Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Sabbatical Is Over!

Hello friends! Have you missed me? I took an impromptu sabbatical for all of January and half of February. I needed the break while getting a few things in order in my life. If you want to know more, read on. If not, thanks for stopping by and I'll be back to my regular blog schedule next week!

So what have I been up to? Well, about a million things!

  • Sewing Room
We finished my sewing room some time in January. There was lots of moving, installations, cleaning, organizing, and finally some (or lots) of sewing time! I will write a post later with lots and lots of pictures for those who are interested. I'm completely in love with my new space! It’s efficient and clean and has lots of shelf space. Here's a little preview…

  • Business
I have been busy, busy, busy with my businesses. Many of you know I have a couple shops. Well, a good friend decided to put all her focus into another niche and I've taken over her business! I know, I'm crazy, right? :) My time off has been spent receiving her stock, taking inventory, creating new stock, taking pictures, and listing all my items for sale. And I'm not nearly done. I would say I have a solid months worth of work for me still to go. The focus of this new shop is green cleaning products, specifically microfiber Swiffer Sweeper and Wet Jet cloths, Swiffer Duster covers, microfiber cleaning clothes and a few other awesome products. Before taking over the business green, orange, yellow, and blue were the only available microfiber colors. I have since added pink, purple, and white. Red and a darker green are next on the menu! You can find MicroMops on Etsy and Artfire.

  • Homeschool
Some of you know I used to homeschool my older son, Ian. And after a quick decision I decided to put him back into school the beginning of this year. I have been thinking of homeschooling him again. Thinking, being the imperative word here. I started off going over the calendar and picking out homeschool days and then started my research for a curriculum. I started early so I don't feel overwhelmed and so I can gather funds for books and things. But after talking to Ian he has decided that he would rather not homeschool. And, honestly, that's fine with me. Anyways, the decision has been made that we will no longer be homeschooling, ever. I won't be flip-flopping every school year so this is a final decision on my part. I have mixed feelings about it but I'm glad to have things wrapped up.

  • Potty Training
Or "potty learning", if you want to be politically correct. Jameson has really surprised us all and picked up on going potty in about a week and at such a young age (he's 2 years, 4 months). He showed a lot of interest one day in mid-January and ever since then he takes himself to the bathroom and goes without prompting. As soon as he showed interest I started putting him in regular underwear during the day… no pull ups or training pants. I made that mistake once. There have been accidents but they are becoming less and less and I bet you can imagine he has been keeping me on my toes and my floor has never been cleaner. :)

  • Conclusion
I have been very busy, a good busy. I've done lost around the house, cooked a lot of meals, cleaned a lot of messes, and spent time with my family. I've been focusing on my business, creating things for myself, and enjoying the process more as time goes on. I hope January and February have been a great month for you! Thanks for taking the time to read my little blog!

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