Ouch. What a weekend.
We were at a hooping workshop with hoop “celebrity” Brecken Rivara over the weekend. She really kicked our a$$e$ for a total of 8+ hours, split between Saturday & Sunday. Actually, more specifically, my ribs, wrists, legs and arms are feeling a new kind of feel-good “pain”. Check out my post on my hooping blog over here. I hope to do a demo of my new hoop skillz soon, just for you.
Onto hoop festival prep….
I’m inching my way closer and closer to Maine for my first festival! With only 12 weeks left to go, it feels like the time has been flying. See this post if you have no idea what I’m talkin’ ‘bout.
One task didn’t add to my list, which I should have, is to actually make a list of tasks in order of date. I use the task master GQueues, which syncs with my Google calendar. It’s been super handy in that I can delegate tasks to others very easily via email (for instance, my sister, since she’s helping out with preparing for the festival), schedule when I should have them done by, add notes, and even have sub-tasks. Also nice that it’s all up in “the cloud”, as they say, so my lists are backed up for me… somewhere. I think it was $20 or something for the year.
RECAP ~ What I had to do:
- Start planning the line-up of what goods to bring
- Figure out what’s already provided to me, booth-wise
- Start planning booth out ~ design the overall layout
What I accomplished:
Rachel & I chatted about what we’ll bring for merchandise, in general. I think more small-priced gifty items as well as a few more runs of t-shirts will be good to bring. Thinking about setting up a “design your shirt” kiosk, but we’ll see…
Learned what I needed for vending. Pretty much tent, tables, & chairs. The whole sha-bang.
We purchased a pop-up tent! Found a great deal at Cabela’s for a 10×10 for $69. This will be useful so we can start planning out how our booth is going to be laid out and do mock displays before we go. Also, for the days we’ll just be camping, we can set up the pop-up in our campsite.
Decided most likely I’ll just rent tables while I’m there. We’ll use our camp chairs for sitting.
Delegated booth layout & design to Rachel, since she’s got so much awesome retail experience. (Yay, Walgreens.)
What to do NEXT:
Create/design new products
Get products spec’d out for cost/production
I’ll update on this in a few weeks time! We got this thing ON LOCK!
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for some wall art from Alluminare & moi! Head over here to enter. Get your environs prettied-up with Barbra art, why dontcha?