The shop is all ready for the April sale this weekend- and it looks FABULOUS. There are some great treasures this month.
There are a few changes down at the store. The name (and owners) have changed to Studio 1404. Kelly, the previous owner, has decided to change directions just a bit, but she will still be a vendor with all of her gorgeous goods. She built a beautiful store, and Brian and Amanda are continuing the tradition. Also, I have moved further towards the front of the building- right inside the double glass doors. Come down and see us- the weather should be perfect!
Fri 8:30-8:30, Sat 9-6, Sun 11-4
There are a few more photos of my booth at my Mayfly Facebook page too.
We're back from a Spring Break roadtrip to Taos, NM with my parents. It's so much easier travelling with older children. There are no tantrums and few fights, and we're LOVING it.
Taos is beautiful in a "let it be" sort of way. Peeling paint, old adobe, rambling sage bushes. They don't seem to strive for perfection in the way that we midwesterners do with our McMansions and manicured green lawns. Plus there's art everywhere. It felt good there.
We spent lots of time outdoors- skiing and hiking, sitting in the hot tub, and rambling about town. The kids were rock-stars at the skiing. Seriously. We cooked most of our meals in the condo, but had a few nice meals out too. Old Martina's Hall was our favorite- beautiful rehabbed building and amazing food. The toy store in town was adorable.
There was yet another snow storm here while we were gone. It's melted now. And we're back into the groove again at home. I'm getting ready for the upcoming shop weekend, Brian is working on the bathroom, and the kids are enjoying just a little bit of warmer weather.
Happy Easter, friends!
We've got a lot going on here- here are the highlights:
It's a First Friday weekend! See the little painted table and chairs up above? Brocante Bliss - 1222 W. 12th Street. Visit the Brocante Bliss facebook page for details.
The kids both had birthdays. 12 and 8. There was a sleepover, a family party, and a luau with 13 little ladies. I'm going to show you the luau cake tomorrow.
Someone got a cell phone. (NOT an iphone. The kid is NOT getting an iphone before I do. I forbid it.)
Brian decided it was time to (finally) remodel our upstairs bathroom, so he ripped out much of it Sunday. There's all kinds of messy going on in there as we figure out how to do this on the cheap, but nice. I don't want to sacrifice the nice. We're all going to be sharing one bathroom for awhile, but it will be worth it... it will be worth it... it will be worth it... right?
We're planning a couple of vacations. Good places with family. And trying to figure out when we can squeeze a little camping trip in too.
J is playing on a tournament baseball team this Spring/Summer. It's pretty low key, but it means several weekends will be occupied with baseball.
The weather has been crazy (Monday- balmy 75 degrees. Tues- dropping temps and rain. Today- blowing snow. Thurs- frigid cold.)
Well, I'll be working Friday and Sunday this weekend- come down and see if you'd like!
For Christmas the last few years little N has asked for a dress for herself with a matching version for the American Girl doll. These are this year's dresses. I used this pattern which was a little persnickerty (that's a word, right?) and not all that clear, and I've sewn quite a few clothes in my time. My zipper job isn't so hot either. No worries though- they are super cute on them, and she's very happy.
I'm having trouble with the blogging. Yes, I'm busy lately, but also, I just don't want to do it. One of the reasons that I've been having a hard time with the internet world I used to love is that it's unrealistic. And hard to live up to. And somewhat elitist. So in my own little attempt to keep it real, here goes:
I don't think I've ever seen a Woody Allen movie. I've watched the Hangover about 20 times.
I like listening to pop music with N. It makes me feel peppy.
I don't know if this shop thing is going to be worth it. Two months in and I'm leaning towards no. (Sigh.) It's great fun, don't get me wrong! But it's an awful lot of work for very. little. return. And by return, I mean money.
I haven't been feeling all that well lately. I'm pretty sure it's a lack of exercise. I have never been a fitness-y kind of gal, but this is possibly the laziest (exercise-wise) I've ever felt in my life. I need to change that. NOW.
I drastically reduced my feed subscriptions and flickr contacts this morning. It was time.
I haven't been sticking with my headache diet AT ALL lately and I can really tell. I need to try harder.
I haven't taken a film photo in over a year? Really? I bet that's right.
I hate those competition shows like American Idol and The Voice. SO boring.
But I secretly love watching that terrible Kardashian show. I justify it by saying that they are a tight-knit family and all work really hard. Well, except for Rob...
I am a judgmental person. My one resolution for this year is to try to be more empathetic and understanding.
I get really jealous of STUFF. I try not to, but I do. Everyone I know has an iPhone and/or an iPad. And we don't. And their kids are decked out in NorthFace this or that. And they drive nice cars- the kind that don't break down while driving in Western Kansas. And they go on all kinds of fancy trips. For us there's always more pressing stuff to spend money on. You know, like groceries. Deep down I know I'm silly to feel bad. How on earth will I teach my children that stuff is not that important, if it bothers me so much?! My strategy so far is I just try to hide it.
I eat pretty well- lots of fruits and veggies. But I also eat WAY too much butter. And I have NO willpower when it comes to carbs.
We primarily shop at Walmart grocery store. GASP!
I loved the Twilight books. I held off reading them forever, but then when I started I couldn't put them down for like two weeks straight and then finally, I emerged to clean up the house and cook dinner. Also, this series. Entertaining sci-fi smut. But I was OBSESSED.
So there. I hope I can think of something to come back here and talk about soon.