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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!

1 comment:

  1. This is the first and hopefully the last WLTGO I've had to miss!! Looks like it was an incredible day. You truly go ALL OUT and make this event a perfect and amazing shopping, eating, drinking, fun-with-your-friends experience. Can't wait for next time!