Monday, March 2, 2009

Gone in a Blink

Did anybody see where February went? I know it was here just a minute ago but all I can find is March! Starting with the gift show at the beginning of the month, followed by studio time, filling orders, Fed Ex runs, the general demands of running a household and business, and ending with a much needed but ill timed trip to Florida, February was one big blur!

The gift show was hard work but well worth it. I came in with slightly lowered expectations due to the struggling economy but ended up being pleasantly surprised by the outcome. I met my goals, and in some cases, exceeded them, so in my mind it was MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Unfortunately the few photos I managed to take of my booth and fellow exhibitors turned out bad, really, really bad. I will not bore you with the proof!

For my sons 12th birthday, we decided to take a few days and do Disney. In reality, Disney did us! After 3 days of "It's a Small World", Flying Dumbo, lines that lasted faaaarrrr beyond my level of patience, and really bad for you food, I was ready for part 2 of our trip.







Aaaaaahhhhh......Naples, Florida. White sandy beaches, turquoise water, sunsets, flip flops and 80 degree weather. Now that's what I'm talking about.





Did you know that the good people of Naples have a tradition of going out to the beach to watch the sunset and then they clap when it's all over? Not a bad way to end your day is it?!



We also took long walks and collected sea shells...



And avoided too many of these...





But mainly we just played!

I'll be doing the Las Vegas Gift Show in a couple of weeks so I'm not sure if I'll get another entry in before that. If not, I'll be back on the other side of Vegas!

8 comments:

*The Beautiful Life* said...

I so enjoyed your pics!! Naples, FL is so beautiful, isn't it? I live in the Tampa area and I took my daughter down to Naples when she was about 12! We had a "girl's getaway weekend" together. I know what you mean about time just speeding past because of how busy we are. This must stop! :)
Thanks so much for sharing!!
XOXO
Ruth

Mermaid Queen said...

Oh Molly your kids are beautiful! I love the tradition of clapping when the sun sets. So glad you did well at the gift show, and hope you sell tons in Las Vegas.
Take care,
Martha

Leah C said...

Great photos! Sounds like you had a wonderful time...vacations at the beach just can't be beat:)

Jeanneoli said...

Those beach pictures....show off!!!!

That Girl Ang said...

You are the queen of the "Chill" post.. that's a good thing.. all of your adventures are just too cool!

Enjoy the Gift Show.. Make lots of money, connections & friends! Collect tons of inspiration.

PS - Naples... yes, now THAT'S what I'm talking about too! ;)

molly said...

Hi Molly-

Congrats on a successful gift show.
Your children are darling. Go get em in Vegas.

Molly
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Lynn Guinn said...

Hello, Molly,
I mentioned you and your lovely old bottles, that were in the Jan Feb Somerset Life, in my blog today along with a picture of my bottles.
I am a new blogger, but I am so full of words that I have already written a tome!
I make things to keep or to give. I don't sell. Waaaayy too much trouble, that!
Lynn

Kasey said...

I can't wait to catch up dear girl.
xoxo