Considering the reality that I may use my new letter board for every single remaining blog post of 2016.
Trying to decide where it will actually reside in my home. I’m pretty sure it won’t stay leaned up against the back of my couch.
Admitting publicly that yes, I watch Dance Moms. But there’s a reason. Someone I know and love very much (hi Aidan!) told me that it’s one of her guilty pleasures. Wanting to understand my daughter, I watched the pilot episode and my first reaction was, “I. Can. Not. Watch. This. Shit. Show.” I called up my girl and started to ask her what she got out of watching it and she said, “Oh mom, it teaches me so much about who I do not want to be as an adult.” Whew. Crisis averted. Now I watch a few here and there on the treadmill and rather than feel superior and all full of judgments, I am using it to see where I have been similar in my own lifetime of parenting and how I can continue to strive to do better. Moving right along…
Listening to a lot of Joe Jackson lately, especially live versions of Steppin’ Out. (Like this one.) I saw him last Fall and every time I have seen him live it has been stellar. Also, I have a soft spot for artists who continually reinterpret their songs like this.
Working this week to finish up the spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. This has to be my favorite freelance job ever. I get to scrapbook for them, then I get to design their whole magazine and also work with their team of ridiculously talented page and project designers. Plus, many of them are Canadian. Bonus. Also, my editor in chief is someone I go way back to my days at Simple Scrapbooks magazine. I love working with her, too. And the publisher is also awesome to work with. Double bonus. I am launching a new column for the spring issue called Design Your Life (all about, you guessed it, page design!) You can have this lovely magazine delivered right to your doorstep. To subscribe, go here.
Preparing to launch CZ Stamps! I am waiting for one shipment to arrive (I ordered extra sets to have better inventory on hand) and then I’ll be launching the shop. I absolutely will be placing a re-order on this first set if it sells out. It takes about 10 days to get new product. Also, I’m creating a matching numbers set, too. That should be in the shop by mid March. I appreciate the enthusiasm you’ve been sharing with me. Truly. I’m a small business and it’s support from readers like you that let me keep exploring new avenues in this amazing crafty world. If you want to know when the stamps go on sale, subscribe to my newsletter. I’ll be notifying subscribers first.
Looking forward to next week because it’s going to be my 50th birthday. I’m pretty lucky to be here. I don’t have anything too crazy planned. I’m sure there will be a little Indian take out food involved. And maybe some wine. Oh, and I won’t be doing any laundry that day.
That’s what’s happening here.
What kind of ings are going on in your world?