Monday, July 30, 2012

We Survived.

Well, we did it. Christmas in July was a major success, and we survived the blistering heat!

I got everything all organized and ready Friday night, while watching the opening ceremonies of course, and then we loaded up the cars and headed out bright and early at 6:30AM Saturday morning. Our booth was on a nice little corner near the main road, so we had a good breeze for most of the day, which was probably was kept was from dying of heat stroke. The booth next to us was a whole little family working together, they were so cute! AND as it turns out, the daughters were in my sister-in-law's English class last year. Such a small world. We had a lot of fun meeting everyone and visiting with out neighbors. Ruffles and Lace did really well, especially considering the heat, and the fact that I don't think the event garnered as much traffic as they were hoping. There were still quite a bit of people, I just think more would have shown up if not for the sun melting our faces off. All in all, it was a fabulous day and a great experience for our first bigger show. We CAN'T WAIT to do another one! We're looking at doing Fair on the Square in October, I'll hopefully have more information about that next week.

Hope your weekend was as great as mine! (even though it's Monday, and I now need a weekend to recover from my weekend) ;)


Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I'm so unbelievably excited right now. This weekend Ruffles and Lace will be attending the Christmas in July fair in Coldspring! If you have never been (or heard of it) Christmas in July is very similar to the Huntsville Fair on the Square. I'll be there bright and early setting up the booth Saturday morning, with the fair offically starting around 9:00am. Come on out and see us! There is going to be plenty to do for everyone. Since it is Christmas in July, there will be a huge kids zone and Santa will even make an appearance! There will be tons of craft booths, food and just awesome fun. Ruffles and Lace will be in booth 19, which is actually near the food zone corner, prime locale for traffic I think ;)

Here's a sneak preview at a few things I've been working on... I know I've been horrible about posting pics on here and the Facebook page lately, there are just not enough hours in the day!

Dont mind the background images in the second picture, it was raining for an entire week so I had to move my outdoor project indoors to my parent's living room. haha!
This was my first try at etching glass. It's really fun actually! I learned a lot from my first try and will definitely be doing it again with better results in the future :)

Being back at work this week is so hard after having an entire week off for vacation! We went to the Frio, it was so nice!

Hope you're having a great week so far and can't wait to see everyone at Christmas in July this weekend! :)


Thursday, July 12, 2012


This dreary weather makes me feel very Blah! Don't get me wrong, I love a good rainy day as much as the next girl. I just hate having to get out and do stuff in it. This is definitely stay at home and work on projects or curl up with a good book weather. For me, the first would definitely be ideal right about now. I'm going to be on vaca for a week starting Saturday, which doesn't leave a lot of time to prepare for Christmas in July on the 28th. There is still a lot to do! But, I'm sure relaxing on vaca will help me pull through and get the job done. ;)

Just in case you aren't experiencing the lovely weather we are....

And just because we can't end on a dreary note (and I LOVE the print on my new Hipster!)


Monday, July 9, 2012

Busy Busy Bee!

I had grand plans of doing a large post from work today featuring some Instagram pics of late, however the Oh So Lovely computer system at work that has been on the fritz for over a week decided today would be a great day to allow everyone access. Soooo, needless to say I was up to my eyeballs in reports. Do you work much with Excel? I've always been kind of a freak about organization when it comes to getting things done (except my clothes, they're never organized go figure). Well, the way our magnificent computer program extracts data into the spreadsheet is beyond confusing, I'm basically cross-eyed by the time it's over.. and then it all starts over again the very next month! I think this may be one of the reasons I love crafting so much, it's organized chaos, in a way. There's a plan, usually a very intricate one when I'm involved, and then once you begin, things usually tend to get messy but the project will turnout basically how it was supposed to. I'm definitely of the mindset that some people are good with numbers and other are better creatively- me being the later obvs. I'm not bad with numbers, I'd just rather use the pen I'm writing them with to poke my eye out than actually work with them. Anyway, I'm rambling waaaay off subject here. The point is that I was uber busy at work and couldn't get around to posting the super amazing stuff I was going to, and now that it's late and the Derby is on, you'll just have to wait for another day.

