Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Soap Thoughts

I have been wanting to order the wooden soap mold together with the soap cutter.

Because I want to make this kind of soap cut. It looks more handcrafted or more homemade than using 3d soap molds. I wanted my products to be known as handcrafted or homemade products.

I found one supplier but I can't order anything online right now because we are moving soon. The items are coming from USA so it might take 2 to 3 weeks for me to receive it. I don't want the item to get lost or something.

I am so addicted into this Soap Making and since I am on this business, I thought of making batches of soap to include on my product viewing.

I need to order the mold so I will have an idea on how to make my own because I am also thinking of making my own wooden soap mold to sell online in the very near future.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Google Adsense Electronic Funds Transfer is Better

Yepeey, Finally I received my payment from Google Adsense.

It was directly deposit on my account and automatically converted into Canadian dollars.

I was so disappointed when I didn't received my second payment. I was thinking that maybe it was lost or send to the wrong address. So I thought of setting the Electronic Funds Transfer instead of receiving the check via airmail.

After about almost one year since I removed the Google Adsense Ads on all of my blogs, I thought of giving Google Adsense another try and see how it goes through Electronic Funds Transfer.

I have been waiting for this moment because I want to find out if Google will have any excuse of not paying me again since it will be desposited directly on my bank account.

I am so glad that I was paid this time and I really hope to continue receiving payment from Google Adsense.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

As Long As I am happy!!

I can't wait until we move. I may not be 100% happy with the layout of the house, but the thing is... I love the spacious parking space for my customers. I love the space in the basement for my business. I love the separate kitchen, stove and fridge in the basement for making my Cosmetics.

I will start with the simple campaign for product viewing. Then I will conduct a survey for Mineral Makeup Making Workshop. And if the survey turned out well, I will provide it this year. Hopefully on Summer!!

Moral support will never take place on that place and some may even pull me down. So I'd rather keep my mouth shut about this. As long as I am happy with what I do, the heck with whatever happen to all my plans and the heck about what they say.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Images Using Photobox

I am so happy with the images I created for my products using the photobox. I was supposed to buy a softbox but I just decided to purchased a photobox which is about $50.00 less. The images have lesser shadow making my products looks more inviting.

I need to spend time to create this kind of images on all my products using the photobox. I believe that the key to online business is an inviting images to capture attention of buyers.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Stressful Moments

I am so freaking busy processing orders and one big order took me 2 days to finished. I am having a hard time processing orders because my space at home is so small. Some of the ingredients are inside my room and some are in the basement and sometimes I have to use the stove which is located on the main floor of my house. I am thinking of putting everything in the basement, including my computer so I don't have to go up and down when I have orders. But then, we are purchasing a house so I thought of setting aside on putting everything in my basement and just wait until we move.

The inspector of the house found some electrical problems in the house so we are still negotiating. Even if the seller fix those minor problems themselves, I am still thinking of hiring an electrical contractor to fix the elctrical problems to be safe. I just need to find out how much will it cost.

It's an old house so I dont expect everything to be perfect, but this issue is a safety hazard so I still need to figure things out.

I am stress thinking about this plus we are being asked to do overtime during Saturday for 3 weeks so, I really don't have much time to do things for my family and my business.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy For This Business

Holllllllaaaa!! The biggest order I've ever recieved so far. God is listening to me. And I know that I will get bigger order than this one, as time goes by. That's why I never stop working and hoping that someday, this dream will come into reality. And I know dreams can never happen by miracle. It has to come from your own will.

Yeah, laugh at me when you hear that my makeup and cosmetics will never go anywhere because it doesn't have it's famous brand name. But those people who believe that those famous brand names are made by the company themselves doesn't know anything about this business at all. There is a difference between Distributors and Manufacturer!! Ahhhh, forget about those ignorant people about this business.

