We ended up going to Sam's Club for a few things, and the boys ate lunch at the cafe while I shopped. (Remind me NEVER to go to Sam's Club on a Saturday again. Headache!) Things add up SO fast at Sam's Club! I didn't buy much, but it ended up costing well over $100. Looking at it, you would never think it would add up to that much:
|Those grapes will be gone in no more than three days...|
A few of my readers have written me recently, asking if I'd like to do a review/giveaway of their crafts/handmade items on my blog. I try to keep all of my reviews/giveaways related to weight loss and fitness somehow, but it gave me an idea.
I absolutely love handmade items, and it would be awesome to "give back" to my readers who have home-based businesses by letting them promote their business or Etsy shop on a single blog post (for free, of course--consider it a "thank you" for reading my blog!). Basically, they can write a little about their home-based businesses for handmade items, and share a link. I will then compile them all into a single blog post.
So, if you are a regular reader/subscriber to my blog, and you have a home-based business that you would like to share with my readers, feel free to send me an e-mail. Please include whatever you'd like about your handmade items and how people can reach you or find your online shop.
Keep in mind, the purpose of this is NOT to bombard everyone with advertising, but to share what your business is about. For example, I know I have readers who make and sell handmade soap, paintings, and running tutus. Tell us a little about yourself and your craft, and include a link to where we can find you (and an example photo of what you make, of course).
You can do this in text format (with or without a photo) or an graphic ad that you create. If you choose to use a graphic, it must be 550 pixels wide or less (photos can be larger, but they will be resized to fit). I'm not going to specify an exact height, but I would think roughly no more than 400 pixels high should be enough.
I haven't exactly figured all the details out yet, but I thought I would at least see if there is any interest first. So if you're interested, you can e-mail me at SlimKatie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com.
Speaking of handmade items, this is the time of year that I really get the itch to start making things! Yesterday, while watching The Walking Dead, I crocheted a new iPhone sleeve. I have a case for my phone, but it still gets jostled around in my purse, so I use a simple sleeve to keep it scratch-free. My old one was looking really dirty, so I got out some bright pink cotton to make a new one.
I also need to make the tutorial for the sparkle skirts that I promised to do a long time ago. I want a couple more colors, so I will try and get that done sometime this month.
Also this month, I plan to write a one-year update on my body lift surgery. I can't believe it's been a year already!!