Saturday, April 19, 2008

I miss my husband...

So, the past few days have been kind of bad for me anyway, but the internet on his end seems to be worse than normal. Our webcams don't load as quickly, or he isn't able to connect at all (or keeps getting disconnected). So it's been rough all around, and this morning I really wanted to talk to him and true to that need the internet decided it didn't want to work. Even before I woke up I could see how many times he had been knocked offline since 2:45 in the morning, so I knew my chances were not good - oh well.

Today is supposed to be rainy with a high in the 50's, so not as nice as yesterday but I checked and the same weather is supposed to be happening where he is. It makes me feel closer when the weather is the same...almost like we're in the same zip code.

So today my plans include working, gearing to get Simply Whimsy open (because it hasn't been long enough already?), work on some proofs, and studying for exams and quizzes this coming week. My hope is that at some point he'll be able to get online.

I love my husband.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Chubby Gerbils

I love my gerbils-so sweet.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Hi Ho Hi Ho...

Well, I've been chugging along taking product photos and other fun things. I'm really pushing for it to open on Wednesday, so we will see.

In addition to that, I got sick of having to deal with blogger, and the whole trying to convert it to wordpress on my hosting. Anyway, I purchased a separate domain for the blog and will be moving it over to there, soon, too. So yes, my impatience once again overwhelmed me.

I also have decided that I love my courses this quarter. That combined with spring makes me very, very happy. I'm very excited.

Sadly though, I found out that my husband will be traveling the world for the next few months with limited internet. Since we're already across the world from each other, the internet has been a lifesaver, so hopefully I can stay busy, busy. Then hopefully he can visit or I can visit him this fall/winter. I'm excited for that.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Moving to wordpress...

Well, the launch to Simply Whimsy Stationery is fast approaching, and the blog will then be hosted on that website. I'm hoping to open Simply Whimsy over the next few days. Today is testing and making sure everything is ready to go, and I need to upload some more product photos (so exciting). I also received my wonderful notecard envelopes in the mail, and so those are ready. My product packaging is ready, too. Just all minor details now. I'll post more updates to this post throughout the day with photos and other fun items!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Loving that craftiness

So while I have finally settled in to my apartment (although it would be that much more wonderful if Grant was here, but I digress), I have set about fine tuning the things that will make it more beautiful to me. I absolutely love coming home to a clean apartment, but there are a few things missing.

So here is the dining room as we last saw it:

I'm still not sold on it, but it's okay for now. I need to fill my photo collage divider as right now it just has the factory brown inserts. I really would like to add in some stools for the counter there on the left, and maybe once I do that, I'll be able to rearrange the whole dining room to a more appealing layout. I also need some things to fill the walls. Maybe I'll create something tonight or tomorrow for that, and then I'll submit that with my photos that I want printed for the stand.

Second, I have my living room portion that I love, but it still needs work. Now because the apartment is only temporary, and we'll be purchasing a house next year sometime, I don't want to buy too many things that may not fit in there. However, I hate my curtains. They're brown and ugly, and I want something to brighten the room. Since I have white walls, I've decided to go ahead and try and find red curtains. Yeah, that's not easy.

I did stumble upon this wonderful fabric site: Kitty Craft. I adore almost all of the fabrics, and who wouldn't with such cute stuff as this:I think I've decided on this one though:
I think the freshness of the design and the red will be perfect, but I'm still hesitant to purchase unless there is truly a red fabric that I like with some sort of design. Maybe I will wait a week, and

Saturday, March 29, 2008

To see, or not to see?

Well, of course, I'd like to see, but I hate wearing my glasses. I hate having to put them on and take them off. I hate how I can't wear my nice sunglasses that my husband purchased which you can see here:
I love, love, love them, but they don't work with glasses. Actually, I tried the whole glasses with the sunglasses over them, and it sort of (emphasis on the not) worked but not really. So I finally decided to try contacts, and so far it's a love hate relationship. I love that I can wear my sunglasses, but I hate how they feel. I love that I don't have to wear glasses, but I hate how long it takes me to put them on. I love the idea, but I hate the added expense. So yeah, I'm not sure. Right now I'm on day three, and I ended up taking them out a little early. Because I'm at home and didn't really need to wear them, I decided to give my eyes a break, but the real test will be on Monday when I go back to school and have to see a board.

So right now I'm just not sure about them. What I might do is request we try a different kind when I go for my follow up on Wednesday, and maybe one with a little more hydration. I'm sure it will take my eyes some time to get used to them, but if by Wednesday I'm still having problems with them feeling on the dry side, then I'll request a different kind. Oh how I loathe thee dry eyes....

Monday, March 24, 2008

Busy little bee

With everyone sick including my grandmother, I have been away from my studio and now that I'm back utterly exhausted. However today I found some time to create a new design with a fun little friend:
I also officially announced my plans to sell on Simply Sweet Announcements as a wholesale/resale store only. This will begin April 1, and I will officially open Simply Whimsy Stationery then, too. Simply Whimsy will have a more boutique feel to it. I'm very excited.