So life hasn’t been perfect recently to say the least. I haven’t had the energy to be the greatest mom, get work done, clean the house and just keep up with life. You all see the “fun side” and the “crafty side” and the “happy” side of Megan a LOT , but trust me when I say, it is not always happy. I get down, depressed, sad, don’t want to get out of bed, more often than I’d ever like to truly admit!
I do still believe there are moments to enjoy everywhere and everyday! Even when sad or down and just the other day, I was preparing for CHA and letting the kids play. One of the “grand plans” I have for this particular CHA is the Paper Crafting Rock Star theme for our Booth (#1039 if you can stop by) and I plan to have a few break out sessions of Rocking Karaoke! I was testing the system and all the fun things we are planning (sometimes work is fun why not?) and the kids heard me play “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – Jena promptly ran over and said “I want to sing Gnomeo song!!!” so I gave her the Mic and here is what we got!!!
This just melted my heart completely and the rest of the day we ended up singing, reading books, playing puzzles then finished with dinner at Culver’s and Madagascar 3 with Cotton Candy and Popcorn! Total moments to enjoy!
It’s easy to SAY Enjoy the Moments, it’s easy to feel like its a nice way to live. Reality is, its not always! BUT I’m still here to try to make you smile and take time to breathe and to just let go, enjoy, be content and find the true source of Joy in any situation. I’m preaching to myself right now
I hope this gave you a little smile today! I know it’s not a crafty post – but its part of life to share – never be afraid to whip out that camera or in my case a Phone and capture those moments! A pretty bird, a beautiful cloud, a song on the radio with you singing out loud, anything!
*More info about CHA
CHA stands for Craft and Hobby Association. It is a trade show event for Crafting professionals and Retail Buyers and Sale folk, it is not open to the general public, but I know many of you that follow aboverubiesstudio.com are trade professionals, own your own shops, or other things, so I like to give everyone the info on what’s going on. This year CHA takes place in Chicago from July 17-19 and like I said, I’ll be at booth #1039 showing all kinds of cool products and educating stores about Paper Layerz and ME ink, sparkle lights etc…
This is the PERFECT time of year to contact your stores and let them know that you love any or all of our products and that you would like them to carry them in your local stores, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, etc… You can use a pre-written letter to just sign and send off if you’d like or just write/call in with your own words. Let your store buyers know we will be at CHA booth #1039 and they can take advantage of our show specials to try any ME products out in their stores!
July 10 announcement and Blog Hop
This is cool, so we have that HUGE announcement that I am BURSTING out of my skin about! A friend and I had this idea almost 2 years ago and its FINALLY coming to life and it. is. going. to. be. SO HUGE! I really do not want to keep it secret any more – but its only 10 more days away SOOO I’ll TRY to contain myself! There are still many details to work out but its HUGE! I can’t WAIT to share! But, here is some great news I can share right now Shawn Mosch from MyCutSearch.com and CraftyChicsBlog.com is hosting a BlogHop called Enjoy The Moments! It starts July 10 right along with the new product announcement and other special things…Make sure you hop along and have fun with us! I’m going to TRY to end the 10th with a LIVE Ustream, but if I can’t there will still be plenty for you to see do and be thrilled about! Chat with you soon!
ENJOY THE MOMENTS Friends!