Monday, September 29, 2008

Pack Lightly Jet Setter

I am never bored and that is partly because of Polyvore, you are able to manipulate so many images and all you have to do is click on the image and it will take you to the Polyvore set which will give you the source of where to buy all the awesome buys that make up this set.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Welcome to my studio

Look what I got in the mail yesterday! I have been wanting one of these for about two years. I was thinking of selling on eBay and I wanted to take some great photos of my items. I can remember seeing New Egg advertise a studio in a box pakes for a little bit over a hundred dollars and I also remember not wanting to spend that much at all, I am going to have a bit of fun with this over the weekend and I am going to try and post some pictures. I am so excited!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Solutions to Stop Procrastination

I try to find solutions to do better and I found this information that has been helpful to me . Check out their time Tabulator.
  • Recognize that procrastination stems from habit. New habits will be needed, and these take time and commitment to develop.
  • Harold Taylor defines procrastination as the intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that should be done now.
  • Understand the cause for procrastination, then develop strategies to fix it.
  • Recognize the difference between an appropriate decision to delay, and an irrational postponement without justification.
  • Fix procrastination by working on a) tasks and b) your environment:


Unpleasant tasks

  • Unpleasant tasks rarely turn out to be as bad as you think.
  • Complete these tasks first. Schedule them for early in the day. Give yourself a reward for doing them.

Complex Projects

  • Something looms ahead of you: starting a small business, getting a job, preparing the annual budget. The job is too big or will take too long to do now, so you put it off.
  • Break large jobs into smaller, more manageable tasks. Plan and complete a start-up task, no matter how small.
  • People delay because they can't make up their minds.
  • Determine a time for making a decision and the criteria for making it. Share your deadline with someone else.

Fear of failure (lack of self confidence)

  • People don't want to face the consequences of failure, so they delay. (Some people suffer from fear of success too!)
  • Develop a clear mental picture of the completed task and how you will feel at that time. Maintain a focus on the end result, not just the process. Remind yourself how good you'll feel when you're finished.

Lack of interest

  • You are tired or lazy. You're just not very interested in the task.
  • Reward yourself for accomplishments. Go out for special lunches when major projects are completed. If you don't earn the reward, don't take it.
  • Schedule the task for when you will be at your peak.


  • People delay because they want to get the project perfect.
  • Set deadlines for yourself. Tell other people your deadlines and encourage them to check up on you.
  • Maintain your high standards, but recognize that sometimes 80% for you may well be 100% for someone else. Don't spend hours conducting a detailed cost breakdown when a rough estimate would suffice.

Hostility towards a boss

  • People delay because they don't like the person who assigned the task.
  • Review with your boss what exactly is needed. Clarify the expectations.
  • Make a game out of unpleasant tasks. Give yourself points, or do a running commentary on yourself as you do the task.

Distraction, lack of focus

  • Sometimes losing concentration causes delays.
  • Create a to-do list with priorities.
  • Block your time for projects.
  • As you get distracted from a work project, make a rule that you are not allowed to move out of your chair, make a call, surf the net, pick up a book etc. until you return to your task.
  • Complete something. Make a very small task for yourself and finish it. Very small. Then, make another one.


  • Tailor your environment for work. Close your door, clean up the clutter on your desk.
  • Remove distractions such as water coolers, snacks, in-boxes, coffee machines and magazine racks.
  • If you work at home, treat your office as an office. Don't go out to lunch before lunchtime or watch television before the end of the day.
  • Tell your family that you are not to be disturbed in your home office.

This information was compiled by a company called Pace Productivity and the company provides solutions for the business world and this information can be used individualy as well. You can visit them here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

550 Parachute Bracelet

HOWTO: Make a 550 Cord Bracelet from Jayel Aheram on Vimeo.

I am working on taking better pictures and purchasing a new camera to do my videos on youtube. I have exactly one subscriber and I don't have one single video up! I was looking for some cord supplies and I came across this video. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Minding Prismera

Want to visit a sweet blog filled with tutoriasl and great finds? Visit Prismera, she started her blog in July of 2007. I found her ring tutorial on Youtube and I followed her link to her blog. I love the last line in her first post which exclaims, "The blog starts right now!"

