Thursday, June 28, 2012

mt. dew

This kind of pop has been something I e drank for years and trying to stop is proving to be difficult. It has causeda lot of weight gain so I need to curb it asap! This post may not show up. The last one didn't

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Long time no post

It has been forever ago since I posted anything, and I just plain forgot I even had a blog!  A lot has gone on since I last posted but I will not rehash all that.  I will be starting an exercise program on Saturday, and I am fired up about it and nervous at the same time.  I have never done this before and I know I will be really sore and then have to go back the next day.  I need to lose weight and get a healthier eating style as I am way too old for junk food which I still seem to eat. 

So, this will be an art, exercise, and whatever else I decide to blog about blog!  If I limit myself too much it wont work for me, as you can see with the long time between posts.  So as life does go on, so will my blog.      

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Craft Show

The show was a good experience for me to see how things work and need to be done.  That said, I did not do very well in sales, as I only sold one thing, and lost more money than I made.  This seems to be a recuring theme with my sales on and off-line and I know I am not a pro by any means and I want to stop this trend, as it is expensive!  I have the same questions each time, as in- How much is too much?  Will my things sell in this market, and if so what price range?  and etc. etc.  I have very little money and if I price things at a level I could afford, it seems too cheaply priced and I get very little interest in my items.  But, if I price according to my time, materials, any added expenses like gas, mileage, postage, etc.  that too seems to not work!  My sales on Etsy have not been very much and I thank God I don't have to live off of the profits because I would have been homeless a long time ago!   I love to create things and make my ideas into reality and I will continue to make things but I do say it is very discouraging!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Craft Sale

Been a long time since I posted, but I think I finally have something to talk about.  This coming Saturday, November 6, I am planning on selling at the Ames Progressive craft/art sale.  I have sold things only once before this and I am more than a little nervous.  I never know how to price!  Just like on Etsy, if it's too high nobody will buy it, too low, nobody buys it, then I feel like I don't get what I need to make a profit or cover time and expenses.  I know I need to gauge it by audience, BUT I also think of what I could afford, and it isn't much, so the problem continues. 

I need to borrow a table, so I need to call somebody.  I think I will set it up at home first, so I can get an idea of what it will look like. I hate it that I have to take taxes too!  Why is this always a requirement?  I am not a business, or even make that much money doing this! Seems like the "man" always wants a cut no matter how much or how little a person makes.  But I wont get started on that topic now!   

If you are around ISU or Ames Iowa this Saturday check out the Progressive.  Don't forget Christmas is coming, so presents could be bought.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Life Happens When We're Having Fun

Wow, been a while since I blogged.  Busy, busy- The truck broke down, of course, thank goodness it wasn't the same weekend I went to Market Day in Des Moines.  Went to the park to walk and took the dog and when I left there was a dead snake at the entrance, freaked me out but was so glad it was dead.  I love animals but snakes, ? not a fan!  Been afraid to go back though and hopefully it will be gone when I go back.  YUK! 

People cease to amaze me too, how they can be so rude online and wouldn't dream of acting that way in person.  I'm sure you know what I mean, everyone that is online has probably experienced this at one time or another.  Started to play Farmville and those people have been great, but I guess if you aren't, how are you going to get help or gifts?         

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Market Day

If you live in or around the Ames/Des Moines Iowa area you have probably heard of Market Day which is a gathering of artistic and creative people that make art, clothing, jewelry, etc. and add some vintage to the mix and Viola! Another fun-filled Saturday full of treasures to buy, ogle over, envy, and be down right jealous because you didn't think of the idea first!  I am very inspired to do this now that I saw what it's all about.  I have a lot of ideas in my head but I need to get them out on paper or started into projects.  Go to http://www.marketdayiowa.com/ for more info and you may even want to enter into this fun world yourself.

Monday, July 26, 2010