Monday, March 26, 2012

What is this all about?

I read everywhere that if you are trying to run a home-based business:  START A BLOG!
And if you are a mom:  START A BLOG!
So, I decided to START A BLOG!!!

I have not had much direction.  I was not sure where I wanted it to go.  I have done some research and homework.  It seems, most people have the "Cute, Funny Kids Blog,"   or the "I-Have to-Keep-You-Updated-Because-Something-Terrible-Is-Happening Blog,"  or the "Totally Business Blog."  I really don't fit into those Blog-Types as just one.
Yes, I am a mom with cute and funny kids.  I see and feel sad things everyday.  And I have two home-based businesses that I am trying to get off the ground.  So, I am going to be that MissMashSquash Everything Together Blog!
Also, I have been using this blog to keep me grounded and and accountable to my goals! 
I am going to try to update once a week.  Some weeks it may be something about KABbeading,  other weeks it may be a product review of a favorite go-to product (mmmm.... maybe a Votre Vu product....) or maybe it would be inspired by the Brothers Boyd.
But, one feature I have liked writing is the Month Review of My Five Goals!  I have not been able to actually say that I have completed a goal, but I have made steps here and there.  And I have been trying to better myself and my situation.

So, keep me in mind!  Better yet, subscribe to my blog!  You never know what I may be babbling about next!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The month of February is over.  My 5-Goal Plan is still in place, even though I may not have accomplished much. 
Goal 1 - keep 5 goals in place and work on them --- DOING....  WORKING ON......
Goal 2 - Get my studio/office organised and in "working order."  HUGE FAIL!!!!!  So, for March I am just going to get it in working order so I can start designing again and using up some of the supplies I have found.
Goal 3 - Get belly in shape.  I STARTED.... then stopped.  Yep, right when I actually started to see results.   Oh well.  New month, new try.  I think I may want to try a 5-k.... I am still thinking about that one.
Goal 4 - Keep household better.  I THINK I AM DOING BETTER.  I just hate bill paying and with vacation planning and the new-roof project..... I am a tad bit overwhelmed with it all.  But I am current in Quicken....
Goal 5 - Work on KABbeading and Votre Vu more.  I am very pleased with my KABbeading work this month.  A wholesale order to Florida.  A necklace to New York.  Bracelet to California.  Earrings to Plainfield!  I was able to donate (from my KABbeading earnings) $32 to and another $32 to may own Relay for Life.  Votre Vu..... not so much.  But at least I get a great discount....

Now, on to March.  I would like to get at least 1 new item onto Etsy a week.  That would cover Goals 2 & 5.  I would like to start walking again -- Goal 3. 

I have already made a $9 sale on KABbeading.  I would love to make or beat last month.....  We shall see.