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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Congrads are in order

Congratulations to Casey Schultz! She won the Black Friday Gift Basket…..and they said they never win anything. Thanks to all of you who stopped by and to those of you who entered on our blog. Makes me think maybe we should do a monthly blog giveaway? Yes I like that idea…stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

After Thanksgiving Giveaway...you just have to stop in!

Are you going to do the crazy morning, bargin grabbin, donut eating day? Yikes!! I know there is no stopping you if you are.
I of course will be hanging at the Shanty serving tasty treats and yummy drinks. Whether you are doing crazy day or relaxing day be sure to stop in and say "hi". Just by visiting you'll be entered into a drawing for this fabulous basket of things I know you will love!

...speaking of bargain grabbin....we have a lot of great gifts under $20...and great stocking stuffers under $10....change your mind yet?

Oh…and one more thing, just for checking on us at our blog site, you can be entered too. Just leave a comment below and be sure to include your contact info IN the comment so I can reach you if you’re the lucky one.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Trellis Open House

I had the most fun Friday. My dear friend Jen, (I’ll write so much more about her later) along with Darcee, Sonia, Judy and Connie, own a great shop in the Spokane Valley called the Trellis MarketPlace. The gals each have individual businesses within the Trellis and each fills a niche from Chic to Traditional home decor, Garden to Kitchen, Stationary to Jewelry and even Children’s .

They were having their annual Christmas Open House on Friday and Saturday, and had closed down for three days to get ready for it. WOW did it look great! Friday I went to help out…and shop.

Jen owns Robin Egg Blu, which is gorgeous…..it is French Country, it is feminine, it is soft…..oooo it is so magical.

Could this not be a postcard?

Robin Egg Blu carries Lollitta exclusively

Jen makes these bottles...they are beautiful

Jen also owns Nest...the kitchen shoppe.....yummy samples

this wise ol owl has a new home....my bookcase

wish I had these when my sweet Norah was itty bitty

If you have not been to the Trellis yet be sure to check it out...and Thank You ladies for leting me hang out with you!

Friday, November 13, 2009

WLTGO Lucky Winners!!

The Seven Shoppes got together to draw the names of the Who Let the Girls Out Winners. Drum Roll please…..

Shanty Basket / Lori Boxleitner
Floral Expressions/ Nia Patton
Kitchen Shoppe /Linda Sinclair
Just Because/ Mike Warnoch …yes a guy….he deserves it for pal ‘in around with his wife
My Sisters Cottage / Diana Fox
Into the Garden and Up to the Lake /Deanne Wright
And finally…the grand prize!….a room makeover from Rivers Edge Treasures

Marcee Oster

Congratulations to all of you!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thank You Ladies...What a Day....What a Week!!

Whew! We did it! The third Who Let the Girls Out was a great success!

I have to take you back a bit to give you the inside scoop to our Mad Dash to open. Earlier that week we started the huge task of re-doing the store.

I had two new display fixture I had found and love!! One was an old chicken coop I rescued from a neighbors farm that my husband cleaned up and put casters on. The other is a old scaffolding table I think...cool... and industrial, that I purchased at Rivers Edge Treasures (one of the WLTGO shops) We also had tons of new merchandise to put out. Christmas (so excited), Childrens, Accessories and much more.

For three days Rushelle and I worked very long hours to get it all out...we were bound and determined for Saturday morning before opening to be relaxing, not rushed,...ahhh so much for good intentions. Friday night I made a call to my cousin Tif and my dear friend, graphic designer, mastermind of all Shanty’s art, Megan, who were planning on coming and doing the event...”Help I said! Please come early and help us open....we still have stuff everywhere” “why of course they say”.

So Saturday morning, I’m still putting up Christmas with rollers in my hair. I have Megan, Tiffany, Mackenzie and Rushelle and they are doing everything else....getting food ready, cleaning up after me, tieing bags and running to the store for last minute things. Okay, so in the past WLTGO the first hour people trickle. This is what happened at nine...We yelled it’s time...I stuffed leftover stuff in boxes...Everyone is grabbing anything left on the floor.....someone yells “Maggie your rollers!” Yikes!...and we are OPEN! Cars began pulling up instantly. I went out to my car to finish putting on my makeup and decompress for a minute. As I sat there and watched car after car pull up I knew this was going to bigger than the previous two......

When I walked back in we were in full swing. Many people had made us there first stop because we have our coffee cafe were we serve awesome espresso drinks...or could it have been they knew we were serving Shanty’s Signature Mimosas (sparkling wine, OJ and pomegranate seeds) and Ooey, gooey treats made by my friend Pam Waco, especially known for her Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting. Whatever the reason...the action continued the whole day.

Popular Items of the Day

One-of-A-Kind Mittens and Scarves upcycled from old sweaters
Great gift for anyone...$19.95
we have little mini ones for toddlers...$9.95

Twisted Silver Jewelry
My FAVORITE. Once you buy one piece your hooked!

Sock Monkeys
aren't they cute?
We sold out of them but look at the cute Sock Monkey Kit, you can make your own with the original brown sock....brings back memories.

We met so many new people, and were thrilled that so many of our Shanty friends brought groups with them to share in the good times. I’m so thankful to all of you. We had so much fun with you. We sure hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! I would love to hear any comments or suggestions so we can continue to make Who Let the Girls Out all about YOU!

I cannot sign off without a big shout out of thanks to Rushelle, Melanie, and Makenzie, my dear employees and more importantly friends. Thanks to my “employees for the day” Megan, Tiffany, and my mom Kay for helping out so much. I couldn’t do this without you guys!

Mackenzie, Rushelle and Melanie

Tiffany, Me and Megan

Hope to see you all in May...the next Who Let the Girls Out.

If you want to hear more about the event or see more pictures, go to Megan's awsome blog at http://www.studiompdx.blogspot.com/. She's good!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Grab your Passports!!

5 days and counting until Who Let the Girls Out!!  Our third WLTGO is Sat the 7th and starts at 9:00. This is actually when it all began last year.

The Seven Shoppes had an idea to show how banded together we could  make for a well rounded great shoppping expierence for our amazing local community and as a destination spot. We had no idea however that the event would have the turnout it did and how much fun it would be.  I remember getting in my car for just a minute to take it all in. I drove around town....cars we're full of  laughing women usually in multiples (it was definetly a bring your friends event) everywhere. Our town was hopin...I was so proud of our community.

Everyone kept asking "when are you going to do this again?" We thought how could we say next year when that seemed so far away...so we decided we'll do it again in the spring!! With some expierence behind us and more help in the stores we had another great Spring WLTGO.

So here we are! November 7th it happens again.  Some things remain the same...good food and drinks at every store, lots of laughter, all the stores have there best of the best out...Christmas makes it debut. You still grab your passport at your first stop, visit every store and have it punched then turn it in for a fabulous prize. What IS different this time there will be 7 drawings instead of 1. Each of the Seven Shoppes is putting together a  prize from their store. Now I think all the prizes will be pretty great but here is one that I think is extra extra cool. Rivers Edge Treasures prize is going to be a room make over!! They come in and take what you have...even if its something hidden from your garage and renovate your whole room. I just had it done at my house and it was amazing...(thats for a whole other blog...stay tuned)

Gather your friends, jump in the car, and come get your passport to Fabulous Fun!! See you Soon!