We had record breaking weather here in Pacific City, Oregon last weekend. Our neighboring town, Tillamook was over 100% and we had to be close. I was totally bumbed because I had to go into the valley for a show and missed my one opportunity to be able to wear shorts on the Oregon Coast and not be cold. WE have had a slow start to Spring this year and with the warm weather the plants have just started to bloom and come to life. It is nice to see. I feel like I have more energy. Love the Sun!!!
I have been busy gearing up and doing shows. This is always a good time of the year. I also am starting to get re-order from my retailers. I always like this. It means people are liking our candles.
I did a great show in Corvallis, Oregon at Oregon State University for Mother's Day Weekend. It was outside and the weather was perfect, partly sunny and no wind. I had my new signs up in my booth and was very pleased with the look of my new set up for my outdoor shows. A picture will be coming soon to show my outdoor set up.
Two weeks ago my in-laws started doing the Gresham Farmer's Market for Pauper's Candle Company and it started off with a bang! It is fun to have them doing this. I was able to be there last weekend, May 17th, before going to my own show. It was fun to watch how they set up and assist them instead of having to do it myself. They do an awesome job selling Pauper's Candles. Thanks Mom and Pop!
The show I did last weekend that was OK for me, but other vendors had a very good show. Some shows are good for candles and others are not. This show is very well organized, well run, and well attended. It was also a record breaking day for the weather. It was in the high 90's and candles do not always appeal on hot days.
I am off this weekend to Yachats, Oregon for the Crafts on the Coast Show. I have done this show for four years now and always enjoy this show. My mom comes to help me with this show. It is fun to be with her for the weekend. We stay one night in Yachats and it is a great time. She is great at selling my candles. I love it.
Well, I am writing this post late and am getting tired. May Spring be full of fresh surprises. Until next time.....