i’m a big girl now!

this year has brought about a bunch of changes for me.

my kids are changing and growing and moving way out of the baby stage.

yay and boo all at the same time!

all 3 kids are in school a couple days a week and i find myself nearly giddy with my alone time.

i feel like a grown up.

and i know, that just by calling myself a “grown up”, that i probably am not one ;)

but really, it feels strange!

and now, as in right now, i am on a plane to minneapolis for the creative connection!

i feel all fancy with my in-flight internet access,

and catching up on emails and blogging,

all while traveling solo.


grown up.

NOT me.

my business has evolved in a way that has truly caught me by surprise.

if someone asked what i do for work,

i still feel like my answer is, “i don’t work.  i’m a stay at home mom”.

but really, really i’m a work at home mom.

i feel like the “mom” part should come first, but whatever.

i’m also a business owner and need to take pride in that, take ownership.

so here i am. fancy. traveling by myself. me and my 120 lbs of luggage.

off to see familiar faces, online friends, fabric icons and sell sell sell!

if you want to join me on my journey this week, please follow me on twitter.

i guarantee i’ll make a fool of myself and fill you in on it!


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    Hi! Welcome to Minneapolis! Are you by chance going Junk Bonanza? It’s this weekend too in a suburb of Mpls! thought I would mention it. Fabulous stuff. (I’m not affiliated with it, fyi.)

    What is the Junk Bonanza?
    The Bonanza hosts more than one hundred juried “junk” vendors of vintage finds, beautiful antiques, one-of-a-kind and artisan-repurposed pieces. There’s also a farm market with local harvest goods and gourmet treats, plus plenty of other activities and displays to explore.


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    I don’t know if you are having a hard time with any of this, but I just wanted to write and tell you that I really like your blog. I’ve followed it for a few months and I feel like you are really honest without being “look at me” and I think that’s cool.

    Have fun at your convention and keep up the good work! I really enjoy it.

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    have fun, I might be up that way too, my SIL should be having her baby any day now. :)

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    Oh Lindsey I am so happy for you and your adventure! I have a tweeter account, I have NEVER tweeted before so maybe I will try and follow you…you will be my first :)

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    Yeah for you, sell like crazy and knock me dead…well, you know what I mean!

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    how exciting!!! Can’t wait to see what happens!


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    SO excited for you! Can’t wait to hear how the event turns out – I toyed with going this year, but I thought I would wait and see how the first year goes. If all goes well, I will be there for sure next year! Have a great time and enjoy yourself!!


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    suzy @ joyisathome.blogspot.com says:

    Oh how fun! I am coming up to the Junk Bonanza this Fri. I’ve never been before but I’m excited to see it all!! Have fun!!!

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    Welcome to Minnesota! I hope you have a great time : ) Minneapolis has all kinds of amazingness to check out! I hope you get to enjoy a ton of it! My suggestion for while you are there…Galactic Pizza. They are simply. amazing.

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    Hi Lindsey! I just did a post for your giveaway! Here is the link.. http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/2010/09/pleated-poppy-giveaway.html

    Thanks so much!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com

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    I wish I was going to The Creative Connection. It is nearly in my backyard but unfortunately I just heard about it yesterday. :( Have fun. I wish I could be there to meet you!

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    yay for you! this post is such an inspiration:) have a great time!

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    Have a great time and have fun being a real live grown up!!!

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    fun fun fun!

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    enjoy your trip and i cant wait to hear all about it.

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    so fun to pick you up from the airport tonight and finally meet you. i am happy you made it safe and enjoy your stay.

    see you on thursday at cc!

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    awww that’s sooo awesome you are using in flight internet~! i fly almost every other week and i never get planes that have internet on them, grr! i could get soo much done!! and have fun and good luck at CC! i hope that one of these years i can go!!

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    Love this! Congrats, Sweetie!!!! It’s like knowing a celebrity. Yes it is. Have fun!

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    i’m a minnesotan . . . enjoy yourself while you’re here, it’s a great place! welcome!

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    In flight internet is always exciting! Good luck on your grown up journey. Enjoy your trip! : )

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    funny how after staying home for so long … when you branch out… you do get that feeling of
    “oh … I am all grown up now”…. haha… back to being “me” a little… refreshing… =) exciting about how your business is growing…. !! I am still trying to come up with one area to settle into and maybe try to make something of my craftyness…. I tend to be all over the place! blogging is helping me rethink it… turn it into something maybe!?

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