Monday, May 5, 2008

Thanks for the invitation to join your blog!


My name is Mercedes Wall. I'm a stay-at-home mom from Brielle. I'm so glad I ran into Julie. This blog seems to be right up my alley. My husband's name Chris and I have two small kids, Christian and Sofia. I started a small home based business during my spare time (yeah right?! It actually keeps me from losing my mind). I make children's hair bows and headbands. I started last year at the end of the summer out of curiosity. I wanted to see if I could make a hair bow for Sofia. Well, I had so much ribbon left I started making them for friends and family. Next thing you know I'm selling them at Brielle Day. Now, I do home parties and I sell to Coppelia Dance Wear in Spring Lake and to an online children's boutique. Things are going great except that now I'm feeling guilty that I'm not spending enough time with my kids! I guess the grass will always be greener.

My husband and I also own a gourmet shop in Red Bank where my husband works full time and I help out on the weekends. It's called Carter and Cavero Old, World Olive Oil Company. We're going on six months now and it's been a lot of fun (and incredibly hard work)! We have about 20 different kinds of extra-virgin olive oils and vinegars from around the world. So, needless to say I love to cook with olive oil! Got any good recipes you'd like to share? I've been instructed to come up with recipes for all the oils and vinegars in the store.

If you're curious the website for the bows is and for the olive oil store it's

Thanks again Julie!



megan o said...

Sounds like you have your hands full. I will definitely check out your wares.

Julie L said...

Welcome, Mercedes! I had no idea you owned an olive oil store, I cannot wait to check it out! it will give me another excuse to visit Red Bank...and I am going to give your bows and headbands a plug - they are adorable and well made and priced right. and Most importantly, they stay in! Thanks for joining!

Janine said...

Hi there I am just finally getting to get caught up on some of the blogs here My name is Janine and I met you probably about 2 months ago at your store. I was pregnant at the time and my brother owns the wine shop next door to you. His partner walked me over to your shop to introduce me to your oils because he loves your store. I had to run out when I got a call but, good luck with all that you're doing. On April 2nd I had another boy - making that 3 sons under 5 so sorry to say no hairbows for me :).
Take care, Janine