Friday, November 28, 2008

Tryptophan Comas and Black Friday Rush

Whew! I don't know about you, but I'm kind of glad Thanksgiving only comes once a year. I mean, it is a very special holiday; you get time off work, time to spend with family, time to relax, but by God! There's only so many different types of casserole a human can consume in a 24-hour span! I hate so much at lunch yesterday that I was straight up miserable. Then, I took a nap, and ate a whole entire other plate of food! As it turns out, I make an excellent vegetable casserole. Good enough to make my grandmama proud. It's really only good because the mayonnaise, butter, and Ritz crackers. I could give or take the vegetables personally, but that's how southern girls do it.

Another reason I'm glad Thanksgiving only happens once a year is because that means the day AFTER Thanksgiving only happens once a year. Now, we are not the people camping outside Best Buy at 4:30 AM. We meandered down to the Quintard Mall (Oxford, AL) around 8:45 AM, but still! One needs stamina for the hardcore bargain hunting we did! And not only do you need stamina for digging through stacks of disheveled merchandise and toting shopping bags that feel as if they're filled with boulders, but you need stamina for visitin' with all the folks from high school and back home you'll inevitably run into. While shopping today, I saw 6 people from high school, 3 children I teach, and effectively avoided 4 of my ex-boyfriend's family members, not to mention various church folks and "How do I know that person?"s. Nonetheless, we had a fun time, even if I didn't get up early enough to get that $388 plasma screen TV at Wal-Mart.

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Happy Thanksgiving and I can officially begin to say, "Merry Christmas!"


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gonna Be Eatin' Some Turkey Soon!

Hi ya'll!

Happy Day Before Thanksgiving! I'm a teacher, so I have been looking foward to this break for quite some time. I thouroughly enjoyed sleeping late this morning. I love Thanksgiving, but I gotta say, the day after Thanksgiving is what I really look foward to. For years I have been going shopping with my mom and grandmother the day after Thanksgiving. We leave at super early in the morning and shop ALL DAY! And let me tell you, my seventy year old grandmother can out shop me and my mom! I really need to sit down and make a list of what I want to buy for people this year. I would love to get most of my Christmas shopping done on Friday. I'm also planning on making gifts for many of the people on my Christmas list. Handmade gifts are extra special.

Callie and I have been making a lot of Christmas jewelry and Twilight themed jewelry to put in our etsy store. I know there are several people on my list that will be getting Twilight jewelry for Christmas this year.

Happy Thanksgiving! And for you shopoholics out there, Happy Day After Thanksgiving! May you find all the good deals!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday Mornings are my Favorite

I hardly know where to begin. We (being Brandi and Callie) have started this blog in the hopes of sharing our little corner of crafty heaven with the world. We usually have Mod Podge glue dried on our fingers, calluses from opening and closing jump rings, and always an idea rolling around.

Today we have a lot going on. Brandi is probably getting geared up to watch the Alabama vs. Mississippi State game (Roll Tide!), and Callie just took her kitty, Smudge, to the vet. We've got custom orders to roll out, consignment orders to fulfill, and lesson plans to write!

Last weekend we finished one of our first custom photo charm bracelet orders, and it was absolutely wonderful. We actually made a necklace for a girl in Australia named Von and her baby daughter Olive. Here is a picture of the finished product!

How precious is she?!

We hope to be able to make lots more of these necklaces/bracelets soon. But for now, it's back to work.

Have a wonderful, crafty Saturday. Drink coffee, pet your cat, hug your husband, kids, and friends!