Some times small changes make a big difference. I found these graceful figurines but I wasn't thrilled with the paint job on them. (If you are I apologize in advance for what is about to happen.)
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Now that my husband and I are both full time retailers the concept of "family vacation" over the Christmas holidays is not the stereotypical traveling over the river and through the woods to relatives for holiday feasts. After I take a couple of days to clean and glean the shop of holiday detritus, we head out as a family of 4 to the beach. The place that soothes ALL of out souls.
We chill out, do some POWER PICKING for the shop and generally relax, eat out and check out all of the groovy Delawarean Christmas Light Spectaculars. I try to work on my New Year's Resolutions. Well, not so much resolutions, but plots & plans long term for the for the business, family and personal goals.
Of course it might have been smart to have checked the weather before we headed for home yesterday. We had furniture strapped to the top of our SUV so we had to hustle to attempt to get ahead of the storm that was sweeping down the coast.
I love the fresh start of the New Year and a stunning blanket of snow seems to fit in with that fresh beginning.
to fix what is broken
express my emotions more freely
eat more salad
to regain my sense of the ridiculous.
How about you?
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
|The Answer by TW Stifel|
|Imagine by TW Stifel|
|Judy by TW Stifel|
|Brooklyn Bound by TW Stifel|
Thank you to my patrons throughout the years. You inspire me to keep creating.
Friday, December 6, 2013
It's been an event filled week around here. After our awesome shout-out from the Washington Post Express I got the news that an interview I did a little while back with Karen Merrill Berg got published yesterday on her blog, Redoux Interiors. As a former recruiter it is quite odd to be on the receiving end of the questions but Karen made it lots of fun. Turns out we have lots in common (tall moms with more ideas than time) so it was actually hard to stay on point. but we managed it, somehow!
Better get cracking before I go grocery shopping for our FIRSTfriday reception tonight. 5 to 8- stop by if you are in the neighborhood!
Karen is an inspired DIY'er and is generous enough to share her tips and techniques like rebuilding this farm table and painting out cute buckets (with CeCe Caldwells paint, naturally!) to transform them into Christmas ready decor.
After basking in all of the nice comments on Karen's blog and Facebook, I got the good news that a health screen I had been sweating came back clear and THEN I found out I won a contest naming one of Cece's newest products. I was advised at this point to go buy a lottery ticket, but I feel like I have already won.
This morning brought me concrete examples of Stifel Excess. Back to piles of paperwork, piles of dishes and amusingly enough PILES of ornaments. Mae West said "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful."
Monday, December 2, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
I just have to say that Small Business Saturday feels like Thanksgiving II to me.
So many old customers came in today JUST to tell me how much they like what we've built and how we are their favorite shop.
Of course because the parking lot was full that made new customers pop in to see what all the fuss was about.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
|if only it was this easy to see the light sometimes|
|patching things together is NEVER this clean|
|this reminds me of our creative collective|