Friday, May 14, 2010

a surprise package and a trip!

Hi sweet friends!

happy friday to you all.

I had been ignoring the mailbox for the last few days.
Just busy at home I guess.
Well last night I finally stopped to see what was in there.
And to my surprise....
it was the key to the big box!
The key always means good things.
Surprises usually.

I grabbed the key with delight and showed it to sweetie.
he gasped, "What do you think it is???"
I told him I surely had no idea.

I fumbled wildly first putting the key in the wrong slot and then putting it in the right slot but it was upside down.
Finally, success!

I swung the door open and there was a brown paper box...I pulled it out and to my delight was the very familiar handwriting of my sister-in-law, Romy.
She is such a cutie, always with the sweet packages and thoughtful gifts.
I could not wait to get home and tear into the box!

Oh! I knew lovely things were to come!

A belated birthday wish!

and glitter!!!
sparkles...I love them

And then wrapped in dress pattern paper, but it wasn't clothes patterns it was blue prints, super cool, was a book.
And I knew right away it was no ordinary book.
oh no, not this book.
Just look at the apples!
I untied the ribbon and slowly and carefully opened the book.
what is all this???

The most beautiful pages, all different colors and sizes and textures and patterns.

They were sewn with red thread and glued and punched.
There were secret envelopes and plastic holders with beautiful flowers in them.

With every page I turned there were more and more wonderful things to see!

Thank you so much Romy! I see all the hard work you put into this and I love it so very much!
I can't wait to start filling it up with beautiful treasures of my own.

This evening I am headed off to Renegade Craft Fair in Austin.

I am so excited!
I have done a few Renegade Fairs in the past (San Francisco and Chicago) and I always have such a wonderful time.
The people who run the show are great, the vendors are so talented (I spend WAY too much money!) and its so great connecting with people who understand and respect what we do.

If you are in the area come on by Saturday and Sunday, the 15th and 16th at the Palmer Events Center off Barton Springs Road.
We will be there 11am - 7pm both days!

I will be posting to Facebook during the weekend so be sure to check out the Blossom Shop fan page this weekend!

Have a great weekend everyone!
I will be back soon!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010


wow, so much new stuff coming up in my life and I am feeling very overwhelmed.
All good things...but big things.

Sweetie and I are moving at the end of the month.
To a different state.
We are finally leaving the desert (buh-bye Phoenix) and heading to Austin, TX.
I am really excited to be in a new place but I will sure miss my Phoenix friends.

We are still looking for somewhere to call our own. Or at least borrow for a little bit.
Its an interesting process when you are a few states away from where you are currently living.

Sweetie and I are both looking for jobs.
He is computers and techie stuff and I am pharmaceutical and biotech stuff.
Let us know if you know of anything!

We are taking the plunge in less than 6 months!
I can not wait to be Mrs. Sweetie!
The wedding planning is coming along nicely (I think).

So much to think about, so much to plan, so much to do!
I keep reminding myself to breathe.

Wish us luck!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Hi all!

Its my birthday!
I love my birthday.

I am having a 20% sale on my Etsy shop.
Put in your order, I take 20% off and then refund your money through PayPal.
Today, May 4th, only!

Blossom Shop!

Happy Shopping!

I am going to get dolled up now for a lunch with a friend.
And then who knows what the day has in store for me!