|We’re doing what today?|
When is the last time you updated your Etsy shop(s)? I’m not only speaking of adding new listings but going through your shop policies to make sure the information is up-to-date. Check your turn around time for shipments and make sure that it’s one you can meet. Don’t have a turn around time? May I suggest that you add one to your policies/item description. When I shop on Etsy I look to see if the seller has stated anywhere as to when my order will go in the mail. I’m more likely to shop in those that give one. Decided that after I waited over two weeks for an item to be shipped.
My sweet Disco turns six today. He lives a spoiled life, but that’s okay. All dogs deserve to be spoiled. Enjoy the photos we took this morning and be sure to keep reading for his personal message he asked to post.
My mom asked me what I wanted to do today to celebrate my birthday. I’ve had some great parties in the past, but this year I thought I would talk a little about where I came from.
There’s this place here in Dubuque, Iowa called the Humane Society. It’s filled with lots of dogs, cats, birds, snakes, and bunnies who are waiting to find a new permanent home. Not quite sure what the circumstances were in which brought me there. I was so young that I vaguely remember. I was given food and shelter and sometimes people would come take me for a walk.
Then one day I was picked up by this man (my new dad) and taken to his house. I was given tons of squeak toys and a nice warm bed. Although I preferred to sleep with my new mom and dad in their bed. I was introduced to some new kind of food (table scraps). Yummy, but that was short lived and it’s been kibble ever since.
I’m a mixed breed and I don’t know who my birth parents are. I’m no different from other dogs.
It’s been six years since I came to my home. I like saying that…..”my home”. I also have two brothers that I share the house with. We fight from time to time, but that’s what brothers do. We test our mom’s patience here and there, but all for fun. I enjoy going for walks with my family and watching tv. My favorite pastime is listening to music. It’s very soothing and often puts me to sleep. I’ve been told that’s where my name comes from.
If your looking to adopt a pet of your own check out the local shelters in your area. There are several animals there waiting for their forever home. If your not looking for a pet but would like to help the shelter in some way, become a volunteer. You could also donate supplies that they use on a daily basis.
None of this would of been possible if my dad wouldn’t of been looking for a dog on the internet. He found my puppy picture and then we met later that day.
Okay, it’s time to celebrate my birthday and cause some havoc in the house. Here’s a couple more pictures that my mom took of me today. Enjoy!
|This was my facebook photo for today. Do I look like a Rock Star?|
|Do I look smart?|
~Jennifer & Disco
|LOVE IT! Something old with something new|
This recycling project has been on my list for over 2 years, seriously! I picked up the IKEA towels during my first visit to their store after dropping off my sister at the airport in Chicago (Julie, you will know how long this has been).
And can you believe that it took us less than 30 minutes to complete from start to finish? When I say us I’m referring to my dad. I presented the idea to him and asked what tools he had available to help me out. I had the blueprint in my head, three vintage spoons, and three super cool cotton linens with hooks on them. The only piece I was missing was an old board. My mom suggested using beadboard. My dad found a piece in the basement and it was the perfect size. I used sandpaper to give it a distressed look.
|Beadboard with three vintage spoons|
I don’t have much experience with tools, especially those with power, so I left that part for my dad. Using a hammer he flattened the spoons. As you can see in the photo below it gave them an even more aged look.
|Spoon on the right flattened with hammer|
He added the hardware to hang the finished piece. I asked him to sign the back. I suggested that he should make some more to sell in the Vintage shop in Galena, IL. I got the same smirk from when I asked him to sign the board. Perhaps I’ll just get some additional spoons and place them on the workbench.
|Grabbed a branch and found a heart.|
We’ve been taking advantage of the nice weather by getting the garden ready. Usually I wait until the day that we plant everything to clear away all the leftover weeds and leaves that have collected over the fall. Not this year. One of my goals for the new year was not to leave everything for the last minute, you know procrastinate. *pat on shoulder*
|Taken on the first day of Spring, 3-20-12|
As you can see from the above photo there is a LOT to be cleaned up in the garden this year. I believe there’s enough “hay-like” weeds in here to feed the whole stable of horses. I was slightly embarrassed to post this picture.
|Kesha posing for the camera|
I work with a simple point shoot Canon. I’m sure it can do more than what I’m aware of. Although I know for a fact that it doesn’t have the fisheye effect. This photo was taken with my mom’s camera. She recently purchased the same type of camera that I have only with some additional settings. The effect has been around for quite some time, but when I experience something new (to me), it’s a good day!
|PhotoGalKay on Etsy
This photo was taken by Kelly Schirmer in New York City using the fisheye effect. A city in which I hope to visit someday. The print is available for purchase. You can enter her shop here.