Wednesday, December 9, 2009

First Snow Day of the year

The wreath I made for my front door for the holidays above

Home from work with the kids for the first snow day of the year. So far so good besides Jacoby refuses to nap and he's very very cranky. We're on our 3rd Strawberry Shortcake movie, made lunch, made brownies, have bread cooking in the bread machine and a nice festive candle lit making it so homey and comfy for a great snowy day home. Took out some chicken to make a good yummy meal later and hoping to go out for a drive to see christmas lights in the area :)

I ended up bringing some merchandise down to a local gift shop which had they're grand opening this past weekend. I was told they already sold one of my ornamental holiday wreaths. This is such a great opportunity for me and it feels good to have some good news for once. We've had a few family members and close friends of the family diagnosed with cancer recently which has left that a touchy subject. As well Zack's Godfather passed away this weekend also who was still only in his 50's. Any good news is great and the new shop venue is wonderful. Etsy sometimes seems to be particularly slow certain times of the year especially depending on what you sell. I've been searching for ways to make my etsy shop stand out more and become more viewed, but there's only so much you can do for free!

Anyone else having a wonderful snow day as well??? the only thing we're missing is being able to go out and make a snowman because it started sleeting.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Busy Beginnings of Busy time of Year

MOLLY ANN 8.6 lbs 22" long 11-29-09
Over the passed week I've decorated, celebrated Thanksgiving, my 10 year high school reunion, my daughters 4th Bday (weep weep), one my best friend's new baby Molly born the 29th (congrats Kelli and Rob!) and was contacted by a nearby shop interested in carrying some of my work. Its been busy but exciting all within a weeks time. This doesn't include all of lifes other crazy and wonderful demanding needs and activities :)

Funny how much can happen within a small amount of time and how little can happen over a span of time. I've decorated the rest of the house. We brought Camryn out to the American Girl Store near Boston to shop for her actual Birthday, did I mention how crazy that store is! But I loved it, although my husband Zack said that would be his one and only time going haha. Jacoby has a very runny and yucky nose but I am hoping thats as far as it goes. Poor little guy, he's too cute and sweet to be sick :)

I am hoping to make my way over to the shop this week on my free day if all works out well and hoping this for a good opportunity for another selling venue on top of Etsy. I will post the outcome of what happens with that.

Slowly but surely things are coming along and one more month of 2009, crazy! I'll be hoping for a positive 2010 to all those moms working as hard as I am to raise their family and make a living and enjoy it all at the same time!