I am currently working 7 days a week. Which leaves very little time for me to do anything like, cook, bake, walks, distillery christmas market, etc. I am however extremely flattered and humbled by all the people who come by the store and tell me they read the blog, or tell me they drove down from Markham/up north. Please be patient I have very exciting news coming up and cannot wait to fill you guys in. I am also currently in the process of setting up our online shopping so that ALL of our items can be available for purchasing online. London however is starting to notice my absence. When I get home she will not let me put her down for a second without starting to cry. She will give me hugs and kisses none stop which literally melts my heart each and every time. She won't let anyone put her to sleep but me, but then because she has not seen me all day she tries to stay up. And me being the big softy that I am have to admit I have let me stay up for a few nights past 9:30 - 10PM (normally her bedtime would be 6:30-7pm) The other thing that is happening that breaks my heart is that when she comes to the store during the day she wont want to leave. Once she leaves its always with her full out crying/screaming. I have actually had to close the store down a few times and carry her all the way home as she will not go in the stroller. I almost wonder if she should come to the store or save her the cry? feeling a little confused. I just love seeing her for that short period so much. Being able to hold her kiss her! I am crazy about her!...okay I am going to stop now.
I am proud to say that Macpherson Toy House attended its first media event. It was exciting! Tons of talking, tons of people. Lots of editors, bloggers, and tons of good exposure. Hopefully with a little bit of luck we will be picked up in somebodies holiday gift guide, or t.v segment. I was there from 8am to 7pm, and when I got home I fell asleep right away in my clothes without washing my face or brushing my teeth until 9am the next morning. I didn't realize I was so drained! I woke up to 4 boxes of new merchandise, time to unpack, price, steam, rearrange, and create barcodes! ..... and its only Wednesday :)
YAY! MTH is ready and guess what? My husband didn't leave me.... and my marriage is intact! It has been a long process, and HUGE learning curve. We have literally ordered take out for the last month because I haven't had a minute to cook. Kevin has been so incredible! He has put London to sleep every single night while I work. (FYI creating barcodes one at a time for each item is a tedious process) I had sales my first day and am getting compliments even though I am not 100% happy with the results yet. I feel like it is a work in progress and like we are slowly getting there. I am still waiting for shipments to arrive. I can't wait to show you guys what I have chosen for you. In the mean time you can come by and check out what we have in stock. Please stop by and say hi :)