Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Farm Chicks

I had the great pleasure of meeting 1/2 of The Farm Chicks franchise. Teri Edwards and her husband were visiting Savannah and popped in the store yesterday.  It was a real treat for me.  I have been a fan of the Farm Chicks for a while now and I certainly share their mantra:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Country Home loves Liz Koomler

I just got news that my friend and shop girl Liz Koomler was included in the Country Home website "Things we Love" section.  We were expecting to see it on the pages of the magazine this month but alas the editorial staff had other plans.  Either way it is a nice endorsement of Liz's talent.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

web feature

We were splashed all over Apartment Therapy D.C. today.  YIPPEE!
Thank you Colleen.

Monday, October 20, 2008

back in business

Many of you may have noticed that my posts lately have not included any photos that I have taken. I managed to break my second little (but adequate) point and shoot camera a month ago. After a bunch of research and advice from fancy photographers I found the next generation camera for me. I wanted something more advanced than the old ones but not so advanced that I couldn't figure it out. The new Canon G10.  So I will be experimenting around the store today and hopefully get some pictures up soon.  We rearranged the entire store 3 weeks ago and we have lots of new merchandise which means I have a lot to share.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

cupcakes for a cause

I saw a poster in the window of my friend's bakery, Back in the Day, advertising Cupcakes for a Cause.  The national event is scheduled for October 20-26.  Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the CancerCare for Kids program which provides free support services to children affected by cancer and their families.  

One of my dearest customers is battling thyroid cancer.  She has been shopping with her mother in my store since she was 5.  Her first purchase was a little wooden barn for her kitten. Her mother was trying to teach her the value of money so she paid me for it but told her daughter it was on layaway.  Every week she would come in with a payment.  I have never forgotten how sweet the entire experience was. It has been a joy watching that amazing little girl grow into a beautiful, creative and inspiring young lady.  I will be heading down to Back in the Day next week to support the cause.  

Visit site to find a participating bakery in your area.  

Monday, October 13, 2008

birthday adventures

I am going to attempt to make these little cupcake pops I saw on Martha a couple of months ago. It looks relatively simple and I think they will be cute favors for my son's 4th birthday party on Saturday. Stay tuned.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Apartment Therapy in Savannah

I just got news that Apartment Therapy is heading to Savannah.  I was so flattered to see my shop listed on the recommended must sees. Fingers crossed...I would love the publicity.