22 February 2010

b&b workshop news




hello monday.
i have so much to tell..

01. first and foremost, i am extremely excited about this little workshop i'm doing right here, beginning next week. i've gathered your questions and requests about topics you'd like to discuss and will start chipping the iceberg with my week full of posts. i'll be giving you my insights on building a small business, starting out and being brave, blogging with the heart and so on. i'll give you my ideas on time management and tips on spring cleaning your workspace. i've asked a bunch of favorites to join me and give their incredible advice as well!

you are all welcome to participate, no secret codes required. if you're a regular reader, you won't miss out. i plan on creating a coordinating workbook featuring all of my notes, blog posts, ideas and more for you to print out, jot in and begin your own blogging & business binder. the workbook pdf download will be available in the mini mart soon after the workshop. posting will be light this week as i'm wrapping up with odds and ends.

02. my parents visited this weekend while dan was away on business. they brought the sunshine to town. what fun we had hanging out together, chatting and watching benj do all his charms and tricks for them. i love that he's old enough now to recognize them and be so delighted when they walk through the door. grandparents are magic.

03. thanks for the fun questions over on formspring. the experiment is going well and i really love the array of questions that pop up.

04. after chatting with my mom (the organization/label queen), developing some ideas for the workshop and reading oprah's march issue i realized i better start spring cleaning for reals. saturday evening i opened my craft closet with the eyes of a drill sergeant. i pulled out everything and started sorting. this was no small feat. around midnight i looked at my front room that held the contents of my craft closet and wondered how in the world i was going to get all the guts back inside and in an orderly fashion. if i didn't have a toddler, i would've fallen asleep right then and there. but i pushed forward putting each item into its place, complete with labels. by two-thirty in the morning, mission completed. it looks so much better! and i unearthed some great treasures and came to the realization i don't need to buy anymore envelopes ever. my craft closet has been completely emptied and refilled. and its organized beauty makes me want to weep. will be giving you the grand reveal next week.

05. will be updating my shop with note cards soon. have a good week.

31 comments:

Miss Mary said...

Hello! I am not sure how I came upon your blog, but it has quickly become one of my favorites. I have you linked in my sidebar now! Also, I am so very excited for all the great tips you will have next week in your workshop. Looking forward to it!

Have a happy day!

Sarah N said...

so THAT'S how you manage to do it -- midnight mania! :) can't wait til the pregnancy exhaustion and newborn non-sleep wears off in the fall so i can join you at team 'productive-at-midnight'!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I can't wait for the workshop! What a great idea.

PS you got me addicted to formspring

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

thank you so much, what a fabulous and generous idea! I won't miss it

Cassie said...

How exciting - I am looking forward to the arrival of March even more now. And I cannot wait to this your organised craft closet.
Thank you answering my question about your favourite desk item on formspring too.

xx

Abby said...

I would love to see before and after pictures of your craft closet. Did you take any? Can't wait for your workshop. I am SO SO SO excited for your wisdom!

Christine said...

I can't wait! :)

Erin said...

This sounds wonderful, Marta! I will definitely be tuning in each day for all your words of wisdom.

I'm beginning a big spring-clean-out this week, too. I can't wait to feel like my home (and life) are less cluttered.

Oh, and I'm glad you had such a great weekend!

Marisa@make*happy said...

I'm so excited!! I was just thinking about this yesterday. Thanks, Marta!

leni said...

looking forward to hearing the much needed advice!

Simple Ink said...

Excited for b&b week! Such a great idea!

lucinda said...

looking forward to it. i plan on participating while the bean sleeps.


xoxo

Melissa A. @ Design Delights said...

Oh, I'm so sorry I'm going to miss the daily read. I was so looking forward to this. I'll be in Israel, but I'll be making time for sure when I get back to sit down and read. So glad you are making the notes available too.

joy said...

what amazing, genuine energy you have already put into this project! can't wait to see how the week goes...i'm all ears and eyes. hope you have a great week too.

Amelia Irene said...

Looking forward to the workshop. Thanks for hosting and sharing your information!

Sara said...

I can't wait for your workshop! I recently started my own blog and am trying to create posts that are interesting and fun and true to myself. I admire your work and am very interested in learning from your experience.

I've been cleaning/organizing my scrap space too! Must be in the air. :)

jessica said...

Yay! I can't wait to read every bit of this!

sonya audrey said...

I am SO excited for this Marta! :)

jen byard said...

Can't wait to hear your ideas! I love the creativity part of running a small business but sometimes get bogged down in the details...

Jesska said...

ooo how fun and interesting! I'll be tuned in =)

Vanessa Rae said...

Marta, thank yo so much for sharing this awesome opportunity! I checkin with you every day and I look forward to the goodies in store! You're such a natural at this blogging craft and I looking froward to your tips and insights. Thanks again!

Kate said...

I need help with organization! looking forward to it! I also have a craft closet that needs immediate help!

ALFIE said...

so exciting, marta! can't wait :)

swell.life said...

i am so in. can't wait to hear your advice+inspiration. thanks for pulling this together!

i should really get on formspring to ask this...but for now, i am curious if you could also share (in your workshop) a little insight into how you round up such great giveaways. do you seek out the etsy crafters? if so, what is your process? or do they come to you?

Mikaela said...

I can't wait for the workshop! :)

Christen Krumm said...

i do believe i can not wait for this workshop! so excited!

xoxo,
christen

summer said...

yay yay yay!

ps. and a craft closet makeover, too? i live for organizing/beautifying projects like this! so much in the works.. so much i can't wait to see!

marisa said...

i'm really looking forward to this series next week!

and thanks for your kind comment on my blog. i really appreciated it.

Steven & Becky Heumann said...

You are linked from my cousins blog and I'm so glad because my computer crashed and I couldn't find you again...Also SO excited about your workshop! I started a website (www.mediocremom.com) and I would love ideas on how to get more readers. :) Oh, and I was in your old house the other day and it brought back memories of watching Oprah and talking about boys.

kanishk said...

I can't wait for the workshop! What a great idea.

Work from home India

sheena said...

I am SO excited!!!

ps. when do you rest??

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