This week has been a productive one on certain fronts - blog/etsy/youtube - but a non productive one on other fronts - the house. I'm at a stand still with getting the house together....there's just so much more I could be creating and thats why I've gotten a lot of crafty stuff done but why there are still dishes in the sink! I've really enjoyed working from Starbucks in the afternoons but only worked there once this week. I just didn't have it in me to go one more time. But I'm thinking my new Starbucks schedule will be Monday evening and Thursday evening. It is really motivating on Sunday nights & Monday morning to look forward to working for myself after work. Honestly, if I didn't have the dog I'd probably be working there 4 nights a week!
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A lot of blog post ideas have been generated this week as well as new sticker ideas for the shop. My sister just told me she bought a planner - welcome to the dark side - so she's inspired me to make some stickers as well. She was looking for some pineapple related things so I pushed her in the direction of Inspired Blush (who should be opening back up soon!) but decided to play with pineapples on my own. I made some pineapple boxes sized to fit the Erin Condren planner & the MAMBI Happy Planner. I also want to design some more inserts but just haven't felt too inspired to do it. I need to photograph and list the inserts I currently have in my Fluro Pink (watch my set up here) but, again...I just haven't!
Since I've added stickers to my shop it's taken a lot of trial and error to get them right, especially since I have a Cricut Explore and not a Silhouette. Playing around with it though I've gotten some good results. (Obviously if I've put stickers in the shop!) The not so perfect sheets have been sliced up and packaged into little sample packs that go out with every physical order - even if you don't order stickers! Also, did you know you can use Ebates on Etsy?? Right now the cash back is at 2% - the other day it was only at 1%! If you haven't signed up for Ebates...please click here!
I've also jumped back into my make up. And recently Influenster sent me a box with the new Maybelline Superstay Better Skin foundation, so I'll be wearing that for the next few weeks - which will be hard!! The challenge is to wear it for 3 weeks and see how it affects your skin for the better. I'm trying not to come at it from the reviews I've already seen...but that's hard to do when you're tainted! So far I do love that it has a pump and they chose a great color to send to me - porcelain - so hopefully it's a match. I already like the original Superstay foundation from Maybelline even though it doesn't have a pump & doesn't come in that light of a shade. I'm hoping they will do something like they did with their Fit Me foundation - create two similar lines for different skin types. It would be great to have new shades & a pump on the original!
Finally, I dyed my hair this week. I'd been putting it off so I decided to bleach my roots on Friday night so that I'd actually follow through with the dye. Keep a look out for a how to & review of my purple hair on the blog. It is permanent, affordable dye from the drugstore!
Here's to another productive week!