Saturday, August 10, 2013

I need a do over...

If there was anything I could do to better manage my time I would do it in a heartbeat. Juggling a full time job now with everything else I have on my plate has proven to be a little more challenging than I expected. I am extremely happy to be working again. I've been able to get myself established and am doing pretty well!
 I have rearranged my schedule and am making things work with the kids school schedules as well. I knew it would happen though... my jewelry designing has taken a back seat. Along with Blogging. I think I'm going to try to get back on track with it though. I have a TON of beads to create with, because although I have had little time to design, it's easy to find time to shop for beads! ;)

I think that I need my outlet again. I used to love blogging about pretty much nothing. It was such a release of pent up energy and I honestly forgot that I have this outlet to do that in. I am making an effort to get back into it, and share what I've got going on, even if it's not all jewelry related. At least I'll be present and I think it will help focus me.

We took a trip to Rhode Island this past week, and the kids honestly had a blast. We go every year with my parents and my sisters family. So nice to unwind at the beach and spend time with the family. I got a little color, which is a welcome change for my white skin! After all it is summertime! I've been so busy at my house doing project after project after work, that there has been little time to enjoy the sunshine. But that's what weekends and vacations are for, right? Well, at least I had a little break, and now it's almost time for school to start again. Bittersweet.

I did manage to get one set designed last week. When I posted it on Facebook, I said that I wasn't ready for Summer to be over, and I truly enjoy all the beachy blue beads I have in my glass stash. I got these beads from Tanya Mcguire on Etsy and I just loved them when I saw them. I have a few others as well that I picked up that I'm still working with ideas for. But aren't they awesome? 
I'm calling this Poseidon's Playground and I think I'm in love.
I've got to get a few more things made to rotate stock at a couple of shops that carry my jewelry, and then I'll be focusing on getting my Etsy shop back up and running. It's been empty for far too long now and I miss it terribly. Jewelry design has been an important part of my life for the past 9 years since I started doing it, and I have to find a way to continue to create. I need that part of my life back.
 And so I set out on another path in search of a way to juggle it all, successfully. 
I am a huge Pinterest addict, and I recently saw this and it really kind of hits home:
(Sorry there is no link back to the original source, it was not found on Pinterest)
I'm starting to like taking the stairs...


  1. your first paragraph sounds like me, LOL the full time job, the easy to shop but no time to make, the kids(in my case grown kids and grandkids)and the no time for the blog and other stuff. Keep up the good work, LOL love the posiedon's playground, and If YOU are like me , you are designing in your head all the time, it's the getting it where anyone else can see it that is the challenge, LOL.. Good luck! Dori

  2. Thanks Dori! You hit the nail right on the head! We just have to try to fit as much as possible into 24 hours. Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot knowing there is someone out there reading! ;)

  3. This is lovely. I can only see it on my phone right now cant wait to get home and see it on a full screen.

    1. Thanks Tanya! Your beads are fantastic! I knew they needed to be in a pendant the second I saw them. :)

  4. Kristen this is so much prettier now that I can really see it love it. And so glad you liked the beads.


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