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Video #2: Wire Wrap Ring Tutorial

I really enjoy making things and dabbling in all sorts of crafts. Lately I have had a fascination with mother of pearl and other various coin shaped gemstones. I already have in in my head to start making some rings. About a year ago I bought some gold filled wire and also some sterling silver wire from Firemountain Gems. I haven't done anything with it yet but yesterday I went on Youtube and found this great video on how to make rings. That will be my next project to tackle when I find my ring mandrel. My kids use it as a sword, its plastic and it is probably in their toy box or under their beds.

cotton vegan bracelet

Etsy seller Eastern Sky has the cutest bracelets I have ever seen. I particularly like fine metals and stones when it comes to bracelets but these bracelets are so awesome. It will go perfect with my blue topaz ring. It was nice to search for cotton vegan bracelet and have these bracelets show up and the best part is that you can actually pick the colors that you want! She has a list of yarns to choose from. What more can you ask for a mere 12 bucks. This seller is in the UK too btw.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Here is another find at urban outfitter. I want this glass hand to showcase the rings that I have designed. It is my desire to bring my designs out of my sketch book and into my Etsy shoppe. I am finding that I really don't have a lot of time to make things since school started. It might be helpful if I set a goal to make at least 3 items a week, because once I sit down and start creating jewelry pieces I tend to have 4-5 pieces done. But this glass hand would make a great display. What do you think?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Garden pillow

Look at what is on sale at Urban Outfitters! The colors in this pillow are so lovely and that makes me very happy. I now have to decide if I want to shell out the 24.99 to buy it. It was 49.00

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You might be wondering where I have been........

I have been a bit busy with my 4 year old who I am homeschooling. I am actually teaching him in the unschooling approach, by having him learn through our everyday routine. Winter will be approaching so I am trying my best to get prepared and get a couple of new comforters and I really want to paint with this awesome paint called "Moonlight." Doesn't that sound wonderful, it looks even better.

Busy is what I have been and I miss posting unique things I find on the internet. I found a great project on Martha Stewart site which involves two bookcases, a bookcase armoire. It is an awesome project that I originally found on apartment therapy and I can't wait to get started on it soon. You can find it here.

I will be posting about a great book I heard about maybe tomorrow, and guess what it is about blogging!

Monday, September 8, 2008

What is a Bugaboo?

A friend of mine sent me this video and it is hilarious. There was a time I was harassed like this. At the time I did not find it funny, but in fun it is a comical situation. I will be posting more enjoy!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Notes From The Underbelly - ABC - WC

Unfortunately I missed the window to blog yesterday because I was busy watching a sitcom on that I thought was cancelled. You can just imagine my surprise when I went to ABC's site and found 7 new episodes that I had not yet seen. This show is so funny, it chronicles the life of Lauren and Andrew who decide to have a baby and it shows the ups and downs as well as all this crazy advice from their friends. It is based upon a book with the same title by Risa Green. If you want a good laugh go here. Once you go to the shows website there will be a link on the left side of the screen that will bring you to the ABC network site where you can watch it online.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Our Artful Life

This post is about a blog that I found and that I absolutely love called Yummy. The lovely woman who authors this blog also has another blog called Our Artful Life, which is one of my favorite blogs to visit now. Martha Stewart is making so much money on keeping house, crafting and entertaining, which is something that I see many women from all over the world doing quite well. I guess that is one of the reasons I like to peer into their homes when I visit their blog. If you look at some of the earlier posts I tried my best to raise awareness to Net Neutrality. At times I wonder what will become of the vast amount of bloggers that I have grown to love and appreciate. This will affect people in the USA and in other places as well. How much it will affect people in other parts of the world I am not sure. I would just like to ask everyone who reads my blog to do something to support Net Neutrality. Write about it on your blog. Raise awareness.

Before I forget she has some amazing photos of her glass art paint project on her Our Artful Life blog. And be sure to check out the sticky bun recipe that she has featured on her Yummy blog....she says they taste pretty similar to Cinnabon.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Where exactly have I been? I just found out about Polyvore two days ago, I can't quite remember how I stumbled upon it, but I know I was looking for some cuffed trousers. What can I say?!? This site is so awesome. I now have a place to put all my great finds, because not only can you put clothing and accessories you remix your furniture and other interior design purchases. It is so simple to get started save your own images. Have fun with it. Just look at my outfit above. This is exactly my style at its best. From time to time I will be posting my ensemble, you can visit my page here and become my contact and see my other sets.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Salvaged Wood Chair

Here I am once again sharing another wood chair except this time it is made with salvaged wood instead of faux wood laminated as I mentioned in another post. Can you imagine have a chair like this in your possession and watching it age and have it handed down to your children 's children. I must convince my Dh that we need this chair. I like this chair better than the one in my other post, don't you?

Btw it is made by Hudson furniture and it can be found here.