Monday, March 12, 2018

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Hello it’s me again.  Lately I’ve been taking a step back from everything to reflect internally.  Sometimes I get too far ahead of myself and end up losing focus of what I’m really doing.  Or does that even matter??  From now on I am not going to talk about my plans but instead just do it and talk about it afterwards.  That way I won’t feel pressured into meeting a deadline or goal.  Also, if I want to continue writing on here, I will try my hardest not to talk about my personal life.  The day to day casual stuff is fine, just not my personal issues.  

Another thing I want to talk about briefly is misunderstandings.  I know I shouldn’t have to say this but I just want to put it out there that 99% of the time when I’m posting, liking, retweeting, or writing something it is for my own entertainment or to share with those who may have similar interests or see the world in the same way as I do.  Most of the time when I’m posting something I have no idea that I’ve offended someone.  I do have a tendency to say the wrong thing at the wrong time and I actually find that timing very funny sometimes.  Maybe our energies are aligned and that is what is causing the coincidences.  Maybe we need certain people in our lives to help us get to the next level.  This could be positive or negative.  Once you align your energy with someone, you start to sync up with each other.  I wouldn’t believe it if it didn’t happen to me but it has and still does!  But enough crazy talk...on most days I’m just doing my own thing and minding my own business.

Last week I got an order for 26 autism awareness bracelets from one of my ongoing customers, the Autism Community Store out in Denver.  I started working on them this weekend and will finish up and mail out this week. 

I’m so excited that it is almost spring!  Have a great week everyone!!๐Ÿ’š

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dog Years๐Ÿถ

Chuc mung nam moi everyone!  Today is the new year for many Asian countries.  We Vietnamese call it “Tet”.  It is the biggest holiday over there kind of like Christmas over here.  My family is celebrating tomorrow, we usually gather over at my parents.  There are also festivities at the Buddhist temple and some around town.  It’s funny because the only time I see so many Asians around here is during New Years.  There is not a lot of cultural diversity where I live but it is a lot better than it used to be. 
I made a sale on Etsy today so the year is off to a good start.๐Ÿ‘  It is for this turquoise copper bird charm bracelet.  A good sign I hope.

I have more items to list maybe next week.  I’ve been really busy at work and also with stuff around the house.  Actually things have been really hectic in general this month.  Being caught in the middle of this tug of war with the family is emotionally draining and I just wish everyone could get along.  I try to distance myself by knitting and watching the Olympics.  The latest project I’m working on is this hat for my sister in law.  Her birthday was on the 1st but we usually celebrate it on New Years because it’s so close.  Her favorite color is purple, hope she likes...

That’s it for now.  Need to get this hat done by tomorrow.  I don’t have to work on Monday because of Presidents Day, yay for that๐Ÿถ

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day!  My views about this holiday have changed a lot through the years.  To me it’s more about a universal love rather than a romantic love.  So enjoy your day with your loved ones, be kind to a stranger or whatever.  Just radiate love!  And if you are alone, know that I am with you in spirit.  Love to you all❤️

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Long Time, No Write

What’s up everyone!๐Ÿ‘‹  I feel like it has been forever since I last wrote even though it has only been a week. Things have been really hectic lately.  We’ve been doing some hardcore cleaning and in the next few weeks some major renovations.  One of the hardest lessons we are learning is to stop pushing people away and to accept help from others to get us back on our feet.  Maybe I can talk more about this in the future but for now it’s just too overwhelming.
This week I listed 10 new items and now have exactly 50 items listed which means I met my goal, yay.  I feel now like I’m at a good point to reduce my listings to just 2 or 3 new items per week.  It can be very time consuming to list new items especially if you are a perfectionist like me.  But I had fun going through the process.  It felt like old times just thinking of new ideas to make, taking pics, and coming up with cheesy descriptions.  Also, it looks like I am in dire need of a manicure, haha.  Maybe I should get a mannequin hand and neckline display instead of modeling them myself.  That would make things easier to angle for the camera.  But I don’t mind modeling.  Fun little fact..I actually did model for short time back in my early 20’s.  
This next week I’m going to get back into knitting.  I like to switch up my hobbies every once in awhile to satisfy my need for variety.  I really miss knitting, I think that is one of the reasons why I’ve been so on edge lately.  I also miss writing my posts of random topics.  Time to get back on it!
I keep falling asleep so I’ll end this here.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone.๐Ÿ’…

Friday, February 2, 2018

I’m on a Roll

I’ve been working super hard this week and really proud of myself for accomplishing more than I set out to do.  I was able to add a total of 11 new items to my shop this week!  It’s like once you get into a habit of doing things, it starts to become routine.  I work on the majority of my kreations and listing write ups at night.  Then I usually bring the finished items to work with me and take pics during my breaks and do a quick listing if I have time.  My goal is to keep at least 50 items listed at all times, right now I have 40.  After I hit that mark I can go back an inactivate any items that show the least amount of activity and replace it with new ones.  I probably won’t list any new items this weekend but will keep making new stuff to add for next week.
  Things have been changing a lot for me and my family the past few months.  It’s almost like a collective transformation is occurring.  I do believe it’s true that the people you surround yourself with have a huge influence in your life whether you realize it or not.  There’s been a lot of clearing out of the old to make room for the new, some wake up calls, and unexpected blessings in disguise.  It’s just been so strange lately but I do believe that we’re heading into a much more positive direction.  Just got to make it through these next few weeks!  Happy weekend to you all.๐ŸŒŽ

Monday, January 29, 2018

Recap Monday 01/29/18

Hello Everyone!๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป‍♀️.  Well I got my laptop today and I love it๐Ÿ˜ It is super fast and in excellent condition.  I am currently downloading programs on it.  My cat loves it as well.  She just plopped on top of it.  Probably for the warmth๐Ÿ˜ธ.

I’m going to take a break from knitting this week to focus solely on stuff for my shop.  I have these conversation heart charms that I have no idea where I got from but they are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Here are the items I’m using for the current zodiac sign Aquarius.  Blue glitter vile as water for the water bearer, get it?  The purple birthstone here is amethyst.  I love the iridescent mermaid scale charms, they’re so pretty!
I will have these listed by the end of the week. 

Last week I thought I would give crocheting another try.  I think I finally got the hang of it but it is too soon to tell if I will like it or not.  So far I don’t like it as much as knitting.  Here is a sample of what I did.

That’s it for now, have a great week!๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐Ÿซ

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

I Found One๐Ÿ’ป

I bought a refurbished Dell Latitude E5420 laptop today off Ebay.  I only paid $155.00, free shipping.  I’ve never bought a used or refurbished computer before but the seller had good reviews on similar items and there is a 30 day warranty.  It has everything I need plus Windows Office which I usually have to purchase separately on a new computer.  Crossing my fingers with this one.  I usually have great luck with Dell so I’m not too worried.  I might have to hide it from my son though because he is a computer addict.  In fact, he was the one that dropped & broke my last laptop!  If he sees this one he will be all over it!  He already has his own computer, an iPad, 2 kindle fires, and my old iPhone so back off.
 I also emailed the person who created the Blogger Pro app and he said that Google suddenly discontinued certain features on all apps without warning which includes uploading pics.  The good news is that he made an update to fix this and sent it to Apple and to check back in 24 hours.๐Ÿ•ฐ