Thursday, December 30, 2010


I'm in a very weird place today. Kinda emotional and quiet.

What concerns me the most is that I don't want to work on my art. I have so much stuff that I can do, but I'd rather play poppit. Thing is, we could really use the money; so I should be gettin' busy.

Oooh, maybe I'm feeling rebellious after HAVING TO make all those coasters. Hmmmm...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Game night
Originally uploaded by CarolinaCottage
That lovely feeling that everything is right with the world. It's the itty, bitty moments that catch you off guard.

Like going to tell your son dinner is ready and seeing him playing in his room and knowing that he'll actually like dinner.

Like playing a board game with the hubby and kids and no one is fighting. At the moment.

Like being happy with what you have, even though it isn't perfect.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Frosty Florida

It's been unusually cold here in Florida. This kind of weather usually waits until late January. It looks more like October up north than Christmas. Very pretty though.

Done. What next?

After 5 1/2 months and 400+ orders, I am FINALLY done with all the orders that came from the Real Simple feature. I am sooooo relieved.

I had no idea that being featured in a magazine would be so freakin' stressful. I was so afraid that I wouldn't get everything done in time that I was waking up in a panic every morning. Not good.

But I made it. Everything is shipped and I'm only dealing with minor shipping issues. Buyers are a little worried that they won't get their coasters by Christmas. Fingers crossed that everything arrives in time.

So what's next? Hmmmm... I think that I will continue to make coasters on a limited basis, along with my other standard products. Maybe.

Actually, I think I just need some time to let all this process. I spent most of 2010 working, both my Etsy shop and my "real job". I don't want to do that again. I was actually worried that I would die in a car wreck on the way home from work Friday because I was almost done with orders. Kinda a "wouldn't that be ironic" moment... Stress can do funny things to the brain.

We'll see what the new year brings.