September 1

We have have been receiving shipments like crazy!! We love everything (of course, we picked it all!), but I have to tell you that we were especially excited to open up our love the packaging. Also this week T made and covered cushions for the two chairs and bench in the wedding corner. Kudos to […]

Paper, Pencil Cases and Vinyl

Today we met with the rep for Thomas Paul and Austin Press. We had a great time looking through everything and are really excited about some Thomas Paul accessories and beautiful Austin Press stationery we ordered. Here is a peek at some of the Austin Press goodies: Some of the coolest Thomas Paul stuff we […]


Today we received boxes from Pikku and bluepoolroad. Two of my favorites- I just love both of these lines. The design and quality are amazing. Here are some snapshots of pikku– these paper notions are better in person that in pictures. bluepoolroad by Peggy Wong- really beautiful paper and design. Please check out her website […]

Bride’s Seat

Yesterday my brother-in-law Matt helped us pick up some furniture and bring it to the shop (a hearty thanks to him for his help). Probably our favorite furniture purchase so far is this fabulous bench- which will be the very special seat for our very special bridal customers. Still on the list to purchase is […]

The floor is in!

I stopped by the shop this morning to see our new floors! They were installed yesterday and the whole place looks so much better. In case you forgot- here is a reminder of what it looked like before (ie before we tore out the sinks, patched over the door, painted everything and redid the floors): […]


I know, I know- I have been totally neglecting my beloved blog. It’s been a tough 7 days, let me tell ya (in addition to 4 kids home for the summer and starting a business, we moved out of our house for 2 months- don’t ask). I can at least say that while I have […]


We are off and running!! Lots of progress, many great things happening and so much more work to be done- all of which is leaving my head spinning…but we are doing great! We’ve had a few meetings with a great handyman who is going to help us spruce up 7527- he should be starting next […]

paint chip art

First, updates: The point of sale software is finalized and installed on my computer. Phew! Now on to entering all the suppliers and products we can’t wait to get in the store. We have also pretty much decided on and sourced our packaging, another phew! We are meeting with Erika from Delphine today to finalize […]

POS, as in point of sale…

Don’t know about you, but every time I say POS I can’t stop myself from thinking of the not so nice (but often useful) phrase “piece of sh*#” rather than what I am actually talking about, which is point of sale. Anyway, we are currently lost in POS land, trying to figure out which system […]


7527 La Jolla Boulevard #1 La Jolla, CA 92037 such a beautiful address don’t cha think? We officially have a home! Yay! Lease is signed, checks cut, both are sealed and will be delivered tomorrow. Woo Hoo!!!!! July 1 we take possession of the cottage. Here it is again just in case you forgot (although […]