Monday, January 16, 2012

Markets/Socialize ...Swaps/Trade

What i love about my business with doing the markets is the lifestyle ...its about socializing, community. Yes there's buying and selling, BUT its great when you can trade/swap.
You meet so many talented people, some at the beginning of there creative journey producing a product that's past an idea and ready to test the market, literally at a market!
Saturday was so lovely to leap out of bed, because for the first time in nearly 2 months Saturday morning had a ray of sunshine.
Dragged my big girls out of bed, who are amazing helpers and used to my fussing when it comes to set up. They're brilliant and I feed them at the market, so they know they gotta get the job done before they can launch into the yummo selection of fried food available.
Unfortunately for us we did have to drag our table and rack under the tree and set up 4 or 5 times due to serious down pours (NZ weather)... much prefer the shady tree to the gazebo when on the Island so delightful.
Had the pleasure to meet a honey, who made some really current hand crafted jewelry, Huni and here's her blog the bulwark and the sunbeam.

We did a perfect trade ...mine is the center piece!

I got the beauty in the center natural leather with amethyst.
We did some wicked trading swapping 2 of my tops, for 2 of her pieces! Plus a finally found my hand bag with her - oroton natural beige for 8 bucks and in mint condition. Love a good market, and my local is a winner!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Promise to blog

This year I have decided to blog with variety, spice and more life in general...but still with a twist
Today was a fantastic start found this site Bloglovin
Had inspiring summer biz meetings today, one of them at my favourite office...

My office Palm beach on a good day!

Monday, January 9, 2012

10 more sleeps to go...

Grace, Faith and I Christmas morning

It's that time again for deep pondering and wondering reflection at the start of every new year. For me it starts in the beginning of December because that's my birthday month. Then it carries on through the festive season and on into the new year.
Funnily enough I like having my birthday in December, because I feel like I have a fresh start in the New Year to really give my year older age (and hopefully some what more wiser) a full start to finish calender year. That's why I have decided to give this year 2012 a really good turn, and set some official goals to change habits, make wonderful plans, get rid of stuff, and dream of the what could be and of course what I don't want anymore of!
My enthusiasm has affected me to the point of near journal, note book addiction I have a book of list's plans, to do's, chores on every table, bench and fridge in my house - a reminder to me to remember to cross off what I need to try and do tomorrow or if not next week at the latest.
Commitment a word that strikes a chord of fear and joy at the same time. I should feel a amount of blessings at the choices I have been given and how much I know I'm loved for often I have asked and have received. Now no longer standing on the starting line of my 40's but into it I do feel exhilarated at the possibilities. I still tell my kids when I'm grownup I want to do this and that because its true.
I have had nearly 2 months away from 4 of my children, and feel a big part of me is missing (10 more sleeps till they return). They're with their father in Sydney and his family which is a wonderful experience for them as they have never had that opportunity to go visit them. 
I can't wait to hold them and listen to their stories and celebrate 2 birthday's and Christmas party, laughing and eating yummo food and of course pressies!
What a gift I have had with my 2 oldest daughters who came back from Sydney early (because they'll get some peace) I know are both young women, each beautiful in there own unique way, who are some of best work and who I owe so much.
This year I want to be more true to myself in all aspects of my life, and treasure what matters most connections; to my body, the people I love, meet and work for and with, nature, creatures (my chooks), and food I grow and buy & blessed to eat, and to the power who has made it possible.
I know if I'm true and have faith I will achieve those other daunting goals of my work which I love...because they're secondary and balance is the key. If I don't achieve the goals as set, a new date is not a failure, but a chance for new begins the dream of what this year can be come.