Sunday, February 21, 2010

Busy as a bumble bee

I have finally made a date for my first market stall. I will be at the Ferny Grove Markets (Samford Rd, Ferny Grove) on Sunday 14th March. I am so excited and a little stressed. The day before I will be shaving my head for Shave for A Cure, so hopefully that wont scare some people off. I will have a hat on anyway.
I have done market stalls before but that was me and my mum selling all our unwanted household items and some clothes. This time it will be all about my crafts and making a new connections and gaining heaps of feedback (hopefully). I have been busily making and creating, I am making double of what I need because I plan on doing the Petrie Markets about 2 weeks after Ferny Grove one.

I have my notebook, full of 'things to do this week' and I add to it about every half hour. Handmade business cards, a handmade banner and Spotlight is on the agenda for tomorrow and Tuesday. I have been waking up at 6am for the last week, I think I might have to wake up earlier. I love the mornings.

If anyone has any tips on holding a market stall, it would be great to hear from you.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Kazza's Top 5 Inspirational Songs

For Christmas, Mr Happiness got me an ipod cord for my car, now I can play my ipod through my stereo, which is really neat. Because I don't catch the train anymore to work, my ipod wasn't really getting a work out. So this was the perfect gift.

Given the recent events of sadness that has happened in my family over the past 2 weeks, I thought that I would share with you my 5 tops inspirational songs that are always on my ipod. These songs always give me some sort of strength, they also have a way of making me feel better and I get a tingling feeling after I listen to them. I know that you know what I am talking about.

Number 1: Unwritten - Natasha Bedinfield. When I'm down and think the world has it in for me. This song always picks me up.

No one else - no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Number 2: The Luckiest - Ben Folds. This song is the ultimate love song. We had it playing at our wedding while signing our marriage certificate. I was doing so well trying not to cry until this song was played, the the tears started flowing.

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know
That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

Number 3: Walk On - U2 This song holds a special place in my heart, I choose it to be played at my Dad's funeral. It has the most wonderful words, you can interpret it anyway you like. For me, it reminds me of my Dad, how much he meant to me and how much I love and miss him.

Walk on, walk on
What you got, they can't steal it
No they can't even feel it
Walk on, walk on
Stay safe tonight...

Number 4: Lose Yourself - Eminem Ok, ok, so maybe Eminem might put you off, but this dude is a pretty good song writer. This is my only favourite Eminem song. If you listen to the words, they actually make a little sense and you think about it and it may relate to you. This song is all about taking an opportunity and making opportunities for yourself.

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo
You can do anything you set your mind to, man

Number 5: Tiny Dancer - Elton John Its hardly inspirational but its my favourite song in the world. I could listen to this song all day. It was also on the radio on my wedding day driving to the photo venue. That's gotta mean something right?

But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you and you can hear me
When I say softly slowly
Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
you had a busy day today

If you have any songs that are inspirational to you, I would love to know about them. Oh, and a family update - all is going fine, we are slowly moving on with life but never forgetting the memories and we all have each other. I am also going great on my fundraising efforts for Shave For A Cure...follow the link if you would like to donate

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush