Thursday, October 13, 2016

This Year We're Celebrating Low Key. Not Everything Has To Be Over The Top.

Last year, at this time, Lisa and I were scrambling around in final preparation for our Bodacious Yard & Bake sale to commemorate the 2 year anniversary of Bodacious Biscuit Love. The biscuit room, home office, and part of the living room had boxes of yard sale items. Our kids were going nuts. They didn't know what to think of the boxes. Coco, who is very sensitive to change, had the most difficult time. He was restless, paced a lot, and wasn't able relax.

The same thing happened the year before when we had a similar event at our home.

After last year, we decided to discontinue future Bodacious Yard & Bake Sale events. It was too much stress for the kids to handle. We didn't want to put them through that again.

I'll admit, I missed having our Summer and Fall Bodacious Yard & Bake Sale events. We had people reaching out to us asking if and when we'd be having another.

As I sit here typing this, I feel a pang of guilt for not going over the top to celebrate the 3 year anniversary of Bodacious Biscuit Love. It's 2 days away. October 15th.

Last year, in addition to hosting our Bodacious Yard & Bake Sale event, we launched "A Little Bodacious Gratitude & A Few Surprises." For the entire month of October, we extended the love and gratitude far and wide in the form of complimentary biscuits, baked goods, prizes, etc. Every. Single. Day. And, during our Bodacious Yard & Bake Sale event, we had prizes and free stuff and lots of other good stuff.

This year, we have nothing planned. Nothing over the top. The 3 year anniversary of Bodacious Biscuit Love falls on a Saturday. You know what we're doing this weekend? Painting our Bodacious Country Crackle Holiday Ornaments.  While we're sitting at the table painting, we're going to discuss future plans of making our DIY Dog Mom Projects available to the public. Maybe having an Esty shop.

Who knows. The possibilities are endless.

And, we're tossing the idea around of offering another biscuit flavor. This will involve a bit of expense on our part, sending a few biscuits to the lab to determine mandatory ingredient listing for the label, and paying another $80 per year to the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.

Lots of possibilities. Lots to talk about. More planning to expand our Bodacious Biscuit Love Bin, this blog, our Bodacious Biscuit Love Mission, etc.

And, lots of reminiscing to do. 

While I'm missing the hustle and bustle of getting ready for a big event that we're hosting, I'm looking forward to celebrating low key this year.

That's okay. Not everything has to be over the top. Not everything has to be a big production.

That is how we have chosen to celebrate this year.

I'm looking forward to expanding and the changes and the new and exciting stuff that will be happening in the weeks and months ahead.

Until then, we'll be sitting at our kitchen table. Painting ornaments that will bring in some funds to stock our Bodacious Biscuit Love Bin and help needy pet parents in our area.

Time. Well. Spent.

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