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Monday Confessional

11.21.2011

First, some imformation: Jana and I signed up to be vendors at a Christmas bazaar in two weeks. Or, more accurately, Jana signed up because she's the crafty mama, I offered to be her assistant because it sounded fun and I wouldn't have to do the work, but then decided I could probably whip up some delicious treats to try to sell since I was going to be there anyway.

I do love to bake, remember.

And that's how I ended up going to a local holiday bazaar on Saturday to "scout" out the booths and get ideas and take notes. 

How many people can see where this is going? 

Remember when I talked about my little problem with the Costco sample tables and saying no to the food vendors? Apparently that problem is multiplied tenfold when talking to friendly folk selling their homemade wares. 

Because within the first 10 minutes I had already bought four things.

And then I called Jana and told her she was on her own because I had to ESCAPE QUICK BEFORE I BOUGHT THREE SOCK MONKEYS AND A WOODEN TOY BANK AND A PAIR OF FEATHER EARRINGS AND A GORGEOUS TURQUOISE NECKLACE. 

Or something like that.

The sad thing is I'm a selfish shopper. Did I buy Christmas presents or stocking stuffers or something that would actually be helpful towards sticking to our holiday budget? Oh no! I bought these goods instead:

 A knit hat. That I love. 

A bag of peppermint fudge. That may have come with a few more pieces than you see in the bag. Which I took a picture of  as soon as I got home. Mmmm.

Homemade soy candle melts for my Scentsy warmer! Sugar Cookie scented. I was pretty excited about these.

And a Pampered Chef small spatula. Not homemade but I lost my old one and it was discounted so I snapped it up happily.

And then ran away before all the vendors I'd rashly promised that I'd come back to spied me.

4 comments:

  1. I laughed because I can totally relate--scouting turned shopping spree--that would so be me! Great purchases though so keep the remorse at bay: ) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Ooooh yeah. Dangerous. I went to a couple bazaars on Saturday and bought myself a bracelet, a hat and a book and then I was like NO MORE BAZAARS! Egads! I can't resist jewelry or hats or books so it was really doom for me.
    Your hat is super cute! I bought a hat last year at a bazaar that I have practically worn out. The one I bought on Saturday I've already worn twice. I love hats. And trust me, vendors get SO excited when someone is excited about their goodies and wants to buy them.

    Am considering selling at that same Christmas bazaar - still trying to decide if I can swing the fee. This month has been slow sales online.

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  3. Great buys, I love them all esp the hat and I love my little pampered chef spatula too! :)

    jodi

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  4. Cook up a storm Jodi ...throw in a curve ...coconut ice maybe ?!

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