Pay Day

So let me go back to that “mental turn-on list” I made and go into detail about the first one I listed, there is no paticular order.

1. Getting paid for being myself.

There is nothing greater for me than knowing someone appreciates what I do. There once was a speaker I saw in highschool that said “get a job that makes you happy, a job that you want to wake up and do everyday”. Above all things that make me the happiest and what I look forward to every day is taking care of kids and being the “house manager”. Technically I don’t get paid for this, unless you consider my husband working 40 hours a week payment. Which in a sense I would consider it.

I also have my own business and do accounting on the side. I wear many hats. But I like all the hats I have. And love it more because I am happy to do it all.

I am not a person that chases money.  In my heart I know that God will always provide everything I need. (that’s also in the bible – not sure which scripture – but bug me if you really want to see it).  So I have a business and do accounting not for financial purposes but out of pleasure and to get paid for that is a bonus.

One might think that this is easier said than done. And I wouldn’t blame you, everyone always says I’m very “lucky” when it comes to money and jobs. But I say I’m blessed.

I’m blessed because I haven’t done anything but align myself with Him. And acknowledge that His will will  be done weather I approve or not – so might as well get with it than fight it.

Do you think that I can control if someone buys my shoes or not? No. I might be able to advertise, do promotions, have sales, but at the end of the day the choice is solely out of my hands. I control nothing. And knowing that truth sets me free.

Free from the bondage of thinking I need to have $100 pair of jeans to feel good about myself.

Free from thinking I need a minivan just because I have a kid and I need the “room” – I’m surviving 2 kids and a two-door coupe just fine – it sucks – but we get around.

Free from thinking that we only need to eat organic food to be healthy.

Free from feeling like I need to go out every Friday night and drop $60 on a dinner.

My life might be simple but it is full.

Full of love, passion, integrity, freedom, peace and joy.

I look at the cross and know that the most serious of sacrifices was done for me so that I can have this freedom.

So if I’m “lucky” so are you!

Thanks Billie

First let me say this, I feel horrible about the blog I wrote yesterday. Trust me I wanted to run back and erase it immediately after I posted it. It really is not my character at all. But isn’t this what this media form is about? Free speech as ugly and hurtful as it can be?

When it alls comes down to it, if it wasn’t for my business I wouldn’t blog about anything.

So I retract everything nasty I said – and will be blocking my post after I write this as to not have anything nasty about these people out there.

The owner came across my post and immediatly sent me an email:


I just came across your blog post as I was searching for any press about the store.  I feel horrible about how you must feel.  I would never have wanted you to leave having such a bad experience.  I’m absolutely heartbroken over your experience.  I could barely read your blog post, because I felt so horrible.

First of all, we should have coordinated that when you arrive, to ask for me or Karen.  Both Karen and I would have definitely wanted to meet you and we would have introduced you to our customers and friends that were at the event.  I didn’t know that you were at the store.  I had 3 girls working the event that don’t normally work at my store, they were just helping for the day, so they would not have understood properly where to direct you about being the designer of the Anniversary design.  I feel terrible about that.  I can’t make excuses as to where the communication breakdown happened, all I can say is it didn’t go at all how it should have and I understand why you would be upset or hurt.

I think the whole thing was a huge misunderstanding on so many levels and I am truly sorry you have bad feelings.  We absolutely adore your design.  We are all about supporting local artists and community.  The fact that you have bad feelings about this experience is very upsetting to me.  I wish there was something I could have done to make the whole thing have gone differently.

I would have absolutely given you a free tee and let you press your baby tee if I would have met you sooner in the event.  I was up at the register when you were paying and it was so crazy at the event and disorganized at that moment, I didn’t quite comprehend that you were the designer of the logo.  I apologize, I just was so busy, I didn’t put it all together.  Honestly, if I would have known you were at the event once you got there, this whole thing would have been different.

I was so happy when we picked your design because I loved your story about how you designed it.  I’m a mom, a very busy mom of 2 little ones and it was just a very special story to me.

I have to make this right for you!  I don’t know right now what to do, but for now, please accept my sincere apology because I would never have wanted you to have bad feelings.  Please email me back so that I know you got this email.  I would truly appreciate it.


Her apology was cleary sincere. And I take back everything I said. It was just a weird situation for everyone and it all came about wrong.

So Billie, thanks for your apology and I’m sorry for my harsh words. Meanness is so ugly.

Stay posted as I will do a post about the clothes I got and show you pictures of us wearing our shirts with my logo on it.

Check out their site: Twig & Willow

Busy Bee

Wow! Today has been a super busy day. It’s almost over and I still have tons to do! I have to put the kids to bed, go to my friends to print something since my printer gave up on me, go to grocery store, and then spend time with the husband, ugh! I need a starbucks coffee ASAP!


Sorry this was too funny to ignore…

FYI: I absolutely hate bees!