Monday, December 9, 2013

Finals Week

Its that time of year again! The last week of the semester and no sleep for all of the college students. As I spend my last few days of the semester cramming away and typing my fingers off writing papers I have a few things I've learned this semester I would like to share with you. 

This is what Eli thinks we should do instead of study for finals. 
  1. I will always always always be a procrastinator, it doesn't matter how many times I try to get myself to start early enough.
  2. I work best under pressure, I have three papers due tomorrow and only one that is 90% finished and I still am procrastinating by writing this post. 
  3. I have the best professors around. Seriously, I absolutely love my professors in my college. I go to a huge University but they know my name, what I want to do, and they talk to me like an adult. 
  4. It doesn't matter what your responsibilities are, getting the assignment done is the only option. Many a nights this semester I have pulled all-nighters to finish a paper and then gone to work all day. 
  5. College isn't what a lot of people think it's going to be like. I don't go to parties, I work 30-40 hours a week and I'm a full time student taking 15 hours. I pay all of my own bills and I'm responsible completely for myself. I've been on my own since I turned 18 and moved out of my momma's house. I'm not some sorority girl who lives off her parents and gets whatever she wants. 
  6. Sometimes you have to buy school supplies and books instead of eating. Unfortunately, this happens because of number 5. I love my job and my employers but I barely make enough to get by and they think because I'm young it's okay to pay me less. 
  7. Just because I'm young doesn't mean I don't deserve respect for the amount of work I do. Quite frankly, I work my tail off. I am always exhausted, I work two jobs plus go to school and I still manage to live. Just because I'm young doesn't mean I don't know how to work or that my job isn't important. 
  8. I wouldn't survive without Jarr and Eli. Coming home to them everyday makes my day worth whatever I've had to deal with. Jarr gives me continuous and unfailing support while Eli will snuggle with me and make me feel loved. 
  9. I love my major more and more every day. I truly have found something I love to learn about and have a passion for. 
  10. I drank a whole gallon of sweet tea by myself yesterday to stay awake! Yikes! I was a ball of sugar yesterday but I did almost my entire book review and I made dinner!

Last night Eli wanted to help me finish my paper at about 2 a.m. 

Its finals week so all bets are off. What have you learned about yourself this past fall? 


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Honey Festival

Today we are going to a craft show in my hometown and having a booth! If you live around central Oklahoma come and check out our booth, Sister Act 3. We will be at the festival from 9-4 today and there are many other events going on in the town. We are one of the 90 vender booths along with Santa coming by today. Around town there is a tractor pull, honey bake off, quilt show, hay rides, and a tour of the honey plant. 

We would love to see you today! It's a little cold here with the snow but we have all driven from far away and the roads are clear and safe! There is a pancake breakfast at the Methodist church as well as food vendors set up around town! 


I'm linking up at these parties!

Friday, December 6, 2013

New Adventure

Over the last 6 months I have started a new business venture with my mom and aunt. We are going to different craft shows and rodeos selling jewelry, purses, belts, hats, scarves, and my hand made home decor. We have been quite successful at this new little business venture and are having a wonderful time doing it. I always dreamed of selling some of my decor that I've been making for my own home for years. I never thought that my mom and aunt would get in on the action with me though. 

One of my cross pieces. 

This has been a great adventure for us and I'm so glad that we have decided to do this together. I am hoping that maybe someday I could open up my own boutique and try to make this a real career. All these years of college education and almost finishing with my degree and now I decide I want to do this. I guess I should squeeze a few business classes in these last 2 semesters so I have some idea of what I'm doing. 

A faith sign and cross. 

Any advice you lovely ladies have would be greatly appreciated! We are brand new and trying to make things work. It's amazing how helpful people are in these situations! We have had so many amazing people come and help us figure everything out! 

Have a wonderful day ladies!