Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Slacking And Waiting

Slacking, something I excel at! I know last week (?) I was talking about putting new styles up at discounted prices. Well I started by discounting certain ones in my shop first, I had pictures taken of all the new ones too so there's not a ton left to do besides listing. Well that's where the problem comes in! It's so easy but I hate it sometimes, I'm not 100% happy with my photos since I don't have my regular set up and computer where I edit the photos. I'm going to blame that on the fact that I'm not getting them on. It also doesn't help I've been working a lot more at my other job because they let one of the girls go and didn't have a replacement.
Another thing holding me back is working on the house. Not sure if I told you or not but we didn't close on the 1st :( so now I have to wait until they get everything all together and then we can close. The good news is they let me in early and I started cleaning and prepping for painting and sanding the floors so hopefully it won't take to long after I do move in. We will see. Wish me luck!!
I should have some photos of my thrifting goodies up soon so keep an eye out!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Out with the old in with the new!

That's always seemed to be a good motto to live by.
I recently found out the supplier I use for certain plugs will be discontinuing a lot of styles I use. I am taking this opprotunity to revamp my shop. I have already started to discount the styles that will no longer be carried and may even discount them more in the future depending on how fast they go. Once moved into the new place I'm going to focus on many new styles of plugs that have been lurking in my head for quite some time now.
Go check out what I have and see what's on sale! I will also be adding a bunch more within the next couple of days (hopefully along with some new vintage goodies!).
It's looking like August is going to be a SALE MONTH! Who knows what I'll uncover and want to sell once I unpack my trailer.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ever wonder where old home movies on reels go???

I BUY THEM!!! I got a ton of goodies today including some old home movies on reels, some owls, film canisters, seahorses and a ton more! It was raining when I went out to the estate sales so not as many people were out at them (it was perfect!). I'll probably be running around all day tomorrow going to more but heres a peek at some of my goodies I got today

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I'm not going to lie, my blog needs a massive facelift along with my etsy. I have been meaning to do this for quite sometime but never got around to it.

Living with my parents at the moment is...well frustrating to say the least.
I have a tiny space in the garage where I do my work and it seems to be getting smaller and smaller with each week while someone (usually one of my brothers) puts things on or near my work space or parks a golf cart closer and closer to it. I really should have rented out a studio this month! But there's not much longer until we have our own place so I can manage.

There has been a nice heat wave going through our area this week too. I am actually enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. I have been riding bikes A LOT more than I used to and it's great, I'm trying to get toned up and be a little healthier than I used to be.

I've also been looking at paint colors for the new place! It's so close and once we get in the cleaning, painting and sanding will begin and I want to be prepared.

My camera is down at the moment and I still have to make a new photobox (waiting on the supplies to show for cheap or free, I'm planning on making an awesome heavy duty one) so nothing new to show you at the moment except for what I had photographed before I moved out of my apartment, those will be going up today!

Some other shop news is about my plugs. I will be discontinuing certain styles because the supplies will no longer be avalible to me, good thing I stocked up! I will be having a very large plug sale in Aug I'm juist not positive when yet (depends when I get the house all set up and moved in). With that news I will leave you with a photo of one of my new items!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Great News!!!

Okay so I know I haven't been on here lately, I blame the craziness that has been going on all around me! I almost have everything packed and ready to move. My apartment is full of boxes, it's depressing. We haven't been home a lot except to sleep (one of the reasons being that my apartment is so depressing!) Milo has play groups throughout the week and that gets us up super early! Then it's a lot of running around, cleaning the new place, packing and cleaning up the old place (finally shampooed the carpets! Almost in move out condition).
I have some super fantastic news!!! I got a house! It's amazing too this is the first and only one where I'm not nervous about buying. With all the other houses it just didn't feel right and this one defiantly does! It does need a new roof but I think we will wait until next year for that other than that it needs a super cleaning and paint. It's a 2 bedroom and 900 square feet so a good size, walk up attic and 1.5 bath (with the other bathroom being in the basement). The garage is AMAZING! It's insane and I believe I'm going to be doing a lot of upholstery in there. Everything is locked in so it's mine for sure!! And the neighborhood is soooo nice! We won't be closing until August 1st so that's a bummer but it will be worth it. Because of this awesome news I am having a sale in my shop! 35% off everything!! Not sure how long it will be on so if you've been eying something grab it now!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Still house hunting. Either I'm to cheap or the banks are dumb...I'm going with the banks are dumb.
Prices are still going down and there's more and more houses coming on and they think putting a house (that's super run down and possibly won't be able to qualify for a loan) up for $50,000 is a good price. I understand they need to make their money back but I don't see how these houses will ever sell for anything above $25,000 and that's pushing it. I'm sure if I keep going I'll get a great deal but I've been in far to many houses! It's actually pretty interesting and with each house I get more of an idea of what I want (it changes periodically).
On a different note, we finally have awesome weather! Pretty sure we'll be going out on a trolly ride today if we get enough done beforehand. The boxes in my place keep piling up!!! And we're getting rid of more and more. I'll probably be ready to move by mid month.
Milo had his first T-ball game yesterday! They did way better than I expected them to, the last practice everyone was kind of all over the place :/ So we'll be working on grounders today too!
Lady has a vet appointment tomorrow. She's been having trouble using her litter box so I'm pretty sure she has a urinary track infection and hopefully that's it and she's just not being territorial (don't think that's it because she pees in random spots, her new one is the bathroom sink UGH!). We're also finally getting her spayed but that's on the 30th of this month, same day I have to be out of my apartment....lets just say this month is going to be insane.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Back Again???

I'm a jumble of emotions right now! This morning I was very excited and motivated...not so much anymore. Either way I had some great ideas this morning that I would love to get back to once I'm feeling a bit more up to it. Here's a few things I've been thinking of.
I need to keep a positive attitude on things! I'm good at putting up a front but when I get on here it seems like I'm bummed or complaining over half the time. THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE!! I'd rather tell you guys about the fun stuff and concentrate on that.

I need to do a makeover on my shop and update a lot of things (I'm sure my blog could also use a makeover but we'll work on the shop first).

I need to take more pictures!!! I recently replaced my point and shoot because it broke quite awhile ago. Pretty sure I've only used the new camera once or twice and I've had it a couple months. I def need to get more pictures of Milo and myself!

I think I'm putting a lot of grief on the whole house situation and it's very draining and frustrating and it's really getting to me lately. That and the fact that we have less than a month before we have to move now! I already started packing sometime ago and I'm continuing to do so little by little. I'm also trying to clear out old projects (or projects never even started!) it's going pretty good but then I'll see something new and want to do it but don't worry I'm keeping some self restraint! I'm going to try and keep things updated on here (again! Ugh maybe I need a calendar to remind me??). So check back soon! Possibly doing Friday Favorites in the very near future :D

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Crazy Busy!

Whew this week/month/year has been way out there and I'm now just realizing it!
I have some bad news and some good news to share with you. Unfortunately the house I put an offer in on went into foreclosure this is both bad and good news, obviously I got my offer in to late but once it comes back on the market we're looking to put the offer in right away. In the meantime I'm still looking at other houses and have found a couple I like (with driveways!!!) I even put an offer in on one yesterday, even though I don't think I'll get it at the price I offered this gives me hope. I'm realizing more and more what I want and what is out there and there's a lot out there so I'm not going to sulk over one that I didn't get.
Right now I have a pink mushroom ottoman up in the shop on sale!!

I love making these guys but I don't have the room for them to take over my apartment.
I have quite a few new styles of plugs in my shop also and even some sales :D
Ever since the beginning of the year I've been non stop busy with orders, house hunting and thrifting. I love it and wouldn't change it one bit. There's a couple more projects I'm going to start on since I'm done with mushrooms at the moment so hopefully there will be some new items to share with you soon.
The weather is warming up and that means estate and rummage sales!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Not To Sound Like A Broken Record.....

