I often get asked what will and won't work in a space. I have to tell you the answer is simple. What works for you? There are no right or wrong answers. There are definitely things to take into consideration though.
Who is the room for?
What will you be doing in that room?
How much time will you spend in there?
Are there children in the room?
Is it for relaxation or entertainment?
Do you want things to be transitional or permanent?
Is there a view to consider?
And that's just a few questions. So next time you are out and you see something you just LOVE, get it....you will find a way to fit it into your space...I guarantee it!
We tried a little pop up shopping day last Saturday and it was so much fun!! We had lots of shoppers, offering a discount at checkout and a little beverage for shoppers.....and with our new seasoning packets we had some tasters as well.
We will continue to do pop ups, and maybe a sip and shop here and there...but most importantly it was fun to have the community come out together, talk and share while they looked around.
Thanks again to Sac for supporting my little store!!
I have to tell you that August came fast this summer....maybe it's because I am getting older, the days just fly by, or maybe its my 4 year old and life is just a joy, so I don't notice.
With August here I am already planning for the holidays...I know you are thinking WHAT??!!! Me too! I have never been a huge décor holiday person. I love celebrating, making it a festive time, family and friends, but when you are in retail, it's a whole different ballgame.
I recently went to market and was overcome with all the holiday décor, and gift ideas, and what the possibilities are for customers. I have to tell you, it isn't easy keeping with the theme of the store, but also buying gift items that may go outside the lines, if you will.
But I managed. And as you will see over the next few weeks....there are some amazing things coming in! See you soon.
The nice thing about todays design style is that, anything goes. Out the door are the typical suggestions and ideas about how to decorate, including size rug to use, what room has to serve as what room, etc.
My son and I spend a lot of time doing different types of exploring things. We go to the beach, the backyard, the park, the flea market, and pretty much anywhere to find various treasures. So the question always becomes what do you do with them? You don't want to clutter up everything right?
Well in come a few ways to de-clutter and still hold onto those items. Get some different size glass jars, lids/no lids, and fill them up with the shells, feathers, rocks, beads, etc. These small items are fun to keep within reason, and fun to reflect on but in a nice pretty jar. Please the jar on the mantel, the bookshelf or in your child's room where they can see it to bring back those memories.
Frames are also a good way to display different artwork that has been created at the various fairs, or during family outings. A hallway full of shadow boxes and framed (without glass) art work is fun and interchangeable.
Depending on the items we have collected sometimes my son uses shoe boxes to store those items, you can decorate the outside of them, label them and then store them in your child's room where they can look into them when they choose.
There are lots of creative ways to keep up with your treasures, be creative, find something that works for your family. That in and of itself can be a treasure hunt.
We are heading into our third month open at R Cubed, and I must say, it has been an amazing experience. Starting a new business, in particular a brick and mortar, is terrifying. You don't know what to expect, how well received you will be, how much it actually costs to get it up and going. It is quite frightening. But the community has made our experience amazing.
We have had lots of support on social media, Nextdoor.com, local newspapers, news stations and more. The love that we have received from the people living in the area has been amazing. People literally have slammed on their brakes and parked just to come in and see what we have happening, and what new things we have for the neighborhood.
This speaks a lot to the people of Sacramento. I have lived here pretty much my whole life, and it really warms my heart to feel the community in this venture I have taken on. We couldn't do it without you!! Thank you and we will see you soon!
It is shaping up to be an exciting Grand Opening. We will have Vic's Ice Cream, Balloon Twister, Face Painting, Vendors, Music, Giveaways, and more!! Please share with your friends, neighbors and more....can't wait to meet everyone!
I finally did it! I made a decision about our Grand Opening....we are going to say hello to everyone on June 17th from 4pm-7pm in a big way!
We will have Vic's Ice Cream, balloon twisting, raffles/giveaways, sales, music and more!!! Come join the fun!!
Your home is so important. It is a place to return to, it is your place to return to. It is a place to be you. It is a place for your loved ones to be themselves. It's filled with memories, adventures, love, passion, and more.
I think about that everyday as I work in R Cubed Lifestyle. I think about the things that I think people would want in their home to tell a story, to add to their canvas. I am not going to lie, it is so fun to think of the possibilities of unique items, repurposed, new, original items to make your house a home.
We hope to see you soon!
We are officially open, it seems like it has all happened so fast and at the same time, not fast enough. We have so many amazing things to come and check out. But I am going to focus on our candles right now. We have our amazing Placerville candles from Cammie up the hill from us. She makes the most amazing smelling candles, and they are so nice and simple to look at. We will also be working on an amazing surprise for our local folks to, with candles in mind.
Then we have our Capri candles, the smell of Volcano or Aloha Orchid can be smelt before you reach the inside of the store....amazing!!! You have to come by just to smell.
But to clarify one thing, everything at R Cubed is for sale, except the beams, so next time you come in, ask questions, let us know if you aren't sure about the price of something, there is so much going on and so many possibilities, that a conversation is a must!! See you soon!!