Friday, September 26, 2008

New Elliette Blog

Hooray!!!!!!! I've been working on a blog for all my Elliette stuff and the day has arrived - it's ready :)

My friend Hilary Frisby is the total shiz for helping me with the design and template. She's an awesome designer and a totally rad friend. I never would have been able to make it as cool as it is without her help.

So check it out. I've got a new feature called Learn to Make Mondays so there'll be a fun new project posted on the Elliette site along with all the new merchandise I come up with.

For some reason the comments are disabled on the elliette site, so you'll have to tell me what you think about it here. If you know how to turn the comments back on, please let me know :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Unemployment = More Etsy Stuff

Well, I'm almost through my first week of unemployment and although I don't have a new job yet, I've been staying very busy working on new things for my etsy shop. I've added 3 Halloween onesies and I'm working on some Halloween costumes for babies that should be ready soon.

I've also created a new system for baby boys to wear a tie or bowtie to church. I added a collar to a onesie and then made a tie and bowtie that attach with hooks under the collar so the tie doesn't have to go around the neck, which could be a choking hazard. I've got a showcase spot coming up this Saturday, so hopefully I'll get some new sales with these new products.

If you want to take a quick look, scroll down to my etsy mini shop in the right sidebar. If you know anyone who would like one of my items, send them to my shop or buy it for them :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I never thought it would happen to me . . .

Well it looks like I am out of a job. Just when things are going so well - I have a nice boss, I like the people I work with, the work is interesting, etc - we all get laid off. Yup, I mean everyone. Granted there were only 5 people in the whole company, but we call got canned last Friday.

So now I'm looking for a new job and I tell you what, the pickings are slim. Don't get me wrong, I could always work at Gossners making cheese, or Icon making treadmills, or any of the plethora of manufacturing jobs in Cache Valley, but I went that route once and since I was able to use my PR degree at Digital Slant(my former job)I'd kind of like to stick with that.

So i'll apply for a few secretarial positions this week and hopefully I can find the right mix of hours and benefits. On the upside, if I only get part time work I'll have more time to work on my Etsy shop. Mabe that's the route i should take. I'm not sure, but I'm going to the temple today, so hopefully that will help me figure it out.

So i guess if anyone knows of a good PR job around Logan, or even around wherever you are, let me know. I'm open to anything at this point.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Labor Day - Hooray!

Ah, it's Autumn time again and we celebrate working hard by what . . . taking a day off of course!

We started our celebration by going down to American Fork for little Elliette's blessing. I think it was a good idea of her parents to have it on a Saturday in an easier location to get to than Soda Springs where they usually are. There was just grandmas, grandpas, a few aunts and uncles and immediate family. Afterwards it was photo shoot time and then lunch time.

She's almost as small as her teddy bear, but twice as cute!!

Next we all caravaned it over to our favorite sea food eatery - Joe's Crab Shack!!! We took up a whole picnic table and then some. There's something fun about cramming together at a table and hitting eachother accidentally in the face with pieces of crab and corn on the cob juice :) Don't we look fetching in our bibs?

On Sunday we got up early and went to the Conference Center to watch the live taping of Music and the Spoken Word with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They were so good, I thought I was listening to a recording. After the concert was over, we took a trip up to the rooftop gardens and took a look at a granite mural that includes the image of Ruth May Fox who is an ancestor to Chris' Grandpa Bennett. After we ha d agood look around we were pretty hungry so we decided it was time for lunch.

The rest of the time it was just great to hang out with the family. Chris' mom, dad, sister Jill and her son Elijah were in town and it was great to spend time with them since we only get to see them once or twice a year. I'm so blessed to have great in-laws and extended family members. We always have a great time together.