Happy Monday! Have you visited our Etsy shop recently? We are incredibly excited to announce that we have two more brand new Sammy & Friends cards in the shop. Here’s a peek at the new designs!
We hope you like the new cards! Next up we will be introducing a handful of new keychains into the shop, and I can’t wait to show you what we have in store after that ! New products and new projects are on the horizon and I’m really excited about everything.
This Reading Thursday I want to pose a question to you: Do you stop reading a book once you realize you aren’t enjoying it anymore? Or do you push through?
I finally finished reading The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and about halfway through I almost stopped.
Having finished it, I almost wish I had stopped. The book is beautifully written, but I started getting bored halfway through (and a friend had already noted the direct similarities to Hamlet so I should have known what was coming) and the end …. was more poetic than explanatory, which kind of annoyed and disappointed me. In the end, it isn’t a book that I enjoyed and it isn’t something I’ll be keeping or really recommending.
I loved the beginning, though, so it really had potential to be a book that I would fall in love with. And I think that is what kept me reading to the end. There have been books that I’ve refused to finish, but lately I’ve been having trouble giving up books I’m not enjoying anymore. Nickel and Dimed is another example of a book I stopped enjoying but finished reading. The Sparrow is another.
Next time, I think I’ll try harder to just stop reading. But what about you? Do you have trouble putting away a book before it’s done?
Visiting Vermont / New Hampshire with no intention of skiing or spending much money means … random driving and mini adventures. A couple weeks back we went to visit family in southern Vermont and ended up on a day trip to Keene, New Hampshire and random driving across Vermont in search of antiques shops (which we never really found).
It was nice to stop at Hogback Mountain for a minute and I was incredibly excited to find a Penny squashing machine inside the gift shop! Mostly, though, we drove both East and West and stopped in a few small towns to browse. Next visit I think we’ll go North in search of adventure.
Any recommendations for places to visit in southern Vermont?
Happy March! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for Spring. Despite all of the snow outside, I’m eager for March and all the Spring it promises to unleash, even if it’s not until the end of the month!
Let’s look back to February for a moment:
Keep up with blogging
- fallenpeach mission statement
focus on Etsy shop changes and updates
- collect everything I need and make appointment for taxes
- brainstorm and create new products for both fallenpeach and Sammy & Friends
- begin to collect and organize graphic design portfolio and samples for new company
Looking at that list, I feel like I didn’t accomplish ANYTHING. But, in truth, other things took over my time and I’m actually in a really good place for March. I’ve been blogging regularly and I’m starting to really figure out my groove and what I want to blog about (more on this later). I also updated our shop banner to match the new blog banner and have started listing new items again. Having Matt photo/edit photos of new products was a brilliant idea and I can’t wait to show you the rest of the new Sammy cards as well as our new keychains!
I also have yet another business idea brewing and Matt and I have been talking a lot about it lately. That brings the grand total of business ideas currently in progress up to FOUR. Plus I have ideas for two brand new fallenpeach products in the works. My brain is just about ready to explode with ideas. I just need to focus myself enough to move forward on everything at the right pace. Which brings me to my
- Get that mission statement done!
- Put together tax things and make appointment
- start work on graphic design business website
- logo work for new business venture
- Spring Cleaning!!!
- try out one new product idea
- continue listing new items at rate of one a week.
- brainstorm new bookmark designs
- Organize and prioritize business ideas
I’m feeling upbeat and confident right now, here’s hoping I can keep up with the ideas that keep popping into my brain!
How was your February? Are you ready for an ambitious March or just focusing on Spring Cleaning? Post links to your goals in the comments, I’d love to see what you are up to!
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This past week my laptop was off in the shop getting looked at and I’ve been half-unplugged and half glued to my smart phone. I should be back with my March Meetup post on Monday and then back on track from there. I’m also looking at the past two months of using an editorial calendar and will be writing a “how I did” type of post with some ideas for making the editorial calendar work better for me.
In the meantime, how is everyone? Ready for Spring? I sure am.
Happy Friday! We are pleased to announce new Sammy and Friends cards are coming to the shop! Sammy Asleep on a Heart Pillow is now available as a greeting card – perfect for sending a message of love/friendship. This adorable original illustration by my husband Matt is also available as a laminated bookmark.
We have two more Sammy cards that will be listed in the shop over the next week, so stay tuned!
It shouldn’t surprise me that February is just about half over. But it does. I’m getting there on my goals, but not quite all the way.
Blogging – I’ve been doing fairly good keeping up with blogging – right?
Etsy Shop – there’s a new banner in our Etsy shop and I have plans for a few other small changes.
New Products – I have a few ideas, but haven’t actually gotten to work on any of them …
and as for the rest … not even started.
Winter is hard for me. I make a lot of plans, but the cold and dark and ridiculous amount of snow storms tend to keep me down. HOWEVER. This weekend I did accomplish something pretty big for me – I have finished 2013 in my Project Life book. Next session I’m hoping to catch up entirely so that I’m never that far behind again.
Also, I feel like February has become really good for IDEAS. Not necessarily implementing them, but for writing them down and getting ready for March.
How are you doing on your goals?