I have lots rolling around this brain of mine and I love talking with you and hearing what you are up to as well.
Emma and I got up early and headed about an hour away to shop at a wholesale place. We needed some display pieces, so we don't have to strip the store when we have an event. We found some nice ones, and also some nice jewelry. They even had the cute children's bracelets back in stock that are so popular.
Speaking of events we have two this weekend. The Hearts in Style and Song event at the Hotel Hershey on Friday benefits the Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute. It is a great event with a luncheon, fashion show, silent auction, and vendors. It is already sold out. This is our first time being vendors for this event but we are excited to be in this beautiful hotel and a part of this fundraiser.
On Saturday, Rachel and I will be headed to Harleysville for a 5K run benefiting the American Red Cross. We are excited to be a part of this event as well. I am hoping it doesn't rain as this whole event is outdoors like a street festival.
Last night the girls and I hosted our third Reclaiming Beauty webinar. I had planned to do it with my daughters, and we decided to invite some friends to join us. It has been really good. We've been challenged in our health, who we are dressing to please (no rules of "this is godly, this isn't), trying new things. Last night I was challenged to address my weight. I've never allowed myself to see it as a sin issue but for me it is. I am lazy, and lack discipline. I want to please the Lord in every area and this is the one He wants me to work on now. Pray that I will delight in riding the exercise bike, that I will give up coca cola, and that I will be able to see results to keep me encouraged.
After these two events this weekend, we will start to focus on our Fall Fest we hold at our home every October 31st. It is Reformation Day, and a good opportunity to get together with our church family and friends to celebrate together. We have a bonfire, play games, have a hay ride (sometimes).
Then in November we will have family visiting us. One of Tim's sisters early in the month and the other mid month on their way to hunt and spend Thanksgiving with our brother in law's mom on the family farm in New York. This will be fun to have them in our home and spend a bit of time together!
I am looking forward to Thanksgiving, and I love to savor each holiday. This year it will be a bit different as we will be in our store on Black Friday, instead of home decorating for Christmas! And that means that the store will be decorated probably before Thanksgiving! In fact, Emma and I found a nice sized tabletop Christmas tree for the store today!
Lindsay and Rachel took advantage of the cool weather on Monday and took their horses out for a ride. Liberty is too small for Rachel so we are looking to sell her. She is young, with attitude but learns quickly and has the potential to be a nice gaming pony. Rachel will miss her.
Well, I should get back to work now. Doing prep in the shoppe today for the weekend.
Hope your day is lovely.