Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

First haircut complete w/cheesey smile. (I cheated w/words!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Grace In Small Things - #5

I am so behind on this blog. My job hunting, trying to do my own thang, and parent my little girl is taking so much out of me. I can't seem to find any free time. Hang with me!

1. Tearing up over a child's first haircut because you love them so much.
2. My car runs.
3. Girl Scout cookies. Wait, should I be thankful for those?
4. Today. It's a beautiful day outside.
5. Post-It notes, how I love thee.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Fabulous Find Friday

This week’s Fabulous Find Friday (yes…I know…FINALLY!) is an adorable shop I found when she commissioned me to do some custom work for her. PAPER FUN is simply adorable, whimsical and adds just the right touch to gifts, party bags and scrapbooking.

Paper Fun was created as a way for its owner, the lovely Annette, to share her hobby with others. She started scrap booking over seven years ago. About a year and a half ago she really discovered her niche making these adorable boxes and party favors. She is a stay at home mom of three, which is no easy task, and still finds time to create inventory and run her shop. I don’t know how she does it!

She is very intent on keeping prices affordable so everyone has a chance to buy something beautiful. She wants you to know that she enjoys a challenge so if you want something special, custom orders are always welcome! No obligation to buy…you can work together to see what comes out of the melding of imaginations. But of course, I’m pretty sure you’ll be pleased with the results.

Doesn't this look good enough to eat? This chocolate cake favor box comes in a set of 12. Fill it with what you like! Deeelicious! I want to eat the box itself! Forget the treats!

I think I saw this dress on the red carpet! Oh, wait - it's a party favor box (mmm...chocolates inside, maybe?) and comes in a set of 12.

These dresses are so darn cute. I love the polka dots and coordinating colors...

Seriously folks, what little girl doesn't want her own castle? Set of 12, your choice of design.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Grace In Small Things - #4

1. Diet Coke. I cannot quit thee.

2. My lightly shimmery sparkly nail polish from Ulta. Clear with a touch of pizazz that only you notice.

3. Discovering my snuggly hoodie behind the jackets.

4. Left over pizza.

5. My new printer, which rocks my world.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Grace In Small Things - #3

1. A small girls head smushed close near her Play-Doh pancake muttering over and over again, "It smells GOOOOOOD!"

2. Chocolate Chip cookies from this place.

3. Soft sheets against my face.

4. My husband can be super goofy and it often makes me smile.

5. My Minnesota Twins t-shirt I got when I was 12. It's so soft and worn and ugly.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Grace In Small Things - #2

1. Lunch today at Chick Fil A with a friend and her son.

2. Health insurance for my daughter (Dr.!).

3. Remembering that Sesame Street exists and showing it to my daughter.

4. Extra sweet watermelon gum to divert my chocolate cravings.

5. Lip gloss.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Grace In Small Things - #1

In order to feel more connected to the positive in life, I've decided to jump on the bandwagon and participate in Grace In Small things. I may not post every day, but I will do my best to stay faithful.

1. My daughter walked up to me and said, "I make you happy, Mommy!" and planted a kiss on my mouth.

2. The nice lady on the phone who will wrangle some health care quotes for me.

3. Lunch with an old boss today - something to look forward to.

4. Getting to stay in bed for an extra thirty minutes.

5. 10 left over Peanut M&Ms on my desk, which are now in my belly!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Helloooo.....I need some light!


It's funny how life works sometimes. Here I am plugging away at life and WHAMMO - I hit a speed bump. Like many folks out there, my creative hobby is my passion. I love creating and expressing myself. I love the challenge of starting my own shops on ETSY and ARTFIRE and have so much to learn, but I am champing at the bit to learn it. My sister and I inspire each other and keep each other going.

Right as I was poised to go full throttle with everything Spindlegraphics, some darkness fell into my life. My "real" job has been hit by the economy and our entire office is closing very, very soon. So I am again redirected to "real" life and need to get all of that figured out.

Trying to balance finding a "real" job and trying to make my passion my "real" job has thrown me for a loop! Is anyone else out there experiencing the same difficulties?

Also - I LITERALLY need some light. I can tweak my shop photos until the cows come home, but I have to admit that I need some better in-home lighting to get my pictures crisp and clean the way I like to see them.

Here's an example of one of my photos of a listing I just put up.

Does anyone have any tips on balancing life and creativity and/or any photo tips?

Thanks peeps!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

This is What My Holiday Has Meant for this Blog

In the spirit of Wordless Wednesday, which I missed AGAIN, I am posting this photo to show you just HOW incredibly PRODUCTIVE I have been since Christmas.

Happy 2009 and may we all be freshly inspired!