Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Other Life!

My blog and my etsy shop [and some other plans that I am working on] are a large passionate part of my life. I am a creative ideas person at heart. I am also a Family person, and I love mine to bits! Part of the Family thing includes doing the bookkeeping for my husband's business. My husband is my number 1 fan [and I, his!] and also the major bread winner. So I have to put my creative side on hold while I work through invoices, bank statements, etc. In this economic climate, I am so grateful for them, but it's not really what I am good at! And we all know how long it takes to do something that you are not really doing.
So yesterday, instead of actually getting up to date, I made this box, to store business type papers in!The box comes from Merry Pak and Print. They make such cool do-it-yourself boxes. And it made my account keeping a lot more creative!Now ... back to the books!

11 comments:

please sir said...

What a lovely box and great way to start organizing!

Heather Moore said...

You clever thing! I'm so impressed. We also have a Merripak here in Cape Town - what a brilliant resource. The other thing we have in common is taxes: I spent all day yesterday up to my eyeballs in Excel documents. Yuk.

Freshly Found said...

Thanks Please Sir! Great to know Heather that I am not the only Creative wandering around in a maze of figures!

HB said...

I'm with you. It sure helps to have an inviting container rather than one resembling a coffin for paperwork!

Di Overton said...

It is that time of year when we haver to file our tax returns. I HATE IT!

Anairam said...

You make such beautiful things! And I totally get it that once there is a marvellous box to file those documents, the task of actually going through them becomes a little more pleasurable - a bit like my jesse print making washing the dishes a good experience!

erin@designcrisis said...

A creative eye and a mind for business. That pretty much makes you an unstoppable superhero!

Megan said...

What a pretty box! I have so many loose photos hanging around and no real way to store them, this would be absolutely perfect!

Dallas Shaw said...

so creative, glad to have found your blog!

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

kendalee said...

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to get through the less appealing bits of a job and everything is improved by the addition of a pretty box! I can so relate to this :)

Estelle said...

I love that you love your family and I love that you say it!

You make me smile! Whenever I have an unpleasnat task (such as my tax form this week), I also start tidying and cleaning. Not as creatively as you do though!