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wedding belles

7 Aug

it HAS been a week…sorry about my previous rant (I did go to another doctor with little to no avail to help with my situation…so, I’m left pretending nothing is wrong…and we will see how long that works).

Business has been slow on the retail end of my business this week; however, fortunately I was slammed on the wholesale side of business.  (I make these great pom pom kits and children tutus).  In fact, I had so many orders that I took over a portion of the retail floor to prepare and package.  To which, one customer remarked as I was literally up to my eyeballs in tissue pom poms, wow, you need a real job! While trying to not stab her with a pair of scissors, I said through clinched teeth, this is my job. Later that night, C and I had a lengthy discussion about it; that no one makes ANYTHING in this country (U.S.A.) and that no one can recognizes when its happening or thinks that something is wrong with making handmade items!

There was more drama this week, if you can believe…I’ll save it and leave you with a beautiful escape we managed last night.  Friends of ours married under the stars and let us share in the magic.  The bride was beautiful, the groom handsome, and now a little boy and 5 loving pets are now a family.  We wish them the best!

The happy couple

The groom’s cake featuring all of their pets…so cute!

for a greater gulf

3 Jul

my etsy treasury for gulf relief

As a native of Louisiana, I can tell you first hand that this is bad…very bad. I’m talking about the BP oil spill disaster that is growing to near 100 days. It is a disaster that is two fold, one environmental (even I being 150 miles from the spill site, can smell burning oil occasionally) and second economically. In an already economically challenged time and coming off the heels of rebuilding from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ivan, and Gustav, we are hurting.

I’ve spent my morning collecting beautiful offerings from very generous Etsians and created a treasury that supports efforts down here from wildlife and coastal restoration to simply stocking the food banks in my area. Please consider purchasing from these individuals, as we need everyone’s help in this fight.