I am setting some goals for myself, I know that I need to make changes.
- Every week I want to complete two craft projects and get them posted on ebay or etsy. This could be a simple as a doll skirt or a necklace. I need the extra income and I haven’t been doing very well on making product to sell.
Don’t mind the shameless self promotion —> http://www.etsy.com/shop/kurtzcrafts and http://myworld.ebay.com/missi_eagles
- I want to lose at least ten pounds by the end of August. I know that gives me six whole weeks for a measly ten pounds, but I want an achievable and surpassable goal. I want to look back and say I put the cherry on top if I am able to lose more. The photo beneath is of me this last week while on vacation. This angle gives me an idea of how much I’ve really spread in the horizontal direction, something you can’t really see from the standard front angle in the mirror.
- I need to post to my blog more! I’m going to try for at least twice a month, hopefully more now that I have a smart phone again, making it easier to post. Whether it’s just a musing about my day, or a new craft project/tutorial, I need to be more present.
I’m not sure how I feel about the changes yet, but I do need some time to adjust. I’ve been mad with paper writing lately, procrastinating and treading water to the point where I won’t get anything at all done, including the things I want to do. I made a skirt for Mei, my 43cm doll and plan on making a matching top to go with it, but that is about as far as I’ve come.
I’ve also taken the head off my little hujoo doll to experiment with opening her eye sockets more and sanding her smoother. I paid next to nothing for her, so I don’t mind the imperfections, nor the experimenting.
Happy New Year! How did everyone spend their last night of ’12?
I spent it without my husband, but my best friends, and it was fantastic!
Not everyone got Christmas cards, so I made some new year cards. This involved a photo and Happy New Year printed on card stock, spray adhesive, and glitter! The flower up in the corner is recycled newspaper and the chipboard numbers are from BasicGrey’s Fact & Fiction line. The background behind Happy New Year is glitter I found and copied and pasted til it made an entire background =)
I pray that 2013 shows you blessings beyond your wildest dreams, and you go for the gold in whatever you undertake!
Well, it’s here! It doesnt’ quite feel like Christmas, but I’m bustling away anyway. I have stockings to finish, a tote bag to make, and there is a turkey in the oven. There is still much wrapping to be done, and if it’s all finished in time, I’m going to make some more pot holders.
My husband and I were talking about it, and I’m going to make an “office day” to work on my business. I think it will be Mondays. I’ll be working on my stock, taking photos, posting on my blog and etsy, and trying not to spend too much time on Facebook! lol
I also am excited to start a memory jar that I saw on Pinterest. You just take a big mason jar and as good things happen (or bad) you jot it down on a slip of paper and put it in the jar to reflect over at the end of the year. I’m excited about this because as I am trying to reflect on 2012, I’m kind of only remember from October on. It scares me that I remember so little of the year, but a lot has happened in my family’s lives.
My sincere prayer is that you and your family have a Merry Christmas, and that 2013 is filled with abundance!
So theornamentgirl.com is one of my new favorite places to surf! I just saw on her facebook a popcorn ornament and had to wander over to her blog to see it! (click on the pic to go to the tutorial)
oooooo and I was reading through the comments and found another good idea! If you don’t want to pop corn in a glass ornament, find the plastic ornaments that open all the way and pop it before hand!
I have been a busy little bee! Someone asked about scarves, so I’ve been crocheting my little heart out! I have some scarves, a few infinity scarves, and a few flowered ear warmer headband thingies… LOL I know, what a thing to call them!
I had a little fun making business cards with scrapbook supplies =) I had some from vistaprint, but they didn’t have this blog on them, and they were just so blah… I hate to waste them =(
I’ve also been trying to sew for my tiny doll, she is proving very hard to sew for! I’ve named her Ramona.
There was a little snow the other day, but this tree just won’t give up it’s leaves! (sorry, early morning photo and I couldn’t hold still for the exposure)
Reese’s Puff’s Muffins? Not so sure about them…
I need to make a trip to the store- I need wood dowels to devise a display rack, wood glue for said wood dowels, hot glue sticks because I lost my bag of them, and narrow blue and white ribbon to match the fabric I’m making scrap drawstring bags out of.
How are your holiday preparations coming along? I’m hosting Turkey Day dinner at my house on Friday, we are traveling to the Hub’s aunt’s house on Thursday.
Here is the ad for one of the two craft shows I’ll be at in Owosso coming up in December. Ad was created by Meeshi Sense Photography.
I just find that pictures do more justice than me rambling on for no reason. I especially don’t want to get myself started on politics…
I’m doing two craft shows coming up; December 1st at Baker College in Owosso, and December 2 at Gutting Law in Owosso.
Kid Size Rainbow Scarf
Sneak Peek at Monster Blanket
Takeout Boxes made with my Cricut
Taffeta Infinity Scarf
*sigh* It’s almost November. While I am excited for the holidays, I am not excited for the big bad S word and cold that hits Michigan around this time. There was already a little icy slush this morning which made me want to cry. The wind has been awful here, and I pray that those on the east coast are safe, warm, and dry.
Today I should be making cards and purses for the craft show this weekend, but with Halloween looming over me, I don’t want to do anything but play video games. =P Since I’m being a slacker, I’ll post a few pictures I’ve taken lately.
Yeah, that’s my car in the background. This is our little ornamental tree in front of the condo.
clouds through the dying grasses
railroad tracks in downtown Howell
leaves under the cemetery fence
Trees outside the cemetery
Thanks for wandering by! Hopefully I really will get some work done and take pictures. Tomorrow is the big Trunk n Treat at Fowlerville United Brethren Church. If the weather holds, it will be our biggest turn out yet, we were able to send home 2000 flyers with elementary students!! Praise God for the schools letting us! If you live in the Livingston County, Michigan area, we’ll be at FUB from 6-8pm, passing out candy from trunks (at least 40 trunks!) playing games inside, and feeding everyone free food!
I’m getting the holiday season started with my Close To My Heart business, and having an online gathering. If you’d like to look around or order, go to www.melissakurtz.ctmh.com and at some point it will ask you if you are ordering from a gathering. There is only the one open right now. =)
I’m going to try and get it closed up Saturday or Sunday. Below is the Stamp of the Month for October. With the stamp of the month program, you spend $50 and get the stamp of the month for just $5. ($17.95 regular price, and only available Oct. 1-31)