Monday, March 30

Weekend Wrap Up

It's Monday again. Funny thing, I'm glad it's Monday. It was such a crazy weekend, I'm glad to be back to somewhat normalcy today. Unfortunately, I have to make up all the things I wanted to accomplish this past weekend today, but at least it will seem like a little bit of a break.

So what did I do this that is making my so happy for Monday?

Well it started with Thursday, pizza night at my house. J and I's friend came over (this is nothing new, he comes over every  Thursday) to hang out, drink some wine, eat some pizza, and record some music. Typical Thursday.

Then on Friday I started a new product photography session. I am updating all my photos on etsy and trying to get caught up with all the products I don't have listed yet. Hint, it's a lot. I spent all day taking photos, with only a small break to work out. It was not as fun as it sounds, but I am pretty happy with the results. What do you guys think? Is it worth all this effort?


So that's what I did all day Friday. And as soon as J got home from work, we were off to a good friend's birthday dinner. It was a nice dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Yum! And we enjoyed a few glasses of wine and talked about cats after dinner. I know our lives are pretty hard core. ;-)

Saturday was a big recording day for J and our friend. They recorded all day long. Which gave me more time for product photos. I enjoyed a second day in a row taking photos and editing them. I'm not even close to being done. Maybe someday I'll finish.

After they were done recording our friend's girlfriend stopped by and we enjoyed a bottle or two of wine and spaghetti and meatballs. So between photos I also made red sauce and meatballs. I'm a multitasker.

So that would make for a busy weekend, but it wasn't over yet. On Sunday we got up to just disgusting weather; freezing rain, wind, and cold. Yuk. I just wanted to crawl back in bed, but I couldn't. We had promised to take the inlaws out for dinner because we haven't seem them in months. We took them to the Brazilian grill, which made them both very happy and all of us filled with foods.

So like I said, it was a busy, busy weekend and I'm happy to be back to somewhat normalcy this Monday. My day will be filled with more product photography, putting the finishing touches on my custom order, and running to the store. Exciting. But I'm just glad I can do it on my own schedule and not worry about getting ready for dinner with friends (don't get me wrong, I love our friends and family, I just need a little break).


And speaking of custom orders. Look at these beauties. I just need to put the laces in and they will be off to their new home tomorrow. I'm so happy with how they turned out. I'll post some completely finished photos tomorrow.

So what did everyone else do this past weekend? Did you make it through this long crazy post of all the crap I did this past weekend? If you did, I salute you, you made it farther then I probably would have. :-)     

Friday, March 27

Friday Freebie

Well here we are again, it's Friday. And for most of us, this means, it's the weekend bitches! This past week has been a busy one. I've finished all my teacher training, so I'm ready to teach my class. I'm almost done with my first three lesson plans, which is a huge relief. I even have one mock class under my belt. I'm on a roll with this.  

I finished up both of my beaded cuffs that are due next Tuesday, ahead of schedule. That's a great feeling. Normally I'm working right down to the wire.  So to have this finish, it's great. 

I have even started updating my photos in my shop and best of all, adding new items. I have so many things that are not listed, I really didn't notice that until I started going through everything. So my shop is going to filled to the brim with new items soon, don't forget to go check that out.

But that's enough about me, let's get to this weeks freebie. 


This is such a neat freebie.  This pack contains one page element and one digital paper.

Don't have My Memories software, don't worry about it.  You can use my promo code, STMMMS11215, to get $10 off the My Memories Software and then an additional $10 off any purchase in the store. That's a pretty cool deal. The My Memories folks have some really great scrapbooking things. And even if you don't scrapbook, the software and extras are really awesome. I don't scrapbook, but I love the software to make interesting blog post pictures. I even used it to make some labels for my homemade granola bars, so J wouldn't have to guess flavors anymore. Just use STMMMS11215 to get the discounts.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and stay creative.

Wednesday, March 25

Wordless Wednesday


Monday, March 23

Weekend Wrap Up

Well another weekend has passed and a new week begins. Too bad my week began with 4 inches of snow. Yeah.  After a stretch of gorgeous weather, the snow is back. But this is normally what happens in WI in March and it won't last long. It will probably be gone by the end of the week. But it doesn't mean I have to like it.


Moving on. The weekend was a busy one. We visited with friends on Friday. We partook in some good ol' WI Friday fish fry. It was actually pretty good. I'm not going to lie, I like me some fish fry.  It's terrible for you, but oh so delicious.

We didn't even attempt to watch any of college basket ball. I guess the Badgers won both games and are on to the Sweet 16. That will make everyone on campus pretty happy.

I held a mock class on Saturday. It was pretty informative. I got some good feedback from my friends. Granted as the night went on, the drunker everyone got.  Maybe multiple bottles of wine were a bad idea. But despite the wine, it did help me out.  I think I'm ready for this first class and I think I'm going to rock it.

Let's see, what else did I do this weekend? I got a little bit more work done in the studio. That feels nice. Now I'm just waiting on shelves in the closet and my custom built bead holder. J's going to help me design it. Having an engineer around sure is helpful. :-)

And of course I got a most of the work done on those custom cuffs I've been working on. I just need to finish up the second on and add laces and they will be finished!!!  And almost two weeks ahead of schedule.  Yay!


Well that's what I accomplished this weekend. Now I should go get my butt outside and shovel the driveway and then run to the grocery store. What did everyone else do this past weekend? Did you get snow as well or is the weather lovely where you are? What are your plans for the week? I'd love to hear for all of you.  

Friday, March 20

Friday Freebie

It's Friday!  It really hasn't been that exciting of a week here.  Nothing especially exciting happened, that I'm aware of.  I'm almost done with my two custom cuffs.  I should done with those this weekend, so that's exciting (that means photos next week).

I'm prepping for my class next week.  I've met with all sorts of people at the library and I've had my first training session.  I even have a mock class this weekend.  I have really great friends.  I can't believe how many people were interested in helping me out.  Like I said, I have great friends.

My studio is slowly, but surely becoming whole.  I've got more shelves up and I've started designing the shelving unit for me beads.  I'm excited.  J has plans on working on his motorcycle this weekend, but I'm hoping he has a little bit of time to help me start that. 

That's about it.  Let's get to that freebie before I think of more things to talk about.




This is such a neat freebie.  This pack contains one quick page.

Don't have My Memories software, don't worry about it.  You can use my promo code, STMMMS11215, to get $10 off the My Memories Software and then an additional $10 off any purchase in the store. That's a pretty cool deal. The My Memories folks have some really great scrapbooking things. And even if you don't scrapbook, the software and extras are really awesome. I don't scrapbook, but I love the software to make interesting blog post pictures. I even used it to make some labels for my homemade granola bars, so J wouldn't have to guess flavors anymore. Just use STMMMS11215 to get the discounts.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and stay creative.
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