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Monday, November 12, 2012

Pom Poms, Polka Dots, and a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

Happy Monday folks! I'm enjoying my Monday morning, and despite the gray rain outside, I'm in good spirits. I felt like this weekend was a blur. On Saturday I went to the Sweet Relief bake sale and purchased a whole bunch of goodies. I think they raised $1,700-ish for Sandy relief. When Steve and I stopped by the place was packed and everyone was filling up bags with treats. On Saturday night we went to see My So-Called Band play Weezer's Blue Album and Pinkerton at The Stone Fox. The best part of the evening was finally getting to meet Rae from Say It Ain't So (can you guess why she was there?). She was so friendly and funny! I totally have a major friend crush on her now. I'm so excited that I get to hang out with her and lots of other lovely ladies at the Nashville Blogger Meet-Up tomorrow!
On Sunday Steve and I worked on our secret project (scroll down to see what it is!) and then we did a photo-shoot with two of his friends. They are sisters and wanted to give their Mom a portrait of them for Christmas. They were so cute! I totally loved being the photographer's assistant. (Mostly because I got to hang out with their super awesome dog!). If you are in the Nashville area and are looking to get some really awesome photos taken (Christmas cards, hello?) check out Steve! Shoot him an email if you are interested at stevecrossrock (at) gmail (dot) com.
*** BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TIME***

Guys, can you handle the excitement? Here's the big news: I've decided to open up an Etsy shop! I've been making tons of PomPom stuff the past few months and I just love it. Every time I wear one of my creations out people have asked me where I got them. Some people have just pointed and given the thumbs up. That is incentive enough for me to bite the bullet and open a shop! May I present to you, The BombPom.
I've spent a whole lot of time making tons of super cute Poms. Over the past week Steve and I have done product shoots and yesterday we finally got to do the shoot where I modeled my accessories. I've had so much fun creating over the past few months. I really hope you like my stuff! Also, if you guys have any suggestions or ideas that will help my shop improve- please let me know. Also, I'll take any Etsy advice you might have. I'm an Etsy selling virgin and I want to make sure I'm doing it right, ya know?
Dress: Modcloth
Belt: Super Old
Earrings and Ring: Kelsea Echo
Shoes: Old Red Boots
Headband: The BombPom (me!)

40 comments:

  1. ooooh yay! opening an etsy shop is so exciting. selling on there is pretty much my favorite thing ever.

    your photos are amazing, which is really important. one tip that will likely benefit you is to put way more detail in your titles. they don't have to be pretty sentences, just words that people are likely to search. colors, headband, style, etc. will make a huge difference. you can see examples in my shop (thegingershoppe.etsy.com) of titles, they don't sound like they make sense but they are descriptive and get me way more hits than they did before. oh, and use ALL your tags!

    also, check out your stats page regularly to see what people are searching to land on your shop and use that to improve descriptions.

    hope that helps! :)

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    1. This was so helpful! You have no idea. I immediately went back into my shop and updated all the titles. They do sound silly, but hopefully they will get more hits. I've just started paying attention to the stats, so hopefully I'll start getting some useful data.

      Really, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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  2. I've been on etsy for a while and although I don't have the time to commit to an awesome shop, I've taken advantage of all the videos they have and they were all extremely helpful! they have past seminars up there too. I would also take advantage of finding a good team. they're easy to join and often they cross promote each other's stuff. I'm so excited for you! Good luck :D

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    1. I'm not quite sure about how to join the teams yet... there are a lot out there and I don't know where I fit exactly. Hopefully that stuff will get easier the more acquainted I get with Etsy.

      Oh, and you better believe that I am waiting for a good afternoon to watch ALL of their videos!

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  3. First of all- this outfit is adorable. I love all of the colors with the blue wall backdrop. Secondly- congrats on the Etsy shop! I love the name :)

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    1. Thanks girl! My awesome friend Lauren of Lladybird came up with the name. It's just so darn cute!

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  4. I love the colors in these pictures and your shop looks great! I'm sad that I have to miss the meet up tomorrow night :( Maybe it could be a regular thing and I can make it next time? ;)

    ♥ Jana

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    1. Yes! Next time! We hope on having many more (so many ideas) so yes!

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  5. You look gorgeous! I love the aqua wall with the yellow door backdrop! And I was looking at the same dress on Modcloth. Also, good luck with the Etsy shop! -Jessica L

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I love that dress.... you should get it!

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  6. Yay! Congrats! That is very exciting. And I love these pictures! I would say that one of the most important things to have when selling on Etsy is great pictures, but I'm pretty sure you've got that part down!

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    1. Ha... not me. But Steve has that part down! Always good to have a cute photographer on hand!

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  7. congrats on opening the etsy site! can't wait to check your stuff out!

    misericasunshine.blogspot.com

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  8. Ahhh! I love the PomPoms! And what a great idea for an Etsy store! Oh man once I hopefully get some money come Christmas I am seriously buying one! And your outfit I absolutely adore, just like always!

    And that is so wonderful about all the money the bake sale raised!

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  9. These pictures are so fun and awesome!!
    Congrats on your new shop :D That is wonderful news!

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    1. Thanks! We took them at a local restaurant that used to be a laundromat. I love their color scheme. If it wasn't so incredibly bright, I would consider painting my house those colors!

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  10. Awesome shop, those pom-poms accessories are so cute! It's a great idea and a very unique one too, good luck!

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  11. Sooo cute. I lvoe the pom poms and the colour combinations in the photos with the blue background ROCKS!!!

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    1. Ha! Thanks! My boyfriend is super talented in the photo department.

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  12. Congratulations on starting your shop! I love pompoms, they were my favourite thing to make when I was young. Love this photos as well, I think good product photos make all the difference when I am shopping online and if this is the quality of yours I'm sure you will have loads of sales. Love this outfit too, that top is gorgeous xo

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    1. I was really nervous about the product photos. I know that they are so key to getting views and sales. Thank goodness my boyfriend helped me set up a light box and we took some good photos. I couldn't have done it myself. AT ALL.

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  13. You are sooo pretty! I adore that outfit, the top and boots are amazing! Not to mention the POM POMS! Congrats on the Etsy shop! *Runs over to take a peek*

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    1. Ah! Thank you Michelle. I hope it starts getting some action. I'm new to the whole etsy thing so I have to figure out how to get hits/sales. I'll get there!

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  14. Oh my gossssssh, I love all of these photos!! You are so beautiful and bright! Loving the new etsy shop too!!

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    1. You are so beautiful and bright! And talented. Girl, you are my etsy shop icon.

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  15. I just found your fantastic blog, and I must say, I am in looove! :)

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    1. Aw! Thank you girl. I hope you keep enjoying it!

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  16. These pictures rock. So much color! Congrats on opening an etsy shop! That takes work, girl! :D

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    1. Thanks! It was a lot of work- but really rewarding. :)

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  17. Congrats on the shop !!!!
    I'm sooo in love with that dress btw :)

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    1. Thank you Alex! I totally stalked that dress for months until it went on sale. If only bargain hunting could be my full time job....

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  18. i'm so happy i got to meet you too! and those pom poms are so cute and fun! i hope you have tons of success with your shop!

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    1. Thanks Rae- no hits yet but it takes some time, right? I'm looking forward to our happy hour!

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  19. That's so fun, congratulations! I'm working on some things as well with an etsy shop in mind! :)

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    1. Thank you! Modcloth does have tons of awesome things!

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