Bits & Pieces

I had a crafty post all planned for today, but then life happened and I just didn’t get around to the project this weekend. I’m still nursing my tiredness from the socializing marathon and loss of an hour (curse you, DST!), so ‘real’ posts will resume tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚ In the meantime, some bits and pieces happening around here:

1. Had a FABULOUS time at the TxSC mixer on Saturday, and ended up leaving the craft camp on Sunday early, which was the reverse of what I expected. And I was a bad blogger, because I hardly took any pictures. I met some fabulous ladies at the shop hop on Saturday (shout-outs to Nicole, Kara, Liz, Indiana, Miranda & Linda! And Jena, though she didn’t tell me her blog), and those 7 hours actually flew by. And I managed to restrain myself to just a few choice purchases, so I didn’t hurt the bank. Though I have to say that spending any amount of time in Neiman Marcus, no matter the company, is a bit depressing. They have lovely things, but ain’t no way I can spend $600 on a dress unless I’m getting married in it. The craft camp the next day could’ve been fun, except it turned out I wasn’t really interested in any of the things being crafted. I didn’t know until afterwards that the hosts had put up previews of what we were going to be making, otherwise I probably just would’ve skipped it. I stuck around for a bit and chatted, but the small space didn’t really permit hanging out if you weren’t actively crafting. So I headed back to Round Rock to spend time with the boy and the pup. But I have to say, meeting so many local Austin-area bloggers was awesome! I foresee lady-blogger coffee dates in the future. ๐Ÿ˜€

2. Recipe for a quick tasty lunch: a Progresso soup with some liquid drained + so many crumbled Ritz crackers that there’s not really any liquid left = awesome. It may look like mush, but it’s oh so tasty and warm-making. Tell me I’m not the only one who does this?

3. I’ve finished the screen for the larger version of my clover design for the shop. The small clover (already available) is about 3.5″ and this new larger version (printing with it this week) is about 5″. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s significantly larger.

4. We have an out-of-town wedding to go to this weekend and I don’t know what to wear! I may throw some options up here on Thursday and let you guys chime in.

How’s your week starting off?


Hi, I’m Amanda!

I’m a self-employed graphic designer by day, and a crafty hungry bookworm by night. Dragonflight Dreams is where I write about books, recipes, internet goodies, life things, crafty projects, Austin happenings, and more.

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