December Goals

Here are some are some of my goals for the month of December. November wasn’t that successful for goals that I had in mind so I am hoping that December will be better.

No spend

Well last month for November did not work out, We didn’t really stick to it at all. I’m a bit disappointed by this. So for the month of December, I’m hoping to do better and have a no spend month on unneeded items.


I had everything planned out but didn’t stick to it. Why, I don’t know. Life. By the time I get home from work, I’m tired and hungry. I make my dinner, hop in my bed and turn on my heating blanket to watch my YouTube videos. This month I’m going to try to work on blog post while watching my YouTube videos , hopefully this helps me stay on track.


Honestly I haven’t really created much of anything in awhile. I have a few ideas but it’s just a matter of sitting down and starting.


I haven’t played around with eyeshadow looks much in November, even though I got the Jacklyn Hill palette and the Boss Mood palette from Morphe. Those puppies are like butter. I think there was only one or two shades that haven’t really impressed me so far.

Daily Journaling

I really should get back into doing my planning/daily journaling, I was doing so well until the last few months I got out of the habit. Lately I’ve been feeling unorganized because of this. So I’m taking this as a sign to start back up.

Shop Update

For 2018 my goals are to added more to my Etsy and offer prints. For awhile now I have been wanting to offer prints to my Etsy but not entirely sure how to go about offering them. After shopping around and trying to find the right source I think I found a few options. I want a place where I could offer multiple sizes for prints and maybe one day other items as well.

So far my options I’m looking at are Zazzle and Printful. With Zazzle they offer so many options it’s unreal. They have the print sizes I’m looking to offer and so much more. They have a small fee that they take like Etsy. Then there is Printful. They link up with your shop like Etsy and fill the orders for that order. They also take a fee for production. I feel like if I do end up with zazzle then I will have to separate my store. Jewelry and crystals on Etsy and prints on zazzle.

So besides offering prints I have been working on some new artwork and cannot wait to show you guys. I have two small series that I have playing around with for a while now and finally put them on paper. Which will in turn be digitized. So fracking excited. I just can’t wait to see how they will turn out when finished.

I am hoping to work on new crystals, Mala bracelets and necklaces. I still have a few diffuser bracelet left over in my Etsy from last year as well as crystals, like selenite and rock salt. As I said before I can’t wait to share what’s coming!

shop update

Later 2017 Here’s The Recap

Well 2017 is over and we are now in 2018. 2017 was a busy year for us. I wouldn’t say it was horrible but it wasn’t fantastic, it was good. It was a good mix of good and bad. For example our car, that we bought outright in cash, dying on us to getting a new car but now having car payments each month. Bittersweet.


Not only did we move once but twice. Well we moved in December 31, 2016 to our apartment in downtown milwaukee. I count it because it was pretty damn close to the new year of 2017. Then in December of 2017 we moved again, only to a much better area, outside of the side and more into the suburbs. It’s a 10 minute drive to work by car and 15-20 by bus. We also live 5 minutes by car from my sister and brother and law 20 minutes if we walk. The mall were I use to work at up until last August is basically in our back yard. Our new place is a little more in rent and we have to pay water, heat and electricity. But there are no pet fees at all, we are allowed to have up 2 cats. And we have our own parking spot and storage. We also can hook up our own washer and dyer if we wanted. We don’t have ether one right now but we plan to in the future. There is a building about two buildings over that have a coin washer and dyer were we can do our laundry. Later 2017 Here’s The Recap


In April our 2003 Hyundai, Elisa, died. We bought her in cash in August of 2015 right after my husband came back from being deployed for 10 months. It was Easter weekend, he had drill to go to the next weekend and he was on call that week for work for the place he was working at the time. It was a very hectic time, and we decided to was best if we traded her in for something newer. Well we didn’t think we were going to get Beatrice our 2016 Nession, she even has a backup cam and Bluetooth. I miss having all the space with a SVU but I do love our pretty little blue car.Later 2017 Here’s The Recap


