Today, We Celebrate!

Champagne, Celebrate, Etsy Success
Image Cred: Flickr
The last 24 hours have been BIG my friends, and we have much to celebrate! Let's review the awesomeness:
1) The Blog
2) The Etsy Feature
3) The Etsy Success

Have you noticed the killer blog updates? I mean, it's practically a whole new blog! In my eyes, a great blog is a combination of good design, amazing photos, and interesting content. My previous monstrosity was missing two out of three, and sometimes even all three. Now I've got a clean and focused design, incredible photos, and I promise that I'm working on the content part everyday. :)

To whom do I owe for all of the blog/photo help? My uber talented, uber successful sister Rebecca Haas, owner of Rebecca Peters Photography. Having a professional photographer in the family has had it's benefits, not gonna to lie. She always has a camera ready to capture important, or even unimportant family moments (which when shot by her, are sometimes are even more memorable). Her photo prowess coupled with her html and graphic design experience, and being the great sister that she is, she offered to help me with the blog overhaul. I'm indebted on this one for a while, wouldn't you say? There are not enough thank yous in the world. Love ya sis!

Last night, something major happened. Something I wasn't sure would EVER of my pieces made the front page of in the handpicked items! My Colorful Hexagons piece was there, and I took a screenshot to ensure I never forget the glory. Can I just say that I've never had more traffic to my Etsy store? Wow:
Etsy treasury Featured, Etsy homepage feature,

Nothing short of 30minutes into the Etsy homepage glory, The Curious Yellow Etsy store received its very first order!  Not only am I overjoyed to have made my first sale, but it has really opened my eyes to just how much the added exposure really meant to my budding little shop. Now that the excitement of my first Etsy success has been dialed back a notch, I've got to not only get back into the studio and paint my little heart out, but work on some SEO and networking to boost my exposure. More treasuries, more circles, more artwork, more blogging....Gameplan, GO!


  1. abbey! i'm so happy and proud of you! congrats on your new shop. isn't' having a photographer in the family the best thing ever?!?!

    1. Thank you SO much Laura! I'm an impatient person, so it's been a nerve-raking process, but I'm really enjoying it! And I couldn't have made this blog what it is now without Rebecca for sure. She's a blessing. I know you feel me on that. :)

  2. Congratulations!! ~xx
    wishing you the best...

    1. Thank you April! Celebrate the small victories as well as the big ones. :)

  3. Hi Abbey, Wow congrats on the success!!! Happy Dance!!! :)
    Sending best wishes from your newest follower!

    1. Thank you for the congrats Kamara and welcome! I'm so glad you stopped by!