Monday, October 31, 2011

Treasury Lists on Etsy

In the last few weeks I have rode a wave of lists and increased my sales by 4 just this past week on Etsy. The treasury lists have always been just a calming relaxing and inspirational activity to do after a long day of homework and tests. 84 lists have been created in the past few days.

Facebook fan page album of treasuries 
Facebook Fan Page album of treasuries : You may follow the link provide to get to the lists from my Facebook Fan page. I hope you enjoy I am always adding to it. One of the main reasons why I am writing this blog is hope to inspire others to do lists and generate the your etsy views. Joining a few groups is a great way to enter treasury hunts meet more people and create a large amount of traffic in your store. Before you know it you will be selling almost everyday.

Have fun with it be creative speak with out words and find some amazing online goods that you can use everyday in your home.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Summers Social Networking

    I have been meaning to start the business aspect of my blog during the summer. But instead I decided to take a step back and refine my line into multiplies. I am preparing for a big giant step toward LINX while also still going to school full time. I am a month into school, and enrolled in the following ACCT 201 & CAT 140 & MATH 99 again. Well lets face it I am not one for numbers lets just hope math is gonna be good to me, lucky try number 2.

LINX fans Huge jump this summer thank you for all your networking and thanks to all the new friends!!
     As many of you know I have put a-lot into what I have been trying to socially achieve in the process of doing a-lot of good at the same time. You have no idea how much each transaction is important to me whether I buy, sell or even if its just a simple email back and forth between another small business. Thank you for being there for the growth of LINX Connecting for Cause. What a growth threw the summer with almost 2 full albums of sales.

     I am So excited to introduce the biggest part of LINX after graduation in 2012. I wanted to share with you a few steps along the way of this summers overall success.

INSPIRATION ~*~ Just every day I took time for myself spent it in the sun outside surrounded by the outdoors, family and friends deeply inspire my work.This was the 1st summer since my recovery in surgeries I was able to do so. As well had the summer off from school. Now that I am in school this fall, its a different story but during the fall I have been concentrating on now listing my summer and start of falls work.

LISTING ~*~ Some of you may know I am dabble into a little of every thing I was going to open a store as soon as I was done with my healing of my injury. I wanted to do a clothing store so I was donated a ton of clothes from friends I still take donations, I have sold several clothing items and fashion items on eBay threw the summer to liquid down my inventory to make room for Jewelry. I am still taking donations so local friends and family please think twice before you take your items second hand shops. I may know some people to possibly purchase or I could do for you. This is a new addition feature of LINX I have sold a few items or have made some connections to possibly benefit all of us. SO keep your eyes peeled for this marketing feature. Contracts are already written just waiting for a few more steps to go threw.

ETSY~*~ I have put alot of time and effort into ETSY lately, building a colorful Jewelry palette for the eye. I have tried to put my summer's inspiration whom mostly was people I was surrounded by this summer. Into my LINX web presence. I hope to run into some more local ETSY friends and users. It truly is a small world. If you are local and interested in a group there is one that meets and gathers in Port Townsend. So far 20 members and growing we discuss marketing strategy and recently this late summer did our 1st market show. All of us made our money back, that was the 1st time we met but we have our permits and ready to do another show. A great bunch of ladies and all different backgrounds and ages. Everyone is welcome. IF you don't have a store and or interested in starting KEEP your eyes peeled. For Tips and marketing strategies LINX will have to offer.

BUILDING THE STRUCTURE: I have invested a good amount of time this summer focusing on the means and name of LINX, I do understand that some may have a raised Eye brow on a name so long for a jewelry line. The meaning behind LINX, Connecting for Cause. Its my way to bring together a small community of local and afar business's to help blossom into their own goals. Connecting beyond just selling there is a-lot of angles and trust is one of those putting your time and trust into online selling and buying. In my case I connect threw art and fashion. Buy creating affordable and wearable pieces. I also made a pledge to purchase more online and from other vendors online to prove to myself that trusting online selling and working for myself if it would pay off on doing something I love to do, Create and I get the amazing pleasure of helping others and meet a-lot of new amazing people.

LICENSING: Is getting Licensed for a new angle to LINX. I am changing my whole life and taking a very large plunge into offering a service in a whole new light for starting a web presence for you and your store. Service contracts and details are all worked out. Just waiting on a few more steps. This will be mostly locally and state local while in school once this is final. OHHH I cant wait to let you all in on the secret. :)

IMPORTANT NOTE: all of the above is just a little bit of what I have been working on I thought it would nice to share with you all that do not know me on a personal level. The inside scope on LINX, Connecting for Cause has been in the works for nearly 4 yrs.

Sales for a few weeks of October Thanks to my Excel and Accounting class I am able to keep a great eye on my sales and product

Every sale and event is different this is a show of the Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising  threw the month of October 2011
GETTING TO THIS POINT: I highly recommend putting in some time and some investing in classes even if its just a excel class or a Intro to business class. I have been able to put what I love to do on line and expose myself and work to the world. I very thankful for all the business everyone has given to me weather its friends, family, online friends and other small business's THANK YOU for the help of LINX growth.

Next blog will be a reveal of my secret project and there are lots of goodies to this project. CANT wait to share! Thanks for reading I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Sold 6/14/11

The spring quarter was not what I want it to be although I did finish strong with a 4.0 in my Information 4e systems class. That was the best part about this whole entire quarter of schooling. Really looking forward to my break. Designing new jewelry, beading a ton of lanyards. Preparing for a big Lot for a hospital gift shop. If a few sell along the way that is just ok buy me. Which I have managed to do this week.

