Happy Thanksgiving to my Fabulous Fans!

I haven’t had the chance to even post about last weekend’s sales, but y’all blew me away! Thank you for showing up and supporting my small business! It was a record breaking weekend, and for that I am grateful. As I sit here and write this blog post on Thanksgiving evening, I reflect back on how far I have come in my journey. From starting my Facebook page and business from scratch to having over 10,000 likes…I just can’t. Is this real life? I am so excited to see what next year holds but for now I am trying my best to live in the moment.

I am forever grateful to my husband for supporting my decision to leave the corporate world and pursue my tiny but mighty dream of owning this business. I am grateful to my children and stepchildren for helping me with smaller tasks when I ask and understanding how crazy busy mom is during the busy season. (patience is a virtue!) I am thankful that I had family and friends encouraging me to take the leap and start and just see where it goes. I am also blessed that my paths crossed with Darla and Ryan (show owners of Waterford Unique Antique Market) and that space was available and so convenient and close to home. Ryan and Darla have been a blessing, as well as the many volunteers at the shop. It’s also been a pleasure meeting other vendors at the shop. None of this is possible without all of your support.

Last but not least, my fans. My customers, some of which have turned into friends. My followers. Those who haven’t had a chance to come into the shop yet but share my posts. My fellow artists who like, share, comment, etc. Every little bit helps. Whether you made a smaller purchase or are a repeat customer or just a fan of my work, I see you and I appreciate you!!!

Oftentimes in this crazy thing called life we are so busy that we forget to take time for ourselves to slow down and really appreciate life and the little things we work so hard to achieve that are usually overlooked. (A roof over our heads, food on the table, bills that are paid.) I spent this Thanksgiving with my parents, husband, and son and although it was smaller than usual it was very relaxing and just what I needed. We ate a fully homecooked me all made my my mom, I brought dessert (yummy banana cream pie), and we watched home videos. This is me circa 1985 with my little play kitchen and a turkey in the oven.

My daughter facetimed me earlier from Texas and I got to see my beautiful grandbaby in her little Thanksgiving outfit. I absolutely had to share this pic because babies make everyone smile and I just love her!!

Whether you stayed in, had a smaller gathering, or went full out with catering or a home cooked meal or whatever your choosing, I hope you spent the day around those you love, and you were reminded just how precious this crazy life is. May your bellies be full, your hearts be healthy, and your home be filled with happiness as we enter into this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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