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Thursday, November 6, 2008

I Haven't Been Stamping!

I must confess, I haven't stamped anything all week long! Not a thing since Technique Class last Friday. I have been working in bits and pieces on a baby girl scrapbook for my mom. No, my mom is not having a baby, her friend at work is. So I need to finish that. I'm not sure how good about posting through the month of November I'll be. Amanda is in a wedding on the 15th, so I need to put the finishing touches on her dress that my mom made (I helped a little) and figure out what to do with her hair, etc..... then we have a missions conference at church from the 16th through 20th. Thanksgiving comes not far after that, and we'll have all kinds of family down visiting from all over the country. So I'm gonna be busy. Hopefully I'll have time to stamp some, but we'll see.

If any of you were wondering about the Farmer's Market, I didn't do so hot. I made a whole $12. That's it. There were more people there than I've seen before, but not the crowd I was expecting. I think everyone is just being so frugal with their money. I'm not sure if I'll try again or not. I'll let you know. While I was working on some Thanksgiving cards, Amanda wanted to make her own to sell at the market. She wanted to take pictures of them like I do mine, so here are some of Amanda's creations. I gave her some scraps from what I was using, and she put them all together. She walked all over the market, letting everyone know she made them by herself and did they want to buy any? Do you know that kid sold every card she made?!

She had to have an apple, because she was starving to death!! I'm so glad my kids like to eat fruits and vegetables. There was a guy there selling bean sprouts, and he gave us a sample. The boys went and bought their own bags of bean sprouts! I think that is so funny. Some parents can't get their kids to eat anything healthy, and mine are snacking on bean sprouts! I think if you set the example of trying new and healthy things, they just want to follow suit.About a month ago, my in-laws went to NC to get apples from an orchard. Well, I got a bushel of apples and we ate apples for weeks. I ended up making 4 apple pies, and boy were they good. This is a picture of the first apple pie I ever made. I cheated a bit and used a frozen crust, but I made the crumb topping! Usually I don't do a whole lot of baking, but every now and then it's fun, especially when the kids want to help.
Well, that's all I have for now. Please don't expect a whole lot of blogging for the next couple of weeks, but I'll try. Thanks for looking, and I'll see you later!


Catrules said...

I am sorry you didn't do so well at the farmers market. Cute card she made! Apple pie is my favorite!

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Lisa Page said...

Take your time- we will miss you but also know that you have a lot going right now! Sorry, about the farmer's market. I guess you know what sells now, huh? AMANDA'S stuff! Use that idea to death, honey! I love apple pie (warm) with vanilla ice ream- ummmm, yummy! Take it easy--

Stephanie said...


sorry that the Farmer's market didn't work out for you - but you are right - folks are watching their spending - and if their minds were set on getting food, then they weren't ready to buy cards, etc.

Better luck next time!

June said...

I'm sorry about how the farmer's market turned out. This economy is getting rough for alot of people. Your apple pie looks delicious and perfect for this time of year - my mouth is watering... hee hee. Take your time and we'll see you again soon!

jazzystamper said...

Sorry to hear about the Farmers Market theres always a next time. Good Luck. Thise cards are tooo cute good on your little girl.

Mindy Ussery said...

She did a great job! I wish my kiddos were interested.

Twila said...

Just checking in. Maybe you need to get Amanda to sell your cards for you. Sorry it didin't go so good. But keep trying!