My first official craft fair was quite eventful. There was a lot of stressing and prepping as I didn't know how much to have on hand. One day I was so stressed that I started working out and five minutes into it I got frustrated, slapped the tv with my hand, and took off my tennis shoes and hurled them at the front door. A bit overdramatic? Maybe. But I was so stressed. Don't worry, the girls were already sleeping in bed and Ben was the only one to witness my crazy rampage. I pulled a couple all-nighters, it reminded me of being in college, and praise God it all went well and seriously it was all God!
The weekend was very full as we had all three girls with us at the show. Day one they were cool with going to the show, but on day two they said, "We don't want to go to the show anymore." Despite their protest, they came because they had no choice and still did just as well as the day before. Our little Soulie was a bit crankier the second day, but was such a little trooper chillin' in her little play yard all day long.
Things I loved about Renegade:
1. I got to hang out with my booth neighbor Danni (and Nick).
2. Meet some of you lovely readers. You seriously are too sweet and we so so appreciate all the love and support you give us! And I am real short in real life, aren't I?
3. Getting to meet the other fantabulous vendors. Did you see Susan's moccasins? Or Emily's headbands? Or Margaret's Pencils? Or Christy's scarflettes? Or even Amanda's beautiful flowers? All lovely people with lovely handmade things.
5. I got to be with Ben (and the girls) all the zippity-doo-dah long day!
A good time was had and this won't be the last craft show for Cakies just yet. I didn't have time to take pictures, but thankfully Christian was there and was able to capture some. Thanks Christian!
It came and went and now I can breathe easy. Well, just a little as now I have to switch gears and get ready for Brave's birthday next week, then my mom's 50th bash, so I guess the story never ends. That's life though, right?
Today I made sure to get a lot more hugs in with my girls to make up for being the busy mama that I was for the past two weeks. As far as shop update, you can expect one very, very soon and a couple dollhouse pillows will make their way in the shop, so stay tuned!
p.s. big thank you to Lin, Jenny, Stephanie, Amy, and of course my sisters Reinna and RJ for doing things to help me get ready for Renegade. Seriously, I couldn't have done it without you!
*all photos taken by christian cruz.