Oh hey! Here I Am!


Winter walk

Hey there! Yes, second week into 2016 and I already feel like I disappeared.

I've been doing a lot of stuff here at home. I "Marie Kondo'ed" my craft room. It looks a little neater now.

I've been working on my Etsy Shop. I've refurbished some of my items from the last time I had a shop. I'm making planner bookmarks, since my small items fit in nicely with that craze. Some new smaller stuff too. Nothing big, time consuming, or expensive. I have lots of plans for the shop, I just need to execute them. Once I have things up and running, I can spend more time here.

In an effort to be more efficient, I'm trying to plan out my day, especially for the Etsy shop. I don't want to spend too much time on one thing and neglect everything else. I'm getting a lot of use out of my new planner. (And also buying a lot of washi tape.)

One of my New Year resolutions was to learn to knit and I've taken a step toward making that happen. I joined a class! I'm not where Eva from The Charm of It is but it's going okay.

Did you hear? BBAW is coming back! I guess I'll have to be more of a Book Blogger for you all to appreciate me! Ha! That Andi is busy but so involved in our blogging world. I definitely appreciate all that she and Heather , Jenny, and Ana are doing for our part of the internet.

Mini-Bloggiesta is this weekend too, which I totally forgot about. I'll probably pop in a bit for that.

Personally, I have cut out excess sugar from my diet. I used My Fitness Pal in the past and was shocked by how much sugar I ate without even realizing it. I started last week with a 3 Day Sugar Detox. It was very strict- no grains, no sweet fruit. I ate a lot of spinach, nuts, and avocado. It was tough, (I had murderous thoughts about the people in the grocery line ahead of me buying pop and chocolate bars) but I managed to get through it. I couldn't keep up such a strict diet, especially since I run and need some carbs. I've added fruit and some grains back into my diet this week. It was a great start though, and made me much more aware of what I eat. Whether or not I can stay away from sugar forever is another story. You got to have birthday cake once in a while!

That's about all the updates I have! I'm having the hardest time picking a book to read. I'm overthinking it. I should just pick something, anything to jump start my reading. Anyone reading anything good?



9 comments:

  1. I Marie Kondo'd my foot! I was cleaning and dropped a big book on it and managed to break some bones. Needless to say, I had to put the decluttering on hold.

    I do not have a sweet tooth too often but I cut out sugar for some challenge once for 12 days and I too was amazed at how much I ate without even knowing it. I dropped like 18 lbs doing just that. Now, I am gluten free because of Celiac so I don't avoid sugar but I am mindful of it.

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    1. Oh no! I hope your foot heals quick. Yes, I already lost 3 lbs just in 2 weeks. It's amazing how much sugar is hidden in everything.

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  3. I didn't realize Eva has a knitting podcast now! I wonder what happened to her.

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    1. Yep, you can find her there or on Instagram.

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  4. It is going to SNOW. I don't want snow... You just keep it all, okay? lol On another note, I hardly ever blog so no one really appreciates my blog but I am really excited that BBAW is back!

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    1. It's snowing like crazy here now. I don't mind a little snow as long as we don't get as much as we did last year (or the year before). That was crazy!

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  5. Yay for BBAW! Doesn't it feel like the old days, when people wrote what they want, when they wanted and didn't worry about most of the other shit?

    I love that you opened your Etsy store again. Now if you ever see fit to post that little shamrock again...

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  6. Congratulations on the craft room! I've been KonMari-ing my home, and while it's a big project, it's so satisfying I can hardly believe it.

    Happy Mini-Bloggiesta!

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