Woohoo!! We made it to FriYay, y’all!! I’m so excited to pick up Josh tonight from college! My baby is coming home!! I have a few projects to finish up tonight for tomorrow’s show. Tomorrow is our last show of the Christmas season. I’m taking tons of jewelry, aprons, potholders and a few reverse canvas signs. I’m ready for it to be over, so I can actually relax. I think all of this stress and constant working is making me sick. I started coming down with a sore throat last night and today my throat and ears hurt. Boooooo. Of course, I’ll start my personal projects on Sunday. LOL! We will finally decorate our tree on Sunday too!! It’s time to get into the holiday spirit. I’m usually set up the weekend after Thanksgiving.
To say life has been busy lately is an understatement! My sweet mama had surgery on November 30 to repair a tendon in her foot. The woman who never sits still is non-weight bearing and no driving. She has been such a trooper! I’ve been helping her with things she needs, filling orders for Morning Glory and getting ready for a show this week weekend. Our last show of the season is on Saturday. I am hoping all goes well. I think this will be the biggest show I’ve done. It’s to raise funds for a high school marching band. I was a marching band mama myself, so I’m making marching band bracelets and t-shirts, plus my regular inventory. I’m excited, but also ready for a break. After the show I’ll be focusing on Christmas!!! I have gifts I want to make and gifts that need wrapped.
Josh comes home Friday night from school!! We get him for 7 whole weeks!!! This mama is so excited….except for the fact that I know the house won’t stay as clean as it has. Ha! Hurricane Josh is coming home! I’m ready to slow down and enjoy my family for the last few weeks of the year. We haven’t even decorated the tree yet! We went to get our trees as a family this past Sunday. We picked Josh up for the day and then took him back. I’ve never had an empty tree in my living room for longer than 10 minutes, so it’s bugging me. Between work, gym, crafting, grocery shopping, etc there just hasn’t been time!! So here it sits.
Here are a few cute items I have going on for Morning Glory. I’ve been selling pretty consistently!
Hello!! It’s always so hard to come back to work after an extended weekend. I was off work for 5 glorious days, and I’m feeling it this morning!
How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?? Ours was absolutely lovely, and filled with family, food and fun! Thursday we were able to spend time with both of our families and filled our bellies a little too much. It was worth it!!
Friday my mom and my bestie and I headed out to the mall by 4am. This year was a little different though, as the kids were all awake and came with us!! Josh, Ava and my cousin Breanna joined us and split off as soon as we arrived. We gave them some cash and said, “Pick out a few things for Christmas!” We had breakfast around 9am and then headed home…to NAP! It was so much fun! Josh grabbed some Beatles socks, a record or two and a few other items he was hoping for. I just can’t remember what they are…I’ll be surprised when I go to wrap. 🙂 Besides a few gift cards, we are DONE our shopping! Woohoo!!!
Saturday I had my first craft show of the season. It benefited a local church preschool program and there were so many amazing vendors there!! I set up my jewelry and some of my wood signs and pictures. I was pretty pleased with my sales, but I spent most of it on goods for myself. LOL! Lularoe, Posh, handmade banners, etc. We have another craft market this Sunday and next at the Natural Foods store and then a big one on 12/15 at a local high school. That one benefits a marching band, so you know I’m on that!! I’ll always be a marching band mama! I have a lot to work on this week to be ready for the shows!! Here are a couple pictures from Saturday:
It was so nice to relax yesterday until it was time to take Josh back to school. The house will be quiet (and clean!) again for the next 3 weeks until Winter break begins, but I will miss my boy so much!!! We will see him on Saturday for his winter concert, though.
I’m starting another Arbonne 30 day cleanse from now until Christmas Eve today. I did a lot of meal prep when I returned home from taking Josh. Muffins, Turkey and vegetable soup, salad. I feel so much better when I’m eating properly. I have no regrets of the past weekend though. I was still mindful of everything I ate. Did I have a slice of pie? yep, but just one. Did I have a few sugar free Starbucks Latte’s? Oh, yes I did and I enjoyed every sip…until the acid gave me an upset stomach.
Hello, friends! I had a busy long weekend! Friday I spent the day making last minute jewelry and T-shirts for my first open house on Saturday! I didn’t have the greatest turn out on Saturday, but it was still a great day. I served turkey, black bean, sweet potato chili and white chicken chili, plus homemade hummus and guacamole with tons of fresh veggies for dipping! The food was definitely a hit. I wish I had taken pictures of the colorful display!
The merchandise was a hit too! I was so excited to show the jewelry that I had been working on for months!
Plus the adorable t-shirts. I actually received a couple of big orders, including a bachelorette party order for THIS Friday! Now, if my vinyl would just deliver! Here are some of the cute shirts I had on display.
I also made cute workout tanks, some bags and wooden signs!
I have FOUR more shows coming up!! One on small business Saturday 11/24, Two weekends in a row at the Natural Foods store 12/2 and 12/9, and a HUGE band boosters Holiday Market on 12/15. My amazing husband will be with me at all shows to help set up and sell my goods. How did I get so lucky?? The next few weeks will be filled with making Christmas designs!! I have tons of supplies on order!
At the beginning of the year, Aaron and I moved my studio/home office downstairs to the basement to make the room into a nursery. It was a lot of work, with big heavy furniture and TONS of supplies and files, etc. I created an adorable nursery, painted the walls a pretty gray and adored the new space. As I said in another blog, we decided to end our foster to adoption journey a few months ago. So this past weekend, while Aaron was working, I took apart the crib and moved all of the baby stuff downstairs to await it’s new owner. I bought new, lighter furniture, and am absolutely LOVING my new space! I’m working on a gallery wall and more space for displaying my jewelry. I kept the nursery sign that I had made and the adventure rug, since my business is an adventure that I’m working on! Plus it’s really soft, and sometimes I like to lay on the floor to create. Aaron tried to snap a picture of that this weekend, but I threatened him. LOL! Tell me what you think!