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8 weeks post demo.

I haven’t been slacking on updates because I’m totally sucking, but we are still at that place where pictures aren’t fun because the changes are subtle. “Oooooh, look at those beautiful cable cords!”

No. But there are some minor updates I can finally post. Never thought I’d be excited about the words “insulation” or “drywall”. Ooooh, insulation! Like cotton candy for the walls.

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And the stone out front is done, finally coming together!

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I’m looking forward to the day there’s no giant dumpster and a porta-toilet out front so I can take better pictures of the front! The house will painted soon, but the deck has been a nightmare and had to be ripped off and redone. I’m dying to move past this part, and start picking out the fun stuff.

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Bakery update waaaaay late!

Something had to give, and it was my internet addiction! Not that it’s a bad thing, of course!

I really don’t know where to begin by trying to describe how crazy this past 6 months has been.

It took a month to write a 67 page business plan, a few weeks to negotiate for a location and choose our builder, and six week after they started, I technically had a bakery.

This entire experience has been a whirlwind of insanity. Yep, I’m back on medication because anyone who REALLY knows me is familiar with my attention issues and occasional maniacal behavior. FYI- it’s all good. (thanks, prozac)

Here are pictures and some plugs, because I have so many people to pat on the back and say thank you to. The ideas were mine, but it took wonderfully talented people to make my ideas a reality.

First, my contractors were completely and 150% wonderful! Beck Design Group I really can’t say enough great things in this little blog blurb, but bottom line- they were done AHEAD of *my* schedule. Any delays due to opening were totally me, and my panic, or changing my mind, or a glitch with my…oh say, OVEN showing up on time. The build itself was incredibly painless and I am so grateful! You will see more about these guys here. Thanks for putting up with me on an hourly basis, David. I hope I didn’t drive you too insane!

Here are some pictures:

I wanted the walls to look like concrete, so my contractor found Dawn who did an outstanding job. I am totally in love with my walls, and yes they really are covered in stone. I need to get the exact details of what the product is, but it’s awesome. When she adds the bakery pics to her website, I’m sure she’ll explain what this product is. I – love – it. http://www.tegacaydreamrooms.com/

…and my mason jar lights. Jenn makes them, and they’re incredible. I drove down to Atlanta to pick these up and bring them home myself. My sisinlaw and I were totally thrilled to see the other projects she’s working on. This girl is crazy talented. I loved everything she had! http://www.reclaimedlighting.com/

and then there is the furniture.

After weeks of thrift shopping ( http://sleepypoetstuff.com/ and http://depotgibsonmill.com/ especially!!), hunting, bargaining, and begging we (Deb and I) found all of the furniture. I swear, our butts sat in more chairs over the past 3 months than an entire semester of college students. The amazing paint colors were donated from my girlfriend Alex (mostly) a few cans from the recycle center leftover paint shed, 2 containers from the leftover junk at Lowe’s and my garage.

You can see my girlfriend Amy’s kneecap at the end of my driveway. I DO NOT KNOW how I would’ve gotten it all done without her help those two very long days (while she quietly dealt with me coughing my bronchitis face all over the damn place). I owe her free cupcakes for life, for real. (and wait until you see the chair covers and stuff she made for me, ridiculous! So awesome)

Super huge thanks to my darling Debbie, my sisterinlaw has been my wingman the past few weeks, letting me cart her around, yell in her ear, ask her advice, helping me make decisions, snapping her fingers at me when my eyes glaze over or I forget what the hell I was doing, or where I was going, or what I’m forgetting…..

And the biggest thank you of all goes to my saint of a husband, who encouraged me to do this and is completely supportive (in all ways) of my, as he calls it, “hobby”. No one uses a level for more shit than you, babe. Thank you for this, I hope I make you proud. :)

I love you all, this is so exciting and surreal and in all honesty WAY scarier than finding out I was a pregnant teenager.

Wish us luck!

I have to log off now, Shaye is drawing on my purse with lip liner. Some things will never be easy.

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Crazy busy week and we’re in the newspaper!

I just got back from dropping Miss Maeve at camp in Virginia and things have been going about 100 mph. I’ve already gotten through round 1 with my architect on a floor plan which might be done as early as Monday, found someone to do the signage, and most importantly to me- someone wants to watch my children! My biggest worry through all of this has been my 2 little ones and keeping their schedules as normal as possible once we’re open.

I blogged, whined, I cried a few times, then my phone rang. Big. Sigh. Of. Relief!!

And even more exciting? Our opening made the newspaper ALREADY! Holy Crap- Here is the article, and thanks to Jenny Overman and the Fort Mill Times, you are wonderful!!

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via Cupcake business planned for Baxter | Fort Mill Times – Fort Mill, SC.

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