Lots Going On!

By Barbara Bussey | May 13, 2021 |

Hello Gorgeous! How’s your week going?  Really well, I hope! I’m at that place, where I’m sure I’d get ‘rear-ended’ if I happened to come to an abrupt stop.  Know the feeling? Uh-huh! Thought so! Tregae and I welcomed our latest Shop Sister to the gang today.  Patti has graciously agreed to tackle our behind-the-scenes inventory challenges.  I told Patti that if it was fun or easy, that we would have done it by now.  So, here we are…nearly 9 years in…and we’re finally there!  Welcome, Patti! ______ I found a mirror on FB Marketplace, this week.  The beveled mirror…

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Our Sale Continues Through Mother’s Day!

By Barbara Bussey | May 5, 2021 |

Hello, gorgeous! Looking back at the last week makes me think I should have amended my “mother/son/daughter contract” long ago!  I should have made it abundantly clear that neither of them could move more than thirty miles from home! What was I thinking?  Or, not thinking! These two little love birds, Andrew and Nina, are looking forward to having children and I’m not going to miss any of that.  Someone may have to peel me off the wall, after the  all day flying extravaganzas, (where you lose 3 hours, upon arrival, as an extra bonus!), but I’ll be there! Do…

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Mother’s Day Sale Starts Now!

By Barbara Bussey | April 28, 2021 |

Hello Gorgeous! I hope you’re doing well!  Gotten your vaccines?  Hope so!  For me, it’’s just a bit of extra insurance.  Certainly a personal decision! Yes, it’s almost May!  Incredible!  Who’s in charge, anyway?  Must be a Mom, who gets things done, takes charge and gets results! Same goes for the mentors in our lives.  The women who took an active role in our welfare, offered support, advice and gave us the “atta-girls” when we needed them.  How’d we get so lucky?! Hallmark may have played a large roll in growing the holiday, bigger than it ever needed to be…but…

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Demo Day, this Saturday!

By Barbara Bussey | April 21, 2021 |

Hello Gorgeous! I’m hoping your week is going smoothly!  I can’t complain.  I just wish  last week’s orders at market would show up immediately!  Patience never has been easy for me! In the mean time, I’ve spent some time this week, working to remove all things  winter, from the boutique. While not completely finished, it’s progress, just the same.  Sort of like cleaning out and organizing my closet.  An equally daunting task! ________________ But let’s focus on the positive! Demo Day! As you may know, we offer a free Demo Day, about every 6 weeks. From 11-12:00 this Saturday, we’ll feature…

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Shopping at Market!

By Barbara Bussey | April 14, 2021 |

Hello darling! Well, here we are!  Have you ever heard the saying “rode hard and put away wet?  That’s how I felt, at 6:15 on Sunday morning, when I looked in the mirror.  I never sleep well, when traveling the next day.  Well, enough of that! Once there, at the home and gift show, with my list in hand, I came back to life.  My forever friend, Karen, joined me and we had a wonderful time, seeing all of the eye candy! One of my favorite things is seeing the creative displays!  So I snap a picture here and there…

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I have lots to tell you about!

By Barbara Bussey | April 7, 2021 |

Happy Spring! Don’t you just love this time of year?!  Everything is waking up after a long sleep.  Nature is the great optimist.  It just keeps returning, getting bigger and prettier each year.  I think someone slipped this climbing rose some secret sauce, because I can’t remember it going this crazy before with new flowers.  What a treat! Flying the friendly skies… Now that I’m fully vaccinated, I feel sort of extra bulletproof!  So, I’m catching up with friends and family.  A couple of weeks ago, I caught up with my soul sisters in Texas and last week, I finally…

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Happy April Sale! Spring is here!

By Barbara Bussey | March 31, 2021 |

Hello sweet friend, Happy April!  It feels like if I stopped running, May, June and July would slam right into me! April first, thirty-two years ago, I had a sneaking suspicion that I was with child. So, pregnancy test in hand (yes, they had those things back then!), I found out I was correct!  I then reported to the baby-daddy, my ex, that I wasn’t pregnant.  Then I screamed, “April fools!”. Since then, I’ve stumbled my was through motherhood, unprepared for how hard it could be.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything though.  The days my two babies were born will…

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Hello from Texas!

By Barbara Bussey | March 25, 2021 |

Hello Friends!, We’re here, in the heart of Texas!  Perfect weather…high 70’s!  If it stayed like this all year, there’d be no hope for California! Here I am, with my girlfriend’s little sister.  In front of the Alamo, no less!  No, we didn’t go in.  I’ll read up on it one day! We enjoyed lunch on the River Walk.  Lots of tourists, but lunch was delicious. A warm, beautiful day at San Antonio’s market! Changing gears, My future D.I.L repurposed this lamp, using gold spray paint and Fusion’s Ash.  A Stellar job! I know many of you have been waiting…

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