Monday, August 26, 2013

For the love of Washi!

So I'm not usually on the up and up of what is trendy but when I come across something I like or think is neat I'll go with it.  A few months back I was shopping at the local 3M Store {the hubby works for 3M so I have my own pass to shop defective and discount product!} and I ran across this fun tape that I had to grab.  Since then it has been sitting in a box and nothing has been done with it, and I kind of forgot all about it until....NOW

Not sure what Washi Tape is?  Neither did I so I had to look it up.... it is kind of like masking tape and the stuff I picked up is just that.  Now I need to track down the true product.

As I've been par-oozing the blogger world I've come across it a couple times and finally realized what it was.  I'm so excited to brows through Pinterest and add all sorts of projects to my 'to do list' {that I'll never get to} but I have a sudden urge to label EVERYTHING, watch out organization bins and gift wrap!

I realize it is not the real stuff made in Japan nor is it the exact same thing but I can't resist the patterns {or the deal}!  I'm hoping to maybe get some personal projects done, some labeling in my new office and at the store.

See it in action!
I wish I had fancier writing but this is it.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Plans for the Future

We'd like to really ramp up our blogging and bring you a little more of what you're looking for.  So, we have a few NEW plans we are hoping encourage you to interact with us and follow.

First of all; we'd like to introduce ourselves...did you know that there are 2 business partners that make up MeshedDesigns?  Well, if you didn't our names are Amber Haugen and Shayna Nix.  We each live closer to one of our retail store locations than the other and we've been friend's our whole lives.

There, now that you know us we can say the next part of our plan.  We are going to be blogging more personally from now on with hopefully individual posts from each of us along with some store promotions too.

Ah and we have so many new updates to share with you now that we have TWO retail stores!  Can't even believe it!!!!!

Second; I {Amber} have thought to myself, what do I look for in blogs?  And, the answer is How To's and Inspiration of course!  I'm going to start blogging about projects, ideas, before and afters and some other fun things along the way.  In just a short week my family and I are moving into a nice old 1920's farmhouse that we've bought and I am soooo excited to put our touches on it.  The hubby and I have determined our style is 

Industrial Farmhouse Chic

Now, are you wondering what that all means?  Check out my Pinterest board of what has been inspiring me!

You'll probably end up seeing the good, the bad, and the ugly of our home updates but I'm excited to share.
Third; we've been told that our store looks like Pinterest in real life so to go along with our blog changes, we are going to write about real life Pinterest projects.  So, if you have anything you've been wanting to try but aren't quite ready, shoot us a message and we'll add it to the list!
We realize our plan, ideas, and style is kind of 'all over the board' but hey we are MeshedDesigns.  We'll talk more about where our name came from in another post.

Don't forget to follow us on all of the fun social networking platforms...we're on all of them @MeshedDesigns.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

It has been awhile!

Wow it has been quite awhile since we've posted!  We've had so many things going on but we are excited to be back and we have a few events to tell you about.

1.  Monday, June 17th @ 6:30 pm Extreme Couponing 101 is back by popular demand!!  We are limiting the session to 20 people this time because we were bursting at the seams with guests at our last one {fantastic problem to have}!

More information is located at this link along with the opportunity to register.  Join on Facebook too.

2.  Tuesday, June 25th @ 6:30 pm Essential Oils 101.  Come learn about the basics of living the life style.  We have been using these for a few months now and it has changed our family's lives!  Mark your calendar and join the event on Facebook.

Monday, April 1, 2013

{April Theme}

Continuing on with our themes, April is
Spring and Whimsical Woodland

The themes have been working really well for us!  Here's what our front window looks like from the back side.

Also, although it is still chilly in Minnesota, we have flowers planted and we are really excited to have Zanna's Designz joining us to plant and maintain the flowers and offer outdoor floral planters for sale to YOU!

The side of the building {Hwy 25} is started to get full of all sorts of goodies.  We are determined to utilized the height of the side wall and pack it full.

Whimsical Woodland
Here's a feel of what the fabrics look like in the theme room.  Check out our Facbook album to see the rest of it!
Pillowcase Dresses by Delva B. Tree out of this fabric!
Coordinating Bibs & Burp Cloths by Delva B. Tree

Friday, March 29, 2013

Jump-Start Downtown

It has been a few weeks since our last blog post but we have been busy working on something exciting!

We have an announcement to make, some of you are aware of this and we THANK YOU for supporting us on our journey, but for the rest of you, here it goes….

In Hutchinson, Minnesota {Amber’s hometown} the Economic Development Association (EDA), along with several community supporters, have developed a contest called Jump-Start Downtown to give one qualified business cash and prizes totaling $25,000 towards moving or expanding their business to downtown Hutchinson!  We have recognized this to be a fantastic opportunity to grow.

The contest consists of 3 rounds:
·         Round 1—Application {Due March 29th}
Judges will notify the winners who go on to Round 2 on April 5th  
·         Round 2—Business Plan {Due May 10th}
Judges will notify the winners who go on to Round 3 on May 17th
·         Round 3—Oral Presentation {May 24th}
Judges will announce the winner after the presentations have been completed

Our application was submitted on Tuesday and if we win we will be opening a second store in Hutchinson at the beginning of June.

We are so excited and the anticipation is hard to handle but our dream can be achieved!  We will keep you posted on each step of the way and we hope this excites you too.

Wish us luck!

Monday, March 4, 2013

{March Theme}

Our themes for March are
St. Patricks and Nautical Pirate

Here are some pictures for you to get excited about.
Nautical fabric for products from Delva B. Tree

Pirate fabric for products from Delva B. Tree

Nautical Picture by Dear Alice Boutique

Monday, February 4, 2013

{February Theme}

You may have already seen that our
themes for February are
Valentine's and Rustic Cowboy

Here are a few pictures of what we have been working on.

Valentine's Patchwork Towel by Delva B. Tree


 Cowboy Bibs, Burp Cloths, and Lovey Blankets by Delva B. Tree

 Rustic Cowboy