Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Fall"ing for Hats, Hats, and more Hats!

I have been gearing up for Fall by working on some hats to put in my shop. I plan to add several men's hats  and unisex hats this year, in addition to the women's hats I already have and plan to make. Just to give you a little sneak peek...

If you would like to go on and place an order for your Fall hat, just head over to my shop and request a custom order!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Month Without Facebook

My month without Facebook officially ended last week. It's funny how, in the beginning, when you're giving something up it seems like such a sacrifice, but the further into it you get, the easier it is.

I have checked my personal Facebook now, with well over 100 notifications. However, I don't plan to add back the Facebook app on my phone anytime soon. It's been nice not having it there. I can't check it nearly as often or as easily.

One of the first things I did when I finally checked it was to go through and unlike the random brand pages that I had added for contests, giveaways, and such, as well as pages like Upworthy that tend to fill my feed all day and choke out the updates from friends. My Facebook feed is a lot cleaner now, and I can see the updates that I want to see.

I also think I will be using the "like" button less. Rather than scrolling through and liking any and every status, photo, and page that interests me, I instead will leave a comment. That's the point of Facebook anyway, right? We want to keep in touch. How does hitting "like" qualify as keeping in touch? All it does is say "hey, I saw what you posted and thought it was neat/funny/sweet/etc." I plan to join in on the conversation and actually SAY something.

To check out my reasons behind my month without Facebook, check out this blog post.

If you would like to see a few of the things I learned during this time, check out this one.

Now, it's your turn... Would you or have you ever taken a break from Facebook? Give it a try. It just might surprise you.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Just a quick hello

I have been having both computer and internet difficulties this week. Growl. This would explain my lack of posting. I am currently sitting in a Starbucks, 20 minutes til close, and barely able to keep my eyes open.

I sure don't get out much. Even the flickering "s" in the Ryan's sign is a bit mesmerizing.

I'm not sure what's going on with Starbucks, but suddenly everything has gone pink. Breast Cancer Awareness Month isn't til October, right? Well, everything is pink... the cup sleeves, the treat bags, flowers, tablecloths... even my best friend's hat. I think she must be in on it too.

My daughter finally came home on Tuesday night, after nearly two months of being away, so I've also been trying to soak up some time with her before school starts next week. I can't begin to tell you how much I missed her. I think she missed me too. When she got off the plane, she came running towards me and nearly knocked me over! I didn't think she was going to let go of me long enough for me to sign the release for the airline. She almost had me in tears.

I'm hoping things get better technologically soon, so I can get back to posting. Talk to you soon!!

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