Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween good time at work

Halloween is quite a big deal at work.
Most years we create a haunted house and scare the crap out of a lot of people.  It's a lot of work but in the end it all comes together and we have a good time.  This year our theme was the Forbidden Forest, you can see in the last photo I was a bear.  Ferocious right?!  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Making and Selling

Becky and I have our first local craft fair coming up on November 6th so we have been busy making things which leaves little time for blogging when you also have a full time job and family to take care of.
The totoro's are slowly multiplying and I am so happy.  It is going to be hard letting go of these things... if you didn't know I am a HUGE totoro fan.  He is probably my most favorite character EVER!
We did manage to squeeze in some crafting over the weekend, I finish up some crochet coasters (do you see Mickey's butt, he's so cute).  We also taught Becky's sister Lauren how to crochet a granny stripe blanket.  She's doing amazing and can you belive she is a beginner?  I think she will have her blanket up for sale at the Holiday Affair Craft Fair we are doing so if you can make it please come on by and say Hi. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Work it out

Do you remember sometime last month I mentioned I started WeightWatchers?  Well it's been about 4 weeks and I am still on it.  Oddly enough it has been incredibly easy.  I still eat pints of ice-cream in one sitting, I just make sure I account for it.  

Anyone who has been successful at any type of weightloss will tell you it's about eating less and moving more.  I decided last night it was finally time to get my running shoes back on.
Here are the details from my first workout.
Total time: 55mins 51secs
Actual Running time: 42mins 02secs
Side Cramping: started at 14mins and lasted 1min 18secs
Calf Cramping: started at 55mins and were so bad I had to stop

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Grand Opening for Eugenia Woods

I'd have to say it was a great night for a store opening.  Those of us in the Tampabay area have been blessed with slightly cooler weather which was just icing on the cake for the Eugenia Woods party. 

(additional photos can be found on The Eugenia Woods Blog)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

More mail

My winnings from the Freckled Nest giveaway are still making there way to me.  I received this handmade pincushion from Vics over at BrambleBird.  I really do love things people make so much better than mass produced items.  
With the holidays fast approaching shopping for gifts has crossed my mind a few times.  I would like to challenge myself to make or buy handmade items as much as possible this year.
What about you?  Do you plan to buy handmade?