lay lady lay

3.jpgIn anticipation of our new home, I’ve decided to get rid of all of our bedding for both our master and spare bedroom, and start from scratch. We’ve owned the same duvet, pillows, covers, you name it really, since we first started living together over four years ago. Some of it was actually from before then. Yuck. 

After putting off the daunting task of buying all new bedding for a few months, I made it my mission to set aside an entire day looking online for the perfect set. Or two sets, in this case. What I initally thought would take a mere morning, turned into 9 hours of draining internet searches, followed by one purchase that I gave to my mum in exchange for her buying me something different, and a trip to IKEA where we purchased the remainder of our items. Success? Sure!

The above photo is the inspiration for our spare bedroom, which can be seen in this post. Below, are my bedding choices.

Master Bedroom:

post3American Duvet Cover and Shams

post4Texas Pillowcases

post2Cross Throw Pillow

post1Military Blanket

Spare Bedroom:

bedCoverlet and Shams

$_57Fisherman Pillowcases

$_12Deer Throw Pillow

$_12 (1)Military Blanket

Next time, I’ll need to find a more convenient solution. Where do you shop to purchase your bedding?

<3

Emory

in the store // prairie dogs and wild foxes

14.jpgWelcome you devoted Hump-Day readers! You might have noticed that my post today has two titles. TWO!! Or you might still be half asleep and not understanding why I’m shouting numbers at you. It’s because not only did my husband and I stage a photo shoot with our beloved pets, but I also took the opportunity to combine it with what is new in my store Potomac Trading Post, Ltd. Huzzah! How’s that for smart blogging and marketing? (Actually, not very. It’s been done before.)

4.jpg10.jpgAbove are a few of our snapshots. To see the shoot in its entirety, click <<< here >>>. If you like what I’m wearing, make sure to visit the links below!

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetWILDFOX Heart Destroyed Sweater

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetEvil Twin Tie-Dye Dress

<3

Emory

P.S. I’ll offer you an additional 25% discount if you purchase either item with the code “PTP”! 

potomac trading post, ltd.

1.jpgFamily, friends, readers, wanderers, lovers, haters, and everyone in between. Today I have big, big news for you! I am in the process of opening up a vintage, handmade, and wears store in Saskatoon, SK. The name of my hip new shop is Potomac Trading Post, Ltd.

5.As most of you know, I have been running an online business for over a year now. More recently, I have expanded it from only clothing to include handmade goods and antiques. The amount of inventory that I had accumulated was quickly taking over our living space. I decided that I would need a place to store it. Somewhere small, in the city, and centrally-located. Within a matter of days, I had found a great space that was only a few blocks away from Little Green. A few days after that, I began the process to incorporate my business but under a new name. I wanted a fresh start, and I feel that in the end, it picked me. Largely inspired by this post, Potomac literally translates to “the place where people trade.”

Here is the timeline of my new venture:

July 26: Decided on PTP while on a date with my husband.

6July 29: Found a downtown location to have my store.

July 31: Visited a lawyer to begin the incorporation process.

August 6: Heard back from the lawyer. Now to wait to sign the documents.

August 25: Finally signed the documents.

August 26: Bank appointment to set up a business account.

August 29: Met with a graphic designer team.

August 30-31: First buying trip.

2September 2: Received the keys for the store.

September 3: Bought store supplies.

3September 5: Applied for a business license.

Now – October: Setting up, more appointments, establishing a website, etc.

47I cannot even begin to explain how much of a whirlwind this experience has been. Add onto that we are still building our house and both working full-time, my mind functions on a hour to hour level. Gone are the days of being organized and planning ahead, I literally cannot remember where I parked, what clothes I wore the day before, if I’ve left anything behind, or any other small yet important detail in regards to being a normal and functioning human being. All I can remember is to be home to walk and feed the dogs, what time I have to work, and what appointments I must be at. My head is all business and not personal. However, I am certainly not ungrateful. I realize that this is a rare opportunity that not many people have the courage or desire to undertake. Whatever knocks (both opportune and bad) come my way during this process, I make sure to embrace them. I’m going to try my damnedest to ensure that Potomac Trading Post, Ltd., and everything else in my life currently, is a success.

8(Before)

9(After)

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Emory

10P.S. Stay tuned for many more updates on the store over the next few weeks!

in the store

$_57$_578BeFunky_$T2eC16ZHJIIE9qTYLSWWBRv2pWne1!~~60_57.jpgIn order to introduce the reopening to my online store, I created a one-week sale. The sale was officially over two days ago. Guys, thank you so much for those of you who boosted my stats by clicking on the link, spent the time having a looksie (according to urbandictionary.com, this is in fact a word), and especially to those of you who bought something. The store grossed over $400.00 USD in one week alone! Seriously, you rock. Hard.

Stay tuned for updates on more upcoming sales! Things can only get bigger and better.

<3

Emory 

fantastic deals at the hello, scarlett store

top43152Did you guys know that the Hello, Scarlett Store has been reopened on eBay? I just realized that I forgot to mention it to you! How should I rectify this? By offering a SALE, of course!

From Sunday July 27 – Sunday August 3 everything in the store will be 25% and free shipping!! Make sure that you take a look at all my items. Spend a lot of time perusing, because there is something for both men and women. Once you add the item to your cart, checkout, and send me the message “HSB SALE” and I will send you back the discounted price. I mean, c’mon, how could you not be tempted?

Let’s enjoy our last weekend in July!

<3

Emory

P.S. Happy birthday to this girl and blogger!

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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