Friday, April 17

Hate to disappoint..., but I need to lighten my load. Until the end of May, there will not be a Wednesday Winner. However, that doesn't mean that there won't be a spontaneous blog candy here or there, but for now, I seriously need to lessen my list of things "TO DO" because right now, the list is not "TO DO" it is... "CATCH UP WITH"!

I have so much on my plate right now, I can't even figure out a place to begin! I am headed out to Holland today to set up my booth at the HOG HOUSE GALLERY. If you don't know what this is, it is basically an old HOG HOUSE (YEP, a real one!) that has been renovated into an Artist's Market of sorts. This is NOT a flea market, where you will find antiques. This is a GALLERY, if you want to call it that, where artists sets up a section in the 'Hog House' and sell their handcrafted wares. There are signs on 161 in Holland that are easily seen to help you find it, so just GO! HAHA! Also, since people are always taken 'aback' by the name of HOG HOUSE, they are renaming it The Gallery next year, I think.

I was supposed to be at the Hog House Gallery last year, but my surgery in May went bad, and things just went downhill from there, so being a vendor at the Hog House never happened. BUT, I am headed there TODAY and they are OPEN NOW!!!!!! YEP, that is RIGHT! You can come out and see me today, Saturday OR even Sunday! I won't be there the entire time the Gallery is open, but my "SCHTUFF" will be! So, even if I am not there, you can STILL SHOP! Isn't that cool? I will be there until around 2pm today, and hopefully will be there all day tomorrow from 10am to 4pm, I think it is. Friday's they stay open until 6pm or so, but I need to come home and get the kids off the bus at 3pm and before that, pick up Isaac at the babysitter's house. Sunday the Gallery opens at NOON and closes at 4pm, or so. I know I will be leaving by 4pm!!

My items, including paper-crafts, will be there for your viewing pleasure until July, and then depending on how busy I am and how my sales go (if it is worth my time, in other words) I will stay at the Gallery until November! There is a splendid BBQ cookout planned over 4th of July weekend, and I hope to be teaching some basic beading classes, as well as some kids' crafts, too! I am going to talk to the head hauncho's today about getting the Gallery's blog started (by myself, if need be!) so you can see pics and read posts about the going-on's of the events there!

Well, I better run! Gotta get unpacked and ready to move into the Gallery! Come out and see me if you can!

Enjoy your FRIDAY!


RockerJewlz said... have so much on your plate and you are offering to create a blog for the Gallery????

Hello....Nicole....this is WHY you have so much on your plate, you hyper chick! Are you sure you're not just trading one activity for another?

Nicole said...

Actually, I don't consider this trading one activity for another one AT ALL! Since one is just a SET UP (which is minimal time involved) to help a business start a blog that would end up helping me in the process and in the end! I don't mind investing an hour of my time to get the Gallery set up with a blog since they would in turn be helping me with their own blog posts once I show them how to do it themselves!

I already gave them the ground work today, what their options are, how they could let this year's vendors also post info about their individual artistry if they wanted to, etc. They are game and all we need to do is figure out a blog name, and find a template that is appropriate for how they want it to look! EASY PEASY TO ME!

There's a lot more that goes into blog candy than it looks, as I am sure you know, since you just had some on your blog! The posting, the reminders, the counting, the tallying, the drawing, the videoing, the posting again, the shipping, etc... and this does cost me money, as well as my time, which is precious these days.

The Gallery Owners are pretty computer savvy so it won't be difficult for them to pick it up on their own, I think it is just the initial set up that needs focus, and seriously that can be done in an hour or so, and if it benefits me and my business, I will be more than happy to do this! PLUS, who knows, if they want to have me update their blog once a week for inturn some FREE months out at the Gallery (it costs me to be a vendor!), I can do that and it helps me out financially AGAIN!

That's my take on it anyways! Thanks for the concern, Julie, it is so nice to know that someone is looking out for me and wants to help me make some rational decisions!! Sometimes I do get caught up in the excitement of the moment and bite off more than I can chew, that is for sure! HAHA!

Cheri Howard said...

Haha! I know exactly what you mean! In fact, here's the note at the bottom of my email signature at work:

I was put on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things.
Right now I'm so far behind I will never die.

-Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes"