April 5, 2019
I have not been writing a whole lot lately. I have been working on new styles of necklaces for my online store as well as making a whole bunch of stuff for the craft show I’m doing on the 27th. It’s been crazy around here. I got enrolled in school today too so come August I will be back in college. I just have few basics to finish up then I will be moving on to University where I plan to major in English or creative writing. Not sure yet but I have some time to decide. Cillian starts preschool this fall as well so we’ll both be in school. To be honest I have been feeling really overwhelmed. When I’m overwhelmed I tend to just shut down and focus on what I’m doing. I tend to ignore people and other things that my brain doesn’t deem important, like cleaning. I just get hyper focused and my brain can’t take anything in until I finish all the things I need to do. Even writing this post is hard because I know I need to go outside and take advantage of the beautiful sunshine to take photos of my new jewelry to post on my Shopify website. I have new styles coming next month.
April 6, 2019
So I started collecting crystals this year and I have to say I don’t know why I didn’t start sooner. They are so beautiful and I want as many as I can get. I can’t wait to buy a house so I can really decorate with them. There are a lot of people who believe in healing energies from crystals and I’m not saying there aren’t. I just like them because they’re pretty and if they just happen to help the energy flow in my house then bonus. I am not against anything bringing positive energy into my life or taking bad energy out. I might also be slightly addicted to bidding for these babies on Ebay.
April 9, 2019
Today was a fun day. The boys and I went to the park with my friend Karen and her son, Elijah. We also had pizza for lunch. Once we got home the boys were crazy. You would think that getting their energy out and getting fresh air would wear them out but no. They get all wound up. Felix finally took a nap and so did I. It wasn’t much of a nap really because Cillian is going through a bad boy stage right now and does everything he knows he’s not supposed to. I’m about ready to pull all my hair out with this kid. He just has so much attitude lately. I’ve heard that’s what happens when they’re four or almost four. They start to get this independence and they think they don’t have to listen. I have to repeat myself with him because he blatantly ignores me, or he’ll tell me no or he hates me. He talks back and he is always huffy. I’m so glad he’s starting school this fall. I think because we’re always around each other we just get on each other’s nerves. I think we just need some time apart.
April 23, 2019
I found this large man’s shirt at the thrift store yesterday. I really liked the pattern of it, it was too loud for my husband’s taste so I got it for myself and turned it into a crop top. It turned out really cute and it only cost me $3! I love stuff like that. I also found an old beaded necklace there for $5 that I took apart and plan to use the pieces in other necklaces I’m going to make. I want to have a “one of a kind” collection on my online store so I can have just special pieces that you can’t find anywhere else. I never thought of myself as a crafty person but apparently I am and I freaking enjoy it. (I can make a mean scrapbook as well.) My craftiness will come in handy when my boys get older and have class projects. I can’t wait. I made this necklace the other day and I love it so much I’m keeping it for myself.
Isn’t it pretty? I’m telling you, it’s getting harder to let certain pieces go. I just want to keep them all. I need to wear it and give it a test drive.
April 30, 2019
Well my craft show was not a total failure. I made a profit of $35, which is better than nothing. It would have been nice to make more for six hours of work but it was my first go and I learned a lot. So I guess you could say I also earned some experience as well as my small profit. I wanted to go into it without getting disappointed but I just couldn’t help it. I plan to keep going though. I will not give up. I also got a really bad sunburn while we were out there. We forgot sunblock so we roasted. By we I mean my husband and I. He helped me work my first craft show and I was so glad he was there with me. I just love that man.