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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Day 365-December 31, 2014

This is the last day of the year and time to reflect. I have tried a couple of companies with no luck but did discover a few things about myself. I discovered that I am a lot stronger than I thought I was. I have been keeping my depression and my anxiety under control without medication, moving out of my comfort zone, started making improvements on myself and my life. I have become a better wife, mother, stepmother and now grandmother.


I have started getting myself more organized. Making more decisions about my future and the future of my family. I have stopped second guessing myself as much and have started looking at things from a more positive view rather than constantly looking for the other shoe to drop. I have steered away from drama and negativity and will continue to do so. I know where I stand and who I have beside me. Considering how I have been all my life, this is a HUGE deal for me. I speak my mind more but am more considerate about how I do it. I think more about how someone will take it and how I present myself rather than just not caring.


I have started getting out of my comfort zone and talking more to people. I joined the bowling league with my father-in-law's church with my husband, father-in-law and brothers-in-law and instead of just sitting at the back and keeping to myself I have started stepping out and talking to people. I have stopped caring about the bad things that people say about me. I don't care what they say because if they can't say it to me then it doesn't matter to me. I have stopped letting people run over me and started standing my ground. I may not be the same person that I was this time last year but I am definitely a better person than I was. I am proud of the person that I am becoming. I stopped trying to find the person that I was and started redefining who I wanted to be and I like this person a lot better.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Day 364-December 30, 2014

Tomorrow is the last day of 2014 and I have not accomplished much this year. I did get a lot of trial and error out of the way so that 2015 I might get closer to my goal. I know that getting to be a sahm is not something that will happen overnight and I know it will take a lot of hard work but still have to get there. I will get there.


I still make my $35000 list like Mary Kay Ash said to and still complete all of the things on the list. Right now the list concentrates on organizing my business and doing research. I have looked up a couple of local directors on Facebook and will message them today to get some ideas and some input. I have several ideas for the coming year.


I am going to do a fundraiser. I am going to set up a tailgating event with me and I hope to get a few more people involved to set up somewhere for a fundraiser to raise money to donate in my Aunt's memory to the local Breast Cancer center. I would also like to do something like a Pink Lady Bag for the patients but don't know how to go about doing that. I have emailed my director and told her my idea and she said that we would talk this week about it and see what we could do.


I have my mobile office ready but still need to get ink for my printer, design some cards and get some card stock to print on. I also need to get the addresses of these ladies that are on my 150 woman list so that I can start sending out the cards once I get them done. I can design one and take them to Office Max or Office Depot to get copies done. Maybe even order them off of the MK website.


It really has been a rough year for me. I have had more issues with my depression and my anxiety and the holidays have not helped. I miss my Aunt and my grandparents more every year it seems. I just have to keep pushing forward and making them proud.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Day 363-December 29, 2014

Only a couple of more days left in 2014 and I have not reached my goal. I have had several trial and error attempts and have seen that it does take longer to reach a goal like this. I will not give up. I will be continuing this blog to help keep myself in check.


I took one of my boxes from when I sold Thirty-One and made a mobile office, I have my 150 woman list that I will start getting the contact info on today. I will also start getting the addresses to some of the local beauty salons and offices to send flyers to as well. I have not decided if I am going to do flyers or postcards. I am thinking postcards might be a little easier to do. I will have to create one or maybe get some from MK website and mail them out.


I am also starting a newsletter at the first of the year talking about some of the specials I will be having each month. That way I can get more exposure. I will be posting my links to my blog that will focus mainly on the MK business. I will also be posting on FB about my newsletter and ask who would like to be added to it. I can add them to the MK website and then do the newsletter from there so that it will be emailed to them.


Let's see how this goes. I also have my samples done so that I can set up to get profiles to get some leads.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Day 362-December 28, 2014

I have decided that this year I am going to concentrate on my Mary Kay business. I have reorganized my mobile office thanks to a pin on Pinterest that seems more efficient than what I had already.

