Hey everyone! I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted and I thought that now would be a good time to post since I’m tired from decorating our house today. So I’m sitting in a chair next to our Christmas tree and typing this post up on my phone, feeling quite relaxed
So, I thought it would be fun to show and tell you all what happens on the first day of the Hillside craft fair. Ready? Great, cause I definitely am! ;D
Well, first of all, I have to get up at 6 AM. Repeat, 6 AM! I’m SO not a morning person. I get up at like 10 a lot of days, so 6 is no bueno. So anyway, I’ll be super tired and freezing and I’ll be shaking as I get dressed cause I’m so dead tired and cold and then I get ready to go and make sure I have everything I need for the day. Then we leave at 7:00.
And we drive through Starbucks! It’s our Hillside tradition to get Starbucks on the way each day of the craft fair. And I always get my usual, no matter how cold it is outside; a tall decaf coffee frappucino double blended with whipped cream. It’s quite amazing
I always look at this mountain. I call him “My Angry Mountain” because he looks upset. Can you see his “face”? The two bumps at the top are his eyes, the line going down the middle is his nose, and the line curving down is his mouth. Can you see it? No? Okay, I guess it’s just me cause I’m pretty sure everyone I’ve pointed it out to hasn’t seen it LOL!
Then we get there and I’m beyond excited and still freezing and shivering! In case you’re wondering what the temperature is, it’s probably about 45 degrees or so in the morning… I just get really cold LOL! So after we unload our van (which is completely packed with stuff) we have to put up our tent, set up the tables, and then I get to work on setting up my table. I lay my purple tablecloth down, unpack all the doll stands and racks, and set my very important sign in place 😉
Next, I put each doll on a doll stand. It takes forever and some of those things will not stretch and I’ve hurt myself trying to get them on. And when they won’t get on the doll it’s even worse because my fingers are so numb from being cold and I’m so tired.
I forgot to take a full picture of it all finished (well, you kind of got one already in a different post…), but after they’re all set up, I put out the rest of my stock on the table and I set out my business cards. And then I’m done setting up!
So the rest of the day I sit behind our booth waiting and talking to customers. I’ll also go over to Emma’s booth or she’ll come to mine and we hang out. Sometimes we go sit on a swing and we’ll also go walking around to see all the other vendors. And of course, I buy an amazing ginger cookie (or two!) and we’ll have our lunch from The Chuck Wagon. The burgers are seriously so amazing! :O
Hillside is such a fun place to be and I always have such a great time there! I can’t wait to go back again in the spring! 😀
As a bonus, here’s some random pics I took at Hillside
Have you done or gone to a craft fair? What was your favorite part about it?
So, I went outside this evening to take a photoshoot of Jane, but I wasn’t very happy with how most of the pictures came out, so here’s one I really like that I edited!
Anyway, I’m sorry that there’s no photoshoot, but the lighting just wasn’t great out there, so I’ll get around to doing another one soon
And also, I did really good at Hillside this weekend! I made more than enough money for a doll! Yep, every time I hit $115 I instantly say “I have enough money to buy a doll!!” But then I have to tell myself that I can’t so I can buy my family and friends Christmas presents 😉
Speaking of Christmas, who’s getting excited?! I finished making my wishlist today and it got me super excited! 😀 And seriously, when will we see more of Lea Clark? UGH! I’m seriously dying. I probably think about it at least once a day. I just need to know what she will really look like! Although, from her mini doll, I think she is going to be gorgeous!
Okay, well, I need to go do some things now. I will talk to you all soon!
Are you anxious for Lea Clark’s debut?
– and two more to go! At least for this week, but I’ve still got two more next week. Hillside today was so fun! I had a few sales, so that was great! I’m hoping to have plenty of money to buy my family Christmas presents and also hopefully have some leftover…. Gotta save for Lea Clark! Uh, yeah, hehe, there’s no picture of her yet, but hey! She sounds gorgeous! XD
Here’s a cool shot of my table I took this afternoon. Don’t they all look beautiful? I definitely think that each one of them serves their part well
Okay, now that Hillside business is done I’d like to say something….
HAPPY ONE DAY LATE THANKSGIVING!
I hope you all had a wonderful time yesterday and that you got nice and full eating all that pie… Oops! I mean turkey! Yeah, that’s definitely what I mean…. 😉
So, I know this post is kinda boring, but I just didn’t want to leave you all post-less. I’ll post again soon with a photoshoot! Hopefully one from Hillside 😀
Have a nice night!
What’s your favorite kind of pie?
Hi everyone! Sooo… Either me or my mom always gets sick right before our Hillside craft fair and now with it just a couple of weeks away, I’m sick! Ugh
This is not a good time for me to be sick. I’m going to Disneyland next week with my mom and sister (she doesn’t have a pass so she’s getting signed in by a friend.), I have to write for NaNoWriMo, prepare for Hillside plus work on an order I got just yesterday, then there’s Thanksgiving and Hillside the day after that! I just can’t be sick, guys! *cries*
(I edited this picture recently, what do you think? )
Prayers would really be appreciated right now and not just for me, but for my mom, too. She usually gets sick when I’m sick, so pray that doesn’t happen! :/
I’ll get a post up as soon as I’m better! It will probably be a photoshoot again, but that’s just because those are quickest and easiest for me to make right now when things are so busy
I’ll talk to you all soon! I hope you’re all having a good week
Sooo…. It’s been like a week since I posted and I still haven’t posted Masquerade…. I’m so sorry. Things have just been a little busy. We’ve been doing a lot of shopping, I spent the day with Emma, started school on Wednesday and yeah. I’m sure you all don’t like these type of posts but I felt like I needed to update you all a bit on what’s been going on
I have taken pictures for three photoshoots, though! You can thank my new awesome iPhone for that LOL! YES!! I got an iPhone!!!! It takes the same amazing pictures as my mom’s phone (which is what I normally use) so I am SOOOO EXCITED!!!! 😀
I think tomorrow will be pretty much free for me, so I will do my best to get a post up tomorrow!
