Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Oh hey! Here I Am!
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?