Veronica here with a long re-cap of CHA 2013.
I still can't believe it's over. I prepared for months, but really had no idea what to expect from it all. I took webinars, researched a whole lot, and it was exhausting. VERY exhausting!
I've been blessed to have big stores under my belt coming in, so my true expectations lied more on relationships/networking/exposure. Up until now, people had no clue who we were.
As designers/business owners we doubt ourselves far too often. I really didn't expect too much from any one. I guess I wanted some confirmation, that this is the direction I'm suppose to be heading. Many times I have doubted myself.
What I got was worth far more than anything I could imagine. I received contentment, encouragement, support, love, excitement, inspiration and long lasting friendships.
I also received praise from so many strangers that quickly found a soft spot in my heart. God is so good.
Albert and I loaded our small van with all our booth and headed to LA on Friday. The roads were closed due to snow and this put a delay on our arrival time.
We got there with only 4 hours to set up. AHHH. It was hectic. It helped that we had set this whole thing up before in our living room. We did it in 4 hours flat!!! Take down was super easy!!! 2 hours and we were done.
|LO by Nicole Duenke|
People loved this 50 cent file box. I scored this beauty at an estate sale. I placed all my business cards in here:
People were impressed with all my little details. A favorite were all my Anthropologie berry baskets (they were pricey but worth it):
|LO by Megan Klauer|
This collection: Road Trip was everyones favorite!!! My favorite is Birthday Cake.
The best thing I took from all of this was the friendships. There are some beautiful souls out there!
Here is a Scrapbook.com video from our booth: xoxo Veronica