Sunday, December 27, 2015

Being Grateful...

Dear Reader, 
Whoever you may be.... I hope you had a wonderful Christmas... or holiday of some kind.
My family and I did, but now it's time to embrace that wonderful time of year when we start thinking of
all the ways to better ourselves... New Years!

I have decided to focus on being grateful this new years.. I have so much, and I frequently lose sight of how blessed I am.
So this year I hope you will indulge me as I use this blog as sort of a gratitude dairy. I plan on posting daily a short note of what I am grateful for, and if not daily as often as possible.. but internet connection is not
always available.... please join me! It's free, not fattening, and totally beneficial!
I'm excited!

The Benefits of Gratitude

Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has—as opposed to, for example, a consumer-driven emphasis on what one wants. Gratitude is getting a great deal of attention as a facet of positive psychology: Studies show that we can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase our well-being and happiness by doing so. In addition, gratefulness—and especially expression of it to others—is associated with increased energy, optimism, and empathy.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Fredericksburg Trade Days this Weekend!

Lone Star Market
I've been trying to set up at more Markets for the
Holiday season... the heart is willing as they say, but
unfortunately the weather often is not!

I was signed up for a show right after Thanksgiving and it just poured! I didn't even set up it was just too
nasty! I figured it couldn't be worth it to go through the effort and possibly have work ruined,

Treaty Oaks Distillery
The deal with these markets is that the vendors get charged, and if it rains or for some reason the show is a flop the vendors still get charged.

 I can understand that the organizers need to be paid if they have put money out to say, rent a venue or for any promotional cost. Unfortunately that isn't normally the case, most of these markets set up in parking lots or are put on by the municipality which is the same entity that owns the location, so there is not a cost involved...

It hasn't taken me long to realize the organizers are making money on the vendors, and with out the vendors there isn't much of a market..

So I decided to rent a good indoor venue and put on my own market!

This solves two issues.
1. I will have markets to sell at that are indoor and not subject to being cancelled and
2. I can make a little extra money organizing the events which I think I will be good at doing.
I convinced a woman I met doing shows to go in with me since two heads are better than one..and she's a cool level minded person..

Our first event will be held April 2, 2016 and the Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Room..
Please "like" our Facebook page, Dripping Springs Market Days
You will be subjected to all sorts of information leading up to the event.... Wish me well!

This weekend I will be selling at Fredericksburg Trade Days! I've never been but I've heard it is a blast.
Come out to look around and do some Christmas Shopping!