I did hear from my upline again and we will be going over this 150 woman list that she had me make. I am feeling positive. I am still $87 away from my goal to be able to get my 50% profit so if I don't get it before income tax comes in I am using some of the return to get what I need to start an inventory. Then only to get hubby to build me an office. I think I can get him to do that for me. 

I have so many plans and can't wait for the new year. I have to keep reminding myself that I want more than a JOB (Journey Of Broke) and that I want better than that. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Day 361-December 27, 2014

I am working on the rest of the bookmarks today and then on to a plastic canvas box for profiles. I have to measure the profile sheets then I'm moving my canvas yarn over to a bag to make a box for the car with my Mary Kay items in it. 

This is the last week of the year and I am going to spend it getting my Mary Kay business more organized. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Day 360-December 26, 2014

Day after Christmas and I have made my sample goody bags while drinking coffee and had them done before the family even got up. Also looking at some ideas for the coming year. 

Day 359-December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas! Things are going well. Not doing much but spending time with the family. Thinking about what's up for the new year. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Day 358-December 24, 2014

Happy Christmas Eve! I am working my day job today and thinking about some things for the new year. I was talking to hubby last night and he said that because I do so many different crafts that I should start a magazine. He said that I have also done so much with direct sales that I could do a direct sales magazine. I could sell ad space in the DS magazine but also sell ad space in the crafts magazine too of some of the people that have etsy shops. Here is what I have so far.


  1. Craft Magazine
    1. Letter from the Crafting Queen
    2. Crafter of the month
    3. Sections for each craft
      1. crochet
      2. knit
      3. plastic canvas
      4. quilting
      5. embroidery
      6. sewing
    4. Pattern of the month
  2. Direct Sales Magazine
    1. Letter from the Master
    2. Consultant of the month
    3. Section for each category
      1. jewelry
      2. bags
      3. cosmetics
      4. skin care
      5. weight loss
      6. cooking
    4. Tip of the month
I don't know if these will pan out but we will see.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Day 357-December 23, 2014

Tonight I am filling goody bags. I have the small snack sized baggies that I can put them in. They will have one sample and one business card. I am still looking at places to set up but also have to make my sign tonight to put in the window of my car with my info on it. I am just putting my name and email address and website. I will not put my address or phone number on them. On the back of the business cards I will put that they get a 10% discount on their first order. Maybe that will help get them to order but will still give me some leads and I can use the surveys for ideas on what to buy for my inventory.


I heard back from my upline (director) and we are having our conference call tonight. She will get with me about the 150 list.


I still have to measure the squares on my girls baby blankets to get an idea of the size I need. I have seen quilts sold for $75-150 each depending on the size. I am going to start with throw blankets and go from there. I may also ask my quilting friend what would be the best project to start with.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Day 356-December 22, 2014

Monday morning and back to work. I am past this flu crud and feeling a lot better. Here is what I plan to do today. After work, I am going to start making plans for after the first of the year. I plan on setting up for "A New Year A New You" tailgate event. I will have small sample bags and profile cards and tell each person that stops that if they fill out a profile card that they will get a free sample bag and entered into a drawing for one of three free gifts. That will help me generate a few leads.


I will also look at the names on my 150 woman list and look them up on Facebook and get the email address that they use as well as look them up in white pages to get their addresses and after the first of the year I am going to start building my inventory with MK and find a good bag to use to keep things organized but at the same time I will be creating and printing postcards for these ladies to mail out and offer them a discount on their first order or a free gift if they book their beauty class with me.


Let's see how this works out.

Day 355-December 21, 2014

Spent all day looking online to get more MK ideas. I was thinking about last minute certificates but might wait a little longer for that. I have also been looking at some patterns for the quilts. I know it will be hard to start making them but I have a friend that I can turn to so that I can get help when I need it.


I have been concentrating on getting things done for Christmas that I have not really thought about my businesses as much as I should.

