Monday, May 28, 2007

the best part

price of 10' x 10' booth for the nss: $2000 and change
price of electricity for said booth: $99
price of hotel stay: approx $200/night

coming home to a potty trained 2 year old son: priceless!!

thanks hubby and mom! i owe you bigtime!

Friday, May 25, 2007

home again

i've been away for the last week attending the national stationery show in new york. i wrote a post in the airport on the way there to mention my departure, but then the internet in our hotel didn't really work, so i didn't have a chance to post it until the day before i left....which is kinda silly.

so here i am. back home again.

it's was a good trip, but extremely exhausting. i don't think i'd want to do the show any more pregnant than i already am. set-up day was torture. by the time i got to the hotel i could hardly roll over in bed because my hips ached so bad. not fun. the rest of the show was much easier. i tried to sit as much as possible to save my feet and it worked pretty well.

the show itself was, i think, busier than last year. there seemed to be much more traffic than usual. i'd say we did just as good as last year, maybe a tad bit better. we also have a contact with a certain huge children's hosiptal. they want us to do some custom work for them which could easily add up to 5 digits!!! it would certainly make this trip worth while. i need to get some numbers together for them and then we'll go from there. it sounds very, very promising.

i also got some photos of my booth this year.....unlike last year where i forgot to take a final photo after it was done!

this is what your booth looks like when you first get to the show. blank canvas!

here's our final booth after about 8 hours of work.

and some side views.

now i need to go lock myself in my office for the next month or so to get started on all these orders!!

Monday, May 07, 2007

obligatory photo

the whole "second chid" syndrom is already in full effect at our house. by this time i already had 4 or so photos of myself along my pregnancy journey. this time....well....not so much. i'm at 21 weeks, over half way there, and we just now took our first photo*! sorry kiddo! so, here i am, in all my pregnancy huge-ness! i swear i'm twice as big as i was with the little dude at this point. no laughing!

*no, we don't have a big grey backdrop in our house! it's actually one of the walls in our livingroom that i had to stop decorating mid-redo when we found out we were pregnant! i think we're going to put my grandparent's family cradle there when the little guy arrives.
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