Thursday, July 14, 2011

Belated Words on Wednesday

Wednesday was busy, and kinda crappy. Well actually, that kinda describes my whole week so far until today. Today is the turning point. I crossed several things off of my to-do list yesterday - chose a new company for our car and home insurance, bought a couple new shirts for my trip next week, finished catching up on my hours at work. So, those things were good, but the thing that really made it a turn around is that I got an email last night requesting one of my layouts for publication in an Australian magazine. I have been working very hard to get published and was starting to get pretty frustrated. Like my friend Chrissy said though - when you least expect it!
So, today the traffic still stunk, but I am in a better mood so I didnt let it bother me. I still have lots of things to do before I leave for Chicago next week and the CHA convention, but it doesn't seem so daunting. I also took some time last night to create a lanyard for myself. I had been meaning to do it for a while, since I wear one at work every day, but I just never got around to it. Last night I decided that it would help me relax and, well, it's just what I FELT like doing, so I did it! And now I can wear it to CHA too. Yeah, I admit it, that's what pushed me over the edge from thinking about it, to actually doing it.

I used a bunch of Making Memories Vintage Groove jewelry that I won a while ago. For the chain, I just combined two necklace chains. Then I added a little bit of bling for fun. It's simple, but that's how I like my jewelry. And I love it that it is more like jewelry than the boring fabric one with my company logo that I wore before.

Here is a really crappy cell phone picture of it. I am going to have to tweak it a little bit when I get home, shorten it a little and do something to make the bling ring face forward most of the time.


scrapwordsmom said...

Your lanyard is great. I will be thinking of you at CHA!! Sure wish I was there this time, too. I still think of our dinner and subway ride and pizza and staying up talking:)

Congrats on the pub!! I knew it was just a matter of time:)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I bet you had the coolest badge necklace at the entire show! So cool!