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Keto Diet – End of Week 2

What a rocky road for me.  Not just with the diet but emotional too.  I ended up getting the dreaded keto “flu” and haven’t had much energy at all, along with daily headaches.  I haven’t had it the whole time but this week for sure.

I’ve talked with a friend who has been on the keto diet for over a year and she has given me tips on how to fix my fatigue.  First step is to drink more water.  I am not a big water drinker.  I like it cold only and I’m a sipper so my ice melts quickly.  Once it’s warm and in a glass with an open top and has sat there awhile, I won’t drink it.  Stuff in the air settles and that grosses me out.  I don’t like the plastic cups with reusable straws because I don’t feel they get clean enough. So to help me with water intake I ordered a custom tumbler from my good friend Whitney with Whitney’s Custom Creations.  Now my water can stay cold for a long time and I don’t have to worry about dust settling in my water.

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Second step is to up my sodium intake with pink himalayan salt.  She told me about a neat trick she does, where she carries a small vial of the salt around with her and periodically eats a small pinch of salt to give her system a boost.  She also does it when she gets muscle cramps.  Doing both of these should help me get past the “flu.”

On top of that my depression has been bad.  Dark thoughts and all.  Charles knew something was wrong… I knew something was wrong.  The supplements I was taking, I had to stop due to the carb count in it.  The second supplement I started taking wasn’t doing anything.  I had a doctor appointment on Monday and asked for a new anti-depressant with anxiety help.  She prescribed me Lexapro and within 30-40 minutes of taking the first one, I was so giddy and happy and for the first time in a year, I felt like I was myself again.  It was amazing… so amazing that I had my grandma’s doctor prescribe it to her too.  She has had a really hard time since grandpa passed away.

It feels so good to have my hamster back on its wheel running at full steam ahead.  I am full of ideas to add to my business DOORDECORbySieara and I’m soon going to start using Keto//OS to help me with my hunger hurdle and once I get my energy back, I’m going to start exercising at home.

I’m excited.  During my darkest moment last weekend, I thought “What is there to live for?  I don’t have Audrey and once again having a hard time getting pregnant… what do I have to look forward to?”  That thought hurt my soul to think and why I went back to anti-depressants.  With everything I’m thinking of and all that I’m about to do, it gives me something to look forward to again.  I am inspired and so looking forward to continuing this diet and seeing where it leads.

Back to the diet… We steared away from the cookbooks this week.  We has salmon from Costco, salads, burgers with a lettuce bun, a huge breakfast dinner (eggs, bacon, and sausage), and Chipolte bowls.  All really yummy… tonight we had ribs with no sauce, broccoli, and ranch.  The ribs were perfect.  Charles did an amazing job as always.

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I am having a hard time figuring out snacks.. a girl can only eat so many turkey sticks.  So if any of you have any suggestions that doesn’t include avocados, please leave it in the comments!  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Total Weight Loss:

Sieara – 7.4 lbs

Charles – Still not sure – at least 4 lbs

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Creative Overload & The Obsession to be My Own Boss

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I am a very creative person.  It’s quite annoying sometimes because it can overload my head with ideas and projects that I want to do.  I can’t always keep myself from diving right in and creating a business out of whatever my obsession is at that time.  Several years ago, when Pinterest came out, I wanted to create furniture and wreaths using felt and making my own flowers with the felt.  I called it Diddlydoos & More and it lasted a couple of months until I realized there was nothing to it and I had no sales.  I then joined several MLM companies covering makeup, jewelry, health care, oils, clothes, nails, and bath products… I’m probably leaving out a couple.  Hahaha.   All of them would go so far before business went down and what ever support I had dwindled away.  These days I’m still selling essential oils and I’m with a much better cosmetics company (LimeLight by Alcone, which is the 3rd cosmetics company I’ve been with and the last because they are amazing) and I’ve started my 4th craft business.  After Diddlydoos and after moving to another state, mom and I started Opey’s Home (pet clothing and accessories) which did pretty good and we even have our products in a store front, I started Audreys Memory, which really isn’t a business but a donation project in the name of my forever angel Audrey, and most recently DOORDECOR by Sieara, which is wreaths again, but with floral arrangements, home decor, and memorial keepsakes.

I don’t know what it is about me that must have my own business whether they fail or succeed.  I’m never pulled down in failure… if anything it encourages me to try something else.  Maybe the determination runs in my blood, with the fact the my grandparents started their own company which has grown to be a very successful company and my other grandparents who were very creative in their retirement projects.  Put the two sides together and boom… you have me!

My bigger issue is that even though I have orders for wreaths coming in and I am busy, I still see other items that I want to get my hands on and add to my business.  Right now there is a craze on glittered tumblers… my creative urges want to make them so badly, until I think of everything I’d have to buy to get started, which keeps me from doing them.  The other day I went to Micheals to get supplies for an order and stumbled into the jewelry section and thought… I can make jewelry!  Hahahaha.  So I bought stuff to make a pretty key chain in memory of Audrey and two days later, its missing off my keys.  Nope! Not wasting my money on that if I cant make a strong enough key chain to last more than two days.  My eyes can’t seem to stay on task and wants to make everything! I also blame Pinterest for my obsession, since that’s where I see a lot of different things to do.

