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back to work & other things…

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend.  My three day weekend was actually an eight day weekend, since I took a week off to recover from the Lucketts Spring Market (and months of work leading up to it!)  I still did computer work...e-mail, blog posts, social media, etc., but I took a break from going into the studio.  I really needed that time to step away and recharge. I had some appointments.  I  (read more …)

styling tips | for retail

I've written several posts about styling over the years, but I've grown a lot and learned a lot along the way and it's probably time for an update.  (I have also received a few comments and e-mails about it lately.) Styling is a broad topic, so I'll break this up into a series.  In my work, I do three kinds of styling - for photography, for the home, and for retail.  They all have similarities,  (read more …)

Lucketts 2016 Recap | part 3

Saturday was the early day of the Lucketts Market, kicking things off at 8:00, so it meant another early morning after a full day Friday.  I also didn't sleep very well the night before.  My mind was swimming with the events of the day and the tasks for the next.  Sometimes it's just hard to shut it off. We drove down to Lucketts and it rained the entire way.  The forecast was so grim, I even  (read more …)

Lucketts 2016 Recap | part 2

Before I continue with the story of Lucketts 2016, let me rewind to one year ago, VIP Day 2015.  We had tons of help lined up, cameras at the ready to capture the frenzy that usually happened when the gates opened.  The anticipation was building as we neared 10:00.  The gates were opened and customers strolled in.  There wasn't a rush at all.  Everyone was relaxed and took their time.  We had a  (read more …)

Lucketts 2016 Recap | part 1

My alarm went off at 5:15 am on Friday morning.  I don't usually do 5:15 am (or anything before 8:30, if I can help it.)  It was like Christmas morning, though.  Your body feels energized instead of groggy.  Exciting things await, so let's get to it. I showered and put on the linen shirt dress and jeans I set out the night before.  I usually wear a t-shirt to Lucketts, but I opted to wear a "real  (read more …)

“it’s like getting off of roller skates”

I'm going to give a full recap of Lucketts once my brain solidifies once again.  It's total mush at the moment. When I was driving home from the market on Friday, I was trying to articulate to my mom how "out of it" I felt after such a full day.  I almost didn't recognize the exit for my house! She came up with a perfect analogy... "It like when you get off of roller skates." I knew exactly  (read more …)

what’s left at Lucketts

It's so sad, but the Lucketts Spring Market has been canceled for Sunday.  There was heavy rain Friday night and it rained off an on all day on Saturday.  The parking fields are covered with mud and standing water, so there is nowhere for customers to park.  Just an FYI for those who were planning to stop by... Day one of the Lucketts Spring Market 2016 is in the books and I am totally  (read more …)

shopping guide & T’was the Night Before Lucketts

This is it!  The official guide to shopping the Miss Mustard Seed booth at the Lucketts Spring Market in 2016.  I wish I had more pictures to share of how everything is laid out, but that just didn't happen this year.  The weather was beautiful today and I could almost hear my booth calling me to come and play, but I had a lot of errands and last minute things to do, so it'll have to wait until  (read more …)