Thursday, October 10, 2013

(Days 8,9,10} Catch Up

...just a reminder. I am linking up with The Nester for her 31 Days challenge. If you would like to start at the beginning you can read THIS post here.

Sorry for the delay in posting. I woke up on Tuesday not feeling well and then my vinyl machine broke so I could not do any of the projects that I had planned. I had a very important order that was due at 5 pm on Tuesday and I had to let them know that I could not make the deadline. This was really difficult for me to take because it was for a customer who had just come back to me from using a competitor. I was determined that they would find no fault with my work. After dealing with that all of my drive went out the window and I stayed up until 1:30am watching the last 3 weeks worth of episodes of Dads, Mom, and The Big Bang Theory on On Demand.

Wednesday was a much more productive day. I got my machine working and was able to complete the banner. YAY!
This is a customer provided photo on the banner up. I am in LOVE with those pumpkins. It is a 2 sided banner which is why you can see wording peeking through the back.
I do have a couple of things that I want your opinions on.
 Ignore the horrible lighting in both of these pictures I just took them (at 8:15pm) with my phone. In this first one I can't decide if I want to leave that "Family" picture sign up or move it. I hung it there originally to take product photos. What are your thoughts?

This is as close as I get to having a mantel in my house. This wall is the first thing you see when you walk in my front door. I added those giant burlap flowers to the wreath and can't decide if I want to add a banner going across. It would have to be removable since the wreath is staying up year round. I also need to figure out what to put in the empty scrapbook page holder.

Monday, October 7, 2013

{Day 7} Worn Out

...just a reminder. I am linking up with The Nester for her 31 Days challenge. If you would like to start at the beginning you can read THIS post here.

I am writing this blog from my phone because as the title says I am worn out.  I had a tooth filled this morning and due to its location my sinus cavity went numb as well. It probably wouldnt have bothered me so much if I didn't already have a sinus infection.  I am going to bed without really completing any extra projects today and I am ok with that.

I will update the look of this post tomorrow.  Tomorrow's post promises to be much more interesting.  


Sunday, October 6, 2013

{Day 6} Kids crafts, Signs, and Laundry

...just a reminder. I am linking up with The Nester for her 31 Days challenge. If you would like to start at the beginning you can read THIS post here.

Before I get into what I completed today I just had to share these pictures of Katrina and Jack. When they saw me working they asked if they could make something of their own. Actually, they were just completing projects that they needed to do.
Working hard. I love that both of them have their eyes closed.

 Jack is so proud of his pumpkin. It is actually weekend homework for his Kinder class.

Katrina made this for Gary's office.
And know for what I have done...
 I actually made this sign for an online auction and didn't like how it turned out, so I kept it for Jack's room. The original version had longer pieces of ribbon between the letters. I like it much better now and Jack loves it!

I posted this sign on Instagram last week and finally finished it today. I had to add the wire to the back and take product photos. I did both and have the listing ready to go live after I finish this blog. Gary is thrilled that I finally hung up pictures.

For this sign I have had the wood painted for almost a month and just didn't know what I wanted on it. It is currently hanging in my laundry room as I test out the construction of it. I purposely made the letters super distressed but haven't decided if I am going to keep them that way when I list it on Etsy.
As the post title says, laundry was included in the day's activity. I didn't get it done but I have made a dent in it. I am having a Lia Sophia party here this weekend so it will have to get done.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

{Day 5} Quality Time

...just a reminder. I am linking up with The Nester for her 31 Days challenge. If you would like to start at the beginning you can read THIS post here.

As I have said before I have a whole list of things that I want to get completed. Something that is always on my list that often gets pushed aside is quality time with my kids. Since school has started and my work has picked up we have not been able to spend enough time together. Today I went to my friend's Lia Sophia party and as I was walking out the door I told Katrina to put on her shoes and come with me. It was time for some much needed time together.

After a quick stop for something to drink we headed to Allison's. Katrina enjoyed looking and trying on all of the different pieces and pointing out which ones I should buy. She also had fun playing with some of the other kids while I enjoyed the adult time. We ended up staying for almost 6 hours (!)

While it may not seem like a big deal to some, it was a huge deal to her. She got her favorite drink, playtime, and some alone time with Mom. Both of us will be going to bed tonight with smiles on our faces. As my children get older I realize more and more that of all the projects I want to do nothing is more important than making sure that when they look back on their lives they feel like their childhood was complete.

Friday, October 4, 2013

{Day 4} Conference Packets

...just a reminder. I am linking up with The Nester for her 31 Days challenge. If you would like to start at the beginning you can read THIS post here.
Tomorrow starts my church's twice yearly general conference. Since there are 2 sessions on Saturday and Sunday I needed something to keep the kids (and me!) interested in the talks. Being able to watch it live from the comfort of our home is awesome it has it's downsides. It is so much easier to be reverent and pay attention when you within the walls of a church building. Luckily, we have a wonderful resource in Sugardoodle. While browsing around there a few days ago I saw some great conference packets for both kids and adults.
This is the packet that I printed for Katrina and Jack. It is geared towards kids ages 5 and up. The creator suggested printing it on cardstock but since my kids have never actually watched conference (we are converts), I didn't want to waste the cardstock if they weren't going to do them. I have some plain clipboards from the Dollar Store that I put them on and then used some washi tape liven them up.
This is the one that I chose for myself. It is also on a clipboard for easy access and note taking.
I am very pleased that I completed this task. I have high hopes that the kids and I will get a lot out of the talks.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

{Day 3} Wreath

...just a reminder. I am linking up with The Nester for her 31 Days challenge. If you would like to start at the beginning you can read THIS post here.

Today was one of those days where my calander was empty when I woke up and it ended up being full. Ian and I made a Target run in the morning and then headed out to fix one of the soda machines we have at a local business. In the span of 10 minutes I received 4 calls complaining that the machine didn't work. Once we got there I was surrounded by annoyed thirsty customers. It was a quick fix and then we were on our way to Wal-Mart since I forgot to get diapers and wipes (which was the whole point of the Target trip). I proceeded to spend the rest of my day working with a customer on rebranding her photography business. I can't wait to get it all done and show you what we have come up with. It is clean and simple and absolutely perfect for her.
Tonight I ran over to another wonderful customer's house to finish up her car decal and chit chat. She is supposed to send me a picture of it in the morning so that I can share it with you all. Allison is not only a customer but a new friend. She owns Stylish Gals Boutique and is just starting up her Lia Sophia Jewelry business. She is having her first party on Saturday and I can't wait to mix and match the jewelry with the clothes.
It wasn't until I put the kids to bed and went over my to do list for tomorrow that I realized that I hadn't blogged or done anything to blog about. Luckily, I have projects all over to work on. I grabbed the closest bag to me and got to work.
(Excuse the bad picture, it is 10pm and my house is DARK)
 Katrina had asked for a Halloween themed Peeps wreath for her door and this is what I came up with. It literally took me less then 10 minutes to make. I obviously not a wreath maker but I know she is going to love it and I can at least say that I completed something today. That is one less project cluttering up my office.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

{Day 2} Decals

...just a reminder. I am linking up with The Nester for her 31 Days challenge. If you would like to start at the beginning you can read THIS post here.

After the quick list making and super late post last night I knew I needed to do something different today. This morning I woke up and picked the first thing that popped out at me from my list.

This file is the first thing that I open when I start work each day. I do this as a visual reminder that need to redo the decals for my car. Do you see that file date? September 17th. Yep, I have been opening and closing that file everyday for 2 weeks. That is not even the worst part of it all.
This is! This is a picture of my old decal from today. I have been driving around for a YEAR with this on the side. The drivers side was missing even more since I would pull letters off while I was filling up my tank. I would forget about it once I got back in the car. I am so embarrassed that my car looked like that. I mean this is what I do, I am surprised that I didn't scare all of my customers away.
Here it is all done! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it came out.
P.S. I did finish taking off the old decal from the sides.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

{Day 1} Lists

...just a reminder. I am linking up with The Nester for her 31 Days challenge.
I was having a hard time knowing what to write about for {Day 1}. The problem was that I started and completed several orders for the day and checked of several items from my to do list. Yet, nothing seemed worthy of kicking off this challenge. I then realized that I needed to come up with some kind of idea list of what I hoped to complete in the next 31 days.  

