Monday, March 7, 2011

I'm Ready for Spring...How About You????

We had another snow day this morning.  There wasn't much of a choice because this time they actually closed the roads for part of the day.  As I was shoveling my car out of the driveway for what feels like the millionth time this year, I actually started having fantasies of using a flame thrower to just melt the snow.  I'm pretty sure I'd just mess things up royally with one, but it was a fun thought.

The cool part about this awful Winter that we've all been having is that I spent a lot of time inside, and working on the web site.   We added filters to the colors, so you can pick and sort through all of the products to hopefully find just the right products for you.  Special props to Jen on this project because she did a lot of the data entry, and that wasn't an easy project.

While I was sorting through the colors on the site I really took a good look at them with a critical eye.  The shelves in the eye shadow area are full, so it was time to either remodel the shop, or discontinue a few colors.  Normally we try very hard not to discontinue items, but once every few years a nice spring cleaning is in order.  There are also a few that I literally can't make anymore because the pigments have been discontinued.  So, all of the eye shadows we're discontinuing are in the "Last Chance" section of the web site and we'll keep them there through the end of the week.

Other than that odd bit of sorta not fun news things are chugging along in the shop.  I've been doing the annual round of taxes and paperwork.  We've just renewed the lease on our office for another year, and I'm thrilled about that.  It's a great shop, and if you're ever in Trumansburg stop by!  We're also gearing up to Spring, and we've been working on a few special projects.  I'll have more info on them in the coming weeks- but MAC girls, you're in for a fun treat- I think.

We used to hold quite a few contests, and I'd love to get back to we're starting with a guess how much snow I have at my house contest.

This is a picture of my little VW Bug in the driveway this morning.  On Saturday it was 51- so all of the snow you see fell on Sunday night, and into this morning.  We measured the snow on our sidewalk, and if you guess the right amount to the nearest half inch you win a $5 gift certificate to Silk Naturals!

Send your guess to  All entries need to be received by Friday March 11 at 11:59 pm eastern standard time (so just before midnight on Friday night).

I was checking out our Facebook page today with all of the other contest entries, and I just want to say a big giant THANK YOU for entering, and for all that you do to support SN.  They were a joy to read, and it was a ton of fun.  We really appreciate you, and you make coming to work really fun.   If anyone has any other ideas for contests just let me know!

By the way....we've been trying to do more with Facebook lately.  It's been a fun way to get to see all of you, and read little posts here and there.  If you're not already a fan please look us up!  

Oh, and what would you like to see for Spring??  Go ahead and post to the comments, or tuck your answer into your contest entry :)

1 comment:

  1. I vote for a Spring return of sassy blush and some pearlized or satin shadows inspired by a victorian garden party.