Pardon My Dust – Also Heeeey!

January 4, 2013


It’s been almost exactly three months since I put design-vox on hiatus. Last night I suddenly decided I wanted to blog again. It may have something to do with the fresh new year, but the real catalyst was the “Career” aisle of a bookstore that I wandered into. Didn’t purchase a book, nor did I have some epiphany regarding how to find the career of my dreams. As I paged through those crisp paperbacks promising motivation and inspiration to get my life on track to happiness and fulfillment, some wheels inside me began turning.

I still have no idea what the heck I’m doing.

But one thing I do know is that I enjoy writing, and I enjoy interior design.

This blog went on hiatus because I was pursuing what I hoped would be a good supplemental income source with my Etsy shop Curious Home. Then I realized that in order to make even $400 a month (which would allow me to quit one of my day-jobs), I would need to sell nearly 30 items a month. Since opening I’ve averaged about four sales a month. Let’s all have a moment to chuckle at my naivety.

I think it is important for me to feel like I have an opportunity to be creative. And this blog is a clear and rewarding way to do that. So! I’m back. I am contemplating doing some tweaking in both the appearance and content of design-vox. So please pardon my virtual dust if things look a little wonky. Hopefully good things are to come!


One // By Lorena Arance on Flickr via wild nothing.
Two // Jose Villa in Provence, France via dustjacket attic.

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  • Reply Kristen January 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Welcome back! I’ve really missed your surveys. 🙂

    • Reply Christina Ebbers January 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Thanks so much Kristen. It means a lot to me to hear you say that!

  • Reply Kerry Steele January 6, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Good to see you back. Etsy takes a long time to be profitable. My suggestion is to make yourself stand out in some way and, of course, tell us about it here.

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