Wednesday, September 26, 2012

k i t c h e n   i s   c o m i n g   t o g e t h e r

I promised to show you the progress on my kitchen this week. I finished sewing the sink skirt, the chalkboard back to the island and some curtains for the door. 

I still need to paint all of the walls {I am trying to decide if I should go blue or green-I think blue}. I also need to touch up all of the baseboards in the entire kitchen, they are looking pretty ratty. 

For the first time in the four years we have lived in this house I like the kitchen. It feels fun and bright. The home is a 1910 victorian farmhouse with really tall ceilings and the bright colors match the style of the home perfectly.

{Camden did this}

This week I have been so busy and I also feel like I have accomplished nothing. Do you have those weeks?

I actually needed this week to get my home in order, pay bills, run, spend time in prayer, give my kids and husband more hugs and I want to get my car cleaned {the last one is random but it needs to be done}.

Last week was a interesting week. I did the most sales I have ever done since selling furniture, but at the same time it was one of the toughest weeks for me in terms of being a businesswoman. I had three big tests.  I won't go into them but I have to say I came out of the week not doubting myself about my talents, how to stay strong in my business policies even if it means losing customers, a truer appreciation for my fellow shopmates, and a great deal of joy in the clients that I have that understand my hardwork.  I am learning that in life I can't win them all but I need to stay true to myself. 
I need to have a thicker skin. There are going to be people who are going to use me, take advantage of me, steal my ideas, and just plan be mean to me. I am learning to understand that their feelings are valid but usually a projection of what is going on in their head and life. 
In all of it I need to stay true to myself. And paint cool stuff :)

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With that....thank you for sticking with me through the learning process of running a business.
{Although I think even if I am doing this for the next 20 years I will still learn new lessons everyday}.