What a Whirlwind!

Ay yi yi, friends!  It’s “late” November already!!!  I knew it had been awhile since I was able to post, but had no idea it had been weeks!  I’ve been working on a personal “happiness” challenge with my best friend – and actually been keeping up with it! – but this blog challenge has suffered.  This will not be another post about me vowing to make this a priority.  I’m learning and will just say that I will do better.

2014-11-07 18.45.07The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for me personally and for the shop.  That craft fair that I stressed and stressed, and stressed and stressed about…went very well.  I’m not a millionaire now by any stretch of the imagination, but I am so proud of myself for getting out there to sell in person and heard so many sweet complements that filled my confidence tank to overflowing.  I reaffirmed that craft fairs are not my style, but supporting the ladies of my church will bring me back to that event year and after year.  Plus, now I have some idea about what I’m doing!

WIth the holiday season HERE already, not even approaching, I know I’m right there with all the other Etsy folks working in high gear to reach all those festive shoppers.  Putting together promotions for the season and keeping track of all the projects, shopping, activities, etc. is a challenge, but I keep telling myself that I did it last year and can handle it this year as well.  I’m no super woman, but I’ll keep trying!!!

Where are you at in your holiday planning?  Are you hosting?  Cooking?  Traveling?  What are your tips for getting through the end of the year without stressing yourself out too much?  Any good free resources to share with us?