Sunday, August 14, 2011

What's More Exciting than WINNING 28 Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Colors???

 We're giving away 28 mini pots of paint!!!! 
One in EVERY color 
Even the 4 yet-to-be-released colors!


What more can I say?  There are days in the life of a retail store owner that are exhausting.  Dealing with vendors, waiting for merchandise to arrive, making sure that what I like my customers are going to like, bills, broken know, all that stuff called "LIFE". 

THEN, you have days like this past Thursday that just make it all worthwhile.  Fortunately, for me I get a lot of these days but Thursday may have been an exceptionally GREAT day.

The whole Gang!!!
In this wonderful world of social media you can meet the most amazing people.  I say that regularly.  Not long ago I met the sweetest, most adorable woman via Facebook.  Her name is Jessica and she has her own blog called STELLAR JUNK.  She "liked" me on Facebook, follows our BLOG and, of course, I "liked" her on Facebook as well.  Conversations happened and she decided she wanted to just drop into the store and wanted to bring several of her blogging friends.  

Jessica from Stellar Junk!
And her adorable son who played with Ellen, one of my staff members

Jonah sat and colored for three hours while mom painted
 The date was decided and Thursday was the day.  What a hoot!!!  All of these amazing, talented and fun women came through our doors.  Of course, I knew ahead of time so I was able to prepare some yummy treats for our JUNKIN' LUNCHEON and organize our "EVERYTHING ANNIE ROOM" where we all congregated, chatted and painted.

Suzie from Le Chein da Creme
 The BEST part was putting faces to names.  After weeks of  talking to all of these wonderful women it was a sweet treat to actually meet them in person.  We were ALL fast friends.
Susie and Christine
 My good friends and amazing artists from Clearwater, Michelle and Ken from Stiltskin Studios came as well!  Thanks to Michelle for her hands-on time spent with the girls.

Michelle from Stiltskin Studios
Ken was there sharing stories and didn't seem to mind all the female attention!!
Ken from Stiltskin Studios with his parakeet Pierre who makes the trip to see us regularly!

Thank you to all of you for making my day, coming and enjoying the paints, sharing your stories and spending the day with all of us at the store.

Elizabeth found time to shop the 'bling'!
And paint....
 THESE EXPERIENCES ARE WHY I LOVE MY STORE...each day I meet a new face and make a new friend.  Life is good.......

Oh,  keep an eye on the post for a FABULOUS ANNOUNCEMENT from Robyn Story Designs


  1. How much fun!! It looks like you had a wonderful time! I live in Fort Lauderdale and the next time I am in Tampa I will definitely visit your store! :) xo

  2. Sounds like such a fun day, makes me wish I lived closer. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the giveaway. Thanks for sharing the party!!

  3. I do believe that really was a good day! Looks like tons of fun!

    Hugs XX

  4. One of these Days Robyn I'll pop in too, I am dying to meet you and see your Store. I have a Chair and a few other projects just waiting for Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint!! Have A Great Week!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  5. I so want to come play with you!!! So happy you got smiles this week!!

  6. Now this is the way to run a shop!! How fun for everyone!! I am in the Kansas City area, and sure wish I were closer to you!!

    Really excited about your Giveaway!!


    Art by Karena

  7. Robyn, it was SUCH a blast and I CAN'T WAIT to do it again!!! Thanks for mentioning me on your blog. I am going to do a post on the day as well.

    You are awesome, your store is awesome, thank you so much for the good food and great day! :)

  8. Wow, looks like everyone had a fab time!! Isn't the power of the internet amazing?!!

    S x

  9. I am soooo glad you invited me!! It really was great and I met some of the sweetest people. You guys made my day ;)
    Kathy Ayers
    Junk Drawer Diva

  10. Its Time for Everything Annie Sloan Giveaway. Wow. One of the best giveaways ever. I would love love love it.

  11. This looks like a great day! I wish I lived closer!

  12. I live in AZ and wish I was closer. This looks like sooooo much fun. Next year, when I'm in FL, I'm going to get to one of your classes/seminars - no doubt about it. I

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    ASCP and Robyn Story Designs! Only 2 more days until I win (power of positive thinking, for sure!!)all 28 colors of that beautiful paint and you will see the most excited lady you've EVER seen!


  13. so pleased we were able to be a part of this fantastic day! Thanks Robyn, for hosting!

    Heading your way soon...Saturday at the latest!