Monday, August 30, 2010

One day at a time

Well, I didn't reach my $60 mark for this month.  I pretty much reached $15.  Awesome.  So my next goal was $150, and I would need to make about $5 a day in September.  This is going to be hard.

I need to find new places to promote.  I bought artfire pro, so hopefully that will start to help soon.  I'm only testing it out for a month.  And my best friend has been helping me sell my bracelets.  Shes still in highschool, and the highschoolers are interested in my dollar bracelets.  Maybe I should just keep my sale section and make a dollar section.  One dollar goes a long way.

So heres to hoping that I can reach $160.  I would LOVE to make up my debt by the end of the year, and next year start adding more things.

I do however have a cute new bracelet coming out soon.  Hopefully that will sell.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Dress

So, I dont know if you guys really know this, but as much as I love to watch the style network and am interested in fashion, I do not dress the part.  I wear boys clothes and old skool Hot Topic clothes.  Like old Tripp pants and Kikwear, MacGirl, MacGear and KikGirl.  Mostly, I LOVE JNCO.  I miss JNCO, but I'm always buying JNCO on ebay.

And I dont wear makeup.

Well, I'm going to a wedding next month, and I didn't have a dress.  Well, I have a TRIPP NYC Dress, and a sun dress thats black and white, but not wedding type dresses and I never wear them.  So I bought a really pretty dress.  Or in my opinion, a really pretty dress.

Yes, Lacy now owns a dress.  My family is going to flip.

Its Bohemian, and I always said, if I were to dress normal, or like a girl, I would have a Bohemian type style.

I bought it on ETSY today, but I've had my eye on it for a while.  Its somewhere in Thiland, so hopefully it gets here in time for Sept 24th!!

Here it is:

Monday, August 23, 2010


Okay, so I am having a sale starting today until the end of August.  All of my unbeaded hemp bracelets (execept for 2 that I used a lot of hemp on) are on sale for $1 plus shipping and handeling!  Plus I am making some more right now to add tonight/tomorrow!  Go check it out and buy buy buy!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Sunday everyone.

Happy Sunday guys.  One more day of work for me then off for 3 days.  But I'm neverreally off becasue I'll be making stuff to put in my shop, taking pictures and posting.  And cleaning out my room and putting stuff up on ebay.  I should really make myself a schedule and stick to it.

I really think I'm going try to sell half of my supplies.  And just start fresh.  I kind of have a better idea now of what I want then I did when I first started a couple of monthes ago.

And 13 more followers until i have a give away and feature a blog!!  I really think I am going to let the winner pick one bracelet under $6 from my shop.  And if its not the right size then I will make a custom one that is the right size. 

Now, I just dont know how to pick the winner.  Anyone have any suggestions?  Becasue I'll probably just put everyones name in a hat and pick one out for the give away.  The shop, I'll just blog about the one that catches my eye the most.

I hope everyone had a good weekend!  Mine was better than they have been in a while.  Thursday my ex and I hung out for the first time since we broke up.  We might try to work things out, not right now, becasue we both know if we try now its just not going to work.  But sometime in the future.  Hopefully the near future becasue I miss him terribly!  But atleast I'm getting somewhere, we wernt even talking, so this could be a good sign?

And, Peppy is gaining weight!  I think the little mouse is getting a lot better!  I'm not ready to lose eaither of them yet so I'm excited he is gaining his weight back :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Well, Its Thursday once again

Which means I have to work all weekend.  I hate it.  I really really hate it.  I'm looking for a new job becasue I'm starting to not be able to handel this anymore.  Horrible?  Probably.

I wish my etsy shop would take off.  Or do better.  I already have 50 items listed!  Well, actually 49 becasue ones a trade, so yeah.

I'm hoping to make 3 or 4 new bracelets today.  I dont really have the right beads to make necklaces, and wont for a while.  Not until I get money in my paypal account.  No more buying supplies, the money I spend on that shop now is mostly going to be advertising (not alot though, just craftcult) and the .20 fee to list an item.

Hopefully everyone is having better luck with their shops!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ode to Peppy and Belle

So the past week or so, Peppy has been sick.  He just hasnt been his normal self.  Actually the past 2 days he's been doing a lot better.  Hopefully the end isnt here for him soon, I would miss the little guy too much :(

Anyway, heres the history about Peppy and Belle.

