Nov 2, 2008

Success!

Our Elementary schools 30th annual Holiday craft fair is finally O-V-E-R!

After three years of chairing/co-chairing the event and many more years of either volunteering or being a committee member I can finally close the book on our schools second largest fundraiser.  Since my daughter is going to middle school next year I am closing this book F-O-R-E-V-E-R and it feels G-O-O-D!

I have to pat myself on the back just a bit because several of the changes that I have made over the years have resulted in an increase in income and the over all success of the craft fair. Of course I can't take all of the credit, because there are a lot of people who helped make those changes happen.  

It is going to be so much fun next year when the first Saturday in November rolls around and I can finally go back to attending the craft fair as a shopper!  I'm really looking forward to that.

Even though my shopping time consisted of quickly rushing past the various booths, I did manage to stop long enough to buy a few cute things.  This is the show a tell portion of my post!

I bought this funky wind chime!

And this cool batik t-shirt!


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Is anyone sick of seeing kids in their Halloween costumes? No?  That's good, because what kind of blogging mom would I be if I didn't post a few Halloween pictures?
What I can say.......she is a teenager!

This would be the Bee trying to control the teenage beastie!  :)

Happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

~Michelle

*PS:  The girls both have blue and pink Spike hair color.  It's not actual hair dye.  I should have taken a picture of how stiff the strands were.  You literally could have taken and eye out with them.  And, no my teen never ever dresses like that in real life, but the ipod is a constant accessory. 

21 comments:

Mandy said...

Glad you have closed that chapter in your life! I, on the other hand, am just beginning all of that volunteering junk! The things we do for our kids. :)

Cassandra said...

Glad you have all that behind you! Thanks for stopping by my blog & hope to see you again!

Jo-Jo said...

I LOVE the things you bought! They are right up my alley!

sandy said...

Thank you for visiting me today. I really appreciate it:)

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

Oh, that chime is completely adorable!

You should be very proud of yourself, that you daughter only DRESSED like that for Halloween, and doesn't dress like that every day! She must have a good head on her shoulders and a good Mama too!

littleeverydaythings said...

Your blog header is so beautiful - love it. Congrats on finishing your fundraiser. I know what that's like! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

K said...

I want to come to the craft fair. hmmm... maybe next October, when you are just a happy, and well recognized ("look! there's michelle. she organized this thing for YEARS!") shopper...

do ya' think you'll get a discount...?

:-)

Sortin'ItAllOut said...

Ahhhh....I know it feels so good when a commitment like that is over.

Before I read the post I didn't know that picture was of a halloween costume :) She looks very much like some teens I see on a normal day!

And I LOVE that wind chime! I've seen wind chimes with spoons and forks, but never with a teapot on top.

RhondaLue said...

best windchime EVER!!! I love it!

so glad the craft fair can be stress-free now!! YEAH!

mommaof4wife2r said...

what fab finds...and i really think ur teen's costume rocks it off!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Congratulations on your LAST fundraiser!! You rock!!

Jeannie

Sortin'ItAllOut said...

Ahhh! I am so embarrassed. I am replying to a comment you just left on my blog. I actually deleted that comment about words that make me giggle because I thought, what if someone actually figures out what I mean by that????

:)

Shanna said...

Ooo you found some CUTE stuff! Love the wind chime ;)

Your teenager look VERY different from the picture on the sidebar! She even looks different from the pictures you posted of her on the opening of Target! Did she dye her hair permanently or just for Halloween? She's cute and of course I love the 'tude ;) Fun costumes, both!

feather k said...

Glad you can move on from the craft fair...but next year might be bittersweet...that windchime is funky...I like...

Chris said...

That wind chime is outstanding. I would have bought that in a heartbeat.
She couldn't be anything other than a teenager.

nikkicrumpet said...

Love the wind chime! And I'm glad your hard work is done...Now you get to relax and let someone else take over. In fact...I think you deserve a really long NAP.

Miss Anne said...

whew! i bet it's nice to have that behind you!

i LOVE the windchime!!!

:D

gingela5 said...

Great Halloween pictures! And it looks like you got a couple of great finds! Congrats on your LAST successful craft fair!

Tina said...

Love the pictures of the girls!!!!

Congrats on many successful years on working on your school's fundraiser!!

angie said...

I love how spunky they both look.........congrats on a successful completion of such a HUGE project!

mine, by magpie said...

ooh- good scores, especially on being DONE now!!!! the girls look great!

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