Friday, June 27, 2008

Rested and Ready to Make 'em

Thank you everyone for the well wishes and thoughts last week while HillDog, Lulu and I were at Market. Thank you to Chief and Slick for the relief in the booth from time to time! There were only several thousand attendees and only 1,500 of them that we talked to... we handed out samples and information sheets until we were blue in the face... to match our shirts.

Man- to see us we looked pretty good.

There were hundreds of people- you know I am an exaggerator- but this time I am serious- hundreds of people told us they love the Knotty Knotes. We are hoping that from the hundreds of the samples and order forms we have distributed that we will start getting orders...

There were a few orders at market- but "fewer than twenty."

That said- HillDog and I are counting paper right now and have had to reorder paper to make the the orders!!! Yeah!!!

Here you see that sorority sisters are as wonderful as real sisters and that they are there for you whenever you need them!!

Thank you friends and thank you family. I still think we are on a great path, we just need to keep plugging...

I love you all!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

We're ready!!

It has been a long two weeks of going to the warehouse in Dallas and then this week going to the World Trade Center to set up... but I think we are ready!!
We practiced taking an order today and are ready for the real thing tomorrow!!

So you feel like you are here...

this is everything in my car last week.

this is the shelves in the garage getting ready for the trip.

Here are the shelves in Lulu's truck.

Here is part of the booth.

Another part of the booth.

The cute sales people...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


So I have this friend.
I have known her since freshman year of undergrad. She is a lovely tall blond academic with a heart of gold and red lipstick. She is quick with a prayer and quicker with a hug. She knows I have been crazy busy with life- really who isn't- and she sent me the most lovely expression of friendship last week.
She knew that I would be insane with paper this week so she sent flowers last week so I would be able to enjoy them!

Thank you, friend.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Its Crazy!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Slick last Saturday. We had a lovely day of trying to get a few things at the Nordstrom Men's Sale- and the Peep and I were successful in getting a gown for her and shoes for me. Thanks Slick.

Happy Father's Day to Chief, Papa and Slick. Each of you is a wonderful dad and we are blessed to have you in our family.

WARNING: this may be my only post for the week. I am letting you know in advance because I know it is going to be crazy. I have a client tomorrow and setting up THE booth at the WTC Wednesday and Thursday and MARKET STARTS FRIDAY!! We could use a few prayers for people to like the knotes enough to want to sell them in their sores and place orders...

For now:

This Week's List:

1. fancy pizza
2. raspberry jelly
3. birthday blueberry pie
4. playing cards
5. the US Open on Father's Day
6. gardenias
7. foot prints
8. a new box of staples
9. filing everything
10. Barnes and Noble

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lucky 13 Happy List

It's been crazy. I am sorry for the long delay in getting back to you but I have been trying to get Knotty Knotes launched.

Market is next week and there is literally paper all over our house. I feel badly for Slick- he went out of town last week for 4 days and came home to the devastating effects of Hurricane Knotty Knote all over our living room, dining room, kitchen and guest room. Thankfully Market is next week in Dallas so the devastation will be partially cleared out then when I take the "show on the road" as they say.

I don't know who they are, but I think that they say show on the road.

Anyway. I would like to take this moment to thank all five of my loyal readers for their patience and help through this launch. In the form of the Happy List- this week with Lucky 13 items...

1. My Webmaster has been a dream. His lovely assistant wonderful to work with in producing more professional looking photos than I make.
2. The Peep helping with stamping SAMPLE onto the... samples.
3. Hill Dog for helping everywhere- especially in Office Depot yesterday with my $400 purchase.
4. Thank you to Lulu for counting and tying knots and agreeing to be the Boss to my Owner status.
5. Thank you Chief for the sales training- we need to refresh...
6. Thank you to the investors for their money.
7. Thank you to Busia and Papa for the moral support and ribbon cutting.
8. Thank you Gran Gran for coming to help with the sample assembly.
9. Thank you Mayhem friends for the talking through during Mexican Train and Quick books advise.
10. Thank you Duke for the phone calls and e-mails of encouragement.
11. Thank you Cooking Momma for the hugs and Diet Coke breaks.
12. Thank you Big Daddy for the phone installation.
13. Thank you Slick for picking up the slack around the house and coking lots of dinners.