Monday, September 30, 2013

Vintage Yellow House--Etsy shop update

I got an exciting email last week...
I sold my first item in my Etsy shop!   Back in July I finally opened up an Etsy shop and while I had intentions of listing several vintage goodies I have to sale, I ended up only getting one item listed.  With the little effort I put in, I was super excited to see that I actually sold my one item, this kitschy plaid thermos this last week!
With my one sale under my belt, I am geared up and more excited to finally get more items up for sale and enjoy being part of the Etsy marketplace. 
Here's a peak at what I have up for sale right now. 
I hope to get more items up soon, so check back for more goodies!  Crossing my fingers for more great emails that let me know that someone snatched up these items!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Northern Adventures

It's been almost two weeks since we've been back from our trip to Seattle, Alaska and Victoria, Canada.  We were on a wonderfully scenic Alaskan cruise!  The trip was beautiful in every town we went to and we got so many great photos to capture the trip.  My parents also went on the cruise which worked out great for making sure we nailed all of the photo opportunities!
We flew up to Seattle and stayed with Clint's uncle and aunt who were great hosts and showed us around some great Seattle sights.  I especially loved Pike's Market where we got to see the "fish throwing" action and snagged gorgeous bouquets of flowers for only $5!  We lucked out too since it was a spectacular sunny day in Seattle!
We also went to magnificent Snoqualmie Falls. 
Later that night we ventured back out to go the Space Needle. 
The view from the top was amazing all lit up at night.
After a wonderful day in Seattle it was time the next morning to head to our ship to cruise off to Alaska!

The cruise ship was amazing with plenty of activities to do, food to eat, and a relaxing room with a beautiful balcony view when we wanted to kick back. 

During the week we made four stops.  Our first stop was in Ketchikan, Alaska where we adventuring karting!  It was a gorgeous sunny day which was perfect for our karting tour. 

Our next stop was Juneau, Alaska where it was much cooler and rainy, but we still managed to see much of the town along with the Mendenhall Glacier and an ocean side Catholic shrine.

Our final stop in Alaska was Skagway.  We took a train ride through the mountains with picturesque views from every angle!  It was a beautiful tour! 

Our last stop on the cruise was in Victoria, Canada.  This was one of our favorite stops!  We got to take a little "bike taxi" and see so much of the town, including the Empress hotel, the Parliament buildings, China town, adorable historic houses, beautiful architecture  and more!  In the little time we had in Victoria we saw so much, but it definitely left us wanting more!



It was a once in a lifetime trip up North seeing Seattle, Alaska and Victoria, Canada!