A Day in the Life: Working From Home

I thought I’d share with you guys a little of what I do, other than blogging here. 🙂 I am a very busy mama, like most if you I’m sure.

Over 7 years ago when I was pregnant with Chloe, I opened up an Etsy store called Chloe Michelle’s Closet, which I named after her. 🙂 I have been sewing since I was just 5 years old. I learned from my grandma. Both of my maternal grandparents and many of my other family members are tailors, so I grew up around sewing machines and I really took to it. I started out sewing clothes for my dolls and Barbies out of old clothes around the house. Sewing is one of my favorite creative outlets!

September through December is my busiest time of year, as you can imagine. I have been sewing up all kinds of things lately.

Minnie Mouse baby dress
Frozen Princess Anna Coronation Dress in progress
Ready to ship How The Grinch Stole Christmas Tutu Set

In addition to sewing for my Etsy shop, I’m also passionate about natural and organic living, and I lead a team of essential oil enthusiasts called The Joyful Oilers. I run another blog at thejoyfuloilers.com where I teach about essential oils, and I have a private Facebook group that goes into even greater depth about therapeutic grade essential oils and their uses. I try to update the group daily for our members. I also love teaching in person classes. I’m actually teaching one tonight in Poway. 🙂

I have always been very unhappy in situations where I was working for other people. I am a free spirit and I need something a bit more flexible. Plus it drives me crazy when people tell me what to do. Honestly, it’s probably just as much work (if not more) but I love that I can work at home in my pajamas while listening to my music and not have a boss breathing down my neck. I also love that I don’t have to ask anyone’s permission when I want to take a day off to volunteer at the kids’ school or do Chat n Craft or attend special events, or travel. Life is way too short to do something you hate, and I’m glad I figured that out in my twenties.

Anyway, I wanted to keep this very short as I have a class to prepare for before I pick the kids up at school. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my little blog, and if you’re one of my Etsy customers or Young Living clients or team members, an extra HUGE thank you to you! I am so grateful for all of you! I try to support small businesses everywhere I can and it makes my heart so full when others do it for my family.

With love and gratitude,

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