Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas. An Engagement. And a messy house.

{in no specific order.}
i will present to you (in blog form) a little from some of it all. :)

but before i do any of that i would like to personally thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for supporting my dream, my store, and my happy place. you all really kicked some tail this christmas season with major love shown by shopping local! thank you thank you thank you and..... thank you again! i couldn't be more thrilled about the last bit of 2012 at the confetti crate! we will reopen tomorrow from 10-6 and saturday 10-2:00. we would LOVE to see everyone before NEXT YEAR so come by and spend some of that Christmas money that's surely burning a hole in your pocket! in advance... i would like to apoligize about the BARE store. And the scattered random not so organized looking displays and such. after we closed the doors on Christmas Eve it has been ALL family. and I didn't step foot in the shop until late afternoon  today to show off the MESS store to my favorite Michigan family. :)  there will be after Christmas SALES going on so come see us tomorrow!

onto the next....

it was great.
full of sparkles.
family and friends.
fabulous food.
good music.
and safe travels.

i hope that each of you had the same and more.

i said YES.
a best friend will always be a best friend. but as of dec. 25th 2012 my best friend became a little more. my fiance. :) i was surprised. so surprised. i can't even explain the happiness that exploded inside when wes asked me to marry him. the weather was scary that night. sirens were going off left and right. but right there in our own little world we shared together a rather magical night. things finally calmed down a bit with the storms and we ended the 25th with a blanket fort, a movie, many forhead kisses and i love you's.... and a ring. :)

a messy house.
a time for sharing what's really behind doors of our house after all of the excitement.

scenes from our dining room. the sight of this is (slightly) different as of today. still a work in progress, people. still a work in progress. and yes, this is what you see right as you walk in the front door of our home... for now!

this looks kind of like our den.... oh wait, it kind of is. somewhere. under that pile. we have a den.

i am making progress. one {festive} box at a time. and for all of you who chose to look PAST the progress and eye balled the clean laundry piled nearly to the ceiling on the bed.... well, we cant be friends today! i need positive cheerleaders! :) this may be just an excuse to some but i'm REALLY trying to put the Christmas decor up in a neat and stress free way. that's part of the reason this is such a lenghty process. oh, that and.... i may or may not be still floating on cloud nine. taking more "breaks" from cleaning than i should to glance down at my ring....:)

 i envy my sister every single year when she pulls out her neatly stored christmas decorations.... it's fair to say that i am the sister pulling down tangled tinsel. half working lights. and broken ornaments. but next  year.... oh yes, next year. we just may have a different story to tell. :)

and until that point in time comes....
we will enjoy the moments. little. big. messy or clean.
we will relax and remember that we are so fortunate to have a home.
and work on the "putting away" one pile at a time. :) 
and maybe.... just maybe... we will have it together before Christmas twenty thirteen.

but if not.... i promise to work even harder at accomplishing it for twenty fourteen. :)

here's to another great year ahead, big changes on (speaking for myself) organization, wedding planning and a promise to always find time to love. and play. cheers!



  1. Anonymous12/27/2012

    WONDERFUL! I am so happy for both of you!- Laura