No Rest For The Weary

Evil doings…lol…When did I get so busy?

Seriously, for a girl with little friends and a pretty sweet work schedule, I’m shocked by how little time I have these days.  The weekend was devoured before I even tasted it. And now I’m sitting here running through my huge list of to-do’s trying to decided what will be pushed till later, and when later might be.

Our painting business it really thriving! I’m so stinking happy about this. We sold our 4th custom order this morning and have one more ready to purchase either today or tomorrow. I’m loving it, doing art is so much more motivating when people actually want to buy it! Now I can only hope that things will keep putting along and that one day we can be making a portion of our income off it. For now the money will sit in our Paypal for moving and wedding costs.

We are doing our first craft fair on Saturday November 6th at Smoky Hill High School, and I’ve been making lots of mini paintings to sell as well as lots of examples of our custom work. Because it’s an indoor show we needed to build walls to display our canvas, so yesterday Mr. Gaunt and I went to Buds Warehouse which is a discount recycled building materials store. We bought 3 hollow core doors for $30! Now we have to paint them and hinge them together to make an accordion style wall for display. I also need to order some marketing materials from Moo Cards this week. So it’s all a little hectic. But good hectic.

In weight loss I joined weight watchers last week and then never went back…wow I’m lame. Ha! I’m having a hard to with this one, weight watchers is all about getting the most bang for your food points. Which means eating all diet foods. Meh…not the route I want to go. And the silly thing is that I KNEW that and that was why I quit in the first place! So I don’t know what I’m gonna do now. Working out is what I really need to do, I have just never discovered a workout plan that I liked. Im thinking of checking out the brand new 24 hours fitness they just built behind my house. Maybe if they have TV’s in the machines I might be interested in going. Before I found the gym to be so boring, and the tvs were always set to news and sports! But if I could ave my own tv then I could even schedule gym time around my favorite shows (we don’t have cable anymore so we don’t get to watch any new tv) and maybe that would motivate me. I do really like tv.

My current job is a test in my patients every day, and I am counting down the days until we move and I can quit it and find something new. I have already made the decision that I will NOT be transferring. We are still up in the air about where exactly we want to move. I plan on doing a post on this at a later date, not that the masses really care.

Anyways I have some food and other things to do individual posts about today, this is just to catch people up on whats going on!

Buds Warehouse. Much like the RE-Store for you Bham folks

Piles of stuff to dig through

Wearing High heels and dress pants. We had just left a wedding.

LOOK I FIXED IT!

3 Doors, a Bookcase and an easel. Maybe I shouldnt sell this car!

 

A Bit of Personal Promoting!

I have mentioned before the Mr. Gaunt and I have started a Pop-Art Painting business. We have an Etsy Website here:

www.jplusmdesign.etsy.com

And a facebook fan page where we show new updates, and will (very)soon have some promotions and giveaways!

J+M design FACEBOOK FAN PAGE

We were recently accepted into the Smoky Hill High School Christmas Craft Fair on November 6th! If you are in the Colorado area you should come by and see us!

The main focus of our business is doing custom stencil portraits, but since we will be doing a craft show we wanted to have a smaller item that people could take home that day. So I hae spent the last few weeks making up a ton of stencil designs and painting up small (9″ x 12″) pop art! They come in tons of colors and are quite fun!

BUGGY

ZIP ZOOM

SHOOT

SWEETNESS

JAMS

ORCHID

INSTANT

Dear Caramel Apple Pops,

At 60 calories you’re a delish little treat…unless I eat 5 a day for a week. Halloween candy is obviously NOT allowed in this house.

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Tonight’s Biggest loser was a good one, except for crazy bug-eyed Tracy who needs to take about ten chill pills…gross! SPOILER: She totally should have gone home instead of the red team! None the less Biggest Loser is such great inspiration and I went to the gym right after and worked my butt off, Jillian screaming in my head. Good times! I’m hoping to lose 3lbs this week, which is actually next week because I didn’t do my weigh in until Monday so I cant re weigh in until next Monday, which is ok because I have a craft fair on Saturday. I’m kind of having anxiety about my job thing because the whole driving record STILL hasn’t been resolved..ugg…so poor, hopefully fingers crossed all gets taken care of by the end of the week (or sooner) and my weight loss goes well and the craft fair is awesome! An exciting busy week!

Week Twenty

Well I am at 5 months into my Weight Watchers lifestyle, well it will be 5 months on October 4th to be exact. I weighed in this morning at 47lbs lost, which is ok but not great seeing as I had two days this week when I was down 52 lbs. Im not exactly sure what happened, but Im jumping back on the gym bandwagon this week to ensure that I can reach my 50lbs in a WW meeting by October 4th!

This week I am getting ready for my craft fair (on Saturday) and hopefully I get to start work mid this week. There was a little hang up with the job thing because Washington wouldnt release my driving record so today i went and got my Colorado drivers license (yeah 3 years in…ha!) so I really cant afford to not work so fingers crossed that I either start soon or I make a ton at my craft fair!

Alright Im off to call my mom and catch up with her and then back to my sewing dungeon! Oha nd I leave you with a little sneak peak at something new Im making and my fall gourd collection:

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