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Shop Displays & a Chapel Market Sneak Peek

It’s that time of year when the January market orders have all mostly arrived and some of the July market orders come in. When the shop looks like it’s about to bust wide open with product. It’s exciting and nerve wracking all at once.  We’ll be set from now [...]
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Behind the Scenes: Shipments & More Shipments

My friend, Barb from Knack, writes these behind the scenes posts sometimes, and since I love getting to know the people and process behind the business/blog, I love her posts.  They remind me a little of our 25 Things posts, but with a what’s-going-on-behind-the-business kind [...]
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Books Available Online & The $50 Home Makeover Giveaway

The day has come (because i’m sure you guys have just been waiting lol) for the book to be available in our online store! Click the banner above to go over to the shop to get your autographed copy!  The folks at Adams Media are graciously giving away 10 copies here to ten lucky [...]
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In The Shop

One of the most exciting things about owning a shop is getting in new products. It’s like Christmas morning when those boxes come in.  We got a large shipment of pillows in last month, and I cannot wait to get them all listed online.  Seems like these days that we are running [...]
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Grateful

Well, this weekend was incredible. The book launch party was SO much fun, and such a success in my mind.  It was so very special to meet some of you, to hang with our local customers and to enjoy some celebratory time with friends and family at the end of the evening. The music and [...]
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Curate

If I could give one bit of advice to new shop owners–Curate your style. Own it.  Be selective. It’s okay to think a lot is cute or pretty or amazing.  But you don’t have to stock or sell everything you like.  I think all of us shop owners, antique fair blazers, [...]
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The Summer Pillow Collection, a Sale, & House Beautiful

As our business has grown and changed, I’m in an ever-evolving process of putting my finger on my 90/10 rule. You know, spending 90% of my time on profit-enducing activities and 10% on those not directly related to profit.  It’s not just about profit either.  I am [...]
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Favorite Troy Places & A Get Together With You

I love our quaint community. I never thought I would.  Love Troy, that is.  But now that I have my own children, and now that I’m older, I appreciate everything about where I am. Opening a shop brought about such a sense of where we raise our family, and how wonderful it is to [...]
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Product Spotlight: My Current Faves

We launched a new look for the site yesterday! We’ve been working on it since way back in January, and I’m thrilled with how it turned out.  If you’re joining us via email or reader, click on over to check it out.  More on the new functions soon– I was [...]
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New Paint Displays & Custom Colors

As I edited pictures of the shop I took last week, I realized I never posted the ones I took about a month ago. This blackberry paper by Cake papers is gorgeous…and p.s. a reader used it for wallpapering a bathroom when they heard me mention on Instagram that I might paper [...]
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In The Shop: Chalk Paint® Sale

Just a quick post to let you know about a little paint sale (plus FLAT RATE shipping)…head on over to the shop to check it out!
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Troy Fest 2014

So Troy Fest has become this exciting arts festival held on the downtown square here in Troy, Alabama.  I love it…the vendors, the art, the crowd, the vibe.  It’s just fun. Something usually starts as the focal point and interest for our displays (this is our third [...]
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Creativity Takes Courage

It was a happy week last week at the shop. We stick to home decor and vintage inspired gifts at our place, so I’ve never run across a jewelry line I wanted to carry…ever. But, back when we were at the Chapel Market, I knew that one day, I just might reach out to my sweet [...]
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Mannequins & Paint Chips

Whew, the last few days have been so much fun. Our Easter was amazing and so Powerful I could hardly stand it. We’ve been gearing up for our local arts festival this weekend, Troy Fest.  It’s such a wonderful weekend event, and I cannot wait to stroll around and see what [...]
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In the Shop…

I feel like it’s been forever since I shared any pictures of the shop.  Sometimes when I’m there, I can’t stop snapping pictures, and others, I just can’t seem to manage. Last week we got in some Sugarboo–I love these lists and gathered thoughts and [...]
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25 Things (Running a Creative Business)

It’s been a while!  I love these list-posts and random brain dumping is good for my soul. Truly. Since we’ve been talking creative business lately, I thought we’d bring back 25 Things with a creative bang… 1.  Business is thrilling. 2.  No, really. 3.  I [...]
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It’s the PI Girls Today!!

Hey Everyone!! Shaunna is out today; we think with a kidney stone! (say some prayers for her, please!!) So we are taking OVER her blog!! Don’t forget to head over to Joss and Main, it’s the last day of the sale!! SOOOO since Shaunna always does 25 things, we have decided [...]
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Dressmaker’s Form

We had a much needed lazy weekend.  Emphasis on the much. I’ve been working slowly on a few updates to my office/writing room.  I’ve been taking my time on it, not in a particular hurry.  It just needed to work a little smarter for me, so I set out to make it even more [...]
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Fun Newsletter News (1st Edition Launches Tomorrow!)

Julie and Kaitlyn have been working away at the newly re-lauched PI Newsletter and the first edition goes out in the morning. The newsletter will include blog recaps from the week, a fun tutorial or craft not seen on the blog (tomorrow’s is so fun!), the creative workshop side [...]
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PI Creative Leadership Retreat

Like I said when we chatted about creativity, last weekend with my team was incredible. I always have a ton of fun with those girls, but it’s just good to get away and have dedicated time to work and focus–and have multiple side stitches from all the laughing.  Julie and [...]
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