Star on Top

Tonight I stayed home from the office and we put up our tree. Alice excitedly draped the garlands around the branches and hung the ornaments as I talked about where each one came from. And she’s been very vigilant all night about making sure the star doesn’t droop off the top bough–she checked several times before bed.

We ate dinner (Taco night thanks to Dave. I had a waffle with peanut butter.) on the coffee table next to the tree. During dinner, Alice was naughty. She threw a piece of apple. She’s never thrown anything before like that–it’s like she was just sort of testing us. She wanted to see what we would do.

We haven’t explained the idea of Santa yet to Alice, but she she talked a lot about him tonight. “Santa’s going to be so happy about this.” And “Santa’s going to find us really really fast.” And “Santa’s gonna be scared but it’s okay, he doesn’t have to fight a spider.” “All the spiders went back to their family. Don’t worry.” Sounds like at least three things I either don’t understand or never taught her that she seems to know all about.

Our weekend sale at Hello Holiday is going well–we’ve sold a lot of our denim and a lot of the inventory we’ve had in stock the longest, which is what I wanted. On Monday we’re planning to deep-discount all of our shoes that we’ve had in stock. It’ll be a nice “Businesswoman Special” for Cyber Monday. And the sale is still on of course, if you’re interested.

Today I recorded a news segment for KETV Channel 7 here in Omaha about Hello Holiday. It should be airing Sunday at 5:30pm and re-air again at 10pm, but I’m not sure about the second one. I talked about what we do and wrapped some boxes as I spoke, and they also filmed me printing some labels and photographing a dress for the site. The man who came to record me made sure to let me know several times that I am “just like a little boss,” and it was “so cute” that I owned a business, and that I was “doing fine for myself in the world.” Always very pleased to hear that all the men think I’m doing a good job. I could go on but I won’t now.

Taking tonight off was so nice.
The look on Alice’s face at that tree!
Santa will be very happy.

xx
meg

Comment View All


+ six = 12

  • Pingback: Radvent day 5: Decorate ›› Princess Lasertron

  • Kara

    I couldn’t get over those tweets yesterday about the interviewer…can’t wait to hear more of your thoughts on that!

    I always loved the ritual of decorating the tree when I was little and I still do. How exciting for Alice!

OOTD: Pleats and Posies

This dress gets filed into my personal "business drag" collection, the section of my closet devoted to things I would costume myself in to fit in to another person's board room, a nerve-wracking meeting, or a pitch.

What’ I’ve Learned: Marketing on Blogs and Social Media in 2014

Barbara Soderlin, a reporter for the Omaha-World Herald, recently contacted me for some comment about local companies advertising with bloggers in Omaha and we ended up having a really rich discussion about the changing landscape of online advertising in an age of social media. She had seen me post on Facebook about the decline of blogs as the epicenter of reader engagement in favor of other platforms that ask a little less of its users.

New at Hello Holiday: Dear Creatures Fall!

Dear Creatures is by far a favorite brand for our customers. I’m excited about every new piece we have from this LA-based husband/wife designer duo. Bianca and Rob describe their line as “visual optimism,” and I love how they blend their expert understanding of decades past with the sensibilities and whimsy of the modern woman.

OOTD: Dress of my Witchy Dreams

This dress fulfills everything I could ever ask of a garment destined to be a workhorse in my closet for years to come. Tiny gold round buttons at the cuffs and on the back, irregular pleating, and my favorite silhouette. I feel beautiful in this breezy black dress and I think it’s one of the…

OOTD: Extra Sprinkles

Right down the street from our downtown office is Pettit's Pastry, a 60-year-old downtown institution that still makes the best glazed old-fashioned donuts in the city. The original signs outside on the corner of 16th and Cass match the kitchy decor inside, where vintage bakery cases are packed with fresh and delicious donuts and pastries of all types. Seasonally decorated cookies and cakes, donuts with every filling and topping, and flaky krispies and pies fill the air with the aroma of sweetness, fryer grease, and childhood memories.
View All