Friday, July 19, 2013

Back To School

These are some of the best Yo Mama jokes I've heard in a longtime.  I know it's about using Kmart's layaway but the kids in this are so, so good.
Yes people, it's that time of the year once more.  Back to School.  This year I only have one, she's a senior this year.  I can't wait.  Not for her to go back to school but to finish school.  This is the child that makes my day almost everyday.  Like most relationships we have our moments, but there is always a "I love you, mommy," with a kiss on the forehead.  She loves to bend down and hug me.  You see she's 5'10" and I'm 5'3".  I think if she could pick me up, she would.

This is the year I don't have to buy cases of notebooks and composition books.  A cart of pens and pencils.  We haven't gotten our supply list yet but knowing me I got most of it stashed anyway.  There was a time I had five in school and I spent the month of August buying all the items over and over that I could and this went on into September.

My daughter assured me that she didn't need a lot, especially in the way of clothing, just a pair of shoes and some composition books.  As luck would have it, I was cleaning out my closet and low and behold were a box of notebooks, composition  books along with boxes of pencils and mechanical pencils, blue, red, black in pens and highlighters.  I they were buried in the back hidden by shoe boxes.  I called her into my room and we had a good laugh. 

It might be a little late to start but I'm starting my fall winter clothing for my ETSY Shop.  I know most of you that have online shops are ready for the back to school crowd that will be visiting you and ready to ship.  I applaud you, me it seems that I'm a little behind seeing that I work totally alone.  One day, one day, I'll have some help, if only it's little granddaughter of mine.  She loves to watch me work, it's hilarious to watch her 10 month old face and eyes fixed on my hands as I knit or crochet.  Yep she will be my helper soon.

Well, guys I just want to share this commercial with you, I know the same commercials don't air across the board in this country.  So this is for those who haven't seen it.  Watch and enjoy.  Talk to you later.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


. KISS, one of my daughter's favorite words. She used it quite frequently before leaving for school three years ago. She used it so much I had to find out why. She explained to me when she told someone KISS, it meant 'Keep It Simple Stupid'. According to her that most of time we spend our time making everything more complicated than what it need be. I was thinking about this the other day and I think I figured out why I'm always so tired, in trying to stock my shop, I'm not keeping it simple. I have so many varied interest that I can't decide which one I really want to dedicate myself to. I love to knit, sew and crochet, not to mention jewelry. Being a creative person missed the point of keeping my shop simple. As online shop owners we should strive to keep our categories and product line straight forward so our customers know who we are. Making sure our potential customers understand exactly what we do. Get know for being the best in what it is we do. I work hard at being the best at whatever I do. I look at my shop and see beautiful items but no cohesion. I think that now is the time to narrow my view to pick something and make it my focus. I've that my inspiration lately has been the newest member of my family, my granddaughter. Lately it has been shoes/booties but there is so much more to do. It's coming upon the fall of the year, yes I know summer just kicked in but there will be a need for fall/winter items before we know it. If we're into handmade, it's gonna take time to produce and this is a good time to start. School just ended and know is the time to start the new school year shopping. After thinking school think of the year's end holidays that are also upon us. So this month I will start taking a long look at my shop and see what it is I can take away and what I should keep. Decide on the sizes I want to make and handle and definite color decisions. Sometimes less is more and more can always be added later. But sometimes a few simple items are the only things necessary for sales. To anyone who reads this and has visited my shop I apologize for the confusion. I promise by the end of the year I will be able to look at my shop and smile and not just look at a finished product, photograph it and place it in the shop.