Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Store Update, a Card and friends ..........


Notice anything ??? My drop ceiling and lights are done !! YIPPEE ! Right now the electric is running off my temporary pole but we PASSED inspection today and so the electric company will make the final connection on Friday morning. Then my HEAT and Air can be turned on. Leaning against the wall is the slat board waiting to be installed. We are going to clean the floor and put another seal coat on it and then the base molding goes down.

Larry and I spent all day Sunday measuring and marking out for the slat wall installation. I could not decide where on the wall I wanted this piece without envisioning my checkout counter so I took some extra pieces of ceiling grid and marked it out to decide where it would be then centered my board over the back counter. My husband thought this was hilarious because when he needed me I would walk to the end and go out as if the counter were really there. I am the one though that hands newspaper on the wall to decide where to hand pictures before I put nails in the wall. This is the back left wall near where the classroom will be. There of 4 pieces of slat wall here. We still have to trim it out around the edges and I have some touch up to do since these were purchased second hand.
This is coming in the front door and to the right. (The left hand wall mirrors this one)

We finally had the bathroom fixtures installed today as well. We still have a lot of work to do in here but I am excited to see things moving. We still have to install the handicap rails and the mirror. Then I have to put all the "dress up" things in here. Again the base molding have to be installed after we seal the floor again.



I had this installed in the back storage area for washing out paint brushes, mops and such. I think I will get a lot of use out of this area.


Just one of the many boxes taking over my living room. This is a new shipment of Stickles (Distressed and Glitz) and embossing powders from Ranger.

And finally, a card ! I have recived so much and haven't had time to play with any of it. My dear friend Monica came down last weekend and we played with some of the new nesties. I made this card with the curved rectangles, some PTI cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Chemistry paper, Theresa Collins Crush Chipboard and Martha Stewart ribbon. Those are only a few of the things laying around in some of the boxes.


Since I a mentioned Monica above I would like to take this opportunity to say a public Thank You to her. Not only has she become my best friend whom I will cherish forever but she has given so much of her time to help me to achieve my dream. She drives over 30 miles every other weekend to spend a Saturday or Sunday with me and helps me with anything I need. She allows me to boss her around and puts up with anything and everything I throw her way. Just last weekend she helped Larry and I move all this slat board up to the store. She has helped me to get orders completed, brainstormed with me and so much more. Even though we are "ages" apart (haha) we seemed to have known one another for years and conversation flows so freely. I love this girl to death and am so blessed that our lives crossed paths. I do not know if I would have made it thorugh all this construction and such with out her shoulder to lean and cry on. She is a true friend, a priceless asset in my life. I love her kids, they call Larry and I "grandpa and grandma" (I told you there are "ages" between us) and her husband is tops for watching the kids and giving us out "play dates". Monica is a very talented young lady but is very shy about this. She will go far in life because she is so genuine, what you see is what you get. Thank you Monica, my best friend, for always being there for me and for being a part of my life.

" To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world"

I have met so many wonderful people that have entered my life and who give me constant support and encouragement, Niki, Katy, Mary, Alice, Julie, Beth, Michele, Kacey, Tracy, Claire, Wanda and many many more. I can never begin to repay you for your kindness and friendship but know that I will cherich you forever. If I missed or left out someones name, know that it was not intentional but due to a lack of sleep.

18 comments:

Monica said...

1st let me just say SHAME ON YOU for posting that icky picture! LoL Your so lucky I lost all my pics on the computer! LMBO

Ok now on a serious note... I deeply appreciate your kind words about me and our friendship! You had me teared up girl and you know that I will do anything in my power to help if you need me EVER! I appreciate our friendship more then you will EVER EVER know Beverly! And I am so glad that I am able to walk along your New Journey with you and I wish you nothing more then the ABSOLTE BEST SUCCESS with the Store! I know what you and Larry have put into it and I know how passionate you are about it!

Though we are ages apart you remain close in my heart!!

