So, it's been a rather lame start to the New Year for me, but I'm back. The blog has been quiet for too long, and despite the fact things are shaky within my family, I need to jumpstart this again.
I'm leaving my advertisers (all of whom have expired, I believe) up for an additional day as some of the time the blog has been quiet and therefore hasn't had as many hits. It's only fair.
Anyway, updates! I purchased the tabletop press of my dreams and we're going next weekend to pick it up. I'm bouncing off the walls. I've got stuff designed, waiting for it so I can start printing and realizing the first part of my life goals. That's my baby up there! So excited!
As to my resolutions:
- Lose weight. Yes, it's pretty much on everyone's list but if I'm going to fit into the wedding dress I've been eyeing, I need to chuck about 20 pounds. I've already lost 2.5 pounds since I started a week ago, so I'm quite content.
- Start the sprinkles collection I've been talking about since a food stylist told me about hers. It sounds crazy, but I love the idea of collecting random sprinkles. Or jimmies. Whatever you want to call them. I bake a lot, so it would be a practical thing to collect, and they don't really ever go bad...
- Launch my stationery line by May 2008. I'm absolutely determined. I'd already contacted a designer to help me with some of the backend stuff, but all the family stuff going on made it hard for me to know I'd definitely be able to partner with her to get what I want, so out of respect for her, I've pushed back the website until the product is completely printed. I do have a photographer lined up to shoot it all already - he's a friend of ours that we met out here by both being in creative circles in Minneapolis. He's phenomenal, so I expect great things.
If you're interested in knowing when the line launches, email me at trythisathome @ gmail.com and I'll happily include you on my mailing list announcing the opening. Anyone on that mailing list at the time will receive a coupon code to use within the first two months.
Hope everyone is well!