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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Just Keep Swimming

Dear lord, I thought I had a ton of school work last semester but this semester seems to be 10 times worse.

Last semester was Strategic Finance. I thought I was going to barely squeeze by with a C but managed not only a B but a B+ thanks to my 100% final. The course was a mystery as obtaining finance information on companies is difficult unless you know exactly what to look for. I had no idea what I was doing until it finally clicked the last 3 days of the course. I guess I made it happen when it counted.

I was thrilled to take Strategic HR. After all, I've been in HR so how hard could it be? Very hard. Not because of the actual content. I do understand what is going on. THE WORKLOAD IS INSANE. I am working on a final paper, team final, individual case studies, and team assignments each week. Then there is a 2 question/discussion board assignment to complete as well.

This does not allow much time for crocheting, which makes me sad. I have so many great ideas and no time to follow through. It's annoying. When you aren't able to do the things that make you happy - it makes you pissy :(

October 11th and I'm done with my Masters. I just need to concentrate on the goal. Just Keep swimming.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

1 - 2 - 3 ZUMBA!!!

I love Zumba!

That's right. I'm addicted.

I don't have time or money to go to a class but Mike bought me the XBox 360 Kinect game for Christmas. I've done it for 2 weeks now and I LOVE IT. I have no idea how much weight I'm going to lose or whatever but I am gaining energy and can actually do a whole 30 minutes now without feeling like I want to die.

It's a lot of fun and it doesn't feel like working out...or at least not anymore. :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

I Have A Confession...

I am obsessed with lip balms. OBSESSED with capital letters and a jazz hands if you could picture that.

Around Christmas time I found out that there are many sellers on Etsy who sell home made lip balms. HOMEMADE! I am always amazed by the stuff people make in their homes and sell. I never thought I'd be selling baby hats and crochet gear from my home but I love doing it and it really brings me a lot of joy. I'm sure these sellers feel the same way. It's do different than buying items from a mass retailer. While I work for a natural products company, which has amazing lip balm as well I must say, I venture out from time to time (lately, all the time) to find some treats for my precious pout.

First, I found this seller, Soapopotamus, at Christmas time while trying to locate presents for my darling preteen nieces who I no longer have a clue what to get. While doing so I found Soapopotamus. Her shop was many choices on adorable soaps. I bought my niece some awesome sweet treats and then for me I bought Elvis Sandwich lip balm. Even though it did have The King's name on it (I am not a fan) it said it tasted like a peanut butter and banana sandwich. I LOVE THOSE. I love just about anything with peanut butter but to include bananas, heaven right? YES. This lip balm gets an A from me! I love the taste. My only wish is that it stayed on the lips longer. I have since reordered and had the pleasure to enjoy Strawberry Pastry, Chai Latte, and of course another order of Elvis Sandwich. I highly recommend. Shipping is SUPER quick.

Next, also at Christmas, I found a seller who appealed to my search for an adult age gift for my bestest friend. Ophelia's Apoth*e*cary carried some natural personal care items as well as delicious looking lip balms. Being a high sales seller on Etsy, I decided I needed to try out their stash. I bought a Spa Box for my bestest pal and for me, 4 lip balms. Yes, 4 of them. I got White Chocolate, Carrot Cake, Pistachio Ice Cream, and Buttercream Frosting. Dear God, if I die, please let me take these lip balms with me!!! They are smooth on the lips, stay for hours, taste like happiness. I love them. In fact, I've placed another order. My favorite, Pistachio Ice Cream was eaten by my lovely dog. I had to replace. Meanwhile I bought two additional flavors and a lip scrub which I cannot wait to try. Shipping from these guys takes a bit, but it is worth it. Besides, I have some lip balm to hold me over. ;)

Lastly, I just purchased another lip treat from these guys : Longwinterfarm Actually, I purchased five. That's right, we're up to 12 lip balms in the past 2 months...shhhh, please don't tell Mike. With names like Joe (Hazelnut Latte), Honey Almond, Chocolate Cherry, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Vanilla Pear how can you NOT purchase? Many sellers will give you a deal if you purchase in packs. I recommend this because it will also save you in shipping. I can't grade this seller yet because I just purchased. Once I get them in, I will give an update.

Well, now that you know all about my obsession I feel better. I sure needed to get that off my chest and into cyberland. Perhaps now I can focus on school work instead of Etsy shopping, which is seriously like CRACK. Crack for moms who work too much and don't shop anymore besides off the internet. At least it's homemade crack and not that stuff those mass market guys produce ;) Right?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

This Face

This face makes my day :) Even after a 10 minute nap.
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

What I Am Working On

This cute little hat is for a lady who requested some hats in exchange for photos, blog, and facebook cred. I havent done a hat like this in a long time. I love it though and hopefully I can keep working on them to make them a little more detailed.
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