Ah, the joys of the retail world. While you all just barely begin to think about back to school and summer ending, and the last sweet hot days of summer, I have been deeply entrenched in the holidays and winter since at least the beginning of July! While you guys were chewing on watermelon and jumping in the pool, I was making Sugar & Spice soap, wrapping things in red bows for holiday photos, and planning a December sale. While you were beaching, I was holiday packaging!

I do love this business. And I do love the holidays! But I'm not sure I love this holidays-six-months-of-the-year thing that Dot & lil requires. Oy. I need some eggnog!