Caravan Sonnet

2/18/17

Opening an Etsy Shop -What You Really Need to Know

Before I opened my Etsy shop, December Caravan, in 2013 I read every single book and website article I could get my hands on to help make my store, an "Etsy success". The reading helped a ton, but I have also been learning a lot of things along the way! In this last year alone I have changed a lot of things with my shop and have continued to learn and grow as an Etsy shop owner.

I receive a lot of emails asking me for some Etsy advice in general. I am still learning, but I hope that this post will help other aspiring Etsy Shop owners!! So today I wanted to share some tips on opening an Etsy shop and what you REALLY need to know! Here are some thoughts (in no particular order):

(1) Take Time to Decide Your Shop Name
There are a lot of different theories about how to choose a shop name but at the end of the day this is your shop. It is going to be with you for a long time and you will want it to be something that you can "grow" with. 

While Etsy does allow you to appeal to change your shop name at a later date you will have to let people know about this change and you will potentially need to change your social media handles if you have matched them to your shop, not to mention any business cards or marketing that you have done elsewhere. Take your time to choose your name! Some people think that you need to have a name that "fits" your products, while others believe that is not necessary. My best advice is to do what feels right for you. (You can read the story behind the name for my shop, December Caravan HERE!)

(2) Do your Research Ahead of Time
Whether you are interested in starting to create an item to sell or you have been selling to friends and family for a long time and now want to take the "plunge" into opening a shop, take time to do your research. The fortunate thing is that it is very easy to open a shop on Etsy and list things. The unfortunate thing is that it doesn't mean it will sell. 

Take time to do research so that you will be successful. Think through whether or not there is a demand for your product, whether or not you will be introducing something "new" to the world, etc. If you aren't sure about some of these things, take time to develop your business strategy. 

(3) Study the "Quick Start Essential List" 
Etsy how has a "quick start essential list" that they didn't have when I first started my Etsy shop. This can be a wonderful and helpful tool at the beginning of your journey! (You can find it by clicking HERE!)

(4) Take Quality Pictures that Represent Your Products
Taking quality photos that represent your handmade products takes lots of time! As an amateur photographer, this is a fun and creative part of the handmade process for me, but for some creatives this can be frustrating and annoying. The hard part of selling on-line is that you must convey in your pictures how wonderful your handmade item is. Your goal in your photography is to be the thing that "draws" people in. You have to convey the "feel" of it, the details, the "tone", etc. 

Recognize that you are competing with brick and mortar stores where people can touch and look through the things they are interested in. You want your photography to represent your items well. Honestly, it is better to have 5 items for sale with excellent photography than 100 items with poor photography. 

Make sure that your pictures represent your products. When I first started on Etsy I thought that I should do all of my products with a "white light background". I did this at first and the realized that my shop is for those who love and live with their handmade items. I started taking pictures outside, in different areas, etc. This has worked extremely well for me, especially with wholesale orders. Find what works for you and own it!

(5) Brand your shop
Take the time to figure out branding for your shop. Honestly I went through three different business cards before my current branding which I loveTake the time to really develop your look and style so that you have a cohesive brand. 

(6) Understand that running an Etsy shop is hard work
When I first opened my shop I thought that it would be easier than it is. Honestly, it has been one of the hardest business ventures that I have ever done. I love my job though and at this stage and season in my life, this allows me to work from home while I am fighting for my health. But that doesn't mean that it isn't an incredible amount of hard work! Every single day (even if it is just from my bed on rough treatment days) I work at least 6 hours on orders, on new products, on marketing, on instagram sales, etc. It takes a ton of work but I absolutely love it. Really consider this aspect as you plan for your shop if you want to be successful in this venue. 

(7) Set specific goals 
When I first started my shop I didn't do this as well as I needed to. I was so excited to have opened my shop that I just spent time creating and posting and trying to market. I have now learned how important it is to set goals for your shop. Take the time to set yearly goals, quarterly goals, and monthly goals. BELIEVE me you will be so thankful that you did!

(8) Take time to list and describe your products well
It can be exciting to open a shop and just want to "dive" on in. Take the time (just like with the photography) to write out interesting, captivating, and detailed descriptions of your product! This will definitely help you as you continue!

