Enchanted Fairy Yarnworks
I hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving day yesterday. I moved from my home in Virginia to Montana this year. This year I did not spend the holiday with close family. I've done that in the past, done my own thing. This year I did miss the family chaos some. The board games, the re-telling of our embarrassing stories, and the raucous laughter that is a day spent with family. I found myself questioning my choice to move., but then I went outside to get a cup of coffee, sit and crochet at the coffee shop, and work on my blog and my small business. I love the fresh air here. I love the mountain views. Everyone is almost always in a good mood here. If you are from the NOVA area, you understand the contrast that is. When I'm asked why I moved, that is always one of my points. The folks here in Montana that I've met, they live in the present. I simply don't know how else to explain this, they are more relaxed. The pace isn't necessarily slower, but it is more easy going. So while I did very much miss the day with my sons and daughter-in-law, my close family and close friends, and I REALLLLLY missed cooking the Puerto Rican pork dish accompanied by the arroz y gandules that my former mother-in-law taught me to make, I'm still quite content with the decision to be here in Montana, at least for the time being still. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to move this year.
So now here it is the day after Thanksgiving and there are sales everywhere. Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, a chance for consumers to support small businesses everywhere. I've added a coupon, you can all use at checkout to save an extra 10% off any blanket in the store. shopsmall is the code. #smallbiz #ShopSmall #SmallBizSat If you are looking for something special for someone who is tough to please or for that person who HAS EVERYTHING, you cannot go wrong with a handmade gift. You just can't go wrong with it. Everyone loves handmade blankets. I was once asked what makes my product different than one you can buy for $10-15 at department store. What makes my product different is the handmade craftsmanship. They are not only beautiful and cozy, they are practical. No special care needed. Toss them in the washing machine and then the dryer. They last for DECADES.... just the way a family heirloom should. The coupon expires 11/29/16, so act FAST!
If you want to have a custom made blanket, I can do that. However, time has passed where I can promise a delivery prior to any holiday in December. You can message me about options and prices.
Right now I'm working on one of my favorite patterns. I'm hoping to have this one done in time to add it to the store next week. I do have 2 custom blanket orders after that, and a custom hat/scarf request. I started the blanket I'm working on now when I was at Canyon Creek a couple of weekends ago. While I was there I had wings from Noah's BBQ. OMG..can't even tell you how good they were...I had the BBQ flavored wings. I cannot handle spicy. You know when you ask people if something is spicy and they say "noooo, not to me...", that means to me be prepared because it is always too much for me. So I stuck with BBQ. I had been wanting to try this food truck since the first time I passed it and it smelled like a backyard BBQ. Noah has this great dog, Max, who sits on the top of his pickup truck while Noah is working in the food truck. Noah is the BIGGEST shepherd I have ever seen in my entire life. BIG DOG...and the sweetest teddy bear of a dog you have ever met. You can follow Noah's BBQ food truck on facebook to find where he is and get some BBQ!
I also tried a new beer at Canyon Creek, it is called the Helga German Blond. It is a sweeter version of the One Night Stand Blonde. It has a 22 IBU and 6.0 ABV. Goes down smooth and has a higher ABV than the One Night Stand version. Just as refreshing as it's sister brew! GOES GREAT W/ BBQ!!!!
Today at City Brew, I tried the Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha (with an extra shot). Nothing gets you into a holiday mood faster than a hint of peppermint! I realllly reallllly do not like white chocolate. Never have. I have to say this ok. I like their Salted Caramel White Chocolate latte better. I will probably try the mint again, but I think I will ask for normal chocolate or dark chocolate.
Ok, I have to get back to my crocheting! Don't forget about the 10% off code - shopsmall!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Enjoy this holiday season!