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Happydashery at Picnic

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

I’m so pleased to share that my vintage shop, HappyDashery, will again be a part of the Picnic Music and Arts Festival.

This will be the first ever Christmas Fair version of the fest which is that much more exciting for me since I’m crazy for the holidays.

Here are the deets:

    Picnic Holiday Sale
    December 12, 2009
    Irish Heritage Center
    Portland, Maine

Rumor has it there were double the usual amount of applicants so I’m doubly honored to be picked. The full roster hasn’t been posted but check their site again soon to see who else will be there. Lots of excellent local talent for sure.

More Happydashery news…

Aprons are on sale through the entire month of November (plus FREE shipping!). Just in time for holiday baking and entertaining.

Further Proof That Naps are Good

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

And I don’t mean for me, though that’s not so bad either. Here’s a little something I did during the kid’s naptime yesterday.

blueberry muffin goodness

Blueberry Lemon Muffins from Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious.
Delicious lemony scent with last summer’s blueberries (from the freezer) made these a really nice afternoon treat. Mine came out a bit gummy which might be from the yogurt, though I’m not sure. Never made a gummy muffin before. Nonetheless, delish.

Wishpotting and Dreaming

Monday, October 20th, 2008

How is it that it’s Monday again? And not only that, but it’s Monday at 2pm and I feel like I’m just getting started with the day. Must kickstart day. Must add sugar.

Could be that I’m exhausted from the weekend full of travel and guests. That seems likely. We have a good friend staying with us from LA for several days while he and Neil work on filming Neil’s dog training DVDs. They’ve been working hard each day while Dash and I stay home (we’re a one car family) and try to keep ourselves amused and everyone fed.

The only break in this routine was on Saturday when we headed up to Augusta for Neil’s show at the Lithgow Library. This was a fun one (wait, they pretty much all are) since it was at his hometown library. The Kennebec Journal wrote a great article promoting the event (which is nowhere to be found online. why? i don’t get it.) which brought out all kinds of people from his past. Even the woman who worked at the library when he was a kid. The same woman to whom his mother forced him to apologize when he stole a book from the library back when he was in junior high.

I wish I had a picture of the two of them talking after the show. He reminded her of what happened and even fessed up that he completely lied about how the book came to be in his possession. I can’t imagine that she didn’t see right through the fantastic story of how a bully made him take the book and rip out the library card pocket, but she said she didn’t remember it at all. Anyway, confession made and Neil’s soul just got a nice coat of polish on it.

Lunch in Hallowell for the three of us after at Slates. Such a great restaurant and a pretty little town. Just the kind of town we’d like to live in…. I mean, look at this vacant storefront just begging for a HappyDashery sign in the window.

A girl can dream, can’t she?

And speaking of dreaming, do you all know about Wishpot? This is the answer to your online wish list/registry dreams. Add the Wishpot button to your address bar and just click it when you see something online that you like. That adds the item to your master list (wish, gift giving, baby registry, etc.).
No more list on that site, registry on this site, confusion. Just make your Wishpot list public and everyone will know what you want for Christmas this year. Couldn’t be easier!

I’ll have a widget for it on this site as soon as my widget master returns home. Then you can see what’s on MY list.

Later taters.

[Edited to add: Ok, so Neil just turned to me and said: “Um, you just told the world that I stole a book from the library. And lied about it.”
And what I think he meant by that is that I need to come clean. I too, stole books (plural!) from the library when I was a kid. And I too, was sent back in to the library by my mom to confess my deeds to the librarian. The only difference being that I fully intended to return my books… I just hadn’t gotten around to it by the time my mom found them. Bad planning on my part.
I should also add, in the interest of full disclosure, that my mom is a librarian. Tee hee. ]

Picnic: Music & Arts Festival and Me

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Once upon a time, there was a brand-spankin’ new festival planned for the city of Portland, Maine. Picnic: Music and Arts Festival is happening this Saturday, September 13th in Lincoln Park.

Come see yours truly in good old booth 64, as well as these talented folks. And of course, many many more.

If you wonder where I am this week, I’m buried under a pile of new vintage goodies for the fest. I’m a bit crazed, but I can’t wait.

See you there!

It’s a…

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

That’s right, we learned the sex of the new baby (affectionately called “pickle”). Would you like to know? How about if I just tell you by not telling you. I’ll tell you by showing you a selection of goodies that I’d really like to buy for Pickle.

Ok, enough of that. Enjoy.

We’ll start with this little number from Earth Groovz.

And these little cuties from Dog Gone Knitting.

Whales have always been known for their warming abilities, so Pickle will love these in the winter, from Luna.

And a little something to keep her noggin warm through the Maine winter, from Cite Fuzz.

While I’m at it, this one is for Dash.

Oh, I’ve been admiring the girl’s clothing sections ever since I found out I was pregnant with Dash. Not that I haven’t managed to find some good duds for him, but girls just have it so much easier. The selection is really amazing compared to the cargo pants and rugby shirts for boys.

So, little Pickle and I will be having far too much fun picking out clothes and accessories. And being one of very few girls in the family means she’s going to be spoiled with little dresses and skirts.

I say bring it on. Me and the Pickle? We’re ready.