My Very First Blog!

Wow so I am on a mission!….. but just like everything It’s just not so simple.

What do I want?….

-To have a successful Business which will enable me to provide for my family whilst being at home more.

The problem with this I’ve found Is the things that are successful that I could do, I find boring, and can’t get either the satisfaction that I need to stay motivated or the right work/life balance that will enable me to have quality time with my family. I know what you are thinking…BOO WOO! lol.. I know what a pickle but really If I’m going to start a business then surely you’d agree If possible then I should do something that I love?

-To be creative and thrifty by reusing the old and making a new, helping save money and help the environment.

This I am already doing, sometimes to another level, I mean Sonia (my partner) say I ridiculous especially when she finds me washing tinfoil or In a skip taking out anything wooden, all I can say Is Its a good job she loves me. On my site and blog you will find Recipes, crafting Ideas, Shabby Chic Furniture, Thrifty Ideas etc … so join me for a giggle as I show you my experiences with photos and videos.

-To build relationships with customers, creating pieces for them to have In their home to cherish or give as gifts

On my site achictooshabby.com I want customers to not only find beautiful things In the Shabby Chic Style for the home and gifts but to personalise Items or request Ideas for new ones. I want to create a relationship where you can come to me for something different, something unique. Of course there will be the old faithful Items too for the other shoppers but please don’t leave not finding something, drop me a message, see what I can do

-To have a healthy lifestyle and make better food choices that will help me and set an example for my Boys.

Slimming World- This journey is a difficult one, I started with Sonia and my family, sisters, brother In law, sister In law and between us In the first 14 weeks we have lost approx 13 stones!(me just nearly 2) Some of us have got a long way to go, others (jammy sods!!) nearly there. Find recipes and pictures/videos of lovely things to eat, easy meals and snacks and support for the journey, whether Its a few pounds or stones to lose we can do It together. To be honest I’m hoping this will also help me stay motivated.

-Simply to be Happy! Have as Stress Free a life as possible.

Don’t need to clarify that one!

I hope you can join me at least weekly If not daily on here, check out my site and shop and all feedback is welcome. Launch day for achictooshabby.com is 11th July, fingers crossed it will be up and running.

Hope you see something lovely, if not look in the mirror and smile!

Stay Beautiful, Be Creative, Be You!

All my Love

Tracey

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Cow-ar-dice!

Cowardice – Imagine if cows really where shaped like Dice!

My mother in law is Dyslexia, She is currently staying with us this week and so is on my mind. Even more so when I see funny words that the English Language produces. I mean lets take a look at Cowardice, saying it phonically Cow-ar-dice. Its no wonder children or people being introduced to this language and the spelling of things for the first time struggle. Its crazy!

What and how can a cow be anything to do with dice and then when you actually looking at it, what or how does that actually represent what the word means let alone how to spell it!. Its one of those strange words, one of many, I mean take “selfless” for example, it explains its self and doesn’t confuse anyone. So why when trying to explain something like a lack of bravery do we make up words like this.  Why not say braveless! yep that’s what I will say from now on…..

“Johny couldn’t enter the dark room as he was braveless!”

much better than..

“Johny couldn’t enter the dark soon as he was cowardice!”

Take away the fact that Johny’s either a big wuss or maybe just a small child afraid of the dark, the above (my version of course!) helps those not understanding, to understand.

If you didn’t know that word and wanted to have a guess to what it means using the cowardice then maybe people would assume Johny was a milk maker that throws dice in his  spare time and so had no time for dark rooms?

Silly I know but really on looking from the point of view of the people who don’t know its scary, words are a big deal and in the simplest of forms can cause confusion and dread. So why make things so difficult, so unclear? I don’t know the answer to the question and only had a quick 5 mins to look at today’s word. Maybe I should go through the whole dictionary, you know in my spare time between 2am and 7am, all I do is sleep, this would be much more rewarding… would it not? lol

With the stress of a new business which can be checked out at achictooshabby.com I need to be brave and crack on, but before I go, spare a thought for those people who are cowardice and those people struggling with learning difficulties, what comes easy to some is an everyday battle for other. A little support goes along way and a helping hand can make someones day.

Keep smiling

Tracey x