I hope these tips have been helpful! And guess what? Did you notice that in the picture above I have at the bottom something called "Caravan Sonnet School"? Well I am so excited to announce that in the next couple of months I will be offering courses through a school called "Caravan Sonnet School" on Teachable. The mission of the school is: "a place to nourish the soul, encourage the love of living a creative life, and to find resources to live your dreams". Stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come!!

Happy Saturday friends!

2/17/17

Dreaming of Spring and Summer Fashion and Sharing an Amazing Sale

Today for this Fashion Friday post, I am excited to share with y'all some fun pieces that I have found (for extremely cheap!) on the SheIn website. I am totally dreaming of Spring and Summer so a lot of pieces are for the upcoming months, and I hope that you enjoy them! 

I do want to share too that there is an AMAZING sale going on right now with SheIn that ends in the next couple of days and lots of items are starting at exceptionally low prices plus you can receive $3.00 off your total!! Want to check out the sale? Click HERE!

Starting off with some "mild winter" pieces (especially for those of us freezing on the East Coast *smiles*) Here are a few pieces that I thought were really cute, especially for the price:
This off-the shoulder sweater comes in a variety of different colors and is just $10.00. The sweater is said to have a bit of stretch to it but the reviews say that it runs true to size. It is available in sizes Small through xxxlarge. 

I really love this Navy Top with the Lace. I ordered a short sleeve version in pink last year from SheIn and wore it on one of the shore excursions on the Royal Caribbean Cruise that I went on in November (you can see it HERE). I like the long-sleeve version and think that it might be cute under a jacket. This shirt is $9.00 right now, comes in size xsmall through large and you can find it in the long-sleeved t-shirts HERE
But after looking at a few "wintery pieces" I quickly turned to Spring and Summer items. I am totally dreaming of spring and summer and warm weather lately (I think it is the recent winter snow storm that has me dreaming of tropical locations *smiles*) and this above top was so adorable at SheIn. For us taller gals, it looks a bit short, but it is so cute, especially for you petite ladies. It is $15.00, and comes in sizes xsmall through large. Another version of a white lace top... 
This off the shoulder shirt looks adorable for summertime and is a couple of dollars cheaper than the above top, retailing at $13.00. It comes in sizes small through x-large. 
This top has a boho feel to it which is so cute, but it is the back that I really fell in love with:
This top is on sale right now for $22 and also comes in a royal blue version. Both colors have sizes xsmall through large as options. 

Looking for a dress? There were some cute dresses that I found on the site for a pretty good price:
I thought this dress was cute and adorable and a sweet Spring to Summer transition dress. The one part that makes me hesitate is how low the lace in the front goes down. Any thoughts?
This white dress just screamed summer to me and I could totally see using this as a cover up. It comes in sizes large and x-large and is on sale for $24.00. 
This floral dress I purchased last year to wear on the Disney Cruise with my sister but didn't have a chance. I can't wait for warmer days to enjoy this dress! It is a favorite on the SheIn site with lots of positive reviews and comes in sizes small through xxlarge. It is on sale right now for $25.00! You can find it in the Fashion Dresses section! 

Want to check out these items and others from SheIn? Click HERE

What about y'all? Any Spring or Summer fashion finds you are dreaming about? Did y'all see in my Monday post about the Virginia Dare Dress Company? I seriously can not wait until it launches because I love all of her designs! Happy Friday friends! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!

2/15/17

From Hope Valley Devotionals (Three)

Listening to Elizabeth's journal entry in this precious episode at the end of season one, I am immediately struck by the wisdom that she is sharing. So many times in our lives we are tempted to move or run away to a new place if our circumstances are not exactly how we envisioned them more than resolving that we will stick through the storms of life and plant and bloom where the Lord calls us to be, looking for the happiness that can await us.

Several years ago my life changed radically due to severe health issues. I went from being a very independent, social, and active young woman who enjoyed working in a job that I loved as a high school teacher, having a busy social life filled with people I lovingly referred to as "my tribe", enjoying a volunteer schedule in my community to becoming primarily bedridden in my parents home (in a different state). It was incredibly difficult and at the beginning there wasn't a day that didn't go by that was spent more in tears than in laughter. I deeply struggled with scripture talking about contentment as I was unsure how this new life that I found myself in could be anything but sorrowful, stressful, and full of grief. I wept deeply and longed for the days where my life would return to "normal". 

