Your Questions and Answers

Hi Everyone! We made an offer on a house today. We’re crossing our fingers and hoping we’ll have good news to share next week. Back to the regular schedule program..

The last few weeks I’ve had two questions come up from two different people. I thought I should share my answers with you guys instead of keeping all my “goods” a secret.

1. When do you plan on re-opening your Etsy Shop? I plan to come back to Fall For Design on Etsy once things settle down in the house-hunting department. If we are under contract with a new house, I’ll probably open the shop back up for a small window of a time. Closer to the moving date I’ll have to close down again. I won’t know when I’ll have internet again, but I really hope it will be soon. Heck, I hope all this mess will happen soon!

2. Do you like adsense? Any recommendations on any platforms you should use adsense on? You can see from my blog income report that Adsense is not working all that great, mostly because of the traffic. More on that here. I like adsense, but I don’t count on it to be a solid income in the future. I would really love to offer sponsors on fallfordesign, but we have a very long way to go before that comes a reality.

For the platforms, I use the Thesis Theme. You can find out more information about the Thesis Theme from my resource page. I have built wordpress themes from scratch, but the support forums is what made me stick with thesis. The Thesis Community is so helpful. I don’t have to spend hours trying to figure out how to repair what I accidentally broke. I post my problem/question in the Thesis Support Forums and I’ll have an answer in my inbox by the end of the day. I then get to use those precious hours to play with my kids rather than using those hours to research a fix for my problem.

Anyone else is more than welcome to be inquisitive and ask me anything. I’ll try to be honest and answer everything I can.

PST – We announced our Fabulously Free Giveaway winner today. Go check it out!

Fabulously Free Giveaway: Amazon Gift Card

This contest is now closed. The lucky winner is Alexandra. Thank you so much!

In our list of reasons why we’re redefining our blogging niche, I might have mentioned that I would be hosting a giveaway, or a few. Oh yeah!

This giveaway is straight from the profits I have made from my etsy shop. It’s my way of saying Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for making my business a success. Thank you for coming back and letting me work and create for you. Thank you for reading and doing all you do. If it wasn’t for each and every one of you. I’d probably be drinking water out of a gutter, okay, not really. You get the point though. Right?

So who’s the giveaway from? I thought it would be appropriate to offer a gift certificate from Amazon so you can buy these wonderful kid-friendly Halloween decorations that won’t have your child waking up from nightmares. If you don’t like the decor, no problem. It is a gift card after all, spend it on something else you like!

Just because I like how a certain blogger sets up their giveaways (hey, it’s simple and it works), I’m going to be a copycat and do the same.

PRIZE: $10 gift card to
TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “YOUR WELCOME” and tell us…
BONUS QUESTION: … Is this your first time reading fallfordesign? Have you been here before? Is there any improvements I can make to help you? What would you like to see more of?
GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Friday, Sept 19th at 8pm Central Time
DETAILS: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using and announced on Monday as an update to this post.

We weren’t paid or perked for this giveaway. Okay, maybe we were paid to do work for clients, but it’s money we earned and want to give back to our loyal readers. Thank you!