Hello, and Welcome! My name is Erica!
I recently decided to start this new blog, and possibly abandon my old blog, www.acrylicandsteel.blogspot.com . I may just occasionally double post over there. There are two major reasons I am changing to this blog. The first reason is because my primary business is Caustic Threads, not Acrylic and Steel and so I think it is probably strange to most people that my blog was called Acrylic and Steel. The second reason is that my in laws read the other one, which is not a problem in itself, except when I was overwhelmed by orders during the Christmas Season my in-laws were also bugging me about not posting anything on that blog, which I thought was really annoying.
So, who cares? right. LOL.
In this blog you will hear about my life, and my family, as well as my business. I hope to offer product reviews, giveaways and tutorials.
So lets start the new year with a look back! So much happened it is hard to remember everything! It feels like the days passed in seconds and I expect this next year to be equally busy.
This past year I was travel team captain for The Munecas Muertas roller derby team along with my friend Killer Queen. That was one of the most interesting and challenging experiences ever. I probably should not have run, but had so many people tell me they thought I would be good at it that I ran anyway. I am not one of those people who loves power, or leading things, or anything like that. I am even kind of shy, so the whole experience was way outside of my comfort zone, and the job came with a ton of paperwork. BOOOORRRIIINNNG. I became pregnant, about two months before the season ended so I removed myself from the travel team and then almost as soon as it was too late to put myself on for the last tourney, I had a miscarriage. I had a dream recently that the current travel team went to nationals! That would be so exciting!
I also opened my store, Caustic Threads, on etsy. ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/CausticThreads ) I started my account at the end of last year, but didn't actually list anything until April of last year, and since I have started listing things I have been really thrilled with how things have been going in that store. I have another store where My husband and I sell other items that we love to make, mostly Fine Art and Knives. That store is called Acrylic and Steel ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/AcrylicAndSteel ), and have to admit it has been pretty neglected since Caustic opened.
Those are the two things that stand out the most, but I also: had my gall bladder removed, started selling items on consignment, had a pregnancy, and a miscarriage, started running, lost 35 pounds, gained 40 pounds, had my blood tested A LOT, stopped eating corn syrup,traveled all around the US, played a lot of roller derby, had a great time with my husband Adam and daughter Autumn (pictured above) , went to visit my mom, laughed, cried and loved.
It has been quite a year.
I am also very excited because I am pregnant again, and things seem to be going well.
Thanks For visiting!
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