Monday, November 26, 2007

Here Comes Santa Clause

I almost forgot to blog about the Santa Parade that we went to on Saturday. It was so much fun. My husband saw it advertised in the Bee. Sounds fun and inexpensive so why not check it out. That morning we accidentaly overslept till about 8:30 since we were up the night before with one restless two year old (we won't mention any names, Scout). We had to leave at 9:00 in order to get a decent seat where we could see. So obviously no showers, no baths and a shotty breakfast we finally made it out the door. The parade was cool. So many organizations and businesses that I never knew exisisted. The girls particularly enjoyed all the candy being thrown at them. Little one can't eat it but she loves the fact that all the kids run out in the street to snatch it up. Scout kept walking out a few feet in the street to see what was coming next. I have included several pictures. My favorite thing at the parade was the Shriner's in their go-carts. Those things can really haul. I get a kick out of the guys with their little box hats and pointy shoes. They live for this stuff. I don't have very clear pictures because I'm not very skilled at such things, but you can check it out. Then finally Santa arrived. He even brought Mrs. Santa to the event. Peanut asked if that was another helper or the "real one." I told her of course it was the "real one." He flies down for these things. Then there was questions about the sleigh and why the reindeer weren't pulling the sleigh. I told her they hibernate until Christmas Eve!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


So Thanksgiving was great! I love food and love to eat. I am actually kinda glad it is done. I have managed to pack away an entire pumpkin pie that my Grandma had left for "everyone" as leftovers. Oh yeah, of course I did add whipped cream too! I have included a picture of the piece I had on Turkey Day. I couldn't resist. Who could pass this up? I also took some great pictures of my Mom's table as well as the plates that my Uncle Tom and my husband loaded up on. I couldn't believe the size of them. So I haven't been crafting hardly at all since my Get Made Holiday show. We had a case of strep throat and then I got a cold that turned into a nasty sinus infection. 2 weeks later and I am still fighting it. Today I did bust out with some Christmas tags that I actually started working on last year. What a slacker!!! I also worked on a few little paper covered magnets that are fun. So Christmas is coming but no tree until next weekend. I am so excited.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Bee Movie

So today we took the Peanut to her very first movie. She is five years old. People are appauld that we have never taken her before. Most of the movies that come out today I think are to scary for little ones. She gets scared watching Disney movies so I had to be careful which movies she sees. I really don't want to be up for a week straight fighting the nightmare bug. I've done it before. So the hubby and I didn't tell her where we were going. We took her and her sister over to Dama's and Papa's house and quickly retreated while the little one had Dama occupied with Fisher Price Little People. Peanut couldn't guess where we were going. We got there and she still didn't know. My husband went and bought the tickets and she said, "Mom, I smell popcorn," still no clue. We finally got in and sat down and she smiled and said, "This is a movie." I know most of you are probably thinking, "jeez its just a movie", but to me it was a milestone. One I was so excited to share with my eldest. Think back, do you remember the first movie that you ever saw in a theater? Comment me back and let me know. Anyway, the theater got quiet and then came the preview which started off way to loud and the worst part was it was TOTALLY SCARY! I think it was called Spiderwick or something. Really not good for a five year old who gets scared by the shark in Nemo. Big scary faces and creatures chasing little kids. I am still not sure why they put this at the beginning of a movie you should be able to take a little one to but, whatever. The movie, once it started, was fantastic. My husband joked with me and said that I reminded him of the girl in the movie and the Bee is so cute with his big eyes it's easy to fall in love with him. The Peanut loved the movie and I of course snuck in our own popcorn and drinks. That's what large purses are for. I was wondering if they were on to me when I left and my bag had deflated to a flat pillow shaped thing compared to the massive tote that entered the theater. Ha Ha. I am so rebellious. I tried to get a picture by the movie poster outside but my phone's memory was full, so no picture except for the one I pulled off the net.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Almost Done

So the Get Made Holiday came and went. I stayed up till 1:30 in the morning the night before getting everything in order for the show. Show day comes my oldest daughter's soccer game was at 1:00, and at 2:00 I was rushing to get to the show. My friend Ruth couldn't be there so she sent her sister-in-law Christy to set up and sell her wares. Christy had our table set up when I got there. Cool! The space was extremely tight. We had a long day of rain and the outside booths had to move inside. It was very cozy for everyone. The rain unfortunately kept away customers. Didn't sell one item. At 8:00 I felt that I was getting a cold and decided to call it an evening. My oldest had strep throat the week before so I thought for sure that that's was I was coming down with. Luckily it was just a cold. My little space turned out pretty cool. Here is a couple of pictures. It was great to go out and meet everyone in Craft Mafia who I had not had a chance to get to know. Still quite a few that I need to meet still. Everyone is so nice and encouraging. Fun to meet people whos blogs that you read or websites that you have visited. Overall it was an experience. Even though I didn't sell anything this time around, I am glad that I had more than enough items to set out. Here is a picture of my space and my vintage button rings that I made. I tried to get these in better focus but that's the best that I could do. So now on to the next project finishing my notereading/shorthand class. I just received my final via email and have three pages left on my last lesson which I should be doing now, but I'm not. I opted to blog. Much more fun.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Getting my Craft On

O.k. so I have one week in counting left till my first craft show ever! I have lots of projects "almost" done. A few that I can say are completely done and a few that I haven't started yet. This week has been crazy with a sick kiddo, Halloween and school events, studying to pass my notereading shorthand class and my crafts that have taken a backseat but need to be the hood ornament. So, I took a picture of my crafting area. Needless to say, it is more of a drop-off point for everything that I have "semi-done." I am kinda embarassed to post the picture but it shows you how the week has been. Hopefully I can pull everything together for the Get Made Holiday show on the 10th. I am sharing a booth with my former boss/ friend Ruth who has a jewelry business with her daughter called Tri - Design. Ruth and her daughter are very talented artists and I am very excited to be sharing a booth with them for the event.