Summer is officially over around here. No more lazy days at the lake, staying up late to watch movies, or impromptu trips to the ice cream stand. (Well, we will still make trips for ice cream...heehee.) My Little One started First Grade today! She is SO excited. I'm pretty excited too! She has a lovely teacher and I think she will have a wonderful year. She does really well in school, makes friends easily, and just simply enjoys learning new things.
As much as I enjoyed the summer, I'm looking forward to returning to a "normal" schedule around here. I've missed blogging and catching up on all of your blogs as well. I took a trip through Flickr this morning and was amazed by all the lovely things that have been made over the last few weeks. My poor little shop is in much need of an update. I will be adding some fun new things this week and have been busy re-ordering stock as well.
Also on my mind is Silver Bella! It's just over 2 months away! I can't wait to start putting together all of the fun things I've been collecting for Vendor Night. I'm even more excited to take some wonderful classes and meet up with my blogging friends, both old and new. A definite highlight of the year for me!
I had to share this wonderful package of goodies that I received from Catherine several weeks ago. She and her daughter Cristina put together some really sweet gifties for fellow Bellas. I was delighted to receive one! I love this idea of sharing and passing on kindness to others... It's these little things that really brighten our days, don't you think? I'll definitely be passing some on as well to continue the chain of kindness.
And finally... the remaining winners of Speckled Egg's Birthday Giveaway!!!
Congrats! And THANK YOU to everyone for the birthday wishes. I've had a wonderful 5 years with my little shop and look forward to many more! All because of YOU! :)