Thursday, January 7, 2016

Happy New Engagement 2016

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What an lovely, but tiresome, holiday season! The busyness of getting presents for loved ones. The constant planning of parties and events you have to decide between. The holidays are gone too quickly but this year has brought something new.



My boyfriend and I are FINALLY engaged! I am so proud of him for talking to my dad, and for my family for keeping the surprise a secret. He told me he was planning to propose on Christmas, but the ring didn't come back from sizing until a few days after. I think January 2nd was the greatest time to propose. I was completely surprised!

We planned to have dinner that night. He wanted to have breakfast, but I was at home and my dad already prepared brunch. So we set the time to 8:00 pm. While I was playing Portal 3 with my sister, he set a meeting with my dad at his office to discuss. The rest of the day was busy with putting away the Christmas ornaments and helping my dad take the lights off of the house. Sometime around when we were cleaning, my dad told my mom, and an hour before we left he told my sister. They were all so great at not giving me any clues, although after the proposal I realized why my mom was smiling at me. It was not because she washed my pants for me!

When he picked me up, he said he needed to go back to the house because he left a light on. I know it sounds fishy now, but I believed him and said ok. He then said he needed help with something, and made me close my eyes. We walked in to the dark frnt room in the house. He turned on the light and turned me to the wall. I thought, "Ok, great, he finally figured out what to hang on the blank wall." I still didn't have a clue!
He told me to  open my eyes, and I saw this beautiful mural of instagram pictures. The larger photo in the middle is from his friend's wedding, on the year we met and started dating.
He went down on one knee, and the first thing I said was, "You did it?" He knew that talking with my dad was important to me, and I am so glad he went through with everything. He also had a hidden camera to take video of the surprise. Once he creates something with it I might post it on here. Then you can see my happy dance!


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Before of going to dinner, I asked him to take me home so I can yell at my family for being so sneaky! They were denying it at first, but laughed and were happy for the secret to be out. They called my brother to tell him the news, and my sister blasted her excitement on Facebook. It was such a lovely surprise! Now we are in the process of planning. It will be difficult, but I have my best friend to work with.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My first craft show! TBEC Rock and Roll Holiday Market

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I've been a part of my local city Etsy group, and I've been watching all of the craft shows people have been posting about. I have been waiting for a year to try a show, and I'm glad I had the chance to be a part of the Tampa Bay Etsy Crew's holiday market. 


My boyfriend also joined, sharing his t-shirt designs from Lines and Dashes. It was his first show too, and he was excited to sell his hand printed shirts. I was so happy we got to share a tent together. I don't think I had enough items to fill a full table, but I brought enough to fill half!




I brought a variety of items I had on hand, mostly hats that I made as a tester, a few headbands that I made while we sat at our booth, cowls, koozies, and some small purses I made especially for the market. I was also testing to see what would be the best items to make more of.



People passed by and looked at the items. Everyone admired the Minnie ears hat and the stormtrooper sack hat, a perfect eye catcher with the Star Wars movie coming out soon. I did get a couple of sales for headbands and storm trooper koozies. Overall, it was a great event with a great group of people that were very helpful. 

If you have an Etsy page, make sure to look for your local Etsy group and join in their craft shows. They have been a great help in learning about selling online and in person.

What Are You Doing? December Month Blog Hop #125 (week 3)

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Welcome to this month's special blog hop!

Hi, it's me again. We are still adding to this special December blog hop. There are a lot of great festive blog posts! Come and join in all month long!
The last month of the year is usually hectic, so I've decided to make it a month-long hop. This blog hop runs from December 1st to December 31st.

Your hosts:

Sara from Content in the Meantime
 

Kassandra from Coffee and Their Kisses

Featured post of the week:

Posted below is the featured blog post of the week. I love to find unique blogs and post to share about and write little comments on their writings. I try my best to give every blog a chance to be chosen, so make sure to enter your blog every week!

I haven't decided on a featured post as of yet, but I will feature all the posts on my Pinterest!



What have I been doing?

I wrote a post on my first craft show here: TBEC Rock and Roll Holiday Market.

I got that dreaded root canal done last month. a piece of my tooth decided to break off, but they were able to save my tooth. This week I finally get my teeth capped. The process was not as bad as I thought, with the numbness or the after effects. I'm glad I got it done!

Now it's your turn! What have you been doing this week?



  • Please post the link to a specific blog entry, not just the blog. I look at every link posted, and I comment in every entry. If you don't post a specific entry I can't comment!
  • Adding your email address will add you to my blog hop email list. I will only send you an email once a week informing you of the blog hop. If you don't want to be emailed, just let me know.
  • If your blog is featured on this blog hop, I will be using the picture you posted on the linky.
  • All blog posts will also be pinned on my What Are You Doing? Pinterest board, so others can see the awesome things you are doing!
  • Family friendly posts, please!
  • I also added a LIKE feature to the list, so make sure you check out the other blogs and like your favorite! Help me choose the featured blogs for the week! You only get one choice for a favorite though, but if you have other favorites, let me know in the comments!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What Are You Doing? December Month Blog Hop #125

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Welcome to this month's special blog hop!

The last month of the year is usually hectic, so I've decided to make it a month-long hop. This blog hop runs from December 1st to December 31st! That's right, you will have all month long to add to this list. 

Your hosts:

Sara from Content in the Meantime
 

Kassandra from Coffee and Their Kisses

Featured post of the week:

Posted below is the featured blog post of the week. I love to find unique blogs and post to share about and write little comments on their writings. I try my best to give every blog a chance to be chosen, so make sure to enter your blog every week!

One Sheet Folded Advent Pocket Book - Crafty Journal
I'm loving this Advent Pocket Book shared by Crafty Journal. It's a perfect way to personalize for kids or family. The pockets are so cute, and I love the binder rings. I want to make my own notebooks with those. Thanks for sharing, Noreen!

 Congratulations to the featured blogs!


Don't forget to check out the other blogs from last week! 

What have I been doing?

This Saturday I'm doing my first craft show! I'm so excited! I've been working on all the things I want to sell. Most of them are the hats I've tested over the years, plus a few purses. I have pictures too! 
Hats galore!

Some fun cross-body purses (Pattern from Jessie At Home)

I have a feeling this bag will finally sell this year!

Now it's your turn! What have you been doing this week?



  • Please post the link to a specific blog entry, not just the blog. I look at every link posted, and I comment in every entry. If you don't post a specific entry I can't comment!
  • Adding your email address will add you to my blog hop email list. I will only send you an email once a week informing you of the blog hop. If you don't want to be emailed, just let me know.
  • If your blog is featured on this blog hop, I will be using the picture you posted on the linky.
  • All blog posts will also be pinned on my What Are You Doing? Pinterest board, so others can see the awesome things you are doing!
  • Family friendly posts, please!
  • I also added a LIKE feature to the list, so make sure you check out the other blogs and like your favorite! Help me choose the featured blogs for the week! You only get one choice for a favorite though, but if you have other favorites, let me know in the comments!


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