Sunday, April 20, 2008

what's up w/ me?

Lately, i haven't been feeling so good b/c my body is getting back to the Normal girl thing so, i've been a little tired, grouchy and the like. But, i am still working out hard and going 5 days a week, sometimes 6. Some of my friends are wondering when i'm going to get out of my gym clothes and my old pre-pregnancy clothes too! (b/c they are floating on me:) i'm sure everyone is tired of me showing up to things all sloppy b/c i come from the gym normally, that's my only time i have to run around before lunch and nap time. So, sorry if my life is a little disconnected and random. I'm just doing about 3-4 things, workouts, mommy stuff w/ the girls, boutique stuff for my shop and our upcoming party, and blogging on MommaSassy!
I am spread a bit thin these days and my life is totally unbalanced, my house isn't perfectly clean but, i'm getting done what needs to get done and trying to remain sane. I often wonder if other moms go crazy like i do but, then i look at my friends blogs and i realize, i'm not alone! We're all crazy-busy mommas!
So, if anyone needs something from me, show up at my house b/c it won't get done otherwise.
i just took on a Wedding cake Client for May 10th and i'm stoked to do another cake but, not really looking for new business in that field( she was a referral, repeat business)(no, not aseond marriage, another daughter, silly). It will be a beautiful 3 tiered cake with swirl details and chocolate ribbon and salmon/ coral colored flowers. I guess those are the stylish colors now. It's like the 70's are coming back. My friend who is the Wedding planner said her colors were Lime Green, Coral and Brown and that was in the 70's!!!
I am learning how to make these cool Baby Bouquets that feature 2 onesies, a boutique burp cloth, a pair of baby socks, 2 hair flower clips, a bib(or third onesie) and 2 hair bows!
here's the pics of my first one!

I guess they retail from 36-100. on some online stores and theirs don't include hair clips or bows and are packaged in some plastic or paper container.
I was thinking of selling mine for about 40.00 and i could offer Organic cotton bouquets, Fair trade bouquets, Brand name clothes bouquets and Boutique quality ones too! I
 will get better at making these and wrapping them and figure out hard prices before i put them on my Etsy store. It should be fun. Heck what's another project?
I finally put my clips on cards and i made about 20 clip sets this week. I really wanted to start sewing my goods but, i got satin Fabric labels instead of the Cotton/poly ones i thought i was getting. Hopefully, this company can ship me the right ones fast! they did a great job, i just didn't imagine i'd be getting printed ribbon labels. that's way too slippery to sew and i hate sewing Satin ribbons! And it's not as durable!
So, that's what i've been up too.
Now, here's a shout out of sorts to people i need to THANK this week...
Thanks to Irene for being such a great Friend and workout partner and her mom Virginia for watching Brielle while i napped on Saturday. Brielle woke up for about 3 hours Friday night and kept us all up. Then we all went to sleep around 3 and Aria decided to wake up for the day at 5:30. Needless to say, Saturday morning was a blur.
Thanks to Melyna, for taking Brielle to the park while i established my new bank account for my little store and the other things 
i do.
Thanks to Sharlin, for helping me with the Hair clip cards and for just being you. You are an amazingly kind-hearted and beautiful friend. I need to see you more!
Thanks to Kiersten
 L. and Hayley for your listening ears and being willing to send stock down to the Boutique Market. I'm so excited for it.
Thanks to Stephanie
for watching both the girls while i went to the post office. Now, i know about Click n Ship so, hopefully i can steer clear of that vortex!
Thanks to my Sweet Husband for doing so much yard work, weeding, sweeping and the like as well as helping me w/ dishes and putting up with my grouchy self lately!
Thanks to Nora, for pushing me when i want to quit! keep pushing me!
Thanks Loran, the electrician for turning our power back on last Sunday night when i tried to turn on the A/C, our house went black! It was only our for 40 mins but, it felt longer and it was the same night we took Brielle's side off her crib. We went throughout the house lighting all the candles and Brielle kept singing and saying Happy Birthday and blowing them out! It was adorable and funny. She called them Can-elles." It's a berfday party momma? i blowd dem out. them my berfday can-elles!" She is so much fun!
And thanks to all my friends who share their lives with me and all the stress/ struggles/ laughs and heartfelt talks. i love you all!

This week i look forward to making more jewelry to add to my store and for the party, working out, going to Talmage's 3rd b-day party, visiting with Steph and Cynthia, Kathi and Lisa and going to the RS birthday party , seeing Mindi and kids, Going to another awesome Lotions class by Free L. and talking with all my other new friends and old ones too!
~C

3 comments:

Cristi said...

LOVE the bouquets! I totally plan on buying stuff from you someday (keyword: someday!). I'll be the toast of every baby girl shower with gifts like these!

Kiersten Matt Ezra Eliza said...

I just read about your sweet Brielle- I love the fun things they pick up and come up with! It is incredible to see how fast they learn! I am very excited for the boutique- and thank you for spotlighting our etsy shop!

Fiona Mathews said...

I wish I could have more free time to come hang out or something, but it looks like you're just as busy. You're very talented Corrine.