Well, it's been a whirlwind since the last time I blogged. We were able to find a house to rent and have since moved in to it. YEY! We moved into a nice, quiet neighborhood, which both Ben and myself thoroughly enjoy. Eeva now has a nice back yard to run around and play in, which makes my day a ton easier since I don't have to stop in the middle of projects just so she can get some energy out, or to go to the bathroom. It is also so nice not to have to worry about other people not picking up their dog's poop; now all I have to worry about is picking up my own dogs poop so the yard stays nice enough to run around and chase her in, without stepping in poop. haha We are settling in alright, still trying to figure out what all to unpack, and we moved in on the 25th of May. I know, I know: still unpacking?! Yup, no need to hurry. We have everything we need on a day-to-day- basis unpacked, everything else can wait. We still aren't sure if we will be in the area in a year, due to job situations and a general desire to be closer to family, so why unpack everything?
In the mean time, I have been reminded lately that it's the small things that can make a big difference in life. I recently had some work as a seamstress altering a dress and making a new dress off the altered dress. It was an interesting task, and I learned a few things about sewing while making the dress that I never knew before. For the first time, I made and used Bias 'Tape' (I put it in " because it is not tape in the traditional sense of the word; it's not sticky). I now understand why it exists! :) It was used to make the small collar on the dress, and it worked wonderfully. I sadly forgot to take any pictures of the dress. :( However, thanks to my husbands encouragement, in my next post I will be posting some pictures of garments that I have created, whether from pattern or simply from and idea in my head. While I am by no means a professional Seamstress, I am decent at figuring things out, and making clothes look at least not horrible while being worn, haha.
I was also reminded that sometimes a job doesn't always have pay. Now you may be thinking, "What?! I'm not going to work for someone unless I'm getting paid!" Well, let me explain a little: Due to some of the goals that we want to work towards, I have decided to go back to work, outside the home. This, however, does not mean that I am going to close, or stop, my business. But it seems that I am having a hard time finding a job; no one is calling me back for interviews. So, my loving husband said this:
"You just have to work the job you have now until you get another job." Made me so mad when he first said it. Why? Well, because my current job is a stay-at-home wife, trying to start a home-based business...and to be honest, the second half of that job isn't going very good. I haven't sold any products in quite a while, and running a business kinda takes money. But then I stopped and thought about what he said, and you know what? He was right. There are things that I can do for my business that don't cost a single cent. All they require is time and effort. Things like this blog post, and updating my site to make it more user appealing and friendly. So, that's what I'm gonna do. I'm going to work the job I have now, and pray that God blesses it, and if it be HIS will, allows me to get a call back for a job outside the home. And if He doesn't, I will still praise Him, because He is Always, ONLY Good.
So, with that being said, you will notice that a few things have changed on our home page. (And yes, if you know any thing about Disney, you will notice that there are SEVERAL Tinkerbell references on the home page. I am a big Tink fan and have been since I was a child. Yes, I am a 28 year old woman that still loves Tinker Bell and I'm not ashamed to say so.) This is not something that I am highly skilled at, or ever good at, but I am trying to do this without hiring someone to do it for me. Things may look a bit disjointed at the moment, but more changes are coming, so please bear with me as I work on my site.
And if you have read this far, THANK YOU. I know this isn't a blog with advice on anything (typically), or on the amazing world travel, or whatever most of the common blogs are about these days, but it's important to me. So again, Thank you.
Next time, pictures!
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