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Exsect Inc.

New Shopify Store

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I opened a new EXSECT SHOPIFY STORE over the weekend. Although it seemed fairly easy to set up, importing from Etsy is a nightmare. After fixing all of the prices, variations, spacing in the listings, titles and links... I discovered last night that ALL of the tags have underscores in them instead of spaces. What a pain. Sometimes I truly get tied of doing everything myself. I wish I could pass off the most tedious tasks to SOMEONE and have confidence that they will actually be done correctly. Off to fix tags for HOURS!  

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Etsy's New 2016 Storefront Layout

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As a seller, I am unsure what to think of Etsy's new shop layout that will be going live to all shoppers on April 5th, 2016. To me it looks HUGE and involves an eternity of scrolling. However, I doubt it will effect much of anything and Im sure I will get used to it in no time. It did inspire me to open a Shopify store, though I have no idea what I am doing and don't have much time to fiddle with it. Out with the old, in with the new!     

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I Love You To The Moon and Back

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I Love You To The Moon and Back

Can an inanimate object get any more adorable?    

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Growing White and Pink Dogwood Trees From Seed

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My husband, Dustin, and I are growing Dogwood trees from seed. Quite honestly, I am surprised that any even sprouted. From a few simple internet searches, most said that they were horribly difficult to grow. Such is not the case. I soaked 10 total seeds (5 pink dogwood seed and 5 white) for 5 days in a bottle of water. I did not remove the outer layer of skin and just planted the soaked seeds. Of the 10 seeds planted, 7 have sprouted. Our intentions were to grow two trees, one for each of our babies. It looks like we...

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Acorns - Invest Your Change

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I am loving the Acorns iPhone App for investing my change from transactions. Dustin and I are investing in the aggressive portfolio as we are 30+ years away from retirement.All of those rounded up dollars really do add up. Earn a free $5 by signing up with this link : Acorns Grow While my first go to for retirement would be a Roth IRA with Vanguard, if you are set to max out your IRA in the tax year, Acorns is a great way to save more with no effort. Viva!  

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