am i ready to play with the big boys?

I have been preparing to go to a gift show in New York since October called the “New York International Gift Fair.”  I have been really laid back putting together what I will be taking, and about how I feel about it, until about 4 hours ago when the nerves and realization hit me like a slap in the face!!  I feel like a freight train is coming towards me and I cannot step aside.  I have exactly 26 days till I leave and I still have questions, concerns, a press kit to write, and two boys to worry about when I am gone.  Actually what am I thinking, 3 boys to worry about when I am gone. 
This is the Javits Center where our booth will be located.  There are only buyers from retail stores that are allowed to go to this show. I am getting ready to play with the big boys and I want to be ready to play. I am so scared……
There is a 36 page manual that mainly consists of 30 pages of getting your crap to the show and how you should ship it.  I am afraid I will forget something.  I have only been to New York once and you know why (a.k.a. The Nate Berkus Show), and it seems it is hard to get from one point to another in New York City quickly. 
That is why I planned to be staying at the New Yorker Hotel, which is supposed to be 3 blocks from the Javits Center.  I am hoping it is a walkable walk. Ha… Ha… walkable walk, where I don’t have to worry about taking a cab.  I just want Dean & Deluca, Macys, and all the other stores to love my cutting boards and put them in their stores. 
Now that I have started to talk more about it I am feeling more relaxed.  I just need Mr. Know-it-All to tell me it will all be fine, that I don’t forget anything, and that I sell a bunch of cutting boards. 
your custom cabinet girl 


My dear talented friend Shannon has started this wonderful journey of creativity and and makes beautiful handmade cuffs.  I just wanted to be able to share these with you because they are each made with love.  I really want this one and its based on the verse from Jeremiah 29:11. 
Personally, I own the “Courage” cuff because I need to be reminded to have courage daily.  These cuffs are a great reminder and are beautiful on as well. 
Please take a look at her beautiful website for encouragement and find yourself lovely cuffs to purchase as well. Just click HERE! 
your custom cabinet girl

our new "salvaged" circle cutting board

So I have been looking for a way to make a cutting board with the same high quality, less labor intensity, aka lower price point.  This has been hard because I will not compromise on quality.  And with that, I give you this…..
I call it salvaged because we “saved” the maple and cherry from the scrap bin, glued it together, sanded it, then hit it with a chain!  Yes you read that right I hit it with a chain and it felt GREAT!Your very own 17″ diameter round 3/4″ thick maple and cherry lumber cutting board.  And its only $49.00!
I hope you like it!  Let me know what you think!
your custom cabinet girl