Saturday, December 15, 2012

So a crazy thing happened this week...

***UPDATE :::   Winners are listed below!  Thanks to everyone who entered!***

...my shop hit 2500 sales!  Woot!  When I opened my shop, making 100 sales seemed like dreaming big.  And then making 500...and a 1000...and now 2500 sales???!!!!  WHAT???!!!!  Crazy.

And I am so grateful.  Really and truly.  I love this little shop of mine and I love my customers.

So, here's a giveaway to celebrate!  I'm giving away 4 (yep, that's right.  Four.) $25 IKE & CO gift certificates.  A gift from me to you!  Winners will be announced next Friday!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Hello Monday! {and a coupon code!}

Hello Monday!  Hello to being able to take a deep breath, knowing that we have made it through so many BIG things in the past couple of weeks and slowing down for a break is just right around the corner!

Indie South Fair was fantastic!  Lindsay and I had a great weekend BUT I must say, I am glad that it is behind me.  {not the time with Lindsay, but the worry and anticipation of my first real craft fair!}


And then we had the Christmas Pageant at church Sunday night...another HUGE thing behind us!  No more rehearsals, worrying about whether or not Quinn will be able to handle it...  {he danced his little heart out, that's for sure!}


Hello to having today off - and getting caught up on all the things that didn't get done over the weekend - laundry, grocery shopping, sending out shop orders! 

Hello to a 4 day week this week and a 4 day week next week and then (whew!) Christmas Break!  Yay!

AND, to top it all off, yesterday was my 3 year shop anniversary!  AMAZING.  Truly.  I am so grateful for this little shop of mine that fuels my creativity and has brought so many wonderful people into my life.  SO, for today and tomorrow, enjoy 30% off by using this coupon code at check out, HAPPY30.  (I did take down the birthstone pieces for this sale, please contact me if you need to order one of them)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Indie South Fair!


Eek!  Holy Moly, People!  This is really going to happen!

I am doing my first craft fair tomorrow - Indie South Fair  - in downtown Athens @ Ben's Bikes on Broad St (kind of near the Vision Video).  If you're local  (or even if you're not local but want to drive over and spend the day in Athens) and you're going to be around (and if you already have other plans, I think you should try to squeeze this in!) please stop by and say hi, I'd love to see you!

I'm also super excited to be sharing a booth with the crazy talented Lindsay from Pen & Paint!  You might have to get there early to buy stuff from her - I have a feeling that I might spend my paycheck on her side of the booth!  :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Who's behind? Mine.

I keep thinking, I'm falling really behind on the blog, which then makes me think about behind, which makes me think about Slink from Toy Story...you know, when they do a head count and Buzz asks "Who's behind?" and then cute little Slink answers, "Mine." Please tell me that you know what I am talking about that that I haven't completely lost my mind.

 This has been the last 7 days of my life...  
Last Wednesday: Chandler had a random fever (102) and I stayed home with her.
Thursday: Dance night. I ran errands.  I was almost abducted at Target.
Friday: We were home. (Yay!) Saturday: 10am Santa visit at the train depot, 12pm Birthday Party, then running errands, then 4:30pm Birthday Party
Sunday: Me - laundry, grocery shopping, prepping for craft fair, kids had pageant rehearsal
Monday: phone call at work that Casey has a 101 fever. I pick the other two up along with her - Quinn walks into the lobby and I know instantly (without a doubt) that he has pink eye. We spend 3 hours between the doctor's office and the pharmacy. We being me + two sick children + one well child. It was *exactly* what I was hoping for.
Tuesday: Chris stayed home with sick children, I went to work then high-tailed it home to take care of sick children in time for Chris to leave to teach class last night. Chandler was in the Christmas pageant at school and (thank God for) my mother in law took her out to eat and then back to school and was her lone cheering section.
Wednesday:   Chris was home again with the sick children.  Casey is kind of on the mend, but now Quinn has the fever.

Tomorrow I will be home with the sick child...big sigh.

Chris and I are VERY, VERY schedule oriented and when something gets changed and we have to back up and punt, I have to seriously remind myself to be flexible.  But it's hard.  And it's hard with 3 kids.  I have no idea how people with more than three get it all done. 

Another part of my ridiculousness is that we make a menu before going to the grocery store and I write my grocery list from the menu.  This week was supposed to have us gone every night but Monday.  So guess how many actual meals I bought?  Yep, one.  Monday night we had steak, potatoes, brussel  sprouts and salad.  Delish!  Last night we had grilled cheese.  Tonight's choices were mac and cheese, waffles or frozen pizza.

So, I'm sorry for my behind-ness. 

Do you follow me on instagram?  I'm @ang4332.  You should just follow me there because that I actually do a fairly fabulous job of keeping up with.  :)