Well...it's been a long while again since a post!
We have been moving ALL of our 10,000+ items into our new, bigger location!! We started on Monday, July 13 starting packing with my mom, grandma and my brother. We had all of the embellishments, etc packed up and ready to move by 4PM on Monday.
Around 4PM on Monday, we had 10 AWESOME ladies come over and volunteer to help move our boxes and boxes of inventory. These girls worked hard, and we had about 80% of our inventory into our new location on Monday night at 8. Of course we stopped for a while to have some pizza for dinner, but they really worked hard, and I SOOOO appreciate all of the work they put in!
Starting on Tuesday, we started putting away papers and embellishments on the walls, on our fixtures my hubby built, and on Friday we pretty much had everything put where we wanted it.
On Saturday, we went away to Kansas City for a few days of rest and relaxation with my entire family. We went to a Royals baseball game, we spent some time at Oceans of Fun, and Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, and headed back on Wednesday.
Thursday and Friday were spent packing up and setting up the checkout counter, office computers, etc. On Saturday the finishing touches were put on the front window display, and other displays throughout the store.
Today we opened at 10AM and we have been pleasantly surprised by the reaction of shoppers today! We have a few things left to finish up in the classroom/workshop room and a few other fun things to finish up, but we're up and running today!
I will get some pictures and video up to the blog shortly, so you online shoppers can see what it looks like now!