Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Getting Down to Business

That's what I have got to do or I won't get very much accomplished this summer. It seems like I've talked about home renovations forever and we still aren't finished. It's not that our house is that big, but we are doing a little at a time, when we can work it in between my husband's regular jobs and my handcraft business.

But it's time for me to cut back on handcraft work and get as much done during the day that I can, so Roger can do what he needs to do when he has time in the evenings or on his days off (which are not very often).

we have gone from this
to this - we replaced the light fixture but i don't have a photo of that yet...

to this

and this in the bathroom.

Since we are renovating with the idea of selling in the future (more on that later), we are also clearing out more than 20 years worth of stuff as we go from room to room. It's not that we never throw anything away, but I've discovered that one can be just a bit too thrifty or sentimental at times. Just how many boxes of "I may use this some day even though I have no idea what it is" or "didn't he / she look cute in this?" can a person stuff store under the beds??? 

A big antique / junk / yard sale will most likely happen here at the Manis home late summer or early fall, but besides household items, I need to clear out my handcraft inventory, which leads me to the reason I'm writing this evening.

I have decided to have a SUMMER SALE ~ all summer long, and hopefully it will be a sale that is worth your time to browse my websites and Etsy shops. All of my ready made items (and antique and vintage items) that are on these websites are included in the sale:

Honeysuckle Lane ~ southern appalachian folk art
HL Shop (a little sale blog)

Simple Joys Paperie ~ handmade paper whimsies for your heart & home 

What kind of sale is it, you ask?  It's a buy 1 at the regular price and get 1 of equal or lesser value at 1/2 off sale! For instance, if you buy 4 items, the 2 highest priced items are regular price and the 2 lower priced items are 1/2 off. I've already had customers placing orders this afternoon and saving $25 or more!

If you'd like to see the entire newsletter, just click this link: SUMMER SALE.
Feel free to share this sale with your friends, or tweet it or share it on facebook. Who knows, you may find lots of birthday, anniversary, wedding or Christmas gifts and I really do need to clear out as much as possible! :)

Even though I will be too busy to create for a while, I will still be blogging to keep you up-to-date with what's going on around here.

Thanks so much for hanging around to
the end ~

Take care and God bless!

1 comment:

  1. hi lana!

    i just received three of your beautiful folk
    art pictures! they look so perfect in the
    rooms i had in mind, and i am grateful
    for your talent to hang in my brand new
    mountain home.

    good luck on your renovation! it looks
    gorgeous thus far.