My comfy reading/tv watching/crocheting/knitting nook

My comfy reading/tv watching/crocheting/knitting nook

And where I’m spending my Sunday. Battlestar Galactica on the TV while I work on SEO in the shop again. Ready to get it over with so I can get back to creating again.

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Low Carb Cheesecake = 99% Success

99% success because I hate Stevia and should have known better than to add it to the almond meal and butter crust. But other than that, delicious!

Here’s the recipe, if you’d like to try making it yourself!

Let’s Talk About Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on Etsy

And how much it sucks. KIDDING. Sort of. I’ve spent the last two days literally doing nothing but working on my improving the SEO in my Etsy shop after reading tons of articles and how-tos, and advice forums. In that time I only got one page of listings done, because I was that thorough and thoughtful about it. It was a lot of changing tags, titles, keywords, and descriptions, waiting a bit for the changes to show up on search, then searching and see where I was in the results, then changing and tweaking as necessary. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat.

What did it get me? A whopping THREE whole views yesterday, and one awful headache. I am angry, frustrated, and yes, ready to give up. Read to close down my Etsy shop and spend the next few years giving way my items as Christmas and birthday gifts. It’s so depressing I don’t even want to create anything. My whole mindset is clouded with it, with the failure and lack of views and sales, and how my dream of making a living selling things I create is probably nothing but a pipe dream.

I’m sorry to be such a downer, and for throwing my own pity party. But I need to rant a bit today, get out of my system. I don’t even want to look at my shop today. Maybe I should take a break…

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

It’s a cool cloudy day, which means I finally got outside on the patio for a photoshoot. And I had A LOT of new stuff to photograph. I guess I’ll spend the next few days doing listings. Also, doing a giveaway soon!

Chips, the healthy way!

Did a little experimenting on this stormy night, and tried my hand at making some healthy alternative chips.

I started with garlic salt seasoned zucchini chips, and they were awesome.

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But my favorite is definitely the sweet potatoes! They were made with cinnamon and honey, and came out perfectly.

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And, yes, I know, sweet potatoes aren’t exactly low carb, but they have amazing health benefits, especially for women with PCOS. Plus I just love sweet potatoes.

Next time, it’s kale chips.