Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back to School

Monday was Jared's First day back at school, woah.  It came too soon!!  For me at least, I wish summer was a month longer :)  He is excited to be preparing for his students and starting a new year.  His school announced they are expanding and growing into another building: a two story building for middle school expansion!  It is exciting to think of what is in store in the future!! 

I have been busy @ kenny's and trying to keep up with ceramics - after getting stuff done for our loveland show this weekend I am back to special orders and custom pieces that got put at the bottom of the pile.  It is always hard for me to go to work (@kenny's) when I have things at home I would rather be creating..  My goal for this school year is to start getting up earlier!!  and use my daytime for creating (as much as I love being a night owl) and try to structure my days to maximize all the time I have before going into work.  I am usually pretty flexible (more like easily distracted) with what I accomplish and I want to try and make a better routine for making stuff AND growing the business.  It is amazing how far it has come just since the beginning of the year, and I want to keep the momentum going, especially into the holiday season and be prepared for what that entails :)  It is almost exciting to think I have more work than I have time - but for right now that means I just need to get busy :)  

here are some snippets from our weekend...

which also including an amazing comedy show in Denver!  Lynn made it all possible by coming up to watch the pups while we left straight from the craft show and went down to the paramount to see Aziz.  The show was absolutely amazing!!!  It was so much fun to see him live and jared and I both said our faces hurt from smiling and laughing after :D 

here's to the new school year and setting goals, yea!
hugs and love 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Craft Show season has begun

it is officially here!  and I can't tell you how happy it is making me :)  I had so much anticipation in the weeks leading up to our big opener at the Arts Picnic, and it is such a good feeling to be back showing the public what we love to do.  We could not have had a better First show of the season, and for that I am so thankful to our family, friends, and fans that came out to support us!  We love Greeley and all the amazing creatives and art fans that dwell there!!

Jared did throwing demos on Saturday - he didn't splash too many on-lookers!  And he had a bunch of students come out to see him, which was very cute :)  We are getting REAL in the studio busting out some more pieces for Art in the Park @ loveland in just a week n a half!!  I don't think either one of us expecting to sell some of our showcase items the first show, I love being Surprised :)  

Jared has been busy taking care of a lot of stuff around the house.. we had a cracked spigot in the backyard that was leaking water.  He did a full replacement on it all by himself!!  I was so proud of his plumbing abilities and DIY skills - after about 6 trips to the hardware store :) He also had to change a spare tire on my car that went flat on sunday, of course.  When we needed my car to load up after the show.  Crazy how craft shows always seems to come with car problems for us.  last year it was my window being blown out on the highway... just crazy i tell ya.  

I also had a really good b-day a couple weeks ago :) 

  IT seemed like a week long birthday with celebrating with my family, getting spoiled by jared, and going to denver to enjoy lynn's birhtday treat... She got us tickets to see comedian Aziz Ansari!!  He is one of mine and jared's favs.  It was sad to find out he rescheduled his show - it was so close to the Aroura theater shooting that he said it didn't seem right to come make jokes - so true.  We had a great time anyway and are still super excited to see him in a couple weeks!! 

My yoga challenge was finished on tuesday, and sadly I didn't reach 30 classes.  I had stuff stack up at the end of the month and I ended up being 4 classes short, Bummer!  as much as I wanted to accomplish it, I still feel pretty stoked about how many classes I was able to do.  I did more yoga this month than I have ever done period, and it is super exciting to see how much my practice and body have changed.  more than anything I think this challenge has motivated me to keep going as much as possible.  I have so much enthusiasm for class and the process is keeping me wanting more!  
this was my calendar @ the half way point.  Also an exciting part of the challenge was getting stickers for each class.  I love Stickers!! haha I think I might keep doing it, just stickering my planner for every time I go.  Stickers just make a person happy, doesn't matter how old you are I say :) 

happy August all!!
hugs & love