I was assured by many people, including my main medical doctor at the time, that this was a brief season in life and I would soon be back to my previous life. Unfortunately the days spread into weeks and months as my health continued to decline and my life became about survival and finding answers. I longed to be in a different place- physically in my body and emotionally longing for the life that I had before.

When several correct diagnosis' finally came, my life took a different turn as the past four years have been about fighting for my health. In many ways there are such minor improvements in my health that looking in from the outside no one would notice much and yet what has changed is finding joy and grace despite this very difficult situation. I have found the truth of Elizabeth's words that there is a beauty in resolving to stay (emotionally or physically) as long as the Lord calls you to a specific place and in recognizing that life holds a mixture of sadness, wonderment, hope and joy.

My heart goes out to each of you who may long for a different place to call your home. I weep with you, because my heart well understands where you are at. Truly, I do. For those of you who are struggling deeply with this area, I wish that I could sit down with you for coffee or tea and just listen to your story and give you a gentle hug of encouragement. I can't imagine the hard roads that some of you are walking. 

My mama has done this with me often... sat down, held my hand, and given me the space to cry and process the longing of wanting to be in a different place or season. Years ago my mom shared with me about a difficult season in her own life when I was a child. Specifically she shared how difficult it was to live in one house and neighborhood that I spent the first nine years of my life in. I was shocked to learn this because I had never suspected this at any point in my life. My mom was always so joyful in that living arrangement and as far as I had ever known she had not survived, but thrived in that space.

One afternoon when I was weeping about my circumstances, my mom tenderly explained all of the things that made that living arrangement a difficult place to live. She explained difficult circumstances with neighbors, inconsiderate situations that happened, the difficulty in the design of the home being extremely small for a growing (and tall!) family of five, her dreams of a garden that she did not have the finances or space for, the lack of supportive friends as they lived farther away, the difficulty of having one car, and the lack of a neighborhood community that both of my parents longed for. There were no financial resources to change things in the home or move and as she continued to talk she listed many other things. 

For the first time my mom expressed how difficult it was for her as a young wife and mom especially since they had moved from an idyllic situation with a beautiful big farmhouse that she adored with lots of space, a huge garden, quiet surroundings that allowed her babies to sleep easily, the beautiful layout of the spacious house that allowed a family to comfortable grow, and the easy access and location to their church and to their friends, even without a second car. 

My mouth literally dropped open as she talked because I was stunned that the life that she had before my childhood home was her dream house and situation, not the one that I had grown up in. I immediately asked her what her secret was to being so joyful in the situation that she was in as I had never once ever suspected that my mom was anything less than completely content in her life. 

Her reply was simple and yet profound as she said, "Jesus. Simply Jesus. I turned my eyes off the circumstances that I couldn't change and loathed and onto the One who loves me more than life. I resolved to find the joy there in that situation, no matter what the circumstances were to the contrary." And then she continued and gently said, "Rebecca, if you can't find contentment and happiness where you currently find yourself, you will never find it in a different set of circumstances."

My mom is my hero. She resolved to make her home where she was at and grew and flourished there. She worked at memorizing scripture to encourage her heart, spent hours in prayer, played inspirational music, and most of all learned to laugh at the things that would have made her cry (Proverbs 31:25). She and my dad consistently modeled a life-style of reaching out to their neighbors, embracing the community that God had put them in with love and practicality, and grew to understand and know the hearts of those whom they shared the street and neighborhood with. Over the years they embraced an elderly widow whose children lived far away, gathering her lonely heart into our family so much so that I believed she was a second grandmother. It took days upon days and years, but my mom intentionally and lovingly got to know each of our neighbors and the broken and the weary that surrounded us, opening our home to be a refuge for those who were hurting, and showed us by her actions how to open our hearts to everyone that crossed our paths. 

