Monday, March 28, 2011

4 More Days?! Really?!

It's amazing how quickly things are coming together at the new store! This is an exciting week! I'll be sharing pics of the new inventory coming into the store. Local artist Belladue set her display up over the weekend and it looks fabulous! Her things are so darn cute! Custom, personalized children's clothing, baby blankets, hair accessories, tutus, and more!

Thanks for stopping by :) ~Jessi

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Windows, Countertops, and Candy Jars

Last week was a week full of exciting little milestones. Most exciting was the day Moe Marketing came out to the store to jazz up our window displays. I cannot say enough good things about these ladies!! They did a fabulous job and were so much fun to work with! I even had a customer stop by yesterday saying, "I know you're not open yet but your windows just drew me in. I have to know when you're opening!" That is so nice to hear! If you're in the need of some fresh marketing ideas, you have to get in touch with Moe Marketing! Very reasonable and worth every penny!

Moe installing our vinyl window display
Lynette hanging Laurie's window display frame

I Am What I Am

Bliss Eleven

More good news! Our countertops were installed yesterday! Yay! Our store candy jar has a home :) Jolly Ranchers for everyone :)

Thanks for stopping by :) ~Jessi

Monday, March 21, 2011

It's All Coming Together

It's been a week since my last post and Laurie and I have been working nonstop to have the store and studio ready to open in April. As we are running out of time, we had no choice but to call in for reinforcements. What would we do without family and free child labor ; )
Andrew working hard
Andrew hardly working

Stu spent the whole day hanging, hammering, and leveling

Maddie working on the internet connection

Thanks for stopping by :) ~Jessi

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wow! Just wow!

I cannot rave enough about Dana Diaz de leon's work! She just finished up the mural in our new space and it is absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. You have to check out her work at Know anyone looking for a custom mural? Send them her way!

Now that the mural is finished, displays and fixtures will be going in this week. Inventory coming in from our fabulously talented local artists next week. Check out their links to the right.

Thanks for stopping by :) ~Jessi

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Look how far we've come!

I'm excited to share with you more pics on our store's progress! Construction will be finished this week!

The very talented Dana Diaz de leon will be painting a fabulous wall mural in the store this week. You can check her out her amazing work at

Thanks for following our progress. We'll continue to keep you posted.

Thanks for stopping by :) ~Jessi

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We're All Mad Here...

Working on some custom buttons today and this one made me smile.

It's nice to belong, just as you are :)

Hope you all are having a fabulous day! Construction should be finished this week and I'm looking forward to posting more progress pics very soon!

Thanks for stopping by :) ~Jessi

Monday, March 7, 2011

Yay for free stuff!!!

Here is how it works...
1. Share our links (just copy and paste):,,, and Pocket Full of Posey's Facebook Fan Page. You can share them on facebook, twitter, or your blog.
2. Use a few words to describe our products to your friends and family.
3. Then, come back to ONE of our facebook pages and let us know where you posted it. Only one post per person allowed.
4. You must be a fan of Posh Principessa, Kaylee Bug Design, Pocket Full of Posey's, Bliss Eleven, and I Am What I Am to participate.
5. You have until Friday, March 11th at 8:30 am (central standard time) to post your comment and tell ONE of our fan pages.
6. Once the random number is drawn, we will check on the winner's page to confirm their post.
7. We will post the winner by noon Friday, March 11th.
Now, for the good part...the prizes...
1. Posh Principessa: One free dress/shirt from Spring 2011 line (no custom orders)
2. Bliss Eleven: one free photo session at Bliss Eleven Studio
3. I Am What I Am: Custom Sterling Silver Band Ring with your choice of special date, your children's name, favorite quote, etc.
4. Pocket Full of Posey's: children's flip flops and headband
5. Kaylee Bug Design: Year of free designed card templates (Christmas, birthdays, holidays, etc.) or for photographers...any item off of Kaylee Bug Design's etsy website.
Have fun sharing our sites and good luck:)

Thanks for stopping by :) ~Jessi

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Looks like progress

We have permits! Yay! This may not seem like a big deal but it has been a lengthy process to get to this point! Leave it to Weaver construction is doing a fabulous job and will be finished up by the end of this week. Laurie and I have been working hard behind the scenes to get things ready for the opening in April. Follow us as we continue to keep you posted!

Where we started~

Where we are now~

Thanks for stopping by :) ~Jessi

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Coming Soon!

I Am What I Am on Main Street is a local artisan handmade marketplace where you'll find one of a kind and completely unique items handcrafted by local artists including clothing, jewelry, accessories, gifts, sculptures, and so much more.

Located on the trendy north side of Historic Main Street in Downtown St. Charles, it's the perfect way to spend the day. Grab a coffee at Picasso's Coffee House,  enjoy lunch at Llywelyn's Pub, spend the day shopping for unique, one of a kind finds, and then dance the night away at Q Night Club....all within walking distance of I Am What I Am.

I hope you'll continue to follow us as we update you on our progress, featured artists, and the latest news. Opening day is scheduled for April 1st, 2011. There is still much to be done but we are working hard everyday to make this happen!

Are you a Facebook member? Of course you are. Who isn't?! Check out our new fan page:

Thanks for stopping by :) ~Jessi