04 December 2008

I'm up



and it's sort of a miracle. after two years of thinking about it and several months of talking about it, I finally did it. I'm up on etsy. prints of my photographs are now for sale in le shoppe. and to celebrate said monumental event, I do believe a print giveaway is in order. to enter, leave a comment here (on this particular post) by 11pm PST saturday, december 6th. miss ava will randomly choose two numbers and I'll announce the winners here on monday.

to all who have endlessly, tirelessly encouraged me to do this, I thank you. and yes, you were right.

whew. I'm tired now. and a little nervous. celebrating with a bowl of cereal. something crunchy with dried cherries. it's the only way.

UPDATE: thanks for all your support, peeps. you have no idea how much it means. the comment section is now closed. back on monday with two lucky numbers.

184 comments:

  1. Congrats! It's amazing how much work goes into listing items and keeping the Etsy shop running eh!

    I love that photograph by the way, it is charmingly serene.

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  2. Hooray, hooray. Good for you...

    (Pick me, pick me!)

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  3. so exciting!! i've already faved a couple of items in your shop. might have to buy myself a birthday present. =)

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  4. Congratulations, I love your images and wish you all the best.

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  5. congratulations! that is wonderful. i recently bought one of ward's prints and when i got it i thought 'if only i had one of andrea's to go with it!'

    :)

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  6. Congrats! I'm in the process of taking a little photography related leap of faith myself. Scary...but so exciting!

    You're gonna do great. Your eye is amazing!

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  7. Woo hoo! Congrats and welcome to the fun world of Etsy!

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  8. congrats! would love to win a print, i seem to adore your eye for things.

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  9. That's so awesome, Andrea! I hope whatever number I am is Ava's favourite.

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  10. Yay! Your photos deserve to be sent out to others!

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  11. Wow - what a big event. Congrats! Your images are so vibrant, I''m sure the shop will be a success.

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  12. Wow, it's fantastic! I also love the photo that Jen used for Solstice too. (I'm her sister) And I really, really love this print. I am so excited for you, welcome to stepping out and sharing your work! Feel proud amongst all of that uncertainty. I love your blog and am excited to frequent your shop!

    Pick me!!!

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  13. this is funny (funny weird, not funny ha-ha) as just this morning (or did i *dream* it???) i was thinking about you and your lack of shop and wondering...did i miss an announcement...does she have her shop up and i haven't 'favorite'd' it yet...could that be POSSible? but, alas...you do, and i shall, and ahhhhhhh....sweet. :)

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  14. Andrea -
    Still lurking on your site, although I apologize for my lack of contact earlier than this! Congratulations on your shop...your photos are a delight to view on your blog...I look forward to it every week!

    Hope all is well, and maybe we can connect sometime!

    Jen (in Portland)
    waltcafe@gmail.com

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  15. Good for you! It's a hard thing to branch out - but I'm sure it will be so worth it.

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  16. Great! And I'm reading your post while crunching on some cereal as well. Peanut Butter Panda Puffs and blueberries. Good stuff. I look forward to Le Shoppe.

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  17. Congratulations! It is fun to take risks and try new things! :)

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  18. Oh, how exciting! I'm so jealous you've gotten up and running. I can't wait to check it out.

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  19. woohoo, lady!
    congratulations, and lucky us.

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  20. special! fun! yay! bravo! love from cupcake

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  21. Wow, Honey, that really is a big deal. Good for you! With love from Mrs. Hudson

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  22. So exciting! The print is beautiful!

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  23. Yes! I'm going over to Etsy as soon as I post this comment. Congratulations! And I'm sure much success will follow...

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  24. congratulations. you have such a wonderful way of looking at the world. good luck with the shop.

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  25. I am so in love with the stripes and arrows.

    Not to sway your daughter's choice, my my daughter's name is just one letter different from yours.

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  26. As if I don't spend enough time on etsy already?! :) Congrats!

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  27. Yay! That is so exciting! I'm definately in to win (hey, that rhymed). :) And now I'm off to peruse your shop...

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  28. many, many congrats to you! your work is lovely and already see quite a few i'd like to add to my wall.

    hugs!

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  29. congratulations on opening the shop!
    also, hope the winner is me!

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  30. I found your blog via Alicia--your Esty shop is great--lovely prints! Congrats!!!

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  31. my fingers are crossed! good for you! the world has been waiting...
    v

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  32. Yes! This just made my day! You are SO talented!
    You and Ward are now etsy stars!
    Congratulations!
    Ok, I need to go now. I gotta check out your shop.

