Posted on June 15, 2012 by 1 | 0 CommentsHi readers! I apologize for my absence last week, but I am so glad you guys got meet Intern Rachael! She has been quite the little pistol around here. When people say "grab the bull by the horns", well she has done that. I don't think there's anything that she is not just fabulous at. So far she has been not only an Interior Designer but an exterminator, shopkeeper, and now she's a gardener! We have a shop full of "do-it all" women, and that is what makes this internship SO fun! [caption id="attachment_6265" align="aligncenter" width="565"] What a beauty?! And I mean Rachael, not the plants.[/caption] This week was so hectic with us trying to get things ready for the big 2-day sale. A lot of you came in and took advantage of the discounts, and I thank you for that. The more you guys buy, the less I'm tempted to buy so thank you! We cleaned this studio like you would not even believe. I know Rachael talked last week about the excitement of crossing things off of your list, but the excitement of a clean desk tops everything! Sadly, it didn't even last a full 24 hrs. It was clean by closing on Tuesday, and dirty by opening on Wednesday. Oh well, it was still exciting for a little while. [caption id="attachment_6269" align="aligncenter" width="516"] A clean intern desk makes for some very happy interns![/caption] As you all know, our sweet Amanda is expecting her first child. Next week is the big week. We get to find out what she's having!!! We all know that Baby Reynolds is going to be a beauty, but will HE be a beauty or will SHE be a beauty? Take a guess, just for fun. We all have our mind made up around here, but we would like to see what you guys think. We will keep you guys posted on the big news! I think Amanda's fur babies are as excited as everyone else to find out the sex of the baby. So much so that Lola Belle, one of her sweet kitties, insisted on a new hair cut. She had to get her big sister hair-do, and we felt it was appropriate that we share it with you guys. It gave all of us a big laugh, as I'm sure it will for you. [caption id="attachment_6271" align="aligncenter" width="454"]Lola Belle pre-hair cut. Getting as much downtime as possible before the new addition is here![/caption] [caption id="attachment_6272" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Lola Belle post-hair cut. She had to get her fierce "lion look" to help protect the new addition.[/caption] I hope you all had a good week. I'm sure all of you bargain shoppers are enjoying your new fabulous finds from our sale this week. Don't forget about the give-away next week! We love reading all of your comments and seeing the happy PARISH reader when they come pick up their big win, so get your name in the drawing! I hope you all enjoy your weekend! Stay tuned for more fun posts next week!