new day, new week


I've completed the first week of my new schedule and for the most part, I've stuck pretty close to it. Still trying to juggle things like replying to emails and still getting in that eight-hour work day. It's hard, let me tell you. I keep switching things around. I thought I could reply to emails after work, but I'm finding I'm too tired to think after work and thus it's very hard to concentrate. Most of the emails I get are from people wanting an estimate on a dress, or asking me for advice on a particular style. So it takes some brain storming and after sewing for eight hours, my brain is pretty much fried. I'm sure with time I will get used to this strict schedule I've given myself. I'm only on the second week and I'm beginning to drag my feet. Oh, boy...

My new favorite tea is Black Cherry Pomegranate. I was over at my friend Jared's house a few weeks ago and that's when I discovered my love for pomegranate tea. His version was an herbal tea, but I couldn't find that in the stores. This version is better anyway, because it has caffeine in it! And we all know how much I love caffeine....... For some reason right now I am obsessed with this beautiful fruit. I love the scent, the flavor and its deep red color. Burt's Bees even has some pomegranate shampoo/conditioner. Must try. The lip balm they have is fabulous as well.

earrings on old button card

The other day I was thinking how I could use all the old button cards I have. I hate to throw them away. They have so much character and charm. So I thought about using them for the earrings I've been making. These I gave to my friend Laura as a late Christmas present. I should have used pen + ink to inscribe her name on the card, but I didn't think about it until it was too late. Oh, well. I'm still thinking of ways to perfect how I attach the earrings to the card. If you have any ideas for me, I'd love to hear them!

friday night

This is what my friends and I do on the weekend. Goof off.

Alrighty, back to that schedule of mine. I may post some inspirational flickr images later today or this evening. I've happened upon quite a few these days.


  1. You can do it!

    maybe you need to take more breaks? I know we have (in my office) a mandated work day with a half hour lunch and two fifteen minute breaks. Set a timer and take a break?

  2. Anna, those earrings are so cute and look adorable on the old button card! You need to sell those on Etsy!

    Ugh, we only get 10 minute breaks at my work! Ha! Yes, the ladies always take their egg timer with them, too. It's a little (extremely) annoying to me! Heh.

  3. Seriously whoever was wearing that Icelandic sweater I am in love!!

  4. hello anna,

    oh that black cherry pomegranate tea sounds like a dream!!!

    nice to meet you, i´m jo.