Today we were supposed to be up skiing and snowboarding in the hills with our kids.. but sometimes you have to adjust your plans because you just need to do the right thing. We were crazy amazed and grateful last week for the orders that came in for the launch of the new Mixed media Shop on our Scarlet Lime Website.. but sooooo not prepared for so many! Normally it takes 2-3 business days in house for us to process the regular day to day orders we get from our two stores.. but with the launch, and amount of orders we got just that NIGHT, we didn't know if we could make that 2-3 processing commitment we had made to ourselves and our customers. We have been working as quickly as possible, working late nights last week.. and all day saturday to print, pull, package and ship the orders that came in. We still have over a third of them left.. and our goal was to have them all ship out within that 2-3 business day time. We wanted ensure everyone got their packages in a timely matter and in time for the She Art Workshop to start! Well 3 business days is tomorrow. So we sat down with our kids and had a little life lesson in commitment and priorities and doing what's right instead of doing what's sound fun. We talked about how blessed we were as a family this new shop launch went so well, and that we apprieciate our customers for supporting us. Our kids know this is our livelihood and that this IS our only source of income. We told them how we normally only take 2-3 business days to process orders and since today was a national holiday, that meant that we needed to ship everything by end of day tomorrow. We also told them that even though we had planned to go skiing today as a family, that because of our commitments to our customers, the right thing to do is to make good on those commitments... and that sometimes work has to come before play. We asked them to take a vote as a family and we would ultimately do what the family wanted.. because after all this IS a family business. We gave them two options: we could stay home and work hard all together.. to get these orders finished and then spend a fun evening tonight doing a movie and dinner.. or go skiing and have tons of fun.. and we would have late packages and anxious customers who are so excited about receiving their fun new goodies. We put it out on the table and let them decide. And you know what they decided? Well obviously you do by now! lol.. we stayed home. It wasn't an easy decision. oh my heck! you know how bad I wanted to go snowboarding this morning? ?.. be up in the hills, on the slopes.. surrounded by beautiful white snow. AND to make it even more tempting, Targhee GOT 30" OF NEW SNOW in the last 24 hours!! that's sweet powder baby!!...but we are staying home and doing the Right thing! Which I have to admit I am proud of.. because we are not a perfect family and we don't always do the right thing!
So as a reminder that you can ALWAYS find good things out of EVERY situation.. even when plans change ( because even though we stayed home from skiing we NOW get to go see the Gnomeo and Juliet movie tonight as a family.. wahoo!! ) I found these fun whimsical "woodland" goodies. They make me happy, the make me smile.. and they are a just what we need today to get our energy going to get our work done.. so we can play! It reminds me of the 7 Dwarves in Snow White.. whistling while they work.. (haha.. usually with my kids there is NO whistling if they have been asked to work).. but today.. I can happily say.. there is. Enjoy!
Deer Cake Toppers ( i know a little pricey.. okay a lot pricey.. but oh so cute!)
Aren't all of these just so fun! Makes you want to just JUMP into a disney movie and sing along!
Well thanks for letting me share my little story today.. there's always a reason for everything right?
Before I go.. just a reminder.. the She Art Workshop starts in ONE WEEK!!!!!! Holy cow! So fun! If you need the supply list, or want to watch the fun sneak peek video of what's in store for this class.. click on the link in the top right corner of my blog that says "She Art Workshop" or just Workshop!
Can't wait to have you all in class! If you aren't registered yet.. you have ONE WEEK LEFT! We would love to have you! :)
Happy Monday sweet friends!
edited to add: our friends that went up skiing without us, just texted to say that the small road to Targhee (just outside of Alta Wyoming) closed down due to winds and drifting snow. So they weren't able to go and are now headed back home. It's a 2 and half hour drive to Targhee. We would have driven 2 and half hours to find out, we should have just stayed home anyway.. and still had to drive 2.5 hours back! See.good things always DO come out of any situation! :)