November 17th

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

”Hey you come on in!”

That little sign and the cowhide rug were the stars of the show with the kiddos today. Trying to give my booth a living room feel worked with them!

But what a day! So many familiar faces stopped by to say hi, and so many products found new homes. It was nonstop people and sales until lunchtime, and then a steady stream all the way until 4 – you all blew me away with your excitement!

The cherry on top? I made it home tonight to more sales through my website.

Such a fun day. Thank you to those of you who stopped by with a hug and a smile – I love all of you!

November 11th

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Busy weekend will lead into a busy week.

I’m not a procrastinator by any means, but I do work well when the pressure is on a bit. So each day this week I’ll be working on something for this coming Saturday, crossing things off my list.

I’m feeling pretty good with my products and such, but I always feel best when I set us a mock version of my booth at home. I measure out my space, and fill it like I’m at the show. This allows me to feel my space and see how I need to arrange things for best flow and aesthetic.

Paul has to leave for work on Saturday, so he can help me set up but not tear down. For those of you who’ve seen my booth, you know how big and heavy my wood panels are. So because I didn’t want to worry about taking those down (although I had many people volunteer to come help – thank you!), I reimagined my booth.

Luckily I’m up against the wall, so that helps frame in my space (which is what my panels helped do). Last year it was so busy people didn’t want to stop at booths because of traffic flow, so after brainstorming with a friend, she encouraged me to create a space people can walk into.

So, here is a light mock-up. I didn’t fully put up my table cloths and setup everything, but it gave me a good idea of what will work.