Monday, 15 August 2011

Catching Up

I feel like I'm swimming a race in a bathtub and everyone else is out in the ocean with somewhere to go! While I'm totally having fun (because a bath tub is just the bee knees for playin') I keep feeling like I'm not going as far as I can in the time I allot myself. With that said, many many things HAVE been accomplished, probably not as fast as I would care to admit but certainly done effectively and correctly.So eat it efficiency!!

We're moved into the new house in B-town and it's perfectly lovely. It is definitely smaller than our last house but aside from the benefits of the literally unlimited storage space it offered it was too big. Honestly, it's a real thing, I promise! This new place is in great shape and has a giant pool! I don't care how old you are, if someone says " I have a big pool" you're automatically jealous or really stoked. I'm both of those for myself ha-ha.
 Greg doing one of his patented cannon balls :)
 Jackson (a.k.a. Jack Attack!) chillin' on the diving board; what a cute puppy!!!
 My favourite peeps hanging out in the pool; my aunt Barb from Newfoundland (by Jesus!), my sister Chantelle, brother Anthony and his cutie pie GF Diane and my cutie patootie nephews Blake and Rian 
Little Miss. Charlotte Ann showing her Auntie Spam a thing or two about swimming :)

My bedroom is essentially complete save for a few pieces of door trim and to hang a few pictures to brighten up my spectacularly off white walls. I'm a sucker for sunset photos but I'm in love with everything shabby chic; I even bought magnets from Michaels that are shabby chic! The have a whole shabby chic thing going on right now; magnets, cups, vinyl sticky wall papering, and I want every piece of it lol.  It'll have to wait, I'm kind of loving my cosy little basement bedroom/apt. I sort of feel like a grown up because of my set up, then I remember I'm two floors below my mom so it wears off pretty fast lol.

On a side note, my being an amateur/hobbyist photographer I was thinking of selling some of my prints on Etsy. While I do know my way around my Nikon (my baby) and Photoshop and Lightroom I'm not an expert on what type of fancy archival paper to print on or where to get it done. I reached out to a couple Ontario based photographers on Etsy to get some advice on where to get my work printed locally and cost effectively. One based in Owen Sound explained that she bought an Epson professional printer and does the printing work herself, and the other who is local to me was extremely vague and off putting. She declined to give any names of the business she uses (6-8 according to her), and assumed I didn't have a business license (which I do) to try and deter me from pursuing it, and on top of all that was just plain vague. It was like she didn't want to give up any of her sources or didn't want me to get involved in that aspect of business on Etsy like I would be directly competing with her. While I can't say what her true reasons are I'm trying not to take it personally. That's the problem with business; it becomes your baby because you work so hard on it and then it just becomes harder and harder to draw the line on between "it's just business" and "it's personal". Whatever the case may be, I like the personal aspect of owning a business; I care about the end product and care about the purchaser, their experience, and their contentment with the items I've sold them. Whatever the case, I'll keep searching for printing sources!

Cheers to keeping your head held up

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