Monday, January 25, 2010

Here we go!

I never thought I would be plunging into the world of blogging, but I have finally broken down and I am ready to jump in and do my best to keep my head above the water.

A little about myself and why I am doing this blog.  My name is Kristen and I live in MN on a hobby farm with my grandma.  I moved in with her about 2 years ago after my grandpa died.  It's a huge blessing living with her - she's one of the best roommates that I have ever had and we have lots of good times together (well I do at least) =) I had been throwing around the idea of buying a house of my own when I decided to move in with her so that was put on hold for awhile and I am so thankful that it was!  Not long after I moved in with her I got laid off from my job (the whole company actually folded) so I was out of a job.  I didn't think that I would have any trouble finding anything, but now, just a little over a year later, I am still out of work, have run out of unemployment, and have no possible job leads.

Side note: About a year ago my grandma gave me her sewing machine. I didn't like sewing or being creative - thought it was too much work and was overwhelmed with the idea. I decided to give it another go since I had some free time and guess what - I LOVED IT!!!! I'll admit, it was a little stressful at first and confusing to figure out how things worked, but now that I'm getting it down I just love coming up with new things and trying to create them.

OK - back on track: So, since I can't seem to find a job, I've decided to make a job for myself.  With these tough times we have to be a little more creative so that is what I am going to attempt to do!  I will be opening an Etsy shop by the end of the week (Lord willing) and hope to get my creations out in some of the local boutiques in the area as well.

I'm hoping to use this blog to share some of my creations with you, as well as recipes, coupons, freebies, and whatever else I find that I think is interesting.