I am very sorry.
Thank you. Thank you, your consolation means everything to me in these sad times.
DIY Basic Illustrated Guide: How to Use Herbs from Illustrated Bites here. Go to the link for more illustrations on how to use and prepare herbs. Love this site.
Also I broke a plate because I wanted to lick it.
this is what days of I have no creative abilities look like.
reorganizing, cleaning jars, blah blah
Not going to lie, I would love to have the money to set up an esty shop and do that.
Okay. Here’s the thing. Multiple things.
I’m able to get by on the graces of kind parents, from whose house I am not leaving until I am able to support myself without issue - or until they move in a few months, at which time I will have no financial support. So yeah, I generally don’t have to pay for much, which is amazing. I love them, they are awesome. I’m also very fortunate that I have a boyfriend and best friend who have both donated to the cause of my Etsy shop, but neither of their contributions were absolutely necessary (but super super super awesome, and I am very very grateful. They are the only reason I have crystals). But I have no tangible, personal income, and there is no way in hell that any of these people can actually support me, even were I to ever ask them to.
I have no job. I have been trying to get a job for several months now, but I live in an area inundated with college students all looking for jobs, and the job market is the suckiest right now.
I do not have money. Okay, sure, I have about $100 in my bank account, and maybe $30 in my wallet. None of which will pay for jacksquat when my parents move, none of which will help me at all in living on my own.
So while I am applying to infinite jobs after having gotten a degree in graphic design that has thus far proven worthless, I am doing what the hell ever I possibly can do to make money, and all of it is slow going and not bringing in a lot of income. Hence the $130.
Almost the absolute entirety of those supplies you see? Stuff I’ve had for a decade and a half. Supplies and jewelry other people have had and gave to me because they haven’t done anything with it by now. Old jewelry I’ve disassembled. Thrift store finds from my boyfriend’s mom. Copper staples out of a cardboard box. You would be amazed at the sheer amount of beads, cord, and weird hardware that people have lying around. My mom just handed me some cute, wood beads today that were in her sewing kit, and she has zero recollection as to their why or where. Now they’re mine!
Yeah, each Etsy listing costs $.20, but every time I sell something on Etsy, that covers the cost of several listings. And believe me,
I work my butt off to promote my Etsy and get my stuff out there, just for the chance that I will sell one item and make a couple dollars. I utilize and improve my social media marketing every moment I’m not looking for a job. Do you think I am on tumblr and pinterest and twitter and yada yada yada for fun? I’m really not. This is hard work if you want to do it properly. Hard from finding the money to buy chain (pretty much my only expenditure, plus headpins and earring hooks) to promoting myself to actually selling anything.
Yes. I’m lucky that I currently have a roof and food freely given to me, but I am doing all of this and going so hard at it because soon I will have neither. And after all of this, I still don’t have money. I too have necessities I have to pay for, even if they aren’t grocery and electricity bills. But at least every two months or so, I get a few dollars from Etsy, and that keeps being my saving grace.
SOME DAYS YOU CANNOT CREATE ANYTHING
AND THAT IS OKAY
Brodie wanted colors, Brodie got colors
another installment of: why not to be friends with me
Festival season is here and Lunar Nymphs Boutique is doing a giveaway!
I will be giving away one of my beautiful bras listed on my etsy:
Winner will get to choose whichever bra they like and I will create it in their size ❀ Each of my bras comes with straps, can be made as a push up, double push (may vary), or no push up at all.
1. Size 32A - 36DD is the most common sizes I can find. Size 32C is not sold at the places I get my bras from. If you do win and you are a size 32C, I can do a bra size equivalent or you can send me a bra to decorate. As for smaller or bigger sizes you will have to mail me a bra. Please keep this in mind if you do wish to enter the giveaway.
2. In order to enter you must live in the United States, 18+
3. Reblog this post to be entered. Reblog ONCE a day. Please do not spam your followers. Likes do not count. Also, do not use giveaway or sideblogs, be fair!
4. You do not have to be following me.
5. I will be using a random number generator to pick the winner, so it will be completely fair. (http://www.random.org/)
6. If you do not follow the rules/guidelines and happen to be chosen I will have to disqualify you and pick another winner using the generator.
Giveaway ends Monday April 28th 12:00 AM (PDT)