Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Getting Back In The Groove

Hey guys! I hope all is well. It is raining out right now and cold and gross. One of those days you just wish you could stay in bed and be a lazy ass. But alas there is no rest for the weary. I'm here today with  a grocery haul, a staple meal and a little bit of a victory.

I went to Trader Joe's yesterday morning and grabbed a few staple items. I got two bags of the chickenless strips because it doesn't hurt to have extra I guess. I also got romaine, a cucumber, some potatoes, an avocado, shredded and baby carrots, grape tomatoes, and some soft Gingerbread Oat Bars (!!!) that appear to be vegan from the ingredients (I hope I didn't overlook anything).

I also picked up some hummus from the Mediterranean store and stuffed grape leaves from a different grocery store… because obviously we have to go to 600 stores to get a week's worth of groceries, ha! These stuffed grape leaves are actually really good though so I don't mind the extra trip.

It's fitting that my first meal that I'm posting here is a staple meal of mine. This is lunch for today. I'm hoping to photograph a few more meals to post later in the week for you.

If you read my last blog over at nerdyonlongisland.blogspot.com you'll know I had a little bit of fail trying to sell jewelry at a street fair. For those of you that didn't see that I basically had my display taken out by someone else's unweighted tent before the fair even started. I lost a lot of stock, part of my display broke and the chains were tangled and knotted. I tucked my tail between my legs, shed quite a few tears and left. After that I basically had no desire to do any more fairs and was stuck with tons of jewelry.

About two weeks ago I received an e-mail from the organization that put on the street fair about an INDOOR Holiday Craft and Gift Fair being held on November 27. I decided that I was just going to do it and sent in my table fee and was set to participate. Last Sunday I packed up my car at 7:30 am and headed over. I had to make a few changes to accommodate the smaller space but I'm so happy with how my table looked (considering that part of my original display broke)

It wasn't extravagant but it looked nice. I was so happy with it. And most importantly I was really proud of myself. I don't exactly have a ton of confidence in myself and my abilities (which is something I'm working on) and the disaster from last time knocked the wind out of me. I still picked myself up and did it and I'm really glad I did. The fair wasn't really all that successful business wise and none of the vendors had a great day in terms of sales but it was a really big first step.

So there you have it! I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend. I am really excited because next week (Thursday) I will be heading to Florida to visit my friend. I really need this vacation after the busy wedding season. I'm a bit burned out and I am excited to have a few days of fun with my friend. I will be posting before then but I will also try my best to document what I can while I'm there!

Thank you all so much again for coming over here with me. I really appreciate you! <3

Friday, November 25, 2016

Starting Over

Hey guys! Welcome to my new space! I hope that you are all doing well. If you have joined me from my last blog I just want to say thank you so much. I know that I have moved around a few times but I really appreciate you sticking with me. Hopefully this will be the last move. If you have just found me then welcome! Thank you for checking out this blog and I hope that you enjoy it!

As I promised I'm going to start off by showing you a few pictures of Delilah (my niece for those of you that are new here) and a silly picture of TJ.

She just celebrated her 6th birthday! Can you believe how big she has gotten?! She is still so fun :) Here she is at her best friend's 6th birthday party (they are a week apart. I am 5 days older than my best friend, I think it's funny how that tends to work out!).

She was woken up at 5:00 am on Thanksgiving and surprised with a ride into the city to go to the Thanksgiving Day Parade! I was not there (photo courtesy of my brother) but she had a great time waving to everyone!

And TJ is still being goofy TJ. His new thing is to just plop himself wherever he wants. He decided to curl up on my sweatshirt that had fallen on the floor on Halloween and remained parked there for quite a while. I'll be fur babysitting a few times over the next few months so you can definitely expect some more fur baby love!

I have been enjoying some delicious vegan meals and am looking forward to sharing them with you! I don't really have an idea of a posting "schedule" yet and I'm thinking for now it is best to try to stick to a twice a week schedule. I'll be back soon to share some delicious vegan meals :)

Thanks again for sticking with me! You all mean so much to me and I'm so grateful for you!