Vintage Market Days Recap

Vintage Market Days Recap

Hi everyone!  I had to take a few days “off” after having my first set-up show this past weekend at the Dallas-McKinney Vintage Market Days.  I was working from dawn till dusk Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and my brain and body just needed a few days of...
To Market, To Market

To Market, To Market

Hello everybody!  Wondering where I’ve been? Well, at the end of last week my laptop died, and I just got it back from the repair shop today.  Yes, I know there are other working computers out there to use, but you’re looking at a creature of habit here!...
Restocking the Booth

Restocking the Booth

Sales have been a little slow lately in my Antique Company Mall booth space. They usually take a dip around November and start to slowly rise back up by mid-March.  This year though, my sales seem to be taking longer than normal to recover, and that has had me asking...
A Big Learning Curve

A Big Learning Curve

Life around here the past few weeks has been somewhat out of the ordinary.  With the addition of my new job as a Fusion Mineral Paint Merchant, stuff like crazy is coming in and out of my house–which means figuring out new ways to store it, keep track of it, and...
Five Favorite Furniture Painting Business Posts

Looking back, looking ahead

Happy 2015 everyone!  I have taken a good 10 day (unplanned) break from blogging, and it feels nice to be back. Christmastime in our house was a whirlwind, and I just wasn’t able to keep up with new posts and the like. My creative side needed a little break, and...
Race Results & Lessons Learned

Race Results & Lessons Learned

Before, we get started, if you haven’t entered the Lemony Stitch Christmas Banner Giveaway, be sure to click here to enter!  The giveaway runs through the end of this weekend only! I finished!   This past weekend was the St. Jude Memphis Marathon, which I had...
New Online Store!

New Online Store!

I have been working hard these past few days to get a new online storefront up for Lost & Found. I’m excited to share that the shop is up and running! It still needs a little work and I am in the process of adding more items, but the basics are there. I put...
Fulfilling a Three Year Dream

Fulfilling a Three Year Dream

In 2 days, my family will leave for Disney World.  Sshhh, my boys don’t know, it’s a surprise!I have been working feverishly this week trying to get everything ready, all the while trying to not make it obvious to the kids that we are about to leave town....
Expanding the Business

Expanding the Business

It’s been an interesting summer, in many ways for my family, but especially with regards to my business.  New and different opportunities continue to open up. I have been offered quite a bit of custom work.  Friends and others have asked me if I can paint their...
Selling Out, in a Good Way

Selling Out, in a Good Way

I’m having a hard time keeping up lately . . . That’s probably normal for the summertime, but it’s been extra crazy lately.  Furniture is flying out of my ACM booth space faster than I can replenish it. Since April, I have sold 10 pieces of...
Why I Run

Why I Run

If you would have asked me 5 years ago what I thought about “runners,” I would have told you that they are crazy people.  The idea of waking up insanely early in the morning, running ridiculous amounts of miles, and exercising outside in all sorts of...
Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

I’m sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately . . . I had to make an unplanned trip last weekend back down to Georgia to visit with some family.  Remember the little town I gave you a quick tour of in my post Small Town, Deep South?     I had the...

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