Day 354-December 20, 2014

Spent part of the day on the couch and got to see my stepson. Finished Christmas shopping and got everything wrapped and under the tree. Didn't really do much else but starting to feel a little better. Kids get to take their goody bags in after the first of the year so that they can give to their classes since I didn't get to finish them before the parties.

Day 353-December 19, 2014

I didn't get much done because of being down with the flu. I laid on the couch but did look at different ideas from other consultants to help plan my next step with MK.


I also looked at more patterns or some things to make with LBE and started making my list of materials that I need. I am hoping to get those things started soon. I was looking online and handmade quilts are selling for $100-150 each. I think that is one route I want to take.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Day 352-December 18, 2014

Came home early yesterday from work and went to the doctor. I have the flu. I have not finished the bookmarks but will be sending them to the class when they go back in January. 

I am feeling like crap and doing nothing but laying around. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day 351-December 17, 2014

Wouldn't you know it I would be sick today. I have this horrible cold and body aches and only thing not wrong with me is I don't have a fever...knock on wood. I am still here at work because I can't afford to miss work to be sick. I don't think I am going to be done with the bookmarks in time for the kids' parties in the morning so I am just going to tell the kids that they can take them when they come back to school after the new year and that will give me time to get the bags filled more with candy and such.


I finally heard back from my upline. Turns out she was out with family issues but is back and sending me things to help me succeed. I still have to message the ones that another consultant gave me to contact for ideas and help. I have been looking online for how to make lead boxes to put in different places. Then all I have to do is figure out where to get the sheets to fill out. I am also going to post online about getting people to do a survey and also offer 10% off all orders when a survey is filled out. Then also a drawing for a mini satin hands set. I have three of those.


I am putting my LBE business on hold as far as advertising until I get more inventory built up. I have several other things I want to make to add to the website before I really get it going full force. That may take a while though but it will be worth it.


I plan on sitting on the couch tonight messaging people and also offering gift certificates for last minute gifts. See how that works.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Day 350-December 16, 2014

I had an epiphany this morning. I have to finish the bookmarks for the kids parties that I thought was on Friday but is actually on Thursday because they don't have school on Friday. So now we get into freak out mode. That is okay though because I get more done in this mode. We have bowling league tonight and then I will work on them and until about midnight or so and then work on them all afternoon tomorrow to get them done. I will have hubby pick up some candy canes for them.


I am still looking for ways to get orders with MK. I am going to keep my website up on Etsy for LBE but will concentrate on MK while I build up an inventory for my LBE. That gives me time to get things in order and decide exactly how I want to do it. I know I want to pick one item and make it in bulk before I get started on the next item. I just have to decide what to do next. I need to get material (plastic canvas, yarn, fleece, cotton fabric, etc) and get started. I have to get my sewing machine up and running. Just have to get it threaded and I will be in business. I have to get the girls' baby blankets and measure the squares so that I know what I am looking at. I still want to make my granddaughter a baby blanket as well as my grandson. I want to embroider their names into the blankets.


While I am working on getting my inventory done, I will be working on getting more orders with MK. I am going to call some of the local beauty shops about putting lead boxes in their shop. I will look on the website and see what they have that I can use to get leads. I will also see about getting a Beauty Coat to wear. I will look and see what else I can get off of the website to help me.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Day 349-December 15, 2014

We are halfway through the month and almost to my 365 day goal. I am nowhere near where I need to be but will keep blogging to see how long it takes me. Seems like the first year was pretty much trial and error and figuring things out. Now that I see that I am on my own I can build from there.


As far as my LBE business, I am still going to update my FB page on what I am working on and play a few games and try to get orders there and get traffic to my Etsy page. I will continue to look at patterns but am going to start concentrating on making things in bulk like ornament sets and gingerbread houses. I will also make some hand sewn items like tote bags, change purses, and baby items. But I will concentrate more on the inventory than the orders for a while until I can get a good amount of things built up.


