Most adults could finish that proverb. Actually it's "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach" but for Valentine's Day we won't discriminate.
Friday, December 7, 2012
December's here and even though we all had the luxury of an extra week between Thanksgiving and Christmas I feel I've somehow squandered the time and now I'm frantic to turn the calendar back to November. I'd make all kinds of empty promises if I could just go back and appreciate the gift of extra time.
Surely we all feel that way.
Every year it's the same stupid optimism:
- Have all the Christmas shopping finished by November 1.
-Pull out Christmas decorations early and weed out old stuff that we don't use... Replace with new good stuff.
-Start holiday cooking early. Make homemade goodies for all our friends. This'll be fun.
You start feeling so organized (why haven't I done this every year?) and a
false calm sets in. One quick email blast and you've invited a hundred of your closest friends over for a casual (you're thinking Martha Stewart) Christmas party.
Optimism turns to realism. Pessimism coming on strong.
WHAT WE'RE YOU THINKING?
Take a deep breath. Pick up the phone. Call us.
We can help.
With the food.
We have our own ugly old decorations to take care of.
Appetizers to desserts and party favors are made daily here at Tres Market.
Everything can be transferred to your serving pieces.
It's easy- we'll tell you how to do it-and VOILA' - food's done and it's homemade... Just not by you.
Now you can enjoy your party and your guests and the compliments you're sure to receive.
Don't worry, we'll still be here.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
We're now fully into our latest construction project. It's our fifth one in eleven years and once more its behind schedule and over budget. Not only that, but it's running into our holiday season which is always unbelievably hectic and we're only picking up about 350 square feet. Into which we need to squeeze 1000 feet of ideas.
Moan, groan, whine. Okay, enough of that.
The truth is, I love a good construction project. The smell of cut lumber and wet paint make my heart go pitter- patter.
Jeannine on the other hand, is the exact opposite. As soon as she smells cut lumber and paint her disposition takes a nose dive. Our typical conversation goes like this:
Jeannine: Morning everybody. Did everyone have a good evening? (Turns head hard left)
Oh my God. What a mess! Julie, I can't stand it. When are they gonna be done? Have you asked them yet? Are we adding more freezers? Can we add another refrigerator?
Me: Sure, I just need to add some more electrical.
Jeannine: Can we have some pretty lights? I'd really like some pretty lights. And are you sure we're going to have enough storage? We really need more storage space.
Me: Fine. I'll have them move that wall out a couple feet. How's that?
Jeannine: Perfect. I hope you're having cushions made for the bench. I really think cushions will make it more comfortable. And pretty. Can we have pretty? I'd really like prettier.
Me: Already on it.
Jeannine: Good. (She sits at computer)
(She gets up from computer, looks hard right)
Jeannine: Oh my God! What a mess. Julie, I can't stand it. When are they gonna be done?
That's a fairly accurate depiction of the two of us but sometimes the scenario changes and our roles are reversed. When I'm exhausted or stressed, Jeannine will step in and become the strong one for a while. Then we trade again. It's nice to know someone's got your back.
I'm thankful for her...I think she's thankful for me...we're both thankful for, not only our customers who support us, but also for our employees who are like family members (the kind you like).
We truly love being able to provide a service that helps families spend time together and encourages friends to entertain with ease. When our construction is finished, we'll love it even more!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Pinterest has been a best friend full of decor ideas for Thursday! Here are some great, simple, and quick decoration finds for your Thanksgiving meal!
For more Pinterest Thanksgiving finds follow our Thanksgiving board!
We wish you a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving day!