My Work Here is Done, and I would like to thank…..

I am DONE!  Well….almost.  I wrapped up my insane month, (2 months, 3 months?  I lost count) tonight.  I already sold a BUNCH of stuff at our opening night at PFM.  I have a BUNCH more to put in my space tomorrow, so I hope you will stop by if you are in my neck of the woods!

Since I have worked harder these last few months than I have worked I think, EVER????  I would like to take a moment to thank some of those things that made it possible for me to create.

I would like to give an especially big thanks to my glue gun, who graciously stood in for my sewing machine when it decided to shut down on me the other day.  I am not speaking to the sewing machine for a while.  The glue gun is HOT and I am sticking with it for now.

I would like to think my old reliable cordless drill and all it’s little bits.  They have all been so helpful to me and didn’t complain at all when they were shoved into wood, again, and again, and again.

I would like to thank my Iron.  Without you, I would just be a big wrinkled mess, and so would all the miles of fabric I used.

I would really love to thank my paintbrushes.  They all made my work so much easier and didn’t bristle at the idea of having to work tirelessly day and night.

I would ESPECIALLY love to thank my CeCe Caldwell’s products.  We have had much rain, and my children have all taken turns being sick and camping on the couch.  Because of my CeCe Products, which are 100% natural. I was able to do almost all my work inside.  I didn’t have to worry about fumes, messes to clean up, or even the dust when I distress.  You can distress it with a wet rag!

I want to send out a HUGE thank you to Emma who has been covering for someone at her father’s dental practice why they were on maternity leave.  Yet, she still managed to get in a little help here and there, but today, she came through and stayed all day, after she had already had a busy work week.  We worked so hard, we were a two woman machine.  I could NOT do this without Emma, and I almost didn’t make it!

But most of all, I would like to thank my family and this Man.

Mark even posed with furniture I thought was so cool at Bobby Flay’s “Mesa Grill” in Las Vegas

They had  a lot of patience.   I don’t think my kids noticed too much one way or another.  They noticed the work everywhere, but that is par for the course.  Their lives went on as normal.  Mark however, patiently filled in the gaps, avoided me when I was short on patience and supported me when I needed praise for projects completed.

And a big thanks to all of you for stopping by here and reading this silly post.  Thanks!




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  1. says

    Ha ha, I can totally relate! A few years ago my son and I were building a house and I posted on my Facebook update “Move over girls, I have a new BFF” then posted a picture of my nail gun, ha ha, my friends weren’t so sure about being pushed aside for a tool, but hey, I was spending a lot of quality time with her, and trust me, my human friends don’t hammer nails :)
    I enjoyed the post, but then, I always do, keep up the good work, you entertain us very well!

  2. Suffering Husband says

    The Mesa Grill furniture looked better in person!
    Good luck this weekend. Let’s hope the sale goes better than the Christmas
    tree lights!

  3. Kathy Nielsen says

    Very cute post!. Please show us some of the things you took to the PFM or…show us the market in full swing. Kathy Nielsen

  4. says

    Karen, you are such a HOOT!
    But I have to own up too—I think my saws and nail guns are some of MY best friends!
    I think I told you recently how my two older sewing machines seemed to have staged a revolt. So I ditched ’em for a Younger, Prettier, UpTown Model! ; D

  5. says

    Karen, this post was so much fun to read…..actually they are all fun. I am so greatful having you in the shop and having you as a partner with this great paint Company. We just wouldn’t be the same without you. Don’t ever work too hard and burn out, K?
    Love you!!

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