Stay true to what you love and feel.
Don't try to fit into someone else s mold!
Have an authentic voice, allow your personality to shine through.
Remember you cannot be all things to all people, but you
will most certainly find your niche!
Leave comments on other blogs you enjoy.
Many bloggers try to
reciprocate with doing the same!
Its a nice way to "connect" with other
like minded bloggers and who knows......
maybe gain a new follower and friend!
After my blog got established......
I yearned to carry it a step further.
It seemed like a natural next step to open up a shop.
Since I knew I wasn't ready for the
rigors of a brick and mortar shop .....
Not yet at least.....
I decided on an online shop.
So in March, I again took a big plunge and opened up........
The Enchanted Home Shop.
It was the perfect way for me to combine my love of beautiful, traditional European influenced accessories for the home and.....
with my love for shopping for pretty things
and helping people achieve their very own
Be prepared to spend A LOT more time than you might have thought........
it's very time consuming especially in the beginning as you are
Once you get into a groove, you can try to set up more of a schedule.
Stay true to what you really love.
You will not be all things to all
There is truly something for everyone out there, if you love
what you do, chances are you will find success
Now......here's a few of my favorite items from my shop and a few of the
gorgeous pictures my very talented customer's sent in of my products in
If you want to see more click, here.
And check out these customers homes.....
talk about a talented bunch!
I know, I know.....
each one of these could totally be a magazine cover!!
I am so honored to count such talented people as my customers!
So that kind of sums up my blogging and online story.
What are some of
the things that have happened since I started blogging you ask?
Here we go....
I have met soooo many amazing people who I now call friends, some of whom I have been lucky enough to meet in person and many more I cannot wait to meet!
Have gotten a few e-design jobs, which are loads of fun...
I partnered up with Homegoods as their "classic blogger" for their newly launched Homegoods.com/stylescope/"
(worth visiting if you have not already, just click on Stylescope).
It was such an honor to be recognized by a global brand like Homegoods!
I have had a super talented artist paint Teddy's portrait, thank you Mary Casey!
I have had many vendors send me all kinds of great products and design books
(hey getting free loot is always a perk in my book)!
I have heard from designers, architects and other creative genius's;
whose work I love and admire, only for them to tell me how much they enjoy my blog and style.
I was contacted recently by a long time reader who just bought a
chateau in France and wants me to act as a contributor abroad in helping
him restore it!
Now that's really cool!
Many doors continue to open and what can I say........
its loads of fun, and you just never know
what the next step will bring.
Blogging has really opened up my eyes and my way of looking at so much, it is always
an adventure and as long as you are realistic about what it entails.....it is incredibly gratifying
It really encompasses all I love to do.....
talk, write, connect with people, help and inspire others, look at
beautiful things and share pretty pictures!!
Thanks for stopping in
today, hope you enjoyed hearing what I have to say and thank you ladies
for having me here.
Wishing everyone a fabulous day.......and happy holidays!
Thanks Tina.....we enjoyed having you!
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