I know I repeat a lot of the issues I have quite frequently, sorry for that. But.....I really need to figure out how to deal with these things! It seems like I try one thing and it works for awhile and then I either give up, forget or it doesn't work out. Humph. Some of the things I can think of off the top of my head are
Organization! Ahhh this one has always been my enemy! It's getting better but I still have troubles with it.
Doing one project and finishing/sticking to it. Another MAJOR problem. There's soooo many things I start and don't finish or I'll start orders and then go do something else before I finish those and it messes everything up. Some things I'm working on right now-orders (obviously), more mushrooms (Milo won't let me sell the originals), screen printing (I've made many screens but haven't printed them on anything???? Whats up with that!?!) and getting back into sewing just to name a few.
What I think would help most is having a room for my work but the loft I live in is just like a huge hallway with nothing sectioned off. I loved it at first but man now does it suck! Even if I don't want to do work it's staring me in the face and I have to do it. Looking at more houses this week so maybe we'll eventually find something. I'm not sure if I had mentioned before that I put an offer in on one and we're still waiting to hear back about that (if we get it I will be sooooo happy!). Well off to do more work! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wants Fulfilled!

So I will admit I splurged a bit last night, well then again I don't know if I can really say splurge when I only spent $70. Any how last night I got my box of wine and sat down to order my glasses! I ended up getting 3 pairs and a pair of prescription sunglasses all for $60, can't beat that! I can't wait to get them but will have to wait 2-3 weeks :(
Pics to come when they come in the mail!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Things I Want

Right at this exact moment there are a few things I would love to have and I can't decide if I should buy them or not with the possibility our offer on the house going through. I did just get my tax refund back and ALWAYS save it! I never spend it on myself so maybe this year should be different??? Or maybe not, ugh decisions decisions!
Anyway right now I would like

A box of wine!
Things have been....well I can't say hard but frustrating (I suppose) around here lately. I'm over thinking EVERYTHING and it's not doing me any good.

New glasses!
Last time I purchased glasses was a couple years ago from Zenni very very affordable cute glasses! I got two pairs (one that needs to be replaced after stepping on them) and would like more, maybe even some prescription sunglasses :D at $25 a pop I would like to get at least 4 pairs at the moment. That is a justifiable want and I may go ahead and get some....I do kind of need them to see :)

Ahhhh I love love love purchasing new plugs! I recently traded with a fellow plug maker I received them yesterday and they're awesome! I will def be buying some in the near future when I reach my goal size! I would love to get some pairs from Omerica Organic also, there's 3-5 pairs I'm looking at right now. The only problem is I hate buying plugs when I'm stretching up :( and I don't want to purchase some in my goal size and later find out I don't want to go that big/that size doesn't look good on me so I'm downsizing. Soooo that may have to wait....maybe next year :(

Those are the few things on my mind at the moment. I believe I may go out for a box of wine within the next hour or so and possibly order some new glasses later today! What are some of wants???

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Facebook Page!

I set up a new facebook page so I will actually get notifications whenever people comment on items or updates. That was one of the many things that I disliked about the fan pages, that and the fact that I was not able to receive messages. It's all set and ready to go! Please tell your friends! There will be special offers for Facebook fans only at times and one may be coming up soon :D

Monday, March 21, 2011

Soooo I will be putting an offer on a house tomorrow!!! I've been having issues with financing and being self employed (ugh!!) so I'll have to put in a cash offer. It's a short sale and those usually take a bit longer so hopefully I can figure financing out if they accept the offer that way I won't be putting all my money into it right away and i can have some to fix it up a bit. Super exciting! Not sure if I'll get it but I'm actually doing it and step by step getting closer to buying a house! I'll still be looking at others of course but this one would be awesome. It needs a few repairs but nothing big. The roof, electric, plumbing and furnace are all good. There are a few little downfalls about it, first off it stinks! Whew the people that lived there before had larger dogs (there's evidence of it!) so it would have to be cleaned A LOT and the carpet could come out but there's hardwood floors underneath so that's not a problem at all. There's also no driveway or garage :( but one can be put in pretty easily. It has a cute little fenced in yard and a enclosed porch. I won't get my hopes up but just sayin it would be awesome if we did get it! Fingers crossed!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Soooo many new things going on! We're actually starting to have decent weather (probably just jinxed myself there!) and new ideas are coming alive!

