Wednesday, August 16, 2017

i'm just guessing......



 What is this you ask? 
Firstly, all I know is God brings me just the jobs I need, when I need them.  And all the while he brings along some really cool projects for some cool people. 
I was contacted by a company that makes metal boxes for the government.  They offer a metal box wrapped or displayed in wood. 

Obviously its wood so that's where I come in.....

The company, Vector Technologies found me on the internet and asked if we could do such a thing...... and of course I said, "yes I can!" 
The plans for these boxes were very complex with measurements to less than a 32nd.  Which is insane, but I knew my dad could build it.

And best of all these boxes are for top secret "secret" meetings!  Meaning, when people have a top secret meeting they need to put their cell phones in that metal box and shut the lid.  The cell phones are not detectable in the metal boxes.  I have no idea what is in the technology because that's not the wood part, but some type of white noise ensues in the box and tadahh no one can tap in on any conversations, special meetings, nothing. 
 
So this got me thinking.  Who would have such a meeting that works for the government and has to put their phone in a box because they're talking about top secret "secret" stuff? 
I am just guessing but it could be the President of the United States!! The President People!

My new friend at Vector Technologies doesn't even know who this box is for because the person is so high up.  So.......who do you think its for?

your custom cabinet girl (future secret box builder for the stars :)
 


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

will he find out i'm right?

Its entirely possible that I am wrong, but just go with me for a minute.
I called the rep for Corky's BBQ so many times that I think he blocked me.  True.Story.  I have never been blocked before and it is a new kind of rejection that feels weird.  I'm not crying, and I'm not sad, so I think I have entered into the phase of; "I don't care." Or maybe its just I'm delusional.  I thought and still think my boards would sell well on TV.  Do you??? If you don't, then don't tell me. I always say the most intelligent person said this phrase, "Ignorance is bliss." I have to keep trying.
Here I am with our "Bread" shaped boards in Walnut!
 
 
In all of History of selling on TV cutting boards have never sold well.  This is fact, and I want to change that.  I just have this gut feeling, I just know.....(you know when you know), that I could sell my boards and wood products on QVC and people would LOVE THEM!!!
 
So I have a new idea, what if I try to sell "bread shaped" toast boards with someone selling a toaster?  If toaster's are sold on TV?  I do not know but I am going to look that up now, and then propose it to my favorite buyer who hasn't blocked me yet. ;)
 
My gut is telling me another thing, when someone tells me I can't do something I  always say, "watch."  I hate it when I have to prove people wrong....sometimes I prove them right but this time I want to be right.
So....... what to do next with the BBQ thing?  I am not sure.
I do know that I am making a lot more custom cabinets and selling pre-fab cabinets to builders which is super exciting.  I get to measure all the jobs and when we put the cabinets in, they fit! That's a plus.  So that's my positive for today. 
I am looking forward to finding out how, and when, and what, I will do next. 
talk soon,
your custom cabinet girl

Monday, May 22, 2017

crazy idea update........

So....I talked to my rep from QVC and she gave me a better idea than the one I had before.  She suggested I make a cutting board with Corky's BBQ engraved on it and send it to the guy in charge.  He would love it and want to sell it on QVC with his great BBQ!  Well, maybe....
Nothing in QVC goes quickly I've heard and you have to be patient. 
I feel like I am on the edge of the cliff with my handmade product in my hand shouting, "Let me make these for you...please...I can do this job!"
 
I contacted the "head honcho" and he talked with me once and it sounded promising.  I have since followed up with him several times with messages;
"Remember Me?"
"It's your new best friend again..."
"My name is Inigo Montoya....you killed my father...prepare to die" 
"me again!! call me....call me...call me......"
"It's the pest!  Call Me!"
 
Hence, no call back yet, but I was given some good advice, to leave him alone for awhile and follow up in a few weeks....
 
If Mr. Know-it-All knew that I had called that many times and left that many messages.......he would give me the advice to just leave him alone.  But I can't. You know why? 
I won't give up.  That's why!
I know that our boards need to be on QVC and they won't regret it!
until next time,
your custom cabinet girl
 
 

Monday, April 10, 2017

pick me!

If you have ever tried out for something, applied for a job, quoted a project, asked someone on a date, and tightly closed your eyes and waited...... you are understanding how I am feeling right now.  Waiting for the answer is excruciatingly painful in the nerves for me.  My heart is beating so fast, my hands are sweaty, my shoulders are tight...... I. Can. Not. Relax.  
And what if you know........you just Know.......that the thing you tried out for, or asked to do is something you would be really good at.  You just know if they pick you it would be the best decision they ever made. They will be so happy they picked you.  
 
I feel like this today.  And I am waiting, as I am writing this I just received a phone call and found out my answer......
 
They didn't pick me. Besides feeling sad, I am a bit relieved for the answer so as not to be nervous.  I do know that ultimately God has a plan.  His plans are not my plans.  I am reminded of this verse.
 
1 Corinthians 15:57-58
But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.
Let nothing move you.
Always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord,
because you know that your labor
in the Lord is not in vain.
 
I am thankful for Jesus' encouragement and ultimately He is in control and knows what I need and what work He wants me to do. 
your custom cabinet girl