On a very slow day…

Posted in business-a-go-go, Classes/Workshops, Main at 1:48 pm by carrie

I sit in my little crammed office and wonder what I’m going to do to busy myself today. Nathan brought in food from the Olive Branch and I’m sort of nibbling on it, glancing around and thanking gravity for not knocking over the bags and boxes of ebay items I have everywhere. My physics teacher would say I should thank friction and the texture of the bags and cardboard (He would say, your car isn’t pushing you along, the street is) not gravity. I was almost an engineering major, if you can imagine that.

I made it through Mother’s Day! It was so super busy every day leading up to and the morning of. We had many dads come in, all of whom made suggestions on how to improve my signage because they couldn’t find the place. I have so many comments on this floating around in my head, I wouldn’t know where to start! Things like, the city of Glendale and their policies on signage blah blah blah, your wife can find this place easily, “do you want to install it?” and other things like that. Next time, hot air balloon directly above the store… I really like that idea.

I’m going to confess something… my family mostly knows all about this, Nathan certainly knows, but many of you do not.

I have a balloon phobia. I’m terrified of them.

It’s the potential to pop thing that sends my stomach into knots and my ears and eyes on high alert. I cannot eat at a restaurant on “kids’ night”. There are too many potential dangers, including me choking if a balloon popped at the exact moment I were to take a bite and gasp.

Susan was so kind on Sunday… she ran to Albertson’s and got me a bunch of balloons. She was very understanding… and because of her, many of you got Mother’s day gifts because your husband found the place ;) Kristina watched the store in the morning and had lots of floral arrangements and plants… she did a gorgeous job!
A bucket of flowers and a birdie…
Kristina made little arrangements and put them in ice cream cups, flour sifters and other fun containers!

The “Whimsical Workshop” room is coming together. Susan has added some awesome touches and jars of fun goodies that you can glue onto your projects. Lots of little plastic and metal doo-dads and odds & Ends…

A “privacy map” screen… I love this!

And a few pictures of the front display with our new dress!!! It’s more Sandra Dee than Doris Day, but I absolutely adore it! If you need any vintage clothing (the most GORGEOUS dresses!) please check out Mj’s auctions on ebay in her ebay store, This is Wear it’s at now and then, you will NOT be disappointed!

Well, I have over 50 food servers to unpack, that’ll give me something to do! And I’m still working on organizing those classes. I’ve had a bit of interest and all I can say is “I’m still working out the kinks!” but we are getting there and almost ready to announce actual dates! Please check back!!!!


  1. Graycee said,

    May 17, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    Pretty flowers . . . and I love the dress!

  2. sandy said,

    May 17, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    lovin the color of that dress!!!!! how pretty!!!!

  3. kristin said,

    May 17, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    what an amazing dress!! and thanks for the ebay link…i could hang out there all day.

  4. Babs said,

    May 17, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    Whimsical Workshop!!?? I love it….I want to go! I can’t wait to go through all the doo-dads in those Mason jars. And I love the little minty Sandra Dee dress with the pearls. Our Biscuit dog looks like Sandra Dee! Wonder what he would look like with pearls….? Fun stuff.

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