My Dream has come true.
A lot has happened in two months!
I apologize again for being away so long!
Thank you all for understanding!
I also apologize for the length of this post but I must bring you all up to date!
There have been so many issues, but we are finally there!
From making my own business plan.
To the Fire Department finding 25 items on "they're list"!
*(really people!) In a 5 year old building!!!) ..
To building all of my own fixtures.
To learning a new soft ware system.
To having to hire an Architect, (TWICE!!!).
To the sign permits.
To all the permits!
*(Electrical/Change of Occupancy/Fire Department/Sign/Biz & Tax permits)
To all the little details!
We are finally open!
It has been a CRAZY 2 months!
I have also been ordering a lot of items for the boutique.
Loving every minute of it! We are now officially open and taking consignments!
Here are some photos from along the way....
It all Started just before Christmas.
Nicholas came home from college and helped alot with Tyler.
It was a wonderful Christmas....Although we worked so hard to get the store ready....
Soooo PROUD of Nicholas and Tyler!
For all they represent, so handsome, and growing up way too fast.
Poor Nicholas looked like he was starving!
But they both just pitched in there and just did everything I asked of them.
Tyler's HAWKS team won in December at the CYB tourney.
And then he won an MVP on his school Gold Crown Team.
Nicholas is doing great in College.
And for those of you who do not know he is studying to be a Physical Therapist.
My store is located just off Main Street in Parker.
My counter top/Kiosk looked as though it was from the 80's. Not sure.
I painted it with Annie Sloan Old White Chalk paint and Floyd re-wired all the lights.
We spent about 30 hours just on the these cases.
He had to run a power pole to the ceiling to bring electrical to my cash register/computer & printers....
Here are two small signs we have now.
Bonne'Bella was a Yoga studio before with lavender walls ...
I have had a total blast getting to know both the Former and the current (2013) Mrs. Colorado!
Just yesterday I made her 44 pairs of earrings to give to all of the Mrs. Colorado contestants.
I was given two tickets to the 2014 Mrs. Colorado Pageant.
I can't wait to get all dressed up!
Mrs. Colorado has an office on the 2nd floor above my store.
I want to thank everyone who has helped me a long the way.
It is just how I IMAGINED IT!
THIS BLUE PERMIT IF FINALLY GONE!!!!
The one that put us back a month and a half is gone!!!
I am so happy that part is OVER!!!!
Where do I start?
Thank you for making this all happen! For staying up with me over and over and over until 3 am! For building all of my AWESOME fixtures, for your advise, for all of your "IT" WORK! And for making the Fire Department happy and completing they're list of over 25 (YES 25 item LIST!!!) For hiring the architecht twice! For arranging, then me changing my mind a thousand times and then you just re-arrange again @ 3 AM! For also taking care of things at home, and most importantly Tyler! And Nicholas! Thank you for making the chandeliers all happen! They are so gorgeous! Thanks for working sooo hard! And for putting up with all of the girly stuff. I know you had to hate this part! And for celebrating 25 years of marriage. Thank you Floyd.
ANGEL! Thank you for coming so much these past 2 months! You are such a great friend! I can't begin to tell you thank you over and over! You are such a great listener and I have never seen anyone who can keep going like you! (*Except Zoey!) HA HA...Just when I wanted to give up you kept encouraging me! And look now! Bonne'Bell is not totally done, but we have come so far. You always hide from me so I had to dig up this photo from last summer! Girl!!!!
YOU ARE SO GOOD TO ME!
Thank you for this amazing cabinet that you painted and brought to me last week.
You are such an amazing friend!
Your cabinet was just what I needed to put my Lollia inside !
Thank you for all the time you spent on this!
CARMEN and CHRISTINA!
I don't have a photo of either of you!
But THANK YOU both from the bottom of my heart for coming almost every day!
To check on me and cheer me up!
And for all of your help the evening of the Valentine's Day Party!
Thank you Floyd for measuring and taking time to figure it all out and make it so special!
I have had soooo many compliments of these cozy dressing rooms!
And Thank you Janet for selling me your beautiful doors!
Thank you to all my friends, family, and neighbors who stopped by and brought flowers, and sent cards! I am inserting photos as I go, so I am thanking people as I remember and took photos all along....
For all of you who have been following me! The mantle is finally painted!!!!
And now looks like this:
THANK YOU to my two new friends Ali and Connie from Simpler Times Designs.
I OWE BIG TIME! The friends who dropped everything to come and help me!!!
You girls are so awesome & I will repay you soon!
Thank you to my new neighbors at Tranquility Spa. Sarah and her mom Cathy.
You guys reminded me to have fun a long the way.
Thank you to Sarah for joking around with me and wearing tiara's all day at work!
SUE!! Thank you so much for spending several days and for driving all the way up to help me!
I swear I would not have been ready at all and would have pulled out all of my hair if you had not spent that whole day helping me with email lists, and everything else you did! And for helping me the day of the Valentine's day party! I would have gone crazy!!!
I OWE YOU BIG TIME!
NIKKI! And the kids!
Thank you also for coming the day of the party and for everything you did including food prep, setting up the front porch, and for helping me thru that day! It all looked so nice!
I OWE YOU BIG TIME TOO!
Thank you for coming, and for all of your advise and business sense!
You always amaze me! I know I can always count on you Zo! You never let me down.
Thank you for listening all the way, and for your support!
Thank you to everyone! And I am posting at 1:30 AM!
I know I have missed someone!
Thank you all for understanding that I will make some mistakes along the way!
Stay tuned for information on my new Website.
It is supposed to be ready soon.
And also, we will be scheduling our Grand Opening Party and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
I will post the details soon!
XOXO EVERYONE!!THANK YOU ALLL SOOOOO MUCH!