So my ex boyfriend has a snake, its name is Knogg.  Well, Mr. Knogg wasnt so hungry one week, and my ex has bought some mice.  At that point in time, his mom just moved back in and wasnt sleeping in the same room as his father, so she moved into my ex's room, leaving us to sleep in the living room.  Well for a week straight I couldnt sleep at his house becasue whenever I almost fell asleep I heard jumping.  I felt so bad for the mice becasue I knew their fate, and tried to ignore it.  But one day, I had enough.  I couldnt stand their fate and I had gotten attached to them.  So I begged and cried for this little white mouse and this little black mouse.  Well my ex told me if by the end of the week Knogg hadn't eaten them, they would be mine. 

So everyday I hoped.  I hoped and hoped.  And guess what?

Thanksgiving weekend I brought home 2 preciouse mice.  Their names were to be Peppy (after Peppy la Pew) and Snowbelle (a mouse on a disney cartoon).

I love them.  They are feeder mice, and feeder mice only live a year or 2.  Its almost been a year.  I'm not thrilled at all...

Male.  Loves sunflower sead and corn. Friendly.  Easy going.

Male. Loves to run on the wheel.  Fat.  Bully.  Anti Social. 

So since Peppy seemed sick, even though hes getting better today I decided to take pictures with them.  Hope you all enjoy :)

Mouse Cage

Another view of the mouse cage:



Friday, August 13, 2010

Help me reach my goals please?

So I have made up a list for my finances...kind of.  I am in fact about 300 dollars in debt becasue of this hobby.  Suckish.  So I made a somewhat easy sheet for me to achieve, hopefully.  That is, if people buy things...

By the end of August, I want to have atleast 60 dollars in my paypal account.  At the moment, I have $10.  So help me sell $50 worth of stuff!

Anyone doing any blog features?  I'd love to be featured.
Anyone selling advertisement on their blog?  I'd love to look into it!

Instead of a give away at 100 fans, I'll have one at 50 followers!  Were getting close guys!

Right now, I'm just working my etsy shop to make up my supplies debt.

If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.  Thanks!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Well, its Thursday once again

...and I hate Friday-Monday.  I keep having nightmares about work.  It just sucks so bad.  I'm looking for a new job.  I'm ready...

I havent been doing so well this week.  I wanted to make and list a lot of bracelets, didnt happen as planned.  So next week I will work twice as hard. 

But I have listed a few new items in my shop.  I even sold a couple!  But paypal is holding the funds for one of the bracelets.  That kind of sucks.  I'd like to ship it like now, but I see thats not going to happen.

I've also been working on my room, trying to make a REAL work space. 

Hope everyone has a good weekend.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Some new stuff

I have posted some new stuff in my shop, come check it out!!

I need to list one more thing to get to my "List 5 things a day."  So check back later too!

Oh, and if anyone knows how to improve my blog (Like add advertizements or cute stuff at the sides) let me know please!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Top Blogs Award!!!

So today was my last day of work for 3 days.  I need a longer vacation from that place.  Let me tell you!  Haha.  I don't want to leave until I have a better job, but I'm thinking about just settling for a diffrent job.  No more fast food though.  NO MORE FAST FOOD!  Maybe Target or Gordmans or something like that.  But I'd really like a bookstore or a library.

I was going to hang out with the new boy today, but I guess not?  I dont know, I guess signals got crossed or something.  But I'm kind of glad it worked out this way.  He might come over for a little bit tonight.  Eaither way, I think I made up my mind about what is going to happen.  I really like him.  REALLY REALLY like him, but you know, the more I think about it, the more I hate the idea of having a boyfriend again.  Maybe there will be a future for us, in the future.  But right now, I'm just not diggin it.  I want to be single for a while.  For the first time, single doesnt feel so lonely.

So I got my beads in the mail today!  Yay.  and I bought a bead organizer.  I cleaned my room some, cleaned out the mice cage, cleamed some house, took a nap, played with my son.  I think I'm going to put my futon up to a couch and make a lot more room in my room.  And set up a work space, an official "Peppy and Belle Jewelry work space."  I doubt I'm going to get around to it this week, but heres fingers crossed hoping I can work on it a lot.

