Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The 29 Gifts Challenge is going well but I don't have a story to share...yet. I will say that there have been a couple days where I suddenly think oh-oh, I haven't given a gift today. It says on the 29 Gifts website that if this happens you should sit back and think about events that happened during your day and chances are you've given something you didn't think of as a gift, but it was still GIVING. And I did stop and think about other things I have given that I didn't necessarily count. Like caring for my grandchildren while their parents work or feeding the neighbors pet rabbit when they're gone for the weekend. Doing special things for my husband or children. The challenge really makes you stop and think about things like that.

I decided to open an Etsy store. Seems many of my beadmaking and other artist friends are doing the same and also vowing to "Buy Handmade". Anyway, I look forward to the added exposure. The purse pendant pictured above was my very first sale, (thanks J.).

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I Took The Challenge.....

I found a really great website during my usual internet cruise with morning coffee routine. I usually poke around, looking for new inspiration and visit my regular bloggers. Well, this morning I ended up at a site called "29 Gifts Challenge". Give one thing away each day for 29 days. This is an online community to share your stories about how it impacts your life to focus on giving. Be sure to look down in the bottom right hand corner of the home page for the video link that the creator, Cami Walker, put together. The video explains how this whole concept began. What a great idea! I started my challenge today. I'll let you know how it goes. I intend to get my husband involved also. This is going to be fun!