Crafty Meggy

enjoying life while crafting and organizing

I’ve Moved …. Again!

I know, I know, you’re sick of me changing my blog address. I’m getting tired of it too, believe me, it’s not free! LOL Anyway, I finally bit the bullet and now I have a brand spanking new self hosted website/blog! YAY!! I’ve been wanting to do this for a looong time, but I just couldn’t justify spending the money. Then, the hubs pointed out that a host company was having an AWESOME sale so we did it!

Now you can find me and all my fun projects over at the new and almost improved Crafty Meggy blog! It’s just craftymeggy.com now. No wordpress allowed in the address bar from now on! Yay!

Can you tell I’m excited?! Hehe. I have been working my tail off most of today (Friday) and will continue over the weekend and the coming weeks to make everything work right on the new blog. I ask that you please be patient and bear with me as I try to fix it all up. I’m trying to get all of you wonderful followers transfered over to the new sit so you don’t have to do anything. I’m crossing my fingers that it all goes well!

Thank you so much for being such wonderful readers and followers! I really look forward to your comments! Please come visit me over at my new blog!

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A Little Honesty and Unplugging

A good blogging friend of mine, Amy from One Artsy Mama, wrote up a post about a game she and her husband made up called the “honestly game”. Go on over to her blog and read about it! I LOVE the idea!

Soooo…. today we’re going to play the honestly game.

Honestly, I’ve known for a long time that I’ve been neglecting my family and house responsibilities because of my crafty blog and all the crafting and fun stuff I’ve been wanting to do over the last 8 months or more. I kept telling myself that once I got my 30 sewing projects done before my 30th birthday everything would go back to normal. The only thing is that, this new way of doing things by neglecting everything, WAS the new NORMAL. How do you go back to the old way if you can’t really remember it?

It’s hard for me to balance both blogging/crafting and being the mom/wife at the same time so I am going to focus on my family in the coming weeks and getting back to life as usual. It’s really hard being a blogger. I first did it for fun and it has kind of turned into something more. I still really enjoy sharing all the crafty things I do, but I also feel like I HAVE to blog and if I don’t then I’ve failed. So, I’m going to work on enjoying blogging again as well during this little break. I’m hoping to come back in mid-June full force. I might pop in every once in a while to update you on something. I DO have to give you a bathroom reveal post…. I’ve been putting that one off for WAY too long!!

So, I won’t be totally gone, just a little. I have some fun stuff up my sleeves for when I get back, like a sew-along, which I’m totally excited about!! And I also have some amazing guest bloggers that will pop up in the next couple of weeks too, so look forward to that!

Oh, and honestly, I know that I blog every Monday about my organizing plans for the week, but the last month or so, I haven’t been getting it all accomplished. I’m lucky if I get one thing from my list accomplished! My organizing and cleaning mojo has gone out the window!! I hope that by not holding myself to such high expectations every day I will be able to get back on track with it all!

Now it’s your turn to be honest! Tell us something you’ve been afraid to say. I’ve been putting this off for way too long. My family is REALLY what matters!

I hope you’ll keep coming back and that I won’t lose you completely! You can subscribe to my RSS feed so you’ll know when I do put up a new post. I really appreciate all the nice and wonderful comments you leave! It honestly makes my day!! Thank you so much for helping my blog grow!

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Blog Mentoring Program Reflection

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I told you back in January that I signed up for a blog mentoring program. We started mid January and it has been so GREAT! Amy, from One Artsy Mama, is an awesome teacher and mentor. I’m having a lot of fun getting to know and learning from the other women in the class, too. Here’s a list of the ladies participating. They’re all wonderful and amazing bloggers! Go check them out! 🙂

Christina Leaman – The Scrappy Housewife

Eva Scott – Tales of the Scotts

Tawna Thompson – Hooked with Love

Lesa Nixon – Mom’s Bulletin Board

Andrea Hiltbrunner – DreAm**heArt**sMart**ArT

Dianna Leonard – Craft a Spell

Emily Moye – A Tossed Salad Life

DeDe Bailey – Designed Decor

Sarah Tackett – Sarah SaturDIY

Nancy Bandzuch – Small Things

Jenny Spencer – Ignite Learning LLC

Sarah Felder – Bentoriffic

Susan Santoro – Organized 31

Lynn Nash – How the Sun Rose

Jess Behlmann – Poverty Barn

Kallee Anne Twiner – Creative Southern Home

Tamara – Etcetorize

Deb Heffner and Capi Cohen – Chosen sisters

So, we just finished up our 7th week in the program. There are 12 weeks total and I am looking forward to the coming weeks and the lessons I will learn. We’ve already covered photography, finding my blogging voice, and cleaning up our blogs, just to name a few of the lessons. I think the most helpful lesson so far has been cleaning up my blog and setting goals. I’ve been meaning to write out my goals for the blog, but just have never sat down to do it. This program has MADE me do things that I probably never would’ve done, if it weren’t for Amy and her guidance! 🙂

I’ve made short term goals and long term goals over 6 months, by 2014 and by 2020. It’s wierd to think about that far in the future, but I’ve accomplished all 3 of my short term goals and it makes the future ones seem more real and doable. I can’t wait to cross them all off my list! 🙂

One of the short term goals I’ve accomplished is gaining sponsors. I am in the process of doing a sponsored post for Expressions Vinyl, my favorite company to buy vinyl from. They’re actually located on the other side of town! It’s nice to have a big crafty business in my own town. The Ribbon Retreat is next on my list to contact. They are located one town over, only about 15 minutes away. I would LOVE to work with them! they have the cutest fabric!

The next goal I’m working on crossing off is hosting a giveaway. I’m working on it right now and hope to bring it to you this month sometime. I am co-hosting a giveaway for One Artsy Mama to celebrate her blogiversary so stay tuned for more info about that coming this week!

I’m really glad I signed up for the program. Amy has a facebook group set up for us and being able to talk with the other ladies and get everyone’s advice as well as Amy’s has been really helpful! I really like how we build each other up and help out. If Amy does this program again in the future I would really recommend you take it!

Thanks for your support and guidance Amy! And the rest of you wonderful ladies that are learning along with me!

Tales of the Scotts

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