Kilroy was Here

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According to Wikipedia, “Kilroy was here is an American popular culture expression, often seen in graffiti. Its origins are debated, but the phrase and the distinctive accompanying doodle—a bald-headed man (possibly with a few hairs) with a prominent nose peeking … Continued

We got signs today!

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Today was a beautiful day in Tacoma.  I took this picture as we were driving to the store this morning. We feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area. Mark says we may not ever have a home … Continued

Sales area is just about done

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Our store is small so we’ve had to be careful with space planning. Behind the counter is a counter/desk that we can use for paperwork and computer work. We bought some cabinets from IKEA (where else?) for extra storage space. … Continued

We have shelves!

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We spent the day today assembling shelves at the store.  My dad came down and helped us for a few hours  (thanks dad!).  We had a few visitors today as well. The man who use to be in our space … Continued


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We did some shopping at IKEA today!  Tomorrow we’ll be putting lots of shelving pieces together.  We don’t want  the store to look too much like an IKEA store – but the prices are so great!  We’ll personalize them as … Continued

Front window and signs

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I’ve spent the last few days painting the trim around the front window and the door – 3 coats. I think it looks MUCH nicer than the ugly gray that was around the window and the black door. We’ve ordered … Continued


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Our store has an awning over the front window and door. The name of the previous tenant was still on the awning and we’ve been talking with the landlord about getting that changed to our name. The landlord called the … Continued

We have sales counters

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We spent a lot of time this weekend putting furniture together.  We bought 2 glass display counters and a corner unit from American Retail Supply in Kent.  It took us forever to put the first counter together last night.  Today … Continued