Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snowy, snowy

Just another snowy day here in eastern PA. Of course, I happen to live in the one area where we're not getting as much snow as predicted. *sigh* That could be a good thing as my tires are pretty bad (c'mon tax refund!!), but I really have no place to go. Since it's a winter wonderland outside, I should spend some time doing stuff inside. Like sort clothes, catch up on some school with my littles, go through some boxes, get ready for the upcoming craft/vendor shows. Especially the last one! I'm adding some crafts to what I sell, because as we all know I have so much extra time! lol
Maybe if I can get on a regular schedule I can post more on here. I have a bunch of links I want to share, just never seem to find the time to blog. I do want to try to do better, maybe get more followers. See about sharing links I have saved for various reasons. I have a bunch on different ways to do charity work. Then there's some work at home ideas. A bunch for homeschooling and printables for kids.
All this talk that's been going on about what's in fast food is really making me want to stock up our cabinets and freezers so we're not tempted to go hit one of them on a crazy night. We should be able to do up a bunch of different meals once our refund gets here. I have my coupons mostly ready for a good stock up trip. I'll need to fine tune the sorting and make sure all the expireds are out. then I'll wait for the match ups to see what we use and what would be a good deal for us.
It's late and I would like to update my business blog before I get some sleep!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Stomach Bug

Yep, it's hit us here. Hard. Hubby says I'm the only one not puking. Oh joy. So I'm stuck in the bedroom hoping I don't start. TV doesn't have a working remote (I'll have to remedy that!), and we only have one bathroom. I'm trying to time my potty breaks for when I don't hear any moaning or rushing for the toilet. *sigh*
This is not a good start to the year. Had some other stuff going on here, plus my grandmother was in the hospital for a week. She's been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Plus my grandfather is sick. Yeah, just not a good start.
I'm still looking for places to have a craft/ vendor event before they all start up. I'll spend some of my quality alone time checking the hotel replies and trying to find a place big enough that doesn't want an arm and leg! I have some crafts I'd like to make, but that'll wait until closer to show time for most. I can do some printing, if I can get on Jim's computer. Unless I bring up Cricket's and see if I can get it to work now.
I really have to redo my to do list. I know I have calls to make, printing to do, school to get to with 3 kids, start another one doing some school, plus I have to go through boxes in the basement and sort the littles clothes then match them into outfits (for the most part). Make life easier if they have an outfit they can just pick out of the closet. No more Zoe wearing polka dotted pants and a striped shirt - with no matching colors! lol I'll also start on my webstore again. Get that up and running. See how much I can list at once and keep my sanity. Try to get some decluttering done while I'm in the mood. Helps that we could use the money. Payday fell wrong and things are a bit hairy, but it'll pass.
I better get some sleep so I can get something done tomorrow! If I'm lucky, I may even move around our bedroom. Not getting into the littles room to move stuff around, so I'll just work where I can.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year

Let's see if I can blog a bit more regularly this year! lol Things have been a bit crazy - including a move on short notice and starting to do craft/ vendor shows. Add in 6 kids, schooling half, starting to potty train, and getting crafts made for shows and you know why I have been missing.
My hubby actually is interested in moving to SC now! Oh, don't even get me started on that! Let's just say, I get listings from 2 agents down there - 1 in Myrtle Beach, the other is bank owned in all of SC. I'm looking at one condo to get as a rental so we'd have some kind of income. I'll be asking the second realtor about buying bank owned real estate, if we'd need to get the loan through someone in SC, etc. I know ho wit works up here, but I also know every state is different.
Going to spend this year building up my businesses. I spent some time looking up shows for this year. Now to get some money to send in the apps and make more product and get some inventory. I could probably book up most of March, April and May. I do have to watch with football starting. I know there's some camps and I'd like to be available as one of the moms that helps out with drink and snacks. It's his last year (*SOB*) and I don't want to miss any of it! Better stock up on tissues now. *sigh*
I've been trying to get a bit more organized. Not sure how long it'll last, but once I can get the kids a bit settled doing school, I'll start sorting more of the boxes in the basement. Hubby and I folded and sorted clothes today, and I'll bring in the littles stuff to our room and match up outfits (easier to hang) this week. It's mainly a space issue. No room for dressers, so I have to work with the closet and cubbies. Also have to leave room for the oldest. She is supposed to be looking for a job. Not sure how well that's going. She did work for a bit over the holiday, but it was only seasonal. If she's so gung-ho about moving out, she better get her butt in gear and job hunt!
I spent some time tonight looking for a couple more crafts to make. Just some of the easier stuff - like altered paint cans. If I can, I'd like to see about making some of my own wrappers for popcorn and such. The one woman I contacted about a show asked me what crafts I do - after I told her. Not sure she "gets" that gifts in a jar and wrappers *are* crafts.
On another note...our Abby is pregnant! Looks like Riptide (who we got as an abandoned stray while in MB) figured out how to use his equipment and got one of the twins in a "family way". lol The 5 yo says they have to get married now. The only reason why both aren't preggers is Ziva usually fights with him. She had been friendly when she was in heat, but I don't think he had it all figured out at that time! lol
Hoping to get some furniture moved this week. I have to get my tables (for shows) out of the walkway so people don't trip over them. Maybe get rid of the one dresser with a missing drawer.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again!!