Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Personal Challenge

My bill paying job is quite sedentary, and let's face it; knitting doesn't burn many calories. The last couple years have been very unkind to my waistline, and I very recently hit my highest known weight.

A couple weeks ago, I bit the bullet and bought a 3 month subscription to Weight Watchers Online, which has helped get me back on track. I lost 6 pounds of water weight right off the bat.

Now I need a motivator to keep me going. The reward system works sometimes, but not always for me. I need something that is a constant reminder, yet will make me feel good about myself when I'm done.

Then the perfect idea came to me. I will not cut my hair until I reach my goal weight, and when I do, I will donate it to Locks of Love. With a total of 60 lbs to lose, I should definately have a 10" ponytail by the end. And I know it will definately keep my mind on task, because I HATE having long hair ;)

And, as I type this, another idea has occurred to me, and I'm going to commit myself to it openly right now. Starting October 1, 5% of all my sales will go toward a monetary donation to send along with my hair.

Now, is that a motivator, or what?

Friday, September 21, 2007

Silent Auction

Fellow Etsian Melanie's Originals is hosting a silent auction to benefit a program at the local Boy's and Girl's club that encourages children to read. I've donated one of my Tiny Totes to this great cause. Please check it out! All doners are fellow Etsy sellers. Bidding starts Tuesday the 25th, but items are being put up for you to preview.

Click here to check out the auction

Monday, September 17, 2007

In Mourning

I am still a bit in shock as I write this. This weekend, there was a great felting disaster in my washing machine, with many casualties. I lost a potential $200 worth of merchandise. Most of them would have been a brand new product to introduce into my store, and one of them was a custom order.

Please join me in a moment of silence.


Thank you.