Wednesday, February 23, 2011

0.05% done! & a new banner!!

We've got a long way to go, people, but we're beginning to making a dent.

10. Take Golden's free class.
I talked a little bit about this awesome class in this video, but let me just say that if you're ever curious about what Golden has to offer, this is the class for you!!  The FREE Golden Lecture Demo was taught by Tesia Blackburn, a Golden working artist, who is energetic and so, so helpful!!  I brought a friend, who has no art experience whatsoever, and she was instantly inspired to start creating.  This two hour demo class covers all of the different gels, pastes, grounds, paints and mediums Golden has to offer.  Did I mention it was FREE!!! Visit the Golden website to find a working artist in your area.

55. Sell questroom furniture.  
Well, we ended up giving it away to a struggling family, which felt a lot better than selling it.  Now we are a that much closer to turning the room into a workout room, another "to do" on my 101 things list.

94. Watch every episode of Xena: The Warrior Princess.
I know what you're thinking... seriously?  Yes, I'm dead serious.  This was my favorite show growing up, and revisiting these action-packed episodes got me through a lot of late nights working and writing.

100. Floss every day for one month. 
Another random thing, but my dental hygienist will be so proud.

Time to focus on the big stuff now...

Some other things happening...
Did you notice anything different in the right hand sidebar?  There's a newsletter subscriber sign-up!!!  That's right!!  I'm working on an eBook to offer to my email and newsletter subscribers, and if you sign up now, you will receive it as soon as it's done.  Check out my last post, and tell me what you guys would like to see in the eBook.

I've been neglecting the PeachHoneyPreemie blog, due to the busy posting schedule of this one, but it's time to give it some attention.  It's forcing me to realize I may have to limit the PHL posting to 2 times a week, until everything is up and running.  It's a hard decision I may have to make because the preemies need a voice.

The PeachHoneyPreemie ETSY shop is still scheduled to debut this summer, and I've been hard at work making blankets, fitted sheets, and prototypes.  My dog and I have a routine on sunny days.  We leave the sliding glass door opened... while he lays in the sun, on a pile of dirt, I enjoy the light breeze blowing through the family room while I sew my little heart out.  It's blissful.

I'm finally beautifying the blog.  Making it mine.  After fussing around in Photoshop, I was frustrated, so turned to my texture/vintage/color loving friend, Brandi.  God Bless her!!! She made everything better.  She turned one of my favorite pictures into a banner to swoon over.

BEFORE

AFTER

THE BANNER!!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... I have the greatest friends!!!  Thank you, Brandi, for helping me!!! You're always so generous with your time and wisdom.

I started the re-design of the blog... what do you think? I have to set aside a chunk of a day to finish the redo, but like I said before, I have to keep my priorities in order.  Let's focus on opening the shop...

8 comments:

ME Designer said...

love the new banner :)

Wendy Brightbill said...

hey jess, i am a good friend of brandi's. she is pretty amazing isn't she? she always helps me out with stuff too. anyways, i say you both tweeting back and forth and i think the banner looks amazing!

Wendy Brightbill said...

i totally just typed the wrong address for my website. oh man! i must be tired.

Jess said...

ME... aka. Brandi :)... thanks!! Still lots of work to do, but definitely a start.

Wendy... Brandi is great!! It feels so wonderful to have a strong community!

Creatissimo said...

I love the new banner too! - very peachy :). Thumbs up!

Hearthandmade said...

i love your photo! I adore those ikea holders. Look perfect for brushes :)

visiting from blogging your way

Jess said...

I love IKEA!!! I used to hang those holders on the wall, but I love them sitting prettily in the windowsill. Thanks for stopping by!

Brandi said...

Aww, hey! Thanks for the super sweet words, friend. You're so very welcome. :D

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