Thursday, October 8, 2009

To Blog or not to Blog

That is really an issue I have been debating for a while. I have really neglected this part of my site. Originally this blog was to be set up for new products and some more little crafty things that are coming out of my studio. But seriously that's boring. If you want to know whats new, you can just go to my shop and click on the new products link. Easy enough.

I also get very intimidated by other blogs, they have perfect little families, with perfectly edited photos, and very clever things to say. Their kids say the funniest things. Moms have great hair, and are wearing the latest designer jeans. Well lets be honest that's not me either. My kids talk back, they exhaust me, they have acne, forget to shower, and don't ever listen until I'm screaming like a banshee.. I'm also overweight, I have a bad haircut, and I hardly ever get dressed before 4:30 when my husband gets home. My house is a mess, I do a quick tidy up before Jack gets home to make it look like I have been productive.

So with all of that in mind I have decided to give this blog another go. I feel I will be more successful as a blogger If I blog about what really happens in a real house. Not sugar coated, and beautiful. Your not going to find Martha Stewart in the living room, but you will find honesty.

I'm a struggling small business owner, I make wrong decisions all the time, I fret, I obsess over views, but sometimes.. my research pays off, or I create something pretty darned awesome and someone buys it. I type as I speak, it is what it is. So I will just get on with it.

I want to talk a little bit about the swine flue today. This has been a long debate in our house recently. Jack (the husband jack is short for jackass) is pretty big on having all the kids vaccinated, they got the flu mist. They are scheduled to get the Swine vaccine as soon as its available. I'm refusing. I don't like needles... Lets be honest I'm absolutely petrified of them. I hate the doctor, I don't mind dragging my kids to them, but every time I go they tell me something is wrong. Your fat, your cholesterol is high, you drink to much, you have a mass in your uterus. Something is always wrong. Yes I live in my little bubble of health, but let there not be a doubt when I step into that Dr Office my bubble is always burst. Well yesterday the Swine got just a little bit closer to home and it really hit that maybe I need to take some steps to try and protect myself.

I found out yesterday that at PropInsanity A blog that I LOVE and participate as a vendor, one of the other vendors there, her son Nathan Stone died this week and tested positive for H1N1.

My thoughts go out to this family. I do know what its like to lose a child and would never wish anyone to go thru this. It really made me think. I cant lose another child, but what if it was me? Who would take care of my kids? Jack (the husband)? Ummm maybe.. My sister? She has enough on her plate. So its time to put my big girl panties on and make an appointment to get the stupid jab. Seriously and I guess while I'm there I will get the other appointment done for the hysteroscopy to make sure that the little mass thingies haven't come back. If your on the fence about the vaccine, do what is in your heart. For me, I want to be able to look in the mirror and say that I took advantage of everything I could to keep my family safe. I may forget to help with homework, or send them to bed early because they are aggravating the piss out of me, and go hmm hmmm hmmm when they are talking about another thing that I'm not interested in, but who will do those things If I'm not here?

So today I'm being featured at PropInsanity. I am giving away 2 $20 gift certificates to my shop. Any orders that I get within the next 7 days I am going to donate 10% to the Stone Family. You can read more about it here.



  1. Oh how sad, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. This really makes you stop and think. You are wonderful to help them out by giving them a percentage of your sales.

  2. HA! Perfect?? I don't think you will find that on MY blog. ROFL!

    Love your camera straps!!

  3. very sad about him! There's so much craziness surrounding this flu.

    I'm not cookie cutter either. My hair isn't coiffed and my blog isn't set up like a magazine. I do it because I enjoy it.