Very Merry

On Tuesday, December 10th, I will be a sponsor on Kelly Rae Roberts’ blog!  I have been so excited for this for several months.  {she’s kind of a big deal in the world of gift shops and licensed art}  I bought her e-book “Flying Lessons: The Whole Shebang” way back at the beginning of this year, when Polka Dot Mitten was brand new, and it has been a HUGE tool that I have used to grow the business.  She pretty much steps it all out on how to make your creative business soar.   I will be giving away 5 new signs on her blog that day, and I will be sharing all of them here on my blog, too! Here is a sneak peek of one of them (my personal favorite right now)  ::   It’s available {here}.  On Tuesday, I will have a whole page of special deals on my shop website that will only be available to my Kelly Rae Roberts fans!  You’ll have to check it out!...

Packed full of information… and an upcoming giveaway!

First of all, just a heads up… this is a really long post for me (sorry).  I don’t have time to blog on most days.  Today happens to be the only day of the year that has 25 hours (daylight savings). So I am taking that extra hour and writing a jam-packed post.  I really wanted to sum up everything that’s going on right now because there is a lot of exciting stuff to tell about!!  I have never, ever, {ever!} been so busy in November actually, make that “in my entire” life!  This is the typical scene at our house every night after the kids go to bed:   I like to take pictures here and there because sometimes, I can’t really believe how many signs we are making!  What a drastic difference a year makes.  Life is totally different right now from how it was a year ago.   And when I take pictures, my dog, Toto,  is always photobombing.  Or would you call that “totobombing?”       My goal when I started this business was to outgrow my kitchen counter.  That has happened.  We’re about to outgrow the counter and table and living room floor combined.  Some nights, we eat dinner all shoved to one end of the table while the signs hog the rest of it.   It’s really overwhelming, and I feel like I am going completely insane, and I’m really scatterbrained a lot of the time because I am always working.  But most of all, it’s really exciting and rewarding!  And I am so thankful for that! In the past, November has always been a...

Giveaway Winner Announced!

Thank you all for your comments kind words yesterday!  It means a lot to me! We had 33 comments on the post, so I used random.org to choose the winner. The 5th comment was Jean, whose heart is in Aura, MI!  Congratulations, Jean!  Send me an email at katie@shopwhatitis.com so we can work out the details. I’m planning on doing little giveaways like this about once a month.  If you’re a blogger who is interested in linking up with me for a giveaway on my blog, let me know!  Send an email to katie@shopwhatitis.com Aside from doing giveaways on my blog, I will also be participating in a giveaway on Kelly Rae Roberts’ blog in December!  She does the best giveaways on her blog, and the prizes are amazing.  Look what I won from one of her giveaways a few months ago: I love her artwork, and she is so good at promoting other artists.   Stay tuned for more...

Values at Work

I just love Kelly Rae Roberts’ blog.  This post in particular. Reading her blog makes me feel a whole lot better about all the learning going on around here. That’s all I have time for...
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