Saturday, 2 January 2016

Big News To Start 2016!

December was an incredibly busy month for me... this month will be equally, if not more busy than the last. But this is a good thing for me. Right about now, i'm sure you are all wondering what I am going on about. WELL... you have most likely became familiar with my shop - Pawz N Clawz Jewelry N Things. My mother and I have been selling hand crafted jewelry, wall signs, and more for quite a while now, right here from the blog. So, we had an idea... why not open our own store? Like, an actual store! Right here in my town of Smiths Falls, Ontario! One thought led to another, and voila! I give you Pawz N Clawz Boutique - Your One Stop Shop For Pets And Their Humans.

Pet store opening in Smiths Falls, Ontario

I hope to have our grand opening February 1'st, and I have been working very hard to accomplish that. Call it a bit of a New Years resolution, even though I don't so much do those. We will be selling the same things we have been selling in our shop, but so much more! MORE jewelry designs, MORE wall sign designs, wood burnt signs, PLUS we have connected with K9 Kelp, and will be selling their all natural dog shampoos, fur spritz, paw and nose balms etc etc... and I am in the midst of making deals with a few other companies as well. (I will provide details as deals come through.)We will be carrying leashes, collars, and just a wide variety of anything human/pet related.

Pet store opening in Smiths Falls, Ontario pet signs

Pet store opening in Smiths Falls, Ontario

These are some of the signs I have been working on for the store. Now, keep in mind, my talented mother has always been the "sign maker" so this is new to me. What do you guys think of my first try at sign making/creating?

Pet store opening in Smiths Falls, Ontario

This is an inside view of the front display windows of my store.


This is part of our HUGE front counter!

And we JUST got our store banner/sign the other day in the mail, which we will be putting up in the next day or two. So yep... you could say I am incredibly excited for what the New Year will bring, and for our grand opening in February. I plan on doing my best to have this business go a very long way, and I have no doubt that I will accomplish my goal. I hope that doesn't sound conceited, but this is the first time in my life I have set out to do anything even remotely like this, and I have full confidence in myself as well as my lovely mother that we will make this store work.

Sooooooooooo..... what are your plans for the New Year?



49 comments:

  1. Oh wow! That is so incredible! So exciting! Good luck with everything!

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  2. OMB this is so exciting,good luck with the new Store,xx Rachel and Speedy

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  4. I am so happy and proud for you! You will be an amazing "shopkeeper" ♥ ♥

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  5. Jenna, that is SO SO exciting!! I am so happy for you! Your signs look great! I always thought about having a little shop like that but just never had enough ambition to pull it off, I probably didn't have the confidence in myself that you do...and I know that confidence is going to make you and your Mom very successful! Can't wait to follow along with everything...I hope you will be sharing a lot of the details and photos.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. Wow, thanks so much for the positive comment Jan!! I am pretty confident in this, and it feels good to be that way for once!!

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  6. WOO HOO! Kenna such exciting news. You are going to be a great success.

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    1. Thanks!! I hope you will be able to stop out at the store!!

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  8. WOW!!! That is so exciting. We hope 2016 is a banner year for you and brings you lots of success.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  9. Wow! That's so cool! We wish you much success with your new shop.

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  10. Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you! And I love a couple of those pieces. I'm looking for something dogcentric for my car :)

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    1. Thanks very much!! Feel free to contact me if you have an idea of what your looking for!
      I will definitely see what I can do!

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  11. That is the most pawesome and incredible news!! Sooo happy for all of you! I think your store looks beautiful and can't wait to see how you arrange everything! Wishing you the BEST of luck! Well deserved! xoxoxo DakotasDen

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    1. Thanks very much Caren!!! I will be sure to share loads of photos once I have everything all set up!

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  12. You should be excited what a great 2016 start! Congrats and your store looks great can't wait to see your stuff in it. Good luck to you and your mom on your new adventure. Also I LOVE the banner!

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  13. How exciting. Best of luck in your new endeavor!

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  14. Congratulations!!!! That is amazing!

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  15. Oh my Dog! How exciting!!! Congratulations!!!

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  16. Jenna! That is SO exciting!!! Your very own store! I love the "boutique" look to it! Cannot wait to hear more!! Congratulations and all the best in 2016!! Good for you!

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  17. Wow - what a wonderful project to emBARK on! Good luck - look forward to seeing it progress. Here's to a great 2016 for you.

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  18. Congratulations! That's awesome!

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  19. That certainly is exciting news! We sure hope your new store is a huge success!

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  20. OMD CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so excited for you & your mom, what a fabulous endeavor! I know you will be a great success, you totally have what it takes! I wish you the very best with the new store Jenna!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Thanks Cathy!! I really appreciate that! I will do my best to make sure we succeed!!

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS!! This is so cool!! Wow, your very own store. I am so happy for you guys!! I wish you all the best!!

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  22. You are going to be busy for sure. Best of luck with the new venture. Will you still have time to blog?

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    1. Most definitely! I dove into the blogging world with a bang, and don't plan on leaving any time soon!!!

      thanks so much!! :)

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    2. Most definitely! I dove into the blogging world with a bang, and don't plan on leaving any time soon!!!

      thanks so much!! :)

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  23. This is exciting news! The shop looks lovely. I hope all goes well for you.

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