Happy Friday, friends! I have a little celebratory / thank you post of sorts lined up today. Somehow two years has passed since I opened the Tuesday Made shop! I’m not exactly sure why I thought launching a store in the middle of a pandemic was a good move, but against everyone’s advice, I did it anyway. I’m sure glad I took a chance because Tuesday Made brings me an immense amount of joy. Here we are two years later, still in business, doing happy dances every time an order rolls in, high fiving our tiny team of four, and having a whole lot of fun along the way. It feels like a total dream to work with the kindest people who feel like family. While our official business birthday is technically in December, we always celebrate in January after the holiday madness. Just like our first birthday, we’re giving away our popular heavy duty Tuesday Made totes I designed, as a thank you for shopping small with us these past two years! Click through for the details, to celebrate with me, and to read some fun shoutouts to the best crew I could ask for…
First, I would like to say thanks to YOU! Without your support of our small business and shopping our little corner of the internet, none of this would be possible. My blog & internet family is filled with the most thoughtful people that I’m proud to call my friends. Thank you for showing up for me (especially during a weird year), for supporting creative women, artists, and for keeping things local. It means more to me than you know. With that being said, I’ll dive right in with the details if you’d rather not read this entire lengthy post…
We’re gifting our favorite functional heavy duty zippered totes again, in honor of our second year in business (use code: BIRTHDAYTOTE). Totes come free with every order of $100+. If you’ve had your eye on lighting, artwork, or some vintage goods, snag them now, so you can get a Tuesday Made bag on us! Click here to add it to your cart…
Our oversized boat totes are perfect for trips to the market, grocery, thrift store, or just to haul everyday essentials. It’s the perfect bag for interior designers and homeowners, alike. For work, I like that it fits my laptop, planner, books, folders, swatches, and has a pocket for keys & my tape measure. It can really hold quite a bit of weight- I’ve toted around tile samples with no problem.
I’ve also been known to travel with my trusty tote. It has a zippered closure, so everything is secure and won’t fall out. It fits perfectly with my roller carry-on and has reinforced seams so I can stuff it pretty full. I’ll pack it for a road trip, a weekend flight, or even with dog things if we’re bringing Cash & Cros along. It’s just one of those bags I’m always finding a use for.
Now that I’ve doted on my favorite tote, of course I want to say thanks to my Tuesday Made family (who also carry these totes and love them, BTW). I’m lucky to have the BEST people in my corner. If you’ve ever purchased anything from our shop, chances are- you’ve crossed paths with all of us. Of course you already know Emmett. Dating him back as teenagers in high school, I never would have imagined someday we’d be married and working together. In addition to his regular 8-5 full time job, he makes time to renovate our house and help with the shop. He packs orders, he keeps our shipping supplies stocked, he does our accounting, organizes shipping with our carriers, drops off boxes, and of course he’s always there to lift the heaviest ones for us. Of course he does a lot more than just that, but I’m in awe and just so thankful for a supportive and loving life & business partner. Emmett, thank you- I love you.
Jordan was the first person we hired and it only took one interview to know she was the one. We immediately hit it off and I can’t think of a better person to be my right-hand. She wears so many hats and does it with the best attitude… from running our Tuesday Made Instagram to styling & shooting photos, packing orders, helping me write notes, designing emails for subscribers, and pretty much everything in between- I feel so lucky to have her in my life and work family. We have way too much fun together and I can’t imagine running the shop without her. We’re also hoping to share some more of her home with you in the year ahead, because she’s very talented when it comes to interior design, thrifting, and all things home (obviously). Jordan, thanks for being your amazing self and for learning & growing with me!
I met Christiane fresh out college. We were living in Ohio and I had just been hired as the in-house designer at the same company she was heading customer service for. We spent a couple years working together and became fast friends. In fact, she was cheering me on as I was attempting to launch the Room for Tuesday blog during lunch breaks, ha… this was well over a decade ago. Christiane is an amazing mom and she already had a great job, so I knew there was a slim chance she’d have time to work with me at Tuesday Made, but I asked her anyway. When her schedule changed months later and her boys were off to school, she gave me a call and joined our Tuesday Made team. Knowing her strengths, incredible work ethic, and that we work so well together, she took charge of customer service, the backend of our shop website, and keeps everything organized & running smoothly. She and Emmett make the best analytical and logistics duo. If you ever email or live chat with us, Christiane is who you’re talking to. I love being able to work with one of my favorite people on the daily. Christiane, you put a smile on my face, boost my mood, and bring me a sense of calm. Thank you for being you!
One last shoutout… Emily helps with our Facebook page and oddly enough- she also worked with Christiane & I at the same job, running social media back in the day. She’s an avid runner, has more discipline than anyone I know, is one of the funniest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, crafts words in the most clever way (a copywriting genius), and is the queen of hilarious memes. Thanks for keeping our social presence on FB, Emily- and for keeping us entertained! We appreciate the daily laughs. I wish I would have had the foresight to have her style her tote and send me an image, but I quickly pulled this post together at the last minute, per usual.
That’s it… a big post of thank yous for all the wonderful people (including you!) who have contributed to our success this year. I’m really looking forward to the year ahead, as we have plenty of exciting things & new products (new and vintage) to share with you. We’re also planning a warehouse sale once the weather warms, so if you’re local (or within driving distance), I’ll be sure to share details as things progress. It would be so much fun fun to meet in person and pass along good deals as we clean out the warehouse!
Thank you for another wonderful year, friends. It has been such a joy to collaborate with artists, small businesses, and connect with fellow home & decor lovers through the shop. Cheers to our birthday and to another exciting year ahead! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… when you shop small, the tiny teams of people who make up small businesses get excited for every single order, social media share, and positive message. It goes a long way! We truly appreciate you and can’t wait to bring you more beautiful moments in the details at home. I’m also planning to share a complete tour of our office soon… I just have to find the motivation to finish painting it and hang art, ha. Hopefully soon! Have a wonderful weekend, friends. We road tripped for a quick weekend of skiing (complete with packed totes in the car)!