I must just now be coming out of the fog that is being a youth pastor's wife and mother of four during the summer. Because it just now hit me that is September. September!! As in, I have 3 weeks before the next JBF sale, which is just three weeks before costume day, and three weeks after that is Turkey/Emma's birthday/Black Friday madness, which is only a fortnight before Ethan turns 7, and 14 days after that is Christmas. When did it become almost Christmas already? My gift shop, Lasso the Moon is embarrassingly understocked, so most of this week (and probably several weeks after) I will be working to fix that.
I will be spending more time on the Facebook page, uploading pictures of new product, and just popping in to say hi, so if you want to be all up in the loop, head over there and "like" my page already! I've also decided to give facebook fans first dibs on new product. And I'm working on some fun new stuff, so this might be something you want to be a part of.
Oh yeah, the rainbow party. It was awesome. I would love to give you a complete play-by-play of decorations and activities, but I have to get sewing, so I'm going to let the pictures speak for themselves. If you have any questions about the details, I promise to answer every single one in the comment section, so ask away!
Someone does not want to wait until cake time for a cake pop.
I have to jump in here and say, my sister Abby MADE this cake. Actually it's two different cakes, because she wanted the stripes going one way for the presentation, and another way for the kids' slices, so they could each have a whole rainbow. Maybe if we ask nicely, she'll make a tutorial for us. Pretty please? With rainbow sprinkles?
The kids had a blast, the parents had time to visit, the food was great (and pretty) and the decorations were gorgeous. I'm still figuring out all the lighting stuff with my new camera, but it was a fun place to practice. And since Emma's party in November is going to have a watercolor theme, you better believe I'm going to be borrowing a few of these ideas for that.
But now it's back to the sewing machine to crank out some fun stuff for the shop. Does it seem like the holiday season is sneaking up on you, too? How early do you start your mental checklist? Mine starts clicking in around July.