I'll start off with our house hunting. So far I've found two that were amazing and perfect for us, and they were both sold right after we looked at them :( so the hunt continues! The other day we ended up looking at 8 houses! One of which was filled with the previous owners crap and I was looking at that more than the house! They just throw it all out and there was some amazing stuff in there it made me sooo sad. After looking at 8 different houses all in totally different areas and all totally different in shape size etc. I'm starting to get a better feel for what we want/need. We did find a couple that we are going back to look at and one sticks out in my head as almost perfect except for the fact that there's no garage or driveway it's wonderful! I am also starting to get my pre-approval going after how many months of waiting on this and that. It's starting to look like we will be moving this summer!

Due to the fact that we are looking at houses I am trying to clear out a lot of stuff I no longer use or will not use in the very near future. We took a trip up to Mil yesterday and hung out with the fabulous Madam Chino. I was able to give her some of my fabric stash rather than just dropping it off at Value Village, I know she will appreciate it way more! She was also kind enough to give me a dress in exchange and it's beautiful! Hopefully I'll be able to get some pics of it up here soon!

Craft night is slowly turning back into craft night and I love it. The last one that I hosted only one person showed up but it was awesome! I worked on my mushrooms, she did book binding and we watched Mars Attacks, couldn't have gone any better. I am also making sure when I sit down at night and watch a movie that I always have something in my had to do!

Now for the grand finale! It ties in with basically everything I've mentioned so far 1. getting rid of stuff laying around the house so we have a lighter load when we move 2. craft night (due to the fact that it was my craft for craft night)

Super Mario World Mushrooms!

These are actually the second and third ones I made. The first has a home in my friends house (who got my mind rolling on this project). It was just a test one and made out of vinyl I had laying around. I love love love how they turned out! Now off to work soon! Have a great Sunday!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pajama Day

It's such an icky day out so we're staying inside and working on things around the house. I'm trying to get more items online but then something distracts me every now and then. I though I would share a few photos of my fancier plugs with you guys today :)

I updated my etsy avatar and still need to update my banner so slowly getting things together! Also looking into other websites so I can switch to my own, of course I'll still have my etsy! But I also want to focus on selling other jewelry at reasonable prices.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Still going through stuff and cleaning :)
I figured if I'm going to start it I might as well go all out and organize everything again. I am getting rid of tons of fabric, even some decent knit I never used to if anyone is in the southeastern part of WI and would like to take advantage of some free fabric send me an email at arksendeavors@yahoo.com
On the other hand I'm still holding onto some fabric I've had for at least 5 years!! Yeah I know it's kind of insane....not sure what I want to do with it but I need to do it soon so I'm giving myself a deadline for certain things. If I don't use it within the next month or so it's gone.
I am also looking at houses again (not sure if that was mentioned in any other posts) and would like to be out of my apartment by the end of my lease (July) so I def need to cut down on a lot since I really don't want to go through the hassel of moving tons and tons of crap again.
Wish me luck!!! Right now I'm at the point where I would like to get rid of 90% of my stuff and start over so if it comes down to it that may happen. I still need to get my vintage items on etsy and everything too. Ugh so much to do!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy late Valentines Day! Hope yours was as awesome as mine! Actually I didn't really do much of anything for v-day but I did get a special gift from a certain someone and it was totally unexpected :)

Right now I'm taking a little break from working. I'm going through one of my get rid of everything moods right now so there will be a bunch of new stuff in the shop for pretty cheap the next week or two (mostly vintage and some old stock plugs I just want to get rid of will be $7 a pair!).