Floki came to us in September, shortly after my birthday in August. We are still not sure if he was a stray or lost or what the case was. But no one reported him missing. So he is here to stay. It’s like having a child, he follows me everywhere and gets into everything and anything he can. Not that he’s bad, he’s just naughty at times and it nothing big. So far the only thing he has done is chew on my purse tassels. Thanks Floki , it’s a constant reminder of you. Every morning when I get up I’m greeted by a very chatty kitty. Trying to pour coffee and he’s there helping me. Scooping out his box, he’s there trying to lay in it. Trying to cook on the stove and you guessed it, he’s right there. He’s a very sweet boy when he’s not being naughty. Also every night I tell him its time for bed and we go into the bedroom and we go to sleep. Then in the morning whenever my husband comes home from work (third shift) he’s left out. Floki also has a Instagram that you can follow. Later 2017 Here’s The Recap


I opened my Etsy on April 1st 2017. In that time I have made 3 sales. I have a bunch of artwork, some jewelry and crystals for sale. I had been wanting to open a store for a a while and thought why not give it a try. Most of my art work is mandala’s with some watercolor paintings. They are all instant downloads. I would like to add more but not sure if I want to add more artwork or jewelry or crystals. Later 2017 Here’s The Recap


I had been working at the mall (the one I live by now) for about a year. I loved the girls I worked with but the hours where not enough and the pay was nothing. In August I applied to several jobs in retail and had interviews with them. The job I’m at now called me the next day and wanted to setup a interview. I had 2 interviews and got it. I have better pay and better hours. It’s also not far form were we live. I really like my job, I make everything look nice in jewelry and accessories so people will want to buy it.

My husband also got a new job in July. He was working for a restoration company and hated it. He would be on call for a week and sometimes would hardly work or would work 14 or more hours in that day or he would get a call at any given time. It would be hard to plan or do anything if he was on call. He now works for a company that distributes beer to stores and gets payed more. He enjoys he’s work a lot more now.


We found out in the fall, my sister and bother in law is expecting their 2nd child. It will be a boy and due in April. Not sure on what names she has picked out yet. But we are all very excited.


I started this blog in March of 2017. I have had blogs in the past but not keep up with them as I have with this one. I’m very proudly the fact I have wrote a blog post a least once a month. My best month was July, I had 1,158 views. I’m still not sure how I did that but I do think it had something to do with twitter. I revamped my twitter solely for my blog and it worked. I just haven’t been able to beat Julys stats so far.

But I think thats all for a recap of 2017.


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Life update- New Job, Desk space, Books, Etsy Update, Cat

I thought I would share what has been going on in my life. Lots of new things have happen in the last few weeks, I started a new job, got a new desk, bought some new book, Etsy update next week and also have a cat now.

As I write this on my new desk we just bought the other day from my the new job I started. I have been talking how i want a desk for the bedroom. We could not pass it up since it was $49 with 15% off clearance, plus with my 10% discount and in store card we ended up with 30% off in total. Well worth the money. It fits perfect in front of our bedroom window. I love that I can also work on my art or write in the bedroom and listen or watch tv while I work instead of taking over the kitchen table, and my husband can do and watch whatever in the living. The sun was not helping today when I took this picture.


So in august I quite working at the clothing store at the mall and started a new job closer to home and that pays more. I loved working with people at the mall but it just didn’t pay as much. At this new job, I’m basically doing the same thing as I did before, fixing and cleaning up area. I enjoy it a lot, I’m just not a big fan of working the fitting rooms.

I recently went on a book splurge. I have Kindle Unlimited, which I love. So the other day I ended up getting on Kindle Witch by Lisa Lister, Llewelyn’s The 2018 Herbal Almanic, Llewellyn’s 2018 Sabbats Almanac and Llewellyn’s 2018 Witches’ Companion. On paperback I got  1001 spells by Cassandra Eason,  Llewelyn’s 2018 Magical Almanac and Llewellyn’s 2018 Witches’ Datebook.  I super excited to get the date book in the mail. I plan on using it for tracking my tarot reading, dreams and such. IMG_2067.jpg

I also have been working on my Etsy. I have a bunch of Fall/Halloween art work in the works that I will be adding next week on 9/21. I have also started an art series that I just love! I might even have two!



