Huge-mongous News

hello all!  hope you are doing well.  A long, long, time ago ( I can still remember how that music used to make me smile... nope... that isn't what I was getting at... ) I wrote a post about driving by this local building and dreaming about having a shop there.  And, my Mr. even did a mock up of how the building would look if I got my wish....



And, this building was quite impractical to become a shop.  So, it was just a little wish and a dream in the back of my mind and on my heart.  So, I opened an etsy shoppe and then some booths.  Then last week, Mr. Hughes orchestrated a way for me to get my own shop.  So while it doesn't look like the above photo, it does look like this!


excuse the really longish, messy bangs... I have a trim on Tuesday!

If you follow me on facebook, this is a few days old news... I got the keys to my own shoppe!!!!!  Can you hear me jumping up and down?!?!  We got them on Thursday (my favorite day!)  I am so excited!  It is sort of sudden, but it couldn't come at a better time.  I am taking on more and more custom painting clients and it is getting cold painting in my garage.  This space has a large back room/ workspace that I will be able to spread out and work on projects (hopefully keeping our home a bit cleaner *wink*)  The Mr. and baby will join me on most days.  We are starting out working Thursday- Sunday and we will take it from there. I am thrilled that I will have the best of both worlds... being a mommy and a shoppe owner.  In fact, the very first thing I purchased is a large kids table for him to play on and entertain our younger visitors.  

In true fashion, we forgot to take photos before the Mr. started ripping out the carpet, so here are some teeny tiny ones from the craigslist listing:


I know, we are terrible!  Hopefully, we can get some more photos of the progress.  We hope to be open fairly soon... November 19th is the projected date, even if it isn't 100% perfect (or my vision of perfect!) 

I want to thank all of my friends... online and offline and my family for believing in me and THIS.  Both of my booths will stay open and I will still be blogging, of course.  These next few weeks I may be a little absent (minded and otherwise!)  It may take me a little bit to get adjusted... time management is something I can become better at... I am pretty easily distracted!

I did finish baby hughes' room for the most part... I am still searching for a good bookshelf.  So, I will post photos of that this week.  Okay, time to get to work!!

bye for now!

33 comments:

  1. What awesome news!!!
    I am new to your blog and I just love it!
    Your style is absolutely fabulous!
    I wish you lots of success in your new business.
    What a wonderful dream to come true!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  2. very exciting. Good luck. Have Fun.

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  3. Exciting news, congratulations xx and good luck xx

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  4. I am so happy for you!! I know your shoppe will be fabulous! Now only if you were closer so I could check it out in person.

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  5. Congrats!! You must be SO excited -- where is your shop?

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  6. I am so excited for you! Good luck, I am sure this will be a "huge-mongous" success!

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  7. Wow! Exciting time for you AND your family. Best of luck in your new adventure. We'll be following the progress on your blog.

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  8. Such exciting news indeed! Congratulations!!!

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  9. The best news! Congratulatons Michelle. I know this shop of yours will be a huge success! Love how you are including a space for the little ones who come to shop with their mothers and for your son as well.

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  10. Well...isn't this just the most exciting news...EVER! (Ok, well besides meeting the man of your dreams and having that little cutie pie.)

    I am so excited! I have someplace to shop when I come your way. (I am thinking the first week in March by the way! I am so excited for you! There is a Snoopy happy dance going on for you over here! ;o)

    Mary

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  11. Best of luck on this new venture.
    I am sure it will be a huge success!

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  12. eeeeeeee!!! how exciting for ya'll!!!! i want to come visit!! i *hope* one day (in the far off future :) to have my own shop, so i LOVE seeing how other people do it!!! www.camilleyanair.blogspot.com

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  13. CONGRATS Michelle ! I had heard this news and came to read for myself. We are thrilled for all three of you guys. Having a "job" that you can experience with the ones you love so very much is simply the best! As in everything you guys have done has been a great success I am certain this will too. Can't wait to see--wishing you the best of luck. Stacey

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  14. Really great news!! You are so talented, and so is the mister. I know the shop will be very successful.
    Sure wish I lived near by...

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  15. SQUEaL!!! so stoked for you Michelle! A HUGE congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Congratulations Michelle! This is so exciting! Hopefully I can come see you soon! I can't wait to see it when you get it full!
    tot

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  17. I am so happy for you! This couldn't happen to a nicer chick! :)

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  18. I am truly so happy for you!!!! I have a similar dream, and I have my eye on a building in my town that I would love to convert to the same scenario you described. My garage is too dark and the winter season is too wet and cold to paint in. (and it's VERY full at the moment) I am so excited to see how this venture goes for you. I've only been doing shows for a year, so I think I have to be patient awhile longer. Congratulations. Thanks for being an inspiration of hope!

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  19. Congratulations! That's awesome news!!! I wish you luck in your new endeavor!!

    ~Erin

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  20. Happy Dance for you all!! How absolutely exciting....kudos to you both for chasing your dreams and making them a reality :)

    XOX

    ps - I must say that I adore your "real" shoppe better than the dream version :) It looks more like you both!

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  21. Yipee!! yeah for you...you soo deserve this, well you already know that, right?? I cannot wait to visit the shoppe, at least virtually if nothing else! muwahhh, congrats!!

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  22. Congratulations! What wonderful news- best of luck!

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  23. Congratulations. What an awesome Dream Come True.

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  24. Wow Michelle, I wish I could pop along to your new shop. When the London branch opens let me know. Well done x

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  25. Awesome news! Congrats to you! And best wishes as you begin this new adventure!!

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  26. Whoot, whoot girl!! oh.my.goodness...so excited for you and your new adventure!

    prairie xo
    kristin

    faded prairie

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  27. Congratulations Michelle! A shop of my own is something I dream of...if I didn't live out in the sticks, lol!
    I'm sure your shop will be wonderful and full of Vintage Junky character! :)

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  28. congratulations! a dream come true!

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  29. That looks amazing. How exciting!!! Congrats and best of luck to you!

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