Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!

I know it's early for us here in Alabama but I'm sure that I won't be on here later.  I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and hope that 2011 brings 10x more joy than 2010 did.  I am looking forward to a wonderful year and let's look at the new year with a positive attitude.


I had planned on sleeping in this morning and had no success.  That's not a bad thing, had a very informative morning.  I got up and started reading two soap making forums that I am a member of trying to get some inspiration and help.  Needless to say that I did get that but it is so overwhelming all the information that is out there that I think that I might now have information overload, LOL.  Any way, I did get some inspiration so I am motivated.  I do hope that next year will be a much better year.  I plan on making some changes that hopefully will broaden my horizons.  I look forward to the new year with a positive attitude and new approach.

Plans for my New Year's Eve

Although I am off from work tomorrow, I am on call so I will be spending my New Year's Eve at home.  My plan is to sleep in (something I never do) and then get up and make some new soaps.  I purchased several new fragrances and have read a few tutorials so I am excited about trying some of the new things that I learned.  Be on the look out for pics of what is in the works.  I also have a facebook page so come join me over there as well and get a first look at new items that I have made.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The New Year is Fast Approaching

Well I must say that 2010 could've been a whole lot better.  I have gotten discouraged the last few months and had seriously considered closing up shop.  My youngest son, Ryon who is a go-getter, not afraid of anything, willing to try something once type of guy, told me that I was not a quitter and that I couldn't give up because things will get better.  I have always said that Ryon was my hero because of his attitude and assertiveness.  I'm not a quitter and took what he said to heart.  I thought, "How can I do better next year?"  I decided that I would branch out in the craft fairs and festivals and go beyond Alabama.  I plan on being a vendor at several shows in Georgia and Tennessee.  I plan on networking; although I thought that I was doing that, but going to put myself out there more than I have.  I am open to ideas and suggestions and would love to hear from others on what they did to expand and gain more publicity.   Like the slogan Nike "Just do it" I am going to do it!  I look forward to a better year for my business as well as in my personal life.  Got to have a positive attitude.

Friday, December 24, 2010

New Cards

I made a few cards a few weeks ago.  I really need to get back in the swing of things.  Like I said in my previous post, I have so many ideas, that I need to make them a reality.  Anyway, here are some pics of my recent cards.


Well Christmas is right around the corner or better yet, right next door :).  I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas this year.  I haven't really been in the Christmas spirit this year but I am holding on that 2011 will be a bigger and better year for me personally and for my businesses.  Have many plans and ideas for the upcoming year and want to bring them to fruition.  Let's see what the new year brings!