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Wheels up for the weekend...

Posted by Courtney Frye on

Happy Thursday, I think... Actual footage of me skipping town for the weekend with my best girl, Heather! Don't look but the wheels of her minivan may have left tire marks as we peeled out of town sans kids.  Heather's leading a small business retreat in Lake Lure and as her wing-woman, I cannot wait to connect with like-minded small business owners as we figure out how to rock the 4th quarter in retail during a global pandemic! {insert all the face palms!!!} Since taking The Painted Pearl full time this Spring, I've been fitting it in to the nooks and crannies of my day,...

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If these walls could talk...

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If these walls could talk... They'd most definitely tell you a different story than what you might think looking at these polished, professional photos. Of course I want to put my best foot, and face, forward when popping in to your inbox each week but in my effort to always keep it real, please know that I'm just your typical work-fromt-home Covid mom, running a business surrounded by single Cheerios that manage to creep into every corner of the house, stepping around matchbox cars and legos like the floor around them is lava and most days, I question if I remembered to...

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Survey Says: You're votes are in...

Posted by Courtney Frye on

Your votes are in... I'm currently writing to you from my dining room table/work space while our new roof is being installed overhead! {we had a leak + it was super old.} These are the types of home improvements that while necessary, aren't that glamorous. I'd much rather be sinking this small fortune into my new car fund or hard wood floors. But the roof won out!  Nellie girl is going nuts but don't worry, we have an escape plan to my friend Beverly's house if needed! And during the brief moments when the scraping and hammering stops, we're serenaded by their...

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Now on Etsy!

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If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me if I was on Etsy... well, I'd have $100 bucks!  My answer has always been, "No, I have my own website!" Isn't that better than selling on Etsy, which takes fees upon fees for every sale? But alas, here I am!  So why Etsy and why now? Well, #Covid. In all seriousness, with Covid sticking around, the reality of me popping up at holiday markets and shows, like A Shopping Spree by the Junior League of Raleigh, is not likely to happen (they haven't called it just yet). So, I...

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I value your opinion on this...

Posted by Courtney Frye on

Can you help a girl out?!? Because I really value your input and I need your help! It won't take but a minute or two of your time... pinky promise! Believe it or not, it's time to start planning my Fall accessory line and this is where you come in. I'd love to know what you're looking to add to your accessory lineup this Fall. There were some pretty bold trends hitting the runways of Fashion Week all across the globe but I was happy to see some ultra feminine styles making an appearance.  From seeing stars and rhinestone studs to charming chains and 80's...

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