Friday, January 31, 2014

Embroidery on the Launchpad!

I have been working hard all week!  After the blogathon ended, I had so many things I wanted to do!  The big thing that I have been working on all week is totally revamping my website.  My husband created a website for me several years ago to showcase my mom's embroidery and other items she had made.  Then he added in my crochet items and finally linked the page to my photography website that I built.  He knows HTML and I don't, so I let him do it.  But, I knew the site needed updating now that we have an Etsy shop, new items, and I just wanted to put my own touches on it!  I appreciate the work he put into it, but, let's face it, he's a man.  I wanted the site to be pretty and creative!  So, I have been working all week on creating a hub page that will link to all our social media: Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and this blog, as well as linking to my photography website, a site for embroidery and crochet, and to my book on Amazon.  The hub page didn't take long, but the website for embroidery and crochet has taken hours every day.  I will be unveiling it in the next couple of days!  For now, here's a sneak preview:

Monday, January 27, 2014

BBB Wrap Up!

I am finishing up with the Biannual Blogathon Bash.  It's been a long three days!  I went into this not knowing much about blogging.  I thought I did, but man, was I wrong!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

Crocheting for My Etsy Shop


Items that appear in my Etsy shop, RobinsNestAndBeyond:


So, what can you do with a big ball of yarn and a crochet hook?  A lot, actually!

BBB: Biannual Blogathon Bash Weekend Kickoff post

BBB.  No, it's not the Better Business Bureau, although it is a way to make your business better.  It's Biannual Blogathon Bash and this will be the first time that I am participating.  Though, I have been blogging on my personal blog since 2008, I just started this blog to tie in all my business ventures together.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My Writing


Next topic to tackle is my writing.

I have always loved to write and have been coming up with short stories and poems since I was in elementary school.  The first such that I recall was when my great-grandpa died and I wrote a poem for my great-grandma that we gave to her when my mom allowed me to miss school so she and I could drive from Kansas to Oklahoma to attend the funeral.  I was deemed old enough for my first funeral and my dad stayed behind with my younger brother.  I remember mom being especially touched and proud of the poem I wrote.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Directions of My Photography Business

When I had to quit my job with Mom365 (a company that provides newborn hospital portraits) to stay at home with my son who has a variety of special needs and was expelled from summer school, I decided to focus more on my photography business.  It had been my dream job and I hoped that I would be able to go back to it, but I wasn't holding my breath.

The Beginning

First post on my new blog.  Hmmm...how to start this...

The whole point of this blog is to tie together all my ventures in one spot.  I have a photography business (Robin's Nest Photography), an Etsy shop (RobinsNestAndBeyond), one book self-published on Amazon (so far), and a website that branches off to my other websites and also features my mother's embroidery.  I envision sharing my projects with you, musing through my projects, posting crochet patterns, and documenting my progress.  I hope you will follow me on this journey!