It's a great month for Tizzalicious, press wise! Another pair of our earrings is mentioned in a Dutch magazine this week: Tina. Tina is a comic for girls, aged 6 to 14.
Tina & I sure have some history together: I used to read Tina when I was younger. Not only did I have a subscription to it, I also read years and years worth of old copies we found when collecting papers for recycling.
When I was a little older (16 or so) I worked as a delivery girl for a while. Of all the different magazines I delivered Tina was one of the ones with the most subscribers. So you can imagine that being featured in Tina was a squeeeee moment for me!
DaWanda is a European based shopping platform for handmade products. Every wednesday I pick one of my favorite DaWanda sellers, and share some of there items with you. This week I picked Trendiris. Her colorful clutches make me long for spring!
It was a week filled with excitement last week! Not only did I become an aunt (as I mentioned yesterday), but my shop was also mentioned in Flow magazine! I love Flow, and I'm a subscriber, so you can imagine how I happy I am with this mention!
Hi! Yikes, I haven't blogged all month! I have a good excuse though. Tizzalicious was featured in a webshop pocket that came with Flair magazine (Belgian edition) at the end of December, and orders kept coming in ever since! January is usually a bit slow (or at least it feels like that, compared to December), but this year it felt like December never ended.
I am so excited about the mention! I was mentioned in a magazine before, but they made a mistake with my name then, so this is the first real magazine mention. Squeee!
Number of books read: 69 Number of movies watched: 93 I wish I had sales numbers too, but I am a little too lazy to calculate those now, so let's just continue with my December stats:
Books I finished:
1. Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein
2. Harry Potter & The Philosophers' Stone - J.K. Rowling
3. Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
4. Sense & Sensibility & Seamonsters - Ben. H. Winters & Jane Austen
Watching all those Harry Potter movies last month got me in the mood to re-read the books!
Movies I watched:
1. Above The Law
2. Hard To Kill
3. The Glimmer Man
5. Kindergarden Cop
6. Thank You For Smoking
7. Home Alone
8. Dark City
Home Alone & Gremlins are Christmas must-sees. All the weird Steven Seagal movies are Mr.Licious' fault, he brought them all to his parents when we stayed there for the Holidays.
Purchase Of The Month: My Macbook Pro, of course! TV Show Of The Month: Vampire Diaries. I finished watching all available Glee, Gossip Girl & True Blood episodes, so I started a (for me) new series. I almost finished season by now. Food Of The Month: Chocolate. I don't know what's going on, but I am craving it all the time. Weather Of The Month: Still a whole lot of snow! Happiness Of The Month: I am still doing great migraine wise. This is definitely the best I have felt for years! Excitement Of The Month: Being featured in a web shop pocket that came with Flair Magazine. It's a huge Belgium magazine, and am getting a whole lot of orders from readers! Items sold on Tizzalicious.com: 55 Items sold on Tizzalicious.etsy: 38 Items sold on Tizzalicious.dawanda: 122 Total items sold this month: 215
I was blown away by the number of things I sold this month! November was a little better for Tizzalicious.com & Tizzalicious.nl, which is probably due to the fact that I mostly sell to Dutch & Belgian people there, and we celebrate "Sinterklaas" on December 5th, which means shopping for gifts in November.
Overall I sold more than in November though, and compared to December last year my sales doubled! Last December I sold 105 items.
My goals for December were:
♥ Get through the crazy Holiday season stress free (businesswise, I don't stress for the festivities!)
♥ Play around with my new Macbook, and make all my files & administration work on it
♥ Close the shop for the Holidays and relax & have fun!
Goal 1 & 3 were a success, but I have had some problems with the Macbook (the colors are way off), so I can't really use it for the shop yet, need to get that fixed soon!
DaWanda is a European based shopping platform for handmade products. Every wednesday I pick one of my favorite DaWanda sellers, and share some of there items with you. This week I picked Alberto's Family.
I especially love the "You Don't Need Money To Be Happy" postcard. It reminds me of trips to the mall with my mom when I was little. The C&A at the mall in our hometown has (it's still there, over 20 years later!) a horse next to the entrance, and even though my mom would never give us any money to make it move, my sister and I always climbed on it and had fun.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a fantastic & relaxing time during the Holidays. My time spent with Mr.Licious family was great and filled with:
♥ Walking around in PJ pants. Mr.Licious' mom (Mother-in-lawicious?) bought us all matching PJ pants, which was hilarious, and a great excuse to walk around in comfy PJ pants all week. I loved it.
♥ Loving the Christmas decorations around the house
This cutie belongs to Mr.Licious mom. Isn't she adorable?
I have a nutcracker obsession. A shop near here sold pink ones last year, and I soooo regret not buying one!
♥ Eating cake from vintage paper plates!
Can you believe those plates? Mr.Licious' parents recently moved in to his grandparents old house, and they started using things that his grandmother saved for years. Can you imagine my squeelevels (???) when we got cake served on these vintage paper plates? They must be so rare, I mean, who saves paper plates, right? I am glad Mr.Licious grandmother did though, I love them.
♥ Admiring the snow (through the windows)
The weather was absolutely crazy. Mr.Licious dad picked us up at the bus station, but the car doesn't have winter tyres, and we got stuck on a hill, so we all had to get out and push the car! The rest of the week we stayed in and enjoyed the pretty view from the windows. This is the view of the backyard, from the living room window.
New Years eve was spent at home with some friends. It was a lovely little party.