Thursday, October 17, 2013

My Birthday Cake & An "Almost Sale" on Etsy

Hi everyone, hope you had a great day today....tomorrow is a new day with new experiences...enjoy!!!

I have decided that for my birthday next month, November 21st, I am going to buy this lucious looking cake from the "Cake Boss" and maybe some cupcakes. Of course I will be buying them from Festival Foods....the cake will cost $19.99 and the cupcakes $14.99. Oh, fear not, I won't buy them at the same time, being it's my birthday month, maybe the cupcakes the first part of the month and the cake for my birthday.....oh yummy!!!
So if you click on the link for the Cake Boss cupcakes it will take you to the Cake Boss site. My choice of cupcakes??? The peanut butter cupcakes....another yummy!!! This cake is a chocolate Gnoche...mmmm!!! Who doesn't like chocolate I may have to freeze some of the cake.....oh my, I can hardly wait.

I almost had a sale on Etsy after a VERY dry spell of 10 months of no sales on Etsy!!! BUT it didn't pan out. The sale of this book, the buyer was from Israel.....I did not charge the right amount of postage for international....I never thought anyone from another country would buy something from me. Needless to say, the cost of sending this book was way over what I was estimating, like $22.00 more then what I estimated. So I convoed the lady to tell her the delema. She was very understanding, as she did not want to pay the extra postage either. So, there you go...I refunded her money, and now am waiting for Etsy to cancel the sale as it is still pending. We'll see how long that takes.

Well, it was a busy day, I took down and put away all my ceramic animals and decorations, everything spring and summer. The backyard looks pretty bare. Somehow, I already miss the summer. Another busy thing I did was re-write my profile and policies on Etsy. I have also decided not to sell my cards and other treasures to foriegn countries as the postage is just way too much. After being on Etsy for almost 5 years, this was my first experience dealing with someone from another country....time to make a change and just sell on this side of the pond.

Another problem I face is, I only have $13 left in paypal to pay for fees as I add more cards to the store....I may have to let my Etsy store bite the dust at the end of this year....not unless some miricle occurs and I get a couple of amazing sales within the next couple of months, will I continue on??? That is the question!!!!

It is almost time for JP to come home, so I have to go make something for him to eat. Maybe some pasta, fruit, soup and toast. So you all have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draws nigh. Cheers ~ Louise


Attic Clutter said...

that cake looks soooooo good (:)
good choice(;)

Patricia said...

That cake does look good. I checked and there are no Cake Boss stores near us. That's probably a good thing.

Attic Clutter said...

hehe no temper tantrum just kicking my self..for losing them ..well made some more will post em..

sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Louise, Enjoy that chocolate cake to the fullest! (with a glass of milk!) Sorry about your etsy shop...I've heard business is slow for many. Maybe you can do a few craft shows through the winter or spring? Thank you for the sweet comment on my post...I would have loved to seen your pole barn(shed) home! I think that would be fun and exciting! I agree, you were stylin' 37 yrs ago! Blessings~~~Roxie

Attic Clutter said...

oh cute banner Louise(:)
the straw idea hehe
you are quite imaginative!!!

Attic Clutter said...

Hehe..ish spiders(:)
oh sorry about etsy Louise
I seem to do better in the summer months..
but have lots of dry spells too


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