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Just go with it!

Posted by Robin Abel on

It's funny watching people decide what they want.  With so many choices in our lives, somehow we second guess and over think what the "right" answer is.  With a store filled with a variety of items with numerous choices, I have a unique vantage point of watching the decision making process.  Bowl cozies with different fabric, handmade mugs with different designs from Robyn's Nest and 2 Pears Pottery, unique jelly from Batch and Jarred... the list goes one.  People come in, think about their kitchen, think about what they want, ask the person next to them, ask me... it's quite...

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Quick and Easy Holiday Entertaining

Posted by Robin Abel on

Holidays are crazy.  There's so much to do and everything has to be perfect... so we think.  Sometimes "perfection" doesn't need to be hand made but simply a way that you enjoy the holiday.  Someone just came into the store asking for a suggestion of where to order cookie trays.  She said, "I love cookies.  Hate to make them.  So I buy them."  Brilliant woman.  Certainly my lightbulb moment for the day. Entertaining, whether it be for your boss or simply your family (you can decided which is easier), is one more thing that makes us crazy.  Cooking can put people over the...

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Come sample our breakfast

Posted by Robin Abel on

People ask if I've owned a retail store before.  Nope.  Do you make any of the food in your store?  Nope.  Did your previous career move you into this direction?  Ah, not so much.  Yes, it is a mystery why this former children's ministry/women's ministry/leadership trainer turned local product store owner. Let me solve the puzzle for you. I never had any intention of working for churches.  Before that, I was actually an event planner with a marketing background.  Yes, I have worked in retail stores for years which is how I paid for gas and food for a while.  But I...

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