They are watching me! ~Fringe Vanilla Giveaway.

Today I’m writing with Mama’s Losin’ It.  Here’s my prompt.

The Police said it best when they said, “Every breath you take/And every move you make/Every bond you break, every step you take/I’ll be watching you”. Write about a time you believed someone was watching you.

My life has been a little crazy lately – crazier than usual and that’s saying a lot.  It’s the police.  They are watching me and my family too.  I know I look guilty, but things are getting a little creepy.

It all began early one morning, before the mist lifted over the mountaintops.  I rolled out of bed and into the shower.  Twenty minutes and zero cups of coffee later I had two children corralled in my car.  We were headed for a routine trip to the hospital where an always happy and bouncy nurse would give us our allergy shots.  The hospital is a block and a half from my home. There’s no time to break any laws.

Our suspect is said to wear a disguise...

A police officer in a squad car followed me into the parking lot and circled.  I felt like prey.  He threw his vehicle in park and watched me as I ushered my kids across the street and into the hospital.  When I glanced over my shoulder, he was looking in the car.

Fast forward a few weeks…

My family spent a Saturday afternoon barbecuing with friends.  Their town had fireworks that night and their backyard happened to have front row seats.  After the last sparkle of colored light faded into the dark sky, we packed up and headed home, only the police were blocking traffic.  They pulled us out of the line of cars and guided us to a nearby parking lot.

I thought the worst.

My husband’s outstanding warrant was finally coming due.

No, not really.  I am KIDDING peoples!

It was a mistake.  They didn’t really want us.

We breathed a sigh of relief and headed home.

A week later I sent my daughter outside with a plastic grocery bag and told her to rid the backseat of all crumbs, wrappers, empty Gatorade bottles and dirty napkins.  I should have given her a contractor bag.

The police came and questioned her.  They asked what she was doing, if she had a brother, where she lived, if our neighbors were home.  She was a bit shaken.  I’m certain she had visions of handcuffs and trips to the county jail.

So when the police said,  “Every breath you take/And every move you make/Every bond you break, every step you take/I’ll be watching you”, they were talking about me.

I am innocent I tell ya.  I am!


In other news…

The Fringe Shop is open for business.  Yippee!!!

You can purchase your very own bottle of Fringe Vanilla by visiting my Etsy shop.  There’s a link in the top left hand corner of my sidebar or you can click HERE.

Currently I am only shipping in the US.  I am trying to find a way to economically ship to Canada.  If you have any advice, I would greatly appreciate it.  I love you my Canadian friends and I don’t want to leave you out of the fun.  I will find a way, you have my word.

(UPDATE: Fixed the shipping problem and Fringe Vanilla is now being shipped to Canada!  Visit my Etsy shop to place your order.)

If you order after Sunday, August 14th, I will not be able to ship your vanilla until Tuesday, August 23rd.  We’ll be out of town.

Because we are going away, I won’t be blogging for a little while, but you know I’ll share the best of the best when I return.  Our trip is business pleasurable.  You’ve heard of business casual?  This is similar in a totally different way.  If you think of it, please say a prayer for safe travel and I’ll see you when I return.

Now I have an itty-bitty ginormous favor to ask…

Since I’m trying to spread the word about my Fringe Vanilla, would you be kind enough to click one of the buttons below and share this on Facebook, Twitter, or wherever you socialize online?

Thank you SO very much!  You guys and girls are the best.  My heart is smiling. 🙂



I will be gifting one 4 oz. bottle of Fringe Vanilla.  It is 100% Pure Vanilla Extract made from 100% Certified Organic Vanilla Beans.

All you have to do is leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner when I return on the 23rd. 

You may leave an additional comment for visiting my Etsy shop, sharing on Facebook, and Tweeting.

And yes, I’ll ship this one Canada too. 😉

Lots of love,


21 thoughts on “They are watching me! ~Fringe Vanilla Giveaway.

  1. Supah Mama (@Dom_Mischief)

    WHAT ON EARTH!??! I would be a little aggravated about the whole police situation. What on earth are they doing wasting their time on YOU? Shoot, you’re just making some fabulous vanilla! BTW, maybe they think you’ve got a meth lab or something with all the bottles you’re using? I don’t know how these things work.

  2. Rachel

    Wow, that’s so cool you’re making vanilla! 🙂 I hope you and your family have a safe trip.
    That is strange the police were watching you and your family so closely for a while. Has it continued?

  3. Jenn

    So, did you ever find out why the police have been watching you so closely? Maybe they think you are brewing more than just vanilla!!!!! Don’t like that they were questioning Annaliese without an adult present.
    I like your Fringe Vanilla labels – they look good!!!

  4. Dana K

    I would have been freaking out, personally. That’s way too much Big Brother action to chalk it up to coincidence…

    just sayin…

    visiting through Mama Kat’s

  5. accidentalsouthernmama

    Hmmmm…. you do seem rather suspicious! Just sayin’! LOVED IT! But, I’d have the whole curiosity and cat thing going on and have to know what the deal is!

    BTW – I tweeted your link! AcdntlSouthMama and thanks for stopping by my “place”!

  6. laura

    I’m so excited about Fringe Vanilla! Perfect name, by the way, and the label is too cute!
    I can’t wait to try it. Look like a good size, how many ounces are in a bottle?

  7. Katy

    Ah! Love this post. So funny. Recently had the police come to our door at four am looking for my roommate’s friend who had forgotten to tell her mom she was sleeping over! I love vanilla!

  8. Tori Nelson

    Creepy! I always feel like someone is watching me. That doesn’t stop me from acting like a fool 😦 A big WOOO WHOOOO for your new Etsy shop! Will spread the word!


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