I was also working on some new screens, last week I made some tiny ones (like 4x6 super cute!) that I wanted to put sizes on so I can screen sizes on my clothes rather than sewing in. The first go around of burning the screen was horrible and I had to wash them all out! Ugh and now one of them washed out already and one worked so fingers crossed the third will come out good. Now I understand far to well why some of my friends are very frustrated with screen printing at times!

Hopefully I will get some pictures up here very soon of things I have been working on. Have a good week!

Friday, February 4, 2011


Yay!!! Over 100 posts!

Okay now onto my questions for you lovely lady's that have etsy accounts and follow me. How the heck do you keep track of things?!?! I'm horrible at making logs and remembering who to contact about what. Do you have any special tips? I'm just now starting to write down etsy names and what they need/want to contact them back because I get so many convos during the week it's hard to go back and find them!
Am I the only one with this problem??? It's crazy overwhelming sometimes!

I also need to get on top of what size plugs sell more than others, it seems like I'm making an order to my tunnel supplier every two weeks! That leads to waiting for them to ship and paying for shipping. That and keeping other items in stock. After the blizzard the other day EVERYTHING was closed, I drove around like a mad woman because I wanted to get orders done but didn't have the correct supplies! Agh! I'm learning though.

Still looking into opening a brick and mortar store but I'm not the best at jumping head first into long term commitment things so we'll see. Not a problem though because I wouldn't want to start it up until late spring/early summer.

Hope you all have a great weekend! I'm off to have a sushi date tonight so that should start mine off great :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Last night we got hit pretty bad. I stayed at my parents so we could just kind of bum around because I knew for a fact I would not be able to make it anywhere in the morning and this way Milo gets to play with his uncles. Here's a little view from my neighbor from downtown where my apartment is

It's pretty much like that everywhere. I'm going to try and relax today but I'm already feeling antsy and it's only 9:30am :/
Maybe we'll go hop out in the snow soon :) Then back to work!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Okay so anyone that knows me knows I get a little out of control when I start certain projects. Maybe not the worst character flaw but def not good for the bank!

I've done it again! I was going on Jerrys Artarama (where' I've gotten screen printing ink before that I love!) just to check out prices and whatnot....well they had a 12% sale and free shipping on everything if you spent over a certain amount (I will not say what amount, it's not a ton but it's not cheap) AND IT ENDED TODAY!! So of course I had to get in on this and by things (even though they have these deals quite frequently).

Hopefully having all this stuff will get me to make more screens and use them! I hope I haven't gotten in over my head again but we shall see.

I'll never learn.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Who can now add screen printing to one of their many crafty skills???? THIS GAL! I'm sooo happy I finally did it! Last night I also made some of my own screens with some fabric from Joann Fabrics and picture frames from Value Village so hopefully those will work out! If they do I'll have a pretty cheap way to make my own screens. Now just to finally put down all my ideas onto screens, that will take some time for sure. I did snap a few pictures for you guys, horrible pictures but you get the idea.

If I didn't have enough to worry about I found this little bugger on my eye today. It's from either yesterday or today. No puking, sneezing, coughing or anything else that happened in that time to cause it so I'm assuming it's from stress :/

Things that have been stressing me out lately in no specific order
-the weather (and hating how it makes me feel)
-relationship stress
-my wisdom tooth coming in and chipping one of my other teeth
To fix all this I'm taking a night off and having craft night at my place, it's been way to long since I've had it. And all together just not worrying about anything. We all need to step back sometimes and relax! I need to remember this more often. I even took off this Sunday from bartending so I'm really trying to make this work out to my benifit.

Have a good weekend everyone!


Waiting waiting waiting!!!

Obviously I'm waiting for something but what you ask?
I just burnt a screen! Using the sun because I don't have the right kind of lights :/
Hopefully I let it sit long enough. After reading a bunch of stuff on screen printing I though I had it figured out the emolusion was supposed to get a little darker but it really didn't so I moved a stencil over a tad bit and saw it was yellow underneath so I went and washed it out. Looks great! But looks can be deceiving, for some reason I don't think I let it sit long enough so I'm letting it dry in the sun and will test it out later.
Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

MY 6th POST THIS YEAR AND IT'S STILL JANUARY! Hahaha I must say I am slightly happy about this (slightly being an understatement) maybe I'm blogging more because I haven't been to social in life lately??? Oh well.

