September 11, 2010

Applied Economics, Lemonade Stand Style

Did anyone else ever play that vintage computer game Lemonade Stand? You take stock of the weather, decide how many cups of lemonade to mix up, and await your entrepreneurial fate as the program throws obstacles (your mom shuts off your sugar supply!) and successes (there's a neighborhood ball game today!) at your fledgling business. While the other kids at school were playing Where in the World is Carmen San Diego and Oregon Trail, I was all about the Lemonade Stand. Apparently the entrepreneurial seed was planted early on in my development.

Anyways, I mention Lemonade Stand because this morning I had the opportunity to relive one of the less pleasant situations suggested by that game. How so? The 34th Annual Napa River Wine, Crafts, and Jazz Festival was rocking the crowds just a few blocks away (your very popular neighbor Tommy opened his own stand across the street!), and very few people made it over to see us at the farmers market.
But no worries! It was still beautiful out, and the rainbows of ribbons (top), pins, bouquets, and fresh herb wreaths (a new item, below) went over well with what lovely few visitors I did have. So thank you, everyone, for coming out today and helping to make my Flower Stand so fun and rewarding. I appreciate it!


  1. These flower bracelets are gorgeous!

  2. My husband and I discovered your amazing talent and creations this weekend at the farmer's market and purchased a beatuiful bracelet and boutonniere that we wore on our 2-year wedding anniversary. They made us feel so special on a day that no one would have known was important to us if it wasn't for your work. We hope we spread the word to enough people and encouraged them to visit you next week. Best of luck to you and thank you for our little piece of your magic!

  3. Hi Nicole, it's great to hear from you! I can't say how happy I am that you took the time to share your experience. It's just the sort of thing I love to hear about my work. Thank you so much!

    It was such a pleasure to meet you and your husband. I hope our paths with cross again some day!