I'm going to start to make 7 new things a day, list 5.  I'll start listing tomorrow :)

And last but not least.  I got my very first blog award :)  Yay!

Here are the rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award along to 15 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are fabulous
4. Contact the bloggers you chose and let them know about the award!

Thank you Bright Circle for chosing me for this award!

Hmm...7 things about me:

1. I love Hanson. That is probably one of the only things about me that will never change.
2. My 2 year old son is amazing. He doesnt talk yet, but he's one smart cookie:)
3. I'm new to the blogging world, kind of. I've had a live journal for many years, but for my own use only. It was always only friends only. So I'm not sure what to blog about, someone give me ideas?
4. I'm pretty shy and quiet, most of the time. But once you get to know me I can be outgoing.
5. Orange is the coolest color ever :)
6. I love animals. I have 4 cats and 2 mice :)
7. My phone only works off and on. Its been through so much, poor phone.

15 blogs:
111 Collage Designs
AZ Creative Studio
Building a House of Imagination
By the Seat of Our pants
Diary of a craft-o-holic
Everyday Inspired by Additions Style
Holly by Gollie
I am today, yesterday and tomorrow
If toys could talk
My Scent sUAL Journey
Taming your creative spaces
Teal & Tea

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Whats been going on...

So the Hanson concert was AMAZING!!  I mean, AMAZING.  It was probably one of their best I have been to, and I've been to a lot of them.  They played for a really long time, and had so much energy.  The walk, however was hot.  Hanson does these charity walks barefoot for their charity.  For every person that walks they donate a dollar to kids in Africa. And STL was HOTTT!!  My feet were burning, never, and I mean never, have my feet hurt that bad from a walk.  And I've even walked in Orlando FL with them and it wasnt THAT bad.  But I know I helped do a good thing, so thats all that matters, right?

I dont know if there are any hanson fans on here, but here was their setlist:

1. Waiting For This medley

2. Make It Out Alive

3. If Only

4. And I Waited

5. A Minute Without You

6. Get Up & Go

7. Hey

8. Carry You There


9. Musical Ride

10. Strong Enough To Break

11. Me Myself and I

-back to electric-

12. Been There Before

13. Thinking 'Bout Somethin'

14. Where's The Love

15. Madeline

16. Kiss Me When You Come Home

17. Penny and Me

18. Voice In The Chorus

19. MMMBop

20. Give A Little

21. Dancing In The Street

22. Man From Milwaukee
I was so excited that Man From Milwaukee was the encore.  Favortie song1  And only the second time I've heard it!  (First time being at the 5 of 5 concert series they just had back in April where they played one album a night)
Other than that, I set up a Tumblr.  I want to see how well that works.  I'm going to be adding a lot of new things to my ebay this week, so I'll post a link on here when I have stuff posted.  I just need to clean out my room.

I'll also start adding new things to my ETSY page.

I have been really but latley with work and life, but have made a couple of new items.  Hopefully these go over better!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I've been think about something other than you...

So, tonight I get to see my favorite band!  HANSON!  I'm so excited.  I mean, I just say them in April and May, but I can never get enough Hanson concerts.  They are amazing.  And this will be my 21st Hanson concert <3

I have been making bracelets liek crazy and working on a couple of necklaces.  I have to go visit my grandpa tomorrow becasue he wont be around much longer then work all weekend.  So probably Monday or Tuesday I will be posting new stuff!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Out with the old, in with the new...

So I hope everyone had a good weekend!  I didnt, work was stressful.  But I just got to shake it off.  Right?  Just wish things would change around there.

So I met a guy.  He really likes me.  I like him too.  I dont know if I'm ready to move on from my ex though.  I still love my ex.  But he told me theres no chance of ever getting back together again.  That hurts, it hurts so much.  But I have to move on eventually right?  So I might give this new guy a chance, he's pretty awesome.  But we will just see.

I got more supplies in the mail today.  Have been making a few new things that I think I might list mid August.  I hope to start to get more sales soon.  I have some really good ideas for some of my glass pendants, but I'm just waiting for the rest of my beads to come in.

Have a good day/week everyone !!!