Secret Number 2…It’s exciting!

A few of you super sleuths were right…

No we aren’t pregnant, but I am kind of having a baby. A business baby.

I am starting a homegoods brand with two of my best friends. Our first product will be a line of high quality printed bedding that we are designing and producing in the good ol’ USofA! The bedding will be available online, and also in the brick and mortar store I am opening in Houston.

Ladies and Gents, I bring you…

If you have been reading here for awhile you know how I have complained about the lack of high quality linens in fun prints and designs. Working with my clients, we would spend up to $500 on bedding, and the end result was always cozy and crisp, but not necessarily as special as $500 should be.

One of my best friends, Isabel, is a textile designer and we had always talked about doing something together, and had discussed doing a bedding line about a year ago. However, I knew I didn’t have the time to devote to everything that would need to be done to make that happen, and I didn’t want to waste her time. Then in May my college roommate Christina (of wagon fame) came to visit and I told her my idea. She loved it and was totally on board with the vision for the brand, and told me that if I wanted to make it happen she would be a part of it.

Since then it has been a whirlwind of creativity, legal, finance, business, and a crash course in the textile industry. I have learned so much that I can’t wait to share with all of you.

I love our team, it is the most satisfying experience to bring a dream I have had to life with two ladies who not only get it, but are taking it to the next level. I am excited to introduce you to these two hardworking, talented, creative girls.

The store will open in Houston in the Fall, and will sell our bedding as well as furniture I am designing and refinishing. I will keep you posted on the progress of the store build out, pretty-fic-ation of items, and when our full site goes live with the bedding available for pre-order.

Thank you all for your support over the years, this blog and you community of foxy readers have inspired and given me the confidence to pursue these big dreams. A special thank you to my design clients who have been patiently waiting while I try to balance this enterprise, while still having some time in the day for GracieGirl/personal hygiene.

I hope we will impress you and earn your support, all three of us have been working 7 days a week to create the most beautiful, fun, cozy bedding that will be an affordable luxury. The designs are INSANE, so good, I am really proud of the work we have done so far. The store has been a lifelong dream of mine, and I am so thrilled to be on this adventure.

If you want to stay updated, and I think you do…head over toΒ BiscuitΒ to sign up for our mailing list, and follow us onΒ Twitter.

So was it worth the wait, or are you all just bummed I’m not (yet) birthing another precious McBaby?

Comments

  1. alison@mlhp August 7, 2012 at 6:40 am

    VERY exciting!
    I had a suspicion, with all the store fronts you were pinning…. πŸ˜‰
    Can’t wait to see the beautiful fruits of this labor of love – Congratulations!

  2. Sadie Stella August 7, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Oh girlfriend. I cannot wait to see what you have up your sleeve. You never cease to amaze!

  3. Emily August 7, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Wonderful news. I anxiously await to see what you and your gal pals have in store for us. I have been belly aching for 2 yrs now about the lack of quality bedding available. With your expert eye for color and pattern I know it will be smashing. Now I can get some McBailey Bliss in my own home!

  4. Lauren August 7, 2012 at 7:59 am

    SO excited for you! Can’t wait to see the items available for pre-order! I was just telling the hubby that we needed new bedding!! πŸ˜‰

  5. Emily August 7, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Yay! Congrats! I need bedding so badly. I’m sure I’ll have some Biscuit goods on my Christmas list!

  6. Liz Schneider August 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Ahh so excited for you! And could this name be any more perfect? No. I did assume another little Gracie girl in the oven, but this is a whole new birth that I think is going to be amazingggg for you. Can’t wait to see your new life unfold in Houston, all the best! xo

  7. Lauren R. August 7, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Congrats on the move AND the new business! Can’t wait to see what you dream up for bedding πŸ™‚

  8. Catherine August 7, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Bailey, you’re such a rockstar! I cannot wait to see your creations … and maybe make a pilgrimage to Texas to see the store too.

    LOVE the logo and the name, by the way!

