Thursday, September 15, 2011

hello there...

For the stinky Carolina fans in Columbia.  ;)

I'm not sure where to start.  I'm still around.  I've now been off my foot for 6 weeks.  I'm staying in my dad's room, staring at his clothes in the closet and his boxes of golfballs on his dresser, which makes me miss him so much.  I'm being taken care of by my mom which I appreciate, but you never know what you are going to get with her.  And in 6 weeks she's had plenty of ups and downs which is so hard to watch.  I was fired from my job by a certified letter with no warning.  My cat in Charleston must have thought I was never coming back so he ran away about a month ago.  I haven't gotten a short term disability check or an unemployment check yet, which means I haven't had any money since the last week in July.  And I had my first physical therapy appointment today and found out that my foot isn't healed up enough to walk yet and I will be in this air cast for another 5 weeks.

With all of this said, I totally get that it's not the end of the world.  Everything will work itself out.  But I'm still in a bad mood.  And as for blogging, I figured I would spare you and not bitch and moan on here!  I'm not one to sugar coat it.  At all.  ;)

In order to make some money to pay medical bills, etc AND in an effort to do something crafty and lift my spirits, I've been making Fall and Halloween wreaths.  Thankfully, mom has fronted the cash for this project.  They aren't anything too original as I've gotten the ideas from Pinterest and Etsy but they're fun to make and I'm just selling them at my brother's store.  More pics to come soon.

**One other thing, I want to open another Etsy store where I can sell anything I make.  I can't commit to any one thing because I get bored easily.  I want to be able to sell my jewelry, maybe some wreaths and then whatever I'm in the mood for next....mason jar snow globes perhaps??  I would rather not open a million different shops.  Do you think this would work?  I am HORRIBLE at coming up with names.  For example - my jewelry shop is "It's Simply You" and my blog used to be "Simply Collins".  Anyone have any ideas to send my way??

Will catch up on your blogs soon!!  xoxo


  1. So sorry to hear about all your bad luck! The wreaths look great though. I love when I find an Etsy shop that has a little bit of everything so I think that's a good idea!

  2. Hello, I am so very sorry about your job,,so many are hurting regarding jobs, money, debt, I DO feel your pain. Somehow, knowing that we are all feeling this in one way or another brings some weird comfort. I hope you feel better soon and can get independent again.
    I think you might want to consider included something "southern" in your Esty title. Everyone loves the charm of the south. "simply southern", "simple and southern"
    Take care of your self.

  3. Dang, girlie...I don't envy your situation at all. I really hope things start to look up. And I think a shop that you could sell whatever you wanted to is a great idea. As for names...well, what I come up with is usually completely random, but I like Mia's idea of including something referencing the south is a good idea. :) Take care. xoxo

  4. aw im sorry :( but the wreaths are SO cute! good job.

  5. I can't find any other words to say, but I'm sorry or all that you have been through. I know how much you loved working with the animals. I hope your cat found another home and I pray your foot will heal fast.

    How about calling your store, Simply bits and pieces? I think it would be fun to at least have "simply" in your name it seems to be a theme and trademark for you. :) Sending you big hugs. xo


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