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Christmas Lists…..

My husband asked for a Christmas list from me this year. I was confused. i complied and gave him a honey to do list of things that I would love to do the house, a list of things I want for my small business to hopefully help it grow so I can help a little more with our finances, and then my list.

As I handed all those lists to him he gave me the weirdest look. He was probably thinking “what the heck did I just get myself into?” Haha. We have been in this house for 5 years this summer and I only have half of the house painted to my liking.

I’m itching to finish the kitchen decorations and would love to be more organized in my craft room with maybe a bigger desk. I painted and decorated the living room. I painted the kitchen cabinets this summer and absolutely LOVE them. Now to finish the counter top, paint the walls, and find some more decorative items.

He came to me the other day and asked which would be the top #1 thing that I would want for christmas off my list. He said he could’t afford to do all of them at once. Hehe. I have expensive tastes.

I asked for camera set up so that I can record myself decorating cakes and cookies cause who doesn’t love watching those kind of videos. I find them so relaxing. I had a new Cricut Maker on my list along with some Keep charms that I wouldn’t mind having.

I chose the camera set up for recording myself. I figured that it would be the most beneficial to my blog trying to get it up and running. Maybe it would even drive some sales my way also. I would LOVE to be one of those bloggers that recieves free items in return for their review and a post on their blog about the product.

I have always admired those bloggers who have been successfull. I am determined this time around to become one of them.

So what are some items that I need to add to my list of camera set up for vlogging and blogging. Since I used to crochet I know all about light boxes and how important backgrounds are for photos. So I pretty much have that covered.

Is there a better camera that I must have? Or a lens that works better than others? I have a 24mm lens on the list for videoing and a 50 mm lens for photos.

Tell me what to get below in the comments!

About Me

A little about me. I am a SAHM to 3 wonderful kids. They get on my nerves but I still love them to death. Baking and decorating cakes along with crocheting has always been something that I have done on the side. I’ve been a stay at home mom since my little girl was 3 months old and she just turned 8! The time has flown by! I have a lot of side hustles to try and help with expenses. I baby sit 3 kiddos. One I have had since she was 12 weeks old! She is like my own! 

I’ve been baking cakes for about 10 years now. My grandmother used to bake wedding cakes when I was younger and I remember going with her to set them up. They always looked so huge, but what doesn’t look huge to us when we are little! haha. They had fountains, steps from one cake to another with figures of groomsmen and bridesmaids walking down them. So extravagant! 

I started out creating Baby’s Inspiration and creating the cutest little outfits for newborns! I LOVED seeing the crocheted props in professional photos! All the little babies were soo stinking cute. That came to a halt within the past 2 years. Geez it doesn’t seem like that long ago. I developed carpal tunnel and it hurt too much to crochet anymore. So I invited my cousin up who also crochets and she bought all my yarn that I had. 

Good thing I had my cake side hustle going on! I do not know what I would do if I couldn’t make something at least once to 3 times a week. Creating and making things is an outlet. It is my therapy. While I am creating I don’t have time to think about anything else. Which is fantastic cause I have anxiety really bad and I over think everything. My husband hates when I over think but it’s just a part of me now. 

My husband is super supportive of me. He helps make sure that my accounting is on track and perfect. He has given me encouragement when I need it the most. I wouldn’t be where I am right now creating cakes without his encouragement along the way.

This blog/website is the next step for my cake business. My kiddos are grown enough that the oldest can watch the other 2 and they can stay home with out an adult present. That means once my kiddos that I babysit start preschool that this momma is going to have to either start making more money with cake orders, start making money from this blog, or get a real job. 

I’m not excited about going back into the real world of working 9-5. My middle child is really athletic. He plays football (his passion), lacrosse, and basketball. So we are always running him to practices and or games. I love being present at everyone of his games! I think it will mean a lot to him once he is old enough to realize all the things we gave up for him to be able to play sports. Don’t get me wrong I would do it over again 100 times and I love that he is into more than one thing. I couldn’t imagine him not being athletic. 

Then there is my youngest, little, girl, who is into cheerleading. I was swindled into coaching her 3 years ago and fell in love with coaching and helping out the best organization around! I’ve been coaching her squad for 3 seasons now. I am also the spirit wear coordinator for the Union Raiders Football and Cheer organization. I love being involved with my kids sports. 

I’ve recently been asked to help with the lacrosse team! How exciting is that! I haven’t received all the details yet. The season won’t start till the end of January beginning of February. So I still have plenty of time to learn my role! 

I never realized that I would have this much to talk about! Till next time!