Celebrate the Small Things!

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Wow, how did we get to the end of September already? This week I’d like to celebrate:

  1. My parents came over to my house and my Dad helped me fix my broken picket fence gate and a couple of other things. He’s great at that sort of thing.
  2. We went to open house at the high school and I heard nothing but good things about my kids.
  3. I went through a jurying process and was accepted into one of the larger craft shows that will be coming up in November. So now I have four craft shows/farmer’s markets lined up for this fall, plus an event at Barnes & Noble, and I’m hoping to add one more craft show for the holidays.
  4. I had my car inspected and all they found wrong with it was that it needed new front tires. Whoo, hoo! (I was expecting much worse.)
  5. We survived another driving lesson.

What other celebrations are going on out there?







© Lori L. MacLaughlin and Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams, 2016. All rights reserved.

34 thoughts on “Celebrate the Small Things!

    • I learn about some of them through my membership with my local Artists’ Guild, which is full of crafters. Others I find by doing an internet search of craft shows and farmer’s markets in my area/state. I also watch for ads in the local media that tell about upcoming shows. There are a lot of opportunities out there.


  1. Lots of good news for you this week! Yay for your dad fixing the picket fence gate. It’s awesome you heard so many good things about your kids, and congrats on getting all the craft shows and an event at Barnes & Noble! I’m glad your car’s ok and you survived another driving lesson. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Congrats on surviving driving lessons. I’m not looking forward to going through that again with my youngest in a few years. And nothing is better than hearing good things about your kids at conferences, especially by the time they are in high school.

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  3. Great news all around for you Lori. The driving lessons will get much easier as time goes on. It’s wonderful you have those craft shows all lined up and you heard so many good things about your children. 🙂

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    • Yes, they are. I’m mainly selling my books, but I did make some cord necklaces with little sword charms to give away as free gifts with a book purchase. And yes, I did keep one for myself. I couldn’t resist. 🙂


  4. I did an elementary school fair this weekend and WOW, it was SO fun! I sold about 30 books and met so many cool kids. I may have even gotten a school visit out of it. Although I’m now only doing school visits if they order 25 books before I arrive. (I just did, literally, THREE where I sold a total of one book for each–so NO!) I’m looking for more craft fairs for Christmas, but I have a feeling some of these I’m looking at don’t have many attendees.


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    • Wow, that’s great about the school fair sales! Sometimes it’s hard to know what fairs will provide good sales and what ones won’t. I usually look up publicity from past fairs to see what kind of attendance they have before signing up.


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