Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Year's Resolution - a few days early

I vow to write more blog posts in 2012. 
There are so many wonderful bloggers out there, it's hard for me to keep up! I don't always have a lot to say, but I do feel the need to document my life every now and again. So with that in mind, I plan to do one post a week (at least). Starting now.

January first 2012 is going to be a good year for me. I can feel it. I will make it a good year. There's a man who works at my local post office, and instead of saying "Have a good day!" after my transaction is complete, he always says, "Make it a good day!" - and for a long time, I just thought that was plain weird. However, I'm starting to see the truth in those words. I really have the ability to choose my destiny - I *can* make it a good day. And, I can also make it a good year....so I shall. 

I am starting off with a BANG! I'll be doing a one-day juice cleanse on Jan 1 and spending a full day dedicated to creating a one-year plan for myself, my family (ie, our budget) and my Etsy shop. As they say, I'll either go big or go home, in terms of my shop. So....that's my plan, and things will just go from there.

Remember, Soup Swap is coming up toward the end of January! We have a lot to look forward to...but in the meantime, I'm hanging out with my sister for the rest of this week, soaking up the winter rays in sunny California!

Until next time.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Long Time, No See!

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post. Is anyone out there still checking in? Stat counter tells me that I get a few hit every week, so I know someone is reading. Or, at least looking to see if I've written anything.

I'm going to try and post something weekly. I've said that before, I know. It's important to me to keep blogging, but sometimes real life gets in the way - and in my case, it's a full time job that wakes me at 5:30am Monday thru Friday and doesn't get me home until close to 6pm in the evenings. Not much time leftover for thinking up blog posts when there's dinner to be made and laundry to wash (and family to be snuggled!). But, that being said...I'm going to give it a shot.

New things in my life are that the house selling plan is on hold for another year. Really, it's a good thing because it will give me/us time to declutter and organize for some real good staging. I want to sell this house, move to a location where I can have backyard chickens, and not live within the confines of a "community" of rules and regulations.

Another thing that's new is my Etsy shop. Yay! I love Etsy, and I'm sure everyone by now has heard of it and probably purchased something at least once. Due to my love of baking and cupcakes and cake decorating, and the fact that I'm not as artistic as I like to believe, I opened a shop to sell cake decorating and baking supplies "to help you bake a masterpiece". Fun, eh?? Yea, I'm enjoying it. Having an etsy shop doesn't make a lot of money, and it also doesn't take a lot of my time - so hopefully I can build it up a little, gradually, and have a little "fun money" from it. Want to see me shop? www.etsy.com/shop/simplyclaudine and if that doesn't work, go to etsy.com and type in my shop's name "SimplyClaudine".

And the last new thing that I can think of is that we're getting a KITTEN! More on that to come....

Thanks for hanging in there, and I'll try to be back soon. I made pickled green beans today - and pickled pickles and pickled peppers. So I'll need to tell you all about it.  :)