Friday, September 26, 2008
Today we had what is called a "soft" open meaning we opened the doors to the public but didn't advertise. People were so excited to see the new store they were over heard on cell phones calling friends and family "hey Hobby Lobby is open NOW" *giggles* I can't tell you how proud I felt to be a part of it and see how this one store brought such happiness and excitment to a small community. People were saying things like "I've been waiting forever for ya'll to open a store here" or "I'm so happy you're here" just nice things said by nice people, this is a great community. And I got to be a part of it..
Hopefully soon I'll be back home where I belong but until then know that I am so missing reading everyone's blogs. Have a wonderfully blessed weekend!
Friday, September 19, 2008
And I learned the future of the road teams is short, seems corporate is trying to put together a permanent team based out of OKC that will fly into a Lobby-less town at a moment's notice to put a store together and as I've no interest in relocating or being on the road 10 months of the year, I'm going to just be thankful for this opportunity to see how it all works.
Do you think my sewing machine will remember me?
Hope ya'll have a wonderfully blessed weekend... I have heard a rumor that I may be headed home sometime Thursday or Friday.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
So here's the deal, I'm going to be gone for maybe as few as 6 days and as many as 14 days working straight thru the entire time incredibly long hours, most likely something like 8 am till 8 pm or 7 am till 8 pm or something similiar. The store will be set with merchandise according to the current corporate layout and I'm in charge of my respective dept, fabric and needlework.
I'll stay in a hotel room along with my roommate whom I've never met before, having been matched up according to smoking or as in my case non smoking preferences then our days will be spent work, work, working on putting a new store together. Mucho overtime pay! Pretty exciting but pretty nerve wracking too as I'm a homebody and will miss my family so much! I wish I had a laptop I could take with me but sadly I don't. There is supposed to be a pc at the hotel according to their website so fingers crossed I can keep up to date with all of you although I won't attempt to blog anything during this time.
So this is my temporary farewell post till I return and can update on my grand Hobby Lobby adventure. I'm taking my digi camera so hopefully I can get some tree fluffing pictures and do a tutorial on it. Truly it's simple, so simple you're probably already doing it! I'm so addicted to seeing everyone's projects! *smiles* I'll miss ya'll so much!
If this assignment goes well for me then I may be on the next one scheduled for Spring in the Charleston SC area! I love me some Charleston *smiles* OK my darling crafting diva friends don't forget me while I'm gone and I'll visit ya'll on your blogs as I can *smiles*
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
When I first started working at the Lobby two years ago these tapestry panels were in the clearance bin! Since we had just moved back into our home less than 4 months before I was in desperate need of decorative things that were big, cheap, and in my new colors. This tapestry fit the bill perfectly and I eyed it for several weeks till my payday rolled around and I was able to buy it. A quickie hem job around the edges, a trip to Walmart for a cheap rod and ring clips to hang it. I had wall art! I still love this tapestry...
Then a few days ago I got the call I live for... My boss said I'll make you a deal on the clearance aisle stuff... I quickly grabbed a buggy and off I went... I got three buggies full of stuff and paid less than $10 for it all. My discount applied on top of his incredible deal. I got these three wall keys and was wondering if I should paint them black and hang them on either side of the tapesty? Maybe one on the left side and two on the right staggered? Whaddya think? Opinions anyone?
Please don't look at my scarred up wood floor *sigh* When removing carpeting the renters had destroyed we discovered wood flooring! It's all scarred up and discolored, the carpet had been glued down and I used the most noxious smelling stuff in full protective gear to scrape the old glue off the wood. Hard to believe we owned this house for 14 years before we made this discovery. I guess in a way the renters destruction was a blessing in disguise. Cause I love wood floors even discolored and scarred up. One day we'll refinish them but for now I just live with them as they are. Ooops sorry, where were we? Oh yes, the keys? So what do ya'll think? Paint them? Hang them? Forget them?