Fun At The Fair

I took a break from regular life and took my kiddos my parents for the weekend. It also happened to be the 100th anniversary of my home county fair. We made sure to hit the animal barns….mom’s favorite! I tried to swing by the art and craft exhibits but they weren’t open the morning we were there, sigh.

We petted a hairy sheep. (This one didn’t have wool but had hair. It was a weird feeling but the sheep was very friendly!).

Then we found a mommy and baby goat where Jellybean wanted to crawl in the pen!

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Even PB wanted in on the action (with the protection of Papa nearby for safety).

Baby animals just make me melt! We of course also had ice cream, saw a lot of old friends and took some time to play on the nearby playground. 

Most of the animals at this fair are 4H projects and raised for meat. I know that doesn’t always align with everyone’s ideologies but it was just a fact of life where I grew up in a highly agricultural community. Most of the sheep had already been sheered and readied for market.

All in all it was a great day. Papa even took Jellybean back to the fair in the evening to ride the carnival rides. They both came back sweaty and exhausted.

A Good Customer Service Experience

I am a reasonable person and I know that things in life aren’t always perfect. I fell down hard when I saw that not only did Bags by Awesome Grannie have a new extra large project bag but that she was also putting up a coupon for 20% off. I mean…I love her bags…how could I not?

I was so excited when the packed showed up at my door and Jellybean and I tore it open. But I was a little surprised when the fabric was different than I ordered and it was smaller than I expected. I contacted the shop and we quickly ascertained that another person in Kansas with a similar name had ordered that bag and I got it by mistake. Darlene apologized profusely and quickly rectified the situation. She worked up my actual bag in wonderful happy sheep and shipped right up. She also sent me a pre-paid envelope to send back the other bag so it could go to its rightful home.

It was just such a great example of great customer service. She responded promptly and nicely over a very simple easy mistake and I had my product in no time. It’s safe to say she will get more of my money in the future!

Happy Knitting

The Coupon Codes Get Me Every Time

Podcasts plus late night knitting plus a coupon code led me astray. I was watching the Grocery Girls and they were sent a coupon code from Bags by Awesome Grannie (I have one of her bags already and it is amazing) and I fell for it. I mean it was 20% off and I am itching to start my Charlotte Winter sweater and it needs a home right??

I picked up a sheepy themed sweater bag with a matching notions pouch. I checked and all my caked up bulky sweater yarn fits comfortably in this bag all at once. I’m pretty jazzed! Just don’t tell my hubby or my yarn savings account. I need to be saving up for Winter Woolfest in January!!

Happy Knitting!!