Throughout my life I have seen my mom consistently model this same trust and surrender to the Lord. Several decades after the little house season, I now again marvel at watching my mom resolve to find joy and contentment in her situation and surroundings. For the past four years she has tirelessly sacrificed any of her desires and dreams to help me get better. She retired early from a job that she loved, has cooked hundreds of meals, taken me to every doctors appointment (even the ones across the country and in Canada), has sat in countless uncomfortable hospital chairs, wiped away my tears, held my hair back as I have been sick time and time again, and has whispered constant hope and truth to me every single day. She has delighted in serving behind the scenes and has never once complained. 
For the past two years we have lived 20 hours away from my parents home and with my grandmother in her tiny home so that I could receive treatments in my fight for my health. My parents have sacrificed deeply, giving up their home for this time period, moving away from their community and their other children, sleeping on an air mattress in the living room, and everyday I see her ask nothing for herself, but instead has joyfully served her family. My mom has given up the ease of living in her own home and space and has never complained once. My mom has sacrificed in small and big ways and I have once again marveled at the way that there has never had a cross word or a word of complaint about our current situation. Her love and focus on the Lord and not our circumstances has changed me in the best way possible. She continues to live out the principle from the small house long ago... a life found in the joy of the One that she loves the most. 

Dear friends, no matter what circumstances you find yourself in- maybe like myself you are struggling with physical limitations or maybe like my mom you are a mama who longs for a different place or maybe you are someone dreaming and longing for a spouse, a child, a new job, a new home, a broken relationship healed, or countless other things, find courage. 

C.S. Lewis once said, "Courage, dear heart" and my heart longs for you to fight for for this. Fight for the bravery to find joy and resolve in where the Lord has placed you. Fight the temptation to be drawn into a life of comparison of what the highlight reel of others on social media looks like and pray for the wisdom to find why the Lord has called you to where He has. Spend the time that you would spend wishing for a different set of circumstances crying out to the Lord for wisdom on why He has placed you where He has and find the joy in His presence alone. Focus on Him. Focus on who He is and surround yourself with His love and His faithfulness. Memorize and meditate on scripture. Build your house- physically and emotionally and plant gardens as you find joy in the One who loves you more than life. 

And on the days you want to curl up in a ball and cry and weep from despair know that He will carry you (Psalm 68:19). The Lord is with you sweet friend. You are not alone. You are not forgotten. May you be blessed by the Lord as you embark on this courageous act of resolving to stay, as Elizabeth did, emotionally and physically. I am cheering you on and praying for you. 

"Those who cry while they plant will joyfully sing while they harvest."
-Psalm 126:5-

"Build homes, plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce."
-Jeremiah 29:5-
*Please note that the quotes used in these weekly devotionals are the sole intellectual property of Hallmark Channel, WCTH, & Crown Media, LLC. These on-line posts are in no way supported, endorsed or affiliated with WCTH, Hallmark Channel, or Crown Media. They are simply encouragement inspired by Janette Oke and this precious show.*

2/14/17

5 Romantic Trips to Plan and Take

Happy Valentine's Day friends! Today for my "travel Tuesday" post I am dreaming about romantic trips to take with my future love, not just on Valentine's Day but all throughout the year. As I have been thinking and dreaming I wanted to share about five romantic trips to plan and take. 
{one} A Trip to the Caribbean or Bahamas
If you love the warmer weather and love white sandy beaches, then a trip to the Caribbean is a perfect romantic trip for you to take. The beautiful part is that there are literally all different options on how you could plan this trip. 
If you love cruising like I do, then a cruise could be a wonderful option for you. A cruise to the Caribbean or Bahamas gives you a wonderful option to do even a quick weekend trip if you are short on time. I have simply been amazed at the two different times (once on Royal Caribbean and once on Disney) I have done a quick weekend cruise how relaxed and rejuvinated and refreshed I feel. 
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa 
If you aren't into cruising, then you could consider doing an inclusive resort stay with a company like Sandals. I have personally never been to one before but have dear friends who have been (and have even taken their kiddos) and have simply loved their experiences. I was looking through the Sandals website and was blown away by all of the different options there are (even outside the Caribbean and Bahamas) but saw these above pictures for the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa(which is a dream destination of mine to visit) and immediately fell in love. If you are looking for other resorts in the Caribbean or Bahamas there are tons including: 

{two} A Trip to Italy
I loved visiting Europe years ago and have always dreamed of going back, especially to parts of Italy that I didn't get to see. One of those places is Venice (as seen above) but there are so many parts of Europe that I want to see that it is fun to dream about all different trips you could take.

