Today is going to be great! Why, you might ask. For starters, I do not have to go to Walmart like I did yesterday. I absolutely loath that place and the people that frequent it. Now, I must say, the location closest to me is absolutely dreadful, I am sure there are better locations. Ours is awful.
I only go to get one item and I buy every one of them and hold off going as long as possible.
Since I was already in a bad mood, I decided to add to it by going to the AT&T store. Why is it always an hour, costs me money and I leave with nothing?
So, today will be a great day. I am bringing in some goodies to the shoppe, finishing up some others and baking for Thanksgiving. I might even blast some disco as I do all this. Just to keep me smiling!
Hate to be a teaser, but I will only give you a little look at my latest restyled treasures. The reveal will be soon, I promise!
I found this cute idea on Pinterest and had to make it! I made two - one will be in the shoppe.
Let me tell you, this one of a kind beauty is stunning!
I restyled her in Maison Blanche Cerise (red), distressed and waxed her, using multiple waxes.
If we could fit her in the house, she would be a keeper!
My 14 year old is an excellent public speaker. Our school is responsible for that. They started them at a young age presenting to groups, classes and even the entire grade (430+ kids).
That is a life skill that she will be thankful she has!
I do not have that skill. I am a hot mess when called on to speak in any capacity, to a group larger than 3. Now, I have done it throughout my school, college and professional and volunteer careers. Usually, I get a stomach ache, my palms sweat and I do everything to stop my voice from shaking.
So when I was asked to appear on Good Day Columbus last week, the day before our Holiday Open House and 2 days after our NYC trip, I tried to take it in stride. I tried to practice the breathing tips and all the other tips I was given. I think it was a good thing that we had so much going on, I wasn't able to freak out as usual.
Julie Kriss, from Kriss Enterprises, held my hand along the way.
We arrived and set up our segment area. Not knowing exactly how fast 5 minutes would go, I brought half the shoppe with me!
Needless to say, it felt like seconds and then we were done. You can see the segment for yourself!
I also had the pleasure of completing a Pinterest-inspired craft in an hour.
I chose the light-up canvas as the craft. We will do a similar one in our December Pinterest Party.
I am thankful for my 15 minutes of fame. I am thankful that I didn't vomit, pass out, choke or drop any inappropriate words during that time. I am grateful to Julie for putting up with my craziness, Melody for prepping the stools for me while I was in NYC, and Shelly for seeing me at 6:30 to tame my crazy hair! Oh, I cannot forget my poor family, they listened to me freak, discuss and practice what I would say. None of which I did say, but - oh well.
Yes people, it takes a village.
Now it's back to my calm and productive week as a regular gal and not the tv star I was last week!
I am confident that it will be calm compared to last week.
And what a week it was.
Thank you for supporting my business and our adventures.
We sure love our shoppers, friends and faithful followers!
If you are just joining us, here is a brief recap...
We had a wonderful time at our two-day open house. Thursday was overwhelming and we loved it all!
This baby found a new home.
We restocked this a few times.
Apparently, there is no JOY left anywhere in the shoppe! But we were able to restock a bit by Friday.
I wish I had taken pictures of the shoppe filled with people, food and festive spirits!
Melody, Kathy and myself worked the evening away, along with family members joining us.
The nature of my business is to feature one of a kind, unique finds and supplement with seasonal handmade and purchased items. Because of this, we are all hard at work to restock and source treasures for the shoppe. Wednesday, the shoppe will look very different!
That's what keeps us busy, excited and (hopefully) keeps you coming back!
Thank you All, for making this possible!
In addition to the open house, I had the nerve wracking pleasure of appearing on Good Day Columbus. I can't wait to share details on that.