I do like posting some kind of picture though, so here's a few pics from my Sunday errands :)

Did a little shopping! Got the second part of someone's gift! LOVE this store. Super cute and totally reasonable bags. And they're all MACHINE WASHABLE = awesome.

If you've never been, go. now. This is my favorite thing to order, and by my fav, I literally mean I do not order anything else because nothing tops it! Chocolate yogurt with peanut butter crisp topping.YUM!

The drive home was great, we got to look at this scary dude the whole way. He at least waited until we were safe at home before unleashing his wrath.

I also saw Savages Sunday afternoon, really good movie. I suggest seeing it, although if you don't dig the violence, you might want to hold off or at least be prepared to cover your eyes. It is after all, about drug cartels and kidnapping, so tons of violence. It's kind of like a new age "Blow" but with Weed instead of coke.

Hope your week is starting off less crazy than mine! I have several projects to finish before going on vaca next week and would really like to not be swamped at work too. Happy Monday!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Early Morning Saturday

Today Bel and I hit some garage sales at the crack of dawn. It was a beautiful morning to be out and about, searching for some good finds. Thankfully, it wasn't too hot, just a gorgeous morning!

 I came home (and after hitting the gym) began working on a new project. It requires being outside, but since there were scattered thunderstorms around it wasn't too bad on the porch. I was able to get about 1/3 of the way through before the thunder/lightening started, which is when I decided to call it day. I didn't want to risk getting my stuff all wet in a sudden downpour. Hopefully tomorrow afternoon will be nice and sunny, so after my morning errands, I can finish. I'm really looking forward to my errands tomorrow. After an appointment in The Woodlands, I'm grabbing some yummy lunch with my mama, hitting up a store at the mall, and grabbing some Pinkberry deliciousness. I can't wait! Hope you're having a great weekend :)


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Insert Witty Title Here.

Hope y'all had a great 4th of July, I know I did! I spent several hours at the pool and then went over to Candy's for some yummy food and watched movie. Good times. I hope we all remembered to take a moment and think about those who are still fighting for our freedom today.

On the crafting front, Bel and I have some news, we are super excited to announce that Ruffles and Lace will be at Christmas in July in Coldspring! You can checkout their flier here: Christmas in July
We couldn't be more thrilled that our second event is something major like this and Christmas themed at that! Hope to see you all there! We have been working on some new stuff and hope to have quite a few new items out for the show.

So, aftering having Wednesday off for the 4th, does anyone else feel like today should be the weekend and not Thursday? Too bad we couldn't just have the rest of the week off, that would have been fabulous! I'm ready to get to work on my projects this weekend and hit up a couple garage sales in between.

Ok, on to the MAJOR point of this post... Who has seen Magic Mike? haha! I saw it with a few friends Friday night. It's really good, do yourself and favor and go. Now. Chaning Tatum can dance. I mean we all knew he could dance from those Step Up days and all, but that boy can really move! I think all future CT movies have been ruined now, unless of course he's dancing in them. Preferably without a shirt on. I kid, I kid. But no, really. Has anyone caught the preview for Savages? I really want to see that movie as well. It reminds me of the oh so awesome Johnny Depp classis "Blow". Drugs, violence, comedic lines, pretty faces, I mean really what else do you need? It opens 7/6, I'm sure I'll be seeing it sometime soon.

You probably noticed a tad more white space on this 'ol bloggity. I'm working on a few changes. One of which is going to require purchasing a new tablet to work on some design techiniques, which I will get around too in the near future. I just bought an iPad, so I'm trying to not break the bank with technological purchases this month. I think y'all will dig the upgrade once I have everything and get going with it. I just couldn't look at that tired old pattern anymore. I also didn't want to upload another pattern that would make me feel the same way in 2.5 months. So, you'll obvs see the results once the changes start happening!

xoxo - kris