CC Family

Behind The Scenes At The Shop

It's a daily whirl wind here at the shop in the best of ways: there is certainly never a lack of things to do when it comes to keeping a small business up and running. Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes? Here are some of the many things we tend to throughout the day: 

  1. Responding to shop emails, social media messages, texts and voicemails. Lots of them. In order to not get buried in the many inquiries we get daily, it's a constant housekeeping activity. 
  2. Organizing daily mini photo shoots to capture new arrivals and putting together content for social media, newsletters, blog posts, etc. 
  3. Constantly organizing racks, jewelry, shoes, etc. and running go backs throughout the day 
  4. Taking in consignment, entering it into the system, pricing, tagging, and getting all that inventory out onto the sales floor
  5. Pulling expired items and either donating them or gathering them to be picked up by the consignors who want them back 
  6. Packaging and mailing items that sell over social media 
  7. Planning and brainstorming for future shop parties and events 
  8. Trying not to get too off track from gushing over whatever cute animal or child that happens to be at the shop
  9. Sporadic dance parties 
  10. And so on and so forth: never a dull moment! 

The Last Two Years

The past two years I've had more personal growth than any other time period of my life. No matter what you may be facing I have found that the hardest things in life really do promote a new lens on life. I have gained an appreciation for all I have, a gratitude, and an understanding of life that fills me with more compassion, understanding and a deep sense of self.  

I want to thank Meg Nanna for the beautiful photos she did for The Women's Expo Magazine. about a week ago. I've been photographing as part of what I do my entire career and I have actually never had my own lifestyle shoot. She made me walk the talk I help others see for themselves. 

Le Jardin

Nicole asked me if I wanted to carry a few necklaces she had made recently. She sent a picture and I was in love. We sold 3 in the first few days and have requests for more so I'm going to pester her to make more for our anniversary party this Saturday. 

Last Friday I popped into Nicole's new house so I could get some pictures of the necklaces. Her 4 year old, Yvie, who could be the cutest child alive was excited to ham it up for the camera. 

For the next hour Yvie entertained us all and I took some photos. Nicole's calling her line Le Jardin. 


Nicole & her Husband Travis own Leisure, a bar a few blocks from the shop which happens to be one of Portland's best kept Brunch spot secrets. The food & service is fantastic and there is never a wait.