As for my MK business, I will keep talking to people, concentrate on building up my inventory, making bundles for cash and carry items, etc. I will be posting online about my business and even post something on craigslist and other outlets. There are a few people that hold training classes but they are on the same night as my bowling league with the church and hubby. I will figure this out. I have the names of the directors in my area with MK and will reach out to them for input.


I will be also looking into ways to get my blog noticed and post daily like I always do and tell what my plans are, my struggles, my accomplishments, etc. I am also going to use Google and Bing to get ideas for my businesses.

Day 348-December 14, 2014

I didn't work on much because we were getting things ready for the kids to go to practice for their Christmas play at the church. They did really well and I am really proud of them. I was also feeling a little under the weather. I think my cold is getting worse.


I didn't get to advertise at all today because we were so busy. Still have not heard from my upline but still will get this done for my MK business. I have some small black and white polka dot baggies that I can do a booking game with and looking to get some online parties going.

Day 347-December 13, 2014

I worked on bookmarks and almost have them done. I have a few finishing touches and they will be ready to go. I didn't get to advertise much today because I was working on the bookmarks.


I have still not heard from my upline and it has been two weeks already. I am thinking about things to do to help me get my calendar booked up but also have a disc to listen to and will look up youtube videos on how to do the parties.


I am still looking at patterns for my LBE business and will look at Walmart for some patterns when we go to finish our Christmas shopping this weekend and see what I can find to make.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Day 346-December 12, 2014

I am bound and determined to finish the bookmarks this weekend. The party is in one week. I have to have these done. I have checked my LBE website and I am seeing more traffic than normal but still no sales. I am working on that though. I am also working on posting on FB about my MK business so that I can get bookings. I am just going to have to watch some of the videos online and see how to do the parties. I will also watch the video that came with my kit about it and see what I can learn. I will set the bookings for January and use the whole "New Year New You" approach.


I saw some things online that I liked and thought about looking at again when I Googled ideas yesterday. I will look at them again and also look up step by step ideas to do the beauty classes and also to filling my datebook.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day 345-December 11, 2014

I did work on some bookmarks last night and will have them finished by the weekend. I feel like I am working two full time jobs trying to get things done for my craft business. But it will be worth it the day I get to tell them I quit. Just have to tough it out until then. I am so tired and stressed but I know it will all be okay when I get things going.


I emailed my Director with MK and still have gotten no response. So here I am, again, alone in my journey. I just have to get things rolling and don't know how to go about it. I will email my adopted Director and see if she has any options or ideas for me. I will also look at Pinterest and Instagram and such to get ideas. I need to pull up some of the videos on YouTube and see what I can find on there too. I can Google some tips on getting sales online and in person without doing the beauty classes. I have so much going on with the kids and with us being down to one car now that I have to figure this out another way. Maybe if I look up some of the other reps in my area and email them to see about ideas.


In the meantime, I have been looking at things to get that are inexpensive to order for cash and carry items. I will also look online and see if there are any ladies that have older catalogs that they are not using so that I can use for advertisements.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day 344-December 10, 2014

I didn't get to work on the bookmarks last night but I brought them to work with me to work on them on my lunch break. I have to get these finished. I don't know what I will start next other than the coffee cozies for the teachers. Then I will start looking at other things to make for my LBE business and still looking for places to set up. I was going to set up this past Saturday but it was so cold and rainy I ended up not going.


I have emailed...again...my upline about the 150 woman list. We didn't have our weekly conference call last night and still have not heard from our Director. I am going to Google the 150 wedding list training and see if I can find out what to do from here. I need to sit down and create my little baggies of sample and order more samples and more catalogs. I have to get these goody bags sent out too but having to wait until I get the rest of my Christmas gifts bought. I need to get the material to make the neck warmer for my Mother-in-law while we are out too.


