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.
How adorable does London look today? I got these overalls for her at H&M for $29.99. They had so many cute things I was like OMG!!!
I am not going to lie to you, I have a little bit of a shoe problem when it comes to London and I. I have issues. I can't stop. Am I creating a little monster in my daughter? She literally copies every little thing I do. Hey, at least we look cute!
Thank you November, for being so good to us this year! We had the most perfect fall weather. Sunny with just the perfect amount of coolness, and can we talk about the leaves, the fall colours? Do you ever look at the floor and see a perfect maple leaf?
On the same token, it is a little crazy how warm it has been. Vancouver who is supposed to be mild this time of year is apparently freezing. Global warming? Maybe now would be a good time to watch Leonardo DiCaprio's new documentary. Either way, lets enjoy this weather as I don't think it will last much longer.
I got Kevin to pick me up an hour early from work, and we decided to take London down to the Royal winter fair. I was in heaven hanging out with my cute little family (heart explosion). London got to see horses, cows, pigs, chickens, and bunnies. She kept pointing at all the animals with a huge grin on her face. Watching her experience things for the first time is such an incredible moment for me. Feeling her grab me tighter when she is scared, or letting go of me when she is feeling confident. She got to feed some goats, and alpacas. Watching Kevin and her hold hands, or kiss melts my heart every single time. We walked around, found a cute antique booth. We got to try a hot apple dumpling for our first time, and it was amazing! Warm, sweet, and gooey. When we finally found the food court we had pirogies, a burger, and potato pancakes. Kevin was sitting across from us and he kept giggling, turns out London's face was covered in sour cream!! On the way out she picked out a little hedgehog stuffed animal. She loves stuffed animals! By the time we got home London had fallen asleep in the car, she must have been tired from all the walking. Her little legs can only walk so fast, but she manages to keep up! These are the type of days I live for, memories that will last a life time. xx
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 :)
Our first look book is complete!! I am happy to say thank God this week is over! What a stressful experience. I never thought 12 pictures, and 12 little descriptions would be so difficult. Anybody who has said this is easy has obviously never done it. This is all very new to me. I am however, extremely happy with the way it came out (thank you Tony Smith!). It was hard narrowing it down to only 12 items as I have hand picked everything myself. Every piece is special. Every piece in our store in handmade, and has a heirloom quality about it. Our items are meant to last, meant to be passed on from generation to generation. The whole concept of our store is to stay away from anything that is mass produced, plastic, and yes things that are made in China. I have made a conscious effort to support local talent and carry as many things as I can that are made in Canada. There is a link to our look book at the bottom of our website or you can click right here. Please have a look and let me know what you guys think. It is perfect for the holidays!
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 :)