One of the things that has been fun to discover as I have been dreaming of different trips is the Rail Europe system, specifically the Eurail Italy Pass.
This pass would let you see all different parts of the country by train. But again, all of Europe looks delightful, so thankfully if you are interested in any sight in Europe you could explore the website and custom your trip to your preferences. 
{three} A Trip to Hawaii
Will y'all laugh if I say that I pretty much fell in love with Hawaii when I was little when I saw the Brady Bunch visit there? But seriously a trip to Hawaii always sounds lovely and romantic. With several islands to choose from with different opportunities on each, you will always have lots of options. 
{four} A Trip to Finland to Sleep Under the Northern Lights
I came across the Kakslauttanen Resort (as seen in the picture above) on Pinterest a while ago and immediately fell in love. Seriously, how amazing does this look??
{five} A Trip to Lake Louise, Canada
The minute that I saw pictures of Lake Louise on Pinterest, I fell in love with the beauty which is gorgeous in the winter, but also breathtakingly gorgeous other times of the year.
This is definitely a place that I want to visit and I have been told by friends that staying at the Fairmont Resort at Lake Louise is fabulous. 

What about you? What are romantic trips that you would recommend taking? Any trips that you are planning? I would love to hear because at the end of the day, I believe that the most romantic part of any trip is who you are with. I hope that today you are surrounded by lots of love and joy sweet friends as you travel this beautiful journey of life. Happy Valentine's Day again friends!

2/13/17

Monday Inspiration and Encouragement {Volume One}

For a while now I have had a dream of sharing some Monday inspiration and encouragement on the blog. Life is hard and I know full well that in the difficult times it can be hard to find inspiration, so starting today I plan to routinely share with y'all different things that I have found to be really inspiring and encouraging from all different genres and hope that it will encourage and inspire you for your week! 
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{one} I recently discovered Honey of a Thousand Flowers website and journal and pretty much fell in love instantly. You will too as you swoon over the gorgeous pictures, like this post here. Simply lovely to look at and read through.


{two} I am going to preface this by saying that I love ice skating and this was one of THE most moving performances that I have ever seen. I was absolutely inspired by the hard work, the story behind this performance, and the way that it was "outside the box". Thank you Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres for a beautiful performance that truly brought me to tears. It was stunning.  


{three} My amazing friend, Blythe, wrote a beautiful post on joining the journey of those who are hurting. As always, her words are absolutely amazing and have challenged and encouraged me. You can find her post, Joining the Journey, on the Mundane Faithfulness website HERE. It is simply lovely. 

{four} I ordered "I Said Yes" by Emily Maynard Johnson off of Amazon and received it last week. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from this book and really went into it with an open mind. Y'all, it was sweetly written, incredibly vulnerable and honest, and was inspiring. If you haven't read it yet and are looking for a sweet and easy read, I definitely recommend it and you can find it HERE.

{five} I think it must be all of the snow that we received in the last 24 hours have has me dreaming of southern places to visit this Monday afternoon. And let us be real... dreaming of travel is always inspiring. Being from the south, I have always loved visiting The Biltmore. If y'all haven't visited this is a wonderful time to visit as The Biltmore offers the lowest ticket prices this time of year. You can find out more and purchase tickets HERE (where they will be $15-$25 off!)
{six} I have been overwhelmed (in the best way possible!) by the response to The Novel Garden Subscription Crate. Thank you so much for your love, support, and joy for this project and for your encouragement and inspiration. 
{seven} Finally, y'all know that know me know that I am a "girly-girl" to the hilt and love and adore dresses. So imagine my delight at discovering the Virginia Dare Dress Company. Y'all, I watched the above video and felt my spirit say, "thank you".  I then read an interview with Rebekah (you can find it HERE) and her words really resonated with me. She said, "Start investing in people, and love them well. Your ideas won’t get very far without them, and learning how to make a difference in people’s lives is just as important as learning the industry you want to make a difference in." So SO true. 

