Charlie, Jamie, Jack, and Emmie Smith

Sunday, July 27, 2008

the Grand Opening

Here are some pictures from the Grand Opening. We had a blast and were welcomed so well by the town. Thank you so much to everyone who helped us get to this day and have such an amazing Grand Opening.

China Section

The Good Earth Pottery - Thank you Richie and Carlos for coming and signing!
our tailgate area

our baby section

We have gifts for everyone!

Thank you Aunt Phyllis and Uncle Fred for the beautiful plant!Thank you Mr. Harry, Mrs. Doris, Uncle Jimmy, Aunt Sue, and Seth for this plant. It made the area smell so good!

Sweet Jenn, thank you for the chocolate chip cookies!!

I will post more pictures soon.

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Square Cupboard Ribbon Cutting

Our Ribbon Cutting - July 25, 2008 - 12:00
The mayor of Hernando, Chip Johnson, is to my left.

(I was a little disappointed that the scissors did not actually cut)

We are so excited to be in Hernando and on the square!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Coming Soon!! - Carter Remington Bell

My dear sweet friend, Jill Bell, is about to have her first baby! We are so excited! She and Joel are going to be such great parents!! We are so excited for them and can't wait to meet little Carter. We had a little shower for her Sunday and she got some great gifts. Lots of things that I have no clue what they are for. :)

Congrats Jill and Joel!! We love you!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Our First Window Display

Yesterday, my friend Hillary and I started working on our first window display around 12:30 and did not finish until 7:00. We had a blast displaying our Good Earth Pottery. I cannot wait to start working on the rest of the store. We did take a lunch and milkshake break at the Dip. They make the BEST milkshakes. Erin came up after work and helped with the finishing touches. (She also brought me a much needed Diet Mountain Dew) After we were finished, we stepped outside and enjoyed the 4th of July parade. Let me tell you, this was the cutest thing! Kids from Hernando dressed up in Red, White, and Blue and rode their bikes around the square, babies were pulled in dressed up wagons, and soldiers marched around in between them. It was great! We are so excited to be here!

The window from outside. I am sorry for the bad lighting and glare, but I wanted you to be able to see the whole window!

Thank you Hillary and Erin!! Y'all were so sweet to help us get ready!!! We are excited to be able to carry Hillary and her friend Jennifer's line of stationery and invitations, Address to Impress. They are so cute!

Look at all of our bubble wrap!! :)

More from Carpenter Charlie

This is a picture of the two bookcases Charlie made. You really can't tell how huge they are. 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide!

I am so proud!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Carpenter Charlie

Charlie and I have been out of touch with just about everything unless it revolves around the store. We have been meeting with reps, ordering merchandise (which is my favorite part), taking care of "business things", and creating displays. That's right, Charlie has been building beautiful bookcases and refinishing old hutches, pie safes, tables, etc. We are trying to get everything ready for the big day...July 21 we hope to open, and then the huge event July 26 with good earth. We are so excited!! I want to show off my husband's carpenter skills. I am very proud :) He has made 2 of these - i just only have pictures of the first one. You can check these out in our window display July 4.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


I just wanted to say a big thank you to my mom for giving us weeks of her summer break!! She has helped build, sand, spackle, paint, repaint, and distress our furniture. We could not have done this without her. She has also taught me several more good recipes...I am now up to about 7 that I can do. :) She also helped so much with the move! We would still be living out of boxes if it weren't for her!

Also, a huge thank you to the Smith's - ALL OF THEM. for helping us pack, move, unpack, rearrange, and store merchandise. I could not have done it without their strength :) and patience for all of our boxes of merchandise piled up throughout their house.

Charlie and I love you so much. Thank you!!!

PS-jack has thoroughly enjoyed having his Aunt Annie and Uncle Wally over to visit. He loves company!