Today welcomed the first day of Winter otherwise known as the shortest day of the year, or Winter Solstice. I didn't notice it much because I spent most of my day in bed like I have for a nearly a week now. My poor children are wild with bordom. But, come to think of it, they would be wild with anything no matter what.
So I have lost a week of time during the busiest holiday season. I didn't get time to make a shirt for my little ones birthday. I bearly made the cake. I haven't finished Christmas shopping and no neighbor gifts have been made and handed out. And I didn't find out if the library had this book so we could have a little honoring of Winter Solstice to help the children with their overexcitement as Christmas approaches. I've been doing nothing but being sick.
Stupid, stupid, stupid. I haven't been this knocked out sick for years. Thank you friends and family for your support. For bring me dinner and vacuuming my kitchen. For talking the kids into jammies and encouraging them to clean their rooms. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I have decided that tommorrow, I will not be sick. Nope, not at all. 100% healed! A Christmas miracle if you will. I have lots to do and make up because I'm pretty sure Santa is not going to accept my wish that Christmas will come a week late.
I am, however, thrilled that tonight will be the longest night of the year. Ahhh.....more time to sleep.
Every year, it seems to come quicker. It's here before I know it. It's all of the sudden nearly mid-December. Christmas is coming quick this year! When I (reluctantly) put my tree up this year, I left it bare for a while trying to decide how I wanted it to be decorated this year. And while it was bare and the pretty white lights twinkled and I really thought I would leave it that way, my eyes turned to the tree skirt. It needs a pretty little, simple tree skirt made of linen or perhaps burlap. Then what did my wandering eyes appear, but a simple tutorial for a pretty little ruffled skirt found here. I think that this would be just right.
photo from Shanty to Chic
photo from Lettered Cottage
Tonight, I did a quick shop undate! Now that my holiday shows are over, I have lots of very cute Christmas tassels on SALE! All Christmas tassels are now $20 each. I ship quick! Priority mail for orders within the US and shipped within one business day of receiving cleared payment. I also combine shipping charges for mulitple items order.
*Thanks to Kem Thomspon's Photography for photographing all my tassels! She rocks!
Recently, I was told about a family who is wanting to adopt a little boy from Ethopia. In effort to raise the money they need, they decided to have an Holiday open house to raise some money. If you live near the Davis County area, the Isom's would really love your support. All the goods were donated to the family including a few of my tassels and 100% of the proceeds will go towards the adoption fund.
- Holiday Open House will be December 11th and 12th from 10am-4pm
- At the Isom's home: 414 South 1125 West in Layton, Utah
How does one take a picture of your booth while sun is shining directly on it and your camera batteries are dying?? Well, you get something that looks like this:
Lovely. My booth at Mindy Mae's Market (going on now!) looks a lot better than this photo depicts. No two tassels are exactly the same. New banners available including the cutest "Happy Birthday" banner that I love! Aaannnnddd, I am having an exclusive Mindy May's Market special promotion going on making it easier to deck your halls and gift your family/in-laws/friends/co-workers/neighbors/mailman!