Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all!

Happy Autumn!

The photo is beautiful but that is not reality down here along the gulf coast.  Instead of the beautiful colors shown here, we have green most of the year, then brown during the winter.  Even so, I cannot wait for the cooler temps to arrive sometime in December.  LOL

I am always ready for Autumn to arrive because it means cooler temps, a welcome relief to our hot and humid summers.  After several months of temperatures in the 90's+ and humidity trotting right long at or near 100%, we welcome temps that are even in the low 80's.  Our leaves don't have the opportunity to make the dramatic changes, full of that Autumn-colored rainbow, like we see in so many places.  However, once the weather begins to moderate, people begin to have a spring in their step and a smile on their face.

In the fall, I love walking out and experiencing the aroma of fireplaces or fire pits cranking up.  It’s such a wonderful aroma!  I love seeing leaves drop to the ground and crunching under my feet.  The brisk air sends a little chill up my spine and I breath in deeply.  It’s time to take that extra time for a 3rd (or 4th!) cup of coffee!

In reality, we have so little true Autumn or winter weather that our fall/winter wardrobe is not very extensive.  We don’t have too many long-sleeved shirts and I don’t own any boots.  I do have a pair of gloves, a scarf and a crocheted hat, only because we went on a business trip to Denver a few year ago in the dead of winter.  LOL  I am not sure I want that much cold for that long.  It was great to visit, but I am not sure I want to deal with the winters of a truly cold area.

Autumn also means it’s craft show time!  And I say bring on the craft shows!  We are working hard behind the scenes to get ready for the fall shows season.  Dh has been working mentally to figure out how to prepare and make some things, like an all new checkout stand.  He is working physically too, getting it done.  It is coming right along and is a welcome addition to our booth.

Dh has been getting our cargo trailer ready to handle all sorts of things … a new tent, display props including some decorative shelves for displaying our goodies, tables along with table cloths, box after box of our goodies and new this year, some furniture!  Dh has put lots of mental energy and sweat equity into this project!

This year we will work 4 shows.  Three of the shows will mean a bigger than usual booth.  Most booths are 10x10 and that is what we have gotten.  One of our shows offers a 10x16 as its standard size.  At one show, we chose to get a double booth which means its size is 10x20.  Our plan next year, God willing, is to move to larger booths at all shows that normally offer 10x10 booths.  The extral room will allow us to showcase our furniture and have room to breathe and move around more freely.  This is better for us and our customers!

We hope you’ll come check out the booth expansion and the new items we are adding to our booth.  You can find out where we’ll be, and when, here at my blog.  Our schedule is along the right side of the page.  If you have questions about any of the shows we are doing, please feel free to post them in the comments below or email me at

God bless,

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