Well, the last week and a half I've been busy shipping sweet packages out of the Whimsy Shoppe! It's been SO FUN! I've enjoyed getting the emails back from the shoppers and their excitement over their new jewels. It's so fun to wrap up each package and make it pretty! This butterfly necklace is a favorite of both my 10 year old (pictured wearing it) and Whimsy Shoppers alike! In fact, I even wore mine today! Such a fun, vintage looking piece (only two remaining).
I'm thinking about doing an open house at the end of November or first of December…Hmmm? Local girls…what do y'all think about that? It would be a cash and carry thing (which means I would have to work my tail off to get my inventory built up :)…great for last minute Christmas shopping. Come and mingle, shop, snack, and share some holiday cheer. I love fun things like that! Maybe I can pull it off.
Me and Cash had a big morning running errands and getting groceries. He is so darn funny…he now recognizes when we are in Fort Smith and asks to go to "Chik Play" — Chick Filet 🙂 How can I resist? LOL! And though I really don't have the time or patience to sit and watch him play…how can I not…he loves it so much and we have so much fun. Speaking of my little DUDE-el (doodle), check out his scary face…he's still in Halloween mode. LOL!
In other news, I've committed to running a 5k on the 21st. Have I told you this already? Well, accountability is good, friends :) So I'm gonna do it. I've been "training" (such a strong word really) and hopefully I'll be ready by the 21st. I've walked/jogged/ran around this circle in front of my house at least 150 times this last week!!! LOL! I'm thinking I need an exciting new route so tomorrow I will cut across the woods and try something different!
I'm sure I'll be walking a portion of it (the 5k)…but that's okay. That's how I roll :) I'm really REALLY wanting to lost about 15 more lb. by the end of the year, yeah, I know great timing –with the holidays. It's really not about dieting…it's a life change.
Oh, Scott is making me a table for my dining room! I hope it will be done before Thanksgiving…though he's not too optimistic…the chairs I'm sure will take much longer. Maybe I'll make over this brass chandelier like this one. I can't hardly bear to throw out a perfectly good (35 year old 🙂 brass light fixture and replace it with the junk (trust me, I know, I have one in my kitchen dining area!) they sell at Lowes or Home Depot! I think a make over is in order.
Since I moved my crafty space, this room is vacant. And of course, who wouldn't love to have a beautiful new dining room table and chairs!? But who really has a couple grand laying around to buy one…not me! But luckily I've got a hubby with mad skillz. LOL! And he wants to build us a dining room suite. My ears are still ringing from the planer running all evening just outside of the garage…last year, Scott and his brother cut a big, old pecan tree down, took it to the saw mill to be cut/milled, and then he has to work the wood before building with it. He already built Cash's bed, which is priceless…I love it so much. See the walnut rocking chair, he built me that for Valentine's day a few years ago…lots of rocking Cash in that :)
I'll try to keep you posted with the progress of the table. I actually took pictures of the raw boards and hopefully will catch the whole process with the camera. It really is amazing and takes skill and patience. Thank goodness Scott has both!
I suppose that's the update here at Wilsonville! Here's to a great week!