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  33. congrats! it's about time! (:

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  34. hooray for you! so exciting!! love your blog, and would LOVE to win a print!

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  35. Hooray ! I can't wait to take a peek :)

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  36. Oh! Oh, so exciting, so excited! Congrats, I'm sure you'll be so so successful.

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  37. Wow! And I was just thinking that I needed something to hang on my bare condo walls!

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  38. this is so exciting! i'm such a fan of your blog and photography!

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  39. hooray on your new venture, and much luck to you!

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  40. oh, mama. congratulations!
    you are an inspiration.
    in so many ways.

    xo

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  41. I have to say, your photography is truly amazing and i would be blessed to have a print of yours in my home. :)

    totally running to etsy to see your wares!

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  42. your images are always so colourful, I love them. Congratulations on opening your shop!

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  43. very exciting. the shop looks great. thanks!

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  44. Good Luck with your new Etsy store, I know you will do great : )

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  45. I'm so proud and I don't even know you! Love you intensely, though. :)

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  46. Fabulous! I just added you to my "Favorite Sellers" list!

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  47. The shop looks wonderful! Stocked with so many beautiful prints. oh my.

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  48. Oh so exciting! Congratulations Andrea!

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  49. Congratulations! So exciting. And yes- crunchy with dried cherries is the only way!

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  50. oh, YAY.

    wishing you great success. i'm heading over now...

    :)

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  51. Congrats! You don't know this or me but you are the person who got me into blogging...I'll tell you the story some day :)

    I would love to have one of your prints hung in my home. I currently have a couple of shots from your blog pinned to my inspiration board.

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  52. i just put a bunch of prints on my faves list, and sent the link to my husband for xmas hints ;)

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  53. I love these! I've recently discovered your blog (think it is from your house tour which was somewhere) - especially love the photobooth feature!

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  54. I am so glad I found your blog, such an inspiration! And if I don't win maybe Santa shops at Etsy too!

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  55. Congrats!
    It's such a great idea!!!

    I'd love to see your green wall with the swallow and the LOVE letters on sale on etsy. It's one of my faves on flickr!

    bises,
    BM

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  56. Congrats! They're all so lovely!

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  57. what beautiful prints! they look fabulous.

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  58. OOO. Congratulations. So cool!!

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  59. so happy you have a shop now. you know i love your photos! :)

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  60. Congratulations! Your prints are lovely. :)

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  61. congrats on the shop - beautiful pictures!!

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  62. Congrats! I've shared your site with numerous friends and family, how wonderful to be able to order prints!

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  63. Hooray! That's wonderful. You're photos are so beautiful and happy and I would love to win one. Congratulations!

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  64. gorgeous....all of them. congrats on the shop!

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  65. Congratulations! and oh my, this is a gorgeous photo :)

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  66. oh i'm so excited. your work is so beautiful and refreshing. happy selling!!

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  67. How Exciting--congratulations & what better way to celebrate than with a give away!?!

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  68. This is so exciting!
    No, pick me, pick me!
    *I will fight you for it, potential winners!*
    (:

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  69. Congratulations! I've marked your shoppe and several of your prints as favorites.

    Fingers crossed for the raffle! I'm eyeing that rainbow wall print, which has had me swooning for ages now ...

    Good luck with your sales! :)

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  70. congratulations! the prints are lovely.

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  71. THAT'S my girl! Simply fantastic...and, um, how were the WAFFLES? weeeeeeee!

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  72. Congratulations, that is wonderful news! I'm sure your shop will be a runaway success!

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  73. YAY! it looks beautiful!!!
    xoxoxo

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  74. Congratulations on the shop! I really like the prints you have up for sale.

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  75. Congrats. I've been working toward the same goal AND have been admiring your work for some time. Very inspiring, very lovely. Every time I drive by the car lot I think of your post about the balloons. Makes me smile. All the best to you!

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  76. Congrats! You're images are beautiful.

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  77. Congratulations! Your etsy shop is just lovely!
    Carrie

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  78. Lovely. Can't wait to shop in your shoppe!

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  79. Good for YOU! Yay!
    Your photos are awesome!

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  80. yippee!
    Congrats! I love your stuff.

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  81. Good for you and great for us! Excitement always makes me tired too and eating something crunchy is the best tension reliever I've found. Best warm wishes!

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  82. Your photos remind me that things don't always have to be complicated. The simplicity of your work is inspiring and breathtaking. Congrats!

