some things to note:

can i just say…
i think this may have been one of the worst weeks of my life? 
just simply too much going on.
i’m tempted to gripe about all that has already happened, but i’ll just fill you in on what’s to come for now:
this weekend i have my biggest show of the year – the strawberry festival!
if you are local, or really withing a few hour distance, you want to come to this!
it’s a super family friendly event that draws about 150,000 visitors each year.
there will be a bunch of booths like mine, and also all the fabulous carnie food, and a fun kid zone with rides and games.
if you do come, please please please stop by and say hi!
i’m sharing a booth with 2 friends of mine this year – kristi and dondi – so you’ll have lots of eye candy to drool over!
so you know what it means when i have a show or boutique?
it means that my online store is closed for the duration of the show (saturday and sunday).
if you have any shopping that you’ve been putting off for a bit, now is the time to do it!
all of my online inventory will be available for sale at the strawberry festival and that special something you’ve been pining after may just be snatched up by someone in person.
after i do an inventory check, i will reopen my shop late sunday night.
thanks for your patience with this!
part of my crazy week was a little thing called a tiny party!
we actually surprised gracie with a party on thursday and i have so many fun details to share with you…
next week!
and YES!
i am so sorry, but i know many of you have had “one of those weeks”, 
so you can relate when i say this was mine!
i will double up next week.
but i’m warning you: when i’m grumpy and busy and stressed, my outfits show it!
thank you for your reminders and your patience with me – i’m so glad so many of you are enjoying wiww!
and lastly, but most importantly…
my birthday is on monday!
i’m officially so old that i literally have to think about it for a minute to remember how old i actually am.
so to celebrate, i have asked a bunch of my uber talented cyber friends to host a pile of giveaways with me!
mark your calendars – i know many of you have work off, so you can spend all day at my blog (ha!).
every hour, on the hour, i will be posting a different giveaway!
they are reeeeeally good and i even have a surprise for you all!
ok, i think that’s it for now.
if you can’t join me in person at the strawberry fest this weekend, join me on twitter as i’m sure i’ll be tweeting away about all the fun sights!
and i’ll definitely see you back here on monday!



  1. 1
    Jennifer says:

    Remember sweet baby sister, you are six years my junior, so to me you are always YOUNG. Have a super w/e!

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    kakalderman says:

    Happy birthday! Hope you have a chance to relax a little bit. Wishing that I lived close enough to go to all of the shows and festivals that you go to!

  3. 3

    I am so glad your business is going so well but I miss your posts about decorating, furniture, kids etc.

  4. 4

    My sister lives in Santa Maria. I would so love to come up for this. But my husband is under the weather. Darn, next time!

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    I just discovered your blog and shop and I am in love! :) I can't wait for you shop to open back up!!

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    Celeste says:

    Well… Happy {early} Birthday! Wish I lived (much) closer so I could come to the festival.

    poo that Florida is so far from CA. :(

  7. 7

    Happy early birthday! Mine is Sunday and your give ways will be a geat way to keep my birthday going! :-)

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    Miss Sews-it-all says:

    Good luck with the show this weekdend, and have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    Sugar and Spice Mommy says:

    Sorry you have had such a crazy week…Praying that you have a super fun weekend…wish I lived near by! That fesival sounds fun! Happy Happy Birthday on Monday too!

  10. 10

    Good luck at the show- my big show is next weekend- and have been so busy getting ready- so I know how you feel. Hard to do that on top of caring for the kids and husband. Happy early birthday!

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    coolkids says:

    love those birthday hats! Happy Birthday! My husband shares that day with you.:)

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    Em @ Bunch of Scrap says:

    My son's birthday is Monday too! Happy Birthday! Have a GREAT weekend, hope you sell out!

  13. 13

    Have a wonderful birthday! Wish I could come to the festival. Sounds like fun!

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    SoBella Creations says:

    Don't forget to slow down and take a little time for you.

  15. 15

    Happy Birthday! Sorry you had one of those weeks. I have to miss the Festival this year. Bummer. But the Posies in our hair are still getting lots of notice! (I just wish I could shop for more – and journals of course, sigh. Maybe next time.)

  16. 16

    Sorry you've had such a crazy week– I'm sure after the show things will settle down a little…right? I *guess* I can wait until next week for WIWW! =) SUPER excited for the give-aways!!! Oh yeah…Happy Birthday! =)

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    Kimberly says:

    happy birthday, soon! loving your blog! so glad kelly at fabulous k recommended it! have a great weekend!

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    Those headband party hats are adorable!! Hope you'll share more photos! (And looking forward to WIWW next week!)

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    bullie_mama says:

    Happy early Birthday! hope your weekend goes well and you have a great time at the Strawberry Festival!

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    Have a great weekend and Happy Birthday!

  21. 21
    Melanie says:

    Love your blog and your shop!

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    The Teacher's Pets says:

    Oh my Lord, I love the party hats so much! You are a girl after my own heart and it's all in the name of rick rack and your creativeness! I found you via Hey Little Birdie and now I am a follower and a soon-to-be shopper!

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    alicia king says:

    wish I could attend the Strawberry Festival, sounds so fun! you have such cute stuff! I am going to attempt your crayon roll tutorial :) thanks!

  24. 24

    Hi Lindsey, I got a cute little treasure on Friday at Blog Sugar when Jeanett passed out your cute swag! Thanks so much for sending it and for your great tutorials and ideas on your blog.

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    SteffiD says:

    Aaaahhh! Happy early birthday!! I hope everything went absolutely splendid this weekend and that you had a BLAST!

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    Barbara Jacksier says:

    Can't sleep and just realized that it's officially Monday, so… HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    Shortcake and Company says:

    Happy Birthday!! What a fun idea to have giveaways. I hope you had a fantastic day. And, what I wouldn't give to be able to come to that Strawberry Festival. That sounds like a ball. I {heart} your blog majorly.

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    Miss Anne says:


    (i know you have all the giveaways going on, but i wanted to take a moment to wish you a very happy birthday!)


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