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A Big Cheer for Small Businesses

Photo May 06, 9 56 40 PM

This post is dedicated to all you individuals slavishly hand writing prices on stickers, and loading cars with grid walls and EZ Up tents, or whatever it is you do to keep the dream alive. I’m here for you.


The great rush is on to get things ready for the Spring fairs, and things are just a little more chaotic than usual.

I have been feverishly printing and ironing shirts, writing out labels, making signs, putting things in bags, taking things out of bags, putting the bags in boxes etc, etc.  All of this is normal. What isn’t normal is where and when I am doing these things.

Since Bun has been at home, my schedule has changed dramatically. All things Noctiluna are done at night, or early in the morning, or at soccer matches, at the playground, at the waiting room in my doctor’s office,  in the hallway outside my daughter’s ballet class. – – – Everybody sing: Hotel, Motel, Ho-li-day Inn!

I think that by now I must be well known around the Vienna-Fairfax area as “that crazy lady with the sewing kit”!

Hopefully everything will work out, and I’ll actually be able to pull the fairs off with some success.
I will not lie to you though, my hope has been wearing thin. I am tired and there have been more than a few times when I have seriously thought of throwing the towel in. Being a parent of two small children and trying to get a business off the ground are not really compatible activities.

But I keep telling myself that this is something that many small kitchen-table businesses go through, and that is why I’m dedicating this blog to all those other small business owners trying to launch themselves. Next time you see one at a market or a fair, give them a big grin – they deserve it.

Speaking of fairs, here are my first two dates:

Mclean Day – Saturday 18th May

Viva Vienna – Sunday 26th May and Monday 27th May

Stop by for a chat, if you have the time!

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Artist, Educator, Parent, Small Business Owner, Big kid from a big city, in a small town.

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