31 Days: Pantone Colors and New Boots

Whoops! I missed a day. I’m sure you were super stressed about where I went and all. {ha, NOT!}

The truth? I had the craziest day yesterday, I was buried in manufacturing details…like tags. Did you know that hang tags and clothing labels are the first things manufacturers like  to attack? Apparently those can take the longest to get ironed out. Crazy, right? Outside of submitting your color codes, tags are priority A. So yesterday I was dealing with tags…hehe. God bless Brooke. I adore that girl. She whipped up some amazing hang tags and labels. You know that we have never met? NEVER. But I feel like she is an old friend and we chat away when we get on the phone together…about our lives, or spouses, or dogs…its loads of fun. 🙂 I feel so very blessed to have found her. She really is a godsend and is so easy to work with. Not to mention that she puts up with emails that sound like this:

“Can you get me an email blast with ___________ content in two hours?”

You might think I am joking, but I’m not. Yes, I am THAT girl. The one who is very spur of the moment and completely unplanned {at least as far as email blasts go, ha}…but anyway I’m getting super sidetracked. {What’s new, right?}

SOOOOO….manufacturing, well, you might remember how I cluttered your facebook feed up on Tuesday with a bunch of “which color would you wear” questions. I am sure you all loved me. So sorry. 🙁 The truth of the matter is choosing colors for the Spring 2013 line has stressed me out almost as much as the money part of manufacturing. Why? Well, if you don’t like the color, you aren’t going to buy. And then I have hundreds upon hundreds of hoodies sitting on my shelves that I can’t unload. And then I will have to figure out some other way to feed my starving family {that’s a joke, sort of. yikes}. I think you get the point.

I spent most of Tuesday pouring over my Pantone Color book:

Ok Confession here: this book is KILLER. Seriously. See the size of those fabric swatches? And I’m supposed to be picking colors for entire hoodies from those. So awesome right? I’ve become a professional at twisting those pages around so I can put swatches next to each other. You should see how this thingy bends. yikes. Before you tell me I’m crazy and I should have bought the full size Pantone book…um, take a look at the price of that full sizer {HERE}. RIGHT. Not happening. So glad I settled for the more economical version {HERE}, if it can even be considered that. ugh.

ANYWAY, sidetracked again…my point here: Yesterday I was thankful for all your facebook answers regarding my pantone color questions. THANK YOU friends. You guys are amazing to help out like you do. The colors have been submitted and I so hope you like them. I’m super nervous about that, actually. So prayers for me in that area would be good. ha.

And for the thing I am thankful for TODAY...today I am thankful for new boots. 

Six years ago {maybe seven now??} I bought my first, and only, pair of Frye boots. Let me just tell you, if you don’t have a pair and are looking for a well made boot…Frye is your guy. Seriously, those boots I bought? I wore them CONSTANTLY. All the time. The were the only shoe I could wear while pregnant with Jake. Well, as luck would have it, Evelyn’s pregnancy did a number on my foot…it grew a half of a size and I developed a pinched nerve near my toes. So awesome. Anyway, I finally came to conclusions that I just can’t torture myself through another season of wearing those boots…I am in pure misery by the end of the day when tromping around in those things. So I finally splurged and bought some new ones {here}. I loved them and was so excited when they were on sale. Double bonus! {PS, do you get nordstroms notes? You should. They send you money in the mail. Check them out!!}

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks friends for listening…carry on! xoxo

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In case you are wondering what’s going on here, I am joining up with The Nester and her 31 Day Challenge. I am challenging myself to write about Thankfulness for 31 days…every day be thankful for something, even if it’s little. A way to force me to look at the positive so to speak…if you want to see all the 31 day posts I do, click HERE.

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2 comments on “31 Days: Pantone Colors and New Boots

  1. I don’t understand why you didn’t go for the big book!? AHAHAHAHA Just teasing – OHMYGOOOOSH!!!!! My jaw literally dropped!

    Can’t wait to see your spiffy new boots! 🙂

  2. Wow can’t believe the cost of those color swatch books, insane ! Can’t blame you one bit for buying the smaller of the 2. Also, I LOVE those boots you bought, if only they came in a 11 as I have a boat of a foot, or ski’s if you ask my husband 😉

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