June 11, 2008

Intro to Studio Calico

I've never blogged before so I was having a hard time figuring out how to accurately explain our office and how we do things. Finally, I decided to start at the beginning with introductions. So, this afternoon I loaded Natalee into my "Mommy Van" and away we went to the big thriving metropolis of downtown Bowling Green. I also grabbed my camera and recorded our journey.

Studio Calico is located on the second floor of a really cool old building downtown. It has these awesome windows that give off perfect light for taking pictures (when it is sunny of course). The picture below is the view from the top of the steps leading out to the street. Imagine how the UPS guy feels every month when he has to truck up and down these babies with his arms full of boxes. Scarlet and April are really good about helping him carry them out, I try to get out of it if at all possible! Natalee is a good excuse if she happens to be there with me that day.


This next one is a picture of our front door. I like that it looks like the front door on a house. It gives the office a "family" feel. I think of Greg, April, Scarlet, Cara and baby Carter as part of my extended family so it works for me.


Speaking of our Studio Calico family..... let me introduce you to everyone. Most of you already know Scarlet, but I thought that you might like to see her hard at work. I deeply regret that I don't have any pictures of Scarlet's kids, Noah & Nadiya, to share with you. They are completely adorable!! We get to see them at the office some in the afternoons. They are super with the little kids and get a big kick out of playing with them while we are all working.



If you been on the message boards at all, you'll also recognize Greg. Natalee thinks of him as "Her" Greg and monopolizes his time and attention whenever they are together. She loves it when we go to the office and he comes by to play. Here you will see them sitting at his computer. He did a little work this afternoon in between games of "trolley horse, trolley horse" on his knee. The table where he is set up is also the table that April and Scarlet use to plan kits. We've also been known to eat lunch there occasionally, but it is usually covered with kit stuff so we usually sit on the floor.


Now I am going to introduce Cara. She is our newest Studio Calico employee. She started helping me pack kits a couple of months ago because you all just got to be too much for me to handle all by myself. I can't give you an exact number, but let me just say that there are a lot more of you getting a brown package each month now than there were when I started packing kits back in September. Anyway, Cara is a stay at home Mom and works part-time for Studio Calico.


Now it's time for you to meet the most handsome boy around. His name is Carter and he is Cara's 9 month old son. He and Natalee are engaged to be married someday, he has a thing for older women! He has just recently started crawling and somehow found his way into a Bazzill box. It was a photo op that was too cute to pass up!




Carter and Natalee have a great time at the office. April and Scarlet have set aside a little alcove where we have set up a pack-n-play and lots of toys. I have to say that one of the greatest parts about my job is that I get to bring Natalee to work with me. Studio Calico puts family first and it is great to have an employer that understands that there are times when you just have to take a break to change a diaper or get in a quick snuggle.

I know that she needs no introduction, but I have to add another picture of my little Natbug in here too. She loves to hang out in front of the windows and watch the people and cars on the street below. She will stand there and look out and yabber on and on forever.


I don't have any pictures of myself....that's how it usually goes when you are the designated photographer. You guys all know me from the message boards so there is not much else to tell.
I'll go ahead and apologize now for not having any pictures of April. She was out of town today and I didn't think to get any pics of her last week when we were at the office together. I think that she will be back tomorrow afternoon, if so, I'll get some shots of her to add to tomorrow's post about how we pack the kits.

I hope that you have enjoyed this little field trip. Stay tuned for more info tomorrow night......

17 comments:

ricanlaw said...

I love the little trip. So nice to see the office and everyone at work and play. Thanks for this post. However please follow up with a post with a photo of yourself and Mrs. April.

joanne (spagirl) said...

thanks lorie! that's so cool to get a glimpse of "behind the scenes!" your little natalee is just adorable!!

vtpuggirl said...

Cool!! I love the behind the scenes post.

nicolesamuels said...

Thanks for the behind the scenes tour, Lorie! How fun! And what an awesome job that you can bring Natalee!

Joy Madison said...

thanks for the introductions...love seeing the offices.

Ki said...

That was incredible! Great to see where the magic happens! Thanks so much for the tour!

ahardy said...

what a great little peek into the SC family & office.
those kiddos are sweet, sweet!
love that family is a priority! :D

Close To Home said...

This was great! You are a fantastic blogger! Oohh those children are cuties. I'm sooo jealous of all you who work for. What a dream job!

Sharie said...

Thanks for the tour, Lorie! It's fun to see where all the magic of SC happens. Maybe you and April could take turns with the camera so we can see you both at work, too!

Tara said...

Sounds like my dream job. If you guys ever want to set up an office in Ontario, just let me know!
Thanks for the tour Lorie. Looks like you have a great time.

Caroline said...

oooh! so cool to see where the magic happens! :)

Deb L said...

How fun to see where it 'happens'! thanks for sharing pics of everyone (well almost everyone). Can't wait to see more!

Adrienne said...

Thanks for the tour!!! Sounds like you guys have a lot of fun. Need any help? It's a bit of a commute, but I'm sure it would be worth it! :) Adrienne

kimosabescraps said...

How fun... I love feeling like we got a behind the scenes tour! very fun!

Zen Scrapper said...

OMG, I never realized you were in Bowling Green! My DH designed the wooden coaster at Beech Bend! Small world :)

Brenda Hurd said...

nice to see everyone hard at work - the little ones are so cute - and i'm sure very helpful!

Sally said...

Cool to see what's going on behind the scenes! Thanks for sharing. And let Cara know that one of the SC members has a little one named Carter (maybe she'll sneak me in an extra goodie or two for choosing one of the coolest names ever). :)