1/13/09

Lollygagger






When you count back three fingers on your hand and realize that's how many days it's been since you've left the house, it's time to get in the car with your husband and son and go to your local coffee house and then spend at least 30 minutes in your second favorite flea market.

It's been really fun to be running errands lately, but obviously not in the last three days, and have a sales person ask what I'm making with ALL OF THAT ______(insert crafty material) and mention the new store and have them say, "Oh, the one on Commercial St."

Both our regular and fill in postman have noticed we have had a lot of packages showing up for Red Velvet something or other and looked up our blog and recommended taking advantage of their small business shipping options. Really? That's what I call service!

We're going to have a high of 16 degrees on Thursday. If that isn't worth looking forward to, I don't know what is.

31 comments:

LEXI said...

Lexi from Nixa, MO here. I am DYING to know what flea markets you frequent. I love to go "junking" and don't know where is the best place to go in Spfd. Would LOVE a suggestion or 2! Or 3 or...ya know :)I grew up in West Plains so always did a bit of thrifting there and in Thayer and Hardy,Ark. Sounds like you've been in that neck of the woods too!Really thrilled to live so close to the RV store! How exciting for you all!

Bianca said...

oh my!! i love that picture with you in that hat!! i tlooks so cute on you! i can't wait until feb. 1!! that must be soooo exciting for you! i really love those bows you made!

elizabeth said...

Seventeen degrees is unfathomable to me, coming from Florida!

I don't think I've commented before, so I will say it now: you have some really fantastic stuff. Like most people who read, I hope for all the best with your new business endeavors. I admire your bravery - it's been taking me months upon months just to convince myself to start up an Etsy shop!

Jessie said...

I can't even imagine all of the wonderful things you're creating for the store - what city will it be in exactly? Might be worth a road trip some day!

jen renee said...

oh my goodness, all that prep sounds exciting!! we've totally been snowed in the past few days so i know the feeling. and did you knit the green popcorn/bauble hat?!? soooo cute.

Jenna said...

tomorrow we're looking forward to a high of -50 degrees. yup. not even kidding. -50. ridiculous.
but as an aside, i'm really glad that rva is bringing so much joy to people.

Elsie Flannigan said...

3 days???????
oh my.

Charin said...

Aww :) :)
Rach you better be leaving the house lots this week incase you're snowed in and can't back out of your driveway with that crazy 16 degrees business! ;)

Melody said...

I can't begin to imagine the excitement you all must be feeling about opening the new store. Gosh I'm sure it's probably one of the most exhiliatating experiences ever. I'm so happy to share in your excitement.

BTW, I love that you show pictures of your house un-tidy. It makes me feel like less of a failure and more of the creative type that I am. ;-)

t h a i t r a i t said...

Love the pics of your rooms. It's actually inspiring.

t h a i t r a i t said...

I didn't finish my thought...

It's actually inspiring to see lovely paper strewn about, a scissors on the floor...

You make it all look so exciting!

RachelDenbow said...

Jessie,
We're in Springfield, MO. I know you like vintage so you'll have to come prepared to haul home some treasures!

Enjoli said...

I can't believe those sneaky sneaky postmen taking advantage like that. But on the bright side people know about the store opening -that has to be so gratifying. Congrats...

Cali Girl said...

i love these pictures!

Anna-Karin said...

How exciting with the opening of the new shop!

(and great service from your postmen!)

alittlebitofscrap said...

yikes.. 16 above, no thank you! It finally warmed up here from subzero temps to 26 today, Yay! but with that came snow.. oh well, cant' win 'em all :) Lovely hat.. did you knit it? It looks great on ya.

Rachel said...

You are one busy girl! But this must be so exciting! I know that store is gonna be FULL of cuteness. Stay warm with that upcoming cold weather!

Jessie said...

I am de-lurking to say that I ADORE your blog, I LOVE your home, and I can't WAIT for the store to open so I can come down to see it for myself!

You are such an inspiration to me, and I just wanted to say thanks!

- Jessie in KC @ theluckystoneblog.com

elliebelle said...

Great colors in all of your photos. I love a big mess of art and craft supplies. It's so inspiring. My boyfriend doesn't necessarily think so as I will have millions of things spread out on the counter! haha!

margot said...

hello, i'm margot & i'm newish to reading your blog but i just wanted to say i adore it and your son is so cute!
good luck with the store! you and elsie are my newest idols i think!!!

Kayla Grace said...

I will be in Springfield during March, and I'm really hoping to stop by the store - open or not! It's so exciting to see all of the things you two create and then imagine all of the things that will be in the Red Velvet Store. Awesome!

lizzie said...

okay... i so did not know this lol i have been doing a lil home redecorating and my living room is brown/white/blue/green with splashes of yellow... and then i look and see your cute lil wall with the green and blue! so adorable!
thanks for being awesome inspiration!!!!

Michelle said...

Postal workers rock! Sounds like loads of fun!

Stephanie said...

You look so busy Rachel! I wish I could be there for RVA Store opening so badly! I wish you guys the best in the grand opening! I know it will be a huge success! Save some of those super cute things for me to purchase :). . and hey-if this makes you feel any better its -30 here in Wisconsin!

Erin said...

You have the coffee table I go to Goodwill twice a week looking for! It's really cool that you have friends you can do this with. It's shockingly hard to make friends like that as a grown-up.

♥ Erin

Bri said...

I love your hat, Rachel, and your little guy is so cute.

Sandrine Deleuze said...

How funny are these shots ! I love your creative mess ! Smooches from Belgium ;-)

cara harjes said...

you are so pretty!

Alice Hess said...

Your house is such an inspiration to me. I suddenly want to use far more colour in my home than I previously have. I am moving in a few weeks so I have the perfect opportunity to re-vamp my decor.

My fiance teases me because I could spend days without leaving our house.

I'm also taking you and Elsie's online class!

emily said...

congrats on the shop...that is super exciting!
wish i still lived in KC!

Fine Little Day said...

Love these glimpses.