Sunday, October 05, 2008

I Hope I Don't Regret It

I've taken a plunge, and I really hope it's for the best. I've actually opened up a Stampin' Up website. For those of you in the dark (ok, almost ALL of you) I'll try to fill you in. I DO sell Stampin' Up, but I don't SELL it. Does that make sense? Imagine a Tastefully Simple chick who eats all of her stuff, and will sell it to her friends, but doesn't have any "shows". Well, that is me. But instead of food, it's stamp crap. Oops, I mean Quality Stamps and Stamping Products. ha ha

The pro? My friends from other states can now order without me having to log it in for them. They can order without having to WAIT for me to log it in is more like it. And it gets shipped directly to them.

The con? I don't want to be a naggy salesperson! It is my Hobby. Not my Business. I'm afraid it won't be as fun if I take it seriously. Oh, and I have to pay $14 a month for the darn thing!

Sort of like the studio. I know, I know, you are still waiting for pictures. We closed it for the month of August, and just re-opened it in late September. Here is the problem: It is our Hobby. We don't want to take out a loan from the bank to get it going, because then there is real $ involved. But with no money, we can't advertise. And we can't pay anyone to work there. So it has to be us working there hoping people come up. We do have a sign now to put outside and that brings people in, but not a lot.

But it is SO much more than just the studio! It is our hang-out, our fort, our place to laugh, have a drink, and bitch about life in general. If we had to take it Seriously, then it wouldn't be the same. Does that make sense?


Let me tell you how well my Mom knows me. So, I'm on the phone to her today, telling her I'm cleaning my side of the bedroom. She tells me she as to do the same thing, that she's done the nightstand, but not the floor. I tell her "Oh, I've done the floor, and now I'm working on my NIGHTSTAND!!" Her reply? "Yes, but what does the BED look like??" I had to laugh. I had all my clothes in piles All. Over. the. Bed.

At least I get my messiness honestly. I'm just like my mother. I hope I stay that way.

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Kristen said...

Stamp crap. Too funny!

Whenever I clean my bedroom, I have to pile EVERYTHING on the bed. Then I get tired, and want a nap, so I throw it all on the floor. It's a vicious cycle. I want everything to be neat and tidy, and I'm kind of a freak when it comes to germs, but I just can't seem to get a handle on my room!

It was good talking to you the other day!

Jonathan's Mommy said...

Our room is always a mess too! I'm so happy that it's not just our problem!

I'm going to check out your website--sounds interesting!

Shana-Lynn said...

If I am ever in SC, I am totally going to stop in to your studio! That would be so cool!

Gina said...

I agree 100% on the bedroom cleaning Susie! It is a vicious cycle...

kristen said...

I had to laugh when I read about you cleaning your room and wondered how many loads of laundry were on top of your bed?