Anyway I have a few pieces of good news. I'm not sure if I blogged about it a couple years ago when I bough oodles and oodles of screen printing supplies only to keep it for a year and sell it. About six months ago (actually probably more but I'll say 6 months to humor myself) I decided to give it a shot again and well...actually DO IT instead of letting it sit around. That got me nowhere. Last night I was sitting on the couch watching a movie after cutting up some patters and jumped into it! My screen is drying at the moment, fingers crossed I did everything right! And I am very excited about this but not excited enough to go out and buy tons of supplies again. For my first one I'm going to keep it simple and hopefully it goes well and isn't a discouraging disaster! I will keep you posted, I hope to have it all done by Friday :)

Some other good news is I have a few new shirt patterns and am going to jump back on the sewing bandwagon! I've been sooo busy with plugs lately I've been neglecting my sewing machines. My plug making station has even migrated to my sewing table :(
Expect some new clothes up in the shop! I will try my best to make same the same style in different sizes, something I've never done but need to! I know I have mostly had sz small and medium in shirts and I NEED to change that! I am also working on some more skirts.

One last thing! Again a couple years ago I wanted to open up a store in downtown Racine. I was thinking mostly handmade at the time but Racine isn't the best place for a store with only handmade things in it (I will admit this town is kind of cheap and sketchy at times). I looked at storefront prices and everything but was very discouraged and put it off. I am rethinking the idea and will be talking about it with a couple of close friends soon so it may be a possibility! Although I don't think it will just be handmade items. I'm thinking handmade/vintage/thrift but we'll see where we go from here. Right now it's just a matter of brainstorming.

This month has been super super hard but I'm trying to look on the bright side of things. Expect another post soon!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Packaging is a big part of selling online. So I was wondering how all you guys pack your items or how you like to receive packages when you purchase online.
Personally I am one of the people that don't really care because I basically buy supplies online and that's about it. But when I do splurge and buy something for myself I always get a little more excited when I see the colored tissue paper nicely wrapped around my new purchase (like a little present).
I have gone through many many different ways to package trying to figure out the best way that is both cost effective and beautiful. Some I will say weren't to great and if you received a poorly wrapped one I'm sorry :(
When I first started I would put my business card in a little baggie with the plugs and then in a bubble mailer, not to exciting. Then I had the great idea to add tissue paper and ribbon! But after receiving a package that was sent to a wrong address I realized this is not the best way. Going through all the machines at the post office made it look like a crumpled mess. After that I purchased little boxes and started doing it that way but then again receiving a bubble mailer with a white box....not to exciting. Ugh I couldn't win!
I recently was browsing on Uline and found the perfect little boxes!!!! They won't get crushed so the tissue paper will not crumple and they are the perfect size!
I took them to the post office and ran into some problems with a not so nice clerk stating that they are way to small, he can't fit anything on them blah blah blah. Very very discouraging! Even though they were less than 1/4" to small than a post card. So I'm just printing them out at home and guess what? The labels fit perfectly! I will be looking into boxes that are 1" bigger just to make the man happy and so I can send international packages the same way but talk about frustrating!
I will be putting up some pictures of the little guys soon, I'm so happy I found them! Hahaha sorry I get a little excited over little things.

New items will also be up in the shop soon! I found an AMAZING typewriter that I can't wait to show you guys!! I love photographing them :)

I will also be carrying plugs made with wood for those of you who dislike the steel. I personally can't wear steel to often in the winter because my ears freeze!!! They should be up in the shop within the next two weeks. Supplies will be limited until I know how much of a demand there will be for wood. They will also be $5 more.

Hope you guys have a great day!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Worn down

Worn down, but still excited for new things. I think the weather is just getting to me, a lot.

