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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Buzz Buzz Buzz

That is what the inside if my skull sounds like! I have sooo many plans for the new year both crafty and personal. I can't wait to get started! Here's the rundown.

1. Make more journals! Because I Love to. Especially the custom orders I get here and there. They are my absolute favorite! And I have a new idea for a different type of journal that involves using an entire vintage book for the bones! Then hopefully sending more of my little books out into the world.

2. I was nominated for a Liebster Blog Award by A Ghouls Best Friend!!! More details to follow this weekend! Super fun and exciting. Thanks Sara!!!

3. Complete a journal this year! I love making journals. But I tend to be bad about keeping up with my own. Well not this year!!! I ordered a custom one from Debra over at A Little Imagination and a Pile of Junk.  And I haven't opened the package yet but I am dying with anticipation! I know it's going to be absolutely fantastic.

4. The usual. Get healthy!!! Er. This girl is going roller skating for her thirtieth bday in August and I want to be in the best shape of my life for the big 3 0!!!

5. Make money to save money so that eventually we can buy a little house of our own. My dream!!!!!! Gotta convince my hubby to move out of state. CA is sooooo heartbreakingly expensive...

Well I hope everyone else is as excited about 2013 as I am!!! There are a lot of terrible things going in in the world today but I am committed to focusing on the positive!!!

For instance the new Star Trek movie and Oz movie that are do out this year!!!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry (insert appropriate Holiday here!)

I hope everyone is having a splendid holiday weekend!!! I am off for the next five glorious days. Ok well that isn't entirely true. Technically I have to go into work for four hours tomorrow. But I'm usually there for nine plus hours so its gonna be A piece of cake!!!

I'm making Strata to take in and share. Have you ever had it?! It is soooooo good. It's basically an Egg Breakfast Casserole. Google it!!! YUM!!!

I've been busy busy making new pretty journal album book hybrid thing-a-ma-jigs!!! Oh and my journals are officially in a Store! The store hasn't opened yet but as soon as it does you better believe i'll be posting pics!!!

Cheers and a Merry Merry to all!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Drumroll Please

Ta Da!
This is what I have been soooo busy doing!  (sorry for the poor picture quality...  my iPhone has gone on to a better place and I haven't received a new one yet...)

Let me start from the beginning. Last Friday morning I was doing my usual morning routine and that included spending a few quiet minutes catching up with the Internet. As I sat down at my hubbies desk I started like usual with visiting my friends and family via Facebook. Well, instead of my Facebook being logged in to my timeline (which it is 95% of the time) I was greeted by my hubbies timeline.

Ok I swear I have a point! In my mind I shrugged my shoulders and figured I'd go ahead and see what some of his friends were saying and doing. That is when I randomly happened across one of his friends liking a page called I Heart Handmade. So of course I was intrigued. I clicked the page to discover that two acquaintances of ours that we went to high school with we're opening they're very own handmade goods store right here in downtown Ventura! And not only that but they were reaching out to local crafters and artists for merchandise!

So I messaged them about my journals and immediately got a response back that they love my little books and would be thrilled to carry them!


Can you tell I am super stoked? So I have spent the last four days making 24 new journals. As always I love every new one better then the last.

Isn't it amazing how happy little random accidents can lead to huge amazing opportunities? So neato burrito.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Big Amazing Awesomesauce News

To be announced VERY SOON!!!

Eeep I can't even believe how neato burrito it is.

I'll have a full update posted tomorrow!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I Got Mail!

And I didn't have to pay for it! (Because most of my mail has been Etsy and Amazon shopping lately...). Haha

It's from my pen pal Ashley. We decided to become pen pals in the summer time? And we emailed back and forth a few time about who would write the first letter. So I raised my metaphorical hand and said I would!!! Then life got a little hectic but golly the letter was written and mailed off. Then nothing...

I thought maybe she got my letter and it was terrible! Awful!! Repulsive!! Ok not really but you never know, I can be a gabby weirdo.

Then as I was trudging home from work today I checked my mailbox and found a letter!!! It was wonderfully decorated and from a name I didn't know..... Hmmmm intrigue. Well I was super excited to rip it open and find that it was from Ashley! My letter hadn't been a horrid atrocious mess! Life had just gotten in the way of mail.

Anywho,  I am super excited to write back and thought i'd share a little mail goodness with the maybe one person? Who reads my little blog.

Remember to get mail you must send mail! Cheers to mail!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012


I can hardly believe its been a week since my last post!  Well finals week is over and I am so excited about a few glorious class work free weeks!!!

Wow do I wish I had discovered my love for making beautiful things with my hands to share with others years ago!!!  I would have taken a completely different path scholastically, but never mind, I must persevere 

This November and going in to December has been truly amazing.  Thanks to the holiday season I have had  more lovely people buying my journals out of my little shop than I think of all time.  Granted that still is just an order a week or so but it is so EXCITING!!!  I absolutely love when someone runs across my little place on Etsy and falls in love with something that I have loved making.

Lets face it.  Even if I never made a single sale I would still be doing what I am doing because I love it and by golly a lot of my friends would be constantly getting surprised gifts in the mail but it just means so much to my little family!  Anywho, sorry this post doesn't really go anywhere or entertain or teach but I was just feeling super grateful, and passionate and blessed and I only hope to continue to grow as a crafter and person.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

It's December!!!

Happy Dance.

Here in Southern California we don't get very much rain. Even though I live right on the coast... Pout. But this week has been gloriously soggy!!! It's been drizzling for five days straight now and should for two more. I couldn't be happier!

I LOVE gloomy weather. And a slow paced life. I really should live up North but I digress...

So today I was a good girl and did my first December journal page! It's a simple page, just a bit of actual journaling about my personal goals for this holiday month and a photo sticker of our Christmas Tree.

Is anyone else doing a December journal? I'd love to see pictures!

Happy Saturday!