Sunday, January 20, 2013
Lil came running into the bedroom at 7:00 overflowing with excitement proclaiming, "It SNOWED!!!!" I had to burst her bubble and inform her that just because there's snow doesn't mean there is no school. :sigh:
It should be noted that I've been unable to get Bitty moving at any speed even approaching slower than sloth since we returned to school. Friday morning, however, she was up and dressed in multiple layers, had dressed her sister, and had had breakfast all before 7:45. Unbelievable!
It may not have been much, but it was something, and the girls had a chance to get out and play in it, even if only for an all too short hour of fun.
Friday evening Brien and I went to a "young families" parents' night out social. The RE K-5 parents were invited to an evening of faith and fellowship, and it was really just an opportunity for us to get together and get to know one another better. We had a blast, and wound up coming home about an hour later than we had anticipated. Whoops!
Later that morning we visited the Habitat for Humanity Restore, and I have to tell you, that was loads of fun! I enjoy a good thrift store, and this was thrift store combined with home goods combined with building supplies. There were dishes, lamps, mirrors, light fixtures, paint, storm doors and windows, and so much more. There were pieces of furniture from a hotel renovation (at least I'm assuming that's what happened as there were a ton of hotel lamps and mirrors there as well and I even saw one of those wall mounted Sunbeam hair dryers!), and an entire kitchen from the cabinets to the granite counters. It was amazing and I can't wait to go back. :o)
I knew with the way I'm accumulating washi tapes I needed some way to store them. That big bin off to the right there would have worked, but I wouldn't have been able to see them. They're pretty and cute and I don't want them tucked away (same goes for my ribbons!), so I went on Amazon and began thinking about clear containers and such things. My initial thought had been a mug tree, and I found a cute one, but then it hit me, a straw dispenser! Perfect! They're in sight, they're contained, and the container fits my space beautifully. :o)
I found some cool tiles at the Restore and thought they would make great coasters. Ellie will tell you they're "hepsagons". May I just tell you she floored me with that one?
Anyhow, I got them home and couldn't wait to start putting washi tape all over them. :oP
However, the big news from this weekend is I think I've just about convinced myself to open an Etsy shop selling my cards and crafts (such as these coasters). I've discussed the pros and cons with Brien and I've laid out a plan. I've worked out shipping and pricing and what I need for inventory, and now all I need to do is open the store and have some customers...that's the part that makes me nervous.
I'm excellent at big ideas and making plans, but this is bigger than anything I've ever taken on. As good as I am at making those plans, the details bog me down. I'm always afraid I'm going to forget something or not plan for something. But, I walked through this with Brien, step-by-step and wrote and planned for close to three hours last night. I think I'm as ready as I'll ever be. Now all I need to do is take photos and open the shop. Ulp!
We're to have dinner with friends tonight, so I must be off. I'm taking my no-nap-Beanie with me so I'm not sure how long we'll be able to stay...we'll see.
See above--there are a TON up there!