Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Name That Necklace!

My first contest and I'm so excited! This necklace has told me it needs a name, but I need help coming up with one. From now through March 31st, 2009, name this necklace for a chance to win $25 worth of Wednesday Night Accessories merchandise on my Etsy shop. The winning necklace name will be used to advertise the necklace on Etsy.

Here's how it works - Send me an e mail at Amy.WNA@gmail.com with your name and necklace name. I will post here and e mail the winner. Get your jewelry loving friends and family to enter as well, the more the merrier!

Good luck to all! Only one entry per person please :D

Monday, March 23, 2009

Too Legit to Quit

Tuesday I am going to see a small business lawyer/accountant about getting my tax ID back and how to legitimize and protect Wednesday Night Accessories. There is a new act, Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, that seems very strict and complicated, so I will need help wading through the legalese. I am nervous about the whole thing, but very excited at the same time. Even if WNA does not go much further than it is now, at least I don't have to feel like I am being dishonest. I haven't sold a thing on etsy, the one sale that shows up is a trade, but it's more the craft shows I am looking to do that have me hung up, It will feel nice not to worry about what I'm doing wrong, just focus on what I am doing right ;)

Listening To: VNV Nation - Further, Burning Empires

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Size Matters (or does it)

I'm not promoting Godzilla, nor am I hawking Enzyte, although I did have a Bob moment when Portillo's made their jumbo hot dogs even more jumbo (yum). I am trying to figure out as a general rule if women like their necklaces shorter or longer. I personally like them short. My favorite look is a scoop neck blouse and a necklace with a big pendant laying on my chest. Of course I've always loved the turtleneck with the long necklace too, but I don't seem to do well in turtlenecks. So I'm wondering what you ladies are looking for. Are you a long necklace girl, or only in the winter, do you like chokers, princess length, etc? And for the men, when you notice women's jewelry, what do you notice most?

Pictures coming soon, I promise :D

Listening To: Stellamara - Szerelem, The Seven Valleys

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hobby Lobby (and Bankruptcy) Here I Come!

My husband, James, like many of us, is facing lay offs with his company. He may find himself dodging the bullet, under the radar, among the survivors, or whatever phrase you want to use for being able to keep his job. In the meantime, I am trying to gather applications. I say trying as the few places Ive gone to have all said they are out of applications. One such place is Hobby Lobby. This would be my absolute first choice in retail, where I think I can find something faster and I might not have to explain away my 5 year absence from the work force. I'm sure you can guess my problem with working at Hobby Lobby, and that is my potential lack of take home pay. I mean, does a recovering alcoholic take a job as a bartender, does someone that attends gambling addiction meetings choose to live next to the casino?

So would you want to work in an environment where the temptation to spend your paycheck is a reality, or would you be happy enough to have a job you could enjoy and sock your money away like you are supposed to? ;)

Listening To: System of a Down - Radio Video, Mesmerize