sarah, Janice, Donna and Mark (make that 5 including baby Bella) had left when I finally pulled it out. Sometimes I wish there was a rewind button.



It was an all around good time with good friends. The best kind of night.


Cathryn stole Gar's hat for this shot.

Have I mentioned the dogs? Ralph and Cathryn are dog people like us. Except that they have three more than us.  They lost the Katey dog, which is sad. She was a good, scruffy little terrier.  However, someone new and equally nice, Catty, has found a place on the couch next to Ralph.



Famous Amos and Henny Penny lounged together on the other couch.  No, Amos doesn't have one red eye and one blue/green eye. But I just had to leave this picture as it was because it made me laugh.


Duncan opted to spread out in the kitchen. However, he was doing his best to avert his eyes from the camera, acting ever-so shy. Funny Duncs. Funny.


Love all these pooches.

Love the MacDonalds too. And the Lalimes. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that I love scallops wrapped in bacon and lobster pie too. That's just a side note for Ralph.

Sunset Meadows

It was a lovely one yesterday.  I wasn't quick enough to get some of the really pretty colors, but I still got a couple of shots before it was done.



Hope you're having a slow-down kind of Sunday. It's sunny and windy here. Gar just went to get some groceries (thanks babe) and I have some work to do. When that's done, I'll enjoy the NHL all-star game with some Guac and chips.  Speaking of the NHL all stars, my bigZ man (seriously, he's 6'8" without skates one), Zdeno Chara, beat his own slapshot record of 105.9 miles per hour with a 108.8 missile last night.  Oh yeah baby.

See you on the flip side,





21 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Your treasury is beautiful! Great sunset too :)

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    1. Thanks Carrie. Fun to make treasuries and a nice bonus to make front page and for shops to get sales!.

      We are very, very spoiled with our sunsets here.

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  2. OMG that sunset is gorgeous! And that is so cool! I have always wanted to make front page of etsy... color me jealous:)

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    1. Hi Traci, we're very spoiled with sunsets. Free entertainment of the highest quality. Very lucky to live across from the field and have a great view.

      ah, you'll get to front page.............keep working it!

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  3. YEAH PAM!!!!!!!!!!

    I am new to Etsy, since September, and this is GREAT NEWS! I think I was on the front page one day and that was a blast.

    YOUR FOOD LOOKS AMAZING, as I sit here just having eaten lunch!

    You are so kind to leave a message in passing through my blog this morning. SO KIND!

    Have a great week and I hope that wherever you are, you are enjoying a mild blissful winter as we are!

    Anita

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    1. Hi Anita, you're doing GREAT in your new etsy shop~!~!~ WTG on the front page too.

      The scallops were pretty darn good and all I had to do was eat them - talk about happy.

      Thank you so much for stopping by here. You're blog is lovely and I loved your post about coming back through the 'wardrobe'. loved that series of books. BTW, winter has been pretty mild. we had two 50+ days last week....bizarre but I'm loving it!

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  4. Congrats on the front page!!! So great!

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    1. I'm just glad because a lot of my teammates from Treasury Island etsy team were featured and they make a lot of treasuries. Combine that with some super wonderful shops and they all deserve some attention!

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  5. Love the dogs!! Congrats on being a covah girl~~woo hoo! How does one know they are on the cover anyway? I am not the brightest when it comes to etsy. lol

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    1. Oh Amy, that picture of your dog on your newly sewn pillow really made me smile. These dogs enjoy the couch as much as your pooch and mine. It is a dogs life!

      As far as etsy front page, it's a bit elusive. Hit or miss because the adminstrators at etsy pic them and there is no 'real' guideline, but picking items with good pictures and putting it together in a pleasing way helps. but there's so many people making treasuries each day it is definitely hard to get there.

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  6. Congratulations! Well done! One of my items made it to the front page once and I couldn't believe how much traffic I got in my shop because of it. I didn't even realize where it was coming from until someone else told me it was on the front page!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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    1. That happened to me before too. I was included in a treasury that made front page and I was getting all these visits and had no idea! Fun to find out though.

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  7. Congratulations on making the front page of Etsy. That is so cool! Which treasury is it? I'd love to see it!

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    1. Hi Sarah, thanks a bunch. It is a nice thing, because a lot of people see that front page when they shop etsy and it's nice to get extra coverage for those in the treasury.

      The treasury is pictured at the top of this post, in case you're reading via email, not sure if it came through because to post it you use a widget. No idea if that translates in the emails!

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  8. Congrats!!! Your treasury is gorgeous, it deserved the front page! :) I'll reiterate the fact you have the most BEAUTIFUL sunsets.

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    1. Aren't we the luckiest on the sunset front?

      BTW, after your 'crow' post, we had loud crazy 'cawing' fools waking us up on Saturday morning Jess. Thought of you.

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  9. Can't thank you enough Pam for featuring my Birds on a Wire print in your treasury, did'nt get any sales and thats fine! But got several circles and LOTS of favorites in my listings and in shops and of course the exposure is awesome, love it!!! Your treasury was wonderful!!

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    1. You're MORE than welcome Debbra. I just LOVE your photography. Sometimes you get a sale after you're on front page, because of all those people favoriting and then their circles see your shop!!

      and yes, the exposure is an awesome thing!

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  10. Woooohooo! Nice job. That is so exciting. Thanks for being such a supporter of others. Karma.

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    1. lots of fun. thanks for the kind words. and yes, KARMA!!!! i'm a believer.

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