Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Atlanta and Dallas.... Here We Come!


Yes, I know I look ROUGH! I literally had two hours of sleep total in two days. We're shipping off our first box of market samples. It looks like I'm yawning more than saying "Halleluia."

Designs coming soon to a store near you!

My view for three days straight.



I know it's been over a month again. I truly wish I had more time to post but things have been wild with business. I know most everyone is crazy during the month of December but I can honestly say mine has nothing to do with the holidays. Especially since I only have 1 of my trees up and it was just completed yesterday. Not to mention that I have only bought one Christmas gift as well. You're the lucky girl, Aunt Kathy!

So I'm feeling ultra guilty for not returning phone calls and e-mails from so many of you. I promise they have not gone un-noticed. I love each of you too! I'm so lucky to have so many people who care about me. Unfortunately, I just don't have the time to tell everyone individually what is going on so I thought a new post may be the best way to let you in on the exciting news....

Heavens no, I am not expecting! No, something much more in line with my personal goals.... to start my own business.

Well, I did that just three short years ago with my friend Jennifer, but now we're taking it to the next level. We've been picked up my rep groups in both Atlanta and Dallas! We'll be showing in permanent showrooms in January at the Atlanta & Dallas Markets. Starting in January, we're going to have sales reps covering the following states.... Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Can you believe that?!?!?!

I honestly have to say we could not have done without the help of so many people. And I wish that I was through with asking for favors from friends and family but I'm afraid they've only begun. There's so much more to share with you all but I don't want to say too much until our attorney (Hubby, hehe) has looked over everything. Oh, It's killing me not to upload the pics of our catalogs, samples, packaging, etc. I hope to show you more after our debut at the Markets.

Merry Merry to you all!

PS- No, I haven't had time to do my own Christmas cards yet. It's just not going to happen. One thing I don't have to stress over. I'm hoping I'll get something done in time for Valentine's!

14 comments:

SAS said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting. I can't wait to see samples!

Katy Agnew said...

Congrats Hillary!! That is such wonderful news... You need to contact my friends that own Jodie Badon in Ridgeland. It's a great shop and has all kinds of great paper! By the way, let me know if you need a rep in the Jackson area. :) I can travel some too! Take care and Merry Christmas!

LT (and Max) said...

how exciting!!! congrats and merry christmas!

Charlie and Jamie Smith said...

YAY - I am so excited and can't wait to carry your ENTIRE line at the Square Cupboard!! I am so proud of yall!!!

The Beidleman's said...

There are several precious stores in Yazoo. They may be interested in your line. I WAS WONDERING what was up with you!!!! Congrats! So proud of you! Keep me posted!

Leah

Anisa said...

congrats, hillcat! so excited for you!

Lauren said...

Congratulations on all the exciting things happening to your business!

Katie & Lu McCrary said...

congratulations, if you ever need help down my way in Columbus, please let me know, I would love to help!
dont worry, my tree doesn't have ornaments yet, somehow I'm rationalizing how pretty it looks with just the white lights......

Anonymous said...

Haha, thats what I was going to ask...have you found all the reps you need?? So happy for you!! Everything in the past has been so, so cute!

Merry Christmas,

Natalie Levanway

Sara said...

Whoop whoop...SO SO excited! Can't wait to be your National Accounts Manager when you become big time which I know that you are going to be! Love you tons and am so very proud of you. And by the way-I'll stay up with you again until I can no longer see straight to help you do whatever it may be to push you further to becoming my famous bestie!!! :)

jgaskin said...

Congrats Hillary! Can't wait to check you out at market!! So proud of you!

The O'Briens said...

Congrats friend! That's great news...Merry Christmas!

Christi said...

That is so freaking exciting! You are a rockstar! Congrats!!! Miss your face!

MollieWalker said...

Yea Hillary! Congratulations! That is so exciting. Have fun at market. Can't wait to hear all about it!