Crafting Delights: A Weekend of Etsy Orders and Black Friday

Crafting Delights: A Weekend of Etsy Orders and Black Friday

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Preparation for Laminating
  3. Troubleshooting Laminator Jams
  4. Updates and Progress
  5. Wrapping Christmas Presents
  6. Cutting Apart the Envelopes
  7. Raking Leaves and Outdoor Activities
  8. Frustration and Fatigue
  9. Finishing the First Box
  10. Starting on the Second Box
  11. Final Thoughts and Conclusion


Hey guys, welcome to today's video! In this vlog, I'll be taking you through a work-filled weekend with me. It's Friday, and my goal for today is to laminate and cut apart a large number of sheets before the evening, as we have a lighted parade to attend. So grab your coffee, turn on Netflix, and let's get started!

Preparation for Laminating

Before we dive into the laminating process, let me show you the setup. I've turned on all the laminators and got my coffee and Netflix ready for a productive day. I have a pile of sheets here that need to be laminated, and my goal is to have them all laminated and cut apart before we leave for the parade. Join me as I take you through the laminating process and face the frustrations of jammed laminators along the way.

Troubleshooting Laminator Jams

Does anybody else get frustrated when their laminator jams? I sure do! I had six envelopes ruined because of a jammed laminator. But don't worry, I won't let that dampen my spirits. I'll show you how I troubleshoot and resolve laminator jams, so you can avoid the frustration I experienced.

Updates and Progress

Let me give you a little update on how things are going. As I laminate sheet after sheet, I realize that time is flying by. It's already two o'clock, and I'm not progressing as fast as I hoped. But that's okay, as long as I can get everything laminated before we need to leave, I'll be happy. I'll keep working diligently and update you on my progress throughout the day.

Wrapping Christmas Presents

Before we continue with the laminating process, let's take a break and talk about Christmas. I have some Christmas presents that need to be wrapped, and I thought it would be a good idea to show you the gifts and discuss the upcoming lighted parade. Stay tuned as I show you all the presents and share my excitement for the festival.

Cutting Apart the Envelopes

Okay, it's time to get back to work. I've successfully laminated all the sheets, and now it's time to cut them apart. It's Sunday morning, and my goal for today is to cut apart all the envelopes and start trimming them. Join me as I tackle this task and share my progress along the way. It's going to be a long day, but with determination and some coffee, we'll get through it together.

Raking Leaves and Outdoor Activities

Oops! As much as I want to get all the envelopes cut apart today, there are some unexpected outdoor activities on the agenda. We decided to take a break from work and enjoy the day by raking leaves, burning them, and putting up Christmas lights. Join me as I show you how we spend our time outdoors, with the help of our neighbor's boy, Hunter, who earns some v-bucks for his assistance.

Frustration and Fatigue

Well, it seems like time has slipped away from me. It's already 10 o'clock, and I haven't accomplished what I planned for today. I'm feeling frustrated and tired, but I won't let that stop me. I'll do my best to finish at least one box of envelopes before I call it a day. Join me as I push through exhaustion and work towards completing my tasks.

Finishing the First Box

Good morning! It's the next day, and I'm back with a fresh mindset and determination to finish what I started. After showering and having a cup of coffee, I'm ready to tackle the remaining envelopes. I managed to finish cutting apart the first box last night, and now I'll focus on the second box. Join me as I work on trimming the envelopes and make progress towards completing my project.

Starting on the Second Box

Progress is in sight! It's now 3:12 PM, and I only have a small portion of the second box left to cut apart. However, I need to take a break to tend to Marlin and run some errands. Don't worry, though; I'll be back to finish cutting the second box later. Join me as I take care of Marlin, go grocery shopping, and prepare for the day ahead.

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Well, that was a whirlwind of a work-filled weekend! As I wrap up this vlog, I can't help but reflect on the highs and lows of the past few days. Despite some setbacks and distractions along the way, I managed to laminate, cut apart, and make progress on the trimming of my envelopes. Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my workweekend. Until next time!


  • A productive and work-filled weekend vlog
  • Facing the frustrations of laminator jams
  • Troubleshooting tips for dealing with laminator jams
  • Updates and progress on the laminating process
  • Wrapping Christmas presents and anticipation for a lighted parade
  • Cutting apart envelopes and trimming them
  • Outdoor activities and helping neighbors
  • Dealing with frustration and fatigue
  • Finishing the first box of envelopes
  • Making progress on the second box


Q: How do you troubleshoot laminator jams? A: When faced with a laminator jam, try the following steps: 1) Turn off the laminator and unplug it. 2) Carefully remove any stuck sheets or materials. 3) Check for any obstructions or debris that may have caused the jam. 4) If the issue persists, consult the laminator's manual or contact customer support for further assistance.

Q: How did you manage to work with distractions and fatigue? A: Working with distractions and fatigue can be challenging, but I stayed focused by taking short breaks, staying motivated, and reminding myself of the end goal. It's important to prioritize tasks, set realistic expectations, and take care of your physical and mental well-being. Remember to listen to your body and take breaks when needed.

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