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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stream of Consciousness-A Catch Up

So, this post is basically going to be a bunch of rambling off the top of my head-just a forewarning!

I haven't truly blogged in what feels like ages.  As it turns out...starting a business is a lot of work!

So, here's an update on my life.


The past couple of months, I have been putting pretty much all of my energy into creating inventory, researching craft businesses, and networking as much as I could.  I have spent every waking minute doing this.  It really seems to be worth it though!  In the past two weeks, I have been featured on Etsy's front page twice now, and received  15 sales from it.

Needless to say, the last few weeks have been a whirlwind for me!  It's been fun though.

I also just applied for two Farmers Markets this week.  Tuesday I have a quality control meeting to show them my products and samples of a display-which means that tomorrow I get to play around with display ideas with Jess's help!  I'm pretty excited to see how it will all come together and to see what needs to be done in the coming months.  Both markets start in mid-May, so I've got about a month to finish up my inventory and get it where I want it. 


In other news, Addie is getting so big!  She is parroting everything we say now, and seems to have real conversations with us (not that we can totally understand the conversations).  She's growing strong, finally climbing on everything.  She really seems to like the time we spend in our new house on occasion. 

Tomorrow morning we get to get up and go to the house and bring over all of our storage items to leave in the garage.  They said the house will be ready by Wednesday of next week and we can move in as soon as that happens! I'm pretty excited.  I'll have plenty of storage, a new work room (with a door),  a photo "studio" area that can stay in place in the garage, and so much more.

We're also planning our trip to Texas this summer.  We'll get to stay in the newly built family beach cabin for half of the trip.  I am already packing in my mind.  Swimsuits, sunscreen, sand toys, a pop-up tent, sun hats, baby sandals...eek! Did I mention I'm excited?


You may have noticed my blog looking...blah for a few months now. Nothing but a boring header and some unorganized side bars.  Yuck.  Well, the thing is I was waiting to sign up for The Frilly Coconut's Design List!.  It appears I'm finally on her "working on" list, so it shouldn't be long now before I have a totally fabulous blog design to show off and hopefully get me out of this writing funk.  I'd love to start focusing on that more now that I'm in a routine.

So, there ya go, there's really not much new going on. At least, not as much as it feels like while being caught in the tornado of my life.  Maybe in a few days I'll blog about our recent snow-shoeing trip.  That was a lot of fun! I got some great pictures, too. Maybe this week I'll sort through those, too!

1 comment:

  1. I'm happy your business is going so well! How cool to be applying for the farmers market!!! That would be a lot of fun I bet!

    Moving definitely isn't fun (the packing and unpacking part) but I'm really guessing that you'll LOVE your new home! Keep the good things in mind and it should at least make the packing suck a little less. Craft room + studio space?! Jealous! I can't wait to save some money for some studio equipment & lenses!

    The vacation sounds like tons of fun! How cool that your family has a cabin on the beach!! Can't wait to see pics.. even if it's months away!lol.

    And btw... you MUST post pics of the snow shoeing trip! Sounds like fun!