Bye for now!
EEEEE!!!! Okay, first, I am so sorry about not posting pictures of Ella on Saturday. It was just such a busy and distracting day having an adorable new puppy in the house 😀
So without further ado, I present, Princess Ella Reign!
This is her on the drive home! My older brother is holding her cause she was whining a lot 😉
Here she is sleeping by her food and water bowls! AGH! That scrunchy little face!!! 😀
Hasn’t she grown and changed so much?! Puppies grow up WAY too fast! In my opinion, they should just stay puppies forever! 😀
She was the sweetest little thing today! She was super tired and she came and rested her head on my knee! I had to move though cause she was falling asleep and that would not have been comfortable for me LOL!
I can’t tell you how happy and excited I am to have little Ella as a member of our family! She is very sweet, but she does have her moments…. Unfortunately Ella is not so good at listening and loves to bite people and couches…. And her first night here I probably only got 3-4 hours of sleep cause she whined and howled all night. I was so dead tired yesterday, but thankfully she only cried twice last night so I feel much more well rested today! And oh, let me tell you, she has a LOUD bark! That’s something I’m still getting used to LOL!
Even through all her feisty-ness, I simply adore her <3
Do you have a puppy? What’s he/she like?
Hey everyone! So, I got a new mouse pad and I wanted to show you all, so I thought – why not do a tour of my computer desk? I think you’ll enjoy it, so let’s get on with the tour!
Here’s my adorable desk! I love the chubby shape of it and the pink and white are perfect for my bedroom!
Here’s my mouse pad! Isn’t it adorable?! My mom got it for pretty much free from Shutterfly! It’s amazing quality and I seriously adore it! 😀
By my monitor I have my Bitty Beanies and blog business cards, an Anna Infinity Figure, and some adorable buttons my sister gave me! One is of Hera from Star Wars Rebels, one is of Elsa that says “Let It Go”, and the other is of Queen Amidala from Star Wars Below you can see on the left I have some Star Wars Rebels cards! Kanan is showing because he’s the best character in that show LOL! I also have my Calico Critters Koala family and you can also just barely see a donut notepad and a planner showing 😉
Over here I have this cute little trinket box, a Vinylmation box signed by Paige O’Hara (in case you don’t know, she’s the voice of Belle in Beauty & The Beast), my Rebels cards (once again LOL!), and in back of the Vinylmation box is a 9″ Donut Vinylmation!
And on this side are my glasses, a bell (I know it seems like a funny thing to have, but they’re fun! LOL!), and a fan
So, that’s my computer desk! I hope you liked this post and let me know if you’d like to see more of my room!
What is your desk like?
Yes. I finished writing the finale of all of my pirate stories. It took me a couple of minutes just to write “The End” and to click “Save Draft”. I got teary as I stared at the last sentence of the story, knowing that it was all over. My pirate stories have been so important to me and I feel like all of the characters are real people. They’re a part of me. Now that it’s over, I just feel so sad. Knowing that I will never again write another pirate story…
I have written 14 total pirate stories. The last one is my longest having 20 parts! I hope that you will all enjoy each of these stories just as much as I did writing them. I can’t wait to start posting them again! 😀
Around the time I was making Fire Cove Season 2, I made some posters for it that never got posted, so I thought I’d share one of them with you today
Ahhh…. Wow. Jake and Victoria……. The beginning of it all….. :’)
Since pirate stories have been my main focus for such a long time, I feel like it’s going to be hard to start writing other stories. I’m hoping that I’ll get into the flow of writing non-pirate stories easily and feel just as comfortable writing those as I did writing my pirate stories
How do you feel when you finish writing a story, or any big project that you’ve poured your heart into? Relieved? Happy? Sad?
EEE!!! I am just the happiest little sister right now!! Today was truly an AMAZING day!! My brother, Jordan has been dating his awesome girlfriend, Aaryn for almost a year (it’ll be a year tomorrow!) and today he popped the question! Jordan and Aaryn went skydiving for their one year anniversary of being together, and my mom made a huge banner that said “Aaryn, will you marry me?” so that as she was falling she could see it! Jordan wanted both families involved so we were all there to see him propose and it was just seriously so amazing!
I am seriously SO happy for them!! They are a perfect pair and they love each other with all their hearts! I’m so excited to soon be able to call Aaryn my sister 😀
CONGRATULATIONS, JORDAN AND AARYN!! I love you both SO much and I can’t wait to see what amazing plans God has in store for you!!! <3
Hey everyone! I’m so sorry I’ve been inactive for like over a week! I woke up sick Tuesday morning and have just been lying on the couch watching movies all day. I’m feeling better, but I’ve got a pretty bad cough and stuffy nose. Bleah! 😛
I promise that I will get a post up (this one doesn’t count LOL!) as soon as I am feeling completely normal again!
And just to make you smile, here’s another picture of Ella!
She opened her eyes at 2 weeks old!! AAH! She’s already changing so much!! I can’t wait until she comes home!! 😀
I hope you’ve all been having a nice week!
Talk to you all soon!