What a day... What a day! For the first time, today I got to experience what the Dallas market is all about. My mom has been going ever since I can remember and I have always wondered what it is like. I mean it has always looked fun and easy, but today I learned that is not the case. I mean it is very fun, but it is also very exhausting! We left the hotel 9:00 this morning and left the Dallas market center at 10:00 tonight. What the world? How do they do this? I mean it is so fun and exciting, but having to stand all day is just crazy. We also didn't eat hardly anything during this time period, which was also crazy! I can see why my mother never likes to go shopping. This much shopping for a whole week would take care of your shopping fix for a good while. Even though I am so tired and even though I had no energy because of the conditions and there being no time to stop and eat or rest, I am still thankful for today. There is just so much to see and buy that you really have to take all the time you have. It is such a great feeling to find something so cute that you know people are going to love. I had some exciting moments myself! I meet the kindest women in one of the show rooms who was almost in tears after hearing about my blog. She said, "It is was blessing that I meet you today. God brought you here and I needed that." I absolute loved that. I am so excited because I got to get to create some Southern and Thankful things that will be coming soon.
I basically made my own candle and they will be coming and smelling great. The scent is so me and it really reminds me of "Southern and Thankful." (if that makes sense.) I picked different scents and I cannot wait to see and smell them! I also will have some Christmas ornaments next Christmas. Isn't that so weird that we shopped for the fall and Christmas today? It is January... isn't that crazy! It was a really good day and I am excited that I finally got to be a part of such and important process in my families business. I kind of wish I could just skip class tomorrow and stay. Sadly, I cannot. Please pray for me tomorrow because I have such an important and busy day ahead. I have to drive back to Fort Worth, I have 4 classes, and I have a very important grammar test that I have to pass in order to continue with my major... Stressful, I know. So please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. The exam is at 5:30!
Today, was such a fun day filled with lots of laughs, sore feet, no food, new fabulous products, and great experience with the one and only Coker Hampton crew that I am so thankful for! I would not trade that for anything! Until next time, market!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!