I am really tired of signing up with a company just for my upline to abandon me and that is how it is feeling. Like I have been abandoned. At the beginning it is like they want nothing more than for you to succeed and then after the new wears off you are on your own. I like Mary Kay and have always thought the products were pretty good but then now it seems like they are just like every other company that is out there. I will have to do this on my own and will not worry about contacting my upline again. There is a local Director that has "adopted me" and I spoke to her one time. Then turned around and she was telling me about her meetings each week and told me that she charges for the classes because she actually talks you through how to do a class so she tells you to bring at least one person with you. I have been thinking about doing that but I am not really wanting to do the beauty classes. I can and will do this on my own. I will meet with people one on one to look at the catalog and go from there. I will also start using my commissions (or a portion) to get items for my inventory.


After Christmas I am going to make a ton of things for babies (bibs, changing pads, burp rags, etc) and make baskets to take to the local OBGYN offices and also to the local delivery departments at the hospitals for display to get orders. I will also see about posting in some of the pregnancy groups on FB. I just have to get the items made. I may also put a baby blanket in there as well.


I will also look at cash and carry items for MK.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Day 343-December 9, 2014

Tonight is bowling league. I worked on bookmarks after the kids went to bed and only have about 10 more to finish. I am still dealing with a sick little one but she seems to be getting a little better. I am going to work on the rest of the bookmarks after bowling tonight and hopefully get them finished.


I still have not heard from my upline and don't even know if there will be a conference call tonight. I have not heard from her and neither has my friend that I signed up under. I am starting to get worried because she never goes this long without checking in and returning emails.


I still don't know what all I want to do about the 150 woman list. I think I will use whitepages.com like I was thinking about and getting addresses and seeing about getting postcards or something sent out. I will look on the website and see what I can find to send out. I know it will be a lot for the stamps but that is okay. I have to do this to get my name out there.


I have to post some on my LBE and MK Facebook pages but don't know how I want to post. I was thinking about still getting a YouTube video page called Journey to a SAHM or something like that. Maybe something like MK Momma. I will figure out the name. I want to feature not only my MK but my LBE business. Maybe call it LadyBug Talks or LadyBug Queen Speaks or something like that. I will figure it out.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Day 342-December 8, 2014

It is Monday morning and I still have not heard from my upline. I will figure this out on my own. I have done it before. I worked on the bookmarks some yesterday but didn't get them done because of taking care of a sick little one. Poor baby has this horrible cold and it's making her miserable.


Here is my plan for today. When I get off work I will be working non-stop on the bookmarks until I get them done. Then I will start cutting the pieces for the coffee cozies and start those. I have to find out when their Christmas party is for sure to know when to have everything done by. I have to get the baggies and the candy and things for them this week to be on the safe side. It won't be much but still something. My kids are getting so big and I only have a couple of years left of this for them.


After I get these done I am going to look for some patterns for some gingerbread houses to start as well as some ornament sets to get done. That way I will have all year to get Christmas things done. I will start the stockings for next year in March so that I have time to get them done since they take so long to do. I can give an ornament set or a gingerbread house to the teachers next year.


Now,  as far as my businesses go I will find a place to set up once my business cards get here. I will sell my crafts but then I will also have MK catalogs set out and let them know I also sell MK. I will also be looking at addresses for the businesses and offices around my area to deliver baskets to for both businesses. I will do this all on my own.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Day 341-December 7, 2014

Today is Sunday. I am sick. My youngest daughter is sick and I am so tired. I will work on the bookmarks but not sure about the cozies for the teachers. I will make the cozies but just not for the teachers I'll put together gift bags for them or something. 

I still have not heard from my upline but I didn't email her either. I'm going to do that when I finish this entry. I am going to give it until the end of this month and if I don't feel like I am getting any help I will contact them and resign and keep up with my craft business. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Day 340-December 6, 2014

It's a rainy Saturday and all I'm doing is sitting on my butt finishing the bookmarks and snuggling with my grandbaby. 

