Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I'm Back!

It has been over a year since I have posted anything!!! Did you miss me? So much has happened since then. We sold our house in Lusk and moved to Torrington. The kids are all growing and doing good. The jewelry business is going pretty good. It has been a little slow lately, but that has given me a chance to try and relaunch my hair bow business. I know that this next year is going to be just as exciting and eventful! I promised myself to do a better job of blogging this time. Reading back through some of the things I wrote I realized that I almost forgot about some of those things. I really want to document the things that are happening in my life right now because things are so crazy and chaotic that it is really easy for memories to get lost and forgotten.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Deer Creek Days

What an awesome day! My sister-in-law came down to help me out - and I was so thankful!

I got to the park early so that I could set up. That was an adventure...I never tried to set up my tent before that morning - apparently, it helps to have more than one person trying to set it up. The ladies at the Scentsy tent next to me were kind enough to help me out.
There were so many neat things at the craft fair. I took a short break to walk around a little bit, but I know I didn't get to see everything.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gearing Up for the big Craft Show!

This week has been nuts! Not only are we working on getting our house put on the market, but I have been frantically trying to get ready for a craft show this Saturday. This will be the first time I am selling my hair bows and clips at a craft show...and this is also my first outdoor craft show. I'm a little nervous about both aspects. The show is supposed to be all weekend long, but I will only be able to be there on Saturday. My husband and I decided I needed to be home Sunday to help with things around house that need to be done before the realtor shows it to anyone.
It seems like I have invested a lot into this craft show...mainly my time, but I also went a little crazy buying supplies and I needed to buy a canopy since it is going to be outside. I hope it is all worth it in the end. I'm super excited just to get my name out there and see how people react to my products.
Wish me luck!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

bottle caps, bottle caps, bottle caps!

I recently learned how to make those adorable bottle caps that you see on necklaces and hair bows!
I'm so excited...but I have yet another new obsession!
Check out some of the things I've made!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Just call me...The Jewelry Lady!

A couple of months ago I decided I would join the Premier Designs Jewelry team. I wanted to wait until August though, because I thought I would be "less" busy (haha). Well today it became official! I got a call from my "mom" or upline and she got me all set up in the computer so I can start placing orders.
Well, right after I talked to her there was a knock at the door...it was UPS with my Jeweler Starter Kit! Perfect timing, right?
I'm so excited to do my first show and start this new business! I just hope more than 1 person shows up =)

Monday, July 25, 2011

House Hunting...Avery's requirements

I was getting ready to call the realtor this morning to begin the process of looking at houses, so I was making a list of what we were looking for. Avery was sitting at the table with me, so I decided to ask for her input.

Me, "Avery, what kinds of things should our new house have?"
Avery thought for a minute then her face lit up and she said "A swimmin cool!"
I wrote that on the list. "What else?"
"Playrooms!" she exclaimed, almost jumping out of her seat.
"Oh yes, we definitely need that" I said. "Should our new house have a backyard?"
"Yeah, with grass and birds! And playrooms"
"Is there anything else our new house should have?"
"A living room with a TV, and playrooms" then she thought for a minute..."and HAIR BOWS!"
Smiling, I wrote down all of her requests for the new house. I hope this realtor is up for the challenge of finding a house to please Avery!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Too many irons in the fire?

My mom used to always tell me "I think you have too many irons in the fire". Recently I keep hearing that in my head over and over. Sure I'm busy...thats usually how I like it, but am I too busy?
I have three amazing kids (all three and younger) that keeps me pretty busy.
I work 2 part-time jobs. I'm a book keeper at the Sr. Center and I go in and abstract at the Court House a few hours a week.
I decided to start selling Premier Jewelry.
I started my own hair bow/ hair clip business.
I'm in charge in of running a grant for an after school program.

Wow, when I spell it all out like that I do look pretty busy!

On top of all this, my husband just got a promotion and we found out we will be moving within the next month or so!

Yikes...I shouldn't even be here typing this, I should be making bows, or cleaning house, or cooking, or packing!