Some of you know that my birthday is quickly approaching; so quickly, in fact, that it hardly seems like it really is almost that time of year. It’s been such a crazy, non-stop year with seemingly one crisis and difficulty after another. I’m going to just ASSUME, universe, that the bad luck switch is getting reset on August 3rd and I will start the year fresh and free from more crisis.
I am just done with stress and poor health and putting out fires. So this next year is going to be different. I will it to be so.
I honestly don’t feel up to making a big fuss over my birthday, in any part of my life. The day of will probably consist of my favorite type of dinner – having something delivered to the house so I don’t have to change out of my PJs! (Well, I will put clothes on for my therapy appointment that morning, although my therapist is so great, I’m sure she wouldn’t care if I didn’t. But then I can change back into jammies as soon as I’m home.) No fancy dinners where you have to get dressed up with actual, nice clothes and make reservations and stay up past my bedtime… nope, just bring some food to my gate, toss it in and I’m a happy camper. There’s one silver lining to chronic illness; it makes you a cheap and easy date! 😉 Though I’ve tended to prefer this kind of evening for a long time.
So yes, mellow birthday for me. But I thought I could use the occasion to celebrate hobbit-style; instead of them giving me something, I’ll celebrate by giving gifts to my guests! That’s you guys!!
Since this is all virtual (and I’m broke) I’m not giving you physical gifts, but instead, the gift of sales! I don’t control the pricing and sales of every store I sell through, but the ones that allow me to, I’m giving you guys some codes to snatch up that pretty thing you’ve had your eye on at a discount 🙂
I sell museum-quality fine art prints through my Etsy shop; right now, save 30% on ALL prints!
And for something even more special, I also host a very unique online photography class, INTROSPECTIVE: A Photographic Quest. Enter code INTROBDAY50 to get 30% off the course!
Oh, I almost forgot, I’ve been waiting to share this new info with you guys! I recently opened a shop on Fiverr! Right now I don’t have all the gigs up I’m planning on, but there are a few up. A couple Reiki-related and others involve me giving you original textures that you can use on your photos, even commercial ones! If you’re new to Fiverr, get ready to fall in love. Fiverr is a site where people post gigs which all cost… you guessed it, $5. They may have additional features you can add on which might cost more, but the basic service they advertize always costs just $5. I’ve found them extremely helpful and useful ever since I found out it existed a few months ago. You can literally find ALMOST ANYTHING there for $5. It’s pretty amazing. So I figured I’d get in on the fun!
Then there’s also Red Bubble. Through my Red Bubble shop I sell all of the following items with my images on them:
- Blank greeting cards/postcards (very inexpensive… and you could grab a couple for yourself and a few to give away!)
- Stickers (again, very inexpensive; grab some for yourself and some for a friend!)
- Tshirts and hoodies
- Laptop skins
- iPad covers
- iPhone covers
- Galaxy phone covers
- Throw pillows
- Tote bags (so, so useful, especially here in Los Angeles where plastic bags are banned! Slide your purchases into one of these babies :))
- Zippered pouches in two different sizes
- Mugs (who doesn’t use mugs?)
- Travel Mugs for liquid on the go!
- Recently, Red Bubble introduced some new items: spiral-bound notebooks
- Pencil skirts
- Drawstring bags
Since I’m still fighting off a stupid summer cold, I’ll end this here. I can tell you that any sales I can make would be hugely appreciated. Not only is it just very expensive to living day to day with chronic illnesses (and Maynard has had to go the vet a lot recently) but I’d also like to start saving up for some really needed equipment and cool projects! Please use and enjoy the coupons from now until September 1st! Celebrate my birthday with presents for you all month long 😀