Monday, March 29, 2010

All That Jazz!!!

FINALLY! I got my act together and am ready to show you our jazzy
new booth! The reason it took so long... camera issues. I just can not get
my camera to take good indoor pictures and the flash was being weird.
So if you see any pictures that are dark and grainy, you know why.

My Mom and I.
Yes, we wore aprons, we thought they were jazzy!

My Mom (A Cowgirl's Grace) and my Auntie (Dusty Devoe)
business partners in crime, twins divine.

Now lets get jazzy, shall we.

Let's start at the VERY beginning.
This is what the booth looked like BEFORE we got our mitts on it.

The booth, all cleaned out and ready for us to slap some paint on it.
I did most of the slapping, the TWINS went down the street to find
some mochas. They brought me a hot cocoa though so all was forgiven.
I actually like to paint anyway and their bones are a bit creakier than
mine so I figured I could more easily do the bending and twisting
to paint amongst the low shelving. Hee Hee!
We whipped it out in about 45 minutes.

Post paint.
Pre Merchandise.

It always looks WORSE before it gets better! It took 4 of us nearly 45
minutes to haul everything up here. For a moment we were
overwhelmed and had NO idea where to start.

Thanks Dad and Uncle Cowboy for your help with the unloading,
even though Uncle Cowboy's bad knees put him in a purely
supervisory roll. Kicked back and relaxing on a park bench soaking
up the sun as we marched back and forth and back and forth.

Just kiddin' Uncle Cowboy! You've been a big help doing
extra little things we needed done. Make sure Auntie cuts you in
on her share of the profits.

Now just to recap... before

and after.

All That Jazz!

We couldn't believe how much STUFF we actually had once we
started unpacking everything. We were worried we wouldn't have
room but we made it work.

Yep, the Bloggers in us coming out. I told you we were geeks.
Rock on Bloggers!

See the tray in the top right corner? I got this idea from Marsha of
Sassy Mini Dolls. The shop owner actually bought it for herself and
hung it behind her desk!

Meet Fifi. Our mascot. She's a rough and tough cowgirl who will kick
the crud out of anyone that tries to steal our merchandise. Seriously,
she's been highly trained. I wouldn't mess with her, she's already given
me the evil eye once.

BOO! It's me sneakin' up on you.

I hope you enjoyed your tour. We're thrilled to finally be done and

rather proud of ourselves for accomplishing such a big thing. It was
less than 2 months from the time we decided to do this until the time
it became a reality. We're excited to see where it takes us!

Thank you for all your support, encouragement, kind words and advice.
It has been so much fun to share All That Jazz With with you!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Post of Thank You's!

I would like to make share with you some wonderful giveaways I won

last month in the One World One Heart event. My stars must have been
all aligned because I won 4 different giveaways!

I won this stamp/card making supply kit from Gail @ Gail's Card Cafe'
and when it arrived in the mail last week, to my delight it had some
chocolate candies included! Thank you Gail! I have one chocolate
left and these supplies will be put to excellent use!

A stunning pendant from Wanda @ Two Crafty Mules

Thank you so much Wanda, it's beautiful and I can't wait to wear it!

A gorgeous hand-crafted Angel Journal from Joanna @ Little Faerie Tales

Last, but not least! I won a custom curtain made by Darlene of Jade
Creative. I was allowed to chose my fabric and how I wanted
it made exactly. I decided a valance to hang over the kitchen
window would be best. It turned out amazing and all the little
details are so beautiful. Thank you very much Darlene!

Shortly after, I somehow managed to have my name drawn AGAIN!
Jenny Matlock had a giveaway and I won a JoAnn Craft store
gift certificate. This handy dandy card will come in mighty handy with
all the crafting I plan to do for All That Jazz. Thank you Jenny! You
creative and hilarious storyteller extraordinaire!

Now I am so ashamed of myself, I have presented myself with an
award of naughty proportions. I have been the recipient of a few
awards the last few months and I have yet to thank the ladies who
gave me these. One dates back to before Christmas and the other two
from January.

I know.

That's why I am presenting myself with the following:

Sweet Sandi who loves all things bear gave me this adorable
award. Thank you so very beary much Sandi!

The ever creative Charity, or Bells as I've come to know her,
gifted me this FABULOUS award. Charity's blog is mighty
fabulous to. If you wish to read some truly insightful and beautiful
writings, go and visit her blog!

Charity from Writings...From C. JoyBell C.

My Bells also gave me this award. I think she feels sorry for me!
She keeps giving me all these FABULOUS and VERY beautiful
awards! Thanks Bells!

Thank you ladies for your patience, I am very sorry it took me so long.
Sometimes life just gets in the way. Or some serious procrastination,
whatever you want to call it!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pink Saturday

It's PINK time, it's PINK time, it's PINK time! Welcome to this edition
of Pink Saturday brought to you and I by our very own Pink Princess
Beverly from How Sweet The Sound!

I am sorry to say I have been very lazy as far as Easter is
concerned. I have no pretty Easter decorations to show you,
no cute projects, no prettily colored eggs or fancy bonnets.

Zilch. Nada.

So what do I do when all else fails?


I found some of the cutest lambs on the planet for
you to enjoy on this Pink Saturday.

When I say cute, I mean


Photo by Adrian Burke/Corbs

I was right huh, pretty gall darned CUTE!

Happy Pink Saturday my loveleighs!