Happy Halloween Everyone!
I can not believe Halloween is finally upon us. Truth be told I am a little bummed October is winding down this year. I have been so busy with plans and projects that I wasn't able to enjoy the season as I would have liked. Although I am really excited because this year my daughter and I are dressing up as pirates and passing out candy to all the youngsters. I can't wait for tonight! I am so ready to dress up as a pirate with my daughter, but I am extremely ready to pass out all of the goodies we have for the youngsters this year. After we get to meet all of the spooky, creepy, super, and adorable costumes of all the youngsters. The plan is the then enjoy a hard cup of hot apple cider and watch a spooky movie, but nothing too spooky because I'll freely admit I am a chicken.
What are your plans for Halloween Night?
Are they cooler than mine?
And now I would like to give a very cheerful Hello to November!
I might be pretty freaking tired and still a little sick, but I am here to conquer. The beginning of November is always a fresh start in my mind. It's the time to start getting ready for the holidays and a time to start planning family time! Which is and probably will always be my favorite part of Fall and Winter! I just love being able to share a family dinner with all of my adult children at once. I always get those warm and fuzzy feelings of happiness and immense joy.
What is your favorite aspect of November?
Do you go to family or does family go to you for the holidays?
I hope everyone has a cool spooky Halloween filled with lots of safe excitement.
If I'm missing out let me know and tag us in your Halloween Adventures using
#ThavinMarcob or @ThavinMarcob.
Have a happy and safe Halloween!
I created Thavin & Marcob in the living room of my rental house a few years ago. I put my heart and soul into every aspect. I love every nook and cranny of my company, but there are a few thing that I love more so than others.
Here are my top 5!
I spent forever and a day trying to create the perfect name for my bright lighted idea. The name Thavin & Marcob came to me while I was searching. In case you don't know, our name is a mash up of all five of my children's names.
Here's the breakdown..
Th- Our Youngest contribution
Av- Our 4th child's contribution
In- Is from my business partner
&- Stands for my husband and I
Mar- is from my first born
Cob- is from our second born
That's what I used to create the name
Thavin & Marcob
Unique is such a strong stand alone word.
I love that Thavin & Marcob fits with the word Unique.
I love the idea that the fashion choices I make with in Thavin & Marcob
have the ability to make a difference To others.
Whether it's a high end 100% cashmere scarf that was created by disabled weavers,
or a 1.00 Fair Trade Friendship bracelet. Both of these products mater to someone and to the world.
If I want to support a manufacture who is running a No Waste Manufacturing Plant..
then guess what I can do that at Thavin & Marcob.
If I truly don't care about the impact my purchase makes and I just need something to wear for my date night with my absolute amazing husband then yes, I can do that too!
I love the diversity and the acceptance that we are all uniquely different individuals.
As many of you know
I'm not the only owner of Thavin & Marcob. The kids all own a little piece of it. I am the founder and one of the CEO's. Our company is entirely family owned. We discuses everything from promotions to who's turn it is to clean the windows.
The community support has always amazed me.
I'm humbled by it, I'm truly honored by those who knew us when we were first starting out and we only had a landing page and we didn't know what we were doing and my blog post from that time where horrible! I know it, you know it, and yet you still encouraged my with love to keep going. to not give up. Those people are what kept me going when I got tired , those people are why I keep growing, why I'm still doing what I do. I'm always looking for better ways, a way to grow, to learn something new that will benefit all of us. And truly I have the community to thank for that drive.
Starting Thavin & Marcob has taken me beyond my comfort zone time and time again.
The experience of that is one that I can never replace. Even today I'm stretching out my arms ready to embrace the new, to take chances, to put myself out into the world that I may not have done if not for the fact that I started Thavin & Marcob.
I love my job. There is never any doubt or uncertainty when it come to the love I have for my job. I know I might sound full of it to some of you, but I am being 100% honest when I say I love my job. I love discovering new trends and showing them to others. I love discovering new amazing companies that I can effortlessly add into our categories. As annoying as it probably sounds to some of you. I just love my job.
No matter any way you flip it I technically work in retail. While retail is this vast ocean filled to the brim with other stores. There is one thing that many, not all, but many have in common. Of which I happen to hate.
It's The holidays...
I enjoy the holiday season just like the next gal. I love the warm, sparkle, magical, feeling that comes with the holiday season. However as the years have progressed I have noticed that the holidays seems to be making an earlier and earlier appearance in numerous amounts of retail stores.
This year I spotted Christmas decorations up and ready to sell as soon as August.
August! Christmas is in December. Why put out Christmas products four months in advance?
I personally think that the action is a silly one and for me only helps to cheapen the feeling of Christmas. I can't possibly be the only one, but seeing holiday decorations hypes me up and gets me really excited. However when you see them four months in advance that hype/excited feeling diminishes and falls away. I have felt this way my entire life and can't help, but to be sadden that a feeling I loved so much has been lost.
I am fully aware of Why stories choose to put out holiday merchandise so in advanced.
While I have no power when it come to other retails and how/when they choose to present to the public their holiday merchandise. I do have some say for my home. My family and I choose to celebrate each holiday individually and at the traditional scheduled time. We decorate for Halloween, for Thanksgiving, and for Christmas all during their perspective months. This is just something we do to keep the warm, sparkle, magical feeling of each holiday alive and well.
What's the one thing you hate about retail?
When do you decorate for Christmas?
Let us know we love learning and growing and a majority of that comes from you!
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Recently the weather on Whidbey Island has finally started to turn into that much awaited chilly Fall weather I love. I'll admit as soon as the first day of Fall was upon us I was breaking out my Fall fashions and rocking them everywhere. Although for a while the weather did not catch the memo and I was sometimes hot and uncomfortable. However finally in the last week or so I can happily wear my beloved Fall fashions.
There is just something about bundling up to stay warm and cozy in the cold weather that deeply connect with and love. Everyone has their tried and true go-to warm attire to bundle up with. I don't know about you, but whenever I discover a new go-to item of fashion I am obsessed. Changing it up is fun and exciting and makes getting dressed and facing the world a whole lot less dreadful especially when Monday rolls around.
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!