 My goal for the week is to be able to list 20 items on yardsellr and 35 on eBay. I am sitting on 15 / 25 so I am almost there. Its important for me to write down almost every detail now days that I have to do or my goals. I find this to be a big part of getting to where I am going.

The deli is going good the sun has help bring all those hermits hiding during our rainy spring and early summer. So I am thankful. We expanded our menus by adding deli cold case items. We were also asked to create a menu for the mill guys during their work shifts and come feed them every night. A huge thing for us. This summer truly can be amazing if we can work it out to be.

Going to Arizona for my 30th birthday I am really looking forward to a break :) Today is all about networking Facebook fan count is now at 349 :) slow and steady. But now that school is done watch out here I come :) LOTS of things going on this summer :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Spring IS here PHEWWWW

 Taste of Simply so LINX.
What a quarter as you can see I have'nt written much because this quarter has not been the best with school. But Lets not make this a negative entry. SO ... Spring very soon to be Summer is here the day was fabulous at on my back deck and created a ton of Simply So LINX. My new one hooped 2 and 1/2 all the way to 1 1/2 inch hand beaded earrings.

Facebook has really made my online part of LINX to a whole new level. Recently I have really gotten into the whole concept of promoting. A whole new level of Social Networking. I have came up with a very good new Idea on expanding LINX.... <~~ Keep your eyes peeled Big things are coming. 

Tuesday is the start of that big day I will be taking on eBay client number 2 on 6/7/11 and taking her sell items over 400 pieces of body jewelry. I will be Listing and selling for this client until the jewelry is gone. 

****I would like to set a promise date to myself to have the jewelry sold by 6/28/11.****

Some inventory clear out :)

Shipping out week of 6 / 5/ 11

This week has been very productive and very creative just what I needed in my life at the moment I can not ask for anything better as far as weather and such. 75 is good for me. 

Oohhhhhhh My little brother is getting Married congrats Jil and James :) YAY!!! CONGRATS!

James and Jil

AND my Soon to be Niece Bailey Boo...
Bailey :)

Here's a few things that have been missed threw out this long quarter.
MS fund raising, We put a jar at our deli 
Hope of Japan necklaces!
  • Hope of Japan Benefit!! (was far by fun to raise that money for Izumi and Owen.)
  • LINX fanpage count is at 286 at the moment :) 
  • 4 contest give a ways <~~ so much fun.
  • Donated to My aunties Horse Ranch to help board Rose ( a new rescue) 
  • MS walk for my second yr as well what a great outcome we had reached our goal and went above what we raised the yr before!

Hope of Japan Charms  

Monday, April 4, 2011

Continuing my 1st Blog

Today would of been my birth father's bday. Happy bday dad! I have'nt been doing as well as I would like to be. One of the worst things is not knowing what is gonna happen. Fear of the future crumbling. After 4 yrs of injured mess after mess, I have been looking forward to the new me. I feel in good spirits although all this is going down hill again, Between the state not paying my school dues, and the school having a complicated registration process, these too huge players in my life are killing me I swear.

Back to my birth father for a moment. When I was 4 I lost him to suicide. It has been something my whole life I have had to overcome, why? what was that point of no return he felt? what's my aunts and uncles like? Loosing my Grandma whom I am named after was another bad moment a few years later on. I normally go and seek a sunset or sunrise every 4/4 but this yr it isnt so sunny today nor is it a good day. Maybe I havent lost it completely due to the fact I believe these too are here to watch out over my little brother and I. It will all work out. Listen to your gut. The two things I keep repeating.

Texas March 24 2011
So instead of a sunset on this day I am gonna dedicate my most recent vacation's sunrise in Texas in 2011. I sat on a bench and reflected on what was going on around me and watched as the biggest sunrise I have ever seen.

So with a happy note off to call the school to pay for my future that I once promised and signed for that Washington state will help me out with 14 thousand for school. What a way to start a quarter.

Friday, April 1, 2011

My 1st entry for the yr before 30

     I don't know why I am calling it the yr before 30 but something in me told me to name this new chapter just that. My journey to where I am at at 29 has been a struggle. Living back at home in a small town no longer than a mile, and you don't see anyone out after 5 pm. Its quiet hard if you can believe it or not.

Just a quick over view of my past 4 yrs.

  • My dad dying
  •  Injured
  • Surgeries
  • Rehab (17 P.t's)
  • 3 Month rehab in another town.
  • 2 lawyers 
  • 2 case workers
  • A nurse case manager
  • Vocation manager
  • Loosing a Best friend
  • A break up 
  • A last but not least the new start of my life SCHOOL!!
    Peninsula College with a view of Hurricane Ridge.
    That's it Peninsula College. 
    The Best thing in my life at the moment. 
         I don't wanna drag out the past for that is not what I am writing about and journal-ling. So lets get on with the good stuff. Recently I am having a issue with my enrollment of my third quarter. But nothing a lawyer cant fix. Fall and Winter quarter were great learning and growing experiences. Each one I learned a great deal in. Fall quarter I conquered the fear of entering school again at the age of 29. 

    I did not dream of going to school at this age well at least not this late of a start. I tried really hard to get into school last spring of 2010 it just was not something that could be done. Something else about the 1st quarter, I learned alot about self dedication and if I wanted a better outcome of learning and the grades to match, I would have to try harder. The 2nd quarter I did just that. 

    I walked into the math lab looked at my new older instructor, with the hearing aides, I told him " you will see me in here every day at least a hour or more. I want to beat my 2.8. The struggles of math 72 with the hardest teacher I had had yet was a up and down roller coaster and a personal struggle to keep sane. 

    But in the end I kept that promise applied what I had observed  the quarter before, and conquered with a 3.6!!!!

    Learning to love math!

    Along with a 4.0 in Human Resources. A 3.5 in E Commerce.