screwed

November 24, 2009 |  Category:   life the biz

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Yup, that’s me. I just got SLAAAMMED with work yesterday. I knew it was coming, but I didn’t think it was all going to happen on the SAME DAY, gah. This means I’ll be working through the holiday weekend, including Thanksgiving Day just to get my head above water with all 3 projects. While the schedule and deadlines look kind of impossible from where I’m standing right now, in the end I always seem to find a way of pulling out extra hours in the day to get it all done. I’ll find a way.

On the W&S side of things, the holiday season this year will be a bit different than last. We only worked on large corporate gift orders last year and shut down our websites the first week in December because we couldn’t handle anything else on top of the volumes of gift orders. Last year was insane and not so fun. But this resulted in quite a few people emailing us this month wondering if we were going to shut down again. Fear not, fervent cookie lovers, for we will remain open to the public for business! We decided to focus less on corporate gifts this year because frankly, if we shut our shops again for a 2nd year, nobody would ever come to rely on us for holiday gifts and we’d forever be branded as “that shop that closes down during the holidays”, oh no!

And so here we are, at the cusp of another holiday season. We’re not really sure what kind of ordering madness we’ll face after Thanksgiving (busy, I hope, but maybe, just maybe it won’t be so crazy). We had a good idea going into Thanksgiving last year, but this holiday is still unknown at this point. And so, in the spirit of being screwed for the next 4 weeks, here are a few more spiraly vines:

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As long as we don’t get tangled up in an unforgiving knot like this vine, we *should* be fine.

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  • Manya November 24, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Do I know what you’re talking about! I have only slept for 2 hours this morning between 5:30 and 7:30am. I’ve been working all night and tonight will be the same. The orders are coming in like crazy up until New Year’s. I’m a one woman show and going crazy. I believe that we’ll keep each other sane the next month, sharing coffee suggestions!!!!!

  • montague November 24, 2009 at 11:24 am

    good luck on your upcoming busy season! these photos are truly lovely…

  • annabel November 24, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    hire interns! you don’t have to pay them and college kids are willing to do anything for credits or their resumes… after four years i’ve done my fair share of free labor haha.

  • Brenda November 24, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Yay! Now I know what my holiday gifts will be!!! 😀

  • Lecia November 24, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    I hope the next month goes as smoothly as possible for you all.

  • hammocks November 24, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    If it helps at all, just know you’re not rowing this ship alone. I’m always slwyas afraid that no orders will come in and then they do and i’m like…oh crap! By Christmas I usually have gift bags stored under my eyes, but I’m always proud for getting through it. So when it hits just know that I’m on the other side of the park, and I’ve most likely fallen asleep in a pile of fabric, but I’m doing the same thing.

  • MarishaLev November 24, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Good luck! Just be calm at any time.
    And I’m so glad your sweets will be in Montclair NJ , so close!

  • lynn November 25, 2009 at 12:01 am

    will you ever ship to canada? specifically toronto? i mean, whimsy & spice being based in brooklyn is a good an excuse as any to go down to new york assuming that you will continue making appearances at fleas and i can attempt to orchestrate a trip that coincides with a visit to finally taste these marshmallows, but seeing as i am a destitute college student i’m afraid a trip to somewhere even as close as new york is out of the question for awhile.

    good luck with the holiday season.

  • Jenna November 26, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Lynn, we don’t really broadcast it, but we have made a few shipments to canada. Most people shy away from the shipping costs, but we have shipped some of our products that have longer shelf life, so it is possible.

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