Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Get rich quick schemes

My husband is always thinking of ways for me to make a quick buck. He's quick to come up w/a scheme. Usually I just nod...but this week I decided I would give one of his suggestion a go. I live near a local designer's warehouse. Once a month they open their doors to the public and have the most amazing deals. I purchased some merchandise for a song and have flipped it for a nice little profit. It was pretty easy since there was a built in market for the stuff already and the ease of paypal and the internet make shopping effortless. So, that's me, the little entrepreneur.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Is it cheaper to sew

I don't think that in terms of my time, purchase of supplies, patterns and fabric that sewing is really cheaper than any RTW item that I can purchase any do of the week. I do however think it's saving me a ton in therapy. I've always liked to sew. I've gotten more into it in the last 8 years and especially the last 3 years since the purchase of a nicer machine and plunging into the world of sewing for your children. I've discovered a cool group of sewing sites that have great resources for me and turned me into a much more relaxed and competent sewist and have expanded my already present love of creating. I've experimented with new fabrics and new techniques. I've learned to take care of my own machines and gained a love and appreciation for machines from the past.
All in all the pleasure that sewing has given me is worth a tremendous amount. I have to say that it's probably saved my sanity and given me something of my own beyond just being a wife and mother. It truly is therapeutic. It's one of the ways I express love and care for my family. It's a way to express my creativity and brighten my home.
Sewing isn't cheap, but it's enriched my life immeasurably.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

What class are you

That was a question I saw today on MDC. I answered upper middle. It's such a strange thing to think about. I don't like to think about class and economic levels. Yet, I guess I'm faced with it everyday. We purposefully chose to live in an area that is solidly middle class. We wanted our children to have lots of opportunities and be exposed to a certain type of person. That sounds snobby...but we didn't want them exposed to drugs or gangs. We didn't want their speech to reflect an ethnic stereotype. I guess we wanted them to be as nonthreatening as possible to society so that they would have the least amount of conflict and the greatest chance for success as we could give them. Sometimes I wonder if they'll be ready for the real world. I mean they already think that everyone lives like they do and has the things that they do. I try to temper their perceptions of the world with a dose of reality...but the reality is that their world is a very gentle indulged world.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

A blog by any other name

It's so hard to think of a cool all encompassing name for your blog. I've changed my blogs name...again. It's pretty funny how hard it is to settle on one name. What does it matter really. But, since my life is crazy and sometimes I really do feel like I am just hanging out at the zoo. I thought it was fitting.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

What was lost is found or Narcissim will not be denied!

So for a week I lost my blog. I couldn't find, or rather I could as a viewer but not as the blogger. The change over w/blogger caused it to merge w/A.'s blogger account and somehow I couldn't log into it. Weird! Anyhow I decided to start over today with a fresh new blog, but being a creature of habit I apparently used the same user name and bingo bango...here's my blog! A. says that it's so obnoxious to think that someone wants to read about your life. I don't know, I'm not doing it for that. I orginally thought I'd just post my crafting stuff...and I probably will, but it's fun too in a surreal kind of way.