This week we got our first snowfall of the season! They say it is going to be a severe winter – get out the boots and hats and let the fun begin!
We spent much of this week recovering from our weekend in Chicago at the Renegade Holiday Sale. It was a busy couple of days that went by like a flash! This was our third year participating in this show, and it is one of my favorites, hands down. I think it is a combination of the hustle and bustle of the city, the big crowd of shoppers full of holiday spirit, and the close (and cozy!) quarters which forces us to get to know our neighbors real well! For the second year in a row we were placed right next to Nicole from Riproost, which was a fun surprise. She makes the most awesome boxes from reclaimed wood and found materials. I think they are pretty great, and so did everyone else. They were flying off the table!
Our new display set up worked great! For not having a very large booth area we were able to display everything so that our shoppers could see it all up close and personal.
It was non-stop busy the whole time. As always, we loved chatting with everyone who stopped by the booth. If you came by to see us, thanks!
While we were in the big city we made sure to take a little time to stop by Whole Foods. It’s a great store, we don’t have them where we live, but the main reason we went was to see our products on the shelf! Last year at the Renegade Holiday show we were approached by someone from the Whole Foods Corporation who asked if we were interested in putting some of our products in their stores. Fast forward a whole year later, and there they are! I’ll be honest, it was a thrill for us to see them there!
On the drive home from Chicago we had nice long session of talking shop, scheming, dreaming, and planning for the next couple of months. We’ve got lots of work to do!