I will emaily upline one more time about the 150 woman list and if I don't get an answer I will figure out things on my own. I always do. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Day 339-December 5, 2014

Finally Friday. I still feel a little under the weather but still kicking. We have our granddaughter staying with us for a few days and I will only be able to work on my crafts while she is sleeping. I still have a few more bookmarks left to finish so should be done by tomorrow I hope and then I can cut the pieces for the coffee cozies. I still have to find something to do with the 4"x4" squares of fabric that I have. I think I might make some potholders or some fabric coasters with them. I will look online for things to make out of scrap pieces. I can also make some fabric blocks for the baby. Just embroider little things on them for her.


I will also be working on my MK business. I have to get the five goody bags done and get them mailed out tomorrow. I will text them all today and tell them who won the free gift. I will write each one a little note and put my info on it. I am also going to get a small piece of poster board and put my MK decal on it and my contact info to set in the window when we are out. I will get all of that done this weekend.


I am still waiting to hear back from my upline about the 150 woman list that she had me make last weekend. She emailed us Tuesday night and told us that the conference call was cancelled and that she would update us soon but we have not heard back from her. I am getting worried. I will, however, figure this out on my own. I will look on whitepages.com and get the addresses of these ladies on my list and mail them out a greeting card telling them about my business and how I would love to help them. Maybe that will help. I just have to figure out what all I want it to say and how to go about doing it. I can get a couple of stamp books a week and get them all mailed out. I will also go online and tell them that I would love to add them to my mailing list and get to them that way.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day 338-December 4, 2014

Didn't do much last night because I was not feeling good. I have started getting this cold and it sucks. I feel horrible and we are getting the grandbaby tonight. I am going to try to work on more of the bookmarks. Hubby would not let me do much last night. He knew I was not feeling well and didn't have a good day at my day job and he was trying to help me the best he could, bless his heart. He normally sleeps on the couch when I have to work but last night he slept in the bed with me and cuddled me because he knew I felt horrible.


As far as my home business goes, I want to work on the bookmarks and hopefully finish them by Sunday and then will get on the coffee cozies. I am still thinking about doing swag bags but have to come up with another name for them. I want to target local businesses. I will make 100 bags for $10 filled with little things from each business. Only one business per bag so that there is no competing. Then I can go around to office buildings and around the flea market and different places around town and hand them out for people. I just have to figure out how to get that out there. I will also be doing this for my MK business and my LBE business too. I can get the bags cheap on Amazon. I will talk to hubby about adding this and see what he thinks. It would be extra money. I could pick up the material from the companies or get ink for my printer and print out what they email me and then take it somewhere to get copies done. I would have to see what it would cost per hundred sheets. That is just a thought though.


I am so tired and hate being here. I really just want to be at home. I know I sound like I am whining but it is true. I really don't like my job anymore. People that have not been here as long as me trying to act like my boss. I just have to keep motivated. Thinking about getting mom to help me make a ton of things but don't know about that yet.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Day 337-December 3, 2014

We had bowling league last night and then watched a movie and crashed out. I don't have anything going today after work so I will be working on the bookmarks that I really need to get finished. I will also be looking at boxes of greeting cards to send out to people to tell them about my MK business and my LBE business. I am going to try to set out 2 hours a day after work and have 1 to concentrate on MK and 1 for LBE. That way I can concentrate on getting done what needs to be done and I can work on my craft projects while I watch TV. This way I can keep myself motivated and hopefully get closer to my goal.


I woke up this morning exhausted but still need to get things done today. It is like I am working 2 full time jobs. What time I am not at my day job I am working on MK and LBE. I am going to restrict my posting from my personal website to just my FB pages and then just share on my personal pages. I am going to email my upline to see what I need to do about the 150 women list that I made the other day that I still don't know what to do with. I have been missing the conference calls because of the bowling league that is on the same night and I don't get home until after the call is done.


