I didn’t get a chance to post last week because I was in Maine for a week celebrating my sister’s wedding! It was one of the best weddings I have ever been to (and I’m not just saying that because it is my sister)! Her and Kurt got married at the Barn at Flanagan Farm, and honestly this place was a pinterest board come to life. The barn itself was beautifully rustic with so much character and charm, and attached was an old farmhouse that the owner re-did. She hired an interior design team from New York City and it showed it every room. I seriously wanted to move into this place! Someday I hope to have a house like that, I will keep the pictures posted to my Pinterest page so my interior design team can see what to copy haha! (yah right) I posted some pictures of it below so you can see! I will post more once we get the professional photos back!
My sisters wedding and mine were back to back. Mine was last year, and her’s this year. The coolest part was seeing how different we each styled our weddings, but equally as unique and beautiful. Mine was on Peaks Island in Maine, overlooking the water, and hers was set in the woods in Buxton. We both did a million DIY projects, which always seem fun at first when you try to make 1 or 2, but then become extremely stressful when you realize you actually need to make 120 of them to put one at every seat. Also I have learned that whenever a Pinterest post looks too easy to be true, it is. I had a few pinterest fails, that at the time caused a complete breakdown but oh well, they are always a good laugh now. But in all honestly, I think a DIY wedding is worth it – it shows the style and personality of the couple completely. So anyone of you girls reading that are planning a wedding – make your own decorations! It’s worth it the day of your wedding when you walk into a room that you, your husband, friends and family all helped to create.
While I was in Maine I also did my first cold calling into stores with my greeting cards! It was actually a lot less scary than I thought it would be. Im sure a few of the shop owners could tell it was my first day, but hey no one ever makes it without trying and putting yourself out there. A lot of owners were not in the stores, which was a bummer, but I left my samples behind and will follow up this week! I had the shop on vacation mode while I was in Maine so I could focus on my sister and spending time with my family, but it is open now & the orders have been awesome this week! Thank you everyone for your support and orders. It is such an amazing feeling to watch my dream come to life – I can’t wait to see where it goes.
I saw a quote yesterday that made me laugh because it is so how I feel a lot of the time running Little Print Design. “You can do anything – but not everything.” – SO true! There are a million things I want to do, a million new card designs I want to create, but I just can’t do everything at once! Its frustrating sometimes – I need more hours in the day!! I’m sure every other small business owner feels the same. But I am excited to say new baby card styles will be up in the shop this weekend! A few people have requested more unisex baby cards, for friends who don’t know what they are having, so they will be up soon
Flanagan Farm – Britt & Kurt 07.19.14