Monday, April 12, 2010

Reggae and Tax Preparation are a Nice Combo

I did my taxes myself this year, with a little help from H and R Block. I did a program called the best of both worlds where I basically fill out all of the forms, and then an accountant reviews them before they go to the IRS. Needless to say, my head felt like it was going to explode today as I was working on the forms. Not only did I have my teaching W2's, but I had my new business and my unemployment forms. Yikes!

Anyway, about halfway through doing my taxes, I decided to listen to some reggae. Can I just say that it was a wonderful decision. It is nearly impossible to stress while listening to reggae music. It just naturally relaxes me. So now I am making it a requirement for reggae music to be playing whenever I attack sales tax forms or business book-keeping. I highly recommend it to anyone else who has to wrestle the financial forms that go along with a small business. In the meantime, enjoy these great tunes below.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bloomington Handmade Market was a Success!

Last Saturday I worked my first craft show of the year, The Bloomington Handmade Market. Even though it was pouring rain for half of the day, a huge crowd turned up and everyone had a great time. There were so many amazing vendors and the customers are always so nice and supportive. I just love going to this event and hope to participate in more BHM's in the future.

I also found out this week that I will be participating in the American Artisan Festival in Nashville, TN. The fair takes place on June 18th, 19th and 20th in Centennial Park. This will be my first year participating in this event. I hear it is a great show though, with a beautiful setting, great entertainment and a wide variety of established artists. It should be a fun event for anyone living in the Nashville area, so make sure to mark your calendars.