tag: etsy

etsy shop is back open!

April 11, 2013

sweet bonnie christine etsy shop

after taking a several month long hiatus from etsy (primarily due to our cross country move) i’m so happy to finally resurrect my etsy shop, sweet bonnie christine! it’s reopening has been inspired by the new roost tribe website and shop, and i’m happy to now offer many of the same items (plus some new ones!) on etsy as well. inside you’ll find lots of pretty clip art, blog graphics, patterns and repeating backgrounds, e-books, adobe illustrator tutorials, art prints, notecards and printables! head on over to sweet bonnie christine to see more. :)

pssst and don’t forget tribe members, you get 20% off anything in the shop! coupon can be found on the member’s welcome page.

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giveaway from octavia bloom

February 4, 2013

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giveaway! octavia bloom gift certificate inspired by the wildflowers of spring, each piece at octavia bloom jewelry is created as a tribute to these wild beauties. jenny hopes that by wearing or viewing her jewelry, you will have a sense of the wondrous, natural world we live in full of beautiful, blossoming wildflowers.

pssst! every piece of jewelry over at octavia bloom is on sale right now, don’t miss out!


deadline: giveaway will end monday, february 11th at 12am, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: head on over to octavia bloom  and browse her shop. then come back here and leave a comment letting us know what your favorite piece.

additional ways to enter:

>> share on twitter and include the handle @gohometoroost and hashtag #octaviabloom. then come back here and leave another comment letting us know you did so.

>> share giveaway image on pinterest and include hashtags #goinghometoroost & #octaviabloom. come back here and leave another comment with the url of your pin.


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shop fundamentals

lisa jacobs from marketing creativity has recently debuted her new e-book and workbook, shop fundamentals. inside, she explains how to build a successful creative business as she shares with you her top secrets on how to become a top selling shop. if you’re ready to increase your sales and exposure, learn how to become successful and are ready to be build a shop that attracts and converts visitors into customers, then this is the e-book for you!

inside you’ll learn how to use search engine optimization, employ relevant keywords, improve your listings, get recognized, keep your customers coming back and much much more! head on over to shop fundamentals to learn how to get your shop noticed, build your customer base and get paid to be you.

lisa jacobs: site | etsy | workbook | facebook | twitter

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a handmade cyber monday!

November 26, 2012

Posted by in gift guide, handmade

cyber monday gift guide on going home to roost!

happy (cyber) monday, friends! i hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving (if celebrated) full of love, laughter and family. we celebrated with both mine and david’s families, and it was quite the reunion! my mom even made us a vegan turkey (hehe). i think we’re all trying to realize that we don’t have to go back to california after the holidays, we’re here to stay!

today, i’ve gathered a few cyber monday deals to share with you, but don’t delay- many of them are for today only!

1. 3 acorn ornaments – 10% off $45 with coupon code BFCM12

2. linen christmas ornaments – 15% off $10 with coupon code FRIDAYMONDAY15

3. crystal necklace – 10% off $35 with coupon code HAPPY2012 + free shipping

4. gold bow necklace – 15% off $24 with coupon code HOLIDAY2012

5. mini creamer – 10% off $14 (see store for details)

6. chalkboard tablet – 15% off $22 with coupon code FADEDBLACK

7. strawberry champagne lollipops – 15% off £6.20 with coupon code FREESTUFF

8. just breathe bracelet – on sale for $29.25 (reg price $45) 20% off

9. blue ikat wristlet – 12% off $32 with coupon code HOLIDAY12

10. victoria long sleeve top – 10-30% off  $68.00 CAD (see store for details)

11. mint blue earrings – on sale for $14.40 (reg price $16)

12. gold dipped studs – 15% off $10 with coupon code HOLIDAY15

13. rose gold necklace – on sale for $32.40 (reg price $36)

14. i love you around the world and back again – 20% off $20 with coupon code CYBERMON20

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cold feet?

October 25, 2012

Posted by in handmade

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problem: i have cold toes but love wearing shorts to work in at home.

concern: socks + shorts = not the cutest (or sexiest) look.

answer: cute handmade socks, of course!

cold toes? have no fear, beautiful handmade socks are here!

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sweet eventide

i don’t know about you, but eventide is my most favorite part of day. sometimes we call it ‘golden hour’ and jessica nichols captures it perfectly in her photography at sweet eventide. it’s that dreamy, golden, luscious, relaxing time of day- just before sunset. after visiting sweet eventide, be sure to also swing by jessica’s new shop for iphone cases- they are so pretty!

*EXCLUSIVE discount for GHTR readers! Enter code ‘GHTRLOVE’ during checkout at either etsy or big cartel to receive 10% off your order. expires 11/1/12. thanks, jessica!

sweet eventide: etsy | big cartel | facebook | twitter

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**UPDATE: psst.. this workbook, video and ebook are now included in the welcome packet when you sign up for the roost tribe!

today i am so excited to share with you a project that has been long in the works. we all know that it’s important to accurately describe the items we sell online, but did you know that it’s also important to tell a story through your product descriptions? it engages your customers, draws them in and helps them connect with both you and your product. here to help us write killer product descriptions that support our brand story is brittany campbell.

if you happen to recall the interview i did with etsy a while back on how to pitch to bloggers, you might remember that i talked a lot about how much i admired brittany campbell’s ability to write amazing product descriptions for her shop, the home ground.

i”m so happy that brittany agreed to come share with us about how to write amazing product descriptions through this engaging interview, printable and thought provoking workbook. to begin, check out the interview above (it’s about 25 minutes) to get an in depth look at why it’s important to engage with your customers, how to tell a story through your products and how to go about getting started.

video & printable: making product descriptions part of your brand story (1)

to accompany this interview, we’ve also put together a little checklist for you! just click on the image above to download the pdf. it’s the perfect size to keep at your workspace and will serve as a great reminder as you sit down to write your descriptions.

want to learn even more?

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finally, for those of you who’d like a more in depth look at this topic, i’m thrilled to be offering this 14 page interactive e-book to the roost tribe! it takes an in depth look at how to write engaging product descriptions and provides a 10 step fail-proof process to mastering the art of telling your brand story through your descriptions. with writing prompts and a place to jot down your ideas and thoughts, it’s a must have for any seller, regardless of whether it’s on etsy, big cartel or an independent website.

this e-book will be sent out this friday, october 26th to the roost tribe. you can find out more information and learn how to join here!

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paper cutouts paper cutouts

when i discovered papercutout (via dearest nature) i was astounded. the intricate detail and earthy motifs are so incredibly beautiful! plus- just about any artist that combines lace, deer and a little fox tends to steal my heart. do they yours?

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