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The demands of life

I have been dealing with the demands of life over the past few months and working on reworking my business which has become a huge part of my life.

Life can sometimes be more demanding than we expect and I just keep trying to remember that we are never given more than we can handle. I personally like to bite off more than I can chew at times. However I seem to thrive at times.

My business Jamleewicks have become almost strictly a decal business and it has allowed me to focus more on just one aspect and not the millions of crafts that I do. In a way I miss this because I haven’t taken the time to sew, crochet, or knitt in many months but I have also started to grow my business and I am so happy with that. I will hopefully find the time in the near future to work on some of the other things too.

Life itself has just been moving so fast I am soon going to have my daughter in school and some days I love the idea because she is so happy; I also will have time to myself. On other days I am so sad because I have gotten used to having her around all the time. I know it is for the best and I will make it thru.

I have tried time and time again to develop a routine for life and my business however it just never seems to work out. So here is what I have decided: it is out of my control so I get up in the mornings and do a bit of house work and the regular have breakfasts etc. then I start working on what ever else I need to do at the moment. I have started having a routine by preparing everything I can when I have the time to shorten the time it takes to perform tasks. Such as I print business cards and thank you cards when I have time and I address envelopes so that when I get an order for a decal the only thing I need to do is cut the decal, print the receipt and put everything in the packaging. This is saving a lot of time for me and I an learning to enjoy the times that I do have.

On this journey I have learned a lot and the not important thing is that I need to try to enjoy my life and just go with things instead of being upset things aren’t going how I hoped and not having time for them. I have even learned that with all of the health issues I have had knowing when I am pushing myself too hard never seems to help.

I will be back soon to show some of the great new designs I have been working on for JAMLEEWicks because I very much enjoy the life I have and I am learning how to make it work for me.

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New look

New look for Jamleewicks jewelry. Hope you like it.

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Easter jewelry cross necklace.

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Easter cross earrings

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Heart pendant necklace great for mothers day

We love our new look and we hope you do too. Stop by an show us some love in our etsy shop

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Top 5 baby items on etsy

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Providing quality gifts for you, your family and friends

Would you like to know a little about Jamleewicks read our story here and get a behind the scenes view of who we are. Jamleewicks story

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Shop the latest photo from JAMLEEWicks on Etsy

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💖 FLASH SALE use code valentinesday for orders over $30 for 30%off until 9pm est today. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY 💚💛💜💙💞

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Super bowl ready!!!!

Well I’m sure everyone has heard by now who’s going to the super bowl. That’s right Panthers vs. Broncos. Have you started planning your party yet? Or will you be attending superbowl live?
I have done a few custom wreaths lately and it just so happens I have done a football one for both teams! How awesome is that?

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If you would like us to design one custom for you we would love it visit us  Jamleewicks here and we will make it for you. So comment below and tell us what you think about the super bowl. Who will win? And what you will be doing. Congrats to both teams! 

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Blizzard 2016

Well we have gotten the sonw that I for one really thought wasn’t going to happen.

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See everytime they say it’s going to snow here in North Carolina well it doesn’t. Everyone run to the store, buys everything and we might get a light dusting.

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Well last night it did arrive and it is still snowing now. Currently we have 6 1/2 inches and they are saying we could see 18 inches. I love snow it’s so pretty but I hate being cold.
So since I will be keeping myself inside where it is nice and toasty watching the snow fall outside. I will be spending the day working on some more quilted tote bags for my etsy shop Jamleewicks. I started working with my first pattern to sew a few months ago and found that I love it.

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Quilted tote

I am the first person to go out and buy designer handbags. I do have a favorite but I have all the ones that I like and they have changed the patterns so I don’t usually find ones that I do like. So I make my own to my style and prefrences.

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So since it looks like I will be home for at least today I will be making some more of these lovely pieces. In light of the east coast blizzard 2016 we are also having a sale where you can get these and more at Jamleewicks use coupon code NEWYEAR2016 for 30% off $30 or more. Velantines day is coming soon and we have some great products for that too

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You can also find us on Facebook where we have a few other items you may like not listed on etsy.

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So everyone enjoy the sonw and stay home where it is nice, warm, and safe.

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Snowed in in NC

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New Year’s Giveaway!

I found the most adorable giveaway over on a fellow blog I thought I would share.

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Winners, posts 21 (Melanie) and 44 (Debbie) have been notified.  I loved reading about your current projects!  So inspiring!!!  Thanks also for your kind words and love of my designs.  It was heartwarming to read your comments.   🙂

Christmas and the holiday season is over.  You were good hostesses or hosts.  You found the perfect gifts for others.  You decorated your homes, gave parties and attended parties.  Now its time to settle down into the long winter’s nights with some yarn and a good project.  It seems a perfect time for a giveaway!

I will be giving away two prizes in this post.  The first is a Serena Bag and a skein of fingering weight yarn from Hen House Yarns in the Wild Birds colorway.

 

I met Stephanie from Hen House Yarns at Stitches Texas.  Her booth was like a warm hug of cozy colors, and I couldn’t…

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Kicking off 2016 with new #creativedaily photo challenges!

I will so be doing this. Love it!

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Two years ago, I launched the #creativedaily Instagram photo challenge, the first photo challenge just for makers & creatives. It worked as both a creative outlet & a way for makers to network on Instagram with dated prompts to help makers & creatives come up with fresh content for their IG accounts besides the basic product pictures & mug shots, all while building a community of hustlers, movers & shakers that embrace how wildly and wonderfully different we can all interpret a single word.

Somewhere around the time I decided to get a divorce, took a hiatus from my business, moved half way across the country, and so on, this creative venue slipped to the back burner and I stopped making the prompt lists. During the break from it, I received several messages from makers asking when I would be restarting this fun photo challenge. And so, during a short…

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