Monday, December 27, 2010

Hope you all had a fun, filled Merry Christmas and Santa brought you what your heart desired!

We had our family Christmas at our house this year, and we had over 25, that of which were 10 little kids ranging from 2yrs to 9!!! Now THAT is alot of Holiday Cheer!!!

You know, that is what makes Christmas such a special holiday......celebrating the birth of our sweet baby Jesus, and the laughter and excitment of children opening presents and waiting for Santa to come!!!! This year our grandson being 2 yrs. old was really Fun, and he is what fills our heart and home with sooooooo much love at Christmas!!!

Now, I am in the "RACE" to get as much done as I can before leaving for Canton Wed.!!! Needless to say, all of my Christmas decorations will be staying up for a few more day's or weeks..........maybe I should just say, I hope to get it all down by Valentines Day!! LOL!

We will be having alot of January mark downs this month in Canton, soooooo if you are tired of the shopping malls, and would like to find some fun, unique treasures, come out and spend the New Years with The Girls Gone Junkin in Canton.....Texas that is!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Cathy an Deidra aka GGJ

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reflections on our year.......

Hope your stockings are hung by your chimney with care, the presents are wrapped, and the smell of Christmas baking fills the air.........Deidra did get tires back on their truck, and is out " POWER SHOPPING " as I type this post!!! I did finish my shopping, presents are wrapped, and the fun will begin Christmas Eve when our son and his family get here on Friday! Can't wait to spend Christmas Eve with our sweet lil grandson.....and mom and dad! LOL

I can't help but reflect on what a fun filled, good year we have had! We want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT, to our friends, family members, and most of all our wonderful customers and GGJ followers who support what we love to do! This past year, we moved to a bigger location, and it has been soooooooo nice to not have to set up and tear down each and every month......our customers followed us along our way, and we have met so many new ones too! We were chosen as one of the "top" shopping spots in Canton, along with four other great vendors, and we will all be in an article that features Canton shopping spots, in the June issue of Southern Living!!!!

That is an exciting thing for us two junkin girls from lil ole Keller Texas back in the day! LOL!!!!!!!!! I can't forget too, our story of how we started our business being featured as one of MANY in the book, A Cup Of Cappucino For The Entrepreneur's Spirit by Jeretta Nord.

Yes, there are days during the month that we are running around like two crazy people, trying to finish projects, paint furniture make jewelry etc. etc. and get it all ready for Canton, but in reflecting back on our year, we are truly BLESSED!!! We can't wait to see what our new year holds for The Girls Gone Junkin!!!!

Last, but not least I must give a big SHOUT OUT to Woody and Betty, for letting us stay with them as we were working on our new booth, Steve, Craig, and Brian for helping us with the labor it took to get the booth ready! We appreciate it soooooo much! And, without Sue, Jerrie, Pam and Brenda our booth would not be the same!



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Well, to say the least I have had an eventful morning, and it is only 8:49am. We woke up this morning only to have one of our vehicles up on blocks...Now if that isn't bad is blocking the driveway and I cannot get my vehicle out of the driveway. Had to get my son a ride to school and make arrangements for after school pickup. Police said that several were hit in our neighborhood the past few weeks.... Today, I was planning to get ALL the rest of my Christmas shopping done....well, guess not. Now, we have to figure out a way to get it off the blocks and get it to a tire store to get new tires and rims.....Merry Christmas to me right?

Hey, It could be mom had surgery yesterday and everything turned out fine, and my sister Diann is doing better now that she has been on dialysis for a couple of weeks....still waiting for the kidney transplant.

Today, I guess I will work on Canton goodies. I have got some great new pendants that I really have enjoyed working on. I think I have "glittered till' I can't glitter no more". Hope you all can make it to Canton at the end of this month. Hopefully the weather will be as good as the last one. I think I heard Cathy and Sue talking about having an area of sale items. Be sure to check that out, I'm sure there will be some great finds! I hope that each and everyone of you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. Till' next time...


Monday, December 13, 2010

Hope you all have had a Merry Monday!!! I think I am finally through with my Christmas decorating! Sometimes, I just have to make myself STOP and switch gears! Soooo, now I guess I will finish my shopping, and start wrapping! I can't believe that Christmas is less then 2 weeks away! I do love the season, but sometimes I have to just " BREATHE" and remind myself that all will get done, and remember the "reason for the season"!

Hugs.......Cathy aka GGJ

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Home Holiday Decor.

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon will be there!!! Awwwwww, I am breathing a little sigh of relief now as I am almost finished decorating for Christmas!!! I was in a bit of a panic a few days ago though! Today, hubby and I went and picked out a real tree as last year after Christmas, I donated our tree to the Goodwill! It was beginning to look like Charlie Browns tree, a bit sad!!!! I hope all of you are getting ready for Christmas, and are checking your list!!!! Now, that is one thing I still have to do, make my list and start shopping!!! That is on my Monday list!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Back from a wonderful, Canton weekend!!!! The weather was perfect for this time of year, and the shoppers were in the Holiday Shopping Spirit!!! There was just one little "clitch" in the system so to say.........we were late opening on Thur. morning due to a phone alarm malfunction! Sooooo, if you were one of the "early bird shoppers" and we were not there, we are so sorry that you had to come back! But sure glad you did!!!

Now, it is time to make our list, pull out the Christmas decor. and get it "going on" in time for Christmas......I am feeling a tad bit "over whelmed" this morning!!!! If I could just borrow a few of Santa's Helpers........LOL! Enjoy your day!

Cathy and Deidra