Happy December! I worked in retail for two major companies for a really long time, so the holiday season for me involved looong hours, not much time with my family, and cranky customers. It also involved beautiful wonderland store displays, easy shopping (I worked in a store with a discount!), and congratulatory champagne in the store manager’s office on Christmas Eve. Not having a personal life between Thanksgiving and Christmas was so much the norm that when I left retail for the entertainment industry (that doesn’t work a whole lot during that time), I hardly knew what to do with myself or my kids. Now that I have my own business, December always feels like a month of possibilities, reflection, planning, and joy. I am busy, and I love it!
December includes selling my hand blown glass miniature terrariums at my younger son’s school’s holiday boutique and the incredibly popular Unique USA Holiday Market in Downtown LA. It’s all about my garden art and supporting local, handmade, and made in the USA designers and artists. This year, I am sharing a booth with a very talented jewelry designer, April Laird, of Smithy Jewelry. Through 12/02/2014, you can enter to win 2 tickets to the show.
Also for my readers, I am giving 10% off any item in the Eden Condensed Etsy store for the month of December with code TERRARIUM. If you come to the Unique Show and mention that you read my blog, I’ll give you 10% there too!
As for my actual garden, it has been raining for the last two days, and my plants are so happy. The drought continues to be so devastating here in California, that we want to throw a party every time it rains! I’m celebrating by turning off my sprinklers for the week.
I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving, and cheers to December!!