Well, Thanksgiving is over so let the madness commence. It’s so sudden. As soon as we clean our plates from an incredibly delicious meal, it’s immediate Holiday mode. The sales and the deals and the insane retail hours (I do not miss those days). It’s all just thrust upon us in the blink of a turkey’s eye. I do love that small business Saturday follows Thanksgiving though because it seems fitting. Feeling grateful and appreciative of all the things so why not carry on the spirit a couple more days to go out and support your mom and pop shops, right? Or in my case, mom-to-be ecommerce site and holiday markets. I myself love to spend time preparing my small business gift ideas by perusing Etsy and marking favorites or shopping on my favorite clothing sites like Piper and Scoot and Roolee. I’ll even go as far as to email myself with all the gift links so I can come back to it when I’m good and ready. Another favorite activity is to attend holiday craft fairs, pop ups and markets. You’re absolutely going to find some super cool and obscure gifts at any of those.
This season I’m participating in just two holiday markets because I’m getting bigger every second it feels so my abilities are becoming limited (7 months pregnant, nbd). But I’m VERY excited about these two. The first is another pop up at our local Anthropologie. It’s taking place Saturday December 2nd from 11am-3pm. I’ll be posting on social media as a reminder! The second is the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn at Industry City on December 9th & 10th from 11am-6pm both days. This is my first year partaking in the awesome renegade fair. I had a chance to peruse one that took place this month and what a time. Your eyes are having serious ADD while your hands develop what I can only describe to be “mind of their own” syndrome. All of a sudden I’m touching, holding, feeling and smelling everything before my mind has caught up to what I’m doing. But glad about it. Of course. I hope I enticed you enough to come see the one I’ll be at! I promise you’ll enjoy. And probably leave with some super cool gifts. My husband brought home a handmade slingshot with felted balls. He says it’s to play with the cats but I know it’s really just for him. I brought home the cutest handmade stuffed animal dolls by a small company named King Soleil. I’ll post pictures below of our adorable findings. I wanted to take home like 9 candles all smelling like balsam fir but I refrained because I literally just bought 5 and haven’t burned through them yet. Give me a week though and they’ll be gone.
So that’s my fall and winter in a nutshell. Prepping and gearing and growing in all the ways. Two months time until there’s a third person living in this house. Bananas. I may or may not get another blog post in before little Logan Moon arrives but I’ll be sure to get one up after. Probably just images of me covered in baby throw up and crying while trying to package a greeting card. Yesterday I sneezed and actually peed my pants. It’s all gorgeous and life and miracles.
Below are some shots of life from the last post until now. Sometimes I fancy myself a food blogger. I love Sally’s Baking Addiction and pretty much only bake her recipes. And then I photograph them because they’re so pretty. All recipes have been taste tested by yours truly who, if you’ve read past blog posts, you’ll know I am a major foodie so, trust ya girl. And my whole family. And Friends. I’ll add links below to everything in the photos! Thanks for reading!