Saturday, June 25, 2011

Take some time to smell the Flowers

Some pictures of our flowers here at the Brickhouse.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dream on

~~ Dreams are like the paints of a great artist. Your dreams are your paints, the world is your canvas. Believing, is the brush that converts your dreams into a masterpiece of reality.~~

I am such a dreamer. I have dreams filled with so many (too many!) ideas of what I want to do with our Shop. But reality has sunk in and I am finding out I can't do everything that I dream of doing. So it is time to regroup and just focus on the things that I can do now and hopefully work some of my ideas/dreams into my crazy busy life. I tend to want to do EVERYTHING but that is not possible. SO I have decided to take baby steps with my ideas and just focus on one or two of my ideas and get those off the ground and then focus on one or two more and so on. There is an old saying "Eyes are bigger than your stomach"....WELL my dreams are bigger than my I will keep on dreaming but I will take my dreams one at a time.

One thing that I am focusing more on is our BRICKHOUSE TARTS/MELTS. I look back on when I first started making the was a real learning experience on how to get the best scented tarts. According to our loyal customers I am proud to say I think I finally mastered that. Now I am working on creating our own custom blends..what fun! Working on our Brickhouse Tarts will be the dream/idea that I will focus a lot of my time on for our Shop.

My Dream notebook is overflowing with ideas and I will continue to add more dreams to my list in the notebook but just do one dream at a time. As Tim will tell you, patience is not one of my strong points..I want to do everything at once. I may not be able to do that but I will keep on dreaming.......Whatever your dreams are I hope they come true!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Trying to stay cool.

The heat of summer has me thinking of Winter and Christmas. SO I have been working in the cool of our basement on something really COOL for Winter/Christmas! Stay tuned to see what it is..I think you will like them! I will give you a hint...snowmen! And they are COOL!

Also I am trying my hand at some stitcheries... I am having fun with them!

Sometimes my head gets filled with so many different ideas and I don't know what to start first. Maybe I should have a set schedule...Mondays work in the basement on the Winter crafts, Tuesday make tarts, Wednesday work on the stitcheries....etc. And in between all that I need to do yard work, house work, cook...etc! HELP! I think I need to hire an organization Coach or a housekeeper and a lawn service!

The weather is suppose to be nice this week. I am glad because the heat and humidity we had last week was horrible. I know my energy level will be much higher this week, so hopefully I will get a lot done. I hope you all have a wonderful and productive week.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happenings at the Brickhouse

Tim and I promise to start blogging more often. We have been super busy and we miss all our friends in "blogland".

We recently did a craft show at a local winery, Armstrong Valley Winery. It was so much fun and the Winery is beautiful. If you are in the Central Pa area you should really stop by and visit Jake and Dean and sample some of their great wines.

While at the Show we met other vendors and after 2 days of doing the show, Tim and I left with the feeling that we gained a few new friends.

Some of our crafters/friends here at the Brickhouse were also at the craft show. Tarrah from INDIAN TRAIL POTTERY was there with their beautiful pottery.

Teryn and her husband, Tim were there with TERYN'S PHOTOS. Here is a one of Teryn's pictures that we all loving titled "THE DIRTY COW PICTURE! She framed it in an old window. I loved it and so did a lot of people and it found a new home with one lucky couple.
And another crafter at the Brickhouse, Trisha was set up at the show selling her soaps, lotions and potions! :) It was a truly wonderful fun~filled weekend.
I do know if we do more craft shows we will be set up under a tent...we were under a nice shade tree....darn birds...need I say more? :)

Here are some pictures from the show. I wanted to take more but our customers kept me too busy.

These last two pictures were of our set up at the show.
We will be back again for more updates and happenings here at the Brickhouse.