May 24, 2012


Today I've decided to try to reduce the amount of coffee I've been drinking by bringing tea into work.

Tazo's Passion tea is probably my favorite beverage after, of course, Diet Coke :P and I highly recommend you try it!

Side note: It's really strange to me that I can take and post photos from where I work without worrying if I'm going to get in trouble for it... because at my old job everything under the ceiling was (sarcastically, but also not) TOP SECRET!  

May 12, 2012

A Day at the Fair

A while back I decided to make some stuff to sell on Etsy. After that went less than awesomely (although not entirely unsuccessful) I came up with the idea to sell my stuff at a craft fair!
My stuff, waiting to be set up.
I thought I could get more exposure to more people because my stuff would be out in front of them as they walked by. Whereas on Etsy, people have to come across my items by searching for something that matches my designated keywords. 
I split the space and registration cost with one of my friends and we spent a beautiful day out waiting and hoping for shoppers. Sadly, there were not a lot of shoppers but we did make a few sales so while we did not come out ahead, we did not feel completely defeated. I also had some time to throw a couple more necklaces together!
All and all it was not the worst experience. I think with some more merch to sell and more foot traffic at another craft show, we could have done decently so we will probably give it another go before throwing in the craft towel, and will just hope for the best!

May 11, 2012

Rescued from the Abyss

I never understood how women could just lose earrings out in the world. I lose them all the time because I take them off for no reason because I guess I need something to fidget with, but that's by my doing. But never by the fault of physics.

Until today. Almost. Luckily, I spotted this little guy under my desk!
What was he doing there!!?! Yes my earrings are male. Apparently. Although the back is no where to be found. Of course now, I can't wear my earrings for the rest the day, but I am glad that I noticed it so that it, like so many of my things, didn't get lost forever in.

Also, I just want to acknowledge that, yes, I changed the name of my blog. I broke all of your bookmarks prior to this post. But it was something I needed to do. Welcome to "lauren of all trades!"

May 08, 2012

Blankets and Pillows

Forgot to post these yesterday :P