In my last post, I shared with you Goals: Part 1 and I told you about the incredible experience of my husband’s first marathon.

Also jammed into this past weekend was my Home and Harvest Sale.

Before I get into what that has to do with goals, I thought I would first share some pictures of the setup.

The weather was stunning.


I took night pictures because a good portion of the sale was held at night.

I worked with a bunch of lampshades I had picked up this summer to soften the “garage” lights. The center hanging ones have Christmas light strings inside. All of the exposed bulb fixtures were also covered with shades and I hung two large drum shades with hanging light kits picked up at Ikea.


The offerings were a mixture of Halloween, Fall, Christmas, home decor, furniture and lots of vintage treasures.


This is the exterior during the day. Sorry they are so washed out, like I said, it was a sunny day.





I also offered fabric flower pins and a few pieces of jewelry assembled from vintage elements.


So, how did it go?

Not great.

Traffic was slow.

But, those who came gave really positive feedback.

I get that this building up this type of thing takes time.

(If you would like to read how this sale came about, you can read here.)

But, as I usually am fully honest here, I am not going to stop now.

There was so much work getting ready for this and it was a let down.

I have such a strong visual in my head of what my goals are for this side of my business.

So, I guess the lesson here is you can work really hard and not meet your goals.

But that is okay, it is part of the process.

"For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again."

But no worries,

I may be down.


See this picture – me, smiling and relaxed.

That is a picture of when I still hoping it was going to happen this time.


I am holding on to that vision and moving forward.

Of course, I am also stepping back and realizing that changes need to be made.

(I am going to try something new in two weeks – I will let you know how that goes!)

I read several blog posts about sales this weekend that were an amazing success.

I know it can happen, I know it is possible, I just need to keep trying to figure out how to get there.

This is one of the biggest parts of my “Finding Home”, and this blog is the story of the Journey we are all on…Finding Home.

So, thanks for reading and as always thanks for being part of my journey.

October 12, 2011 — Laura Putnam