I am so happy and I can't wait to move to our new house so I can open my business to the public.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Excited For The New Life

Finally, we have closed the deal for the house that we want to have. We will be moving on the third week of February as I requested, so I can file a vacation during the Family day week.

The house is old but a lot cheaper but more upgraded, than the first house that we are supposed to have. I am happy with the layout of the house. More rooms, more space in and out of the house.

There are more parking space for my future plan of opening my house for product viewing. I don't have the budget yet for the sending of flyers for product viewing campaign. So I will just do a simple product viewing campaign online, after everything is set in our house.

I might also start the Mineral Makeup Workshop online campaign on summer to start with and see how it goes from there. I just need to prepare tools that I will need for the workshop including the presentation documents. I really hope that I can pull up my sales for this year. I am so excited to start a new life on this house. Wish me luck.!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fake Concern

There is a thing called CONTROL!! Control your mouth when you are not sure about what is really going on, specially if your name is not mentioned on this blog.

There is also a thing called "MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS", because my life has nothing to do with your life. So that is what you get for acting like you have concern for her while the truth is, YOU ARE JUST TRYING TO INTIMIDATE HER!!

Look, you know already the kind of life this person have, why don't just stop comparing your life to her? We all have our own life. Her life may seems different from us, but don't you think it will be better to just focus with your life and stop looking at someone else?

The reason why she probably get mad at you is because, your concern is NOT REAL!!! So stop being such a FAKE!!!

I am not trying to be on the side of anyone, since we all have our bad and good attitude. But the thing is, YOU ARE REALLY SUCH A FAKE!!

Maybe she is arrogant, but what do you think you are?

Maybe she is really annoying, but aren't you too?

Oh well, personality !!!! Attitudes and bahaviour!! What can we do about it specially if a person keeps looking on the ugly side and not on the beautiful side.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Random Thought For Today

Ahuh!!! Now I know why she is acting weird lately. Now she know how it felt when somebody has been talking about her. Because that is how she is. One big backfighter!! Now she is talking and talking to everyone about how she feels. And now I know and confirmed, how she talked about me behind my back, because someone told me what she said about me!!!!

Go ahead, say whatever you want to say!! If I am a gossiper, I wonder what she or they call herself/themselves.

Anyway, I am waiting for my Real Estate Agent to know if the seller of the hosue have agreed to our offer. I hope this negotiation will end so we will know when to move and start packing our things one day at a time.

I have one order to process and just waiting for the shipping payment. I have all the basic tools I need for my products so, I will save all the money from the orders for the sending of flyers. I can't wait to move to this house and start making my show room.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Pain. My Hope

They seem nice to me. Why? Is it because they know I am in my down moments of my life. That I have been struggling emotionally how to accept some lost?

We were selling this townhouse about 4 years ago when the market on our area was going smoothly. Two weeks after it was on the market, a dead body was found inside our complex which made all the selling of the units to freezed. I said to myself, okey we will try it again next year.

Before the year ended, my car was hit by another car because the driver of the said car was shot to death. My car was total a wrecked. But I thank God nobody was inside our car. The incident was all over the news which made our place more unmarketable.

The next year, the chaos from the Townhomes administration started that was printed on some newspaper. Will I ever sell this house for the price that I want? or will I ever sell the house for any price at all?

I pray, hope and wish that someday, everything will BE okey. The problem was never solved and infact, it's getting worst until now. The PREVIOUS administration stole the funds of the complex. Now all homeowners have to pay the price that the NEW administration loaned from the bank to fix the underground the garage.

Some units were abandoned and was being sold by banks half the price. Will I ever sell this house?

Where is my investment? IT'S ALL GONE and I dont know how long we can recover from this lost or can we recover at all!!

We have to move to a new place because the new administrations keeps increasing the maintenance fee while there is not much improvement on the complex. I have to call several times before they can look and fix any problem of our house which is under that expenses of the maintenance fee.

