Christmas in July

If you know me, you know I can be a little “talkative.” So, why do a struggle with writing a blog?! Lord knows there is A LOT rolling around in this brain of mine. I don’t know if its needing to have the incentive to SIT DOWN, FOCUS and COMPLETE A TASK or if it’s just the need to organize the thoughts into a format that will make sense to the rest of the world (I have been known to be ALL OVER THE PLACE), but no matter what my issue is, it is time to get it done.

My first thought this morning was…IS IT SERIOUSLY JULY ALREADY? How. Did. That. Happen? We are half way through the year! Although, I am looking forward to Christmas in July at the Market this month, I love how the vendors all have gotten into it and for the first time EVER in my life, I’m kinda looking forward to getting ahead of the game and getting my Holiday Shopping done SUPER early! We’re excited to have Bill Kerr Music joining us with some live music on Saturday (July 20th) and YES, he will throw in a Christmas tune or two! Trolley Stop will be serving their delicious Hot Dogs and Coastal Ice Cream is also making an appearance on Friday July 19th, and 2 Bro’s Coastal Cuisine will be serving on Saturday! Athenian Press will be our Visiting 501c3 Organization. Kevin with Coastal Woodworking will be outside with his new Mobile Shop and Wanza and Bruce will be joining us in Kevin’s OLD space with Elbow Grease Vintiques! The Annex is slowly finding its own identity at the Market and the new vendors are helping the building take shape! We appreciate all the positive feedback about the new addition and we are excited to see where it goes!

Next month, will be 5 years that Seaglass has been open! How crazy is that?!? When I look back at the friendships and relationships formed over those 5 years, I cannot help but smile. Thank you to those who have stuck with us from the very beginning and to those who have found us along the way. If you’ve been following us lately, you may have seen a Coffee Break with Seaglass LIVE FB Video, we have been having a lot of fun with them. It’s a fun way to see us “outside” of the market and get to know us more intimately. Whether we are sitting in my lanai or visiting a vendors workshop, its a fun way to learn more about the people who make up Seaglass. My goal is to have a sit down with some of our die hard customers and check out Seaglass Finds in their new homes! Erin, Nancy, Linda, Terry, Alicia, Angela, Suzanne are just a few names who pop into my mind!

As we roll into the rest of 2019, we look forward to having our friends from Special Pedals back in September as our local 501c3 and to go back to our full weekends of Friday 9-3, Saturday 9-5 & Sunday 10-3 (there are no Sunday Hours in June, July & August). In October we will be partnering up with Going Beyond the Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and November is always when we give back to the Good Shepherd Center! We ask you to remember we are always a drop off location for I Support the Girls-Southeastern NC and you can bring new or laundered used bras and wrapped feminine hygiene products each month to the Market.

On a personal note, I’d like to remind everyone that our 3rd Annual Lindsay M. Benton Foundation Volleyball and Corn Hole Tournament is scheduled for September 28th this year! We are looking for Sponsors, as well as In Kind Donors and of course, PLAYERS! Please spread the word about this fun day of remembering Lindsay and giving back to the organizations that were so important to her!

OHHHH, and I forgot to mention Live In Full Bloom, a wonderful event that SSM has become the venue for! Our third event is scheduled for October 26th. It is a 3 hour event for women to encourage and support one another through telling stories and sharing life lessons and experiences that they believe others might learn from. It is hosted by K Starr Coaching and tickets can be purchased on their website at kstarrcoaching.org/events (Early Bird tickets currently available!) Join the group page to learn more about the online community we are also building to show support and kindness to one another without judgement!

OK, I think my head is clear…for now, I do believe I covered everything! Please feel free to comment with any question you may have and we hope to see you at the July Market, by then, I should have a few more things to talk about!

Kelli 🙂