So today I was thinking about shipping, because shipping wreaths is expensive and I thought, those tumblers would be so much easier and cheaper to ship… I then thought of quitting all together but shortly after, I got a knock at the door.  It was a neighbor selling flowers for her cheer booster club.  I bought some to help support her and found out her mom also does wreaths and arrangements and after talking for a short bit, she offered to network with me on some of her events!  I thought, how amazing… her daughter probably wouldn’t have asked about what I do if I didn’t have my door and car decorated in flowers.  I thought this cant be a coincidence… here I’m thinking of giving up and God knocks on the door with possible growth for my business.  I’d love to get into events!

This could be the first business that I’ve made on my own and by myself, that might actually work out. Every time I get serious about starting something new, I will quickly come up with a name and logo… I’ll go all out with business cards and marketing. With DOORDECOR, I knew exactly what I wanted the name to be and that I wanted door decor to be all caps and one word, but the logo.. I can’t seem to figure out the logo.  I have ideas but I have no idea what to do.  I need help but don’t have the money to hire anyone and with my creativity going other places, I’m blocked on the logo.

I will keep going and keep trying until I succeed.  I won’t be knocked down.  Doing something creative excites me and I feel so accomplished when I am able to put whats in my head comes to fruition.  It would be amazing if this goes somewhere.  It’s absolutely therapeutic.

It’s About That Time!

So our business cards came in and they are super cute!

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I love the logo our designer came up with.  I tried to come up with our own, but when she showed me her ideas… I was blown away.  After a some discussion we went with this beauty!  I love this color green.  It’s so bold and it stands out.  Plus since some of our products will be recycled, we went with recycled paper too!  I can’t wait to start passing these out!!!  We need to open our shop first though.

We have our tags planned out and our cards made and delivered… Now its time to create the product, which I will be working on this weekend.  We already have our first customer!  We will be making custom pillows for her as Christmas gifts.

We can do custom sizes or if you have the fabric or would like a pillow made from memento clothing…. we can make it for you.  In our first customers case, she has old jackets that her mother used to wear before she passed away.  So we are going to take those jackets and turn them into pillows.

I can’t wait to get this all started!!!

Packing Blows!!!!

Here I am 2 weeks away from leaving and we have packed 6 boxed and it doesn’t even look like we have touched anything!  How did I collect so much crap?!!  This is crazy!  My last blog was about how much I like to decorate and 3 of those 6 boxed are just decor!  Worst part is I have a ton more!

I initially wanted to pack what we were moving and then price and pack garage sale stuff and now I’m thinking, screw that I’m just packing what I want to take.  Hahaha.  I might even start a new trend of a house sell.  I’m thinking, instead of dragging it all outside, just leave it inside and let people come in an pick what they want.

I probably wont do that, but it sounds a heck of a whole lot easier.

I don’t know how I am going to do this…. truly.  This is such a down moment in this process.  It’s overwhelming and dirty and I feel like even cutting way down on our junk that I’m still going to be cluttering up our new place.  There isn’t a lot of storage in the new place.  Really there is only 2 closets in the whole townhouse and then some storage space in the basement.  We will probably need to buy some shelving, but I just don’t see where we are going to put everything.

We might have to have another garage sale after we move, with everything we can’t fit.

I need to pray about this tonight and hope we can get most everything packed.  Here is to hoping I can get a lot of this done before time runs out…..

I Just Want to Decorate… Losing Patience

I LOVE moving!!!! I love change, especially big change!  If we didn’t have to pack and unpack and it wasn’t so expensive, I’d probably want to move every year.  I like experiencing new floor plans and seeing where all of our decorations would go in the new place.  I also like redecorating, because I get so bored looking at the same thing all the time.  So once every couple of years my husband allows me to redecorate if I wish to.  It’s cheaper than moving.

Usually it takes me a bit to decide on which direction I want to go.  My style changes the older I get.  Thinking back to all the styles I have liked, you would think I were completely different people.  Hahaha.

Now days I’m in love with the shabby chic antique look with a mix of rustic country.

When I redecorate, I don’t just go out and buy everything at once.  It takes me time to collect pieces that I think would go together.  So by time the look is together, its time to start again, but since it takes me so long, I have the old style up for a while.

My husband is the opposite of me, as he does not like change.  So the fact the my redecorating is so slow, it doesn’t bother him to see change because it is gradual.

Now that you know that I like redecorating a lot, you should also know that I don’t have patience.  With our move to Kansas coming soon ( a month and a half away), I am already looking at how I want to decorate it.  Tonight I was looking at rugs and every rug I showed the hubs, I got the eh look.  They weren’t your traditional looking rugs so I can see why he wouldn’t like them, but I really like them.  They add a little flair to our decor.

So moving on from rugs, I’m now all in on looking at decor for the new place.  This will drive me crazy since it’s so far away.  It’s really going to test my lack of patience.

The hubs keeps telling me I need to wait until we get there because we don’t really know what space we have or if we will even need any other decorations with all that we have.  Well, there is no way I can not look at decor, but I think it is actually a smart idea to go ahead and wait.  😦  I think looking at different styles and items will help give me ideas.  The time between now and then, I think will also help me know which items I really want.  Anything that sticks in my head for more than a couple of weeks, usually becomes a permanent fixture in our home.

I can’t wait!  This makes me want to get rid of more in order to make room for more.  Let’s see how well I do with holding off on getting new decor.  Hopefully time doesn’t take too long and I can design a wonderful home for us.