    -Ashley

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  83. Congratulations! The photo's are beautiful, so I'm sure you will be a huge succes on Etsy :)

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  84. oh how exciting....put me into the give-a-way. I am off to go look around at the goodies you have posted in your shop. Congratulations!

    x0x0-Meg
    fiddlesticksandfunnygirls.blogspot.com

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  85. That's beautiful news! Your work is an inspiration.

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  86. Congrats on your shop! The prints look lovely!

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  87. I know that feeling well... hooray for you!!!

    Love the pic, just lovely.

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  88. Congratulations on a size 14 feat!

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  89. Congratulations! Such a celebration of festive in everyday. Now wish me luck. I hope I win!!!!!!

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  90. congratulations! i'm excited to start saving up money for a girlhula print :)

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  91. im so inspired by your blog everyday! and I am excited that your shop is up on etsy-- good things are about to come!

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  92. Good on you, Andrea. Your images are so very moving. Good luck with it all.
    x
    PS How serendipitous, the word verification code was 'goget'

    gogetemgirl!

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  93. baby, you've got major syle.
    i sure do like it.
    surely the shop will be fantastic.

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  94. Congratulations! Now that's a reason to celebrate! Would love to add a piece of your creativity to my home!

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  95. yay! i'm only commenting because i want to congratulate you on opening the shop. i'm in the "talking about it" stage.
    okay, i'm also commenting cause i want to win.
    two birds, one stone :-)

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  96. Wonderful! Best of luck on your new venture! You were the one who got me into TTV, and I've been stalking cameras on eBay ever since. :)

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  97. wonderful news for the world!

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  98. I might buy some for Christmas! Love your work!

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  99. congratulations to you -- this is a very good day for all of us!

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  100. A big congratulations! I love your blog and I always wondered when you'd have your own shop. I am so glad you have one now. You are going to be wildly successful. (-:

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  101. awesomeness!!!!! have my fingers crossed....

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  102. congrats on the shoppe... i look forward to shoppe-ing. :)

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  103. I recently found your blog, and I love it and have been visiting it often. It is an inspiration, and congrats on your new store opening - you take some beautiful pictures too!

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  104. yayyyyyy! that's awesome news.

    Ava, pick me!!! pick me!!! ;)

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  105. Hooray, GirlHula! Your shop looks great; congratulations and best of luck! And I hope you pick me, because we could use something so pretty on these walls. :-)

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  106. I love your photographs! Congrats! -Haley from Minneapolis

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  107. Beautiful!! BEST OF LUCK!!! What an exiting prospect!! I am having a premonition...hopefully a book in the future....hmmm....

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  108. Good for you! You'll do swimmingly!

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  109. Wha Wha!
    Congrats on your shop.
    We love the Record Player polaroid
    Love the blog! Keep em going!
    Good luck!

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  110. Congratulations, Andrea - the shop looks awesome! I've been writing a lotta lists lately - totally inspired by you!

    xx Helen

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  111. OH!! I am so excited that you now have an Etsy shop. I've been waiting. Here's hoping my number is lucky.

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  112. I've been a frequent visitor to your site and love your gift for color and design! I'm thrilled to know you have an etsy site, and will visit often.

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  113. congratulations! i paid a visit to your shop and the photos are all just lovely; my favorite being bicycles are nice. best of luck! xoxox

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  114. A give-a-way! What fun! Beautiful photos- best of luck!

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  115. Hey Andrea ~
    Great to meet you at Christina's shower. I found your entertaining blog. And its so nice to see you on Etsy! Oop - I just entered a drawing. Yahoo!

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  116. It's a big step......good luck.

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  117. girl! i am so very proud of you.
    xo
    t

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  118. Comment... this is my comment.... oh, and pick me, please! :)

    Am a relative newcomer to your blog, but I'm constantly telling people about the pictures I see here...congrats on le shoppe!

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  119. yay! here's hoping.. #129. :)

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  120. Mazel tov... and I hope Ava picks me!

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  121. Congratulations! Your photographs are so beautiful. Now there will be even MORE to love on etsy. I especially love the recent ones on the train. My friend just pointed me to your blog and I am so happy she did.

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  122. I recently found your blog, (then instantly copied your lists!)and I just love it. So exciting to start an Etsy shop, good luck!

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  123. Great job! I love your photos. Good luck, and may you have many sales!

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  124. Your pics are truly inspiring and awe-worthy!

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  125. Yippee. Love your eye for detail!

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  126. congratulations! and look at all these comments! so much encouragement. now that's what i call affirmation :)
    good for you girl hula. right on.

