Friday, June 10, 2011

Taking A Breather

First and foremost, thank you all so so much for the wonderful support you've shown me with my little Hive+Honey shoppe so far! One week into it and I've already sold over 45 pieces and that's not including the custom orders I'm trying to fill right now! Every single one of you that has supported the shoppe has truly truly made me smile. Miss Elycia and her bridesmaids will be wearing them on her very special day, Susannah looks fabulous in the turquoise, and Miss Krista dazzles in the denim. I can't tell you how excited I get when I'm packaging these little babies up to send off. I've restocked the store with about 30 new pieces so there's currently 39 up for grabs! I'll be working this next week on photographing and listing some bows, headbands, and even more fascinators, too! 

This week has caught up with me and so far today has pretty much wore me out. After responding to a ton of emails about photoshoots with Mike, shipping about fifteen packages, wrangling my two girls into the car and off to the vet in 2pm heat, and facing the unfortunate news that infections are plaguing Georgia once more, I really just wanted to break down and cry. I don't blog "sad" things often because let's face it, they suck to read. But Mike and I have worked so hard to organize everything in our lives and really "grow up" and be adults. We're making wedding plans (which I can't wait to share) and budgeting like we should. Yet I still feel like there aren't enough hours in the day. Maybe I'm just putting too much on my plate at one time. I need to learn how to say no to certain things. I need to realize that it's okay to politely decline a guest blogging opportunity or interview. But you all give me so much in the way of this blog that I can't imagine missing the chance to give back. So the To-Do folder grows and my patience thins. And once we get the girls' surgeries taken care of we get whacked with another vet bill that rivals them. Poor G is on ointment, pills, and ear meds and it just breaks my heart to see her not feel her best. Today we were told she has an ear, eye and skin infection. And her "Seasonal Flank Alopecia" isn't helping matters any. Just wish there was something I could do for the poor girl! 

Even though Mike will be working all weekend, I've decided to format and schedule posts all the way through Monday and I'm stepping back. I'm taking a little breather from the internet. I'll be around on Twitter, of course, and I'll still be reading along. But I think not worrying about the blog for a handful of days could be a great thing. We all deserve a vacation, right? Even if this one is a staycation! It'll be nice to work on new things for the shoppe with all of the goodies picked up at Sirs Fabrics!

Also - since today's doozy of a vet bill was unexpected, I'm working on moving the shoppe inventory out even faster so for the next week, you can receive 15% off Hive+Honey with the coupon code: PUPPYLUV! All orders come with a coupon code but I'm only advertising the 15% off on here! If you see something you like, snag it up because I can't make any guarantees that there will be more! A lot of the fabric I use comes in very limited quantities! All proceeds are going to pay off all of G's debts since she really knows how to rack 'em up! I'm quite convinced she's much more expensive to maintain than an actual human child. (Word to the wise: If you want an English bully, do your research!). But goodness knows I wouldn't trade her for the whole wide world! 

Now I'm off to get ready for work! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the posts that will go live between now and Monday! I'll work on returning all of your comments early next week!

How do you handle emotional stressors in life? What's your best technique to combat life's way of "raining on your parade"? (Sadly our loft doesn't have a bathtub, so my usual bubble bath method won't quite work!)

PS; If you've received your Hive+Honey package and you've blogged about it, leave the link below or email/tweet it to me! I'd love to look and share with everyone! If you don't have a blog, feel free to send me some photos of you wearing your piece! xo

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