Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Working out for the Best!!

Between trying to enjoy working and trying to make enough money to help support my family I have been discovering interesting things about myself. When I am tired or stressed I am more creative! Why? Who knows! Certainly not convenient! lol
I have also discovered, that I have more strength than I thought and that I am lucky! It took me a long time to see that!
 I really just want to have fun with what I do, all the while balancing it with my family life! It's important, after all, they are the ones I do this for! {most of the time}
Having James in school for the last 3 and a half years was hard. Having him get laid off in January 2011 was even harder! It has been a tumultuous year, but I am finally seeing the sun coming over the horizon! James finished his degree in December. He was diligently looking for a job as a probation officer and applied in some pretty far off places! I was not looking forward to the prospect of moving.
 Well, prayer and support and amazing references were a big help! James officially starts his new job as a probation officer on March 1st! The best part? It's right here in Calgary!! We won't have to move anywhere! What a blessing! Exactly what we prayed for!
 In the meantime, I have reached a couple of fantastic goals! My supply shop has reached 1000 sales! Thank you all! Without you it would not have been possible! So head on over and take advantage of my coupon,{THANKYOU} it will be up a little while longer as a thank you.
 I am hoping to take pics today and list some new things, pictured here. The light is terrible right now, I think we are about to get a storm, the sky is very dark. Might not be any new pics today.
 Lots to look at a drool over though, so keep your eyes open for them to show up in my shop this week :)
Please feel free to visit my Jewelry shop too ;)
Another goal I reached was the acceptance in another publication that I have not previously been in! That has been a huge one for me, something I wanted to reach last year but did not manage. I will update you on that another time.

So have fun shopping! And see you soon!



Donna Bradley said...

The new tiles look so beautiful!! I may have to buy a few! lol And, I'm so happy for you that James has a job, and you won't have to move. I know how hard it is to have to move because of your husband's job. This is just the beginning of a great new year for all of you! <3

Penny said...

Congratulations on all your hard work and that your husband has found employment in Calgary. Your work is amazing and you are very deserving.

Take care,

Jo said...

That is fantastic! A real answer to prayer. Congratulations on your sales and to your husband on his new job.

TesoriTrovati said...

Your faith is something special Miss Marie! You persist even when things might look bleak, and you have come out smiling on the other side! Congratulations on the milestone. I cannot even imagine reaching that. It will take me quite a long time to do. And also on getting published in a new venue. Great job! Enjoy the day.

Kathy said...

Congrats, Marie! So glad to hear how things are really working out well for your family. Those bright blue butterflies are amazing!

Lupe Meter said...

These are beautiful tiles! I know what you mean, sometimes my creative juices seem to flow easily when I am stressed. Congratulations on your sales! Glad things are looking brighter for you! I love it when the the rainbow comes out after the storm. 8)

Patti Van said...

So glad you things are going so well for you! And, congrats on your milestone sales!!!

Sharyl said...

Congrats on ALL of it, Marie! You've done so well for yourself and your family!

Silver Charm Bracelet said...

The butterflies look gorgeous sitting on the have such a mellow yet fascinating look about them.

Lori Anderson said...

Congratulations -- that's great!