Wednesday, October 24, 2012

fairyland candy's grand opening

I made it thru Fairyland candy's grand opening. It was an amazing day. im so glade the weather didnt hurt it any. but wow em i sleepy now.

I got to the store early to get everything set up and make it all perfect.
 Even though it was early there was a very long line waiting outside.
 They were all very excited when i flipped the open sign and opened the doors.
My friend Mikayla came to wish me a good day and get some treats.
 I made my way around the crowd for a bit, answering questions about the candy. The most popular questions were (for the pixies wondering at home..)
Q: were do you get your candy? A: I make all the treats myself in my kitchen.
Q: How do i come up with flavor ideas? A: Some ideas come from friends, others are just my favorite flavors.
Q: Do i take special orders. A: yes!! please i love learning something new.

 I was selling out of stuff so fast, it was amazing. That's one of the reasons im so tired, I must have run up and down that later a 100 times.

I knew this guy would sell me out of the candy apples.
 Once the line started i didnt stop for a long time.

I'm so glade i was able to get some tables for this. A lot of people wanted to eat there treats outside.
The Halloween lolly pops were a big hit too.
 It took hours for the tables to clear out, today could not have been better.

 I still had a few lingerers even after i flipped the closed sign. I have so much restocking to do.
all the Jaw breakers are gone, most of the sticks. half my lolly pops, it was crazy.
 I'm ready for bed!
Yay, today was amazing. now to go home get baking and get some much earned sleep. thank you everyone who came today, it would not have been as great without you.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

town home tour

I went to norm's today and was able to do a tour of my new townhouse.
 there is still a lot left that needs to be done, but all in good time.
at least the stairs are in to the front door. its a big step without them.
I really like the raised kitchen. I'm thinking of putting a railing to separate the living room and kitchen. i may need to get a storage unite so i can start getting furniture for this house.

 and the deep window box in the kitchen will be great to turn into a breakfast nook. Get a good cushion and put a table here, sounds nice. 
 this looks like a great way to start a day, cant wait.
 Time to check out upstairs
 not sure how i feel about the stairs being in my room but its okay. its a good room, a small bed and a dresser.
and i love the potential view from here. this is going to be a great little book ready spot.
 and every house needs a bathroom. im thinking a corner shower to save space.
 and the ruff top patio is going to be great. A small garden, maybe a hot tub, some chairs. oh ya this is going to be great.

I can see for miles up here. Definitely need to put up some railings or something. Thats a long way to fall.
After i took my notes and made some requests to the construction guys i headed back to my little apartment. I wanted to swing by the candy store on the way. i was surprised by what i found.
There is a line outside my store!!! I put an add in the locale paper about the store opening tomorrow, and now there is people camped outside the store, wow. i hope i dont let them down tomorrow. I'v never known anyone camping out for a candy store. guess tomorrow will be a big day!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

fairyland candy

It passed! fairyland candy had its health inspection today and we are all ready to go. so the grand opening will be this week as planed. After he left there was so much to do.

 A few nights ago i went ahead and started a few things, the inspector didn't seem to mind. A few Halloween decorations.
 Stocking the register.
 setting out the bags and making sure the scale is right.
 I know ribbon candy is usually a Christmas treat, but i really like them so ill carry them year round. So i grabbed a few bowls to place them in.

I have been baking and mixing all the candys all last week, its nice to get them placed finally.
 Filled the hard candy cases.
 I think everyone will really like these.
 and placed the all day sucker in the pillar.
 placed a few things in the cookie case but most of them will have to wait till the day i open to be fully stocked.
 well, we are as ready as we will ever be. I cant wait.
i was so excuted to be able to put up my opening soon sign. its official.
not 5 minites after i put up my opening soon sign, i had someone looking thru my window. i guess the candy apples will be a hit.
After i finished the last of the set up it was time to lock up and get home. its late and there is still a bit of baking to due before Wednesday. sure is a lot that goes into opening a store.
Its going to be a great opening i can feel it. this place is going to be packed.
and i think the line has already started.... kinda scary hehe.