About Me

I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!

Jesus and His Girl

Jesus and His Girl

Friday, December 5, 2008

Kouts HoHoHo

Well this is it! My first Kouts Christmas as a business owner. Not sure if you've heard it on Indiana 105 or if you've read about it in the Post Tribune, but we're having the annual Kouts Open HOuses this weekend Saturday and Sunday both. It's unique because HOMES are open with decorations to look at and goodies to buy! How neat is that! I have the maps if anyone wants one:) Plus downtown Kouts is having its outdoor celebration Saturday, with Santa coming into town on a firetruck at 2 and the town tree-lighting at 4:45, with carolers out on the sidewalks and Mary and Joseph in the tent downtown. I'll be open 8:30-6 (yikes!!!) Saturday and 10-4 Sunday. No day off for me! But how fun...my cousin came in today with lots of his woodworking for the store, trunks and hopechests and stuff, and cute home-made ornaments, along with the purses and jewelry I usually have. Wish me luck!

6 comments:

Liz said...

Good luck! Hope it goes well!

Jenny W said...

We were super busy this morning! Lots of people walking in going, "Now what is this place?" So cute! And we had Santa come into town and it's snowing and we're having our local "snow queen" light the town tree at sundown. The girls and I took a break from the store and walked down to the tent where the carolers and hot chocolate were, and there were also carolers out on the sidewalk. I got tears in my eyes, so thankful for my little store--even though this year has been so hard--and this little town that has been so kind to me and my dream:) Norman Rockwell Small Town Christmas at its BEST!

Tammy said...

So how did this go overall?

Are you keeping busy inspite of whats going on in the economy? I imagine that people still have weddings no matter what, maybe just not as extravagent. However, I really don't know that much about it. That's why I was asking you :)

Jenny W said...

no we've not been busy with weddings. the christmas weekend was busier than usual but people bought gifts (jewelry and ornaments) which was GREAT but no one's buying high ticket items right now. i was busier than many of the other businesses (good for me bad for them) and even two of them who've been here 20 years have said how slow it is. it's slow for everyone!!!!

Tammy said...

Believe me I know!! It's slow every where except First Contact! We are closing Kirk's business at the end of Dec....it's a bittersweet thing actually. I am SO praising God for the new job and position He put Kirk in this past summer. Without that, we would be living in your basement :) I am just praying that it doesn't get so bad they lay him off....ugh...this is a really hard situation for most. Good thing I am very adapted to financial difficulty ...lol.

I saw and talked to Beth for the first time in years (I think) yesterday. It was a God thing that we just ran into each other. Excuse me while i say CORA IS SO DAMN CUTE!!! Oh my gosh what a little darling.

Jenny W said...

um, yes cora is cute. the cutest neice ever if i do say so myself, call me biased:) as for you guys living in my basement you know you're always welcome!!!!! nothing better than a BUNCH of people who are broke but used to it:)