  9. Lauren R. August 7, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Congrats on both the move AND the new store. Can’t wait to see what lovely bedding you will dream up πŸ™‚

  10. Melissa August 7, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Congratulations Bailey!!! Please tell me this bedding will involve fabulous monograms. My fingers and toes are crossed Biscuit will carry those darling wagons. I think they would fly off the shelves.

    Best of luck with your new adventures!

  11. Carolyn August 7, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Congrats, Bailey!!!!!
    This is such exciting news. Between this and your revealed secret on Monday, you are a modern day Wonder Woman! All the best in your endeavors. I can’t wait to see your designs!

  12. Jenn August 7, 2012 at 9:07 am

    YAY! I am so excited for you and your team! Was just psyching myself up for new bedding and will now most definitely wait to see the goodness y’all unleash on the world. Congrats!

  13. Laura August 7, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Im so excited since I live in Houston! What area are you guys opening the store in?

  14. Stephanie August 7, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Eeeeek congrats!!!! (that eeeek was me excited to spend more monies on my slowly but surely coming together home). This is awesome! While I already spent a gajillion dollars on bedding (ugh) I’ll be sure to keep my eyeballs peeled for the other goodies you have in store πŸ™‚

  15. Whitney August 7, 2012 at 9:15 am

    i am so excited for this!!!! AWESOME news and congrats to you πŸ™‚ can’t wait to stock up on biscuit goodies – YAY! xx

  16. Nay August 7, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Hooray! I can’t wait to shop your brain child!!

  17. Jennifer August 7, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Yay you! Congratulations, I know both will be great!

  18. cassie August 7, 2012 at 9:28 am

    congrats!!! so glad i last minute decided i didn’t want new bedding for my birthday – santa will be bringing me some biscuit this year! SO awesome bailey, really happy for y’all!

  19. Julie August 7, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Congrats, Bailey! This is awesome! I’ve been a long time reader, though admittedly, I’m a commenting slacker. I’m so happy for you! And if I could put in a special request for a future Biscuit item, I would LOVE to see some bedding made out of linen. I have been searching for some linen sheets for like ever and there are just not many affordable options out there. In fact, I’ve only found one option under $500 (for a king size) and it’s at CB2 and the only color is dark, dark charcoal. Maybe you can bring some pretty linen bedding to life. I, for one, would definitely purchase. Congrats, again!

  20. Andrea August 7, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Wow congrats!!! so much excitement heading your way and I can’t wait to read along on this journey! Get it girl!

  21. Brittany August 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Congrats BQMcC! So thrilled for you and for me because I will be able to buy your biscuits. Enjoy the thrill of your new business baby and watching it grow, all the success to you!

  22. Johanna August 7, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Bailey! How awesome! I am so excited for you. And you will be answering my bedding dreams considering I loathe what’s out there as of late and want to give 2 rooms a makeover in bedding. I can’t wait to see all you accomplish.

  23. Jennie August 7, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I have got to say that I am SO. DARN. EXCITED! Need a shop girl? πŸ˜‰

  24. Kristyn August 7, 2012 at 9:45 am

    SO EXCITED!!! I can’t wait to see what you have designed! I’ve put off buying new bedding for so long and this must have been why!!! The name is absolutely adorable and I so wish I lived near Houston so I could visit the store! Congratulations on realizing a dream! (although I am slightly disappointed that there isn’t a bun in the oven as well!)

  25. Carrie August 7, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Congrats on this exciting endeavor! No doubt that with your touch it will be absolutely amazing and we’ll all be tripping over ourselves to get our hands on some of your fab goods. Also major props for managing a growing business and a growing peanut, oh and a move!

  26. Elizabeth August 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Soooo excited!! Who doesn’t love pretty bedding. I do have to say, I’m a little sad it’s not another baby, but this will have to do for now! πŸ™‚

  27. Tara August 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Big Congrats!!! This is very exciting news is perfect for you! I can hardly wait to see your beautiful work!

  28. Annie August 7, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Wow!! Congratulations on your move and new business!! This is such exciting news, I love bedding and love your taste. I can’t wait to shop! Big congratulations.

  29. KP August 7, 2012 at 10:06 am

    WOOOHOOOO!!!!!!! I can’t wait to dress my biscuit in cozy Biscuit creations! xoxoxoxo So happy for you!

