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I mentioned last week, I would be having a give away this week. I am partnering up with the folks at What to Expect for a gigantic give away. If you have had children in the past, or plan to in the future, listen up! When I was pregnant with my teenager – I read What to Expect When You’re Expecting. I read and re-read every day. It was my go to book. A couple years ago when I found out I was expecting again, I went straight to Target and picked up a new copy. I was surprised to see that there were many new books in the series, including What to Expect Before You’re expecting, and What to expect the first year. These books are so easy to read, and so informative.
So….Here’s the details. You will get TWO packages. One from me – One from What to Expect. These packages will include ALL THREE books mentioned above from the What to Expect series, and also, from LylahG – a festive newborn size holly berry hat.
Wouldn’t this be a perfect gift for an expectant mom, or maybe keep it for yourself. So, if you would like to enter, leave a comment below. If you want to up your chances, you can get an additional entry if you like my Facebook page, AND another if you follow me on Instagram. (jkearns)
I will select a random commenter to receive these wonderful gifts next THURSDAY, December 13. Good luck!
Original title, eh? Things have finally cooled off in Atlanta, and the pink pig has made her appearance at Lenox Square. The hustle and bustle of holiday shows are behind me, and I am ready to drink in the magic of Christmas. Although, I have actually been in the Christmas spirit since September when I started building inventory for the season – but who’s counting?
Thanksgiving was pretty uneventful around here. For the second year in a row, I bought the entire meal from Fresh Market. I feel a tad guilty about this, but with the Indie Craft Experience the weekend before, who has time to go grocery shopping? Or plan a meal?
As our Thanksgiving holiday tradition goes, Big Red always comes out
the day after.the weekend after. Sadly, I think this may be the last year for big red. I have never been into the artificial type, but my husband, who’s job is lights, swears by the “I’m already lit, just fold my branches” type. I’m much more of the “clog your vacuum with needles, but enjoy the smell” bunch. So this year, I almost had him in the car and ready to go over the river and through the woods, and I backed out at the last minute. So, Big Red, you made it in one more year!
Lylah was really digging the decorating part, in fact, she is still arranging and rearranging ornaments every morning. Sigh, so much for the perfectly decorated tree!
I am excited to announce that I am teaming up with the folks over at What to Expect for an exciting give away! Because, hey, what’s Christmas without a gift? Stay tuned next week for all the details – but I can one thing – it’s gonna be really good.
This blog is pretty much reading like my 8th grade diary. Or any other journal I’ve ever had. I write write write in the beginning and then nothing. So- welcome to my world. I am really feeling facebook and instagram (look for jkearns) lately so if you wanna hear what I’m up to, those are probably the best places to catch me.
I love fall. It’s probably the best season ever, according to me, and this fall is not disappointing. The leaves haven’t even changed, and I keep building up inventory, only to have it depleted in one weekend. This weekend will be no different. If you are in Atlanta, come check out The Riverview Landing Fall Festival. I have to admit, before they contacted me about vending I had never heard of this event – I was missing out! I am so excited, I am making Tyler come help me in my booth so that I can have some time to walk around and check things out. So come buy a hat from an enthusiastic 10th grader who will be doing his best to hold a conversation. Uhhh…yea…uhhh….yea….you know how it goes.
Also, once again this year I will be a vendor at the Holiday ICE show. It’s the best place to start checking off your Christmas list. And if you have never given a handmade, one of a kind, gift to someone, I dare you. If you LOVE giving other people gifts like me, the look on someone’s face when you give them the perfect, thoughtful gift is the BEST gift to get!
Have plans that weekend? Oh – you can get one of a kind, awesome gifts from some of the same vendors at the POP UP SHOP, happening at Criminal Records for basically the entire month of December and a little of November. I will also have super inventory stocked up at The Beehive, and also at Young Blood Gallery, so listen, there is NO EXCUSE if your little one’s head gets cold. Seriously – look at this.
Ok, that’s it. See you in 3 months for another post!
Ahhhh summer, whoever coined the term “the lazy days of summer” had it all wrong! It seems like every year, as soon as May hits, we start traveling at warp speed. We started our summer of right this year, with a trip to the beach.
This always serves as great inspiration for me, and I have been think a lot lately about my business, and how I will grow it in the next year. I am excited for some new changes, and if you frequent my etsy shop, you will see I have put it on “pause” so that I can change some things up.
Today I am getting ready for my last “spring” show – Indie Craft Experience, and after this weekend I will be taking a staycation, and then working hard on building inventory for fall. I will also be starting Lylah’s fall sweater. I’ve decided that I will make her one every summer for the following fall – which she can then keep as keepsakes for her children. I ordered some luscious yarn yesterday, and can’t wait to show y’all some progress!
If you are in Atlanta, come on over to the show, every year the line up keeps getting better and better, and I am blessed to be a part of such an amazing group of artists.
For now, have a great weekend!
Things have been happily trucking along around here. The summer market/festival season is in full swing, and I have added a ton of new things to my line! I am so excited to get my Etsy store updated, it’s coming soon! Once again, I will be participating in The Indie Craft Experience in June. As always, there is an incredible line up, and this year they are adding an art swap! What an awesome idea. I am hoping to have a little extra space in my car to throw a couple pieces in to swap.
I’ll be back later for a give away and some photos of my new items that will be available at The Beehive. If you are looking for a fun summer camp for your little one, check out The Beehive’s site – I will be teaching Crochet 101, and there are some others that will surely get your kiddo hooked on crafting! And if you want something satisfy your creative palate, there are also grown up classes! Check out the listing here.
It’s pretty bad when it’s January 12, and the front page of your blog still reads Merry Christmas. I guess that’s a testament of how busy I have been, right? Ha! I am technically busy, however, I have been using the past three weeks to just relax, and spend some quality time with Lylah. I have been loosely plotting my spring line for LylahG, and SLOWLY starting to implement it. For some reason, in my head, I thought I would get a little vacation after Christmas to recoup, but in retail world it’s SPRING, so now I’m changing directions for the new season.
I’m not really one to make resolutions, but this year, I decided that I would make one that I could keep. I have been taking one photo a day, (on my phone), editing it in Instagram, and plan to make a book on Blurb next year. Oh yea, and also all typical stuff like being more organized, etc. blah blah. I’m sure I’ll probably be gung ho in the beginning and then taper off….oh about February.
I’ve been slowly trying to re-decorate our breakfast nook into a play space. I had big plans for it come January (this month) and it looks like my plans have changed slightly. Instead of a couple lounge chairs I had in mind (for sipping coffee while baby plays) I am now the proud owner of some new piece for our dis-functional air conditioner. It’s a bummer, when you have to buy something to uninspiring instead of something….
functional fun! I am trying to get a photo wall done for the space as well, but meanwhile we have been enjoying the furniture free, still has the breakfast nook light fixture space. Last night we had an impromptu family night. Tyler drew with Lylah at her new easel, while she took turns drawing, and running from brother to mommy to daddy. It was the kind of thing that doesn’t happen very often (with a teenager) but man, was I drinking it up! (and thankful while it lasted) Oh- and snapping away on my phone because that’s all I had. Tyler doesn’t let me get too many photos of him, so when the opportunity arose, I took full advantage.
I have a little one trying to help me type here, so I guess I’m out – Have a great night and I’ll be back soon!