Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Getting Kids involved in Skip To My Room

We are setting up our shop in The Dalles, OR. It's been really hot the past two weeks, stretching the dial over 100 degrees. Working indoors is a nice break.  The kids are involved in helping set up the store.  I love being in a place where I can bring my kids into my work and play.  I loved this picture of everyone doing their part. Here they are wiping down the ledge before we start laying product out. I love Ethan off to the left, "taking a break." More furniture arrives in a week and I am so excited.

In other news here are the new business cards for the store.  My day job is working as a business consultant in brand and marketing. It's always fun to be able to design my own stuff and work on it.

 As I am working in my office I am listening to the new Jason Mraz album called "Yes!" From the consulting side of things I am working on his account in the online space. Giving him a little plug to go and listen here: YES! on Spotify.

Today is crazy busy in getting the finer details of the shop moving forward as I set up utilities, transfer insurance location, and all that good stuff. Thanks for coming along the Skip To My Room journey. Be sure to connect with me in all of my spaces and places online.

@skiptomyroom is a good start. Wave hello.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Story Continues for Skip To My Room

Today I got the keys to a new little boutique. I feel 26 all over again. I started Skip To My Room when I was 26 years old.  Then circumstances closed that store many years ago.  I loved those days, years ago of my young kids hanging out in the shop, learning to work, and helping care for the store. Those days long gone.  New days are ahead.

I have always kept my toes dipped into the kids room design gig. I started a webstore called Hung Out To Buy and then had a small shop in NW Portland. Now living in the The Dalles, with inventory begging to come out of hiding I found this cute little location. "Skip To My Room" has been on the tip of my tongue all week.  I looked under a name registry and it was available so I grabbed it. I decided I wanted to go back to the very thing that launched a very blessed career.   A few years back I started this blog. I had a Facebook page. The name was available on all the Social Media platforms I like to frequent.

 Tonight I just had to take some things over. So I decided to fill the first window. This display will change over a 100 times in the next year. For now it was a few things I could get my hands on. The story continues for Skip To My Room.  A change that I felt I wanted to make. That window is not even near being completed, but the hour was late and I had to leave. It's going to get better as all the product comes over. I am so blessed and grateful for this location, for this lovely community of The Dalles, OR.