How I survived the Christmas madness

How I survived the Christmas madness

I hate to admit it but I’ve gotten caught up in the busyness of the season. My sister and I are entrepreneurs after all and it’s very hard to take a breather and slow down. We’ve written about this topic before but every time we go through it, it seems to feel different.

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What donut do you wear?

What donut do you wear?

We all like donuts don’t we? I do, the sweet sugary taste, the billowy goodness you enjoy after your first bite. It’s comforting even though you know it’s not the best for you. We all crave that sense of comfort and that immediate taste bud fix.

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Adele would love this.

Adele would love this.

It’s a month until Christmas and as a maker, life is chaos.  Between fulfilling wholesale orders,  selling at weekend craft markets (who signed us up for these markets anyways? Oh wait a minute, that could have been meJ) and replenishing stock I find myself working alone in the studio with only the radio for company.

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Think outside the box

Think outside the box

Iris Apfel is an inspiring, eccentric fashion legend and if you haven’t heard of her, find an online video – she’s inspiring.  Reading her quote this morning touched on something that I’ve been pondering.  Simply that for me, I no longer want to do what everyone else is doing.

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Outdoor market versus online

Outdoor market versus online

The tent has been taken out of the car, along with the folding tables, folding chairs (not the low ones, but the swanky high ones that allow you to slouch/stand), tent sides, trolley/dolly whatever it’s called, bamboo polls to support our cute little awning, bags of clamps, shelving, bags of bags and the crumbly remnants of 6 months of weekly craft/farmers markets.

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Safety in the manor house

Safety in the manor house

All settled in the coffee shop I sipped my tea and started to write this blog.  To my left sat two lovely ladies each nursing coffees and reminiscing.  Ideas weren’t coming to me as quickly as I had hoped so I stopped to listen to Annie and her friend Sophia retell stories of adventures they had lived years ago.

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