Hello All.

My sincerest apologies for not being back to my blog for two weeks.

Where have I been?

Well, pretty much right here, just way out of balance, off kilter, and not feeling well.

Do you struggle with the balance part as well?

Balancing family, home, cleaning, blog and work?

I find I keep focusing so much on one side, that all the others suffer, and then it reverses back the other way.

And the one thing that seems to always suffer, sleep!

As much as I have missed being here, the time has been spent well.

I feel like I have a new focus and direction, and I am hoping it is to the benefit of my blog.

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As I mentioned, I participated in an art show last weekend in Lafayette, NJ. The Old Lafayette Emporium hosted 7 vendors with varying types of arts and crafts. The other vendors were under the tent next to my set up. I was better suited out front because of the quantity of merchandise I brought.

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So, I am sure you are wondering, how did it go?

Well, I met some really nice people, got a good sense of the amount of work necessary for a show like this.

But, honestly, it was pretty slow.

The store vendors were even surprised because this town usually gets pretty heavy weekend traffic.

After a slow Saturday, everyone expected Sunday to be a better day.

At a certain point, I just had to laugh it was so slow.

What are you gonna do?

I wish I had been able to get a better read on my merchandise in this type of venue, but it is what it is.

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Sunday, did however, bring a breath of fresh air with these lovely ladies.

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One of my readers, Anja, who lives in Virginia contacted to let me know that her aunts, Jean and Mina live in Lafayette. They so kindly came to visit me and were such a great joy to meet. I so appreciated them taking the time even after a long day of work. I hope they like the wreaths that they bought!

I am now off to dress my oldest daughter and her friend as peacocks for a Halloween party!

And, then on Sunday, my baby turns 11!

I will be back next week for sure and I will get back to Show & Tell Friday as well.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading!