Sunday, August 1, 2010

Shop open! and other blog-podgery

" Pagoda II and Simplici-T hoops" NEW! designs for Fall
by: T. Allen-Mercado for Pretty in Peace

Pretty in Peace is open for business, and I'm quite excited. My World Traveler necklace has already booked a trip to its final destination: Oregon, in exchange for a much needed light box! Gotta love a well-timed barter as it's been quite overcast in the desert lately.

I made the move to Big Cartel, barring a few bouts with HTML hell, so far so good. I love the clean look and strictly business aesthetic of the host site, but what really won me over was the zoom feature. You must visit the shop and zoom in on something -really, you must!

In other unrelated news, school has come down to one final exam for this session and thus far, I'm holding steady at a 4.0! Admittedly, with a lot less ease than I had in my youth. My ability to retain information has certainly taken a backseat to short term concerns like feeding the kids, remembering to turn the stove off after feeding said kids, and/or staving off personal hygiene/grooming transgressions like putting lotion on both feet before heading outdoors. Uh, yeah... don't ask.

And, uh let's see what else...Oh! We're on vacation this week, and it's raining here in Northern Arizona, so I'll be making my rounds to visit all of you who continued to stand by me as I struggled to find the time to keep this blog afloat. I even made a few new followers, now that's pretty awesome for a blog-slacker, don't
you think? Y'all rock!



Sherry Goodloe said...

Ooooh, gotta love that zoom feature! Nice . . . very nice.

Have a nice vacation and congratulations on holding down that 4.0 :)

fly tie said...

ha! i feel the same about my favebook page. big time slacker, but new followers.

yay! for 4.0!

you're new shop is so pretty! (in peace..ha!)

and the new look of your designs is amazing!


ok...zooming in...

Tourmaline2777 said...

Your shop is lovely! And kudos for keeping up a 4.0!

Emma's Mom said...

I zoomed, I zoomed! Pretty great friend. Congrats on kicking some academic butt. My entire college career was on short term memory, lol. Family and well... life, just takes front and center to academics, at least it did for me. But amazingly, we manage to shine in all arenas. Work it wonder-woman!

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

I am lovin the new pieces. I've got you bookmarked:)

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the new shop!! It's gorgeous. I've heard good things about Big Cartel...maybe somedau...I thought of you the other you keep blogging and do so well. I've struggled and sort of puttered out at this point. I admire that you've kept inspires me as I consider what to do with my blog!

Nice job on the grades!!

My @ tha Hotness said...

Congratulations on the launch!!! Everything looks great.

Sherry said...

How fuuny, the zoom is what hooked me too, but it's the awesome SEO that keeps me there. I love it. I've had a shop since Sept. 2008.


Kathy said...

What a great looking shop. Your pictures are amazing. Good luck with it!

Jewelry Rockstar said...

oh shit!, Tameka's coming down the driveway. I didn't put anything out for since you might be visiting. I need to get over there (all my sites) and make some lemonade, change the sheets, dust and shit (and post some new stuff).

courtney said...

i LOVE your shop! (and i couldnt agree more re: big cartel.)

Lizzie said...

these are all so beautiful (and so nicely photographed as well). congratulations on the shop!

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