So here is my list. It has 30 items on it that I have either started and left uncompleted or ideas of things that I want to do.
So maybe today was not exactly what I had in mind when I woke up this morning, but at least I completed something. I am ending {Day 1} with a guide line for the next 30 days and a completed blog post.

Monday, September 30, 2013

31 days of...

I am linking up with The Nester for her 31 Day of...
I chose to do 31 days of completion because it is something that challenges me several times a day. I have all of these grand ideas and plans that I start and then do not finish for some reason or another. My leaving things unfinished isn't just limited to crafts, I am constantly walking away from a task before it is completed. So for the month of October I will be completing and blogging about something each day. It may be something that has to do with my kids, my business, my friends, or my home.
I will update this post with the links to each day so that it is easy to keep track of them.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Midweek Randoms

I my name is Lindsay and I have neglected my blog in forever. This is a picture of me in case you forgot.

This was my very last Pumpkin Spice Latte. Starbuck's doesn't guarantee that their drinks are gluten free and I just can't risk getting sick.
I hate the look of my blog. I am working on making it pretty in hopes that it will motivate me to blog more.

Ian LOVES this truck. It goes everywhere with him. He would rather sleep with it then with any stuffed animal.

Oh yeah, can anyone tell me where my baby went? I swear I put my baby to bed one night and this little boy woke up in his place.

I love this little area of my house. A friend gave me that table and I painted it the yellow color (my first time doing furniture). The signs and wreath are also done by me. I did move the smaller Autumn Blessing sign and replaced it with the Happy Harvest one. Don't mind the gate behind the table. It is there protecting my kitchen from the little boy that suddenly appeared one morning. I just bought 2 huge pumpkins that I am going to decorate and use there.

Can you tell I LOVE Fall and pumpkins?

Linking up with Megan at In This Wonderful Life for her Midweek Randoms.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday!

Wow! I can't believe that it has been a month since I last blogged. For those of you who are still reading I have a great raffle going on in celebration of my business' 1st birthday. The prize is this awesome 12"x24" canvas in the color of your choice.
It has been a very busy month. I am still having health issues that are getting worked out. I have also been buried under a wave of orders for some local business. I am defiantly not complaining it is great to be busy and I LOVE what I do. Since it has been so long I will just leave you with some pictures of what has been going on around here besides work.
Date Night with the BFF 
 Jack and I waiting for my "date" to arrive.
 My BFF and I at Red Lobster before the show.
Where we ended up... the show was hilarious and Erica even went onstage to sing.
Katrina's 1st dental procedure.
 She did amazing and didn't even care that I had to go into the waiting room with the little kids. I love the kid's dentist.
 Happy Face... she pushed me out of the way after this picture was taken so that she could watch the movie on the ceiling.
 The office has the same movie playing in all of the rooms so that the kids don't get upset when their name is called.

Fair Time

 This cracked me up. The older 2 were just as happy climbing the bleachers as they were riding the rides.

 I want him.

 Ian does not appreciate being told no.

 Harmony has figured out how to take self pictures on my phone. Here are 2 of the over 300 currently on there.

The girls from my church got together for a craft exchange.
This little cutie and his twin joined us.

 The pile of gifts. I ended up with a really cute necklace that I have yet to wear.

Allergy testing for me.
 The result is that I am allergic to everything.

Ian vs. the chicken

 The chicken won. Ian was not happy to have the chicken say hi to his toes. He cried for a whole two seconds and then went back to playing with his sister. Now when you ask Ian if he wants to say hi to the chickens he waves from afar.

 The first waterslide of the season.

 I really want this for Mother's Day.

 Our first harvest this year.

 Jack wants this chair for his birthday. I told him that he would have to get rid of his bed to make it fit in his room and he told me that he would sleep in it. I love that kid.

Well that is all for now... see you next time! I promise that it won't be another month.