I feel sad, I feel bad. I was in deep pain yesterday. But then somebody call last night before I go to work. The modeling agency called because they are interested to see my twin daughters. We have an appointment on Saturday and I hope that this is the answer. This is the cure for all the pain that I am having right now. This is going to be a big miracle, if ever!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Calendula Body Butter and My Business

I want to make my own Celendula Body Butter for my terrible itchiness. I have use Calendula Herbal directly on my skin and it is one miracle oil. So I thought it would be good to try making a Calendula Body Butter and see if I can sell it on my webstore.

A very simple recipe:
50% Calendula Herbal Oil
50% Cocoa Butter, Aloe Butter and Jojoba Oil
Few drops of Levender and Carrot Seed Essential Oil

I have two orders to shipped tomorrow. I thought I will never received some orders but I finally did. However, I spend the second order to pay for the ingredients to one of my supplier because they require $50.00 minimum order. Now I don't have to get the money from my own pocket for my Calendula Body Butter, and just use the money from the order that I received.

I can't wait to move to the new place so I can start the product viewing campaign. I am also planning of conducting a mini workshop for Mineral Makeup Making this year and see how it goes. If you are interested to buy this Calendula Body Butter, you can subscribe to my newsletter to receive new product update. Visit my webstore All Natural Cosmetics 4u and subscribe now.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Punished and Blessed

We had our second house viewing today and finally, we want one house in Mississauga. It's an old house but well kept. I have to prepare the money so we can make an offer on Monday. I hope we can get this house and move in as soon as possible. If we can get this house, I am planning to set up a place for my business in the basement.

I really hope to receive more sales so I can save money for the sending of flyers. I will be spending some of the sales in marketing my products for this year, since I have nothing more to spend for the tools and equipment for my products. Thanks for the money I earned from my sales.

I have a mixed feeling for moving to a new place. I feel sad for the lost. Yes, everything that we invested in our present house goes to nothing. We have to start all over again and hope for the best that this time, we are investing for the right house.

I felt being punished financially, but so blessed with so much love and happiness for my family. I am so blessed for having such a loving, intelligent, healthy, understanding and most of all, BEAUTIFUL twin daughters and a loving, understanding husband. But I felt being punished that everytime we find some way to make more money than we should, something will come up to take all those money that we made.

What will I choose? well, I'd rather be poor for money, but rich with love and happiness. So take all that money away, but don't take anything that makes my life as wonderful as it is. I thank God for the blessings!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thinking About The Place For Family and Business

My first week of the year is over and as usual, another busy weekend ahead.

Today, I will pick up my Business License after I had my lunch with my kids. I still can't do much for my business because first, we don't have an extra parking spot here in our present house incase someone will request for product viewing. So we have to move to the new house first so the location will be more accesible and convenient for the customers. Second, I have to save money for my plan in sending flyers. Which I am not sure when and how much do I have to save. My business is slow lately but I am not worry about that for now. I am thinking more about moving to a new place for my family and my business.

Tonight, we are going to have a meeting with our real estate broker for our second house viewing for tomorrow. We might move to a place near to my husband's work but far from my work. I will have to be the one to sacrifice travelling far because my thought is, I don't want to see myself working on that place for another 5 years. I will definitely find another job if my business is still not good enough to support our family income, at that time.

Happy weekend to all!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Are They Just Insecure?

There is something I am trying so hard to ignore, but someone's act just seems to make me think something is going on with her judgemental mind. My mind is so focus on making my daily life as easy as possible and I am so happy that all is doing well with me. I don't really have the time to think what's going on with everybody's minds, so I just can't think of anything that I did to make someone hate me. But her eyes and actions just make me feel something in me that she hate. I am trying so hard not to think that it was her mere deep insecure personality that makes her act and think that way, whatever it is that is going on in her mind.

Was it because she keeps on reading my blogs and she is trying to catch my attention since I've been so quiet blogging about my frustrations with some people? For I know very well that she simply love to feel that someone hate her or jealous of her, eventhough that it was just her big illusion!!!lols...

