It is still FREEZING here in Chicago and I would love to say I am staying inside, but I am going to pick up my sister from Midway Airport today!
In the mean time, things are starting to get back to normal somewhat...Mike made a path to our mailbox so the postal worker can get to it.
Got some great deals on Gymboree.com this morning! The Big Red Balloon Sale is going on right now and I'm sure it won't be the last thing I buy there during this sale! Check out this cutie...
And lastly for this post - a giveaway starting sometime today over at http://diana212m.blogspot.com/ !!
Have a great day!
I just want to give a quick Shout-out to Fedex. I just had a customer who also owns a new Etsy Shop tell me a problem she was having with UPS. I cannot speak for UPS because we don't generally use them, but I can speak for the USPS and Fedex. We do use the USPS, but they are the worst about losing international orders mainly because once they arrive at the destination country, they are no longer tracked. That being said, domestic shipping is generally alright, but international can be a nightmare...
Fedex on the other hand is just amazing! If you are a business and can't decide on which carrier to go with, choose Fedex. You will have your own personal Account Exec. who even will come to your place of business (that happens to be my house) to provide you with your printer, scale and labels. Their software is to die for not to mention the lady who walked us through installing it. The Zebra Printer will blow your mind with it's speed. Of course this is all with a minimum level of transit charges per week, but if you qualify for this...they are the best. Our daily pickup works like a charm and any time you need something rerouted, you can count on Fedex to find the package and grant your request.
So like I said, If you are a business and can't decide on which carrier to go with, choose Fedex! You will NOT be disappointed!
January is always a nice month IMO. I feel I get a fresh start to make the coming year better than the last and change some things to make that happen. In January, I can actually tell the days are getting longer again which means spring is coming - in NWI - it's not exactly soon - but it's coming so there is hope! :) I need that hope today. As I type this, the windchill outside is -42 degrees!! Burrrrr........!
1.We are scaling back largely on the number of patterns we offer in our Elisabeth Michael and Scoope Lines as well as a brand new outdoor collection of pillows I am so excited about. They are just so bright and cheery!
2. Working with a manufacturer to get better pricing and bulk products.
3. A beautiful line of laundry bags.
4. Atlanta Home and Gift Show in July.
5. Paying off business debt!
6. New Shower Curtain Prints!
7. Working to increase our social media! We are already working on this...with a giveaway with Dazzle Me Deals! There is a $1,000 cash prize for some lucky winner plus all the giveaways from 49 different boutique vendors!
I'm not really a resolution kind of girl...I just like to set some goals and work towards them...that may not mean I reach those goals, but I will at least make progress.
And for the past year...I will admit, it was not the easiest with my husband going back to school me being pregnant with our second child, but we have a very sweet new addition - Eden Abigail - to show for it!
What are your resolutions/goals for 2014?
I have had an obsession with navy blue pretty much all of my life. I remember even as a child just loving the crisp combination of navy blue and white. Of course it comes in and out of style, but I always love it nevertheless. In my opinion it has a timeless quality about it when it comes to design and decor. Here are a few of my favorites...
I tend to dress according to what decor colors I am really loving at the time...so camel, white and navy blue have been a little overdone in my wardrobe the last year or so ..but I figure, if you love it- Wear it! :)
And last but definitely not least...a color selection pallette.
I also love the Benjamin Moore color Williamsburg Blue. It is gorgeous and I used to have a wall in my previous house painted with this color. Love it! What Paint Colors have you used in navy blue hues?
We have been waiting for quite a while to introduce these newhome decor accent productsand they are finally here! Woo hoo!!
Here are just a few of our fav's along with a coupon for your purchase of any of these items!
Use code A9SE0J5BRCJX for 35% off!! That is a potential savings of $139!!!
For those of you who receive our newsletter, these are the Pink Pillow Covers you can choose from as your free item with purchase. And if you didn't receive an email...just make a purchase and get any of these pink pillow covers for FREE!!
Instructions: Simply tell us at checkout which pillow cover you would like to see as your free item. Please contact us through our chat option on site or email us at email@example.com with any questions.
Greek key linen rose
Cotton Candy Honeycomb
Chevron Sherbet Pink
Greek Key Sherbet PInk
Alison Pillow Candy Pink
Chevron Candy Pink
Find our oh so popular black and white chevron shower curtain in the Patti Stanger Curator's Collection on Joss and Main today! And at an amazing price on top of that!
Have a fabulous day!!
I recently had a friend ask how to lighten up a space with a black couch if you like your black couch. :) Here are a few quick images I picked up that I love...
Have a great week!
So it's been a while...as I always say. :) I always have good intentions of blogging more consistently...and I know they say it is essential for small business blah, blah, blah...but it's just not my thing. That being said...I don't mind doing it every once in a while when I have something to say...
Outdoor Events with Joss and Main were a big success and we are launching our new line Scoope soon as well.
New design services are now here!!!
To check out pricing please visit our Design Page.
It's been a little while...so we have tons to catch up on!:)
First off - Business - We have events running on Joss and Main, Daily Fair, and Zulily in the near future and are very excited about them all. Our site has received a good amount of traffic in the past month and we are grateful for that as well. We have a new spring line up of outdoor pillow launched Feb. 28th and the launch was fantastic!
Second - I thought I might introduce you to all the members of our team as well as our "shop" - better known as "the garage." :)
This is the "sweat" shop of sorts.:)
This is the little guy who helps turn it in to chaos at times:)
And we will introduce all of the rest of our team in the next few weeks.
Our newest product line is our new outdoor pillows and they have been a huge hit! With non woven inserts and quick dry fabric, they are perfect for a patio overhaul.
We are obsessing right now now over these three products on Wayfair.com
This will go perfectly in my living room reno.
This is the rug for the new basement man cave after the new floor is laid.
And last but certainly not least, this Skyline furniture Wingback bed. Check it out in this great bedroom by The Nester.
I am going to steal this idea and do this exact thing in my bedroom. So glad she posted info and a video for how she did those walls. We of course will post our pics when they are finished. Lots to do before then though. :)
We are so excited about 2013 and what it will bring as well as the new products we will be offering in the summer after the Atlanta International Gift and Home Show.
Last but not least, we will soon be offering online design services by "myself- Liz" and an up and coming Designer/Blogger Jennifer. Some of our front page photos are from her beautiful home and we will be posting some more as well in the coming weeks.
And lastly for real this time...our living room reno progress...definitely not done...just a snap shot I took while moving decor around. :)
And more progress...new tile with grout in the process of drying in the foyer leading to the living room...
The slip cover is not done...nor the pillow arrangement...or the mantle...but we're getting there. :)