Sunday, August 14, 2011

Simple Joy Sunday

Some happy highlights of the week...

Spent an afternoon floating in the pool and enjoying a beer.  It was so relaxing.  Basically, my summertime equivalent of a hot bath in the winter.

Graphic design continues to be a challenge for me, but I learn a little something every time I play.  Artfire's new studio design forced me to play again since the banner size changed.  I'm pretty satisfied with how it came out.  It's very simple, but it works.


They also gave us a few more ways of customizing the shop.  Let me know what you think!

One night this week, my honey greeted me at the door with a Long Island Iced Tea.  That was awesome.

I signed up for another website that will offer me sponsored blog posts.  Nothing has come of it yet, but I'm excited about adding another one to my arsenal.  As always, I promise I won't falsely review anything and will always cover sponsored posts with my own unique angle that will, hopefully, be interesting to my readers.  Times are tough, work-wise, so every little bit really helps a lot.

I'm still loving the 30 Day Shred!  Yup, Level 3 is a challenge, but it makes me feel strong whenever I do it and that definitely makes me happy.

I did a number on my nerves when I got my part time job schedule for the coming week.  Hours are getting less and less (for all of us in the department) and theater work has pretty much come to a freaking halt for me.  I'm really, really starting to get worried.  But, I went out one night with a friend from the Herb Society and had a chance to decompress.  We both needed it.  I'm really grateful to have her friendship.

I joined a new street team on Etsy: Tampa Bay Etsy Crew.  I'm hoping that this will be a way of meeting local crafters, forming some friendships, and maybe even a good resource for finding out about shows.

Scott & I attended a free soil prep workshop.  I'll have to tell you more about that in a different post!

What made you happy this week?  Please share in the comments!


SleightGirl said...

Love your banner!

I am excited to hear how your new blog site works.

Della said...

Your ArtFire shop is fab! Love the banner, too.

I hope your work load isn't so full that you can't still have some fun.

You are really kicking butt on the Shred! I really need to step it up!

My eyes are feeling better, so that has made me happy this week. And I had a sale! WooHoo!

Unknown said...

yesterday I had some work to do, but today was all fun! mynephew had his 2nd aniversary - I loved seing him with a huge piece of chocolate cake, trying to eat it and making a mess, but enjoying it to the max :))

Kristin Aquariann said...

Your new Artfire banner is simply gorgeous!! Which reminds me, I need to go through all my sites and remove all my old shop links. It's a shame that marketplace didn't work for me, but I hope it brings you lots of sales!!

Athena's Armoury said...

Thanks for the compliments on my new banner! Graphic design is so not my thing, so I really appreciate it.

It's so nice to hear about everyone's joys, too!