Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A little creation...the needle is alive!

The other night I finally pulled out my embroidery supplies and did this little stitchery. The pattern is from Sublime Stitching's China Town. I had fun doing it, but I've got to figure out what I'm going to do with all the random bits of embroidery on this tea towel of mine! I've thought about cutting them out and putting them on greeting cards, or piecing them with fabric to make a pillow or something. Who knows.

Any ideas???

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Woo hoo!

I did it! I finished my Star!! It was a stretch, but I got it done, which is wonderful. :)

Now onto my next projects:

* Finish my Perfect Start this month (15 new faces/people/customers)
* Get all my paperwork together and get taxes filed ASAP (Patrick is getting more and more impatient by the minute! ...something about getting his hot rod finished...) :)

So, hopefully I'll have 1 new face tomorrow, and a few Saturday. That leaves about 10+ next week. Totally do-able.

* And I need to pull out an embroidery project. I'm jonesin' BAD!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Reaching for my Star

I just like posting my goals...makes them more real to me... So, I'm busting my butt to finish my Star for this quarter that ends on Sunday, the 15th. I'm $319.00 away from reaching it, but that doesn't scare me. :) I still have 2 days to get it done!

My goal for the rest of June is to get into car qualifications so I can soon be driving a free car, compliments of Mary Kay. This goal actually leads into my bigger goal, which is to have a consistent and lucrative business that will provide the income and opportunities that Patrick and I need, so we can start a family in the next few months. Yep, I want to have a baby! And I so badly want to have a baby before I turn 30, which is in a little over a year. So I have a lot of work to do...and I'm excited about it. :)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

The camera is alive!!

Turns out my camera just needed good batteries. Even though I put "new" batteries in, it still wasn't working! So, my trusty hubby got out his battery-juice-measuring-tool-thingy and let me know that the "new" batteries were no good. So, "NEW" batteries went in and whala! it works!!

Here's what my Bear & Bunny looked like before the kitties got to them. I'm salvaging the Bunny, but the Bear is one of Lunch's favorite kitty toys.

P.S. For some entertaining stories about our naughty cats, check out my other blog Family Life. It has been one interesting hell-week with these cats!

I don't look naughty!! :)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Yikes...it's been awhile!

It has been FAR too long since my last post!! May turned out to be a busy month. :) So, here's a quick report:

Mary Kay: After getting myself "active" again in April, I decided to make May a great month. I set a few goals: 30 brand new first-time facials, $1500 in sales, 2 new qualified team members, & 4 classes per week.

My first class and facials for the month were on May 18th. I had 14 people at that class!!! In the 2 weeks after that, I finished 30 first-time facials...brand new customers. That was freaking awesome. My sales came up to $1350 at the end of the month, I have 1 new team member that may place a $200 wholesale order, and I only did 3 classes in those 2 weeks, as well as a couple double-facials and a few facials.

I'd say that is amazing. To go from doing absolutely nothing with my Mary Kay business to making some good extra money the next month is pretty great. The flexibility of working my business when I want to is one of the biggest perks for me.

So, to keep the momentum rolling, I'm setting some bigger goals for June:
20 faces each week, 12 new team members, and earning my free car. If I don't finish the car, I'll at least be on target to finish my car.

Now, I KNOW that this is a hugely intense and seemingly overwhelming goal, however, I also KNOW that I thrive on having something big and meaningful to accomplish. Plus, it's the end of the Seminar year, and I'd like to show up in Dallas with my head held extra high. :) Now to register and get my flight arranged...

I am missing being crafty. I haven't picked up a needle and thread other than to sew on a button the other day. I need to work on some projects that need finishing. I'll get going on that (among my other big list of "things to do" and will get some pictures up here.