Saturday, October 10, 2015


Well, it's been a long time my friends, I don't really know what happened, I think I just lost my mojo and got bored, and stopped blogging, making jewelry, all the things I love to do.  But it's all slowly coming back to me, so I'm going to dip my toe into the water and see how it feels.

I haven't been making a lot of jewelry lately, I'm really just not sure where I want to go with my business.  I still love making jewelry, but the selling part is harder for me -- I'm not great at keeping my etsy shop up to date, advertising, getting into shows, and generally just getting my name out there.  But I'm also not really to fold up shop, so I'm going to take it slowly, I've enrolled in a couple of upcoming shows this fall in my area, and we will see where things go from there.

One thing that I HAVE been quite passionate about lately, is organizing.  I've always been into organizing (not necessarily cleaning, but ORGANIZING).  When I worked in an office, I was very good at filing....something most people don't like to do.  Give me a label maker and a stack of file folders, and I'm off!  When I'm making jewelry, one of the things I love to do most it to label and organize all my beads --- could this be an OCD tendency?  I don't know, but it's something that has always sparked passion in my life.

So, recently I read a book that has sort of taken things to a whole new level for me.  It's called THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP by Marie Kondo.  

I think this book is going to change my life.  I've been so inspired to do so much around here, and also inspired to start blogging again, to document my journey in this new chapter.  So, keep checking back, I promise to keep things a LOT more current around here and I will keep you posted with what I've been up to!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Out with the old, in with the new....

There is something about the New Year that always compels me to organize. Perhaps it's the act of packing up and putting away all of the Christmas decor (which I haven't even done yet, we still have ONE more Christmas celebration with Mr. Limefreckle's family tomorrow). This year, even before the decorations went up, I shifted into purge mode, and started editing my huge Christmas collection. One full car load of decorations that are just taking up space in our garage, and don't seem to get used anymore, made their way to Value Village. When we moved into his house 4 years ago, where to store all the Christmas decor was a BIG problem. We had a huge, unfinished basement in our old house, with unlimited space. Here, not so much. I found that even though I like to change up my decor most years, there were a lot of items that just didn't really "fit" here. So I packed it all up and sent it out for someone else to enjoy. Next I tackled my office/jewelry creating room. Way too many craft supplies that I just don't need. 2015 is going to be the year of simplifying for me. I've pretty much tackled each room in the house, I have a couple of big areas to do this winter, and then we will take on the garage in the spring. Just thinking about having some room out there, and possibly even parking my car in the garage makes me giddy!

 In celebration of my less is more attitude, I'm also working at clearing out a lot of my stock in my Easy shop. I'm having a 50% off sale everything in the store, if you purchase $50 or more. This sale is lasting till the end of the month, so if you have your eye on something, now's the time!

 Happy 2015%

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