My husband and I are now cat parents to a beautiful brown male tabby cat who is about 6 months to a year old . We have decided to named him Floki. At first we were calling him Lynx but Floki fits him.  He stumbled upon our apartment building and was hanging around for a while. One of the neighbors who has a small dog was feeding him, hoping someone would claim him. Sadly no one did, but someone did try to shut him outside and trap him on the second story awning above the door for the apartment. We rescued him and he followed us to our apartment and he is now ours. I have looked online and asked around  if anyone is missing a cat but no one has claimed him. He is extremely loving, huge cuddle bug and very playful. Also very mischievous but good. Floki likes to take socks and walk around with them and leave them where ever, he also likes to hump any bunched up blankets on the bed. He only does this on the bed, we made a appointment for neutering on October 6.



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Apps I use on my iPad

I thought I would share what Apps I use on my iPad. Some of the apps I use I did pay for, but I none of them are more them $5. I just won’t pay more then that. These are not ALL of the apps that I use but a majority that I use regularly.

Social Media


Mostly to check up on friends and family. I dont spend much time on it anymore.


I like to post personal daily life and empowering images on Instagram. I dont really have a theme for instagram like some people, I just cant stick it one and dont want to create another account to tend to.


I started using twitter recently a lot more then what I use to. I get so much more engagement with my blog from twitter. It’s awesome.


Who doesn’t use Pinterest. I love Pinterest. I get so many ideas for cooking, makeup, hair, home and so much more.


Love tumblr for passing the time.


I use it but not much


Follow other blogs.


Sorta like a Instagram but more artist base.


Great to schedule tweets and post for Instagram and Facebook.


I mainly use it to schedule blog posts to social media.


Love finding random websites I wouldn’t normally find.



Awesome to create images for my blog. I use the free plan.


My favorite. Completely free. I use this one almost every time for my blog.


Free and so easy to use.


Another awesome photo editor. Some many filters and tools you can use. I find it to be overwhelming at times because there is so much, but I do like it for the many options.


Great to find images. Free to use.

Photoshop Express & Photoshop Fix

Both great to edit photos.


Useful when needing a layout for photos.



I have so many Kindle books! I love Kindle unlimited!


Great for all of my other books that aren’t kindle books.



I have amazon prime.


Where i find most of my supplies for my store.


For $10 I am signed up for the monthly glambag. I love getting things in the mail to try out every month.

Retail me not

Great for finding really good deals online or instore.


Yoga studio

So many classes you can take. I bought the full version of the app a while ago. But I think it’s around $5.


Another app Ipaid for. I think it was agin $5 for the full version. Many poses and classes to choose from.

30 day fitness

Gives you a nice range of workout to do, even for the free version which i have.


Tracking my monthly cycle



I love using this to make mandalas. I believe I paid for this apps a while back.

Adobe sketch, Adobe Mix, Sketches, Procreate & Sketchbook

Making backgrounds and other artsy things. I did pay $5 for sketches. Procreate is also a paid version.

Pigment & Recolor

Really nice coloring books in apps form. They are not completely free.



I watch all of my favorite youtubers

Roku, Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video & HBO Now

All paid versions, except for Roku.No need for a smart tv or cable with roku, so many free channels. Prime Video is part of my Amazon Prime Membership and HBO Now is just mainly for game of thrones and will be canceled once the last episode of season 7 is done. Basic plans for Hulu and Netflix.

Pandora and Spotify

We pay for the family plan for Spotify. Pandora is the free plan.

Relax meditations, RM Oriental and Relax seasons

All free versions. I would love to buy the full versions but for $26. Ehh. Maybe one day.