Saturday, November 28, 2009

blogslacker

make-time-for-blog

well, i've been quite the blogslacker this week, but not because of the holiday. thanksgiving couldn't have been more stress-free. we went nowhere, outsourced our entire dinner and stayed in pajamas for a good portion of the day. it was amazing. the reason i've been slacking off is that i've been busy. sorry to get all businessy on you, but it's been a super week in etsyville and i've been printing, packing, and dancing off to the post office. many of my sales came from you and your referrals and i cannot thank you enough! the other reason i've been out of blog commission is that i started working out again with a 30 day killer, and i hurt. since i missed out on NaNoWriMo this month, i'm calling my challenge KickYoAssMo. i'm on day 4 and yes it is kicking my ass.

earlier this week ricë and i had a fun chat about creativity/blogging and motherhood woven into it all - you can listen to the podcast here. i'm fairly sure i didn't offer one shred of useful information but selfishly i just love talking to her. i'm not a phone person so that is saying something. gee whiz, i love this lady. she didn't even make a big deal that i made her audio all wonky because i was sitting in a parking lot at latteland in kansas city with the wind whipping my car all over the place. she's doing an artsyville giveaway, open until sunday, so hop over to the voodoo lounge if you want to put your name in the hat. be sure to check back to see if you win or she'll send the irritated cat after you.

enjoy the rest of your weekend and i'll try to be better about making time for my blog. it brings me a happiness and joy that a few years ago i couldn't have imagined. you all are a big part of that. thank you for making it so much fun for me.

28 comments:

sowandsew said...

I've just found your blog on one of my early-morning-insomnia link-clicking extravaganzas.

Wow. What a shot in the arm. I love your work and am drooling round your etsy shop.

Thank you.

Inner Toddler said...

cha cha, you are on fire! xox

Veja cecilia said...

I have also been a blog slacker this week, and the week before. it´s just like the time to read others blog is so limited, i miss so much:( But this morning I´m taking the time to surf around. No I will listen to the chat:)
Have a great weekend!

soulbrush said...

oh wow, i couldn't listen to the ipod cast, but loved seeing you two in the flesh all in blue. you are so pretty. now i can put a face to a name. sooo glad your etsy has taken off, you deserve it too. can't wait for my stuff to come.

Anairam said...

Oh, good advice! I'm slowly coming back as well... So glad your shop is super-busy - not a surprise though!!

jane said...

your thanksgiving sounds like my kind of a thanksgiving. and the etsy business... i´m sure it will only get busier... sorry, but your things are just too cool. is there a starbucks near the post office?:) besos dear aimee!

~Barb~ said...

I already have the podcast with you and Rice downloaded to my iPhone and will be listening in my studio later today. I was so excited to hear that she had you on her show! YAY!
Glad to hear the etsy sales have been through the roof...you deserve it, big time! Woot!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~
Craft Therapy

cindy said...

i loved listening to your interview and hearing your pretty voice. blog when you can, it's supposed to be fun not work! glad you're busy with work, though. enjoy your weekend!

Aris said...

you are a BIG part of the fun of blogging for me. Thank you!!!!

Aris said...

you are a BIG part of the fun of blogging for me. Thank you!!!!

Deb's Artful Journey said...

LOL! I may be the biggest blogslacker of all! Rice actually told me that my blog told her to say hi to me! LOL I love her too... she's absolutely great.

I really enjoyed your podcast & your love of handwriting made me thank that I can learn to love mine too. So thank you for that.

Yesterday was our pj day... ah, so needed and wonderful.

Happy Holidays!

painted fish studio said...

whoo-hoooo to all the sales! loved the podcast. you f-ing rock.

●• Thereza said...

just listened to it, great!!!
blogslacking... hmmm same here but due to being too busy as well... which i guess is a good thing too.
i won't be entering giveaway though as you've sent me so many yummy goodies on the post, i feel bad about taking away someone else's chance. besides, i already have your cool magnets on my fridge and look at them everyday :)
hello, potential lucky one, you'll love them!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahahaha, I love your crazy clock and the plug looking for an outlet.

Man, oh man, you had the PERFECT Thanksgiving EVER!

Fabulous, fabulous podcast. You have such youth and liveliness in your voice. (or was it the double latte?) I enjoyed listening to everything you had to say.

SO thrilled with your etsyshop! You are an inspiration, no doubt.

The Original Drama Mama said...

Sorry you missed out on NanNo, but I love the idea of KickYoAssMo...I will be starting that program Dec 1st. I have about 4,000 words left to go...but am procrastinating here with you :)

Congrats on the great artsyville sales, may the holiday season bring in more and more orders.

Always glad to see you blog, I'll make time for you!

6p00d8341d475053ef said...

i see no slacking here, overachiever.

:)

trinsch said...

sounds like a good thanksgiving to me. but what do i know, i don't celebrate that. just think a day in pj and not much doing sounds pretty good to me.

CRABCAKES said...

: )

Fruenswerk said...

Was this one for me...I´ve been working and not tha good posting...untill yesterday...haha..Then I post a lot...
No more time...Coffee and yes: I´m working haha

lisa s said...

i've been a slacker lately too - but i've been really sick :)

thanks so much for coming by my blog [via etsi] and for leaving your kind comment.

it's been fun to visit you and to see your lovely lettering work!

Carmen said...

kickyoassmo!!! I love it!

Megan Coyle said...

ah yes, I'm definitely a blogslacker. When I do get around to blogging, it's a blast :) hope you had a happy turkey-day--it sounds like you had a very relaxing one.

Alexandra Hedberg said...

I'm also a blogslacker...

It's so hard to find the time. last night I burned all the food I was preparing for a hard week alone with the kid (my partner filming in another city). I tried to write my Sunday post ... and forgot the stove on... I didn't hear the alarm to turn it off. After one hour I smelt somethng burning... All the lamb in spicy tomato sauce was destroyed... The pots BLACK!

:(

la ninja said...

hear hear (re the last mushy sentence, the bit on happiness and joy.) will try to make time for mine too. just need to get connected in the new place (which just reminded me of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiYbGsnzG_s)

hooray for mushy sentences and blog joy (doesn't that just sound like an asian vegetable, bok choy, pak choi, blog joy. hooray for that too.)

KickYoAssFoDaMuCka.

steve said...

Too cool Aimee - I'll have to give this a listen!

Megan Walker said...

Oh my gosh......... KickYoAssMo......... I am still laughing over that one - hahaha :) That was so awesome!!! :)

I have been the worst with my poor neglected blog :( Not on purpose - my bro/sis-in-law's internet was down when we went to visit and I had certainly NOT planned on that unfortunate experience! :( So I have a lot of catching up to do..........

xoxo

Nicky Linzey said...

Great podcast Aimee - loved hearing your voice and so interesting about how you started Artsyville.

Fruenswerk said...

I heard you voice...and g-sus smukke...You talk fast...I was so great..hihi