I am tired of being unhappy with my current situation but don't want to burn myself out trying to change it. I have to plan carefully and have to plan accordingly.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Day 336-December 2, 2014

I didn't work on my crafts last night because I was not feeling well and neither was my youngest daughter. We just piled up and watched TV and played games on the tablet. I have bowling league tonight and will be working on more bookmarks while I watch my show tonight.


I am still not feeling well today but this is the kind of day that I want to be sitting on the couch with my crafts and covered up with a comforter and just relaxing. My crafts are kind of my therapy. I conjure up a new creation when I am stressed. It is like I put everything bothering me into every stitch. I have even taught all three of my girls to do my crafts.


I am finishing the bookmarks and starting the cozies this week for sure. I am forcing myself to. I like it better when I have customized orders because it seems I stay more motivated. Once I finish these items I will start looking for my next creation. I have to get my inventory built up. Once I get enough things together to set up, I will start by setting up out back of the flea market in the outside booths and see how I do and then work my way inside. There are two in my area so I will have to look at which one has the bigger crowd and talk to some of the vendors about how many actual customers they get on average. Then I will decide. I will also look at the Farmer's Market and see about the vendors and customers there.


I plan on making blankets and quilts too. I love to embroider so I will have to look at some patterns. You can pretty much turn any picture into an embroidery pattern. I made my 150 woman list like my director asked me to and called her last night like I was supposed to and she was not there. I emailed her and am just waiting on a response.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Day 335-December 1, 2014

Here it is the last month of the year and a month until my deadline. It is becoming obviously clear that I am not going to make it but that is not stopping me from carrying on. I will reach this goal but will still be blogging here to keep myself in check. I am still trying to decide if I want to set up and sell the crafts that I have. If I do then I will have to start from square one on my inventory but then again if I do, I will have extra money to get more material with. Just don't know yet. Today is only Monday so I have a few days to decide.


I will be posting today about my Cyber Monday Free Shipping coupon (www.etsy.com/shop/ladybugexpression code LBECM) all over Facebook and will also be looking at some of the patterns I have so that I can get started on more inventory. I am looking at some ornament sets to start next. Maybe I can make some and sell them quick. I know most people are putting up their trees now so they will need ornaments hopefully.


I have to do my MK list of 150 women today that I am still not done with and to call my director tonight. Wish me luck.

Day 334-November 30, 2014

Still working on the bookmarks. Don't have them finished but will soon. I am making 8 of each  color and there are 5 colors. Then I have to get more material for the coffee cozies. I think I have an idea on them though.


I have to finish my list of 150 women that I have not actually even started yet. I have been working on the bookmarks trying to get them done. I am still trying to decide what I should do. Should I set up and sell my inventory and start from scratch or should I hold on to them and keep building up. I don't know what to do. I may post on cafemom.com and see what others would do. Just do a poll or something.


My stepson had to report back to his Army base today and made it there with a little over an hour to spare. We let him take over the payments on the car that my husband was driving so that we could get my husband a truck. My stepson even told me that I should concentrate on the craft business and also my stepdaughter told me the same thing. I have to get my head together. I am going to do the craft business full time but need to decide what all I want to sell.

Day 333-November 29, 2014

Spent the day watching movies and working on the bookmarks for the goody bags. I have to make 40 of them and I have about half of them done. I can get the rest done tonight or tomorrow I hope. Then I have to make the coffee cozies for the teachers. I tried to work on my MK business but could not get any responses. I am going to look at some things to make after my Christmas gifts are done. I have a few ideas going for my craft business though.


I am thinking about setting up somewhere in town on Saturday and hopefully will get some of the items sold that I have made. But then again I am also thinking about holding on to those and just building up an inventory. I will decide before the weekend. I am also looking at ideas for my Cyber Monday sale.


I was told by my MK Director to make a list of 150 women that are in my life. I am supposed to call her on Monday night with the list and we will go from there. I am still trying my MK business but will be working more on my craft business. I need to get more material though.