August 29, 2019 – Coffee Break Fest, Back to School, AND Falling Forward

Hello! Just a little update…

Coffee Break Fest 2019 – Once again was a fabulous festival! They sold out of their coffee sampling mugs (500?!) and pig roast. We were surrounded by friendly and fun people, music, artists, and cars all day long. Winner of the coffee contest was Valentine Coffee. No surprise here. They had some tough competition, but their coffee is SO good! They are my second favorite coffee brand. (My absolute favorite is Collectivo.)

Stoughton Coffee Break Fest Collector’s Mug 2019

I gathered all of my mugs and was proud to see we have been a part of six past Coffee Break Fests. How awesome is that? (Answer: It’s super awesome!)

giggleFritz and Co. Collection of Coffee Break Fest Mugs

Thank you to everyone who organized and put together the festival, visited us at our booth, tried some coffee, ran in the 5k, looked at some cool cars, or just came out to the festival! This is a great community!

Back to School – Our DD went back to school last week. It is her first year of all day school. So far, she loves it, but it has come with a bit of stress and anxiety as well. And a little sniffle-y cold that we have been remedying with elderberry syrup and lots of hugs.

I also went back to school this week. I am taking some courses in bookkeeping. So far, so good. Always busy.

Fall – It’s coming. I’m loving it. People are already complaining about pumpkin spice. But, I. Am. Loving it!

Candy Corn Harvest Mix

I am off to work. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Missie S.

August 13, 2019 – Coffee Break Fest Prep

I’m getting ready for Coffee Break Fest this Saturday, and this pretty little lady is helping me stay focused. Also pictured, mugs from the past years of coffee tasting. LOVE this festival! Stop by between 9am and 3pm. See many talented craft fair vendors, stroll through the car show (both vintage and new models!), eat some delicious food, and taste some FANTASTIC coffee!

Pink Sock Bunny with Coffee Break Fest mugs

Have a great Tuesday!

Missie S.

April 29, 2019 – “Regroup”

Regroup – (intransitive verb) 1  :to reorganize (as after a setback) for renewed activity (Merriam-Webster online https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regroup )

This describes, exactly, what is going on at my house. At the end of January we had a family member move in with us. We live in a three bedroom home. Two of the bedrooms are used as bedrooms. The third bedroom is used as my office/sewing room. Guess which room our family member house guest got to stay in? If you guessed my office/sewing room, DING, DING, DING! You get a prize!

I didn’t get a prize. I got an unorganized mess to deal with. All of my “stuff” was moved to our finished basement, where we tripped over everything until the end of March. I have gotten very little accomplished since January.

However, our family member is back on their feet and is doing better than ever! That makes me extremely happy and I’m glad we could help! Now it is time to regroup and get to work.

Yesterday, we moved most of my office/sewing room “stuff” back into my office/sewing room. It is all together, but must be organized and put away. My DH is also happy because he is expanding his work area in the basement and needs my things out of his way. We are making progress!

As I was organizing my desk yesterday, I came across a gift my DD had given me last year. She made it and wanted me to have it. Not knowing what to do with this lovely gift, I had tucked it into some of my papers on my desk. At the time, she was four, and had made me oh so many beautiful gifts, I didn’t know where to put them. I showed DH what I had found and said, “This is why nothing I have is organized. Everything I own is intermingled with DD’s things. She either gives me things or takes my things.”

A Gift for Mommy giggleFritz – 2018 (Front)

A Gift for Mommy giggleFritz – 2018 (Back)

I love my gift! You should all be jealous! 😉

I am off to do all of the giggleFritz things I must get done today.

Have a fabulous Monday!

Missie S.

March 20, 2019 – Happy Spring!!

I truly wish the first day of spring on the calendar matched the weather in Wisconsin. It is warming up and drying up from the recent flooding we had. However, it is a gray and cloudy day outside on this “First Day of Spring”.

I am indoors sewing bibs and sock monkeys for the upcoming, “It’s a Spring Thing” craft fair on Saturday, March 30th. I briefly remembered today is the first day of spring and decided to share my mixed media sock monkey picture with you all. It  makes me smile. I hope you smile too! 🙂

“Happy Spring” by Missie S.

PS – Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones, while supplies last. I am not getting one, but it’s not too late for you!

Have a fantastic day!

Missie S.