Saturday, December 20, 2014

Quick post ....

Because (a) I only got to visit 25 of the Deja-Vu participants yesterday so need to work through some more and (b) So looking forward to tomorrow, have the whole tribe here. Before that just need to prepare the food; clean the house; wrap their 9 lots of stocking presents (cos Santa's busy ); watch Ben at a football match; finish 8 pairs of shoes; pick up Kerrie from the airport; prepare tea.......you get the picture! Ooo, picture :) .....

Friday, December 19, 2014

Deja Vu Blogfest

Love this idea :) The day of the do-over! It's easy to miss a super post - I managed to miss one from a fellow blogger announcing she had got married! - when life gets in the way.

My do-over has got to the be the blog post on our vow renewal ceremony and you can find it HERE!!!

Once you've had a read of mine, and enjoyed all the fab photos, then click on the image below and it'll take you to the linky-list of everyone else taking part. Enjoy!
http://www.dlhammons.com/2014/10/the-deja-vu-blogfest-2014.html

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dancing Groot!!

Following on from my post the other day about Ella's Christmas list, one of her requests was a dancing something!

Alex , known as a real-life superhero helping so many bloggers/writers, can also now be known as a helper for mums with the children's pressies! Following up his suggestion of a dancing Groot I found this!! Yay I thought!.......
.....Only it's not being released till next spring :( Do you think, knowing Ella, she'll accept an IOU :)

But then I found this one, so looks like she will have two dancing Groots in the end :)

Deja Vu Do-Over Reminder :)

This Friday folks :) All about it on this old post of mine ;)

Wow record short post!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ella's Santa List

Most regulars know our Ella has special needs (was told at a review recently that she's considered 'severe' which has come as a blow and still getting my head around). I asked her what she would like Father Christmas to bring and this is her list ....... it's what all lists should be made of, she makes my heart melt!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Catch Up No. 1!

Going to be lots of these! Today I'll focus on my shoes which is generally positive.

I have 1-2 orders a week starting to come in, which I'm happy with for now. After Christmas I hope to book one wedding fair a month from January to June as I think they'll be good events to find customers.

I have started to contact all the local schools regarding proms.

In our local town there's a pop-up craft market, and I have booked a table until April. It's 6 days a week, and I just need to go in periodically to tidy the display, leave business cards and order forms. It's only £20 a week and definitely worth it as already had some orders.

At a recent fair I was approached by another supplier, who deals in dresses, and asked it I'd like to have my shoes on their website! After a big 'eeek!' and a bit of negotiations, it's all going ahead.

I was interviewed here by Paula Buenos Aires which was such a compliment :)

My website is here 

If you're a facebook fan the page is Suzannes Emporium UK here :)

Finishing with a couple of my favourite shoes. Getting back into blogging so be prepared for a lot of catch up posts!








Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Insecure Writer's Support Group

It's the first Wednesday of the month so must be Insecure Writer's Support Group - click on the link and join the Blog Hop!

This is the blurb .....To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time. Let’s rock the neurotic writing world! Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG



Me? Well I didn't get as much written as I had hoped during NaNo, but I got so much else done! And to be honest, I think a big reason for that is that I stepped back from blogging, facebook etc for the month. I missed keeping up with my regular bloggers, but have to say, was lovely to see so many things ticked off my to-do list!

So my advice this month would be step away from the internet, or just reduce the time each day :) For December I plan to catch up on what everyone's up to, but with the aid of a timer to stop me sinking back into bad habits!