3 steps to world domination

BcardsOk so maybe that’s a SLIGHT exaggeration…

Happy New Year πŸ™‚ The start of 2015 marks the start of my 2nd year here in the states.

I seem to have settled in nicely – I’ve made friends, we have a new addition to our family, I can now drive without wanting to open-mouth-scream-cry at the sight of a 4 way stop AND I’ve started my own small business. Yup, I’m doing what I love and painting for people other than my mother (yay). Admittedly it’s still getting off the ground and I have a few other tricks up my sleeve but I have faith in what I’m doing and building my British Chick Empire is top of the list. So what better way than to kick off with some resolutions?

Start an Etsy Shop: TICK

This crafty stuff has always been a hobby; moving here I joined a local a craft group and it stemmed from there. I discovered a little giftshop which holds hand-made items from over 40 local vendors – now including me πŸ™‚ I set up a facebook page dedicated to my business and an actual online shop seemed like the next logical step. Its very fresh and rather daunting but it’s open and I’m adding to it every day (it’s here btw)

Blog again: TICK

I have missed blogging. However – busy schedules aside- the physical act of typing has a lasting affect on my body (cause to be determined) Because of this

I think I'm going to need bigger pots...

I think I’m going to need bigger pots…

I find it easier to avoid typing too much too often and that didn’t suit my previous blog schedule so it fizzled out completely. This time I am aiming for shorter posts and/or less frequent. I really miss the writing challenges so I think with all things considered it makes sense to change up the old blog and focus on my passions.

Get my DIY on: (Pending)

We are in the process of buying a house (eeeek) it’s definitely a fixer-upper as far as cosmetics anyway and I know we are going to have to do a lot of work to make it a little more bearable to live in -IF the sale goes well. I really want to try and do as much DIY as I can (or as my body will allow lol) and hopefully learn some new skills along the way (I’m sure the disasters & triumphs will make entertaining blogging material) I hope that by this time next year I will be a DIY QUEEN with a beautiful house – or at least part way there.

Of course the list could go on forever with the usual stuff like call grandma more often or stop nagging PEOPLE *cough cough* for leaving the toilet seat up…so I’ll leave you with a few ongoing aims (in no particular order) that have made it on to my list:

THIS is our new addition - Toby

THIS is our new addition – Toby

Work in progress:

Understand Taxes – a must when registered as self employed

Train the puppy – Pee pads are expensive

Be nicer – think/act/sound

Ebay/Donate/Throw away the clutter – started and vow to continue (if only to make money and room for more clutter

Health sorted – always a good one

New Recipe each week – I fear my family may run away at the sight of yet another spag bol

Family games night once a week – we got loads more games for xmas (and actually played them) so I want that to continue

……I think I’d better get started πŸ™‚

What are your New Years Resolutions?

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18 thoughts on “3 steps to world domination

  1. Great to see you back, and on sparkling form. Love the dog (is it a Doberman?) but unsure about the coat he’s wearing! No resolutions in Beetley, I would only break them, then feel bad about it. I will leave now, and check out your shop. Come back soon with more news. Please.
    As ever, Pete. XX

    • I forgot. I love that bird logo too- inspired! X

    • Hi Pete πŸ™‚ He’s a Miniature Pinscher – he’s not too sure about the coat either ha ha! But it was the only one his size that wasn’t hot pink and/or glittery πŸ˜‰ xx

      • So. it’s like a Doberman that got shrunk in the wash! Bet he would love to play with Ollie one day…x

        • indeed πŸ™‚ His parents weighed 6lb each …ours was almost 11 when we weighed him last…I’m wondering if a full sized was switched at birth OR his mum was a little bit too familiar with the other dogs ha ha x

  2. Welcome back British Chick! So nice to see you back on the blogosphere. Good luck with your resolutions. I always try to stay away from those nasty things!

    • Hi Marissa πŸ™‚ It’s good to be back πŸ™‚ I usually make about 10 resolutions and end up keeping maybe one or two going throughout the year (better odds that way lol)

  3. Toby looks first rate!

  4. Yay, good to read you! Love everything you are up to. Including the adorable new addition.

    • Yay back atcha πŸ™‚ Wont be AS active this time around – that way no one gets let down lol but I’m sure your DIY posts will be referenced a lot in the coming months πŸ™‚

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