Hello! As you can tell from the noticeable absence of blog posts, we’ve been a little busy behind the scenes at CGC HQ! Here’s what we’ve been up to:

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LEAVES and SNOW! It’s very much autumn here in Pennsylvania, and for me that means lots and lots of leaves. Today was leaf pickup day (don’t you just love suburbia?) and 70 ice-topped mega bags of leaves were whisked away this morning. Thankfully the trees have mostly finished molting just in time for the snow to start. Not surprisingly picking up leaves has been a major time suck!

 

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CRAFT FAIRS! We did craft fairs on two back-to-back Saturdays which was exhausting. The first one was disappointing and we didn’t do very well. Not surprising for a cold rainy day. The second one was amazing and we can’t wait to go back again next year! In between we changed our entire setup and display and it made a huge difference in sales. We changed our packaging and started selling origami paper stars which were a huge success.

 

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INTERVIEW! We had a fantastic interview with Terri Belford of Inspired Livelihood on the 25th, and you can listen to it here! It was really great to chat with someone in the business and we both took away a lot from chatting with Terri.

 

That’s about it! Our shops have also been missing out on our attention, so we are using this “downtime” between craft fairs to make a bunch of stuff with paper, tweak a few things bahind the scenes and get our shops in fighting shape for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. We will be having a BF/CM sale so check back here or on social media (facebook, twitter, instagram) for the code!

See you next week!

xo, Caroline