We have all had those time pop up in our lives. Times where no matter how hard you try to move forward, things just keep popping up that create a backwards slide. It’s at these times, we generally have two choices. We can choose to wallow in our misfortune; to bemoan the fact that our car died, that our hours at work were cut, AND and unexpected trip to the doctor all popped up at the same time. Or we can pull up our big girl panties and realize that our car will now get better gas millage, we get more time to enjoy with our children, and our family is now healthy and happy. Yes, at these times it may seem over whelming but each and every day it gets a little easier until we look back and say “what was I truly stressing about?”
Each time this happens in my life, I admit I succumb to those dark moments of grief and regret but I also realize these moments are getting shorter and less dramatic. Age has it’s perks.
So one of the perks of learning from the past is planning the future. I have decided to follow a dream. Each day I take one step closer, sometimes it’s baby steps other times I feel like a Kangaroo. At this moment and time I feel like a hibernating Zombie toad, waiting for the warm rains to stimulate some movement. There have been alot of recent obstacles popping up that need to be overcome. The latest in my line of “what now’s?’ is this:
My primary work station, the one I am delicately writing this little dialogue on, has lost it’s ability to open-close-even stay upright. It’s one of those wonderful malfunctions that can not be fixed… The screen of my laptop completely snapped off and is no longer attached to the base… it’s a 5 year old computer and is still running like a champ. Luckily my absolutely wonderful husband rigged up this snazzy “cast” for my computer. A wooden base to prop the screen up, complete with a little bit of Sugru and a rubber-band to keep the screen from falling forward quickly (my poor fingers sometimes get caught).
Now my husband is a master at building computers, but pre-fab laptops were not meant to be “fixed”. He has put together a list of the parts he needs in order to build me a fully functioning desk top, that will not only allow me to expand my photography hobby- but will also allow me to have the ability to set up my own web store front! I AM SO EXCITED! I have been designing my web store front in my head for years, and I finally get the chance to do it.
Here’s the hitch(es): Hours were cut back at my full time job AND we are in the slow season for etsy sales. Among other things…
Here’s the solution: I have yards and yards and yards of awesome, amazing, unique, colorful, and completely-ready-to-be-made-into-custom-awesomeness fabric and supplies. AND at the beginning of august I have 1 full week off of my full time job. You ask, so what does this mean? If you would like to help me make my goal of getting a new computer built for my business, by my wonderful husband of course, and stock up your swag bags for the upcoming holiday seasons at the same time, this is for you:
- first: contact me to discuss what you would like to have made, it can be an existing design or a custom one.
- select fabrics from existing stock
- expect your item to ship by 8/11/13
- RECEIVE 35% off the price.
* as an extra perk if you order an outfit including a piece made from our wonderful ruffle fabric, receive an extra 10% off that ruffle item.
All items will ship first class, unless priority shipping is cheaper.
This discount is not available for orders through etsy, unless you would like to use a credit card (prearranged custom listings only). All orders will be done via email, payment with a paypal invoice. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact me today to get your order started! And thank you for helping us reach one of our goals!!!