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I'm thrilled to share that I recently had 2 of my treasuries grace the ever elusive Etsy front page! My fern inspired "On the Forest Floor" went up on Sunday morning and then this afternoon on my way home from work "Spring Cleaning" went up. Yay!!

This totally made my day, I had a lousy time at work today which isn't usually the case but when it is bad it is awful.... so seeing my list up front and center and these awesome artists getting some exposure made my day!

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Today has been a long and hectic Monday and in the midst of it all somewhere between teaching 6th grade and catching the metro north train home I turned 32 years old. I'm not sure what I have to say about that, I don't mind that I'm 32 and I don't feel like I'm 32 but eh, I turned 32.

The cool bits of my day have been a planned and choreographed surprise happy birthday singing by a group of lovely students and the well wishes of friends both far and near. However the most surprising to me were random well wishes I received through people I didn't really know or have a relationship with on Etsy.

This is my first birthday on Etsy and not only do they put that cool happy birthday message at the top of your page for you, but you are listed here: http://www.etsy.com/birthdays.php

So cool! Etsy is always full of fun little applications. The best part though were the messages I received and the cool shops I then discovered. A couple that stood out were Marcy from signsofmylife She makes awesome original artistic signs and lettered art.

Another out of the blue heart felt convo came from Carrie Sue of Pretty Fickle. Check out her shop! Isn't this dream worthy?

Anyhow, it has been a long day and I am going to go have a slice of birthday cake!

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I am up bright and early on a foggy friday, hoping to get some work done before a certain 11.5 month old wakes up. Before having Wren I treasured my sleep, I needed my sleep. I wasn't one of those people who could function with less then 8 hours. Now, I forgo sleep all the time in order to get stuff done. I wonder if eventually I'll just collapse and wake up a year later.....

I had such an incredible day yesterday in Etsy land - I was in 2 front page treasuries!!! Wowzers.

The first one was by Alyanna and the 2nd was by Kodomo. Doesn't Kodomo have the cutest shop?

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I've decided to move my attempt at blogging over from wordpress to blogspot. I'm sure wordpress is great and easy to use for many people however I find I am low on time and patience lately, so here I am.

For my first blog post on this new blog I thought I'd share some funny pictures.

I often receive comments from people about what an excellent model baby Wren is, how patient and happy she is. Well, as you can imagine photographing a near 1 year old and having her sit still and show the design on the t-shirt is quite challenging.

Here are some of the behind the scenes shots - enjoy!

Originally uploaded by WrenWillow

Originally uploaded by WrenWillow

Originally uploaded by WrenWillow

Originally uploaded by WrenWillow

Originally uploaded by WrenWillow

Originally uploaded by WrenWillow

Originally uploaded by WrenWillow