Friday, March 28, 2008


Woohoo!! Gonna toot my horn here for a minute!

When I returned home yesterday afternoon after running some errands, I checked Etsy only to discover that my "Twirly Slide" earrings were on Etsy's front page!! Yay!! I almost missed seeing them there but I got an email from the very sweet Katja Adams telling me I was up there! Thanks Katja! And thanks Etsy Gods (as Cindy of Starry Designs calls them)! It was a thrill!

During the front page appearance, I got 24 new hearts and sold that pair of earrings! That's a whopping amount of hearts for just two hours or so. That particular pair of earrings received over 700 new views!!! Wow! When I have done main showcases (lasting 24 hours), I have acquired as many as 17 hearts, but that's for an entire 24 hours. The front page appearance was less than two hours maybe, I'm not really sure. That just goes to show you what kind of exposure you really do get by appearing on the front page. A LOT! And I'm very thankful for it!

Also appearing on the front page was the wonderful "Shop Clementine". Cassie is a wonderfully talented designer and I've admired her jewelry for quite a while. We have both decided we want to do the front page again really soon!! :D


I also wanted to update you on Kevin. He started getting sick again while at Granny's for Easter. On Sunday his nose got stuffy and he got all clogged up. He didn't start running a fever though until we got back on Tuesday. I kept him out of school on Wednesday and his fever went up to 100.7. I made an appointment at the pediatrician and when we got there that afternoon his fever was 103!!! They gave him some more Motrin and did a strep culture. It was negative. His ears had some fluid but were not infected. His nose of course was inflamed and impossible to breathe through (they took his temperature under his arm). They did not put him back on an antibiotic and said this was probably viral. We were to go back in 48 hours if he was not better.

Well, he was still running a slight fever as of yesterday afternoon although his nose had slowed down and he was feeling much better. I still have him out of school today since he's not been 24 hours without a fever yet and they don't want them to return otherwise. But today he's improved even more, so maybe this time it will be just a quick virus that doesn't linger forever and ever like usual.

Poor guy. I really feel for him. When he was brushing his teeth Tuesday night I was looking at him and imagining how it must be for him. He looked at me with his toothbrush still in his mouth and said "why do you look so sad?" (I wasn't aware I looked sad.) I told him I just felt sorry for him being sick all the time and I knew it wasn't any fun being sick. He just shrugged his little shoulders like "oh well, c'est la vie!" Such a cutie. He's feeling so much better today so I think the worst is over.

kevin's sunglasses

(This was taken at Granny's while we were there.
Don't you love his sunglasses?!)

Well, that's it for now. I'll be putting up some more of pictures soon.

Until next time....


mdk jewelry designs said...

i am sending a virtual pat on the back to you.

congratulations! what excitement! i am proud of you.

poor kevin. i wish he would get better.

take care. how were the tomatoes at your moms.

Beadiful Things by Ann Westby said...

What a beautiful front page!

Don't you hate it when the doctors say that awful word (virus) and send you home with nothing??!!! I feel your pain, though; I was at the pediatrician's office twice this week, 1st for croup and then for strep, both times with my 2 year old.

Amanda said...

Great job making the front page Ginger!!! YAY!!!!!

Sad to hear about poor Kevin. He needs to get better soon!!!!

Come check out my latest blog post...and leave a comment for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to my shop!!! (Not that you need it since you make your own incredible jewelry!!)

SilverMonk Design said...

congratulations on your front page!

Winter is always a tough time for the kids! It can only getting better from now on since spring is coming (in the Northern hemisphere).

you do the right thing to keep him at home, sometimes school is a stressful place when they are sick...

Sending lots of kisses and Hugs your way from Down under!

Stacie said...

Poor you and poor Kevin....I am sad to hear you all were sick again...but happy about your etsy news...way to go!

Candace said... go girl! You are on a roll. :)

I hope Kevin is feeling better. Poor guy. :( said...

Awesome! You're so fabulous!
Hearts really do turn into sales!

Well wishes to Kevin, I'm sure you've been through the whole allergy thing, right?
Pinky's has been manageable since I started giving her benedryl at night, with an ibuprofen and an asthma puffer (inhaler).

Brent said...

Hey you! I didn't know you had a blog! Anyways, (late) congratulations on the front page! You totally deserve it.

I just noticed your comments and it's so weird because I just posted a blog with links to all of my favorite creative people, and you're on there!

Anyways, I hope Kevin gets feeling better soon!

Brent said...

Disregard that comment about Kevin feeling better, it's 4:30am and I just realized this entry is almost a month old LOL.