Hello there! It’s been quite a while hasn’t it? It was all rather tragic – my laptop died. It kept having kernel freak outs and it was apparently time to move on. I could not afford a replacement because I am stubborn and I wanted another Apple product. I have successfully procured a new computer and it’s a dream. I got a new 27 inch iMac with an upgraded videocard [because why get a new computer and have the World of Warcraft either not work or look ugly?!] and ram and other boring specs you probably don’t care about. Just know that it’s a fantastic computer and I am totally smitten.
I did not just sit around sadly and bemoan my situation though – I decided to DO something. It I wanted it to be big and scary. I opened my very own Etsy shop called Fortuna Phials. I spent most of 2013 researching, reading and coming to terms with plants, gemstones and Etsy’s crazy SEO. I opened my shop in January of this year and it’s been such a learning process. There have been big moments – my first sale, my first international sale, having people leave such nice feedback and talking with other artists in that community. I’ve reached a great place with my little shop and I can’t wait to expand it more in the future.
I did miss this place so much though – the recipe talk, the book reviews and generally showing the internet my random geekery.
So I have big plans for a relaunch of this great space in the future. For now – hang tight. I’ll be starting slowly with 2 posts a week and going from there. I am planning on expanding to more how to’s, more recipes, more random lifestyle bits, adding beauty review/items/chats, fitbit updates, more geekery in the variety of anime I am consuming and games for handheld devices [I am really into iPad games at the moment!], tea chats where I tell you how to brew the perfect cup of a variety of teas and generally talk about my tea obsession and much more!
I will leave you with this mix I am currently crazy about: