Monday, October 27, 2008

Time Management-Fact or Fiction

I think it's safe to say most of us have time management problems. I know I'm always cramming things in here and there, last minute, frenetic and crazy, with no rhyme or reason. I have so much to do I never have time to figure out a schedule and I always feel like I'm behind.

The questions was raised how to do you keep up with your blog posting, networks, flickr and etsy shops without running yourself ragged? I put my networking sites, blog site, both etsy shops and anything else that I need to do daily (or as often as possible) at the top of my favorites list. I don't get to everything every day, but at least it's all in one place, like a check list.

I'd love to have a schedule of what to do when, but I must admit juggling the kids and their activities, creating and sewing, housework, yardwork and other activities, I tend to just toss all the balls in the air, grab a laundry basket to catch them in, close my eyes and hope for the best. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Am I the only one like this? Are there any of you out there rushing around getting everything half done, so that at the end of the day nothing is completed, you are frazzled and your house is more of a mes than when you started? Please share!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Treasury!!!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fabulous, Artistic and a Mom

Yup, that's us, the FAMs of etsy. We are Fabulous friends. I know if I'm having a bad day, I can cry, vent, whine or scream (virutally of course) to another FAM and get shoulder I need to cry on, the ear I need to vent to, the hand I need to hold or the kick in the pants to tell me to get over myself and deal.

When I've created something new, and need an honest critique, I get it. Positive comments are sincere, constructive criticism is just that. There is nothing malicious or condescending about it.

Knowing I may not get to all of the little administrative things the team does each day is okay (blogging, promoting, etc) because we are all moms and know we can't all get it done every day.

They say if you want something done well, give the task to a busy person. Just check out all of the many wonderful FAM shops on etsy and you will see just exactly what I mean.