Sunday, January 31, 2010

Camera Time

I can't wait until tomorrow (at least I *hope* it's tomorrow, funds are pending). I'm going to get me a new camera. I played with it yesterday at Office Depot and I'm in love. I got right up on a sign and snapped a picture and you could actually read the words still. I couldn't have been more than an inch away! I went onto a review site and they have a forums where professionals recommend cameras for the purposes you're needing. I received 4 recommendations. I looked at a bunch of pages (like Amazon, Best Buy, etc) reading customer reviews before I made a decision. I'm looking to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC H20. It's beautiful, and it will do jewelry some justice. The guy that recommended it posted a flikr link to some pictures of jewelry photographed with that specific camera and they look amazing. I spent hours this morning browsing through shots of nature and action shots to see if I would like the other functions of it as well (I won't ONLY be taking pictures of jewelry!) and I think I'm in love. I probably sound crazy, but I can deal with that. =)

It's hard to have a 2 week old baby and not have a camera. I have missed so many opportunities to take pictures it's unreal. Disposables only do so much and I keep forgetting to get one while I'm out anyhow. So, soon I'll be able to really interact on here and on Etsy and really begin to bloom my business. I have great ideas and I just need to play with them now.

Wish me luck guys! <3

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Sometimes it can be difficult to come up with the motivation. We get busy and we fall off the path and kind of skip down the path of least resistance for a while. 

I can admit to doing this. In fact, I realized earlier today that I don't know what I was thinking when I thought I could balance all of this out. 

Baby Caegon came Friday, January 15th, much to everyone's surprise. He was 9 pounds, 3 ounces! It was definitely a different experience for me. With my first son, Kaleb, I was induced, so I never went into spontaneous labor on my own. But we all knew Caegon would come to be with us sooner than we all anticipated. Two postive Fetal Fibronectin tests are nothing to joke about. He's gorgeous and doing well.

So, now I'm trying to balance a newborn, schoolwork and trying to launch my business. Don't get me wrong, I'm very excited, I'm just a little concerned that once I start back to work things are going to get very complicated. I hope that hubby understands when I start getting frustrated! 

Good news though. I'm getting some money at the end of the month, so I'm going on a catalog spree and buying a whole bunch of beads and findings and getting to work! I can't wait!! I'm also thinking about getting some supplies to start making bath salts and selling them as well.

Soon, I'll have my Etsy mini up and you will be able to find ALL kinds of things. If you can't find something you want, let me know! I can either make it for you or contact someone who can! 

Keep me in your thoughts guys! I'm on my way up!! 


Friday, January 8, 2010


I guess you could say that I'm feeling adventurous. I guess you could just say that I'm tired of the real world. I think that I would agree with both! lol. In December, I took the plunge and filed my DBA (doing business as...) for Simply Sassy Gifts.

I've got a whole bunch of ideas and I can't wait to share them with all of my friends and family. Maybe I can even find some new friends! <3

I'm 23 years old and I have a 3 year old son that I would LOVE to spend more time with. I got married in 2008 and we're expecting another little boy, he should be coming very soon. It's one of my dearest wishes to be able to spend more time with my kids.

So help me on my journey guys! This should be great fun!