A Few Weeks Off…

Back to the old grind! I’m back to work after taking 2 weeks off between my travel nurse contracts and I’m feeling refreshed and ready to be back at work!

Every once in awhile I ask myself, “Would I like being a stay at home mom?” and then I have a chunk of time off and I’m relieved to get out of the house again. I asked Carver, “Do you like it when I’m home every night like I have been or do you like when I go to work sometimes?” He said he likes when I go to work sometimes. I’ve had this conversation with him several times and each time his answer stays the same. I guess honestly, it’s really only Carver and Gannon’s and Craig’s opinion that matters and they are all good with the schedule we have!

But, I did really enjoy my time off. Carver kept me busy taking him to baseball practice and games. I managed to get the boys to the pool twice while I was off. We made it to a few activities and to the library. I took lots of naps with the boys.

I got a facial and had some “me time.” We had a cousin weekend. I hauled out and sorted through all the baby clothes. I totally deep cleaned the boys’ room. I ran a huge sale on my Etsy shop and cleaned out some inventory. I tried a few new recipes and found new ways to cook veggies. I had time to actually teach the boys how to cook.

So all this to say, I kind of started slacking on the last few days of my sale because I’ve been so busy with the boys. I actually found a ton of inventory to add so if you’re looking for a size or style you couldn’t find before, I’ll bet I have it for you now! I’ve extended the sale through next Wednesday, still 20% off!

All the inventory JUST ADDED! If you’re looking for a certain style or size, check back quick before they sell out!

Also, as I’m writing this post I went to get the link to my shop and realized I just hit 1,000 sales in my Etsy shop! That’s pretty cool! Thanks for all of your support.

Check it out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/kalissageorgia

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QUILTMAKER

SALE UPDATE:

The 20% off sale lasts until next Wednesday and I’ll be featuring 2 shirts each day for the duration of the sale.

Today’s feature is the Quiltmaker design! Cutting up fabric to sew it back together! Mom and I created this design while we were sitting in the Mayo Clinic lobby waiting for mom’s thyroid cancer test results!

Quiltmaker Tee (blue) – unisex sizing – $22.40 (sale price)

Small – 3
Medium – 1
Large – 1
XL – 1
2XL – 1
3XL – 1

Quiltmaker Sweatshirt (grey) – unisex sizing – $33.60 (sale price)

HOODIE
Small – 2
Medium – 2
XL – 2
2XL – 4

CREW NECK
Medium – 1

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SALE UPDATE

SALE UPDATE:

If you’ve ordered, I’ve got it packaged and all ready for the post office! The 20% off sale lasts until next Wednesday and I’ll be featuring 2 shirts each day for the duration of the sale.

Today’s feature is a throwback to my first two shirts I’ve ever created with the help of my fabulous screen printer. I created these and sold them in my antique booth in 2018 when I owned My Father’s Daghter’s Vintage Market. They sold really well so I ran a reprint in 2021 when I opened my shop again!

GONE JUNKIN’ – unisex sizing – $12
Small – 3
Medium – 1
Large – 3

ANTIQUE GEEK – unisex sizing – $12
Small – 3
Medium – 4
Large – 2
XL – 1
3XL – 1

https://www.etsy.com/shop/kalissageorgia

20% OFF my Etsy Shop!

I’ve got some new designs up my sleeve!
Help me clear out inventory! 🤩🥳

2️⃣0️⃣% off EVERY ITEM in my Etsy shop!

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Your day is coming.

I’ve been waiting for this day for almost 6 years. 

I’m typing this as I sit in the dentist office waiting room. There is peace and quiet, something that has NEVER happened in the 3 years I’ve been taking both of my boys to the dentist.

Both boys are back with their dental hygienists and here I sit. 

So many times I’ve literally left the office CRYING on the way home, not because of the bill, not because I was numbed up or gotten teeth pulled. Something much worse: controlling two boys, forcing them to sit still and behave, praying they don’t embarrass me in front if everyone. 

I can vividly remember Carver throwing a full blown tantrum on the floor of the waiting room, screaming at the top of his lungs. I can remember the boys attempting to jump off chairs, and fight over the few toys with other kids. When I say it’s been a struggle, the struggle is REAL. 

I never thought this day would come where both boys are behaving. Neither one needs me to hold them down or force them to participate in the exam. Here I sit in peace and quiet. No threats under my breath, no dirty looks, no embarrassment, no tantrums, just HGTV playing in the background, sipping on my coffee, and some time to type out this blog post. 

To my fellow mamas, your day will come too. Today is a day I never thought would come, certainly not this soon. 

The doctors visits, dentist appointments, eye doctors, they aren’t always going to be so hard. You won’t always leave in tears. Every outing won’t end in frustration and public humiliation. Your child’s behavior does not reflect your worth as a mother. Your day is coming too, mama.

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