• business,  CHA,  Uncategorized,  wahm

    Long Term Goals

      If you stopped by yesterday you know that its sneaks week for Some Odd Girl’s FIRST EVER Paper Release on our blog. I’m pretty excited, proud, and completely nervous to drop this new product on you guys next week. Doing more than stamps has been a long term goal of mine since Some Odd Girl began and its been a long road to get here.  Its actually kind of funny, designing paper and patterns has been such a long term goal of mine that even though I know, for me, its an evolving skill and process I didn’t think about what the next “big goal” would be when it…

  • business,  wahm

    Summer (in)Sanity

    It’s not a big secret that running your own business is a balancing act of not only work and family but down time, “me” time, away time and everything else. We’re half way thru Summer and typically you think laid back fun and vacations when you think of Summer. Though a little less stressful than last year since there was no CHA Summer, Summer for me is the most stressful, hectic time of the year.  I am one of those people who does a ton of work when I can sit down, no distractions, and bust a move. Give me my list and time and I will check that off like…

  • business,  wahm

    Life of an Entrepreneur

    First off I got to say, feet on the desk like that isn’t as comfy as you would think, especially for long periods of editing. I’ve been working from home since November 2010 that’s almost 4 years of working in pjs, making my own schedule, deciding the course of my business and my own future. At first, and still is largely true, I was in absolute heaven. Here in Michigan when the snow is up to your tuckus and you don’t have to go out in it 5 days a week for 3-4 months that is a beautiful thing. The life of an entrepreneur and owning your own business is…

  • business,  tutorial,  wahm

    My Know How Book

    I have a few “behind the scenes” things that I wanted to share with you but I  thought I’d kick it off with this lil book I’ve been keeping because HEY its useful!  This is my Know How Book. Its aptly named because these are the things I really do know how to do but I do them infrequently enough that when I need to actually do them 9 times out of 10 I can’t remember how… until way later… when I’m trying to go to sleep. The book is a cheap $3 book journal from Target that I added the stickers to the front of. To set up your…

  • business,  life,  Uncategorized,  wahm

    What I’m Thankful for…

    With Thanksgiving tomorrow I get to spend time with my kids, hubs and family at the same time which really makes me reflect on what I’m Thankful for. This year I’m thankful for so many things but one thing very much stands out to me and has touched on everything I do on a daily basis. Also events around Facebook and blogland have really made me thankful for how lucky I am to get to be doing what I do for a living.  I’m thankful that I get to actually spend time with my family, when I worked at my previous job I always had to work holidays and worked opposite…

  • business,  me,  wahm

    5 Days a Week… Scheduling it all

    Coming back from CHA I had a whirlwind and a half to do and deal with (which was fab btw) and while I’m good at making the To Do list I wasn’t actually taking my To Do list and “scheduling” it. There is a difference between knowing you have an empire state building tall list of things that need to be done and a plan for getting them done. Before I would work until really really late trying to knock as many things off that list as possible then get up the next day to add more and do it again.  Was that the smartest course of action? At the…

  • business,  Uncategorized,  wahm

    good things take time

    Getting ready for CHA around here as really hit home to me the importance of patience and having a plan in place. I’ve had a lot of people ask about what the biggest struggles are running your own business and what the challenges are. Do you want to know mine? Impatience. Are you impatient? Do it. Raise your hand. I have both mine up, not that you can see it.  :|| No, don’t ask how I’m typing with both hands up. Even though I’m impatient, at the same time I really LOVE to analyze everything and have a well worked plan in place, to do my research. Do you see where…

  • business,  indie biz,  wahm

    things to think about before taking the plunge

    Being a entrepreneur isn’t as simple as having an idea and running with it. The idea is the big starting point but there are some things to consider if you are thinking about making that hobby or idea into a business. I worked on creating my business for 9 months before opening the virtual doors then over a year before it got to the point it became a second full time job in itself to the one I already had, and we could even ponder the idea of making Some Odd Girl my day job. You have to take a long look at yourself, your habits and what it will take…

  • business,  Uncategorized,  wahm

    A list like that

      With a list like that you know there’s things to be done! How do you keep all of your “to dos” organized? It actually makes me feel better to lay out all of the big things I can think of in a big color grouped list (I need more colors btw). Each of those has to be broke down into the things that have to be done to do it but still. If I leave it all up in my mind it can get overwhelming because it floats hither and nither which can be kind of scary. Making a visual list not only can take the “scary” out of…

  • life,  me,  Uncategorized,  wahm

    Have you ever had the urge…

    to just sit upside down? Anyone? Maybe its a sign that not enough blood is getting to my brain or something but I have had the urge to just sit literally heels over ass for a couple of months now. This might be my most random post ever but all in all it kind of make me wonder… is it a sign of being complacent and subconsciously I want to shake up the norm with an off the wall idea or activity? Am I in a rut and its manifesting in this weird want of looking like a 4 year old? Could I be feeling like I just want people…