((((Big Ol Teary Hugs))))
Monica

Babies- Beth said...

ok you guys, I wish I was there! Bev, I love the pictures! Esp the pictures of boxes that have toys n them that need to be put away!! What a dream job for me!

IamDerby said...

Oh Bev, this whole post made me all teary. What a dear friend you have in Monica. And your dream is so very close at hand! I can not wait to see pictures of your store open and full of customers! What a day it will be!

sharon in central fl said...

You're getting there, Bev! It's going to be fabulous! And what a sweet note to your friend Monica.

Katie Renz said...

Oh geeze, you guys are so mushy, but in all honesty, its amazing to have a friend like that in your life!!

The store is looking like a "real" store. I can't wait to go shopping!

BTW, did you ever do a "ribbon" ceremony? I don't know the true and accurate timing of such a thing, but if you haven't, you should before you open the doors. Just make sure you use Tim Holtz scissors to cut the May Arts ribbon or maybe even a paper cutter (lol).

xoxo

Scrapping Julie said...

WOW Bev, the store is looking truely amazing. I am so excited to
see it in person. You are truely blessed to have a friend like Monica! but you know that.
Hi Monica!! I hope to meet you too when I come out to Dover.

Mary K said...

Beverly, you are truly blessed to have such a good friend in Monica and I'm sure she feels the same way about you.

You are such a sweetheart--I am glad to have "met" you online. I doubt I'm the only one who wishes I was closer to help you out too. Instead, I'll just keep sending out good thoughts and wishes in your direction.

Kacey Elliott said...

OMG - the store is looking amazing! I love the color on the walls, it looks vaguely familiar (I have it all over my house!). What a beautiful tribute to Monica - I haven't "met" her *wink*, but she sounds like a true gift. You brought tears to my eyes - she is lucky to have you too :-) You're almost there! I agree with Katie - you have to have ribbon cutting, this is momentous!

Claire Brennan said...

This is getting soo close - I feel so excited - I can't hep wondering whether I'll ever get to visit!! I am so glad Monica is such a good help to you, she sounds like a true star - and that's not an icky pic Monica - you look lovely. - I've been feeling a bit wick that I can't do anything practical for you Bev but I am so excited for you - Good luck!!!!

Niki Estes said...

Bev, I can't believe how close you are getting! It's so exciting! Monica is such a sweetie and it's so neat how close you two have become. Wish I could be there, too!

Kacey Elliott said...

Hey Bev! I just saw hese cutie pens that Keri Sereika made on her blog today and I thought how fab they would be for your front desk (cash register area). Go check them out... http://pinklemonade.typepad.com/my_weblog/

sarita said...

when i first clicked on your blog today i said - out loud - a ceiling AND lights!!!! how exciting for you - and for us to get to watch your dream take shape...congrats!!

Steph said...

Wow! The store looks fabulous! I can't even begin to tell you how much I wish I was there to help you unpack, sort, and display everything. I LOVE space planning and organization so working with crafts supplies would be dream. I am so happy for you and excited to see the progress of your dream becoming a reality. Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

HOW ABSOLUTELY WONDERFULLY EXCITING!!! I am so happy for you!!! What a great adventure!

Charlene Austin said...

Oh, it's looking so good missy! I can't stop wishing I was there to shop....I mean help. heehee.

Jennifer Holmes said...

Wow, it looks SO good! I would love to come visit and shop, shop, shop! Too bad I'm not closer, but there's always the internet! Thanks for the update and keep 'em comin'!

Anonymous said...

No, No, No, ......Don't you dare give that job of unpacking to "Babies-Beth" because that is MY dream job. I only wish Nebraska was a little closer. It is so refreshing to see your dream come true, but you must take care of YOU, so that you get to enjoy it. Enjoying the pictures, and believe me, in five years when you look at them, you won't believe it. Congratulations and Best of Luck!!
Linda Slattery
ls4@windstream.net
Plattsmouth, NE

whoistracy said...

Oh Bev, I'm so glad the store is coming along! The floor looks amazing. I can't wait to see photos when it's finished- won't be long now!