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Jack Frost Where Oh Where Art Thou?

Something is just not right when you have to wear shorts in December.  It is currently 80 degrees and I had to turn on the A/C yesterday.  Where in the world are you Jack Frost?!  No one is nipping at my nose!!!

Okay, enough of me ranting.
So what is up with me?  Well I have been caught off guard.  I did not think I would be this busy but here I am...
BUSY!!!

I have been participating in all of the holiday markets here in NOLA and it has been wonderful!  Seeing everyone out there shopping local and being able to talk to a lot of you.  What can I say?  It has just been ROCKING!

Arts Market of New Orleans
Photo by Zach B.
I have been in my studio as much as all possible starting in October.  It is funny because I have been telling myself since last February that there was plenty of time.

I have designed and made some new earrings...

Then I made some pendants...

Made gift tags.  Cause it is great fun!
Decorated a tree with really cool ornaments.
That Day of the Dead ornament is made by Amber Leilani.
Then I started nesting...
AND then I made some jars of crunch sweetness with a dash of attitude, in other words sugar coated roasted almonds.
 So what have you all been doing?  I feel that time was really short after Thanksgiving leading up to the holidays.  Maybe that is me just getting older!  HA!  They say that time goes by faster the longer you have been on this planet.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful December.  I will be at Freret Market this Saturday if I do not get washed away in the rain.  If you can, come out and visit me and my new elf.  Hehehehe!!!
You know who you are girl!


Namaste
Kalaya

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