Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Gap Story

I recently got a job at the Gap for their holiday stock help that was needed. My sister, Kelsy, who is a supervisor their called me a couple weeks ago and asked if I would want to work there for their busy season. David and I decided it would be the perfect part time job for me. So, I started this past week and loved it. I love working around cute and soft clothes. I have no idea why this is fun for me.

So, that is how I found out about the 50% off everything sale that Gap was having on Thursday night from midnight to 10AM. I decided we should go at midnight to avoid the early morning rush. I thought we'd get there at midnight and get some great deals, and be home by 1AM. I was looking forward to it and I didn't think it would be that busy. Who goes shopping at midnight? Well, we found out that lots of people do. And due to the crowd, we didn't make it home until about 3AM! It was an interesting, kinda funny, and slightly closterphobic experience. I found 3 clearance items that I loved, and waited in line for about an hour to purchase them. I've never seen a store so crowded before.

Speaking of shopping....this Saturday December 4th, I am selling Cookie Lee jewelry at a Craft Show in Omaha. This should be fun. There will be over 100 Crafters/Exhibitors selling all different types of things. Although I sell retail jewelry, my favorite at these craft shows are the homemade items. The last craft show I went to, I purchased a homemade knitted scrubber for doing dishes for only $1! It probably took the lady an hour to knit it, it's hard to believe she was selling it for only $1. Stop by my Cookie Lee booth and say 'hello' if you can make it to the craft show. Details are below.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Thankful Month

During this month of Thanksgiving, I am being reminded to be thankful. My husband and I were feeling a little stressed last month, but this is a new month and new and exciting things are happening. It is also a month of counting our blessings. Even though life is not perfect and we all experience hard things, there are always things to be thankful for. Here are some of mine....

1. Beautiful flowers given to me by my husband last week.

2. The bold beautiful colors of the leaves that are changing.

3. The time I spent with my husband yesterday, going on a walk in a cute neighborhood, with lots of adorable houses and pretty trees.

4. Looking forward to my sister Jessa's wedding reception on Saturday

5. Also looking forward to spending time with my sister Robyn and her children who will be here on Thursday!

6. Our house and many sweet memories here.

7. The squirrel that hid behind the tree from the big dog that we saw yesterday on our walk - I love squirrels.

8. Fashionable jewelry ~ I always have jewelry to wear since I am a Cookie Lee consultant. It's fun!

9. Bunny ~ our pet, he makes us laugh and he's so soft and cute.

10. Candy (I am eating chewy sprees as I write this)

11. The potluck after church yesterday

12. Friendships with women ~ women need "girl time".

13. Insights from this book I am reading "Strong Women, Soft Hearts", especially the chapter on 'Forgiveness'.

14. The smell of candles

15. Root beer floats

16. Playing hide and seek with children ~ We did this last Thursday as we watched David's neices.

17. New friendships ~ and old ones

18. Thinking of ways to brighten up someone's day

19. The amazing sunsets we have seen lately - wow!

20. Things God is teaching me at Heartland, through His Word, and His Holy Spirit.