Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Orders . . .

I will no longer be excepting orders for this year. I've debated to post this because I really thought I would see a slow down. But my inbox continues to overflow with them. I'm swamped. And delightfully happy because of it. I have quite a bit to keep me busy through the rest of the year and I thought it only fair that I let you all know that I cannot possible take on anymore till January. Please feel free to fill out an order form on the site, but know that I will not be able to get to the order till the first of 2010. {Unless of course, . . . I get caught up!}

The support, prayers, love and awesome comments you give are immeasurable and I appreciate them all in so many ways. With the push of my husband and some incredible friends, I'm going to do this and hope I don't run anyone off. I have Big Plans for Small Words that I'm hoping by stepping back a little will let me devote more time and energy. Of course I will continue to blog, but now {hopefully} I can get my head above the waters.


Thanks guys for understanding!

18 comments:

Chris said...

You take all the time you need ,good for you , sometimes we have a hard time saying no , your are being a great example.
Chris

Melissa's Thoughts said...

Congrats on saying wooooo and taking the time you need for you, your family and your art. God will bless you.

Lauren said...

That is a great picture of y'all!!

Jessica said...

We are all here for you, Kim! I love seeing your artwork posts, but can completely understand if you're swamped. Get caught up, girl!

One of these days I'm going to get a painting done by you. I know that I want one...it's just a matter of what the heck I'm going to have you paint!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

It is wonderful to be so busy. I admire your choice to slow down on the orders. Family is so important and life is SHORT. Can't wait to see new photos!

Sallie said...

I don't know how you do what you do anyway! I read your blog just to marvel at it! Success requires you to cut the orders off...and that's a good thing! Your babies and family come first, and you are making that priority....good for you!

jess said...

Good for you, although I have to admitt, I'm glad I put my order in already. :) You'll feel so good once you're caught up and ready to take our new orders on! By then, I'll know what our new baby "is" and be able to make a better judgement call on the next few names for you! By the way, love that bedroom set for Em. Is it too personal to ask what your steal price was? I found something similar for our little girls and they are asking $540 for 2 big dressers/mirror and a nightstand. I'm still mulling it over.... hoping they don't sell it in the meantime.

Swan Family said...

Kim, I am proud of you! You're listening to your heart and letting your business run you! I hope you get some relaxing time and lots of rest!!!! Best of luck!!!! I can't wait to see what you've got in store with your already awesome business!!! I will be placing an order for January!!!

missy said...

that is soooooo awesome!!!!!!
you need a little time for you, your family....and maybe....just maybe relax!?!?!?!?!?
you do great work so i do not think you will run anybody off!!!!!!
we all love our families and understand that they come first!!!!!!
take care and enjoy!!!!!

Lynda said...

I doubt people will stop asking for your stuff. It's beautiful work which is why you're swamped :) Everyone needs to stop and slow down every now and then. Best wishes and success to you!

Maggie said...

You do whatever you need to do to make yourself and your family happy girl. Your talent is going anywhere and neither are we...

Holly said...

you gotta do what you gotta do! You are a busy lady!

Kristen said...

Good for you - are you feeling a bit like ....WHEW!!! Pressure off? (well still on, but you know) Having a business and being a wife and a mama is a hard juggling act. Good for you for knowing when you need to slow things down and catch your breath!

nina said...

Your sanity is the 1st priority :-)

Good luck & blessings to you and your family!

Allison said...

Taking time off is so good for the soul. I am just now getting back and am starting a new chapter. Buh bye Tutta, hello Under a Shady Tree! Looking forward to the unveiling of what those plans for Small Words might entail!

Katie said...

Great photo! Hopefully one of these days I'll put in an order. Would love to own a piece of your lovely art!

shabby girl said...

Can't wait to see what you're up to next with your business! You're so talented that it could be just about ANYTHING!!!

Kim said...

I love your work. I think if it is worth it-after you do the number crunching, you should hire someone to help you.
I read somewhere, "the hardest thing to do, to make your business grow is to let it go - a little...".
Good Luck to you.