Guest Blog by Heidi Havens, Paulette’s Niece
Family vacations are meant to be hectic but fun. We decided ahead of time what are the most important things to do so that everyone returns home feeling fulfilled and exhausted. I am so lucky to have Paulette Jarvey, president of HOTP, as my Aunt! I decided since I am one of her many devoted fans that I would love to come to Hot Off The Press for a day, or as long as they would have me. My mind is still reeling from the day I spent there! I thought you might like to hear about my day at HOTP
I emailed my Aunt Paulette some time ago and asked if it would be alright if I came by and spent some time at HOTP. She thought that would be fun and wanted to know if there was anything in particular I would like to see or do. I suggested that I would love to see her and Ann make a webisode. And that was just the beginning. My day was truly one of the best days I have ever had in my life, corny but true! I was surrounded by fun and creativity on every wall, table, and desk. You walk in and it’s just hanging in the air all around you, intoxicating for all of us crafters.
Right off, I watched them tape 2 webisodes. How fun is that! Then we went out to lunch with her printer who was just a charming character. I also, sat in on a Personal Shopper meeting. Let me tell you, her employees know how to take care of their customers. They actually sit down and look at all their individual sales and discuss any problems or suggestions we as customers may have. They also have a lot of fun and we laughed a ton! (Hang in there, Stan.) I was even lucky enough to ask Designers, Susan Cobb and Lodell Halvorson some questions about stamping on glass. Thank you for the very helpful tips. Finally, I got to go shopping!!! I had a crafty glow for days.
I just wanted to tell the world that my Aunt Paulette runs a great company that is creative, very well organized, fun, and filled with talented employees who really spend their days making us happy. Thank you all for having me! I had a ball! And I can’t wait for my goodies to arrive! ~ Heidi
In the spirit of Heidi’s Vacation, here are a couple of Summer Vacation scrapbook pages to inspire you.