Sunday, October 28, 2012

One Week! Actually 4 Days!!!

Craft Fair Countdown!

We thought last weekend was the heaviest part of our preparation; now we are not so sure! I was reading online "What to Bring to a Craft Fair," and wow, I am glad we read this list!

...we now have our branding iron...I just love the way this turned out!

We also were given our booth placement for the weekend. Based on the map it seems like we were given a great corner booth!

Don't forget to come out to the Happy Hollydays Bazaar if you live in the DFW area:

Here is the disorganized list we are working on right now...

Display Tables - X
Display Rack - X
Sitting Chest - X
Rug - X
Sample Pump - X
Plants -X
Mini Broom/Dustpan/Trashcan -

Honey Shack Sign - X
Large Pieces of Fabric -
Business Cards/Card Holder - X
Packaging Stuff - X (sort of)
Extra Twine - X
Scissors -
Something that smells yummy for ambiance -
Heavy Tape -

Mailing List Sign Up -
Wholesale Catalogs -
Card Kit (for boredom) -
Aprons -
Cash/Change -
Blog Giveaway...

Wipes -
Safety Pins -
Pens/Pencils -
Notepad/Journal -
Paper Clips -
Stapler -
Business Stamp/Ink -
Plastic Bags -
Camera Equip. -
Container for supplies -
Clipboard -

Inventory! - X (almost)
Price Sheet -

Water -
Snacks -
Advil/Tissue -
Cell Phones/ Sqaures -

Extra Labels -
Photo Book -
Sign Stand -
Musica - 

If you have more ideas for us feel free to leave a comment.

Gracias for reading,
Hurd & Honey

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Hollydays Bazaar!

 In just two weeks we are participating in the  

Prepping for this craft fair fundraiser has been a lot of work, and a learning experience.

Our new logo stamp! Thank you Apropos Roasters.

If you live locally in Dallas (or nearby) this is worth a visit. 
We are anticipating a cool weather weekend full of early Christmas shoppers.
Yay, it's Christmas time again!
Our new reclaimed inlay caddy...perfect accessory to display your soap/lotion dispenser.

Here are some photos of our booth staging...we practiced in our home (notice the blinds). You never know how to set something up until you actually try. Now that we have an idea of our space, our setup will go much smoother.

The rug is always there, but once we placed the furniture in there we decided to leave it.

All of our new caddies are hiding behind that scrappy piece of burlap; hopefully that looks alright.

Our new tables worked our great as display tables. They will be for sale as well.

Our little bistro table has a sample dispenser with lotion, a little piece of art and our business cards.

The sign will be hanging behind the booth, we couldn't practice this part of the staging.

The vintage chest will hide extra supplies and packaging materials. It's also a nice place to sit.


More jars!

 We'll let you know how it goes! This is a step of faith, as it will be our first craft fair - back in May we weren't sure if we should participate, but now we are so thankful we made the investment.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Autumn Arrives

Autumn has begun with the celebration of our first year of marriage!

October 1st!

With intentions of camping outside of Fredericksburg, TX we had to embrace spontaneity due to inclement weather...pouring rain, thunder, lightening! So, being the adventurous duo that we are, we wandered the Texas hill country, hiked the slippery granite Enchanted Rock, stayed a night in San Antonio, and saw lots of cattle, lots!

As expected with the upcoming holiday season we have been busy! And through the next few months The Honey Shack will experience its first fall/winter season, as we will be prepping for a craft fair in Dallas (Happy Hollydays Bazaar)!

The beauty of life as we know it is keeping us on our feet. Despite there being so much to do it doesn't seem stressful, but rather a nice collaboration.  Being home at work, working on dream-like ideas, could it really get any better than this?

There is still time to chase the pups around too.

It's pretty entertaining to watch this. Nash, the Pyrenees, he moves in slow motion compared to Lexi.

Below are some photos of what we have been working on...
Sofa Table - Handcrafted by "Hurd and Honey"

Creating a sign for the craft fair....
Building the caddies for the soap dispensers...

We'll let you know how things go...November 2nd and 3rd!