Growing Pains | Changes Coming in 2017

Growing Pains | Changes Coming in 2017

Let me start off by saying I don’t really have anything practical to share in this post. ¬†No decorating ideas, or furniture painting tips, or antique finds. In a way,¬†this is an “old school” post–more like the posts I wrote back when I first...
Top Posts of 2016

Top Posts of 2016

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday time. ¬†For our family, this past holiday season was as full as ever–with trips to see family, kids’ Christmas programs, and what seemed like a million gifts bought and wrapped! I don’t know...
Suncreek Market Wrap-Up

Suncreek Market Wrap-Up

This past week I set up a small display at a local church holiday market. ¬†I wasn’t planning on it being a huge moneymaker, but rather a chance to interact with more customers about the benefits of working with Fusion Mineral Paint. Since I mainly sell Fusion...
Small Business Spotlight

Small Business Spotlight

When I say “shop small” to you, what comes to mind? Does “shop small” mean “shop expensive” to you? Do you think “shop small” as just a marketing slogan created by a not-so-small credit card company? Or does hassle and...
My First Haven Conference

My First Haven Conference

I got to the hotel a little later than I originally had planned, and so rushed up to my room to do a quick re-fresh. ¬†After reapplying some lipstick, spraying on some perfume, and giving myself a little “You can do this!” pep talk, I rode the elevator...
My First Haven Conference

Why I am Attending the Haven Conference

A week from today I fly out to Atlanta for the 2015 Haven Conference. It will be my first Haven, and more than that, my first blog conference ever. Last year as Haven approached, I debated with myself and with my husband about whether or not to attend.  The cost is...
How To | DIY Tree Display

How To | DIY Tree Display

When planning my booth space for the Dallas Vintage Market Days, I knew I would need something to really define my space and help it stand out.  I was set up basically in the middle of this huge livestock arena, with no access to the ceiling or any walls. Whatever I...
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...
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...

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