keys to the fleas 2.0


bonjour or, actually at this point, it’s bon soir… all i truly know is that after this i’m gonna watch a foreign film cause i’m feeling the need to hear some french. so, how’s your weekend going? i’m wrapping up a day of working on yet another facet that i’ve let slip through the cracks (for 7 years)! that’s what i get for putting lots of broad strokes out there. they all need attention!

so i’ve been attending. in fact, the website is up (just a page but i’m minimizing). it’s the flea market app, keys to the fleas, paris. you may remember that? it’s hard to believe how much time has flown since the launch in 2010. the technology we used is so ‘primitive’ now, it actually looks vintage. well it was supposed to in a way.

and as much as i want to have it all modern and techy, i still don’t want it to become completely sleek…but chic. there’s always a happy medium and i’m gonna find it. and in the meantime, i have another giveaway for you! we have 2 app promo codes, so if you’re interested in downloading the original, now’s the time to get it.

truth is i’ll miss it when the new one comes out. anyhow, let me know if you’d like a code.

finally, i wanted to share something i came across today while looking at the analytics that was kind of a fun insight. it’s a website called appannie.com and you can see what various apps are trending and where which is beyond fascinating. i wish these links were live, like they are on the site. it’s such an anthropological and sociological insight into our humanity. funny that #1 in the US is one i’ve never heard of, hooked. have you?

well that’s it, midnight, and that does it for me tonight. have a great night!

April 16, 2017. APP. 3 comments.

well read

wow, two days in a row, that’s got to be a record. hey guys, thanks for coming by yesterday. it was so nice to read your comments and hear from you. every day brings something new, doesn’t it?

i’m stopping by to jot down some notes and keep what’s happening fresh and in the forefront.

today i’m be focusing on a part of my site that anyone can implement on their site and each will be completely unique.

it’s the joy of using ‘amazon affiliates’, specifically today, the ‘astore.

have you heard of it?

you can choose products from amazon to curate your favorite products and recommendations.

when someone goes to amazon from your site you get a referral which is really nice. (especially for someone like me who is making wishlists on there anyway!)

i got kind of caught up in it last night, focusing mainly on books and that was just the tip of the iceberg since it’s the ultimate rabbit hole.

here’s the one i’m putting together: astore.amazon.com/theparisapart-20. (it just went live)

as i was going through all the fascinating and swoon worthy books i realized they’re not in the right categories so i’ll go back now and organize them.

anyway it’s one way that i’m focusing on using affiliates on the site. as we grow and design this new site i want to share with you some of the ways i’ll be monetizing and modernizing it.

my other goal and passion is to collaborate with like minded people, someone, like, say… kathie from australia who was here yesterday and said she’d like to work together!

her gorgeous website and products are here: frenchcargo.com.au

i want one of everything she has, how about you? kathie, let’s talk! Ok, that’s it for me today, off to organize those books. have a great night!

oh PS just figured since this post was about books, why not do a giveaway with my own book?

we’ll draw two random commenters in the next post. ok, a tout alors!

April 14, 2017. Books, Friends, Life. 7 comments.

It’s been a long time coming

allo mes amis! it’s been way too long since i’ve pulled up this dashboard. but here we are and that’s what counts, right, showing up? the blog has always been sort of an escape, a refuge from the rest of the net and a place to hear my own thoughts and even create sometimes, even using others’ images to make stories and get inspiration. it’s truly a log,  kind of a diary that’s always there, patiently waiting until creativity or motivation struck. soooo, while i’m motivated, just want to say hi and check in. it’s been about a year of transition and as of today i’ll be setting goals (aka dreams with deadlines). so without further ado here are some of what i’ve been working on and i’d love to hear your thoughts!

website, phase 1: this has been a major project over the past year that was developing slowly in my few spare minutes a day. now i’ll be kicking it into high gear. it is by no means ‘ready’ and certainly is not stocked but that’s phase 2 which i’ll tell you all about in the next post. the main thing was just going live and you can check it out at theparisapartment.com. i’d love any feedback from typos to glitches, navigation or just overall ease of use. i’ll look at yours too if you want a fresh eye. this new phase is all about collaboration which brings me to the next topic.

products: i’ve been sourcing paris and the flea markets of the world for as long as i can remember. when i started the paris apartment, it was a store and filled with all sorts of pretty, feminine boudoir accessories. i still love all those things but without the store just don’t have a lot on hand other than my own personal stash of powder puffs and poufs. in fact, i’d say i’m becoming a bit of a minimalist so that’s a tricky juxtaposition. so what’s the solution? more online reciprocity. during the course of re-doing the site, i saw that the domain was created 19 years ago. there’s been lots of technological advancement and trends that have come and gone. i want something different. and in this new era, i’d like the site to have vision and purpose. again, more on this soon as it’s developing into a sort of template, but i’ll be sharing as i learn as it deals with affiliates, influencers and alliances, and lots of things we can do together if you’re working on your business too.

minimalism: finally, all roads seem to lead here. i’ve come to appreciate the importance of loving the few, cherished things that live with me.  honing every aspect of my life from the utility closets, to under the sink, in cabinets, what’s on display, the collections of books, plants and even silverware is something that’s ongoing. it’s not about losing anything, it’s about curating and enjoying the things that are useful, beautiful and inspirational.

well that at least catches us up a little. now that i’m here it seems like there’s so much more to cover but we’ll leave some for later. for now, i hope all is well with you and if you’re here let me know! xxoo

all images found here: pinterest.com/parisapartment

 

April 13, 2017. Life, Projects. 8 comments.

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