The Inside Story
Enjoying Life! July 4, 2016 00:00
The year is over half way over and I don't know about you but it has started off SO busy. As I sit here thinking today, it is easy to be overwhelmed by stuff. But you know, life is there to be enjoyed. So today take a moment to enjoy your life. Look around you at the things that are good and think about them and be thankful. It doesn't take long but it really does change your mood.
Then find something that makes you happy and do it.
The key to enjoying life is to choose to enjoy it. It's your choice.
Don't forget to have Fun! November 27, 2015 00:19
This time of year is a very busy time. I spend my days filling order, making stuff, running errands, picking kids up and taking them to a million places, making sure everyone has everything they need, organising end of year breakups and a billion other things.
Sometimes I am can definitely become way too serious. Most of the time I don't consider myself a serious person. I love having fun. But when I get busy it's just put your head down and work.
But if I keep doing that all the time then life gets really boring and I forget why I'm doing the things I'm doing, and I don't want that.
So its time to have fun. Summer is almost here and summer means fun.
This afternoon I took my daughter out to the shops and we just had fun. We laughed at each other and sang at the top of our voices to a song on the radio. Sure I was still busy and I did have a thousands of things I could be doing, but life is short and you need to make the most of it when you can. Have fun! Enjoy the little things. Stop and smell the roses, as they say.
As this quote above says 'Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun'
Enjoy the moment!
My Eclectic Life June 2, 2015 12:06
So the website has be simmering along for a few weeks now and I have been thinking a lot lately about what I want it to look like. Do I want a blog, do I want people to know me or just the business? If I do want a blog what does that look like? Is it just this special or that deal for a product? I have spent lots of time listening to podcasts and heard lots of people say you need a blog, you need social media etc. And yes that is all true but I'm thinking how does that work for me?
So I take this opportunity to introduce myself. My life is made up of lots of very different and varing areas. None of which I want to give up. So I have decide that yes I want a blog but I don't want it just to be about my craft products, I want it to be more than that. Being part of the handmade community has made me see that. Making things is more than just putting them together, its about your life. Each thing you make has part of yourself in it. That is why I love selling craft supplies. It gives people an opportunity to express themselves, to show the world a little of themselves and let others enjoy that.
So let me talk about myself a little :)
I called this post 'My Eclectic Life' and the reason is the definition of eclectic is 'deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources'. And that is me. Diverse and broad.
Let me clarify that.
My life consists of the following things that I 'do':
I run this craft supply business - Heart Supplies
I make things and sell at markets and have an Etsy store - Designs of the Heart (https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/designsoftheheart)
I work as a Weight Watchers Coach
I am the wife of a Pastor and we run a church that has two campus', in two different cities
I am a mother of a teenage daughter (full time job right there)
I have a passion for helping those who cant help themselves and part of our ministry as a chuch is helping to stop human trafficking in South East Asia
I could go on but that about covers it. I think about the things that I am passionate about and they are many and varied. I love handmade, love helping people make themselves healthier, love giving and talking, love life and family.
So there you go Eclectic. So this blog is going to be that. Eclectic. A bit of this and a bit of that. Sure there will be specials and new products that come in and I do tend to get very excited about that. But there will also be everyday things, things of life that come and go and if you dont stop to enjoy them then you miss out. Life is for the living.
Like I said before I am passionate about helping people that cant help themselves so that is why part proceeds from the sale of these craft supplies and also my handmade things go to helping those women, kids, people that find themselves being sold by another human into a life that no one should ever have to endure. So the more I sell the more I can help and that drives me to be the best I can be.
So join me on the ride and lets make life happen together.
Until next time
P.S. Just so you know, I have never been good at spelling and grammar so if you see a spelling mistake, or something that just doesn't make sense, just read on. You get the gist. Thanks in advance :)