Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thrilling Thursdays

Good Morning,

I am about 40 or so days outside of Christmas Open House...........O My Goodness........... Where has the time gone. This weekend I turn 41...... I still feel 25 or so. Next weekend I am going away to market with my good friend Carol ( Hoping we will find some wicked good buys there. I am looking for some different things for the shop. You know, new and exciting. I want you all to have new things to browse through. Just recently I have discovered about 4 new companies that no one else around me has. I think you will enjoy them as much as I do. You will have to wait until November 7th to see them though, because I like to have enough new things to wow the pants off of ya. hahaha

I would like to take a moment to thank Rebecca for getting me started on this blog. I do enjoy it and I wouldn't have done it if she hadn't been persisitent. Rebecca has her own business, and her own blog
She is a very talented and clever person and I am thankful that she helps design all of my business, stationery, emails, brochures, paper ads, and so much more. If you ever need anything like this done she is the person. She really always comes thru with something new and fresh. Thanks again to her for helping to make Silkweeds a success.

As you can see I still haven't figured out the picture thing. Sometimes it isn't easy to teach a older dog new tricks. Is it Rebecca? :) Here is hoping you have a great day and remember "It's Always Worth The Trip" @ Silkweeds

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fudge Galore

Wow, I think you could take me out and suck the chocolate off of me....................... I know that doesn't sound quite right but for those of you that know know I make our fudge right here in the store. It is the most delicious fudge I have ever had, if I do say so myself. I know, I know, I seem to be showing partiality. haha

Now really, today I have made about 140 lbs. of fudge. I am sure you would like to know what that looks like, well it is 27 - 13X9 pans of fudge in all different flavors and yes, of course we made pumpkin today. This was the week everyone wanted it and I am sorry that it took until today to get it done. We have pumpkin plain and pumpkin chocolate chip. So hurry in because I have to wonder if there will be any left on Sunday when I get back to work.

We are bombarded with even more christmas freight this week. Yuck. It is a good thing it all looks good when we get it together because your so tired of it by that time that if it didn't look good I would just sit down and cry.

Well, I am going to spend the day with my son tomorrow so I will see you on Sunday.
By the way, I ordered some really nice jewelry today, should be here in about 3 weeks.

Hope you all have a great weekend and remember "It''s Always Worth the Trip @Silkweeds"

Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday Again

Wow............. Where did the week go. This time of year I get so caught up in keeping up with the store that there isn't a whole lot of time for all of these other things. Please be patient with me while I try to find a system to incorporate this blog into some sort of a daily routine. :)
Today I have had a couple of boxes of Boyds come in and the new Pilgrim Melon Jar Candles (Soy of course). We are having so many positive comments about the Kristen Candles. Once people try them they are sold on them. They are so much more fragrant than Yankee. I am glad we are getting so many new Candle companies in.

It's that time of year when we start making Pumpkin Fudge, I always love the smell of Pumpkin Fudge. So many people look forward to that. We only make it for about 6-8 weeks in the fall. So it gives everyone something to look forward to. Hopefully by next week.

Looking forward to the yard sale on October 11-12 (Sat. & Sun.) It is loaded with Hot Christmas Buys. Great Gifts at 50 - 75% off retail prices. Hope to see you all there.

Have a great day and remember "It's Always Worth the Trip @ Silkweeds"

Monday, September 8, 2008


That is kind of how I feel this morning. I thought I would take a few minutes to let you know that I know that I am not the only one to feel that way about Mondays every now and then.
This morning I have a zillion things to get done. I have a new curtain display to get filled. I can now hang 15 more curtain designs on top of the 15 that we now have displayed. I am looking forward to getting that filled before I open today. I also have a new order of Boyds bears to get out and I am going to get that done today too. I made a little fudge yesterday but we were busy so it looks like I will be trying to get another batch made today. Sounds busy doesn't it. Now you see why I feel the way I do about Mondays. It is typical though because Monday is payroll day and the day I make out bills in the morning. So I may find some time to write later but lets hope that I get all my work done and maybe I will even get a picture or two up on the blog to show you. I hope you all get outside and enjoy the wonderful fall day. It really is starting to feel like fall.......... and remember " It's Always Worth the Trip" @ Silkweeds.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fall, Christmas, Candles, Stockroom and more

I think the teenagers say OMG............................. That is how I feel this week. I think alot of you know that I have been working alone some to cut back on bills. Well this week I have had to finish the fall displays, check in some christmas items, clean the storage area where we keep the christmas until we need it, price and put out a new candle order plus wait on customers. Tomorrow I will make fudge to get through the weekend. It is nice to be busy but this kind of busy will drive you nuts.

So the fall is done, christmas is well under way and the new candles smell so good. I walked in here this morning at 8 am, with the lights off, it just seems so peaceful that time of day. I was able to get some things accomplished so that makes me feel better about not being so overwhelmed.

I hope you all can find the time to come down and take a stroll through. I love the way the store looks right now. The colors are perfect, warm and inviting. So if you find some extra time come on down, and take a few minutes to enjoy what I sometimes take for granted. (the smells, the look, the whole experience), and remember "It's Always Worth the Trip" @ Silkweeds

Monday, September 1, 2008

School's In Session

Well Ladies, Tomorrow the kids go back to school. After you have your morning coffee, you might just say to yourself, I am going to take a trip to Silkweeds and enjoy the morning by myself. Well, If it 's not quite that easy, you might get to say that in the next coming weeks. At least the kids going back to school sometimes seems like more of a routine, something we can bank on, something solid. So once we all get back into our routines maybe I will be seeing some of you. I do hope that you welcome fall with thoughts of what you would like to do for yourself. In other words, give yourself a break, pat yourself on the back because you are raising good kids and take some time out to do a couple of feel good things just for you. It has been a good day at the store. I marked some things to go out for the fall yardsale (October 10-11) and I even put together a few Christmas trees. It is hard to believe that I am working on Christmas stuff. It's 4:00 and I really need to wait on some customers so I will chat with you all in the morning after I have dropped my son off for his first day of 8th grade and met some of my girlfriends for breakfast at McDonalds. Enjoy the afternoon and remember that "It's Always Worth the Trip" @ Silkweeds
The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.