Friday, January 10, 2014
Sunday, January 05, 2014
I love Pretzel's do you?
Pretzel Recipe: Pizza Pretzel with
In 2003, Pennsylvania Governor, Ed Rendell declares April 26 National Pretzel Day to acknowledge the importance of the pretzel to the state's history and economy.
A Brief History Of The Pretzel, presented by Snyder's of Hanover
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Monday, December 30, 2013
Hello my fellow bloggers. It has been awhile. I have been extremely busy with my groups and then in OCt I hurt my shoulder/arm and was unable to be on the computer too long. :(
Alas my blogs suffered! but I am back....so as to what the photo above it?????
They are called "Notes to Self" socks... have you heard of them??? Really cute....as some of you know I always get something funny, interesting, different for my adult children and this year for Christmas I got them all these socks....
The socks send messages to the wearer... with an explanation on the hanging card.....really clever...
For one of my parties and with my family I wore these light up Reindeer glasses too cute!
Now to crafting I made 2 new decorations this year....one was these really fun Christmas tree combo
aren't they so cool? Pretty Ditty has a tutorial for them. I loved them and got so many compliments even from the kids which is unusal... they think I craft wayyyy too much!! LOL but really I want to make more for gifts for next year. I added gifts under the trees.. I thought it was a nice touch!
Then I saw this fun Santa wreath and had to try it. This was the easiest wreath to make... REALLY... try one you will be surprised and it looks so terrific.. see She Knows for the tutorial...
Christmas was a fun day at my house with my family. Everyone came and everyone got along! WOW!!! Isn't it true how all family gatherings there is usually always something to talk about for days afterwards????
So how was your Christmas? Did you make anything special? I would love to hear about it!!!
Till 2014 Happy New Year to All!!!!!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
I am sure we all have our favorite childhood memories, but this was the one that made the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, become my favorite holiday ritual.
It is, perhaps, the closest thing I have today to a perfect fairy tale. I love the part when the strong wind hits Kansas and you hear Dorothy yelling "Auntie Em! Auntie Em!" Or what about the theme music for Miss Gulch's demonic bicycle ride or the march of the Wicked Witch's palace guards? And my favorite of course, "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" I am also partial to the phrase "I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore,".
Did you know that Buddy Epsen was originally suppose to play the scarecrow? He actually started to play the part when he became deathly ill and had to be hospitalize from the silver paint in the Tin man's make-up.
Even Judy Garland who was made legendary after playing Dorothy was not the 1st choice. Originally MGM wanted Shirley Temple, but alas she was obligated to to Fox and Over the Rainbow [my favorite version was done by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's] most was cut out of the movie. Think of how different that would be today??? The song has become and American culture known song.
W.C. Fields was casted to play the Wizard, but as he was well known for his difficulty to work with, the studio changed their minds.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER, 24 2013 AT 08:00 PM
SUNDAY NOVEMBER, 24 2013 AT 10:15 PM
FRIDAY NOVEMBER, 29 2013 AT 03:45 PM
SATURDAY DECEMBER, 21 2013 AT 07:00 PM
SATURDAY DECEMBER, 21 2013 AT 09:15 PM
SUNDAY DECEMBER, 22 2013 AT 01:00 PM
I'll be watching it will you?
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
| I love Halloween|
|my friend made up this cute snack bag and I won it in a raffle|
|cute boxes from the $1 store for prizes|
|I made some red sucker spiders|
|decorating a pupkin|
|getting my feet massaged at the fair...|
|my Sherlock Holmes hat|
|I love PINK shopping purchases|
|this was funny found it at an old fashion candy store|
|the pumpkin guessing pumpkin all dressed and ready for the party|
|added a cpouple spiders too|
|earrings I made that can be worn by the winner|
|one of our members made all these Snuggles blankets for our charity giving in Dec|
|these are for our SnC Halloween party gifts for members|
|I made spiders|
|got a bit better|
|I love these jewels|
|fun to make|
|they look cute|
|a picture I made a few years ago for our Halloween party|
|I made a pink one too|
|my favorite one|
Sunday, September 22, 2013
easy and a great decoration
add some fangs to make him spooky
I just made these for a Red Hats party I am having next month
they are easy and a fun little table decoration and treat.
Here's the "How tos
Thursday, August 29, 2013
How to Optimize your Store
using SEO Techniques
How to Optimize your Store
using SEO Techniques
In order to optimize an online store for handmade and vintage goods you want to make sure you have done the proper keyword research first. This is a step often overlooked by many people. Without knowing what keywords people are searching for you will never have a chance of getting traffic from Google, Yahoo, Bing, or any search engine. You will rank, but those keywords will have no searches so it is pointless to rank for those. Use the free Google Keyword Tool to find keywords that have high search volumes while having low to medium competition. You will even find keywords you may never of thought about giving you new ideas.
Once you find these keywords you want to place them in as many places as possible on your store without looking like a SPAMMER. This can be tricky so using keyword variations, synonyms, plurals, reorder the words, etc. is highly recommended. Places to add your keywords include the store name, product titles and descriptions. An example of a good product title would be “Buy Handmade Art from (Store Name)”. This incorporates the keyword you are targeting as well as branding your store name in the mind of users. Keep the page title tag under 70 characters so it will all appear in the search engines and not be cut off. The meta description should be two sentences between 150 and 170 characters describing your products with a call to action at the end.
Alt tags are a way for the search engines to understand what your picture is about. Search engines cannot read pictures then need alt tags that can help them read what the image is about. A good example of an alt tag would be “unique handmade gifts”. Not all stores offer this so call and see if they do. Also be sure to name the product images with the proper keywords as this can get your products appearing in Google Images. This can bring in a lot of traffic, more than Pinterest would bring in.
These are all techniques and ways to expand your online store and generate more visitors to your site. It is up to you to have a properly optimized landing page / store that you test to see how you convert your leads into sales. Always be testing what products do best and promote those.
Guest Bio:Brandon Leibowitz, enjoys working with crafts and selling handmade items on the internet, mainly unique and vintage items that no one has or can find. If you want to join the virtual marketplace it is a great place to be at The Craft Star.
Note: All information is the opinions of the "Guest Post" author, unless otherwise noted. PBDesigns Crafts and Other Adventures does not guarantee or may not agree with any of the material covered in this article.