September is Almost Here

It’s a rainy August morning, and we’re getting used to the idea of fall coming.  I really do love the change of seasons we get here in Idaho, but I always want to hang on to summer just a little.  The flowers and the garden are just hard to be done with.

But, fall and it’s majestic colors are coming and I love them.  Especially the way they look at Mini Bazaar.  I really can’t wait!

We feel like we’ve been racing to get all traces of summer packed up and turning right around to haul in fall.  (And can I mention how hot it’s been?  I know I promised not to complain, so I’ll stop right there.) It’s so much work, but when Sylvia gets everything displayed, it’s all worth it. (she is truly amazing)
Sept. 8th is our big opening day.

Made It!

We made it through July and our 91 + degree days.  Oh, what we wouldn’t do for an air conditioner these last 2 weeks.  Wow…  In addition to just being uncomfortable for our customers and ourselves….it’s just amazing what these temperatures do to my hair.  I wish I looked as nice as this young lady, but believe me, I know I don’t.  I’ve never looked too good in wet hair. 
Anyway, in addition to the heat, we are receiving our fall freight, and it is bulging out of our freight room.  I truly hate to say goodbye to summer merchandise when it’s still summer, but the fall merchandise is looking super good.  Even though I’ve been at this business for 30 years now, I still get so excited for the new season to begin.   So…..for the next few weeks we will be cleaning, painting, pricing, etc. etc. and working on the transformation from spring/summer to fall.  (probably my favorite color palette)
The construction on Capital Ave. should wrap up by Sept. 1st, and we are still in hopes of seeing sidewalks down our way.  We’ll see if that happens.  If not….maybe next time.
Hope everyone makes some time to have some fun this summer.  It’s never quite long enough, so enjoy! 
We’ll be up and going again by September 8th…..
I am truly enjoying my flowers….have to brag just a little so I took this pic.