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March 31, 2013

Starting a second business

There are moments in life when you think– why not? A few weeks back, while helping out at a UIL event, I ran into my old English teacher. I adore this woman, and she might be partly to blame why I entered this insane profession. I almost came to years at the thought of her impending retirement. I know she earned it after 45+ years teaching… I just felt saddened for all those that would not encounter her impeccable skills am ability to bring out of you things that you might not realize you had buried inside. ( yes I realize my grammar and punctuation get away from me- I teach Chemistry and I’M HUMAN! ūüėČ
Upon asking her about her next great adventure (knowing the woman knows not how to stop), I found out about a new opportunity. She was venturing out into direct selling. Team National is not like any other of its peers. Now, I’m usually very skeptical of these activities… Especially after having a failed attempt of selling Mary Kay in college. This was different. It doesn’t really sell anything. True the membership packages offer tons of savings and commissions, but after recruiting just two people, you earn a $1500 check. (Yep, that’s two zeros on that!) who can scoff at that? There are so many combinations of ways to make money with the company, everyone is super-supportive, and I thinks it’s amazing that any company in this market can offer that kind of returns? I am just super excited to see what happens with this! As a matter of fact, I lay awake at night- excited at the prospect. I’ve met many people that have turned this full time- and I mean 50K plus a MONTH kind of people. It’s sick! So, to the handful of people reading— go to an check out their success stories. If you’re interested, then fill out a brief form and I’ll be in touch. If not, thanks for reading anyway! See ya on the flipside and happy Easter ya’ll!

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March 2, 2011

Spring Fever

For anyone who reads this blog, check out my etsy account (link on the right). ¬†Go there before the end of March (2011) and buy something!! When checking out enter the coupon code SPRINGFEVER and you will get 30% off!!!! ¬† That’s something to get excited about. ¬†Also, if you see something you like, but want a different color/specification, just convo me on the etsy page and I can see what I can do about making it happen!!!

February 19, 2011


Okay, so I stumbled upon this site, via a friend… that said he earned a little extra cash filling out surveys and so forth. ¬†So… I figured what’s the harm. ¬†Heck, maybe some of you are in school too, and who doesn’t need a little something extra, or at the very least something other than facebook to burn some free time on.



February 18, 2011

Shower Curtains

Okay, so I was sooo excited to get rolling on a project for these thrifted curtains, and as I had them air drying over my shower rod, I decided one of these purple panels was destined to facelift my bathroom.

<—Before, not too bad, except I am now realizing it needs some ¬†serious steaming/ironing. (oh well, it’s coming down anyway)



Next step was to pull out my left over grommet set (from my halloween costume corset making–yikes that was painful–the process not the corset) ¬†and to take my existing curtain to use as a guide for the new holes. ¬†(see the clear rings)



I couldn’t find my hole punch, so I used some scissors to mark an “x” where I ¬†had drawn my holes. ¬†After this is completed, I take the two pieces that make ¬†the grommet and pass through the hole.


So when I test hung it up, I realized these panels where waaaayy long, so I eyeballed it when trimming it.



Next, I attached my trusty-dusty plastic rings, hung it up. ¬†Oh no! ¬†This is too boring! ¬†It’s a wow ’em color, but just kinda hanging there. ¬†NOT acceptable. lol. ¬† Time to get creative with some of the bits I trimmed off the bottom. ¬†Rosettes and leaves would be the perfect adornment.



So I used the quickie idea to make ruffles with the sewing machine and hand warp that wadded mess into a purposefully messy rosette.





Here is an up close shot of two of my rosettes and three leaves. ¬†After sewing on the first leaf, I realized using the excess white lining from the curtain would provide a good contrast. ¬†You can’t see it real well in the picture, but I have a fushia-pink swirly design as well. ¬†(all completed with a slow pulse on the sewing maching)





the final product (don’t mind the scrunching on the right–my trash can is in the way.)