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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

be a smart pig with smartypig :)


i started this business in the fall of 2002. it seems like a lifetime ago. when i think about all those years i ask myself if this is where i thought i'd be? honestly, the answer is no. not that i thought i'd be some shining star in the world of jewelry, no, but i thought things would be easier on us, that's for sure. i never thought i would have to worry about tomorrow like i do, or wake up early because of stress and miss hours of sleep because i can't let my mind rest with all that's going on around us. ::sigh::

who knew the economy would take a serious turn for the worse and i never thought my husband would have a heart attack at the age of 42. sticks i never thought would hit my spokes. those are the breaks, right? i look around me and i see friends on trips, building new homes and living life without a care in the world. i think is the grass greener over there? maybe a little? ya think?

there are moments when i think that i can't go another day and hanging on for dear life, but most days i try to get through it with cheerfulness. someone asked me this sunday, "how are you doing it?" the answer is i'm not sure. lol i pray a lot? is that an answer? the truth of the matter is, and you've heard me say it before, that life is kinda the luck of the draw. some hit the jackpot and some didn't, that's life.

this morning i was watching the news and they mentioned SMARTYPIG. it's an online savings account but it has great benefits. i thought i'd check it out and honestly, it looked great so i signed up. i figured it couldn't hurt. we don't make much so there's not much to put in the account, but i figure something is better than nothing. if you'd like a referral code, email me and i'll get it to you. maybe in a year or two we can take a family vacation with this money. :) that's my plan anyway.

in the hopes of bringing in some more business, i'm going to have a home show next WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22nd. if you're an intowner, i hope you'll stop by and if you're an onliner -- i'll have new things hit the shoppe this week and next.

thank you for your patronage these many years. doing so much of it with just my own two hands has presented problems here and there, but you are always so kind to me. thank you for understanding and being patient. right now i've filled almost every single order, so my pipeline {for the first time in years} is completely empty. i just felt that taking on new work with so much happening around my house would be unwise, and hopefully those who wanted custom pieces can request them now.

if you are looking for custom jewelry, contact me during the month of june for 20% off your order.

remember, to check out smartypig. i'm excited to get started. :)

happy tuesday everyone,

1 comment:

Haley said...

Isaiah 40:31 - "...but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Stay the path, keep the faith and know you have friends out here prayin' for you. :)