My Etsy store has a new name!

It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally made the update… my Etsy store has a new name!

I was tired of explaining my store’s former name all the time (FrauleinPfau = “Miss Peacock” in German; at the time of creating my store I was in a big German kick and I loved anything peacock [not quite as much nowadays]), and I wanted something that included my name.

So then it became a matter of finding a new shop name – something to reflect the odd assortment of handicrafts in which I dabble, and something to include my name.

Lo and behold, I found the right word – with the bonus of alliteration haha:

Misc Marica    (Miscellaneous Marica)

And of course I needed a new banner for the top of my shop’s website:

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My shop’s new banner; I took that background photo, incorporating a few of my items (cards, dreamcatchers, jewelry, and resin pieces)

Century Gothic is one of my go-to fonts (so clean and basic), so I knew I’d want to use it for my new “look”.

I have also added a bunch of new items recently.

Click here to see my Etsy store – and if you use the code “MISCWELCOME15” at checkout, you can get 15% off your purchase of $15 or more. Good through July 8.

 

UPDATE: I did slightly alter the shop name; it’s now MiscMarica, and has been changed in the above hyperlink as well.

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Two weeks into 2017, already?!

My goodness, it’s already January 14!

So I didn’t post immediately soon after the New Year as I had hoped, but it’s still January so… whatever 🙂

2017 is alright so far.

I’m doing well with one simple thing that I wanted to do more of this year: read. I’m setting aside approximately an hour between dinner and evening-coffee for reading. For a few days I had read some American Founding Fathers documents (I found a beautiful book at B&N which contains the Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, some letters, some speeches, the Constitution, etc). I’m currently halfway through Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte; I had no idea what to expect, and for the longest time I didn’t think I’d ever want to read it, but I’m currently REALLY enjoying it and I can’t wait to finish it.

I’m also trying to start the process in refreshing my Etsy store. I want to have a new shop name and hopefully revive it. I’d like to see a few more sales this year than I did last year.

There aren’t really any plans/goals for 2017 besides getting a new job.

And I’m slowly trying to work on being happier in general. I’ve greatly struggled with being happy with myself for many years.

Readers, do you have any goals or plans for 2017?

New Glasses, 2016 edition

On Monday my mom and I picked up our new glasses. A really cute guy working there found these frames for me when my mom asked if he could help find both of us new frames (so that we’d have an outsider’s opinion). They’re navy blue, with a white and light aquamarine interior. They’re also a bit bigger than my last pair (seen in my avatar), so it’s nice to have a slightly larger viewing area. My mom and I usually go together to get the buy-one-get-one back-to-school deals every other year.

These photos were taken after an interview on Tuesday… which I think went well. I should have an answer by next Friday. And hopefully my snazzy new glasses got me a few extra points haha.

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Easter 2016 Selfie

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I know, I know. I stink at updating this blog. But here is my bright Easter Sunday outfit for church. The skirt is from ModCloth, the tank is from Target, and the blazer is from Maurices. I love that the skirt is bright, floral, and perfect for twirling as it’s a circle skirt 🙂 The yellow is also a new color for me to wear, so I’m trying to find ways to wear it.

… we’ll see if I wait another few months before my next post haha

My 2015 Resolution

I have two goals for 2015. One is to read at least 10 books this year. I think I read 26 last year, but that was because I had A LOT of time to read and whatnot. My second goal? It’s more general and nothing specific, but it is:

To be happier and to do better for myself.

I hope 2015 will be a much better year than the past few. Hope all of your 2015s are going well so far.