Greetings from the Workbench!
I have been making a lot of friendship bracelets lately. I think it is partly out of simplicity of being able to tote them around with me. I tend to tape them down to the desk and can work on them anywhere. I have been teaching myself some new patterns. I have even devoted a day each week to them on my facebook page. (
Friendship Fridays!, is a day each week to see the new pattern I’ve made for the week. As well as have a chance to win a BFF set. I think it is important to let my fans know I appreciate every single one of them.
On the topic of friendship I want to say Thank You! Throughout all of the chaos that has been my family’s last year, I have to say how thankful I am for my family and friends for their support. Wither they have helped us financially or physically helped us move, were willing to spend time with us in our sad, depressed emotional state. Every bit of it has been noticed and means more to us than you could ever know. We are not through the thick of it…But we will get there.
To each customer of MickyAnn’s I say Thank You! Thank you for believing in me, the product and small business owners. We have a long way to go, but with your support and belief MickyAnn will continue to grow. It has to. MickyAnn has to grow in order for me to see some of my other dreams come to be.
So until next we meet at the workbench…keep creating, enjoy your moments and keep your chin up. As always thank you for stopping by and for being on this journey with me.
Big Love,


Being MIA

Greetings from my Workbench! Boy, friends have I been MIA! I hope your journeys have been treating you well and leaving you excited. I am currently exhausted. I have been working multiple jobs-outside-the-home. I was almost a year unemployed, and then two weeks I had two jobs. During the last week of my two week notice I worked three jobs. Yes, you read that correctly…3!
During the last week of August our life situation was looking up. The hubs had taken a new full-time job with better insurance. I was working part-time, which was helping take some of the pressure off of him. We found a house with cheaper rent. All of which making it easier to not only think hopeful thoughts, but also feel hopeful. That was a long time coming. That was until August 29 my hubs got fired…for what seems like a personal vendetta. So here we are mid-September; no job for the hubs, no health insurance (probably has me to the most freaked), and me working 72 hours a week.
This is just the reality our word. I am tired. I do not get to see my favorite thangs nearly enough. However, my mini cave-girl started preschool the last week in August. She is doing amazing. They have a think about it chair in her classroom…she has not sit in it once during her first three weeks. I do not think it is possible to be more proud of an individual, than I am of that mini cave-girl.
My jobs allow for time to work on jewelry and business stuff. Which allows some relief from all the “work and commuting.” I have been working on new ideas. I am hoping for a steady pick-up in business. I have had several custom orders lately. It is a pleasure for me to be able to making people smile with a unique piece of jewelry. I have found that the VisArts center where I took my first metal-smithing class, is offering a intermediate level class. I am hoping to be able to take it with Ginny B. When I found out it was being offered I became so excited. Now I just have to figure out how to fit it into my crazy schedule.
I have been teaching myself some new chainmaille, as well as new friendship bracelet patterns. Making schedules and planning posts for my business pages, I have been decided to do a themed post for each day of the week. I am excited about new plans for my business. I am still dreaming of the day I can have an art center for children and adolescents. I have no idea how that will come to be…but I know that I will make it happen. Here’s to being more consistent. So until next we meet at the workbench…keep creating, enjoy your moments and keep your chin up. As always thank you for stopping by and for being on this journey with me.

Big Love,