  30. Meri August 7, 2012 at 10:26 am

    WAY TO GO chasing the dream! Your eye for design is no doubt going to create amazing things!! And personally I cannot WAIT to see what you’ve got to sell because I’m moving this fall and in desperate need of bedding “so cool all my friends will be jealy”. Can’t wait!

  31. Katie Durick August 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Please, please do sweet baby bedding!!!

  32. lisa August 7, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Wow! that is amazing. really more surprising than another baby. You amaze me really. At first I loved your blog and thought “cool fun chick” now… as you grow up I guess… I think wow she is the real deal. You inspire me. I just sold my business (started when pregnant with my first!) after 8 years and three kids to stay home more. Two months at home and I am itching to get back out there. (it is summer and three energetic boys!!) But I have been confined by my view of what to do next and sorta stuck. Your post today – and what you are doing – makes me see if I have to stop and listen to hear what I really want. You just seem to live with no bounds and I am so impressed.

    To your success!!!

    Lisa

  33. Jen @ RamblingRenova August 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Congratulations! So many exciting things on the horizon for you. Can’t wait to see what Biscuit is all about.

  34. Joelle August 7, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Congrats Bailey!! You are such an inspiration to me. While I appreciate aesthetics, I’m nowhere near as design talented as you. However, the way you use your entrepeneurial spirit to create outlets for your bliss is amazing and can be applied to any situation!! So excited for you and your Biscuits πŸ™‚

  35. Allison August 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Yay! I love the logo! Can’t wait to see the beauts you come up with! Sounds like something to add to my wedding wishlist! πŸ˜‰

  36. Tricia August 7, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Can’t wait to see it AND start ordering. LOOOOOVE it.

  37. Melissa August 7, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Yay! I am a longtime reader/lurker infrequent commenter but have to chime in today to tell you that I absolutely love your style! So glad you are doing this! I figured it would either be a baby or a business in the oven…and it looks like it is indeed a Biscuit cooking! Yay! Cannot WAIT too see what you guys create, I know it will be woooooonderful!

  38. jenn August 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Yay!! So worth the wait – this is fantastic! Congrats on your new business and best of luck – it’s sure to be super successful! Can’t wait to see all of the loveliness you ladies come up with! πŸ™‚

  39. Jackie S August 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I’ve been lurking/stalking your blog for awhile and loooove your style/design aesthetic, so can’t wait to see the new textile line! Congrats!

  40. Kkrs August 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    So excited for you. So proud of you!

  41. Mackenzie August 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    That is SO exciting!! I know it will be the most precious little nugget of a store and I’m sure the bedding will be even better! Cannot WAIT to see what ya’ll come up with!

    Mackenzie

  42. Misse August 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Congratulations!! I cannot wait to see what you have up your sleeve. I may need to visit Houston just to see it in person.

  43. Blair August 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    So excited for you ladies! I will have to stop by once you guys get up and running!! Can’t wait to see the beaufication!

  44. Shane August 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Congrats and I LOVE that the sheets will be made in the USA! Can’t wait to see them and visit your store if I ever make it to Houston.

  45. Catie August 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I am so thrilled for you! Great project and much needed. Sooo super excited to see your shop!

  46. Jamie August 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Congrats!! I was hoping that this was your big secret! I can’t wait to see the designs and visit the store when I’m in Houston for the holidays. Best of luck!!

  47. Samantha August 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    So exciting! I’m sure your home goods will be beautiful! I can’t wait to order!

  48. Emilie August 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Oh shucks!I was almost convinced it was a baby! But as a loyal reader of your blog -a textile business is just as exciting, albeit not as squishy and adorable as a baby! I can’t wait to see how things unfold, and I can’t wait to snatch up some of the goods!! I truly admire your drive and what a great accomplishment!

  49. Lisa August 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Omigosh, this is exciting!! I wasn’t one of the super sleuths but I love surprises! I cannot wait to see what Biscuit Delicious Homegoodswill have to offer. And, I concur with Carolyn above who said you are a modern day wonder woman. I am not sure how you do it but so happy you do!

