Today the finale...."Am I A Stalker?"
|From L to R Me, Kate, Danielle & Brandi|
Seriously just when the night couldn't get any better, there she was...Amy Atlas, the "Queen of Dessert Tables"! This is the woman who has inspired me to look at tablescapes in a whole new way. While Amy talked with another guest I waited patiently trying to figure out what it was that I was going to say...OH CRAP...my mind went blank...who was I again??? Once again I was star struck, which means my inner dork came to the surface...GREAT! As I introduced myself Amy told me how she loved my cake boxes and that she had hoped by featuring them on her blog back in December I might have gotten some traffic to my site. (Of course I did) We chatted for a little while and WOW what a sweet, charming person Amy is. I of course adore her even more!! Now for some reason even after meeting Amy my inner dork decided to hang around. I ran off to tell my blogging friends that Amy was here and of course they were excited as well. When I passed by Amy once again in the hall I started to take a candid photo of her. After the first picture snapped I dropped my camera to my side and thought...OMG am a stalker or what! HELLO could I be anymore annoying? I seriously felt like the paparazzi and decided to tell me inner dork to shove it! Sorry Amy! :)
As I left the party I as given two swag bags. One filled with MS magazines, a set of craft punches, stationary, a sample can of the new MS paint & MS dish soap. The second bag was from Kraft, so it was a little odd. A bag of Mac-N-Cheese, a bottle of Miracle Whip and a box of fudge Oreos.
I headed up to my room where my feet had had enough. I soaked them in the tub for a few while I called Al and rambled for probably what he thought was for-ev-er! I talked to each of my kids, my boys said they were proud of me and Aly was of course thrilled at the news of her pipe cleaner ring that was on its way to her. "Oh Mommy, that was my favorite thing Martha makes".
I crashed before 11:30pm and had to wake up too early in order to get back to the airport again. while I would have loved to have stayed longers and visit all of the sites, those are things I want to share with my family. Plus I was "sent" by friends and family to see Martha and that is what I did.
An amazing, sleepless, painful (my blistered feet still aren't talking to me), self motivating experience. One that I will never forget!!
After sitting on a plane and in an airport and on a plane again (total of 8 hours) I was finally home with my family. Al took us out to dinner for Mongolian BBQ and this is what my fortune cookie's note said...
I choose BOTH and I think I will frame this photo as a reminder of "My 1st NY Experience"!
Thanks so much for reading along. If for some reason you haven't had enough of me, please hop on over to Oh My Gluestick's blog where I have started my Tuesday guest blogging series today.
Have a great day!