Sunday, May 31, 2009

... and we're back

Please excuse my absence but... the past two weeks have been ridiculously busy and crazy (in a really good way).
Two weeks ago today was my first official day as owner of the store.
I wasn't at the store though... I was where everyone else was in the stationery world- in New York City for The National Stationery Show!

The Show was incredible. Something I had always dreamed of seeing... but honestly I had always thought it would only be a dream. I had first heard about the show about a year ago and back in January, I had bought a ticket to New York and signed up as a student to go to The Show. Little did I know that in six months time, I would be going as the owner of Broadway Paper.

Here is just a sneak peek of what I saw at The National Stationery Show. In the next few weeks I'll be getting a lot more specific on what I liked and what I bought. Many shipments have already come in and we've been busy unpackaging them... so I will keep you updated and let you know once the new product is available in the store and online.

For now, here are a few photos to tide you over:

Once things are a little more situated I'll be keeping everyone updated on what's new at Broadway Paper. Please check back often. . .

Saturday, May 16, 2009

hello world!

Thank you Tracie for that nice little introduction!

and yes... she is right, I am very very excited about being the new owner of Broadway Paper. I am filled with many new ideas, hopes, and inspiration for the store. Some of which I hope to find at The National Stationery Show this weekend.

I'm headed to New York in a few hours and am more than excited to see just what is out there. I'm anxious to meet our current vendors and to meet some new vendors as well. I'm looking forward to interacting with everyone in person and finally putting faces to their names. And of course I can't wait to be in New York with some good old friends that I have not seen in years.

I have a plane to catch and I haven't finished packing. . . more soon.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

all good things must come to an end ...

I know you see this all over the blogosphere ... but I truly do apologize for my {blogging} absence!

I mentioned back in December that I would be selling the store ... and I have. Today is my last day here at bwp, in fact, I'll be packing up when I finish this post.

I have loved, loved, loved being part of this wonderful industry. Paper, creativity, letterpress, ribbon ... come on! It's a no brainer, right?

I have been truly blessed to have had this experience ... owner of Broadway Paper. Amazing.

I will miss it, but I am so excited for the new chapter of my life I'm opening! Beginning with being home with my girls this summer ... yay!

The other big news is that I've started a photography business ... say what?!

I've mentioned it many times here ... I love photography ... I've been taking a few workshops and one thing led to another. I'm excited to explore this next chapter on my own terms and my own flexibility. Also, I haven't ironed out all the details yet, but it'll be a non-profit business, in that I'll be donating all proceeds to different charities that are close to my heart.

If you'd like to follow along on my journey, I invite you to join me here. I truly can't wait to see what's in store ...

And without further adieu ... let me introduce you to the new owner of Broadway Paper ... Miss Kate Strzok!

Kate has worked at the store for a few months now. I've been showing her the 'ropes' and will spend some time with her this weekend at the National Stationery Show. Kate is beyond excited and I have no doubt she has great things in store for bwp!

I guess all that's left to say is {roll video} ...