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Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm Back (and have a new puppy)

I have to apologize for not blogging for so long. Life became very busy and I just let it slide. Thank goodness that New Year's is coming up and I can make a resolution. Okay, just starting a little early, but one of my resolutions is to really blog, do the advertising and give the proper attention to my shops. If I want this to be success, and obtain my long term goals, than I need to give it more attention.

On the personal side, my husband and I added a new puppy to our home on November 30, 2008. Her name is Madison (Maddie), and she is a English Springer Spaniel. She is now 9 weeks old and is so fun, but yet frustrating. Potty training is going well, but sleeping and puppy biting are going to kill me. I haven't slept through the night in two weeks. If you have any great dog training tips, please leave a comment or email me. I'm open to anything. Here are a few pictures that I wanted to share!

My last show of the season was at Santa Maria in Mundelein on December 6. The promoters and organization of the show were fantastic. The exihibitors at the show however seemed to have many of their items under $10, which is not the price range I'm in. I did meet some great exhibitors, potential clients, and saw some friends that I have not seen in long time, so it was a great day anyway. Each show is a learning experience and I learn so much just from socializing. Beading is a solitary sport, so this is my chance to get to know other crafters.
I added new items on 1000 Markets, so take a wander over there and check out the Poinsetta bracelet and earrings: Last chance on these until next year. I just finished a custom order for four of them.
I will talk with you soon.


The Empty Envelope said...

Oh she is soooooooooo cute!!!! She has similar markings to my pup who is a Welsh Corgi/Brittany mix. I think I slept better with my human babies than when I've had a puppy!!!! It passes.:)

I have similar resolutions too...Good luck!

KayzKreationz said...

She's a cutie. I gave my blue heeler an old slipper or something that smelled like me and that seemed to help her.

Amy Yang said...

Adorable! I want a puppy but I'm at my dog limit right now, three is my max. As far as the biting, if she's biting you, if you make a high pitched yelp, like another puppy, then a lot of times it will startle them and they will stop. It doesn't work for every puppy but it does work on the majority. They understand a yelp of pain better than ouch! Try that and see if it doesn't help.

Also, make sure not to play with her with your hands so she doesn't see them as toys. Always make sure she's playing with an actual toy. This will also keep her from biting you. Good luck!

LindsayLuu said...

awwww... you really can't beat puppies for the cute factor. Unless maybe you have a kitten...