Nesting Instincts gift certificate
First, I have to say, I'm the kind of person that generally makes a real point of doing what I say I will do. Commitment and follow-through, however big or small, is really important to me. But, sometimes, life happens, and I have to confess that I do not control the universe. Ouch. That's actually a hard thing for me to admit at times. But there often comes a time where I have to admit that God does a better job at that than I do, so I should stick with doing the best I can in my little corner of it.
ladies brunch invite
So here's the deal. I love making stationery and custom invitations. I also have a 3 1/2 year old and a 1 1/2 year old. I have a fledgling interior redesign & event business. I blog (to the detriment of the state of my house). I volunteer at church. And, on top of that, I've started working on one longer-term project that I won't share the details of now...but soon, I promise.
Elmo birthday party invitation
I'm embarrassed to admit this...but like a month ago - two months ago? - Alesha won my Nesting Instincts Giveaway. I still haven't completed the custom notecard set that she won! (And I promised Julia a little gift too...haven't finished that either.) I'm having a hard time getting everything done right now that's required of me. And it didn't take much introspection to realize and admit that now is not the best time for an additional commitment...i.e. an Etsy shop. Which is tough, because you all have been so encouraging each time I've shared an invitation I created. It makes me feel that people might actually buy something I created if I chose to try and sell it. But, funny thing...when you start a business, you have to be prepared for people to buy stuff...and right now, if I added one more thing to my plate...well...let's just say they would most likely all come crashing down.
vintage baby shower invite
I'm happy to say that I will still offer custom invitations as part of my event-planning packages. But creating a new line of business...well, as much as I'd like to...it's going to have to wait. That, and a shower. There's laundry to do. Girls to feed. A family to hug.