Sunday, September 29, 2013

Weekly Linky Party - Through 10/5

Each Sunday, we will start a linky party on our blog - add your latest blog post or a new item in your shop and check out what others are adding as well! This is a great way to promote what you're working on and to learn what others are working on. Every once in a while, we'll have a theme - pay attention to the themes! We'll give you advanced notice when a themed linky will be going up so you can prepare for it.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Weekly Linky Party - Through 9/28

Each Sunday, we will start a linky party on our blog - add your latest blog post or a new item in your shop and check out what others are adding as well! This is a great way to promote what you're working on and to learn what others are working on. Every once in a while, we'll have a theme - pay attention to the themes! We'll give you advanced notice when a themed linky will be going up so you can prepare for it.

Questions? Leave us a comment!



Sunday, September 15, 2013

Weekly Linky Party - Through 9/21

Each Sunday, we will start a linky party on our blog - add your latest blog post or a new item in your shop and check out what others are adding as well! This is a great way to promote what you're working on and to learn what others are working on. Every once in a while, we'll have a theme - pay attention to the themes! We'll give you advanced notice when a themed linky will be going up so you can prepare for it.

Questions? Leave us a comment!


THIS WEEK'S LINKY IS THEMED!
This week, post links to tutorials you've found on the web. Things you want to try to do, things you think others might want to try to do, things you HAVE done. And then come back and let us know which tutorials you did!



Featured Etsy Seller - Dream And Craft


Our featured seller for the month of September is the artist behind Dream And Craft. Be sure to visit her shop on Etsy to see all her cute and adorable handmade creations.

Tell us a little about yourself

I am Remya, 28 years old, a software consultant by profession and mother of 2 darling boys, who are 2 and 4 years old. I was born and brought up in India, currently residing in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. I love creating cheerful things and I hope you like what you find in my shop as much as I do.

What do you create/offer in your Etsy shop?

Giraffe Nursery Decor



I offer hand painted ceramic mugs, bowls, coasters and wooden kitchen utensils, wedding art plates, nursery prints, kids room decor, drawing books for kids, painted T Shirts, wall art and wall decals in my Etsy shop.

I accept and look forward to doing custom orders as well.
Bazinga 10 oz. Mug












How did you get started in your line of business?
I have always had a passion towards nature, poetry and drawing as a kid. While I keep trying to do interesting things and crafts with my li'l ones to entertain them, it dawned to me that I might open a shop in Etsy as well and that's how DreamAndCraft was born. Once I opened the shop, I was so overwhelmed by the possibilities that I started exploring lots of options.

Describe your creative process
As soon as I think of an idea, I procure the necessary materials, making sure I offer the very best to my customers. I create my items only when there are no other distractions and put my 100% into all products in my shop. All items are made in a pet-free, smoke-free environment. I believe that customer satisfaction is very critical and offer good quality items, made with love.

Where do you find your inspiration?
My kids are my primary source of inspiration. My husband's constant support keeps me going. Little things that make us smile in our daily lives; little things that a splash color to our routine lives - these are what you are likely to find in my shop.

What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment?

These painted wooden kitchen utensils are my current favorite. Painting them was so much fun and in fact, it was my little one who suggested that I paint it like a rainbow :)



How do you promote your work?
I promote my work primarily through Facebook & Pinterest. I have a blog as well.

What is one of your most important lessons you've learned since starting your business?
That doing what you love to do gives you the most happiness and satisfaction.

What advice would you give someone just starting out?
Etsy is a pool of very talented and creative people. There is lot of competition and lot of helpful people out here. Be patient and keep doing what you are doing with the same enthusiasm, passion and love as you did for your first item, if not more.

What are your other sites (facebook, twitter, blog, etc.)?

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DreamNCraftBlog: etsydreamandcraft.blogspot.comTwitter: twitter.com/Remya_HariharanPinterest: pinterest.com/remyah


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Weekly Linky Party - Through 9/14

Each Sunday, we will start a linky party on our blog - add your latest blog post or a new item in your shop and check out what others are adding as well! This is a great way to promote what you're working on and to learn what others are working on. Every once in a while, we'll have a theme - pay attention to the themes! We'll give you advanced notice when a themed linky will be going up so you can prepare for it.

Questions? Leave us a comment!

NEXT WEEK HAS A THEME!
Next week, post tutorials you've found online. Something you want to try, something you HAVE tried, something you think others would enjoy trying. The tutorial theme linky will last from 9/15-9/21



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Blog Series: How Do You Define Success? Week 5


5. Take Three Things Small Steps Toward Success Every Day

Adopt the idea of doing three things every day that lead in the direction of your definition of success. Small steps in a deliberate direction can add up quickly and lead to big success! This is also a way to keep from feeling overwhelmed with all the things that need to be done to move in the direction of your dreams  choosing three things to focus on each day is manageable and is something our brains can easily understand.

Write down your three steps each morning or at the end of each workday. And here’s the key: do your three steps every day, so you create momentum, and it becomes a habit. You’ll be on your way to achieving goals and living your successful life in no time.

Last but not least, remember that you are in command here. I invite you to step into your power, to decide what your version of success is, and then start living into it. You already have all the answers you need inside you. Get quiet, listen, and then move deliberately forward, and you’ll be moving toward the life of your dreams.

How do you define your success?
(How Do You Define Success? Etsy blog)

This concludes the blog series of defining success.  Did you enjoy this blog series?  We'd love to hear feedback from you on it! 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Weekly Linky Party - Through 9/7

Each Sunday, we will start a linky party on our blog - add your latest blog post or a new item in your shop and check out what others are adding as well! This is a great way to promote what you're working on and to learn what others are working on. Every once in a while, we'll have a theme - pay attention to the themes! We'll give you advanced notice when a themed linky will be going up so you can prepare for it.

Questions? Leave us a comment!