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WAHM vs Working Mom

I know that there are tons of discussions and posts about the benefits of a working mom, or the benefits of a stay at home mom out there.  I’d just like to take a few minutes and tell you what I feel like is going on in our household.  After moving back from Arizona last year, I finally found a job that was great.  But after 6 months I was laid off, and left without a job right before Christmas.  I had been crafting on the side for a few years now and decided, well, I’m gonna get unemployment for awhile, so why not PUSH sales to my Etsy Shop.  This started to grow and grow, and I decided that it was finally time to purchase the cutting machine that I knew would help me be successful at home too. Since I already had a Brother PE-770 Embroidery Machine, I purchased a Silhouette Cameo and never looked back again! silhouette-cameo

It has been a constant flow of sales from then on.  I finally registered as a business, have a Sales Tax ID # and buy things wholesale.  But deep down I still want to work out of the home.  I want to meet new friends, I don’t want to sit in my craft room all day and I want to find other mommies that like to do the same stuff as I do.  My youngest was pulled out of daycare when I was laid off, simply because we couldn’t afford it at the time.  But as time is wearing on, I’m thinking about sending him to 2-3 day part time preschool just for him to be able to interact with more kids and get him out of the house when I’m crafting.  He gets so bored, but I can’t really do much if I’m “working” at home too.

This is my struggle.  I went to school, got my Bachelors and I know that I’m using it with my own business, but it’s scary having your own business.  Your at the mercy of other people wanting or needing your products!  Just like last year in November, I did a craft show and I didn’t make anything.  But here on Etsy, I can sell like crazy.  I guess people want certain things at craft shows and I wasn’t what they were interested in.  But now I’m wanting to do more this year, just to get my name out there again in the local areas.

And then there is blogging.  I’d love to be a successful blogger.  I see so many mommies that blog about their daily lives, their DIY projects, they get sponsors to help them do giveaways and I am like, I can do that! I can write, post about DIY stuff and talk about my Etsy Shop too!  And then I see all these conferences that I’d love to go to.  One in particular is the Snap!Conference next year in April.  After hearing about it a couple years ago, I just want to go!  I think I’d learn so much stuff, but then again, it’s spending money on admission, plane ticket, and hotel, and what if???

For right now I guess I am content, working from home, doing things around the house to save on money, help us out in the long run, and maybe in a year when my youngest is ready for Kindergarten, things will change?  But then again, maybe not? 😉

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iPhone Charger Decals

Do you have an iPhone? How about an iPad? Almost every family I know has at least one of these items, in our case we have way too many.  And what about those chargers?  Are you always getting them mixed up, saying no this one is mine, this one is his, someone stole mine?  Well I have a solution!!  Decals for your iPhone charger so you can tell who’s is who!!!

Great for kids going off to camp in the summer, making sure they don’t get it mixed up with their friends also!!

Chevron Monogram iPhone Decal Wrap

I mustache you a question?

I have other patterns available also!  I’ve been so busy with orders, I just placed a new order for vinyl tonight! I can’t wait to get more colors.  Also I’m getting in key chains soon, they are going to be so cute and perfect for that little gift you need!

Don’t forget to check out my Etsy Page  http://www.etsy.com/shop/SewWonderfullyJamie

And “LIKE” my Facebook Page  http://www.facebook.com/SewWonderfullyJamie

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Project 365, Day 11

After Brody went to school, I took Caden to the mall so he could go play at the indoor play site and then we went and got his haircut.  I also had a few orders to mail so we stopped by the post office before.  We met up with my sister in law and a few of her friends at the mall also.  Here is Mr. Cademan playing in the mall.

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