Sunday, May 1, 2011

Busy weekend

I visited my folks this weekend.  My hometown's senior center hosted another craft sale this weekend, so Mom and I reserved a table to sell our wares: jewelry (what I made) and rice krispy bars (what Mom made).  We were hoping this sale would be more profitable than the first senior center craft sale back in December (you can read all about it HERE).  I am happy to report that it was: $101 in sales!  I sold four necklaces, two pairs of earrings and a bracelet... much better than the one pair of earrings I sold in December.  Mom sold eight of her fifteen bars (at 50 cents each, her earnings paid for our table fee).  The senior center may not have another sale because some of the other vendors didn't do so well, but that's alright.  This experience made up for the crappy December sale.  Mom and I are thinking of reserving a table for my hometown's Carousel of Crafts this coming December.  We hopefully will do well at that sale.  I may also look into some craft sales here in the Twin Cities area.

I have only a few items for sale on my Etsy page.  You can check it out HERE (or check out my left sidebar).  If you're looking for a gift for your mom for Mother's Day, or a gift for anyone else who likes jewelry, check out my site. :)

I hope to work on the jewelry I'm making for my bridesmaids this week, provided I don't have to put in a bunch of long hours at work like I had to the last three weeks.  Ugh!

Mom also recorded footage from The Royal Wedding, so I watched it.  Wasn't Kate Middleton a stunning bride?

Watching the wedding made me a little more excited for my own in September.  My friend Scott (who married in 2009) warned me that planning the "little details" of our wedding would feel like "death by a thousand paper cuts."  So far it has, especially when you receive a phone call from the bridal shop that one of your bridesmaids hadn't been measured yet.  WHAT?!!!!  The problem was promptly fixed, but it was yet another instance where I wished that future hubs and I would have jetted off to Vegas to get married in a dinky little chapel on the Strip.

I just need to remember that planning a wedding is like finishing a jigsaw puzzle.  You start with the outside edge pieces (the major stuff) first, then work on the middle (the details).  Keep working at it piece by piece, and it will all come together.

I slogged through a rainy Saturday 5-miler and a short walk today to finish up my mileage for the Cool Kids Virtual Marathon.  I will post some type of recap tomorrow.

Happy first week of May!


  1. Great job with the sales! Sounds like fun too.

    I'm sure your big day will be just as fabulous as Will & Kate's! Just keep plugging away.

  2. Hey girl!! Yes, yesterday's run was a tough one. It was cold and super windy! At times there were snowflakes blowing around! Can you believe this weather?

    Wow, you are getting married in Septemeber...that is so exciting and it will be here before you know it!

    Take care!

  3. Don't sweat the small stuff. Don't even sweat the big stuff. The wedding is just a day. It's the marriage that's forever.

    That's a big lesson I learned (one of them anyway) right before I called off my wedding to my ex three years ago.

  4. Congrats on the success at the sale! Sounds like a nice weekend.

    I loved watching some of the royal wedding footage and yes, Kate looked fantastic!

  5. Great job on sales! It is SO much nicer when you make a profit for the time, isn't it?
    Wedding planning? you have it down right! Let the pieces all come together!

  6. You did great at the sale.
    I love Leah's advice regarding the wedding...don't sweat it.

  7. I vote yes to the Christmas sale - how much fun could that be?????

  8. Sounds like a fun time with your mom.

  9. Just wanted to say thank you for all of your kind comments on my blog - they make me smile! You're awesome! I really appreciate you reading!

  10. Yes, keep working peice by peice, you will get through it. I'm saying that as I am giving myself the same pep talk. :)