Allied Arts of Whatcom County

Allied Arts of Whatcom County

So stoked! I’ve been accepted to Allied Arts’ Holiday Festival, the grandmama of Bellingham’s Christmas fairs. I’m going to have to get busy stocking up. The festival runs for over a month: from November 20th – December 24th. Hot damn.

I went to the Department of Revenue yesterday, nervous as a kid on her first day of school. Government anything makes me gulp, but the thought of paying taxes on a business that hasn’t made any money yet is, well, daunting. But, it’s now official: I got my business license for Realms Bath & Body Line. I keep hearing in my head a lyric from an old Talking Heads song: “How did I get here?” I’m wondering if I’m doing the right thing.

Coupeville festival traffic

Coupeville festival traffic

What a time! The Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival was great. I was honored to be among such amazing artists. We couldn’t have ordered up better weather.  The place was packed and the booth location was perfect. Behind us was a picturesque antique store, then the water.

Realms booth

Realms booth

We left three sides of the tent open and put up the new Realms sign that Kev’s cousin Tim had made up for me in back.

I sold out of my new shaving soap!

And, for the first time, I have the feeling that I may just be onto something — something worth pursuing.