Picture this: It's Monday morning, the beginning of the dreaded workweek. You're fast asleep in your cozy bed dreaming the sweetest dreams and then, BAM! You L E A P out of bed and realize you overslept your alarm and now are so incredibly late to work that you can't even get your daily dose of coffee. The feeling that you are picturing describes how I feel EVERY day as we approach...THE FINAL COUNTDOWN to opening HEIRLOOM BY HERRINGSTONE'S. (Que the theme song by the band Europe).
Everyday I've felt that sudden shock I described earlier; however I've been able to have (at least) 2 cups of coffee so I'm not as in rough as shape as I could be. I've woken up countless times during the night thinking, "Did the paint colors we chose look ok?" "Do the lightfixtures give off enough light?" "Have we shipped out all of our merchandise?" The list keeps going and going! Between Hanna keeping me in check every 5 seconds, Mrs. Debbie and Mrs. Cindy aiding in our grand opening event, and Cerene-(our AMAZING social media director and behind the scenes woman)- I can't even imagine life without these fabulous women! This month leading up to our GRAND OPENING has been nothing short of exciting, stressful, overwhelming, and most importantly the BEST time of my life.
All of the wonderful things we've been able to accomplish within the past month have literally opened my eyes, (sometimes for a full 24 hours), to see how amazing this life is and how amazing our GOD is. It also makes me even more excited to share what we have been working so hard on with you all! Speaking of working hard... we just returned home from our 2nd market trip and man oh man, ya'll will FALL IN LOVE with all of our goodies we will have at our grand opening. I'm talking the cutest dresses, rompers, makeup bags, accessories, swimsuits, and so much more! Our L.A. trip was seriously one of the best trips I've ever taken.
It's amazing to me that these "work" trips are my reality now. We spent 3 glorious days in the famous California city exploring, picking out new merchandise, trying out new hot spot restaurants, and oh, how could I forget?! Hanging out with LEONARDO DI'CAPRIO...yes, LEO himself! Ok...maybe "hanging out" isn't the right phrase to use because we only sat next to him at one of the restaurants we ate at but still....I died and went to heaven just being in the same room as him. But even after seeing his angelic face,(giddy sigh), the highlight of the trip was being able to learn more about my business and working with Hanna and Mrs. Debbie throughout all of the market.
Between traveling to L.A., traveling back and forth from Lafayette to Youngsville, and using my spare guest room as the temporary headquarters for HeirLoom by HerringStone's, there's a lot going on in my world right now. However, in exactly 8 days, (holy moly that's insane!) my world will become yall's when you come to shop with me at HeirLoom. So with all of that being said, the FINAL COUNTDOWN to April 1st, 2017 has officially began. We will have our doors open Saturday April 1st, and then on that following Friday April 7th, we will have our GRAND OPENING EVENT! If you don't have plans, you do now! We will have live music, food, cocktails, and fashion! What more could you want?
I'm so excited for this next chapter in my life and I'm blessed to know I have so many supporters and encouragers throughout this journey. In 8 days my life will forever change and I am so thrilled about it because I know this is God's plan for me. So now, I'm off to bed (finally) to dream sweet dreams and hopefully not oversleep my alarm in the morning. Stay tuned for more to come and find out news about the store after we open and until then let the final countdown continue...