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  127. congrats, andrea. each and every one of your photographs is always so lovely. i am excited for you. and this new little adventure.

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  128. I've always admired your eye for detail. PICK ME PLEASE!! Congrats on the step forward.

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  129. Oh my! Beautiful photographs. The bicycle is my favorite. Or maybe the ornaments, or the brooches. sigh...I love them all.

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  130. you rock! good luck with your shop.

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  131. Congrats! Great to see you on Etsy :)

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  132. Congratulations. You are an amazing artist. I am so happy for you.

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  133. Best wishes on your shop! It is scary, but you have so much support, you'll do great!

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  134. Congrats to you! Would love to win a print!

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  135. i was so happy to see it yesterday lovely!!!!!! proud of you.
    and the goods? AMAZING!

    can i be entered in your giveaway???

    xoxoxox!
    jen

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  136. Well it's about freakin time.

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  137. wow, awesome! congrats! that is exciting! i wish you well!

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  138. michelle/weaker vesselDecember 05, 2008 10:19 AM

    Awesome! And all the prints you are offering are personal faves of mine!!! I will be honored to patronize your little shoppe as soon as my bank account has recovered from the holidays! best of luck with it.

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  139. 152 comments...heh...i told you so silly! (and if ava picks this comment, make her pick again, cause ya know - no double dippin!)

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  140. Congratulations and good luck with Etsy. See you there! XOJY

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  141. to think that a whipper snapper like yourself could inspire an old lady to get herself busy again...

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  142. looks like she's going to have to pick 3 numbers....i would be delighted to own one of your prints!! :)

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  143. Good fortune to you for future success! Hooray!

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  144. your work is just beautiful, good luck with the shop!

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  145. Congratulations! I'm off to check out your new shop now! Perfect timing with the holidays coming up!

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  146. Love the prints, especially the bike seat.

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  147. bebalm@bellsouth.netDecember 05, 2008 6:42 PM

    congrats to you! That gives me another arena to follow you on. Can't wait to start shopping.

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  148. your photos are awesome and so are you!

    congratulations andrea.

    if you're in the neighborhood i'm selling at Winter Handmade Bazaar Dec. 14 it would be fabulous to meet you!

    peace,

    meesh

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  149. Fantastic!! Love your eye's view!

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  150. A~
    cool cool!
    so proud of you
    -i could use a print on my wall
    and i would brag it up to anyone that came by
    {Ava, pick me:)}
    lol
    ~heatherrabbit

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  151. Love your work...very yummy! Congratulations on your new Etsy shop. Who doesn't love Esty?

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  152. congratulations! Hope I win! :)

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  153. What a surprise. And how generous.
    Good luck with the shop.

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  154. YAY! how exciting! i LOVE your photographs, you have a wonderful eye.

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  155. You did it when you were ready to take the leap!

    Jump! you are going to land softly! Make sure you have enough prints as these are going to sell out quickly! xx

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  156. oh wow! I'm going to go look now and buy one or two. Congratulations!

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  157. Congratulations. Good for you.

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  158. Wishing you lots of luck on le shoppe and in life. Keep your eye on the prize...happiness.
    Kim/Cloudmama

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  159. cool stuff! I love the photo in this blog but can't find it in your shop. I really want it! Let me know if you are selling the print.

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  160. Andrea - congratulations!!! Your shop is beautiful! I love your style. Every picture is so distinctive and unique... but still your style. I love that. Hope you're having a good weekend. I'm in Virginia for the next two weeks... trying to decide what I'm going to have for lunch. Important decisions.
    xox,
    Linnea

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  161. so gorgeous! Congrats. off to browse...

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  162. Congratulations on the huge step! I checked out your Etsy shop, and am in love with your work.

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  163. That's so exciting! Congrats! I just started a shop too, but don't have anything in it yet.

    And by the way, I LOVE your blog. We share a love of lists.

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  164. Congrats!!!!Hula seventy~~

    I've been a quite quiet visitor but so inspired by the point of your life shown on your blog.

    NOW...I'm so excited to have your lively works within reach.

    Hope to see more your efforts at the Etsy shop and on your blog as well!!!!!

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  165. hmmm comment #181 --- sounds auspicious to me!!

    Felicitations Andrea! Your shoppe looks lovely!

    Bisous, Elizabeth

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  166. i love this one!! Your pictures are always great and I love to look at them :D

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  167. Yay! Congrats on joining Etsy! There is such a wonderful community on Etsy - I think you'll like it!

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  168. C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!!!
    Wishing you nothing but happiness and success!
    ;o)
    - Lee

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