there is a Santa Claus it is possible to make ten signs in one day.
It all started with a cup of eggnog chai coffee. “Ew” you say? I knew you’d say that! Nobody likes eggnog except me. So there are NO coffee shops in my town. Well, there is one. It is called “Café Liquid” AND.IT.ROCKS. If you’re ever in Niceville, Florida, stop in! I never dared to go in until a friend invited me…everyone knows the way to my heart is through coffee.
Wow, total digression. I apologize. I find courage in numbers. Since I had my friend by my side I decided to ask her if she would run across the street to check out another store I’ve always wanted to go to, but never dared to. As we risked our lives to run across the street, with the wind in my locks, I knew this would be a glorious day. It already rocked since my friend surprised me by paying for my amazing egg nog coffee and a kick arse sandwich. I also scored some top secret items to make signs on (another post, probably not for a while since I blog less now)………
I had muttered to myself (so I thought) “I could make this.” Apparently it wasn’t to myself. The owner of the store heard me (wow I talk LOUDLY to myself, don’t I?) She asked me if I made pallet signs. Um, yes, by golly I do! She asked to see some, so I showed her some on my mobile device. She asked me what my wholesale price was. Folks, lemme tell you. You could hear crickets chirping in the field of Kansas. “My whole-what?” Is what I believe my response was. Jeez…just giving myself away that I’m a total newbie at franchising my signs!
She saw this and said, “well, just go home and figure it out and let me know.” PHEW!! I was off the hook. I figured it with a frantic call to Big Bear and my friend and between the three of us we decided what I would “wholesale” them for.
We agreed to start with ten signs. Ready, set, go!
I got Big Bear to help me since that’s a big order for me! It was like an assembly line in my
workshop garage. I usually have one or two custom pallet signs I’m doing and the rest are just what I want to do. So I had the wood already cut. I handed it to him, he sanded, I inspected and told him to do it again, I stained or painted and set aside to dry. Next, I’m off to go get L’il Bear at school. I came back and the paint was dry, so I painted on my second coat of paint. Go get son a snack and drink. Sand again as fast as you can because if you take your time you will get interrupted by some nonsensical über important request. Paint the inspirational words on each sign and let dry.
Ok, so I consider them done when the sawtooth hanger is on the back and my logo is imprinted on the back. So technically I didn’t finish them according to my standards. I did make them all in one day. On day two I put the sawtooth hangers on the back, do some touch-ups and seal them with a kiss! Yes, sometimes I do kiss my signs for good luck
Mission Accomplished! Wholesale Adventure #1 Complete
Tomorrow the goods will be delivered and I will smile happily as I risk my life again to cross the street and get another eggnog chai coffee! This is my life…another adventure in Goldilox’s picnic basket!
Have you ever made 10 of anything (besides cookies, muffins, etc.?) What was it? I’m not even tired from it! I’m exhilarated because it’s to have TEN of my signs in somebody else’s cute shop!
To see the other signs and furniture I make, please feel free to look at my cute lil sign shop LoxiGold Decor on Etsy! I’m starting to make Christmas signs and I’m sooo excited!! I love me some Christmas!!