Friday, January 22, 2010

It's Tax Time (for me anyway...)

Well...according to my calendar
(and the reminder that I got in the mail),
is my day to do taxes for 2009.

We have our taxes done at the end of January each year
to get a head start on the rest of the world.

I organized all of my receipts
by categorizing them
and placing them in ziploc bags.

Then I put them all in a container
to make it easier for me to add them up.

I've got my notebook for writing down the numbers,
my calculator for adding the numbers,
my expense book, and
my coffee to keep me awake
during this horrifying process,


Some of the "repeat" receipts for 2009 include:


I have TONS of receipts for these stores
because I tend to linger in the aisles for hours...
Trying to come up with ideas for new creations.

I'm hoping to receive
a nice refund check
this year since
the economy took a toll on my bank account.

My shop rent & expenses vs. my shop sales
didn't leave much of a profit in the end.

I had fun though...
and learned some things along the way.

I need to get motivated
to make 2010 a better year for sales.
I can't blame it all on the economy anymore...
it's up to me to make the difference!

Well...I have to go add it all up now!
Good luck with your taxes
Have a great weekend!

UPDATE:  I don't owe any taxes and I DO get a refund! Whew!


  1. Nicely said... I am ready for the first time in 6 years too, I should get a nice reund as well.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  2. Im inspired Des.... Love it.

    Nag me please.

  3. Thank you so very much for the sweet wishes and tips for my upcoming trip.

    Would you mind sending me Claire's info so I can order a few magazines from her?

  4. That is on my list for next week. Way to go that you are done!!!


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