Yesterday, my grandmother asked me if I wanted to go with her to this local, holiday event called the “Sip-N-Shop” that would be held at the REMC Building in Wabash. I read a small article in the paper about it and it seemed like a fun way to spend some time with my grandmother. She told me that she wanted to go last year but she forgot about it so I knew how bad she wanted to go this year.
Free admission, 30+ shops to shop at, and all the hot chocolate and coffee you can drink. You had me at coffee, I’ll be there.
When I first walked in I was surrounded by local businesses, a ton of
people, and a coffee/hot chocolate stand! The first thing that caught
my eye that was literally to the right of me as soon as I entered the
building, was a stand that had different dips and some.. some pumpkin
pie cheeseball/cheesecake mix! Pumpkin. Pie. I
instantly checked it out and looked at the ingredients. The mix, itself,
is vegan. I was sold. I gladly handed the lady my money.
Today I made
my vegan pumpkin spice “cheese”ball. I let the whole family try it. My
family used graham crackers to dip with and I used Stacy’s Cinnamon
Sugar Pita Chips. It was so delicious. My family also enjoyed it.
(Family ratings; Grandfather: 10. Grandmother: 8. Uncle Rhett: 8.) I agree
with my grandfather. It’s an easy ten.
Then I started exploring. First thing I grabbed on the go was my
coffee. I needed a pick me up, that’s for sure. I made my way through
and found myself at a Hempz Lotion stand. Deep down I wanted to look at
everything before really going crazy. So I just checked it out and
filled out a form for a chance to win some free products. Matter of
fact.. I entered to win free products at a few different stands that
interested me. Hempz Lotion, Avon, Pampered Chef(they had a snow-man
rubber spatula in the goodie box. I want it.), Beauti Control and
Scentsy. If I win something I’ll let you guys know.
Right next to the lotion stand was.. Avon. I love Avon. I have a eye
shadow kit from them that I adore. I looked at perfume, lotion, makeup
and jewelery before I decided on getting a hand lotion and lip balm for
only $1 each. Not bad at all. I was in need of some more lip balm
pronto, since I had just used up the last I had this morning. Look how
adorable they are.
As I was browsing through the other stands that had handmade scarfs,
bags, jewelry, stain-less steel glass, rugs, bakery goodies, tastefully
simple(a grandmother favorite) and ornaments. I spotted one that really
interested me. A huge ornament made from a light bulb! I’m a collector
of ornaments. Especially unique, bizarre, and sometimes just plain ol’
cute ones. This one was definitely unique, adorable and only $8. I
bought it. It was hard to decide on which one I wanted. I was between a
gingerbread man, or the snowman. As you can see.. I chose the snowman.
Hopefully he isn’t to big for the tree.
Then I spotted something else that I already knew I was going to have to
purchase. A “Beauti Control” stand! The lady was so nice and gave me a
free hand scrub to try it out for myself. They had 3 scents to choose
from: Mint(ew), Brown Sugar N’ Spice(decent) and Margarita. Truth be
told I chose the Margarita one and fell in love. My hands have never
felt more soft in my whole entire life. It felt amazing getting my scrub
down and as soon as I rinsed off with warm water.. my hands instantly
felt softer, and lighter. I needed this product. I got
the scrub that came with some hand lotion to use after I get my scrub on
at home. A well spent $25 dollars in my opinion. I made sure I got the
lady’s card so I can purchase more when I run out. You guys should
definitely check out this brand and think about purchasing some for
yourself. It’s literally the best thing ever.
That’s all I purchased. Though I am thinking of ordering a kitchen scale
from a lady that was there at the “Pampered Chef” stand. I need one
really bad. I have the lady’s information to order one once I make up my
mind if I’m willing to spend 35$ dollars on one or not. We’ll see.
I did also grab a booklet for Scentsy. I’m thinking of possibly
purchasing one. If I win the Scentsy bar.. I definitely will have to.
The booklet has loads of unique, amazing styled lights that you just
simply plug in, break off a piece or two of a scented bar, and let the
magic happen. The lady gave me a free sample of a bar and the smell is
unbelievable. Cherry Vanilla, people. How can that not smell good?
Before even going to the Sip-n-Shop.. my order for my nose ring finally
came in! This lovely lady named Angela.. has an online shop on Etsy,
that’s called AngelflieDesign.
She makes homemade earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and nose
rings. Since I lost my precious nose ring a few weeks ago while I was
with Thomas I’ve been looking for a sliver nose ring with no luck until I
found her online shop. The reason I’m even bringing this up is because I
was having a very bad imagine day and just wasn’t a happy camper at
all. When I received my package I noticed on the bottom part of the
package she wrote.. “You are beautiful.” Something that simple, and
thoughtful really made my day and upped my spirits.