I was able to get my vacuum chamber up a running but it's not working as well as I though it was :( The vacuum I bought has a broken gauge and doesn't pull as much as a vacuum as it's supposed to. It still works but takes a long time! I'm experimenting with a couple different methods that might make it work better but so far no luck (then again I have only used it a couple times).

This week was a load on me! It was Milo's birthday (along with my brothers) and a lot of other little things thrown in that I had to do. I think I just need to sit down and relax a bit, I wish I had a fireplace. For Milo's birthday we went bowling! It was a blast!!! And tonight my parents are taking him to a monster truck show!!! I remember going when I was younger and it was a lot of fun so I know he will enjoy it.

Needless to say when he is out watching monster trucks I will be working on orders and finishing up tax stuff (almost done!!!). I may go moonlight bowling with a few friends and that should be a lot of fun. I will also be getting my hair cut today by a professional. I usually just cut my own hair (trim) and have gotten 2 haircuts by pros in the last 4 years...maybe 5 years. The other day I cut off about 4" myself and it already looks better and healthier. I may also be able to squeeze in a movie, I've been wanting to see the black swan since it came out!

I hope everyone has a nice weekend! Hopefully this dark cloud over my head passes soon. I think I just need to be more social and stop worrying about things.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Work work work work work.

The past three things that I have been constantly doing so far this month?

1. Preparing for taxes. I really really should have organized better last year!!! Ahhhh!!! Well at least I'm learning but doing everything last min is not the way to go! I will not be able to make some deductions this year because it would be just to much work to figure it out! This leads me on to #2

2. Organizing like a mad woman! I do this about once every three months. I go through the whole house and pile bag upon bag of things to go to Value Village and then drop it off when they are not open so I don't look like a mad woman (sometimes) returning things I bought there 2 months ago :/ But this time I am orgaizing EVERYTHING! Including my inventory. It's a big job but I'm definatly motivated by the tax season.

3. Court. I won't get into detail but of course at the worst time child related issues arise and I am being taken to court.

Whew! Talk about stressful! At least Christmas is over and I don't have tons and tons of orders to fill so I can organize and work on tax things. Although this has not kept me away from the thrift stores, but then again that's part of work too. I love the fact that when I'm out having fun shopping it's work and I'm enjoying it!

Yesterday I was able to grab this beauty!

I am soooo excited to try it out and I may replace my current machine with this one if it works good. Fingers crossed that it does! It's a portable machine (even though it's super heavy!) and even has the original box so when I'm done I can just store it away.

That's about it for now. I haven't really been able to do many fun things or even go online on tumblr or anything like that since I'm so busy but I should return soon!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


2010 You were an interesting year that taught me many things, both good and bad. Here's a few things that happened
-Realized after 3 years someones actions are not going to change. I'll admit that I knew this before but this was the year where I stopped caring and did not try to encourage things that will obviously never happen.
-Spent our first year renting an apartment where it's just us (Milo my son and I).
-Stopped buying so many things and got rid of a lot (still working on this one).
-Worked my butt off and in the end it paid off way more than I thought it would.
-Started looking at houses again, hopefully moving half way through 2011.
-Finally got back into dating and am still with this wonderful man.
-Cried, smiled and laughed a ton :)
-Got a kitten!!
-Started bar tending.
-Improved my skills.

Here's a few things I'm looking forward to in 2011.
-Starting my own website for plugs (not just handmade!).
-Improving my skills more (working on it right now!).
-Thrifting and auctioning more.
-Selling more vintage items and not just holding onto them.
-Clearing my life of unnecessary people and things.
-Buying a house.
-Exploring more arts/crafts.
-Sewing more! I fell behind a bit in that department this year.
-Possibly doing the 365 photo challenge.

There are tons more but it's almost time for work! I still do have to work on my goals list and keep it up all year! Last year was great and I'm hoping this year will be fantastic! Happy New Year!!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


New Years Sale!!!! 50% OFF EVERYTHING!! 12 HOURS ONLY 12PM to 12AM CST!
To get the 50% off you need to use coupon code NEWYEARS If you do not use the coupon code it will not be applied to your order.