Seriously, I just want to give Rebekah a big hug, sip tea and create art with her, and then wear every single one of her dresses. Friends, watch the video and then follow along with the journey of Virginia Dare Dress Company on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.


I hope that you are inspired and encouraged by these seven things on this Monday afternoon! What about you? What is inspiring you recently? 

10 More Things to Pray for Your (Future) Husband

 I have mentioned many times here on the blog that I pray for my future husband on a regular basis. I try to spend time each day praying for him, knowing that when I am married to him that I will want to make prayer a regular part of my life with my husband and for my husband. One of the things that I get asked repeatedly is what exactly I pray for my future husband so I have shared in the past a post on 10 Things to Pray for Your (Future) Husband which can be found HERE. I also have shared 10 Things I Pray for Myself as a (Future) Wife which can be found HERE

Today I wanted to share 10 more things that you can pray for your (future) husband. If you are married I highly encourage you to pray for your husband and if you are single or engaged, I encourage you to start praying for your future husband starting now!

(One) I pray that my future husband would have a hunger for God's word, a passion to know Christ above anything and anyone else.

(Two) I pray that my future husband would have big and daring dreams to change the world for Christ. I pray that he will not be content to just accept the world the way that it is, but have a passion for a calling that is uniquely His. 

(Three) I pray that my future husband would dream big dreams and attempt big things for God, but also have the unique understanding on how to love the people that are placed in front of him. That he would have a genuine understanding of Mother Theresa saying, "Want to change the world? Go home and love your family". 

(Four) I pray that my husband would be filled with joy. I pray that he would know the love of Christ so intimately and that he is filled with strength and dignity so that he can laugh at the days to come (Proverbs 31:25) because his ultimate source of peace is found solely in God.

(Five) I pray that my future husband is delivered from any trials that he is currently going through. I pray that the Lord would write a redemptive story out of any circumstance that he is going through.

(Six) I pray that my husband would have great discernment that comes from knowing Jesus Christ. I pray that he would consult God before anything and anyone else and pray for wisdom for each and every decision that he is facing whether it be small or big. 

(Seven) I pray that even now the Lord is developing him to be an excellent father to our future children. I pray that he would have a heart for raising up men and women who love the Lord more than anything else, that he would develop patience and laughter, and that he would have a heart for the orphan.

(Eight) I pray that my husband would be protected... protected physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

(Nine) I pray that even now the Lord would be preparing his heart for me alone. That our hearts would be joined together by God, the tapestry for this being woven right now as we pray and wait for each other. 

(TenI pray that my future husband would be a man of prayer. I pray that this will be a hallmark and benchmark of his life, understanding the importance and necessity of prayer.

Are there any specific prayers that you pray for your future spouse? I would love to hear what things you pray for!

2/11/17

The Novel Garden Affiliate Program

Today I am so excited to share about The Novel Garden Affiliate Program! I was so overwhelmed and blessed by the messages that I have received of support for this special new project that I have started. If you missed the announcement and the story behind The Novel Garden, you can read more about it HERE. I am looking for bloggers, social media influencers, and everyone who may be interested in supporting this project to join the affiliate program! Here are the details:



How will this work?
If you are chosen to be an affiliate member you will receive a special discount coupon code (10% off) for your community. Any time that someone uses this discount code you will receive reward points which will be paid out in cash each month. You will receive 5% of the total sales of those who used your coupon for the month and you will be paid on the 1st of the following month.

Please note that in order to gain rewards your special coupon must be used.
 How will I be paid?
Please see above.

Please note that because this subscription box does not hit a tax threshold at this time you will not need to fill out any tax forms. If this changes in the future you will be contacted immediately.
Are there any additional benefits?
In addition to receiving the 5% from referrals, affiliates will receive the quarterly subscription box of their choice*.

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25 subscription placements from those who have signed up for a crate with The Novel Garden using your coupon
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200+ subscription placements from those who have signed up for a crate with The Novel Garden using your coupon
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