I didn't think I'd gone into Pug ownership unawares. I had done my research and read that they were notoriously difficult to housebreak. I decided that being home all the time I was up to the challenge. But for anyone who's contemplating a Pug, wherever you see "can be difficult to housebreak" read instead "probably will never be 100% housebroken!" About a month ago I was at wits end with Mr. Cash Pugface and his naughty pottying ways. So much so that I was on the edge of finding him a new home. I posted my exasperation at the fantastic Pug Village Forums and was greeted with wonderful ideas that might save my rescue puggie yet another relocation (and myself and the boys some big time heartbreak). I was told about belly bands. I jumped on Etsy and found a great seller, Do-DaaDoggie Apparel, who makes them in your choice of fabric so I ordered right away, you can also get matching bandannas! I just got them in the mail yesterday and am thrilled. I'm saying a little prayer that this does the trick (along with some other things I'm trying). When I first put one on Mr. Cash he ran around like his hind end was on fire but he's already warmed up to them and already thinks nothing of it being on.
Ugh, my blog writing skills are atrophying with disuse. And since I wasn't overflowing with skills to begin with I'm in trouble! When I was blogging nearly every day my mind was whirring all the time with ideas of what and how to write. Now I sit down every week or so and try to drum up ways to talk about stuff. It's not that there's a lack of stuff, it's just hard to get started! When Mr. Golden Curls starts school next month I'm hoping to move the personal stuff to a new blog and revamp this blog to be all crafting all the time. I'm waiting until then because I don't want to miss out on this last little bit, starting Kindergarten is such a fantastically huge milestone that would be a perfect opener for the new blog, and because then I'll have all of this fantastic free time in which to play to my hearts content. (comments to the contrary are completely unwelcome, I hope to continue with my delusion at least a few weeks into the school year.)
The Beehive is participating in a AREtsy team-wide Christmas in July sale. July 6th-19th I will be offering $5 off scrapbooks, memory catchers, framed silhouettes and premade page layouts (includes custom orders), free shipping on all other items not mentioned above. Also, every order receives a $5 off future purchases coupon. Just enter "Christmas in July" in notes to seller at time of checkout to receive the discount.
This sale a part of an AREtsy team wide event and there are a lot of other shops having fantastic sales, deals and giveaways. To see other Arkansas Artists on Etsy who are participating in the sale please visit the team blog here. Merry Christmas in July!
I've gone from paper famine to yummy paper feast. Not only did a paper order finally come in but my mom surprised me with a ton of fantastic papers, a few of which have already become something fantastic for my shop, The Beehive! I hope to add those to the shop this week. Others are calling my name from my craft room but I've been too exhausted the past few weeks to heed the crafting call. Stay tuned this week when I will hopefully become a little more prolific in my blogging again with lots of life and craft show-and-tell.
I know I've been sparse in the blogging these days. Even though I now have decent use of my husband's laptop and he even made me a computer from the parts of other dead computers (my hero!) I am still trying to tone down my internet use a bit. In about a month my oldest is starting kindergarten and I want to make sure I spend a good amount of that time with him, not my computer or even my crafts. Those will be there, and so will more time in which to do them...well, I suppose that part remains to be seen.