Ahhh, you know how it feels to finally just say no to the extras? It's a relief, let me tell you. It's been a long time coming, but--
I finally closed "my shop" officially!
The shop was something that was incredibly fun to plan, to dream about, to really immerse myself in preparing. I loved teaching myself how to create a business of my own, how the permits and the wholesale/retail concept works. I love learning new things, and finding new ways to be organized, and working with my talented sister to design a website that can host a shop as well. I'm so glad I tried it, and I'm so glad to be closing it. Real life comes first, and the timing of the shop opening coincided with some stresses (I touched on them in this post), and basically I felt from the moment it opened that I had bitten off more than I could chew.
SO. Here I am, back to the basics. I have a blog. I use social media-- well Instagram-- a lot. I can focus on what I love to do, which is to take pictures and type on a screen. From the moment that blogs were a thing, I knew it was a good fit for me, and I'm ready to get back to sharing life in my limited free time, rather than randomly running to the post office. When I'm stressed or have too much on my mind and plate, I don't feel like I can write on my blog. I obviously have my hands full with three kids, and less is way, way more these days.
I still have some inventory that I'm happy to send out if you'd like-- just shoot me an email inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I can let you know if we have what you're looking for. I also may clear the remaining pieces of inventory to my ShopStyleSmaller Instagram, if you'd like to follow that account and be in the know when I'm posting things for sale. :)