  50. Bethany {at} Powell August 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    WOOT WOOT – i cant wait!!!

  51. Mikky August 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Fantastic! A big congrats to you, such exciting news!!! I’ve always had that pet peeve too, if you want to buy fun sheets it’s crazy expensive. Love the name of your shop. Can’t wait to see how wonderful it will be.

    πŸ™‚
    mikky
    http://www.todaloos.com

  52. hannah August 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    A second “congrats” to the McCarthys! I’ve read this blog for so long but haven’t really commented (other than a Twitter reply or two), and this double-whammy of news is enough to bring me out of my shell! I love this idea and cannot wait to visit the Biscuit store here in H-town. Thanks for bringing us along on the journey!

  53. suzanne August 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    oh THANK GOD. just in time for when the hubs & i move back to houston. congrats!!!!! this will def be my go to store πŸ™‚

  54. Stephanie Rizzo August 7, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Long time reader, first time commenter. This is the BEST NEWS. Congratulations, Bailey!

  55. Anika Louise August 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Congratulations! I cannot wait to see your designs! I have had a hard time finding unique bedding I love. If your bedding is half as fun and sophisticated as your interior designs, I will have to get some. πŸ™‚

  56. the zhush August 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    GET OUT! (that’s my Elaine from Seinfeld impersonation as I cyber shove you in friendly happy disbelief!)WOW, can. not. wait. to. see!!!!

  57. Mary August 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    So excited for you! So excited for the website, the store, the brand! YAY! New sheets and home-goodsness for me
    .

  58. Trixxie August 7, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Congrats! I’m a long time lurker, and I very excited for your bedding line…I also excited to hear that Ms. Meares inspired one of your designs! My so called “luxury” sheets are threadbare so I’m desperate for new bedding but I haven’t been able to find just the right bedding to make my navy bedroom walls pop! Not that you are asking, but in a perfect bedding world… I would love lots of pillowcase/sham options. I get bored with them and love to change them up often.

  59. Stevie August 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I just fist pumped.

    I am bummed it won’t be here in Austin but I am 100% positive it will be well worth the drive to Houston.

    Will you be continuing to offer design services? I’m planning a move in the next 6 months and think I may be in need of your fab eye and general awesomeness.

  60. Candice Cowin August 7, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Welcome back to H-Town. πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to visit your new store! If you ever need someone to scout project furniture (stuff to paint) for you in Houston and the surrounding areas, I am a flea market afficiando of sorts and would be glad to offer my services. You can check out my latest finds on Pinterest under, er, “Flea Market Finds” should you be so inclined.

  61. designstiles August 8, 2012 at 1:59 am

    How oh so very exciting. I love the name and the logo. So cute, so you. Congrats on this new endeavor!

  62. Meagan @Style-Editio August 8, 2012 at 2:04 am

    SO Exciting! I know how hard it is to start a business, so I applaud you!! I’m always on the lookout for US made products and given your taste, I’m sure I’ll be in love with what you have in store for us πŸ™‚

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  64. Nancy August 8, 2012 at 8:39 am

    This is so exciting! Congratulations and best wishes for your success online and in the store. Can’t wait to follow you.
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

  65. Kate August 8, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Awesome news, lady! I am very excited to see what you guys come up with because I have been on the hunt for bedding for MONTHS just waiting for something new and exciting to pop up in my search and I haven’t seen much that’s cute and fun at a good price. Best of luck to you!!

  66. Helen August 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

    AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! I am soooo excited for y’all. LOVE YOUS

  67. Samantha Penner August 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Oh my goodness this is WONDERFUL news! I am a local Houstonian (and interior designer) and I am so excited to hear this, Bailey!

  68. Amanda August 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    So excited to see whatever creative awesome-ness you think up! There is a dearth of fab bedding in the reasonable price range! Already on your mailing list and I wish you the BEST of luck!

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  70. ashlina August 9, 2012 at 10:17 am

    SO EXCITED for you all. cant wait to see the new line!!!!! XOXOXXO

  71. EJR August 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Congrats, I have always admired your biscuits! I hope you come out with something scalloped.

  72. carlee August 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    such exciting news!!!!!

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