Anyway, I hope she or they can read this so she.they will know, that I am fully aware that there is something fishy going on with their dirty minds and mouth!!!!I am not and will never have an affair with anyone!!!!!

Are they just jealous because noone thinks that a guy will be interested to have an affair with them even if they try to flirt?!!!!!!...llllllols..!!... I wonder why this things keeps clinging into their mind whenever they see me being close to a guy? Do I have to shout to the world that I am Happily Married? Am I that Beautiful, lovely, gorgeous, irresistable etc blablabla!!!! hahahhahah!!! or was it just their dirty, jealous and insecure minds? My friends, here is what you should read and realize. According to;

Matthew 7:1-29.“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. ...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

List Of Priorities

My life at night shift work and my business started and like what I've said, I am ready to face the new year with smile on my face. Everything is well organize so my life seems easier than before.

By listing down all the things I need to do, I was able to do many things yesterday. And today, I was able to clean my kitchen which I haven't done for quite sometime now.

I still have so many things to do but since everything was listed, I feel less stress. Before, everything is confusing which makes me forget other things I should be doing first.

Anyway, I will do my bloghopp after this, and ready to go to bed.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Smile For 2010

My holiday vacation is over, and I have to go to work tonight, but I don't feel frustrated this time because I'm more prepared to face another year. Everything is more organized and I will try my very best to keep it this way, not just for this year but for more years.

It's not easy to work full-time night shift and run a business at the same time, so I need to be more organized to make my life more manageable. This life will stay for 2 to 3 more years or might be more, so I have to do something to lessen the stress of my everyday life.

I can see the difference in just a few days. I saw my paypal income balance together with my other financial balance very easily. So I know when and how much to spend for some things I needed for my business. I can easily decide how much I can spend from that balance.

So I ordered few ingredients that I need from one of my supplier in USA few minutes ago, and save some for one equipment from my other supplier until it becomes available. I still have few more budget to buy the lightbox that I have been wanting to buy for the images of my products. I saw one cheap lightbox in one canadian website so I will order it tomorrow.

Aside from my business expenses, I immediately saw, when to pay some bills ahead of time from that balance.

The filing of my personal and business documents are more organized so I can easily see and file documents for easier access if needed.

I am also more focus in prioritizing things each day by listing down all the things I need to do for the day. I write all the things that I wasn't able to finish for the day, and include it for the next day.

I will go to bed now and I am ready to go to my nightshift job with smile on my face and gladness in my heart. God Bless You All!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year, New Journey, New Busy Life

I finally changed the images of some of my products. I have so many products so I wasn't able to change them all. But I am so happy with the new images of the homepage of my webstore.

I also made calendars which I will enclosed to all orders of January.

I still have so many things to do but I am glad that I was able to finished those more important things like the filling of personal and business documents, errros on my website, new images, organizing my products and of course my cabinet. I am also happy that I was able to work on the licensing of my business.

I didn't spend time saving a space inside my house for product viewing because, we might be moving to a new place soon, so I will work on the product viewing space once we moved in to the new house.

I am also happy with the program I did for the bookeeping of my personal and business finances. This will help to manage both my personal and business finances. I will still see if the program that I made will work well on managing my finances, otherwise I will buy the software so I can easilier management.

I can't wait to moved in to the house so I can start organizing my life again. Beside, I just can't leave on this place anymore. Too many problems.

Well anyway, although I still have so much things to do, but with all the things that I was able to finished, I guess I am ready to go back to work. Happy New Year To all!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

As usual, we just spend our New Years eve inside our house watching TV. How I wish we were in the Philippines to celebrate the New year with our family

I have so many wishes and and I can't count on my fingers. But with all those wishes, I can only pray hard for continous guidance and love from GOD!!Happy New Year To all. I am wishing you all the best year