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Almost Fall a.k.a. Pumpkin Spice Season

Don’t you just love a good anything in pumpkin spice?

I’ll admit, I do.  Mostly pie.  Ha!

Beyond pie, I’m looking forward to lots of things this fall.  I feel like owning a business that I have to be a month or two ahead of the next “thing”.  For anyone who knows me, that’s just not how I am.  I’m a “live in the moment” kinda gal.  So this is the biggest thing I struggle with, currently.  I made a calendar to tell me what to do….in advance.  Like a boss for the boss. Boss Calendar says it’s time to paint pumpkin stuff and wheat.  And boss calendar also says that Notre Dame Football is just around the corner!  *happy dance*

Almost Fall AKA pumpkin spice season!

Can’t argue with that.  So I’ll start showcasing all the pumpkin, fall, harvest, football, and thanksgiving stuff any day now (And maybe some PUMPKIN SPICE things too!).  I’ve already made one small Halloween sign.  I’ll work on more in the coming days and weeks.  I’m in this flow of hand lettering and painted flowers without any type of stencil…it’s hard to stop.  I set myself up in my craft room with a pumpkin spice latte and I’m god to go! I really do love them more than the stenciled ones.  Don’t get me wrong, the stencils are my own designs too, but there’s something thrilling about not knowing exactly what a sign will look like when you start it.  I know, I know, that’s a feeling that only an artist would love.  Ha!

I realized that I haven’t showcased any of my work here since my re-branding.  So, I’ll put up some pictures soon of my most favorite pieces and some of the ones I’ve got for sale.

I also hope to put up some new digital printable designs in the etsy shop over the next few weeks.  It’s been quite awhile since I put any new ones on there.  I make so little on them, it almost doesn’t seem worth the time.  Still, I feel like I want to offer that, even if it means I make no real money from them.  People seem to like them anyways.  What would you guys like to see in the printable section of the shop?  {Also….what’s your favorite pumpkin spice thing?  My fave right now is really a candle!}

Happy August!

I have a secret.

I love this time of the year.  By the end of summer vacation, I am MORE than ready to send the kids back to school–especially the big ones with their attitudes.  Please tell me that I am not the only mom who feels this way!  I understand it’s not PC to say, or even think, that you want a break from your kids, but I did.  And I am definitely ready for days full of silence, and evenings full of talking about their day and their friends and whatever else they like to talk about this year.

Happy August-01

They go back in 16 days.  Yes, I’m counting down.

My stepson will be a senior, and this will be the last year of football for him.  My oldest daughter will be a freshman.  Baby girl will be in 2nd grade.  What a whirlwind!

Besides school starting, August is time for harvest and canning and all the good parts of the fall to get underway or at the very least, we start preparing for them.  There won’t be much canning or harvesting this year as my garden is a flop this year.  I don’t know why and I’m not going to bother myself with trying to wonder why I have hardly any tomatoes and the plants are so small.  I have other things to focus on and there are lots of people out there willing to fill baskets upon baskets with vegetables from their gardens for me, for free!  LOL

I do believe that we will get a nice crop of green beans out of the garden today though–so I should go collect them all before it gets too hot!

I hope that everyone is having a productive and blessed day!

New and Improved

Out with the old and in with the new!  It was time for some renaming and re-branding.  My daughter thought that perhaps the old name could be taken offensively.  It was certainly never intended as such, so I made the decision to move on, to move up, to move those mountains out of my path and make my business better.  So here we are.

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I feel like the name change is a new beginning–like Spring is every year.  I’m so happy with it.  I think it really opens things up and leaves me available to work with any creative medium I choose.

I am excited to roll out the new name on our Etsy shop, a new Facebook page, a new Twitter account, and on Instagram too.  Please join us across social media to never miss a flash sale or other promotion!  Thank you for being here with us, you are truly appreciated.  Thank you for not only supporting our business and blog, but helping to support our family too.