Monday, November 10, 2008

What we've been up to

Things around here have been hectic! I was asked to sell my Fray Baby items at our huge fall bazaar on base. And although I won't be here, I can still sell! I am donating all my items to the Spouses Club Ways N Means table and they will sell for 3 days straight and keep a small percentage of the profits. It really ends up being an amazing deal - I get to make a ridiculous amount of cute items, the club gets to keep a percentage, I don't have to pay the booth fee (which starts at $50 for a tiny booth) and I don't have to sit at the bazaar for 3 days straight while 30 weeks pregnant for 8 to 10 hour days. So needless to say, I have been busy not only sewing but tagging, pricing and labeling everything and making sure I have my master inventory spreadsheet perfectly updated and easy to understand. I am trying my hardest to make this as easy as possible for everyone. And as excited I am to be selling at the bazaar, I am really bummed that we won't be in town to check it out. There are other "crafters" who are donating items to the Ways N Means table and there is going to be an amazing amount of AMAZING vendors from all over Europe. I am tempted to email a friend who is helping coordinate the bazaar and ask her what "must haves" I must have and hand over a little cash to her. Tempting.....but we'll see....there is always next year and many more bazaars in between for us to attend and I am headed back to the states in a few short days and I'm sure I'll be doing a little bit on shopping there (Target anyone?) ;)
In the meantime, not only am I "bazaaring" but I am cleaning, folding, organizing, packing, list making, refrigerator cleaning, gift buying, etc, etc, etc in preparation for our trip. Not only do I want things to run smoothly and all of us to have everything we need for our 3 weeks, but seriously, who likes returning to a cluttered, disorganized or sloppy house after being on vacation? Not me! So I have 2 days to make this house shine and I guarantee that we (this means you, Brian!) will LOVE walking through the front door in December to a welcoming, clean and comfy house. (See? I take care of YOU!) ;)
Anyhoo - since the chaos of the last week or so is coming to an end and things are starting to slow down, I busted out the camera last night to snap some pictures of Luke hanging out with his daddy. (Okay, okay, I was taking pictures of all the bibs, burp cloths, blankets and tote bags galore but they were hanging out in the room with me and they were pretty cute so I took some of them too.)


Kelsey said...

I understand. . . I hate coming home to a dirty or unorganized house after vacation!

Alisha Lofgren said...

Liz are you all going to the States soon? I forgot when you were going. If so have a wonderful trip, try to keep up with your blog so I can see what you all are up to while in the States.

Kerum said...

You asked on my blog about any pointers while flying this pregnant!

The only thing I can think of is to upgrade to first class and let Brian take care of Luke in coach! :-)

I'm kidding...but I don't have much else for ya in the way of pointers!

Good luck...and hope you have a great Thanksgiving!