Dollar Tree Haul November 2017

When it comes to making simple DIY’s for the holiday’s the first place I stop is Dollar Tree. They always have the simple items I need and best of all they are only $1. So I can always get more than I would at a big box store. Below is just some of the items I purchased for my upcoming holiday DIY’s.

~Nika xoxo


In life there are always changes. Changes in weather, changes in jobs, changing within the family. Sometimes those changes can be difficult. Often times changes can also be against our will. Not something we want but something someone else has done for us. Well, I will be making changes to what I sell, how I sell and where I sell my items. I did the who Etsy store for a while. Yeah, it worked. However, it didn’t give me the traction I was looking for. Although I had orders and people inquiring. I felt like I wanted more. I made sure I had eye-catching images, detailed description and I always made sure to respond as fast as possible to my customers. I felt like I was putting in so much work and not getting half of that back in return. I spent a lot of time with myself going over what I thought the issue could be. What I came up with was… Etsy is saturated with people selling the same things I was selling. I love Etsy and I think they are a great place for people to get started. I just feel like they don’t work for me anymore, especially where I want to be with my small business. Or better yet for the items, I want to sell. Now I am not saying I will never use Etsy again. Just at this point, I feel like I need to venture on and see where the new plan takes me.

With all that being said. I will be selling new items in my new store. I have a few ideas in mind where I plan to open that online store as well as a few ideas of different items to sell. Most custom made items still but then there will be items I don’t make. I want to change the age range I am selling for as well. So if you are a customer of mine from Etsy you will see my shop is on vacation right now. So if you bear with me I will still be selling just not on Etsy.

If I find that Etsy is the best place for me I will go back to it. However, I have to try my new venture with my new products and see where it takes me. Change can be bad and change can be good. For me though, I hope this change turns out for the better.

~Nika xoxo

Recovering from surgery…

Happy Valentine’s Day first and foremost.

So I had my surgery on Friday and I must say when I came home. I was in so much pain I wanted to scream to the high heavens. Knowing that this would have only made things worse, I didn’t. I tried my best to sleep on Friday but my lovely children were so concerned about my well-being I barely got any sleep. I think they were just nervous. My sweet precious children. My daughter of course didn’t want to leave my site and has been doing so much to make me comfortable. Going as far as even following me to the bathroom. I had to put an end to that yesterday. Mama needs her privacy. So how am I feeling today. Well I made the mistake of going down my stairs, what was I thinking? Big mistake is what it was. First off when you have any kind of surgery done to your inside lady parts and the doctors tell you to take it easy. You seriously need to listen. Today is not only Valentine’s Day. It is also my 3rd child’s birthday. So, I wanted to go in the basement to get the presents I had for him. Yes I came from my upstairs bedroom, to the second floor then down to my basement. Two days from surgery. I’ll tell you one thing. I will not be doing that again. Rest means rest. Though being still and not being able to cook or clean is driving me insane, the pain I am feeling is more overbearing than I can take. Therefore, for the first time in my life I must learn to sit still and allow others to help me. Hopefully the next time I post, I will be back to my old self. Up sewing, crafting, blogging, vlogging and most of all back to taking care of my family. Till next time guys and gals…

Nika xoxo