Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Missed Out

I can't believe that I went all day yesterday and didn't realize that I didn't write my daily blog post for Monday. I guess with the time change, my body is simply telling me that it doesn't like that extra hour earlier, and the days just seem shorter than they used to be. Just another sign that summer is coming and no matter how much I try to hide from the inevitable it is still going to arrive, whether I want it to or not.

Sure, there are those people who LIVE for summer, but when you live in the desert, summers are NOT fun, even though there are those who still LOVE it even when they live in the desert. Call me crazy I guess, but I hate summer. Hate the temperatures, the crowds, and there is only so much you can do to stay cool, but plenty of ways to stay warm. Bring on those icy cold temperatures! Unfortunately if you live in California, you already know that we didn't get a winter. No rain to speak of, and now we face what we know will be a bad summer filled with fires all over the place. Those poor mountain communities that thrive in cooler temperatures will now face even more destruction in those dog days of summer.

Just being a long time resident of California, we already know how it will be. I had hoped that we would have a great winter filled with lots of rain, that would move us passed all those drought filled years, but nope, now it will just be really bad drought and hot fire filled summer.

But onwards and upwards, right? This weekend was filled with lots of busy work, with two Facebook LIVES in my main Kat's Creations page, one in which I showed the group how to make a Rainy Day Wreath (shown above)  and then on Sunday, we took the entire tutorial back to basics because I asked my page, what frustrated them with making a wreath. It was a very long post, but it showed me I could teach making a wreath every Friday and Sunday night, and unless you explain the basics of getting there, you are leaving so many behind. While it may not be my most popular video in light of number of views, it is being well received by those that watch it and have gotten lots of feedback!

In my private paid group, we made a beautiful Easter Wreath, which has sold. I'm seeing a trend in the Easter wreaths, at least for me, that the Vintage look is back. Things like vintage looking rabbits reminiscent of Beautrix Potter and The Velveteen Rabbit. It is also getting down to the wire for those that want their Easter wreaths! Right now, some are taking as long as 7 days to keep the shipping costs down and I want to ensure that those that order them have them in time for Easter! If you want to see what I have, head on over to my Etsy store at Etsy.com/shop/KatsCreations777.

So how is your week going?


Unknown said...

I am wondering after first reading some of your earlier posts about Babylon and such how you can reconcile to yourself the promotion of the traditional Easter motifs like the bunnies which are from the Babylonian worship of Ishtar the goddess of fertility, love, war and sex. Personally I've been leaning more and more away from the pagan elements of the Christian religion as I grow older and learn more in studying scripture.

Heart2Heart said...

I can completely see your point. I believe God has called me to this path in my life and I'm not conveying that people should worship the Easter Bunny and I understand where the origins come from as well. I do believe that God created everything in the world today and most understand that I also encourage my faith in everything I do. God also encourages us to see the world around us as evidence of His creation and His nature and most of these people I create for also understand that Easter is about Jesus' gift of Resurrection and not about candy, bunnies, eggs and everything that go with that. I feel if you're going to reach people you have to meet them on their level and not staying away from that and condemning those that do. It does however lead to some great conversations with those who might not ever have a conversation about that and sharing what God is doing in my life.

Thank you Lavern for sharing those concerns with me and I never hid what I believe about my faith, I just wait for God to create those opportunities to share it with them instead.