Tuesday, April 26, 2011

my moment of shyness + a happy dance

 cardigan: f21 / tee: urban outfitters / shorts: hm / wedges: new direction, belk / watch: fossil
headband: muchloveilly / nailpolish: sally hansen wet cement and sonic boom

okay, so i'm not a shy person, but i can be shy about wearing my own products 'cause i feel funny when people ask oooooh, where did you get that awesome headband? then i tell them, um, i made it like a little kid excited about her artwork. i don't know what it is but the words feel funny when they roll off my tongue. i don't like people thinking i wear my stuff just to promote it. i mean it doesn't hurt to do that, but i really truly wear my stuff 'cause i love what i create and it makes me happy.

i think it also has something to do with getting used to answering people's questions about what i currently do for a living. i get the oddest, most confused looks in return when i tell them that i run a handmade business and write a blog full-time. i don't suppose i'm the only handmade business owner that has gone through the awkward explanation of this when people don't "get it."

in other news... 

i don't think i've even gotten the chance to do the happy dance here (totally did the dance on twitter!!) 
that last week this bloggity-blog hit... 

{1,000 followers!!!}

so thank you sooooo much for reading my random ramblings, 
encouraging me with your comments, and sticking with me this whole time! 
it really means so much to me.
i think this calls for a blog party of some sort, dontcha think?!
so stand-by. momma is gonna cook something up.
and i have a feeling it's gonna be ridiculously good.

much love.
[happy tuesday, friend.]

p.s. don't forget to enter some rockin' giveaways: 

38 comments:

  1. looooove the pop of orange!! looks great against the navy and neutral!! :) yay for 1000 followers! can't wait to see what this blog party is all about!!

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  2. I didn't realize you did this full-time. You definitely shouldn't feel bad about repping your own product. You're your own best bill board! If headbands fit on my head properly, you'd definitely have a customer in me, but my hair is SO SLIPPERY that almost nothing stays in it. Blurgh.

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  3. I think it's great that you blog & Etsy full time! Totally impressive!
    Also, I got my headband today & wasn't sure if I'd like it with bangs but you look great with poppies & bangs!

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  4. CONGRATS! girll, you are too good. so happy for you! haha, i can understand the awkwardness about telling people about your own business... something about it is just scary. love you girl! hope you had a great easter! <3

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  5. we were meant to be friends, can you move to dallas? im obsessed and that headband, ummmmhuzzzzz, GORGEOUS!

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  6. I know what you mean. I made my dress I wore for Easter this year, and I felt all weird when people commented on my dress and I was all "...I made it myself". And then other people would comment on my dress, and everyone who knew would yell "She made it herself!!"

    And I love that you blog and make things full-time! That's the job I strive for.

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  7. when strangers come up to me and ask me where my headband is from, I'm ALL about telling them who you are and that you made it :)

    YAY for 1000 followers, i'm so proud to be one of them! :)

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  8. I say rock it and be proud! So exciting on 1,000 followers and exciting that you do this full time. Seriously -- if I had any sort of DIY skills, I would totally embrace.

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  9. you should totally be proud to flaunt your own work!! the headband is so lovely and it really makes the outfit! and HUGE congrats on 1000 followers! :)

    cute & little
    come check out the color brigade!

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  10. under the lilac - purple rose earrings. Those are so amazing!! did you make them by hand or do you just purchase and sale?? I'm impressed if you did and either way I want them!!

    ♥cheche

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  11. SUCH a cute outfit!! And your headband is beautiful, it provides such a great pop of color. And haha, I get the same strange looks when I tell people I majored in "supply chain management"...

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  12. Congrats on 1007 followers! You are a blogger rock star!

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  13. congrats on hitting 1000 followers! and you should rock the poppies all the time :) v cute! xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams

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  14. Congrats on 1,000! That's awesome! Love your headband. So cute! You girls inspired me to start attempting making my own accessories. We will see. . .
    Jen

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  15. congrats girl on your success! yay!

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  16. yahoo!! 1000 followers congrats girl!

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  17. Congrats on 1000 followers girl!! I love reading your blog everyday!! It totally brightens my morning!!!
    And I love your outfit!!! You are SO cute!! xoxo

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  18. congrats on the blog followers girl! and I totally know what you mean about explaining to people that you create your own things {even though i'm not yet on etsy, i have a lot of things i've made}.

    and like i said before - thanks for having a fabulous blog that i truly enjoy following and reading everyday. it's a true inspiration in the blogiverse {yep, new word!} ;)

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  19. I think you should be so proud of your work! It's so pretty!

    And congrats on hitting 1000!!

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  20. Congrats on the followers and on rocking your designs. Forget those that 'don't get it', I love all of your creations and you should be proud :)

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  21. That dash of orange makes the difference I suppose.

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  22. You should totally be proud to wear your stuff, I would if i made things!!! congrats on the followers!!

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  23. You made that? I love it! It's awesome! And congrats on 1000!

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  24. looks gorgeous, as always. lovely colours. and congrats on the thousand followers, you totally deserve it though xx

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  25. Congrats on 1000 followers, friend!

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  26. Your blog is amazing! Love it!♥

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  27. Congrats on 1000 followers!
    I love wearing stuff I make and telling people I made it. Be proud of your skills girl, you got them in no short supply!!!

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  28. Congratulations on 1000 followers! I found you through Syd's A&A Thursday linkup. Love your lists. Love your whole blog :)

    I hope you'll stop bye and say hi!

    xoxo
    Katie
    http://loveiseverywhere.blogspot.com/

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  29. I think you should rock a shirt that says "yes, I made my adorable headband." ;)

    Also, congrats on 1000! You deserve it-- I love your sunshine-y blog :)

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  30. LOL, love erika's comment about wearing the tee about your headband. ANd, so love seeing you in your headband. would love to see you rock your earrings so I can get a sense of their size. PLease? :)
    Also, OBSESSED with cardis, especially cozy cute ones like yours. Mwuah, and congrats on 1,000 baby!

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  31. Awh you're too adorable! I love it! And congrats on 1,000 followers! xoxo

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  32. whooo hooo for 1,000 followers! so deserved. again - so awesome talking to you on sunday. can't wait to catch up more :)

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  33. you should rock your stuff more often! it looks so good on you ilene! be proud girl! :)

    and congrats on 1000 followers! that's huge! you go!!!!
    j.

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  34. The headband is AWESOME!!!
    I just love it!
    -Liz
    http://restonstyle.blogspot.com

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  35. just checked out your last few posts, you are the cutest ever! your style is darling and your headbands... each one more lovely than the next! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  36. When I was looking at your pictures [having just stumbled upon your bloggity blog], I wondered where the headband was from because it is SUPER cute! And then you said you! Now i have to head over to your etsy store. Man oh man.

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  37. love the headband! congrats on the 1,000 followers and that's because you rock!

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