Sunday, September 26, 2010

Progressing Along!

The Shop is progressing right along!! We have been BUSY, BUSY!! Friday we went to St. Louis to pick up some supplies and fixtures for the shop. Of course, the shelves for our paper were longer than my trunk, so the guys had to do some arranging to get them all in.
But they got it done!! I had faith they would! LOL!
Tiffany and I wanted to check out some Scrap Stores while in St. Louis. This one called Red Lead was AWESOME looking, but unfortunately they were "Out for 10 minutes", and we got tired of waiting. Dave snapped this pic for us!! Can you see the DROOL? LOL!
 Yesterday was a MASSIVE cleaning day! I was DETERMINED to get the shop all cleaned and ready for products yesterday! WOOHOO!! Mission accomplished! Tiff has some painting to work on tomorrow, but for the most part the DEEP CLEAN is complete!!
 The guys got on the roof to check out the pole for our sign which we will be getting!
The front of our Shop! Isn't it PRETTY?
Here is the wall that Tiff painted with the trim around the bigger window area.
The Crop Room Progress:
The cabinets were in the store area and I wanted them in the crop room so we could use them for storage and also house our TOOL area!
Two sinks in a 12' space? NOT ANYMORE!!

Gotta LOVE a MAN with "Scrub the Floor HANDS"!! LOL!
AND Tiffany's BEST PART OF THE DAY was hanging our NEON OPEN Sign! 

Well, that's all the news for now! Today, is staying at home and catching up with things here. This week is CRUNCH week as the store will be open next Saturday! I will try my best to keep you updated this week. Thanks for stopping by and checking out our progress!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


WOOHOO!! I am SO EXCITED!! My dream to open a scrapbook store is FINALLY coming TRUE! (THANKS to my VERY AWESOME Hubby!) I have been a scrapper for a little over 13 years, and most of those have been scrapping on a TIGHT budget! So, my TOP PRIORITY with the store will be to have things VERY REASONABLY priced, so that EVERYONE can preserve their memories for future generations!

The last week has been a WHIRLWIND of activity! We decided to do this after a recent trip to Michael's. My Hubby has been wanting to become a businessman and open "Our OWN" something. LOL! We thought about a Dry-Cleaners, and then a Screen printing shop. SO, when he was following me around Michael's while I was DROOLING over all the "pretties", I said "If you want to open a business, it should be a Scrap Store!". So the wheels started turning and here we are busy trying to get the store up and running by October 2nd, which is the HUGE Apple Festival here is Versailles.

We have named our Business "Memories 2 Embellish, LLC", we are located at 117 W. Jasper. The store is just right off the square, 2 doors down from Emme's Attic and across from The Versailles Leader Statesman. We have rented the building and are busy trying to get it ready.

The building was used for a restaurant. Here are some pics of what we have accomplished so far:

This is the main room, which will be the store. The guys opened up the window.

That's my Son-In-Law, Dave.

This is the old kitchen area, which will be the CROP ROOM!

My Hubby, Sammy and Dave contemplating something!

The WALL is gone!!
The start of the pegboard on the walls in the store.
More Pegboard, on the right side of the store!
Pegboard and the wall between the store and crop room.

New boards on the wall, ready for paint!
Wall all primed and ready for the paint.
Pretty BLUE paint to spruce up the place!

We will be sharing more pics and news of what's going on! Please become a follower and follow us along on our GRAND Adventure! And, I also want to say a HUGE THANKS to Tiffany, (Cinderella) who has been doing LOTS and LOTS of HARD LABOR while I stayed at home with a Sinus Infection!! Love ya', Girlie!! YOU BE THE GRAVY ON THE MASHED TATERS OF LIFE!! LMAO!!