Hello Again, M'Ladies. . . .

It is that time of week again, Wednesday. The day when I am still climbing that ridiculously steep mountain known as the work week, and I'm almost to the top. Not quite though, and my legs are burning. I really want to just give up & head back down. I comfort myself  in these times with the memory of the paychecks I get every two weeks, and that's alright by me!

Well big news. Our fundraising event went spectacularly! So lovely & we raised a lot of money. Woohoo!
Also, our street fair has come and gone. Whew what a relief.  It was quite an experience. Our booth looked great!

Since I consider you all some of my oldest & dearest friends (whom I've never met :) I'll tell you the truth of the matter; it could have gone better. Ugh I know right! I should have spinned it & told you all it was amazing. But I don't lie too much on here and I dont want to start now lol.
Like I said, our booth looked awesome. People were coming by asking all about our decor etc.
On the negative side, the fair was put together by the Chamber of Commerce & was much more business & informational geared than it was an arts & crafts event. Lots of local businesses handing out flyers, hospitals, firefighters, etc. Not the type of people who want to buy embellished hair goods
Basically there were a lot of little old ladies stopping by to waste away an afternoon.
But it was fun! Great to spend time with my good friend, & thanks to support of friends, family, & our lovely shoppers I would say it was a success!
Definitely a learning experience, and I honestly think if we were participating in a more appropriate venue, such as specifically an arts & crafts show, or even a farmers market-esque event, we would have just killed!
Ok, more exciting news, the etsy shop is open! However at this exact moment it is empty, haha or at least on my end.
So tonight my task is take pictures of every single hair thing & post it for your viewing/shopping pleasure!
Honestly some beautiful things, it was hard for my friend and I not to just sell out all our items to each other!
So, get excited. I will update you within the next couple of days when everything is up and running.
I'm thinking I'll even be doing a big **GIVEAWAY** this week to honor our opening.(ps if I owe you a mail exchange item, aka Taj Acosta & Laura Loo, I haven't forgotten!!!)

If you forgot that I blog, (because honestly, I know, it's been that long) come back and remember me! I haven't forgotten any of you, and I will be making the rounds to catch up on all your lovely lives.
Below are some images of our fundraising event, because it was just so gorgeous it's almost unbelievable.
Pictures of the fair to follow soon too!
Haha I swear the event was packed, I just didn't want to post pictures of people who attended, in case they would be uncomfortable about it. Also I didn't want to show all our silent auction items up close for the same type of reason! So this is just a taste. Isn't it great! Sometimes I love my job. :)

** The photos from this post were taken by photographer Scott Gibson. Not me!
You all know I'm no professional! :)
He came across this here blog & pointed out my error.
Many apologies! & kudos to his photography skills


Haleigh | May 12, 2010 at 1:37 PM

ahhhhhhhhhhhh I love the biltmore...I was never cool enough to be a member though...only even on the "guest" list :-(

xoxo Bardot in Blue

PS so nice to hear from you on Bardot in Blue and have you bloggin again!

Laura Loo | May 12, 2010 at 7:53 PM

haha, that's fine! i look forward to whatever you send over whenever ya can :) hope you have a great week!!

Taj Acosta | May 17, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Hi dear,
Nice to know that you are back! That event looks like a lot of fun and what a view! Can't wait for your etsy shop! xoxo

Miss Makes-a-lot | May 18, 2010 at 7:46 AM

at least you have one under your belt! i'm going small and local, its in conjunction with an antique car show - SO theres no telling what kind of crowd will/will not be there! i'll be sure to let you know :)

Tina | May 26, 2010 at 8:07 AM

Rachel, your writing is wonderful and funny!! I totally see your personality. Looks like you are doing well and LOVE that Roasted Strawberry Bruschetta!!!

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