I have been wanting to blog about this or that going on in the shop and I just cannot get to sit down. And when I do, I feel sooooo tired……. I am excited now that I am feeling more refreshed and ready to go for the next 3 weeks. Starting this week we have to ship out 300 wine bottles every Friday for the next 3 weeks. I am excited and also scared because I do not know the outcome after this order. I do have a shop full of hardworking guys that I am enjoying getting to know.
This is me in the office putting mineral oil on 10 wine bottles that I forgot to send in the shipment last Thursday. We shipped out 550 wine bottles, well we were supposed to ship out 550. Turns out Thursday night I am sound asleep and I wake up thinking about the pallets we shipped, and started counting. Who does that? Apparently I do, but I kept counting and counting and thinking no you didn’t! But I did, I had a total of 480 wine bottles packaged on pallets and I thought “only need 60 more!” Of course my foreman Mark says, “April we have too many extra.” And I say, “no no we only need 60 more.” He obviously wasn’t counting either. When I woke up I realized “NO I NEEDED 70 MORE, NOT 60!” My heart is pounding in my chest that I have made this horrible mistake and how am I gonna fix it. I remembered the guy that picked up the pallets said they would either be driving them to Mississippi or they would go on a train. I could see myself running after the train, “STOP! STOP! I HAVE 10 MORE, JUST 10!” What an idiot I am! And when I have to email the Williams-Sonoma people they just say, “oh no problem, happens all the time!” I hope she wasn’t just being nice because hearing that gave me a peace beyond understanding. I am such a ball of emotions as Mr. Know-it-All would say.
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Hi April, I like your wine glass shaped chopping block. How much are you selling it for? I am hoping it would be within my budget as I would like to get it for a Christmas gift. 🙂 You can email me at email@example.com. Thanks!Nancy
I saw a lovely giveaway on Cupcake Mama's site. Your father's work is amazing. Did he teach you the art as well?
Thank you for sponsoring the give away! You're awesome!
Thanks you for sponsoring the wine bottle cutting board sweepstakes.
Thank you for sponsoring the wine bottle cutting board sweepstakes.
Thank you very much for sponsoring the giveaway I hope to win 🙂
great looking chopping blocks would love to win
Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway on Cupcake Mama's blog. The wine bottle shaped cutting block is so beautiful!
Thank you for having a giveaway over at The Cupcake Bandits! Your wine cutting boards are so cool! I love them.
I love your work! Thanks for doing the giveaway with The Cupcake Bandits!!!
Thanks for sponsering the giveaway with The Cupcake Bandits!
April, I saw your story on The Nate Show. Congrats on getting the attention of Williams-Sonoma! Also, thank you for hosting the giveaway at The Cupcake Bandit. The wine bottle chopping blocks are spectacular!
thanks for sponsoring the Wine Bottle Chopping Block from Weber's Cabinets Giveaway!
Thank you for sponsoring the Wine Bottle Chopping Block over at The Cupcake Bandits! Your father's work is truly amazing!
Thanks for sponsoring the cupcake bandit giveaway. Beautiful work!
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thanks for having a giveaway at cupcake bandit! this is one of those great gifts that anyone with a KITCHEN could use!
Thank you for sponsoring the cutting board giveaway at the Cupcake Bandit!
Thankyou for sponsoring such a great giveaway.
Thanks you for sponsoring the wine bottle cutting board sweepstakes
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Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway on The Cupcake Bandtis.
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Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway at The Cupcake Bandits!
Thank you so much for the giveaway at cupcake bandits 🙂