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countdown to nss 2013: 10 days

We leave for the show 1 week from Friday. That’s so soon! We’ve been busy prepping product, ordering decals for the walls, making decorations, and checking things off of our to do lists. On Monday we sent a whole bunch of postcards to retail stores across the country to let them know we’ll be at the show and asking them to visit our booth. We also sent a few media kits to customers, bloggers, and editors that we are hoping to catch up with at the show.

media kits

We sent these little sample packets with catalogs, and I’m hoping they’re fun for the recipients to open. People in New England should have received theirs yesterday!

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countdown to nss 2013: 17 days

Happy May! It’s officially the month of the show, and things are getting a little frenzied around here. We have just over 2 weeks to finish everything up, so yikes!

Still on the to do list:

  • make & order decals for the booth walls
  • make product stickers for the products that will be displayed
  • put together press kits
  • mail postcards to prospective buyers to let them know we’ll be at the show in BOOTH 2044!
  • package up the booth giveaway for people who visit us
  • make a list of things to pack so that we don’t leave anything important behind (like the baby’s pacifier!)
  • and lots of other stuff, but I won’t bore you with the details

Here’s a look at my crazy list.

my crazy list

It goes on for 3 pages! But things are getting crossed off, so phew!

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countdown to nss 2013: 22 days

Last week was tough for Boston and the surrounding cities and towns. It was emotionally draining, and I didn’t get much work done. Instead, I spent time snuggling with Wes and helping out at my husband’s print shop (did you know he’s my printer?). It was important for me to step away from work to gather my thoughts.

working on a makeshift deskThis week is quite different. Wes and I have been in Western Massachusetts since Wednesday, and I’ve been working from my parents’ house. I’ve got the ironing board set up as a makeshift desk, and it’s actually sort of perfect for my work style. I’m finalizing the packing for some new products, comparing strings for new gift tags, playing with Wes, and chatting with my mom. Earlier this week I finalized my booth layout and ordered the last of the accessories. From now on it’s full steam ahead.

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