Monday, November 30, 2009

Still Running

Don't thing that I have stopped running since you haven't heard about it. I am still out there trying to run my best, but instead of it getting easier, it is getting harder. The more I run the more tired I am. The more I walk, the more it hurts. But I am still out there giving it my best. From what I read, my body is trying to throw up the running. Hopefully after a few more weeks, I'll be better then ever!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

It's that time of year. Turkeys are in the oven, the Wizard Of Oz is on five television channels, and our families are just about on our last nerves. But this is Thanksgiving! What else do you expect? Enjoy your turkeys, love your family, and think of watching the Wizard Of Oz to the Dark Side of the Moon. You'll have a whole new prospective on life and doing acid.

Happy Gobble Day!

A Punkin Card Company is Featured on the Creative Jar

Jodi over at the Creative Jar was kind enough to include one of A Punkin Card Company's greeting cards in their Full Of Thanks feature! Please hop on over and check out the feature and leave your comments. Anyone who supports handmade is a friend of mine, and I would like to do what I can to support them.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Punkin Card Company is Featured on Houston's Weekly Chic

Beth over at Houston's Weekly Chic has been so good to me and my little company over the years and she had done it again! She has featured my Holiday Deer greeting cards which showcase a huge trend this holiday season, pink! So stop on by and read the review, then hop on over and get a set or two for yourself. This isn't your grandma's holiday card!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Amazing WHAM Weekend

A Punkin Card Company was out this past weekend was the WHAM, Winter Holiday Arts Market, handmade and fine arts market. It was an amazing turnout. The first night, Friday, was the opening night plus cocktail reception. Lots of people but most importantly, lots of shoppers! I was afraid I was going to run out of merchandise.

The second day, Saturday, was an all day event. There were shoppers from 11am to 8pm, all ready ti support artists and handmade goods. I sold 1/2 of my entire inventory and the Holiday cards were almost gone.

It was great to see some familiar faces and meet some really great new friends. Hello Lucky was out, so was Feto Soap, and Apt 3305. All great handmade businesses supporting Houston!

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Punkin Card Comapny is going to be at WHAM

That's right. A Punkin Card Company is out on the town and will be at WHAM, Winter Holiday Art Market, on Friday, November 20th (today) and Saturday, November 21st (tomorrow). Come by and see lots of artists and enjoy the opening cocktail recpetion, today, from 5pm to 10pm. Lots of food, music, and of course, cocktails!
Tomorrow will feature an all day artist shop-o-ramma! Open from 11am to 8pm. Lots of items to buy, see, and dream about! I hope you see you all there!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Punkin Card Company is on Artfire

That's right kids, A Punkin Card Company is back on Artfire. After a much needed rest from multiple storefronts, I finally re-opened the store on Artfire to see if it draws in some new customers. So stop by and check out the shop. Send me your thoughts, advice, or comments. I would love to know what my readers think!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Vacation Pictures

Yes, the vacation pictures are finally up!! Check out the entire trip here.

Yay! Vacation!

Chicken Pizza

We took a Mexican cooking class. It was amazing!

 You can't beat cruising! 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Running Break

Today I am going to try running again. After talking with some friends, a guy who works at a running store, and reading all I can read about shin splints, I am going to give it another shot. From what I have found out, it's beginner's pains and I need to stretch some more before we run. Also, concrete versus ground does not seem to make a difference.
I am also going to exercise on our elliptical machine twice a week for 20 minutes each time. I love this machine. No impact and I can sing as loud as I want!! Plus, I am hoping this gives me the weight loss boost that I need. Seems like the cruise we just took has caught up with me. Also, Yoga twice a week. think that is enough?

What are your exercise tips?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

God Bless America

Hurray! Today is Veteran's Day.
I know some people argue about pulling out of the Middle East or bringing the troops home. Wondering what Prez Obama will do next. Higher taxes? Health care? Socialism? People, for this wonderful day honoring our Armed Forces, please keep this in mind: These brave and selfless men and women have sacrificed their lives to protect yours. It doesn't matter if you are Left or Right, Black or Asian, polka dotted with a lazy eye, we need to give these people our respect.
When was the last time you sacrificed yourself for the good of others? When was the last time you took a bullet for a fellow human being? When was the last time you stopped and thought about what it takes to be an American?
I am not saying we should all agree, that is not the American spirit, what I am saying is we should all respect. Do something good for an American or Veteran today. Donate your time, call your loved ones, and remeber the fighting past their brave men and women fought for. Because if we do not remeber the past, we are doomed to repeat it.

