Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It's official!  MooreMagnets has a new blog and website!  I'm still filling the shelves, but I hope you will join me there!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ecommerce Conundrums

I have spent a bit of time over the last week reducing some of the things that I have started and not finished.  Mainly lots of online things that I have started, but have never come to fruition. 

It seems that since I first started having a website in 2005 for MooreMagnets.com somethings have changed a lot, and others not so much.  The biggest thing that has changed is the shear number of options that people have for websites and shopping carts ... however the functionality of websites and shopping carts seems to not have caught up so much. 

Some of my friends understand these complications - especially when they are trying to offer customizations or a wide range of products.  However, other friends who have a basic product line to offer don't have the needs of customization and sail through the ecommerce set up without many headaches.

So ... over the coming weeks you may see some changes around here.  Mainly that I am considering moving my blog to wordpress ... however I am not sure how that is going to work with my existing posts here ... and also setting up a shopping cart on wordpress ... which could end up to be a total nightmare LOL!

Mainly I would just like to consolidate some things ... and make things simpler ... I am ALL about making things simpler!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Resolutions ... Admitting Defeat ... and Getting back on the Wagon

Ahhh ... I woke up this morning to the realization that my house is crazy town again ... You know how the stuff just sneaks up on you ... Really, last night it couldn't have been this bad!

I guess I haven't really been defeated by my resolutions ... after all my resolution was to be a better me, and earlier this week I just needed some girlfriend therapy.  You know when you just have to stop everything, pick up the phone and completely loose track of time while you vent, laugh, catch up, and ignore crazy town in the background and visit with a girlfriend who really does understand. 

I'm in the process of eliminating virtual clutter ... all of those online things that are sitting in the back of my head ... delete this, update the url's on that, get rid of that blog that was a great idea but I know that I am never gonna post there. 

And, this morning I am tackling the house ... Satisfied to say that I am typing this post to the hum of the dishwasher and clothes washer ... The laundry will be tackled today ... bathrooms will be cleaned ... Not sure if all of the vacuuming will be done, but the blankets that seem to have invaded the living room will return to the bedrooms where they belong. 

And, I will take photographs of all of these magnet boards that I have finished.  I have actually been productive this week.  Just not a balanced productive. 

This is one of those days when I realize how much simpler things were when I worked outside of the home.  Where work was somewhere that you went and left ... and the housework wasn't screaming at you the entire time you were at work ... and work wasn't screaming at you while you were trying to tackle the house.  The lines get crossed when you work from home ... home and work lines become blurred ... and you must focus at some point, but not just on one thing.  You have to have the ability to focus on both .. just not at the same time!

I know there are lots of people that wish they could work from home, and I do realize how lucky I am ... but it is not the glamorous life ... magical things don't happen ... and life is not perfect when you work from home.  It is a challenge ... and you must be focused and dedicated ... you must be able to manage your time.  I've been working on this all but one year of the last 9.5 years ... it hasn't gotten any easier!

Wish me luck ... at least I know the laundry doesn't fight back!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Time Management - 5 Minutes

Time Management seems impossible sometimes.  Especially when you are running around and working like a crazy person!

So, do you think you could carve out 5 minutes to work on Time Management?

Tonight, just sit down and make a list of what you need to do tomorrow!

Want a cute list?  There are several really cute free printables over on mommytracked.com ... and no, they aren't just for mommies!


Now ... Off to work on my list for tomorrow!  

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Green and Navy Blue Office Accessories

Oh, the beautiful things that you can find on Etsy!

Green and Navy Blue is such a classic color combination, and absolutely stunning in an office!  White, Black, and Silver accessories would go great with this color combination too!  Here are some great office accessories paired up with one of the newest magnet boards that I have listed.

Links for each picture can be found below!

1.  12 inch x 12 inch Magnet Board with Navy Dogwood Blooms by MooreMagnets
2.  Navy and White Chevron Key Fob by BrooklynLoveDesigns
3.  Navy and Green Scissor Sleeve by CityChicCountryMouse
5.  Personalized Folded Note Cards in Preppy Green and Navy Palms by Misspokadot
6.  Navy and White Chevron Mouse Pad by SSKDesigns
7.   Apple Green Mums Guest Book by EmersonBindery