Sharing my life

Thanks Etsy?

So yesterday Etsy suspended my shop over $11. Its the end of the month and I am broke baby. My shop is my only income. My fiance has a job but we live just about pay check to pay check. I know what you are thinking… ‘its only $11 , anyone can afford $11. ‘

Yeah I could pay it but this is my shop’s downtime. During this time ( March through August ) I am collecting $$ from Craftsy from the few patterns I have there. ( btw , it isnt much). So instead of running up another bill for relisting fees , I am taking a break from etsy. Regroup and focus on personal projects.

Is etsy the only place that has relisting fees? Last time I was on Artfire they only took their cut from items you sold. I just checked and its subscription based now.  It ranges from  $4.95 a month to $40. Oi! i cant win.

Ive been thinking about this for along time… I need to make new patterns. I WANT to make new patterns. I haven’t yet because when I think of something someone already did it, or close to it.

So maybe this suspension is a good thing ( not money wise) but time wise. There is so much I can do now with out having to make someones order or make new items for my shop. I feel free…lol

Things I can do now…

Make more soap. so much fun.

Read more. I committed to reading 50 books this year on Goodreads.  I’ve read one.

De-clutter my craft area.

Finish some personal projects.. Grease C2C blanket, FRIENDS C2C blanket, and the Sophie blanket.

Design some new patterns.

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Don’t worry people I will pay my bill within a few weeks. I can feel the judgement…. “just pay the bill. Etsy is owed that money. ” … blah blah…lol They over price for everything..lol

 

 

 

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Ok Erin , Stop Slacking off…

With losing power twice ( within 2 weeks) and being sick. I haven’t gotten much done.

I was on a roll with the FRIENDS themed blanket. I haven’t started a new panel in weeks.

The Nor’easter caused us to lose power for 4 days. Yes I said FOUR days in the middle of winter. National Grid was not on their game. so many trees snapped in half or just fell over. Some on power lines some on houses and cars. A tree snapped on our street about a half a mile up and landed on a power line ( or rested against it, I didnt actually see it) which neighbors are saying is why we lost power when all the other houses in town had electricity back and we didnt.

So day 4 which was a monday, we finally got power back on. I think my landlady was a big part of that…lol You do not want to be on the other end of the phone when she is mad..lol

I heard national grid did not get anyone to cut down the whole tree to avoid future power outages. Now fast forward to last Tuesday where we got a nasty snow storm. Just about every place was closed except for Cumberland farms ( gas station/ small store to those who never heard of it) and Stop and Shop ( they were half open. All the meat and dairy were getting boxed back up because they lost power to their freezers.)   We lose power again….. I dont know if it was because of the same tree but i heard it was hanging on the power line . And again my landlady called national grid and ‘voiced her opinion’. One time estimate was 7-9 pm on Tuesday. Nope.  We got it back at 1 pm on Wednesday.

I hope this doesn’t happen again. Its happened a few times over the last couple of years but that was in the summer. Losing power in the winter sucks. I am done being cold.

Oh yeah and I had a cold this entire time. I am getting better with cold meds and heat 🙂 I still have a little cough but I always have a cough that lingers a few weeks after .

AND today we are getting more snow. Please let the power stay on 🙂

 

Diet and Exercise, Sharing my life

Dieting makes me sick

Literally makes me sick ….

Ive been sick for the past few days just when I am planning out my meal plan ( more in a bit) and I catch Jon’s cold. My nose is stuffy and I cant taste anything. Oh and the sneezing.

Last time i was sick I was just starting the military diet. 1 day and I was done. All food was gross. (this was because of Jon too..lol )

Since I posted about losing weight last month, Ive been cutting back. We haven’t gone out to eat, well thats mainly do to wanting to save money since we needed heating oil and Jon’s ER visit bill was paid . So I have been forced to cut back..hehe nah, willingly. Ive been eating salad dressing that is yogurt based, mini cans of soda. ( i need to stop drinking soda ..again) and been snacking on oranges.

I found something on Pinterest about an hard boiled egg diet. 2 eggs and an orange for breakfast, salad for lunch and chicken and salad for dinner. This is the meal plan i was gonna start when I got sick. you just eat the above with a few variations for dinner, fish steamed veggies for 2 weeks. This I can get on board with .

Tonight is food shopping night so I will be getting some chicken , more salad dressing, veggies and eggs. And whatever the non dieters( but should be on one) want.

Oh and I lost 3 pounds. If you see it… tell them I moved to the moon 🙂

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A Year of Projects, Sharing my life

YOP6 week 27

Hi all… I’m back!! 🙂

Sorry for my 2 week absence… I got ran over by the Messy bun beanie bandwagon. 🙂 I got everyone’s orders out for Christmas who needed them by then. My most popular color is Turqua. I now hate the color..lol kidding. I still love it. it is yarn after all . I have a few other designs I need to add to my etsy.

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Speaking of yarn.. a fellow local Yopper (Dianna ) gave me a bag of Red heart Unforgettable and Knit Picks yarn . OMG I love every single ball!!

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And I made this hat from one of the balls… well it only took  half.

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I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a safe and fun New Years ❤

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A Year of Projects, Sharing my life

YOP6 week 24

Almost half way people !!:)

Lets start this week with Jon and my new favorite restaurant: The Jealous Monk in Mystic Village, Mystic CT . I think its a Belgian place. I am so picky I ordered a salad ( Backyard Picnic… iceberg lettuce  with blue cheese dressing with cucumbers, carrots , bacon and radish ) and the Belgian frites (french fries) and Jon had a pulled pork sandwich with the frites. We played Connect Four ( yup they have games there too) until the food came. Them We headed in to the village to see some of the lights .. but it was too cold to fully enjoy waling around. Here are some pics of our visit..

 

This week was a bit productive win the hat department… I finished 5 hats…. 2 knitted and 3 ponytail/messy bun hats. Yes I jumped on the band wagon with the new trend. I am a ponytail wearer so I love these hats.

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