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?


  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.

    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.

  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!

    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!

  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...

  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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