Thursday, March 31, 2011

We are now on Facebook!

Finally!!! I have been putting off doing a Facebook page because I know I'm not the best at updating things online (hence, this blog and my PictureTrail page).

If you would like to become a fan of Carroll Creek, go to:

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Been here just busy!! Back to business though!

Hi all!! Well... things have been crazy busy here with Halloween at my retail store, and some major home/life decisions as well.

I reopened my retail gift store, Carroll Creek, on August 26th, and it's going SO WELL! I truly missed having my own store and especially decorating. I'm closing down on Nov. 1 & 2 to transform the store into a winter wonderland! Very excited and I'm ready for my Christmas music!!

Happy Holidays!!!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lots of Treasuries!

I'm thrilled to be included in these fabulous Etsy Treasuries!! Do check them out... so much talent out there :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This Summer can end now, thank you... :)

My gosh! This has to be one of the longest, hottest Minnesota Summer's I've experienced in my 8 years of living here. Even when we had our 100 degree stretch of weather a few years back, I don't remember it feeling THIS muggy and miserable ... ever! It's being relentless this year.. close to zero breeze and just UGH! I keep dreaming that one morning (very soon I might add) I'll wake up and it'll be like 40 degrees. ... okay, /rant off... :)

(i imagine that porch has a lovely crisp, COOL breeze... dreaming of that...)

We have been busy working on my new store.. painting, removing the old floral wallpaper that actually brought my almost 5-year old son to tears (because he claims he "loves it" and if it gets taken down all the way then he just "wants to sell mommy's store off"!)... what a hoot he is! We got my Etsy business moved over for the most part, still some crafts to bring over, but not until I get nice storage containers. I can't tell you how EXCITED I am to have my Etsy business OUT of our house!!! It's a huge relief :) I can't wait though to be able to set up the store. VERY antsy! This weekend our landlord is having the floors redone, fingers crossed, then I can start making the magic happen!
I am going on 3 hours sleep. Dizzy. But lots of emails. I'm worried about what they will sound like, I'm trying to read them back before I hit "send" but ya never know! I stayed up late watching some DVR shows, fell asleep around 2:30 and Evan got up at 5:30.. or maybe a little earlier. He fell back sleep around 9ish but I'm still awake.

Will have some pictures of the new store very soonish! Have a wonderful day out there, sure hope it's cooler where you are!

... one of my old teddy bears... will probably be offered for sale at my new store...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Re-Opening my little retail store

My mind has been going crazy lately... swamped with what to do, what not to do... talk about confusing!! Since we were pushed out of our last retail store, which closed in September 2008, we tried selling at an occasional shop and focusing on Internet sales... but always looking around for a new location for the store. There's just not many options around here, so we've been talking about working on our old 1870's granary building (again). The main problems there are 1. mice 2. it smells 3. no bathroom 4. it's quite small and I like to decorate. Oh, 5. spiders. Lots of negatives!! We have an addition on the back of the house that's been a long work in progress, but almost the same size as my last store. SO..... I have talked my hubby into THAT space being my new store. The great thing is it's finally going to push him to get it done!! The best thing is that I can finally utilize everything I have stored in the house again for displays and we'll be able to make some money.

I'll be posting pictures of the "work-in-progress". IF you are a primitive crafter and you're looking for an outlet to sell, let me know!! I'd love to have a few new vendors. Our consignment rates are VERY reasonable and we have a good customer base already. Our tentative re-opening is scheduled for August 19th, 2010. The store name is called "Carroll Creek Primitives & Gifts".

Friday, June 25, 2010

My NEW Selling Blog!

Drumroll, please....................

Check out my *Oh My Buttons Selling Blog*!! (just click on the picture) I'm working on putting up items for sale, but feel free to follow the page and add any comments! Hope you enjoy it :)