Just a late iPhone photo update.
Last week I painted my nails a lot. I have really been trying to not bite them and the only way I won’t bit them is if they looks nice. So I have to keep them well manicured. And since I am either sewing all day for work or chasing kids around for work, my polish doesn’t usually last too long. So, I have been painting my nails almost every other day to keep up the pretty. It’s been fun experimenting new manicures!
Last week I turned 29! yikes. It sounds so old. I do not feel 29. I am not sure what is up with that. So, I will continue to completely disregard my age. On my Birthday ( Thursday) I sat by the pool, played in the pool as if I were 10 years old. I participated in synchronized diving, synchronized underwater handstands and flips, dove for coins and rocks on the bottom of the pool for literally hours! It was a good time. After a day in the sun and splashing around in the pool, Stephanie and I hopped in the car and headed to one of our favorite malls. We did some Birthday shopping at Forever 21 and H&M, and grabbed some Wetzel bits on the way out. Again, a good time. The rest of the evening I spent sewing a bit for the Car show I was selling some bags at. My sister also baked me a cake!!! Awesome. Double yellow cake with chocolate frosting almost all to myself. Birthday win. I had a lovely day!
My Birthday celebrations continued with a night out with my friends for Sushi on Friday night, and an AWESOME early BBQ dinner at my Aunts on Saturday. Again, I played like a 10 year old, this time with my niece and nephews on the lawn. Cartwheels, and somersaults, and just chasing the rascals around. I Love being a kid. I think I’m done with this growing up nonsense. Where is Peter Pan when you need him?
Another BIG part of my week was preparing and setting up a booth to sell some bags at in a Vendor spot at a Car show. I spent a lot of time creating a 40 bag inventory and planning how to set up my spot. It was so fun!!! And although, I did not sell anything, I am so happy I did it. I have attended this car show with my girlfriend Laura for years now and it’s just a really fun show to hang out at. While I will continue to attend this event for years to come. I know that my bags may not have a place in it. And that’s okay. You gotta just try things out, right? This is still new to me and I am not going to know how and when I will do good right away. I had NO idea I would get 17 bag orders when I went to meet my Aunt and her workout friends for coffee morning, just like I did not know that I’d prepare quite vigorously for an event I would not sell one item at. There is some trial and error, and that’s okay with me. I am stoked to have the inventory and the NEW bags I now have for the shop or future potential events that I am applying to.
Part of why I am so happy I did do this event is that it really pushed me to work extra hard in the weeks following up to it. I took it as a chance to really belt out a solid line of bags to represent my shop and my style. It is a cohesive line now. where as before I was just putting out a bit of a mish-mash of items as I was building my shop inventory. So, with that said… Look forward to a bit of a shop makeover with NEW bags!!!