Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oh, what a week...and a big, exciting announcement!

I feel as if I'm cleaning up the
aftermath of a storm in my house!
I am grateful for all the help
I've received from my family
and the support of my friends!

First, I have to say, I absolutely am 
loving what I'm doing. I love meeting
new people, I love sharing Annie Sloan
Chalk Paint with them, and I am so 
happy to be back "designing" again!

Last Sunday was my first Annie
Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop... 

A special thank you to these four
wonderful ladies who came to learn 
and left with confidence to tackle 
their projects!  Also, a shout out to
my awesome stockist, Vicki, for
guiding me through it and for
being so good at what she does!

This weekend was so fantastic!
My daughter and I enjoyed spending 
a beautiful Saturday morning at the 
Green Valley Certified Farmer's Market!
If you haven't been, you are missing out...
Kettle Korn, amazing lavender wreaths
from Girl on the Hill (WOW, they are
beautiful!), olive oil, and so much more!  
Sure beats the State Fair (I apologize to the "fried
foodies" out there!)  We even enjoyed
delicious pastries from Pure Grain Bakery
two "doors" down.  Next to me was 
Boutique Vintage 72, we couldn't help
but buy a few baubles from her!  Jen is
SO talented!  I even got to try out my
new "Square" that swipes credit cards!

Here are a few shots of our SOLD items from the Market!

We'll be back mixing it up there again on Saturday
from 9 to 1.

In other big, VERY exciting news:

As of today,
Not Too Shabby in Historic Folsom 
is now partnering up with 
Patina Decorative Finishes and carrying
ALL 24 Annie Sloan Chalk Paint 
colors and Wax you are dreaming of.
There are wax brushes, Hand Painted
Color Cards, Quick and Easy Paint
Transformations Books ALL that you 
can touch and see in front of you, 
no longer just on your computer screen!

When I step in the door of Not Too Shabby
I feel like I've found a lil' piece of heaven on 
earth!  Kudos to the talented Bobbi Eddy and 
five other fantastic women that make
Not Too Shabby a perfect place
to stock Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! I'm 
so happy to be a part of it all!

You can find this amazing store
AND hours right here:

Now, you don't have to wait on shipping
to get your favorite Chalk Paint...

There are even a few samples
jars there if you want to try it out!

What a fantastic way to finish off my weekend!
Have a blessed week, I'm off to pass out!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Our NEW Farmer's Market

I'm so excited to say I found out today
that I was one of six "artisan" vendors to
be approved to have a booth at the 
NEW Green Valley Certified
Farmer's Market.  They were excited
about what I do with upcycling and that
just made my DAY!  

I'm so ecstatic!

Between hosting my first Annie Sloan 
Chalk Paint workshop on Sunday and
having this new opportunity, which I will 
do every Saturday from 9 -1 through
August, I am going to be one busy 
chica.  I will have a very happy husband
to see the entire two sides of my 3 car 
garage cleared out for once.  It is 

I've been doing some fun "junquing" in 
Napa this week and American Canyon.
I made a new friend, the owner of a thrift
shop, as we wheeled and dealed and I stuffed
things in every last place I could.  I dug
through the back of his shop (OH boy,
the things I found), all the while praying
that I would NOT have a snake sighting.

And I've got SHUTTERS.  Lots of 'em.

Some will be Greek Blue, some will be
Arles, maybe a few Antibes Green.
I hope they go to a good home!

I may not sleep this entire week because
I have so much to do!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lots of goings on...

I've had a wonderful, but super busy week, it's not always easy with the addition of three kids hanging around, needing rides, etc.  I traveled around today and did some "junquing" are a few of my finds!  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Louis Blue + Old Ochre mixed up makes a beautiful blue/grey...upcycling below!!

I swear, you can paint Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
on any finish!

This is Greek Blue. 
I have big plans for this chair to be a part
of something really exciting for me in August.

Announcement coming soon!