I know it’s a little late but I am wanting to show these adorable pictures of our time together! This is the first year we decided to go to the towns fireworks. Usually, we go to Tony’s side of the family and they have lots of food and they light off their own fireworks. This year it was so much fun doing our own thing! I think we may make it a tradition!
They ate too many cheetos but did awesome when it came to being so close to the fireworks!! It was loud!
I hope you all enjoyed your July 4th! I am definitely excited for next year!!
Happy birthday America!!!
We are celebrating by cooking out, watching fireworks and just being together as a family!
What are you all doing to celebrate?
Happy Father’s Day! It was a pretty uneventful day. Tony wasn’t feeling the best and he had to work this morning. What a way to spend a day dedicated to wonderful dads like him! I am pretty sure he’s the best dad that the girls could have. He’s absolutely so loving and cares so much about us. All of us, not just the girls. I think that makes him our hero! He truly is one of kind. I couldn’t of asked for anyone better.
Starting out I will talk about my mini business I started! This has been a dream of mine for a long time. To create something and have people fall in love with my product. It has taken too long for me to actually step forward and just do it!! I need to start taking chances!! Well, anyways I love owls. I love them for decor, clothes, animals, kids, everything. Owl my house and I am complete. Kind of. So, I started cutting out my own template and took the leap!! I made a felt owl!! Turned out super cute! I will have to find the picture of the one I sent to an Instagram friend who is in love with owls as well! January of this year I had made a page on facebook to promote my owls. I was amazed with how well everyone took to sharing my owls and wanting to request custom orders!! Was going soo great!! I felt so blessed!
On April 28th of this year I attended my first craft show. LytenLove was becoming real! Definitely a newbie in this whole process. I felt so prepared in February when I signed up but as the month passed by I started to get nervous. I searched online and pinterest to find great ideas of how it all worked and to be prepared. I found some great check lists on what to have there with me. It was a great tool for those first starting out.
I signed up on vistaprint and got 500 business cards for just 7.00 I was impressed with the quality and how quickly they got delivered!! It was the first step to feeling “official”. I had signed up for the show with another newbie – Happy Butterfly Designs by Keri. She has a website on facebook check her items out!! She creates these adorable crocheted baby props, hats and decor. Also, she can customize to how you would like and sizes!! It was so great to have her with me that day!! I was completely nervous! I did end up having enough product which I was scared I wouldnt. I only did have about 35 items!! Yikes!! Probably a good start but definitely not enough for the avid craft fair goer! I also made my own banner out of felt of course! Printed my own price tags off this great website called everythingetsy.com! It was such a last minute thought and it was so helpful!! I snagged a cute yellow stool off the buy sell trade groups off of facebook. Total steal for 3.00!
The day of the show I only made 45 dollars. Which the show costed 23 dollars so really I only made nothing. I put that into cost of items to make and also the items used for the show. It was a great way to learn the not tos, the to dos and the that’s an awesome idea!
Here is my booth!
(sorry some are blurry- we didnt bring the nice camera which is an item I will be bringing next time- all pictures were taken with phones)
Happy Butterfly Designs by Keri Booth
This week has been full of rearranging and cleaning. Mainly the toy area and moving out some furniture we had in the area. It was a complete mess and wasn’t really even being used because we couldn’t find many toys! The girls have absolutely too many toys and really I need to sort thru them more and get rid of what we don’t use. It’s hard for me to let go because I feel like Tenley will miss out if we get rid of them. That’s really the hoarder in me! Sad but true! Ask Tony he tells me all the time I need to let go.
So back to organizing the toy area!
In the middle of organizing
With the girls it took me from about noon til 7pm to really get it organized the way I wanted it. Which if the girls were gone would of taken me about 2 hours to get all of it situated. Actually I probably would of gotten more done and purged what I didn’t want. It’s soo hard even to think to get rid of things when Lyla is in the room because she always thinks she needs everything. She’s my little hoarder! Ahh she’s just like me. In the end, I was pretty satisfied with the turn out of the room!
After 7 hrs plus to get this far, it’s going to stay this way for awhile!
So glad that is done for the week and I actually finished my project life journal cards that were due by October 1st. They turned out better than I thought and I really hope people enjoy them. I wont really know if people will like them but I hope they do!
They were sent out as of yesterday and I am really excited to get my 15 in the mail! Also, sent out pen pal letters yesterday! Way late but better late than never!
Here is a little sneak peek at our week:
Our sweet girls playing together