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Posted on 06. Feb, 2014 by Princess Lasertron.
I was in a crappy mood when Sarah took these pictures because I had just read the last article I ever want to read about nonsense fashion e-commerce startups owned by men getting fully funded. Nothing like that to get my gears grindin’.
People who know better than me (Tara Hunt (author, speaker, founder, badass) who co-founded Buyosphere which has been down its own long, winding road) tell me it’s not smart to read articles about competitors but I am usually glad I did because I always learn something. And I can always use my annoyance or frustration to fuel a better day of productivity at my own office. In any case, I have a hard time keeping my feelings off my face.
Tomorrow I’m going to the Joslyn Museum annual gala. (Unsure what to wear yet! I wish I had something full-length.)
Posted on 31. Jan, 2014 by Princess Lasertron.
Working today with Alice, who has been a bit under the weather. She was REAL sick on Wednesday, and then I had an Airbnb guest come on Thursday so we’ve been staying at my parents house since then. She’s probably well enough to go back to school, but the 45-minute drive into Omaha from their house makes sleeping in much too tempting.
Have any of you night owls ever tried making yourselves go to sleep at night instead of working late? Hello Holiday is full-time, bouquets for Princess Lasertron are still happening (I’ve got to make eight this month!) except I’m doing all of those without help now, I’m working with a new designer to re-design this website (yay!), I’m trying to promote a book, there’s a social justice passion project I’m working on in Omaha on my own time, I have Alice all day half the time, and I’m basically running a full-time hostel through Airbnb. None of that is really getting 100% of my effort.
In the past year, with so much more parenting and work responsibility on my plate, I’m finding that I can’t be as productive at night as I used to be. I miss the days SO MUCH when I could stay up until 4 or 5am and get tons of projects finished. I found I was most creative during those times and thought of my best ideas, but now I just feel totally tapped out and exhausted. But when I turn in early for bed, I feel like I’m wasting time sleeping.
If I want to feel productive, work as hard as I want to work, and be present enough for my daughter, something’s gonna have to change. Don’t quite know what that is yet. I’m fine saying “no” to things, but I don’t want to. I like all the things.
Posted on 28. Jan, 2014 by Princess Lasertron.
I’ve been sort of loosely planning a beach getaway of some kind in the next few months–maybe April? My book comes out April 1 (you can pre-order it now!), I’m speaking at Craftcation in Ventura, California on April 3-6, and doing a talk at a local university on the 21st. Since my partner Sarah will have a tiny infant baby boy then, I can’t think of a better time to be constantly leaving her high and dry at the office all month and then suddenly take off for a white sandy beach in the tropics.
Hello Holiday’s Perfectly Peggy dress is one thing I’d pack.
It’s cotton, breathable, breezy, but tailored enough to not look sloppy. With the nautical stripe print, it’s also perfect for any trips you are taking (or fantasizing about taking) during this resort season, with tons of months of wear ahead into Spring and Summer.
If I go
I’ll let you know