I’m ready for Monday...

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A beautiful bed & breakfast in Cape Breton (I believe...?) Correct me if i’m wrong, Stacey! 

 

Happy Sunday! I decided to take the weekend away from social media so I could get some things accomplished on my “to do” list and not have to constantly check in to see who “needed me”. 

It was a good thing... mind you, I see a huge number of notifications waiting for me, so I may not think that it’s such a good thing tomorrow, but as it stands now, i’m happy to have taken the weekend away from checking in and posting on my media pages. 

The best part about not being online so much is that I managed to get things crossed off my list which have been weighing heavily on me! 

  • Pkg’ed & mailed a handful of orders 
  • Finished up a swap pkg and mailed it off 
  • Caught up on my laundry - there was a lot 
  • Decluttered  and have a *very nice sized* donation ready to go to the Goodwill tomorrow! 
  • Tossed out a garbage bag full of “stuff” that’s not really “donation” material. 
  • Ordered Maria & Mya new bedding sets. It’s been a long time and they were desperately needed) 
  • Caught up on some housework which had been neglected
  • Organized closets & drawers, etc... 
  • Have my sisters birthday gift ready to go for tomorrow. Her birthday was actually Friday but she’s visiting tomorrow afternoon. 

I wish I could add in “slept well”, but that would be a lie... I am hoping for a good nights sleep tonight however, and as soon as Dh heads off to work, my head is going to hit the pillow! 

I also had time to think, and I really needed that. It gave me some clarity on a few things which i’ve been struggling with. 

That being said, I’m ready for my new October sewing schedule to kick in and if I hustle this week and stick to my sewing schedule, I should be free in clear next Monday 24th and have a FULL week to work on RTS and fill October custom spots! *crosses fingers*

So heading into October my schedule will look like this: 

  • Custom Sewing: 3 days/week
  • Ready to Ship/personal Sewing: 3 days/week
  • OFF: 1 day a week where i’ll give my machine, and myself the day off.

I’m definitely going to stick with this new routine for October & the first 2 weeks of November to see how it goes... I have my Merry Makers Fair coming up soon so i’ll definitely be needing those 3 days a week to prep for the show anyway! After my show i’ll see if it “works” and either continue on from there, or change things around if needed. 

On that note, i’m off until tomorrow morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend!! 


“The Meg”...

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There’s pretty much nothing better than kitschy thrillers... Godzilla, Jurrasic Park, King Kong, etc... this looks right up there & I can’t honestly wait to see it! LOL!! 

I’m headed to UWO (University of Western Ontario) this afternoon for a tour by child #2, then we’re off to do some fall shopping & then have tickets to see “The Meg” later on today, which looks pretty awesome! LOL!! It’ll be a fun movie to see i’m sure! 

I haven’t had a chance to make it down to my sewing room yet, (ack!) and by the looks of it, I may just get my fabrics & interfacing ironed today. If i’m lucky. 

Thankfully i’m still on schedule for my week as planned... left on my sewing list for this week that was to be completed by Sunday: 

  1. NCW 
  2. Star Wars Slimline Wallet 
  3. Drawstring bag

I’m good still. If I don’t get anything done today, tomorrow i’ll knock #2 & 3 off my list and that’ll leave me with an NCW to get completed on the weekend sometime. I’m ok with that! I also need to write out my list for next week and possibly open up a few custom spots for the last week of September. 

Onwards... so far today i’ve: 

  • Showered & dressed.
  • Made breakfast for Mya & Dh. 
  • Did a load of laundry. 
  • Changed & took out the garbage. 
  • Made breakfast for me & child #2. 
  • Sort & took out the recycling. 
  • Scrubbed out recycling bin. 
  • Called Puralator to get a pkg redirected to me, which was a gift for Dallas. Since they only deliver Monday - Friday, can’t schedule an early morning drop-off, can’t “safe drop” since it’s “dangerous goods” (Body Shop Tea Tree Oil stuff) and they’re closed on weekends, he can’t even pick it up since he works FT Monday - Friday!! And Saturday delivery is an extra $25.00!!!! What. A. Pain. 
  • Placed & scheduled an order for pizza delivery tonight: I won’t be home, so hubby & kids luck out and get pizza. They must love it when i’m not home over the dinner hour... lol! 
  • Got a couple pkgs ready for local pick-up. 
  • Cleaned the kitchen. Two times. Floor still needs swept & mopped.... *sigh* 
  • Cleaned out my inbox 
  • Replied to a few PM’s. 

I’m heading out in about 2 hours though so i’m going to cut this short and get more items crossed off of my list, so I can enjoy the day offline!! 

Have a great day everyone!! 

 

Do you enjoy ‘kitschy’ thrillers?

If so, which is your favourite? 

 


Budget Busters...

Kids. Kids are budget busters. Each & every single time. LOL!! 

Mya outgrew her new Skechers that we bought for her in the spring and naturally we still have 2 more months (or so) of “shoe weather”, *sigh*. Which meant that I had to find another pair of shoes for her to last till the snow hits... 

I told Mya she could choose a pair she liked but they had to be under the $40.00 mark, ‘cause i’m not spending full price on a pair of shoes for 2+ months. We found these cute Converse hi-tops at Spork-Check for $32.00 and she was in love... lol!

 

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This week has been a bust... I also purchased the following this week:

  • New winter boots for child #2 ($180)
  • New Socks x4 pkgs ($50.00) 
  • New Shoes for Mya ($32.00)
  • Long Sleeved white shirt ($25.00 on sale for me) *hoping it’s LONG... I find it so hard to find shirts with long sleeves and a long torso. I hate cropped shirts etc on me.. so uncomfortable and def not what I want for fall/winter layering. 
  • Mya went to the Western Fair yesterday with a friend and I sent her with $100.00 cash (ride pass & spending $ for fun/food)
  • DH went out last night to list to a band he likes ($50.00)

Needless to say, this week is a bust. I pretty much give up this week... thankfully not all weeks are like this, but boy oh boy... 

Oh well... there’s always next week right!? 

Onwawrds, on my “to do” list today... 

  1. I have a couple of NCW’s on my customs list... i’m going to work on 2 today. 
  2. Laundry. It “runneth over”. 
  3. Housework. It’s calling me. 
  4. Menu Plan. Still haven’t done it and it’ll help preserve my sanity. 
  5. Run Mya to her friends house for the day. 
  6. Balance my bank account. Yeah, that’ll be fun. Not. LOL!! 
  7. Get another bag together to donate to the Diabetes association: Pick up is on Tuesday! 

And I think that’s enough for today... on that note, I need to move... have a fabulous Sunday!! 

What is your biggest “Budget Buster?”