Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I can't believe March is sneaking up on us already.  Where does the time go?  Something I ask myself a lot these days.  For me this year is about getting back on track and staying focused and attaining the goals I have set out for myself.  To do this, I am making small goal sheets for each month of things that I really want to get done.  Some of them may be little things that just popped into my head as I was writing the list, others are things that will help me reach some of my yearly goals.  In any case, I am going to post them here in hopes that it will help me stay on track.  So here goes, March goals....

- Wash my face EVERY DAY!  I have this bad habit on the weekends of getting lazy and not washing my face before bed...I know, it's a travesty, but seriously it's causing some major skin irritations and it has to stop, like now.  So this month I vow to wash my face twice a day, NO MATTER WHAT!

- Get 10 things done on my to-do list, including a few that have been on there for a while.

- Make a definite decision about the shop.

- Practice photography, learn how to use one new function on my camera.

- Work on at least one craft project.

- Learn new German words

- Complete one furniture refinishing project.

- Start to collect ideas and samples for bathroom renovation, work on having the bathroom renovation started and/or completed by the end of March.

- Bake/cook 3 things on my food list.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Making Decisions....

I have been contemplating a lot of things recently, one of which is whether or not I should keep my Kopah shop open. The truth is, soap making is beginning to feel like work to me. As much as I hate to admit it, it’s true. I am at the point where I don’t even know if I want to continue making it for my self and my family.

This could be just a phase, a reaction to my new, increasingly busy schedule focused around blogging, which is leaving little, if any time for soap making. I’m hesitant to make any rash decisions because I’m not 100% sure how I feel, but it is something that has been bouncing around in my head for quite some time. Mike and I have a project in the works that I would really prefer to put my focus into, in addition to my blogging which has quickly become a true passion and creative outlet for me.

That being said, I am also considering shutting down this blog to put my focus into The Design Boards and other endeavors. This blog has always been attached to my Kopah shop and I’m not sure if it makes sense to keep it open if the shop closes and I don’t blog here nearly as much as I would like. I am really looking for more of a personal outlet where I can post periodically about my life, my crafting, gardening, cooking etc., stuff that doesn’t really make sense to blog about over at TDB. So, if I do decide to close my shop, this blog would most likely move to a new link (not attached to Kopah) where the focus would be on my personal life.

Anyway, that's what I've got going on right now...what's new with you guys?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wedding Details

If you are interested in reading about the details of my wedding please hop over to The Design Boards for Part One and Two.  Enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

I finally sucked it up and purchased some polaroid film, oh so expensive, and very much expired. I did some research on this prior to buying it and apparently, expired film, as long as it isn't you know, from the 1970's, can actually give the photos a really cool effect. We'll see...if they come out anything like these photos, I will be ecstatic. I can't wait to get started...