Thursday, December 27, 2012

End of the year thoughts!

2012 is coming to a close and I want to share what 2013 has to offer!

I've had fun! This year was a real learning experience. I learned what worked, what didn't and what I want to accomplish for the new year!

I have a 4 page list of hats I need to get done for the new year! The first thing I am working on is VALENTINES DAY!!

~Monkey Love- Sock monkeys with a v-day theme
~Love bug- Little lady bug hats (with hearts)
~Whoooooo Loves You!?- V-day owl hats

This should be fun! Then onto Pattys Day, Easter, and then working more on face painting because that's when the "painting season" begins! YES!!!!!

I will be keeping a stock of certain hats for quick sale and for the craft fairs. Last year I was just making random stuff, and at the end of the year I was left with them. I had the auction, and they are thankfully all in new homes, but I want to avoid this next year. I will make a list of them in another blog post for quick access for you all.

As always PLEASE let me know if you have ideas or questions or anything! I really love when customers and readers let me know when there are opportunities for me to be a vendor at fairs and other places, so please if you hear of something going on, let me know!

I hope you all had a WONDERFUL holiday, whatever you celebrate :) 

Goodbye 2012! HELLO 2013!!

What is my resolution? The normal: Lose weight blah blah. I actually DID this one last year, 60 lbs, so I don't feel like such an ass when I say that's one of my resolutions. I'm hoping for at least 30 more this year, so as long as I get that done if I lose more its just a happy extra :) This means working out more, and actually taking the time for myself and not being so worried that I have to do everything perfectly. The dishes can wait, the floors don't HAVE to be vacuumed RIGHT NOW, get your happy ass outside and go for a walk.

Another is to not care what others think about me so much. I'm me and if others don't like it, they don't have to. As long as I like me, and I'm a good wife and mother, the rest doesn't matter.

I want to make sure my kids know that hard work is rewarded, and slacking is not. I want to teach DP the best I can, and make sure that when he does get back into public schools, he has a heads up above the rest. I want to get Jo into gymnastics or dance, shes so dainty and she would love it. I want to continue to be the most supportive wife I can be to B, and continue to focus on some "us" time, and to make more memorable times together.

Lastly, I want to get better at my work. I'm decent at it now, and pretty fast, but I want to expand to different things.Maybe make a sweater, some booties, or more blankets! This year I want to jump on getting the vendor spaces and jobs so that I can actually feel like I am contributing to our income :) That would make me very happy.

This is long, but not unattainable. All of this can be done, and will be in 2013