• life,  me

    December Update

    I thought after doing my big post in November I’d do a monthly update on how things are going. I really didn’t realize that my post would bring so much support or I’d get so many reaching out and thanking me for sharing, as it helped them as well. I’m really glad that was the unintended side effect of my story.  Since then I’ve continued on my script for my hormone imbalance. I’m not sure yet if it’s actually balancing anything… how does one tell?… but it’s definitely better than the first try. I may have gone back to the face of a 15 year old, and I don’t mean…

  • life,  me

    What’s Going on with me…

    September and October were very tough months for me. If you’re a regular reader and remember my Life of an Entrepreneur post, I mentioned a “nugget” that I said I’d talk more in depth about later when I finally addressed it on my own.  Well I’ve finally started. At the beginning of September I spoke to my physician about an issue I’ve been shelving since my son was born 7 years ago. I think I would have continued to shelve the topic if I hadn’t read an article from Alison Gresik on Walking Depression. When my son was born in 2007 I had post partum depression.  I read up on…

  • me,  scrap space,  Uncategorized

    My New Office/Studio: Part 3

    Welcome back for My New Office/Studio: Part 3! I’ve already shared part 1 and part 2 with you earlier this week so please check it all out for the tons of detailed pics. Today I have 1 last piece of my studio puzzle to share… My New Office/Studio: Raskog Cart Last up is my Raskog Cart. It sits next to my desk when not in use, then rolls over when its crafty time. Yeah, some of this stuff *could* have gone in the cabinets but, especially the top stuff, is just easier to have in this easy to access cart. If you have space for 1 (or 3, I keep coming…

  • me,  scrap room,  scrap space,  Uncategorized

    My New Office/Studio: Part 2

      Welcome to my New Office/Studio: Part 2! On Monday I shared the first part of a 3 part series sharing how I reorganized my *everything* space, on Friday I’ll have part 3 for you. These posts were just too dang long to fit together. Today I’m sharing my Craft Wall and Cabinet areas, it holds most of my crafting supplies. My New Office/Studio: Top Shelf Sections This section has a lot of the things I like to keep on hand and in easy reach that can actually look half way nice lol. The first picture is the left section. 1) The file folders hold ALL my original drawings for Some…

  • life,  me

    Fingers Crossed and Personal Growth

    That look, with fingers crossed, is how I feel most of the time.  “Living the Dream” of working for myself makes it sound like all rainbows and gumdrops but its actually a more daunting endeavor than it might seem. Every choice you make, and working for yourself you can make these decisions with sometimes reckless speed, affects your future directly.  I don’t regret this decision for an instant.  My family is still in the process of climbing out of our worst moment when we lost our home about 6 years ago. Its not something I talk about, I feel like its my biggest failure, but while its one of those times…

  • life,  me,  Uncategorized

    OLW for 2013

    I’ve made Goals for 2013, I’ve learned some things from last year to bring into this… last year my One Little Word for the year was Flourish. I dare say that with everything that happened last year, in spite of some things really, that word really summed up 2012.  We went to our first CHA We grew as a company I feel I grew as an artist and as a mom I’m learning to look at my faults and my strengths honestly.  My kids are both on major behavioral turn arounds my hubs job is secure I feel like we Flourished. Even if we have a long way to go…

  • life,  me,  Uncategorized

    3 Things I Learned in 2012

    Continuing with this week of reminiscing of the year gone by I learned a few things that I want to pass along for 2013.  Practice Patience and Consistency Its so easy to get caught up in the thought train of instant gratification and impatience with the efforts you put in. Patience is hard. Consistency is hard. Both take practice to be able to realize that everything takes time and what you’re doing now may not bear the fruit you want tomorrow or in a month but giving it time to ripen is where you can reap the rewards and feel good about what you were able to accomplish.  This is…

  • DIY,  me,  Uncategorized

    Holiday Wreath

    I finally have a wreath that I LOVE that goes with my white tree 😀 All I had to do was make it but I wanted to do that anyway lol Michael’s this year had WHITE wreaths and garland! I’ve only been wanting that for about 10 years! We’re all coordinated now and its just perfect. I got the wreath at M’s for 50% off a couple weeks or so ago then finally got the ornaments to go with it from Target. The little JOY ornament was just too perfect to pass up, esp for $1.  (click to see it bigger) I didn’t use all the ornaments I got on…

  • art,  me

    Call me a geek but I got a gallery!

    I’m still nit picking away at my new blog make over and I’ve FINALLY found a gallery plugin that I like! I’m slowly adding some stuff to it and trying to link back projects to their posts. Its going to take a while but its finally up! YAY! If this one had front end loading capabilities I’d use it for SOG too but alas it doesn’t (maybe I’ll email the developer hmmm)  So if you click the Gallery link up top you’ll have some choices 🙂 You can’t leave comments (another thing on my email wishlist) but I still like having it there. If you click on a pic and…

  • 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…