Etsy vs. eBay?

As I’m sure it’s listed somewhere on this site, I have a vintage resale shop powered through eBay named Pink Laurel Vintage. I started it when I was working from home as a way to suplement my income as a freelance designer. It actually started taking up as much or more of my time so it’s safe to say I’ve dedicated some very long hours to this shop.   Recently I realized just how many more hours by getting a new job that … Read more…

Thumbnails! Just a piece of (not so) tasty cake! [UPDATED]

Finally! A Facebook Thumbnail!

I spent a good part of my weekend trying and trying to get shared links to show something, anything other than the icons in the right column as thumbnails. After countless widget downloads, snippet pasting, and failed cold coding… I finally did it! Well, me and my friend Google Search. And to think all it took was: <!– Start of Facebook Meta Tags by shailan (http://shailan.com) –>     <meta property=”og:title” content=”Introducing dropdown menu effects” />     <meta property=”og:type” content=”article” />     <meta property=”og:url” … Read more…

I’m a guest blogger!

Laura's closet

As you may know, I am employed at the OU in the College of Liberal Studies. Our focus is mostly older, “nontraditional” students with full time jobs and families and generally more going on than an average 19-year-old. So many students are either far away or just too busy to be part of a traditional college experience and it can sometimes be a real challenge to keep them motivated and feel involved in a community they may not physically ever be a … Read more…

Beverage-Induced Site Build > Regular Site Build

Lindemans Pêche Lambic - Fruit Beer

This site is starting to look a lot like a site for a real designer now. That’s exactly the direction I was hoping it would go. Sometimes I get lost in the details and though those details add tiny bits of excitement to my projects, they rarely actually add much content. To avoid focusing on those before I get all my content up, I think I will try to glaze over the small, editable details for now with the help of a glass of … Read more…

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it or leave it and add all sorts of words in various colors to make it look a bit more interesting and test colors in your pallet but mostly to bother your husband who hates multi-color text, then start blogging! NOTE: This was the default post and was slated for removal before Jeremiah said how terrible it was. I was considering leaving it to pad my post library… now it’s just to bother … Read more…