Yesterday was what I call Thanksgiving Take 2: a post-Christmas, Christmas celebration with my parents at Cracker Barrel. After stuffing myself with chicken fried chicken, biscuits, hashbrown casserole and mashed potatoes and gravy, I was too full to move. Or eat the fried apples that came with my meal. (I wound up eating them later, though.)
Video game widow:
My husband used his Game Stop gift cards (thanks mom & dad!) to buy himself the new Skyrim V: the Elder Scrolls. He’s been playing it almost non-stop since we got home yesterday. I practically had to force him to stop playing so that he could make dinner. Two seconds after wolfing down his food — he’s playing again! At least it keeps him busy.
Socrates squishing Horus in order to gain control of the box…
Displaying and selling your crafts at a holiday craft show is a great way to make some extra cash for the holidays. Not to mention that going to craft shows (I can’t resist wandering through them) is also a great way to pick up unique Christmas gifts.
The best way to display your wares at a craft show is by using the same things that you see at trade shows. Trade show booths have several components that make then different than the simple tables for rent at a craft show. The number one difference is the pipe and drape. This divides your table or booth from the others, and helps it stand out. Another cool things to have is a banner stand. These stand behind the table and can be used to display your fliers, banner (obviously) and, depending on what your specialty is, some of the items that you’re selling. Table skirts are also a good idea, since it makes your table or booth look nicer — and people will be more likely to purchase your goods if they’re displayed properly.
If you like to shop craft shows, come with a list of people that you need to shop for. This will help keep you focused while shopping, and you won’t randomly purchase every cute thing that you see. It’s also helpful to carry a big canvas tote bag to carry your purchases in. Most sellers will have plastic shopping bags, but a large tote just makes it easier to carry everything.
No matter which side of the craft show table that you’re on: have fun! It’ll be worth it.
I realized something yesterday – pumpkin is like chocolate. There’s no shortage of good things you can make with it. Pumpkin roll, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie. Yummy.
The funniest moment of my Thanksgiving: my husband telling my parents, “You need to get your daughter under control. She’s eating brown sugar out of the box.” (I was sweetening up the sweet potatoes and doing the ol’ “one for the potatoes, one for me” with the spoonfuls of brown sugar. ) This might be why I crashed at 10:30pm instead of midnight as usual.
(And yes, I’ve ripped open restaurant sugar packets before and eaten their contents. There is indeed something wrong with me. )
Cats like turkey. And cool whip. Thankfully I didn’t eat at home, so none of mine were trying to hop on the table like they usually do.
Leftovers are good. And when you buy a 28 lb turkey, there are a lot of them. I’m going to be eating turkey for dinner through Monday night.
I hope everyone had a good Turkey day! Any weird things happen by you?