Monday, September 17, 2012

well, hello!

Hi friends! I don't know if you noticed but I took an unexpected blog break. I just missed one day, than two, than a week and a half. 
I feel so out of touch right now because I haven't read any blogs. I glanced at my reader and I saw that so much has happened with you guys in these almost 2 weeks that I've missed! So I have lots of catching up to do this week. 
Here's what I've been up to since I took a blog break: 
On September 7th we celebrated our shop's 3 year anniversary 
with live music, free food and drinks! It's crazy how time flies. 
Last week we had some chilly, rainy, fall-like days in Oklahoma. It was nice to open our shop doors and smell the rain!
This past Saturday we walked a block from our shop to watch the Cherokee Strip Parade in our downtown. We have this parade every September to commemorate Enid's land run history. I probably should have snapped a photo of the horses and longhorns or of the man on the cool old school bike, but instead I took a picture of the emergency vehicles throwing candy because I thought it was hilarious. Do other city parades show off their emergency vehicles, trash trucks and tractors?? And then of course I took a picture of our friend representing the democrats. 
 After the parade they had some cool stuff going on in our downtown square but we had to leave to open our shop. After a shopper came in with her cotton candy I got really excited and left to go get mine! I love having our shop downtown where they have a lot of awesome events. I love our little city!
I wish there was cotton candy there every weekend. 
I got accepted into my favorite craft show I love to do every year (since 2007)! It's Indie Emporium in Tulsa! So I've been doing lots of cutting and making these owl pillows of mine. Every year I say I'm going to plan my booth ahead of time and what not, but every year the night before the show I run around grabbing things that can hold my merchandise. I really hope that doesn't happen again because I usually start having stress dreams where I drive to the show and have nothing in my car. I'm hoping that sharing this problem here will throw my issue out into the universe and help me to actually plan ahead this year! It's next weekend. 

I've missed you guys!! Can't wait to catch up on your blogs. 


  1. I've been following your blog and just wanted to say hi. My brother-in-law Winston is a friend of yours from OSU and told me about your store in Enid because I'm from there too. I haven't lived there since high school but I love reading about all the things you post about our awesome little town which will always be home to me. :)

    1. Hi Anna!
      What a small world!
      It's amazing how much Enid has grown and all the cool events that are happening.
      It's a great place to call home :)

  2. your shop is adorable! wish enid were closer to okc! i'd be there in a hot minute!

  3. glad you're back! We missed you but it's great to take a break and refresh for a while!

  4. your town has such great events! your shop is just too cute

  5. i feel like we've been in touch via instagram :)

  6. sounds like a fun week! i really want to do a craft show but i haven't gotten around to looking up good ones and i'm afraid i've missed winter deadlines!

    that first photo is super cute!

  7. Hi Stela!
    I did notice your absence actually! Was wondering why ;-)
    Congratulations on your 3 year shop anniversary! Your shop
    looks so inviting!
    And the owls are so cute!!!

  8. Sometimes we need to stop just a few days! We missed you.

  9. Congrats on your 3 year store anniversary...that's awesome!
    I think it's strange too, but our parades always have firetrucks and ambulances in them!
    Good luck at your upcoming show...your owls are adorable :)

  10. We missed you! Looks like you had a great week and a half!! Congrats on your three year store anniversary!!! Those owls are so cute, wishing you much good luck at the craft show.

  11. I noticed I hadn't seen a post in a while. Love all of the pictures. I really love the cotton candy picture. I highly doubt you'll forget your items for the show. and I'm sure it'll be awesome.

  12. it is nice to take a break sometimes... I have been on one too.
    Since i follow you on IG I dont feel that outta touch.
    I love those owl pillows!
    So glad to see your shop doing so well.
    Cant wait to share with you what we have done with our pallet boards... coming soon!

  13. Congrats on the shop Anniversary!!

    Our town has the firetrucks drive through neighborhoods and throw candy in early December. It's fun!

    GOOD LUCK on prepping early for your show.

  14. Congratulations all around! Happy to see you back ;)

  15. Wow...looks like you've been a busy bee with life! Congrats on getting into the show, and have fun prepping!

  16. we've missed you too...glad to see you back.

  17. ummm, I'm sorry, I added the wrong link on my comment. :-P

  18. So great to hear from you again! Your store and your town always look like so much fun. Congrats on getting accepted to the indie show. I always say that I will prepare well in advance for shows, and pretty much never do. I know that you'll be able to pull everything together, though.

  19. lost of many good things stela, and a break once in a while is good, especially an unexpected one;)

    yay for getting into that craft fair, you pillows are so so adorable! and happy anniversary again on the store, what a success, and an accomplishment, how incredible.

    love that pic of dex, just love him!

  20. I did notice you were out there for a while! But it sure was for a good reason! Congrats on your 3 year anniversary! What a great accomplishment for you. Here's to the next 3! Looks like ya'll had a super fantastic party for the celebration. Wish I was close enough to have come for the festivities!

  21. Oh yes, the emergency vehicles, reg. old pick-ups and golf carts, etc. throwing candy at parades occur here also :) Good times. Congrats on your shop's 3 years! Good luck at Indie, wish I could make it!

  22. You have the Trampa rug!
    I love the idea that it's an actual trap (trampa, in Spanish) ready to give in under an undesired visitor's feet...

    Congratulations on the anniversary, on the craft show acceptance, and on regaining your blogging groove. :)

  23. Have fun at the craft show! I hope you make millions! :)

  24. I love those owl pillows! And I would visit your shop if I could! I'm such a sucker for handmade and cute stuff! -Jessica L