|Holiday Decor in Galena, IL (All That’s Vintage)|
Enjoy my finds from Etsy.com. All $25. and under. I would like several of these myself.
|My favorite photo from this week.|
|Vintage Dog Collars in Galena, IL|
The first Friday in August is here. Where does the time go? Christmas is getting closer and that freaks me out because I have so many projects that I’m working on. No worries though I’ll get them done (positive thinking). Handmade rocks and sure beats receiving a gift card for a store you don’t shop in. I might even take a leap and bake all those yummy goodies this year.
A friend of mine that runs a Wine & Martini Lounge down the street from our Vintage Shop found this video on Vimeo. It was filmed by a group of friends during a visit to Galena, IL. Watch and you’ll see that they visited our shop. Cool.
This topic came up in my Twitter feed last night. A television show that was discussing a new breed of synthetic drugs that are cheap and dangerous. Some even causing death. Very scary that kids are heavily involved in using them. I had only heard of the bath salts, but there are so many more available and legal. To The Maximus Foundation is a non profit organization that advocates and educates against synthetic drugs. I hadn’t realized that the problem was that big.
The day is finally here. Not only is the day to spend with family, but a day of rest. Or for me, that means “catch up” day. After visiting with my family I will be working (yes working) in my office getting started on all the goals that I want to accomplish for the upcoming new year. I’ve got some new writing assignments that I’m working on for Handmade Spark. And I’m preparing for a grand opening of my new storefront on Meylah.com.
You can see from the picture above that House thought it was necessary to be in the photo. Every year we wrap our doors. A bit of red paper, or you can use a tablecloth, some ribbon, and a bow = a bit of holiday cheer. Miniture candy canes look nice also, but with three dogs they may not last. Although, it would make their breath smell a bit better, eh? The possibilities are endless on how you can decorate.
Well, everyone enjoy their day! The boys woke up to some presents in their stockings. So now we have several new toys laying around the house. More to step around, but they love it!