Happy Veteran's Day!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Running Day 3

Friday was my 3rd running day and I have to say it was uneventful. We went running in the midmorning which was a bad idea. It was already too hot! Then after two 1 minute full runs my shins started throbbing again. Not really sure what to do that this point. So we walked the rest of the way home and I rested my legs.

Sorry, not much to say today (that rhymed!)

Friday, November 06, 2009

Running Day 2

My second day of running was on Wednesday, but at night. My hubby had to go to work early that morning and there was NO way I was going to run at 6am! So we trekked out at 9pm to do our normal run. I am happy to say I have my breathing under control but now I am dealing with the pain in my legs. Specifically my shins. They hurt like a mofo. I am not sure if I am running properly or if it's just too much too fast but the pain is really getting to me. It was mostly at the end of my run and went away as soon as I got home and rested. So, if there is any running advice out there, shoot it my way!

On a APCC side note, tomorrow is the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights, Houston, Texas. I invite everyone to come and and support art and handmade artists in Houston. The show will start early this time, at 10am until 6pm. There will be fun, food, and live music!!
Plus, you can hangout with me and some of the Etsy Houston artists, for free! Buying handmade goodies is recommended :)

Gearing up for First Saturday Arts Market

November's First Saturday Arts Market is going to be the best yet! The weather is great, the music is going to be awesome and what else is better then art? Nothing! So make plans to come out to the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights, Saturday, November 7th from 11am to 6pm. You are promised a good time!

Exercise * Eat Right * Buy Art!
Celebrating Five Years!
Open all year on the 1st Saturday of each month!
Free Admission
Rain or Shine!'

First Saturday Arts Market * 548 West 19th Street Houston, TX 77008

Every 1st Saturday!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

A Punkin Card Company is Featured in My Shopping Connection

I want to thank Erika, Editor-In-Chief of My Shopping Network, for featuring A Punkin Card Company's Holiday Deer greeting card. It was a great featuring some of this holiday season's best handmade greeting cards. Take a moment and hop over to My Shopping Network to see the feature and vote for your favorite card!

Thanks again Erika! Love the site.

The VIP Event at Sew Crafty

Wow, what an event!! Sew Crafty has re-opened it's doors at it's new location on 19th Street in the Heights and it's an amazing spot, says I! On Thursday, October 22nd Sarah, owner of Sew Crafty hosted a VIP party for employees, family, and close friends. Honestly, I had a blast! It was a great way to meet some people I had only known on Facebook and be able to make some great business connections.

Me and Amanda 

The real reason I am writing this post is to inform you of the awesomeness that is the new Sew Crafty! It's really great. A very large two story building that allows for a retail space and drop in crafting on the bottom, plus room for multiple classes on the top floor!And can I say something about the views? I love the Heights and it is in my favorite Heights location, 19th Street!

Yummy burgers!

So sign yourself up for great upcoming classes. Also, Sew Crafty is a friend of Etsy Houston! Yay, Etsy Houston. So supporting this business is Etsy friendly! Get yourself up and drop by Sew Crafty. Tell Sarah and the gang Punkin sent you!!

Sarah, Moncia, and Craig

Also, Sew Crafty sells a selection of A Punkin Card Company cards! Buy handmade and buy it local!

Monday, November 02, 2009

The First Day of Running

Wow, vacation was amazing. It was great to get away and relax in the warm tropical sun. I hope you enjoyed some of the posts over the last week. I'll be posting pictures from the trip and Halloween party this week.
Today starts my first day of running training. I am not running for a 5k, 10k, or triathlon but I am running to do something for myself and my health. I could stand to loose about 20 lbs. and I know I need to move more. So this is the perfect opportunity to do so. My husband and I are doing the Couch to 5K program.  It's a great guide to folllow if you are a first time running, like me, or someone who hasn't run in ages. I'll keep you updated on my process both good and bad, and how I feel the program helps. I encourge you all to run along with me. You can run in your house, neighborhood, or city locations and keep track on your own blog. Also, send me your stats, results, pros and cons. That way we keep eachother accountable!

Have a great day everyone and check back for more pictures from the vacation!

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