Old Charm Gift Shoppe // Christmas 2012

Well folks, the Gift Shoppe is basically complete and ready for Christmas! I know some of you are thinking - it’s WAY too early. But let me tell you, I’ve learned from experience that if I don’t have things on display now, people will start asking, “When are you putting out your Christmas stuff?” So now it’s finished and I don’t have to hear that question. […]

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A Hot Christmas Mess

Well folks, today’s the day. My Gift Shoppe turned ChristmasShoppe is opening at noon. The photos above were taken on Wednesday. A hot ”Christmas” mess. This year I gave myself so much time this year to make the switch from fall to Christmas, but somehow I still ran out of time. Even staying up until 2 a.m. the past two nights didn’t help. Though, I will admit […]

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Weekend Update

Well, Operation: Making of a Christmas Shoppe is in full swing! It seems that a lot of you are enjoying the pictures via Instagram and Facebook. So many of you asked if I have an online store; unfortunately, I don’t. It’s something I started at one point, but the amount of work and time involved in running an online retail operation is something […]

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Around here

Wow. Things have just been so busy around here recently. (Fall always is.) I thought I’d use today’s post to update you on a few of the latest happenings. First, the amazing people at Better Homes and Gardens have asked me to be a permanent blogger for the Style Spotters blog! How wonderful is that?! You may remember I wrote this post […]

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Fall Cookie Week

Happy Sunday, everyone! I don’t know what your plans are for the day, but I’m ridiculously excited about mine. Next week I’m having a little Fall Open House in my Gift Shoppe. If you are reading this and live nearby, here are the details. In preparation for the Open House, I’m baking up a storm. Yesterday, I made two different […]

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90% Complete

I honestly cannot believe how fast the days are going. This past weekend, and the two days since, are a complete blur. Thankfully I managed to complete about 90% of my weekend to-do list. Thank goodness. Having the Gift Shoppe almost ready before the end of August is a huge bonus. I’m even thinking about hosting a little “Fall Open House” next […]

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Working Weekend

It looks like it’s going to be a working weekend around here. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m moving things around in my shoppe in preparation for the fall. That task alone is enough for one person to handle. Yesterday, I had an amazingly wonderful day with lots of calls and excitement brewing for me in […]

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