Saturday, October 27, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Square Card Reader Update

Can I just tell you how much I love this little Square Card Reader!!  I was able to download the app to my iphone, create my account,  process a transaction (even without a physical credit card...customer order was over the phone) and have the money deposited into my checking account all within 24 hours! Oh, and I was in the car traveling, hubby was driving of course :)  How sweet is that?  There is just a small one time fee per swipe/transaction, about the same as my etsy shop, and that is it.  It is so nice to be able to offer the option of credit card payments to my customers.  I'll keep you posted as my Square journey continues.  I purchased mine at Target for $10 and when I created my account on line, Square deposited that right back into my account the next day.  You can also check it out on Amazon, I've put a link on my side bar here.   Well, that's it, easy peasy :)  I've also put links for a couple of Kelly Rae's products that I'm drooling for!  I love my little journal so much I'm afraid to write in it and mess it all up lol!!!! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's The Little Things

That make me happy most of the time. Spent the afternoon with a new friend at lunch. Then spent the evening doing a little shopping by myself. Had an especially rough night yesterday. So I decided to turn that around and pamper myself a bit today of course. How happy was I to find an adorable little note book by Kelly Rae Roberts at Target!!! I am taking her Flying Lessons creative business ecourse which is in its last week now. So I just had to have it as a token of all the inspiration, support and amazing, life changing information and knowledge from it. I also picked up some sharpies so I can give the art of Zentangle a shot soon. And.... I picked up the Square for my biz. I have been seeing ads for this on television for a while now and thought it would be a great thing to have. It was only $10 and it says once you sign up they put that $10 back in your account. I do custom orders in Michigan, Florida and Tennessee and thought this would be extremely useful when I'm traveling. I do not put everything that I make and sell on my Etsy shop. Plus, with the holidays approaching, art fairs etc. it could be pretty cool. Has anyone tried this out yet? I would love to hear about your experiences with the Square. Well, hope all finds you well, thanks for reading, and I look forward to chatting with you soon. Xoxoo

Monday, October 15, 2012

Why

Did I draw and paint these on a cardboard box lol? I'm going to apply clear coat, cut out and attempt to hang on the covered balcony wall in the morning. But, said I'd post a pic tonight so here they are :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Giant Pumpkins

Forgot how much fun drawing can be!! I need some sort of decoration for my balcony and decided to give my drawing a shot. Had so much fun sketching these onto a cut up box. Almost felt like a kid again. Next comes the paint. This is why I took photos now Lol!!! You never know. But I sure am having fun :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Spaghetti...

Squash for din din tomorrow. Have never had it before so I'll let ya know how it turns out. Veggies and fruit for the rest of the week for me. Trying to recover from a bit of the flu :/ Need to get sewing!!!! Any good recipes for the squash????

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Something Fun

Made a new mini iron board cover for myself and one for my etsy shop :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

"Bloom Where You Are Planted"

Not sure who I am quoting here but I've been thinking about this for a while now. Personally I do not have a green thumb, so that leaves me questioning the actual probability of a saying like this. I have moved so many times in the last twelve years it borders on the ridiculous. Eight to be exact. It makes me wonder if blooming is even possible, especially for someone like me who isn't exactly a spring chicken. How can something bloom that has been uprooted so may times? But, I can't help believe there is a truth to it somehow. This past week has been a challenge with learning from my creative business course, trying my hand at painting again, and seemingly going nowhere with either. After a sorry attempt at painting my own art onto canvas for my bags, I went back to what I knew. And look what popped up. Or "bloomed" if you like. Not sure what this proves, if anything, but even though its fall here, I'll take the strange blooming process of things. Even if it is only a single bloom. For now... :)