Friday, August 21, 2009

No place like home!

It's tricky trying to be in two places at the same time, mentally if not physically.... We are having a lovely, albeit hotter-than-Hades time at the shore but honestly I can't wait to get home. I missed the ArtSpace fund raiser at the DogFishHead Tavern (Hmmm, wonder if I won a Prize? And frankly I am not technically savvy enough to work the art show from here with my sporadic wireless coverage.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dueling Sand Castles!

Bob's new "water"leg is serving him in fine stead as we headed down to the Delaware shore with visiting Stifel relatives. The weather is sunny, rainy, stormy, beautiful, hazy, hot & humid. Sounds like DC in August, eh?

I drove down by myself and did a little judicious treasure hunting for the shop. If I am feeling ambitious I might actually get them all tagged before I get home and I can just drive straight to the store and drop off the new batch of vintage goodies. Wait & See!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lots of new goodies in at Stifel & Capra!

I really had visions of the summer of taking time to do strategic planning (even bought the Idiot's Guide to...), take the kids to the pool and stockpile art & crafted items for the 4th quarter. All I have to say is HA! And isn't that spectacular?

I have to figure out how to tell the farmer's market folks how to find us. Maybe I can sweet talk Beth into passing out cards at the Farmer's Market like she did when we first opened. I must say though I am thrilled with our sales through the summer. DC has a reputation as a ghost town so we have all been pleasantly surprised. I sold three paintings this week, Hooray!

I am also plotting and planning on how, when & why to expand our hours. I went to the office today to drop off new merchandise before I head to the beach to see the visiting passel o' in-laws and three sets of people banged on the door. I know we ought to be open on Sunday to catch all the walking traffic but the concept of a 7 day a week schedule seems to be a recipe for a nervous breakdown! I keep reminding myself how far we have come in two years. I really have to pinch myself.

Any opinions on hours in general? I know 10 to 5 works for people with flexible schedules. What would work for you? Tell me-

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