I can't even begin to tell you what a week this has been like. Tonite was the 1st Grand Opening Event for Eden Organix, YIPPPPPPEEE! We sold a number of products and people were praising us about the design and look of the store. Anyway, I have to say, it was nothing but the Lord b/c at the beginning of this week I was literally crazy b/c I kept wondering how the heck I was going to pull this off by Thursday. On Monday, I was being told my furniture, and fixtures were backordered or would arrive next week. Miraculously they came this morning and last night.
Then my general contractor got in a car accident and of course I started thinking of Plan B b/c we had already committed to the Main Street Highland Park to do the Random Acts of Fun event which occurred tonite. BTW, my contractor is fine but there was tension all over the place. But with the help of my general contractor and my interior designer we literally got the electrical inspection so we could open 1 hour before Random Acts of Fun started.
In the meantime, my web designers were having issues launching the
site, but if you check it out www.edenorganix.com, you will see it
looks FABULOUS! I
would n't expect any less for the amount of money we invested in it. But I love it!
All the while, I had this sign in my kitchen that said, Trust God's timing.... All the while, my Spa Director Donna was asking me "Are you happy?" I was definitely getting excited but as I was stocking the shelves at 5:01 and the event started at 5pm I ran to my house took a shower and ran back to the store I finally felt like I could exhale and enjoy the moment. Now the real work begins....after all the preparation it's been worth it!
My husband who has been absolutely great! J.R. was at the store a few nights this week putting together furniture, and applying fixtures to make sure went smoothly. He even canceled an important business trip too.
Last but not least, my spa director asked Gabriella do you want to be a makeup artist or massage therapist when you grow up and Ella said, NO! Then she said do you want to be the boss like your Mommy and run a company and Ella said YES! I smiled to myself and I thought that's the next generation of entrepreneurs in our family.
Anyway, God is good, I couldn't have done this without him and the help of many people.