Sunday, August 1, 2010

Dog Days of Summer




It's August, and the dog days of summer are here. It's hot, it's muggy, you've done most everything. I think a pick-me-up is in order. One lucky person will win 2 months of Fibers du Jour, our monthly subscription program.

How to Enter: go to our etsy shop OR our website. Come back here and tell me one item that you love!

Bonuses:
*Follow my blog & receive 1 extra entry! Please leave 1 separate comment for the follow*
*Become a Facebook fan & receive 1 extra entry. Please leave 1 separate comment for the fanning*
*Tweet about this giveaway (include @beckandcallgirl), receive 2 extra entries! Please leave 2 separate comments for the tweet*
**Mention this giveaway on your blog & receive 3 extra entries! Please leave 3 separate comments for the blog post. Blog post/link must be active when I do the drawing**

Must be 18 years of age & international visitors are welcome to participate in this giveaway. Ends 8/31/10. Good luck and thanks for visiting!

Please leave some way to contact you for winning notification purposes!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me




This is part 3 of an ongoing series of opening an independent store.

You will have to fold shirts every. single. day. However, a flip-folder makes the task almost enjoyable. Almost.

A 115 year old building has issues. Even if it is newly remodeled. Haha. In reality, our building (built in 1896) is awesome and the issues are really minor - like the door blows open if the wind blows north.

As the owner of a neighbor business commented the other day - Having a business is like having a second house. Which you have to clean every day. Bah.


Our neighbors at Tame Magazine bring dogs to work. Lots of them.

So, you can go over there and get your pet fix. This is their newest foster. Can you stand it? Cuteness overload!!!

If, perchance, you're interested in adopting him:

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/16715280


You will meet totally awesome people. The area where our store is (C-Street in Springfield, MO) is a tight-knit artsy/creative community with quite the cast of characters. Plus, we have the best customers and the greatest artisans that we carry.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I Wanted to Meet New People...




This is part 2 of an ongoing series of opening an independent store.

I've been spending all my spare time at the store, trying to get ready for the opening. Yesterday, I had a lot of other stuff to get done, so I didn't go down to the store.

I decided to stop by in the afternoon, and what did I see? A fire truck and two firefighters looking in my windows. My heart sank for a minute, before I realized that if it was anything serious, there'd be more than one truck. Turns out, they were just checking buildings and did an impromptu inspection on our place.

Today I was expecting packages, so I went down early. We have 2 hour parking AND a no parking zone in front, neither of which are enforced. I parked my car, and was looking out the windows and guess what? There's a cop placing a ticket on my windshield! GAH! I went out and talked to them; apparently they're trying to do some enforcement. Yay for being a guinea pig, and yeah, it's my fault for parking where I shouldn't have been. The officer was super nice (as are most of the first responders in town) and even gave me tips to fight it!

In the end though, I'll just pay it and chalk it up to a lesson learned.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Guess I'm A Shopgirl


I've wanted to open a store for awhile. I planned to do it about 4 years ago, and due to other circumstances, the time just wasn't right.

Well, the time is right. Right now. I'm opening a store! YAY!!!

We're carrying Artisan Handmade Goods + Fine Craft Supplies. If you're interested in finding out more, hop over here.

And special thanks to Earmark for designing the great logos!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's My Birthday!

It's my birthday! February 3rd, to be exact, so send all gifts to....what? Oh, YOU want presents? Okay, I can do that! Alright, one lucky person will win a $15 gift certificate to ScrapScrap.

How to Enter: go to our etsy shop OR our website. Come back here and tell me one item that you love!

Bonuses:
*Follow my blog & receive 1 extra entry! Please leave 1 separate comment for the follow*
*Tweet about this giveaway (include @beckandcallgirl), receive 2 extra entries! Please leave 2 separate comments for the tweet*
**Mention this giveaway on your blog & receive 3 extra entries! Please leave 3 separate comments for the blog post. Blog post/link must be active when I do the drawing**

Must be 18 years of age & international visitors are welcome to participate in this giveaway. Ends 2/28/10. Good luck and thanks for visiting!

Please leave some way to contact you for winning notification purposes!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's Giveaway Time!


I'm kicking the New Year off right! How's that, you ask? By giving away a 5-pack of our new Handpainted Wool Floss in 5 yard skeins.

How to Enter: go to our etsy shop OR our website. Come back here and let me know which colors you'd like to see us add! That's it!

Bonuses:
*Follow my blog & receive 1 extra entry! Please leave 1 separate comment for the follow*
*Tweet about this giveaway (include @beckandcallgirl), receive 2 extra entries! Please leave 2 separate comments for the tweet*
**Mention this giveaway on your blog & receive 3 extra entries! Please leave 3 separate comments for the blog post**

Must be 18 years of age & international visitors are welcome to participate in this giveaway. Ends 1/31/09. Good luck and thanks for visiting!

Please leave some way to contact you for winning notification purposes!