Friday, May 27, 2016

HOT Reston Market TOMORROW and quick update

Hi there!

Just a quick note that if you're in the Virginia area, I will be selling my jewelry at the Reston Market at Lake Anne in Reston, VA tomorrow from 9 - 1.  It's a really pretty area with lots of vendors, including a farmers market in the front parking lot.  They even have a brewery, which is where my husband will be for some of the time, haha.

I've been working hard in the last two weeks and have added new bracelets, earrings and necklaces!  My prices range from only $5 to $140, so lots to choose from!  :)

We will be near the water under either a blue or green tent, so come by and say HI!  Oh, and please don't judge... if you see a tall redhead running around screaming and flailing her arms in the air and dripping with sweat, it's just me.  Bees and heat = very uncomfortable melting Barb.  Doing outside shows is not my thing, but I have to do it.  I'll have my mint bee repellent handy, too!

Update on sessions:
My wait list has become super long.  I'm so honored and grateful that so many of you want to have a session with me, so thank you.  :)  This said, I may need to close the list for a while to catch up and possibly re-open it in the fall.  I'm not sure about this yet, so if you're interested, go ahead and leave your info at 703.474.2227 and I'll add you to the list.  If you're looking for a session sooner, consider Lisa Boslett who is one of my former students and has opened her own practice in Chantilly (my office mate, too).

Again, if you've called and left your information, you ARE on the list and I'll be contacting you as soon as space opens up.  Thanks so much for your patience!

Ok!  Back to packing my display up.  If you're in the area, come by and say hi tomorrow!  :)

~Barb xx

Monday, May 23, 2016

Upcoming Markets and News

Hello from what I think is Seattle, WA rather than Northern Virginia as it's literally rained for more than two weeks.

I. am. so. sick. of. it.  I know I'm not alone!  All of our plants are waterlogged and because we have a ginormous tree in our back yard, we have algae on the deck.  As careful as I was yesterday, I took a pretty big spill on it.  It's like water on ice mixed with some oil even.  WHAM.  Some very pretty bruises, and a little sore, but it's ok.

The dogs have also had it.  They will NOT go out in the rain, and if they do, it's because they just can't cross their legs any longer, lol.  The rain needs to move ON already!

Barb the Medium news:
I have a nice wait list going and if you've called and left a message, you are ON the list!  What I've decided to do (with some exceptions) is to book a month up and then call at the end of that month for the following month.  This is because I don't know about show schedules, yet and I don't want to have to reschedule or rearrange session appointments.  So, if you haven't heard from me today or this week, you may hear from me at the end of June.  This is also depending on if I hear back from the folks I've called.  I left messages and if I don't hear back in the next day or two, I'll go to the next person on the list.

I'm trying to be as fair as I can, so bear with me!  :)

Barb the Silversmith news:
Weather permitting, I'll be at the Reston Market this Saturday (28th) from 9 - 1pm.  I'll have new pieces out from $5 up to $140, so a big range.  I'm trying to bring more lower priced items, but I know there are some folks like me who like the bigger and chunkier pieces, too!

The Reston Market is at Lake Anne and we are right by the steps of the lake.  Come see us!  :)
*If it's raining, I will NOT be there!*

For those of you who live near South Riding, I'll be doing the Fall Festival there.  Looks like a fun show with lots of vendors and beer.  LOL!  That event is September 24 from 12-6.

Hope you all are doing great!  Oh, it stopped raining!

~Barb xx

Update - FIVE minutes later.... didn't stop raining.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Reston Market!

Hi all!

For anyone local and interested, I'll be at (wait, knock on wood it doesn't rain!) the Reston Market tomorrow, May 14 from 9 - 1 with all my sterling silver handmade jewelry! 10% off of everything for the Reston shows. Come see me and the hubby - not sure where we'll be... it's our first time. :D  

The market runs every weekend. I won't be there every time, but I will be sure to post here and on my FaceBook pages when I'll be around!

Hope to see you there!
Barb xx

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mother's Day Special and My Last Sessions

Hi everyone!

Just a quick update to let you know that I have a Mother's Day special going until Friday, May 6! You can use the coupon code MOMSDAY while checking out for a 15% OFF discount on every item (even sale items), and on top of that, I'll upgrade your standard shipping to priority!

I have lots of goodies to choose from, so if you're interested, go take a LOOK!

Check out my Etsy store HERE!  :)

Saturday was my last official day as a full-time medium and it still hasn't really hit me yet.  I'm normally off Sunday's, most Monday's and Tuesdays, so I think it'll hit me more on Wednesday.  I'm now trying to figure out my daily schedule, and it's a little weird after almost 20 years of scheduling clients on certain days.  

As far as my last few sessions go, I couldn't have asked for more wonderful clients with amazing spirit people.  One was a beautiful little 5 year old girl who had so much energy that I could barely keep up!  She brought through so much information and so many messages for her wonderful parents... it was truly a beautiful way to "sorta" end one journey and move into a new one.  I'll never forget that little girl.  :)

I'm still trying to finalize my future schedule, so if you're interested in a session, please give me a call at 703.474.2227.  Just leave your name and number... I'll be making a list of all calls and messages and will be getting back to folks towards the end of May, and in the order I received your call.    

Hope you have a wonderful week!
Barb xx