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.