Sunday, March 27, 2011

Half of the store is completed.

Almost ready to open. Still working on the bath and body side, but the bedding side is complete. Dont the sheets looks awesome on the displays The Hubs built....

Up top on the left are handcrafted cowhide pillows, on the right are maple bowls.

The Hubs also made from scratch a faux bed to display the sheets so they can be felt, and I think he did a fabulous job on it!!

Here is our newest member to the shop....the "goggles" threw us for a second, but great packaging idea really. And well what can be better than a good friend to help you put together your mannequin and have a good time with ya while they do it. :) Love ya my masked helper!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

First Soapy Wedding Favor Order

A few weeks ago I received my first ever order for wedding soap favors. They are now all cured and ready to package.... I hope the bride will be pleased...weddings are all about the bride ya know. ;)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Cards for the Shop...

Oldest daughter and I went to card class last night, and we made some really nice cards for the new shop....

Cathy made this beautiful Easter card that we think we will duplicate for Mothers day as well.

Cathy also made this Bliss card...this Bliss set is so classy and no matter how you use it the cards always look great!

I made this "Just for You" card...I love the color combinations.

I also made this Springtime Smiles card...I keep thinking I do not want to buy this stamp set, but this lil girl is so adorable I think I can no longer resist.

We both made Easter Basket cards...I love the polka dot texture in the background, and how cute is this lil chickee?!

We also both made this Southern Belle...which turned out to be our fave for the gorgeous is she!!

I think we will have a great starting selction to fill our card rack!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

First Candle Done

The first candle for our shop is completed. Our oldest daughter does a fabulous job hand painting onto candles....and yes you can burn the candle. As the candle burns it melts down the center leaving the painted outer shell. So here is a sneak peek at one of the candles, with more to come. :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Where to put everything...

We are getting feels like a slow process, but we are making strides.

Here is the start of the sheet display, kept plain because the sheets will add COLOR! Still need to add the base to the display and get the bed built...

Here is where the lotions will reside, hand painted candles in the corner unit...and lots of fun stuff planned for the island....

This is the planned kids section. We have some great things coming courtesy of Sassy Soapworks and I cant wait to get everything displayed....

We did a lot of measuring and list making today of all the needed items to complete set up, hoping this week to get things priced and over to the shop to begin the puzzle of.....Where to put everything....

Thursday, March 3, 2011


....The walls are now painted and we are slowly getting the furniture over to the shop....I have so much more room in my house now. :)

Next up is to find a twin bed and headboard for the bedding display, and a trip to Phoenix for the slat wall is planned soon.

So much to do.....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Chairs for the Shop!

We were on a hunt this past weekend for a chair or two for the store. A sort of "husband" chair. a place the bored hubbys can sit while their wives shop.

We went to our local antique store and found these beauties sitting outside the front door like they were waiting for us. We walked the entire shop and as we went to leave to think about the chairs for a possible later purchase....we were told those chairs were being marked down to $10....SOLD!!

Looks like the kitties have claimed them...good thing I havent scrubbed them down yet. So no worries...the seat cushions are actually vinyl so they will wash up beautifully for the shop.