I have been working very hard lately trying to get these binders ready in time for back to school. This is a view of the display looking out of the store.
This is the display looking into the store. I love merchandising and building displays.
The store is so small it can be my biggest frustration.......and it can be a blessing. I imagined making a banner to go above the product. Since I am in a resort area.....I did not want it to scream BACK TO SCHOOL.....but, I did want it to say something. So, this morning I found these great printables! I was so excited...I would use my red, white and blue twine. I made the banners.....and they are.....well.....not what I expected. So, I have already spent much too much time on this. Making the product....pricing it.....displaying it....I will just have to Let it Be. The lessons I have been learning in life lately seem to be sometimes you just have to Let it be. Glen and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary on Tuesday. We were able to celebrate in Atlantic City....we closed the store a little early. We left a sign and rushed back so we could open at a reasonable time on Wednesday. I came into the store to close at 6 pm. My first customer said......"I was here yesterday and saw your sign"....."uh-oh" I thought. She said "Happy Anniversary" I said Thank you and was very apologetic for not being here and really appreciated that she came back. She bought a Let it Be bag......when I could hear the music playing in Convention Hall .......Let it Be was playing...I went to look for her, because I thought that was so cool. I just thought to myself......here it is again another affirmation......everything is alright. This is a business, but sometimes you just have to put yourselves first.