Sunday, December 6, 2009

taking a breath...

I'm back! The last month has been an absolute whirlwind!  I am not one to admit things like this, but I think I may have slightly over-extended myself.  I have compiled a few numbers, mostly to remind myself to NEVER do this again!

In the last month, I have...

-made 120 of these bad boys, and sold every one of them.



 
-Dipped 60 caramel apples
 
- Made 8 batches of cinnamon-bun popcorn
 
- Dipped 300 oreos in chocolate then sprinkled them with candy canes
 
- Made over 100 magnet boards
 
-Made over 75 vinyl signs
 


- cut 162 blocks...don't have pictures of those yet, they sold out before I could even snap a pic! 

- Used 2 cans of gold glitter spray, man I love that stuff.

- Gone through 7 bottles of "barn-red" paint, 4 bottles of black, and 3 bottles of "antique-white"

- had 4 shows and was in charge of a project for my church's "Super Saturday" that had a record breaking 80 signups. gulp. I nearly cried when I saw the numbers.  A big thanks to my sweet dad who cut and shipped me the 30 boards I was short!!

-Pulled one official all-nighter, and about 20 "up-til'-3am-crafting-nights"

- had one VERY patient husband who has put up with my eternal mess paints, wood, and vinyl scraps EVERYWHERE.  Thanks Darling...I owe you big time.

I think that about does it.

Now, I don't want to give you false notions of being the woman that does it all, because I don't.  For the last month, my kids have looked like this...



and this...at least we got the boots on for the day. (I actually had to crop a COMPLETELY naked Jack out of the picture, I think you can still see a little snippet of his boney bum on the left of the picture!)


I had a great time at our shows, but I am most definately looking forward to some down time with the hubby and kiddos, doing some chistmas shopping, and tackling the 12 loads of laundry that's stacked up in my bed room.


OH! I forgot to tell you all, I will be officially kicking off my etsy shop this week, and there will be a great giveaway involved...so stay tuned!

13 comments:

Emily said...

Holy wow! Good job. Those look cute, as I'm sure everything you did was! That is quite the feat!

Curtis, Kassi and Katie said...

I can't wait to see you etsy shop! I have ordered numerous things off of that site! Hooray! I will look for you on oneprettything.com Congrats Jill! I think you are a woman who can do it all. You fed you kids and they are all healthy happy and alive.

Kristy said...

W.O.W. I can not believe one person accomplished all that.

I personally am super stoked that you will be having an etsy shop!!

Jessie said...

Holy smokes! I am tired just reading all of that! You amaze me!

And I can't wait for your etsy!

Kim said...

Wow girl! I was thinkning you were so busy this last month because I haven't heard from you in a while and I didn't want to bother you. Your amazing though. Soak up all that down time with you fmaily, you need it. Hope to hear from you soon. Love ya

melody said...

Great post, Jill. I love the numbers and naked bum.

Amy said...

Wowzers girl, you are one busy creative little lady. Now that I am drooling looking at those yummy treats, you go girl! Way impressed, and my kids look like always and I don't have an excuse like you, hee hee!

Travis and Celena said...

WOW! Look at you go woman. I can't imagine how busy you were. I'm glad everything worked out though and that everything was a success. I hope this month slows down a little for you so that you can enjoy a merry christmas with the little ones.

hannah said...

ooh. i can't wait for your etsy shop!!

Emili said...

What a woman!! Your Christmas stuff is DARLING!! Yeah for taking a break!

Becky said...

Good for you and yes the pretzel sticks were tasty delicious and I am happy with my grandmas treats jar. Your stuff is awesome, can't wait for spring.

~*Whitney*~ said...

wow you are amazing! that is all I can say I am speachless!

Anonymous said...

take it right off baby girl let me lick your bumhole