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March Meet the Maker (days 11-20)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Continued from last week, the challenge I'm doing on Instagram this month! This'll be a little shorter than last week, since I skipped two days (#13, Feedback, and #20, Sketchbook). Day 11: Post Run Uh, so, am I the only American who thought "post run" meant "after doing that exercise that is faster than walking and usually means I am being chased by zombies"...? No? Just me, then? RIGHT. Moving on. Some days it is easier to get to the post office than others! This was a day I needed a Sherpa. I know, I know, you can schedule a...

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March Meet the Maker (days 1-10)

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I know, I know; I was going to take a break from Instagram challenges, because January and February kind of burnt me out a bit. But how could I resist one that's all about getting to know the artist/maker behind your favorite small businesses?! I KNOW. So, I joined. Here are the first ten days of getting to know me! Day 1: Brand Image. I have a graphic designer friend who did this for me after meeting a few times and discussing the vision I had for HaldeCraft, before I even officially opened. I wanted something that wouldn't be just...

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The February #planwithmechallenge; another look into my planning system

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

I somewhat took part in the February Instagram "plan with me challenge"... here's a writeup of what I did, for those still interested in my planner system. Day 1: Hi! About me! The first thing about me is that the first day of the month is usually very task-filled and crazy-making, so I am totally cheating by using the same picture I used for introductions last month, and saying pretty much the same thing I said then. My name is Lorena, and I am a maker of ceramics, dyer of yarn, knitter, science fiction reader, tattoo collector, and hard-working home-based-business...

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The January #planwithmechallenge (days 16-22)

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Continued from last week! Here's a little look into my bullet journal (basically my administrative assistant) thanks to the #planwithmechallenge on Instagram. Day 16: Future Planning I skipped a couple more days (12: Financial Plans - that's all online in my accounting program, 13: Major Life Events - again, online, as that's what my personal blog is for, 14: Multiple Schedules - I don't keep his, I can barely keep ahead of my own, hahah!) and you'd think skipping a couple would put me AHEAD and not BEHIND, hahahah. Yes; you would think that, wouldn't you. Where was I? Future...

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The January #planwithmechallenge (days 6-15)

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Continued from last Monday, a peek inside my dayplanner/bulletjournal, and a peek inside my head and how I plan things! Day 6: Resolutions I don't really do New Year's resolutions -- I've seen too many people put too much heart into "I'm going to change ALL THE THINGS on the 1st!" and then show up for brunch tired and hungover from the night before, angry at themselves for not getting up at o'dark thirty to run fifteen miles and eat lettuce (your mileage may vary). I've seen too many people set themselves up for failure, and then get berate themselves...

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