Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Etsy.

So far, so good. I made my first official sale via etsy.com the other day and it felt good. It was also surprisingly motivating! I was thinking 'Uh oh, I just sold half my inventory!'. So, with that, I am going to stock that baby to the gills. Keep checking back. I am trying to keep things fresh and new there, so there is constantly something to look forward to! My link is on the sidebar (of this here blog), but just for extra credit, You can also click here to get to the shop.

I know I am a couple days behind on the Father's Day post, but I don't feel as though I want to let it pass without recognizing it. I was lucky enough to get to celebrate with 4, YES 4, great dads. First of all, Travis
-- best dad ever. Sophia and I got him a hammock and we spent the day in the yard doing yardwork and planting new bamboo (his other baby).

I was also lucky enough to run into my dad on that special day. He is great -- thanks to him for not only being an awesome dad, but also, a WONDERFUL Grandpa. So amazing to watch him and Sophia together, they make quite the pair, and share a hilarious sense of humor.

Now for dad #3, Tim has been my other wonderful dad and Grandpa for Sophia, thanks to him for also being so wonderful and accepting in ALL that I do. So supportive and always kind.

Last dad of the post, dad #4, Brother John. My brother was lucky enough to celebrate his first ever father's day. What a lucky guy, he somehow got one of the CUTEST baby girls ever! He is a great dad and I am so proud of him..... Now if only I could get him to move a liiiittttle bit closer so I could see his lovely family more often...
That is only 4 of the great dad's I know and admire. You guys are all so special in my life. With that said, I also must recognize the other side, Happy Father's Day to ALL the dad's, including Uncle Toby, Uncle Ariah, Grandpa Bob -- You guys are all wonderful!

Friday, June 19, 2009

amazingly creepy. wow.

What is this technological world coming to? This is amazing, yet scares the crap out of me, all at the same time!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

busy. busy. busy.

SO far, here is the score:

Use that new sewing machine
Sew pillow(s)
Sew Sophia a new skirt
Get an Etsy store up & running
Print and mail wedding invites
Confirm wedding location
find a job
fill out 8,000 applications...
Make a portfolio
clean the house
screen printing
fathers day gifts/cards
blah, blah, blah

TIME= none

Why does it always happen that way?
BUT, there has been some success! Etsy store, officially open: my etsy shop I need to add some more items, but a start is there at least!
I also somehow got a portfolio made & washed the dishes. Progress, even if just a little at a time, feels so good. :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I just came to a realization.

All these people blog about what they love. What they do. How they relax, kill time, pass the days. I just realized, when I am stressed. When I need a moment of downtime. What do I do? I read their blogs, about what they do. Then I daydream, just a little bit, that I am living that life for just a moment -- but rather than completely living that life, I am only enjoying that lifestyle. I still have my home, family and friends. I just enjoy doing things that, maybe, I have never even done. Or better yet, doing things that I want to do, but can't find the time, and when I do have the time..... I just sit and read about it!

So, thank you to all my daily blogs -- thank you for updating. Thank you for just posting something that, maybe you think nobody reads. But, I do. And I love it. It makes me smile.

Thanks to these peeps (check them out and daydream...): Soulemama, a lovely morning, hulaseventy, Petra, Molly, Sandy, howaboutorange, Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Monday, June 8, 2009

just in case you are wondering...

If anyone is ever in a predicament of "I would sure love to get Esther an awesome gift. One that she will truly love and never forget..." Here is an idea. Now, just a head's up, it would be a bit pricey, and there would probably have to be a plane ticket purchased and all that jazz, but I am telling you, if you ever want to win me over... Here it is.


That's all I am going to say. I would probably LOVE almost any of the courses, I prefer handy-work over writing, but I think I would love to explore any of the topics.

Just in case you are wondering. :)

Any takers?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

cool new website...

I was looking at a Communication Arts Magazine today and on the cover, there is this great little illustration. I realized it is the website for Tracy Chapman! I love it, it is a great interactive website -- fyi, you may need flash to access it, but I think it's worth a flash download! Enjoy, here is the link! http://tracychapman.com/

Trying to jump on the green train...