Thursday, December 23, 2010

Well, apparently that old saying is true... just can't please everyone.

I just dealt with my first unhappy customer and it's hitting me hard. I have to admit I got upset and emotional at certain points, which I shouldn't have done, but it's difficult. I put a lot of myself into my work, even if it is just soap.

Fellow sellers, how do you deal with this? I'm looking for helpful hints because I'm struggling with it. I know I have many happy customers, many who come back again, so I know I shouldn't let one really displeased person get me down, but it is. It got sort of personal, sad to say, and it's getting to me.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Blessed be.

I know it's been ages since I've posted. Some of you may not even recall you follow this blog and wonder who the heck is showing up randomly in your feed. I'm still here, I just fail at using this and Twitter for sure.

However, I need to share something. My faith in humanity has slightly been restored thanks to a lovely lady and her blog. You may have seen something on Facebook about this as the link to her blog has been getting passed around (which is how I found out about it). It's The Blogess. She's done an amazing thing...networked those in need with those who can help. Complete strangers, giving during the time of year that is increasingly being known for it's selfishness and animosity (remember the guy who got trampled to death by holiday shoppers in Wal-Mart?).

Things have been really rough for me and my family, in ways I don't really feel comfortable talking about most of the time. Partially due to the fact that I hate to dwell on these things because frankly they just depress me. The other part is that I hate, absolutely HATE, to ask for help. It's a position I find myself in more and more and it's one that never gets less uncomfortable.

So when lovely people immediately contacted me to offer help, or bought things from my shops in response to my story, I was overwhelmed. I still get misty-eyed thinking about it.

So, just a few days prior to Yule, I may get my holiday wish after all. Which, honestly, was keeping my heat on and feeding myself and my pets.

Happy Holidays everyone, regardless of what you choose to celebrate, and know that there are indeed still good people in this world who celebrate this season of giving the way it was meant to be celebrated.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Holy neglect Batman!

Wow, I have failed miserably at keeping up with this blog. Did anyone miss me? I guess I just find it easier and more time-effective to use my Facebook fan page these days, especially since there is so much chaos in my personal life right now.

However, I am happy to say that I finally made a Treasury on Etsy. I've been a seller there for almost 2 years now, and I just never got around to it.

I am pleased to present: In Hearts and Minds

Please click on the link and take a peek! It showcases some of my incredibly talented friends. :)