Helper

•HELPER• My helper that I’d like to share with you is a dear friend (not pictured here) that is very private and would be loathe to have me gush to everyone about how helpful she has always been to me both in life and here at the shop. She’d just hate for me to tell…

Hopes & Dreams

•HOPES & DREAMS• is the topic today and mine are simple… I hope I’m making my 14 year old self proud and I dream of someday mastering the fine art of stirring all natural peanut butter without covering myself and the kitchen with oil. 😉😆 #amiaskingfortoomuch? #dreambig #marchmeetthemaker

Work Clothes

•WORK CLOTHES• day 13 of #marchmeetthemaker 👗👖👕 You’re never fully dressed without a sparkly. Well… *I’m* never fully dressed without a sparkly. I’m almost always sporting a vintage brooch or flower pin. Even with jeans and a t-shirt. It’s my way of saying to the world, “Yes! I did dress like this on purpose and…

Branding & Packaging

#marchmeetthemaker So, day 11 is BRANDING and day 12 is POSTAGE & PACKAGING and I have decided to combine the two into BRANDING & PACKAGING! 😆😂😃 Fun fact: I had a family member that in 20 years NEVER gave me a gift that didn’t still have the price tag on it. It was a bummer….

Time To Relax

•TIME TO RELAX• Day 10 of #marchmeetthemaker This is not a problem for me. I’m a very “Work hard, relax hard” kind of woman. 😉😆 Some of my favorites… (Not pictured: Olympic level napping with husband and dog. 🐶) #timetorelax #meetthemaker

How It’s Made

Oh, hey! It’s after 9pm and I haven’t posted for day 9 of #marchmeetthemaker yet! Today is •HOW IT’S MADE• I don’t make anything very mysterious or terribly exciting… greeting cards, candles, buttons, soap. So I thought I’d share about making and installing our window displays. When I’m lucky, Mom, my BFF or my husband…

Flatlay

•flatlay• is day 8 of #marchmeetthemaker I’m obsessed with rainbow order and just color in general! Scroll down to see my new favorite from @marshmueller… the Oh, Snap! Clutch. It’s the perfect size for makeup, snacks or about five tiny bottles of alcohol. 😉 #priorities And yes, that is an awesome zombie print on the…

Routine

Oh gaw! Can you tell I hate having my picture taken? I swear I’m trying to smile here. 📷😨😂 Anyway! •ROUTINE• is day 7 of #marchmeetthemaker and to that I say I don’t really have one. When you are running a brick and mortar (and you cannot afford hired help) you wear all the hats……

Workspace

•Workspace• Day 6 of #marchmeetthemaker This is my desk at the shop and it has to serve many, many purposes. Fun fact: My home is in a “dead zone” where I can’t have Internet service and, on a good day, I get one or two bars on my cell phone (if I balance it in…

Photography

I’m sharing one of my favorite snaps from a few years ago for Day 5 of #marchmeetthemaker by @joannehawker -PHOTOGRAPHY. I love that photographer is one of my jobs as a small business owner! I spent many happy hours in the darkroom when I was younger… Oh boy, I just dated myself, didn’t I? Do…