My couch to 5k… well, hopefully at least 1k today.

Today is the day I begin my running regime – “Couch to 5k.”  No excuses… I just paid a lot of money for some running shoes, so I’d better do something. I haven’t run in 15 years though.  I usually only get on the treadmill and walk REALLY fast…or get on the eliptical for 30-45 mins.  I’m on a mission to get in better shape, lose weight and live longer for my children.  I keep starting and stopping, hoping for some magic to happen and all of a sudden the urge for eating junk food goes away; however, I am a realist.  I know that the only way for my diet to change is for me to change my diet. LOL

Anyway,  I’ve posted more jewelry in Etsy, created more jewelry, accepted more requests and actually sold three more cancer awareness bracelets- in ONE day.  I need to complete my goals for 2015 and I’m well on my way.

 
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(Gosh…are my ankles really that big?)

My First Blog

IMG_20141211_131055So I’m sitting here trying to figure out how this whole “blogging” thing works.  There are so many things to learn, so I guess I’d better delve right on in and figure it out as I go along.

My company, Lavender Fields Creations, LLC  was started in November, 2014.  I began creating jewelry – mostly bracelets – but I never sold anything.  I used to give away everything I made.  My husband noticed last year that my interest in making jewelry had increased.  I was now making earrings, necklaces and even keychains.  So, he suggested that I get online and sell my wares.

I began by trying to sell items on Facebook, but then realized it was too difficult to keep track of everything people were requesting because the posts would show up so randomly.  I then decided to start my Etsy page, which has been somewhat successful.  The only draw back is that customers have to sign up for an account in order to purchase something and most people are uninterested in doing that, unless of course, they are your closest friends and family.

So here I am on WordPress, with my own dot com, hoping to draw additional interest to my jewelry.  In addition to jewelry posts, I will occasionally post poetry that I’ve written over the years.  (I love the art!)

Feel free to browse my page and just let me know what you think. I thank you in advance for your interest!

Sonja