Sunday, June 19, 2016

Soft Shop Opening

This past weekend has been the start to a very good dream come true! We managed to pull the shop together last week and it is everything I imagined and so much more. I literally just stare in shock and awe that this space is my shop, a childhood dream come true. It has been a lot of work with help from our friends and family, but it turned out so well. I keep looking at it thinking I will have to clean everything up tonight and move it back home like a pop up shop. It is such an amazing feeling knowing that we are here to stay and share all of these fun things with Wichita.

A friend of mine wanted to test out a new jewelry line in Wichita, so we set the date and I decided to followup the event with a soft opening. It was good to have a deadline to push Dustin and I to finish things up. The small event was the perfect start! I was so excited to share everything we had been working on and people seemed to be having fun shopping. Plus, my incredibly talented friend, Ali Moore, came and took pictures of the evening. These pictures brought tears of joy to my eyes because she did such a beautiful job capturing the space and products.

The layout has changed a little and we now have two large IKEA shelves that split up the entertaining and retail spaces.
Saturday was the start of our soft opening weekend. The support and love from friends, family and locals was incredible! I was able to test out our square register, the layout and merchandise before our big grand opening in a couple weeks. My mom, Aunt Mary and I worked very hard to pick out fun, unique and beautiful items to fill these tables and it was so exciting to see my customers love them!

The day flew by and I was a busy bee chatting with customers and selling fun merchandise! By 6 o'clock, I was overjoyed and ready to celebrate a successful day. My brother-in-law and his girlfriend came down to help with the opening, so we had a lot of fun raising glasses to a successful weekend. Sunday was a little slower with Father's Day, but I had some fun favorites pop in to say hi! Overall, it was a very successful weekend and a great way to start this new adventure.

Thank you again to everyone that stopped by or sent love my way this weekend. I would not be on this adventure without your continued support. Thank you to our families for all of their help physically with the space and mentally with the advice, cheering and love. Lastly, and most importantly, thank you x a million to my amazingly supportive husband. He poured in so much work into making this dream a reality for me. He stained the floors, helped paint, moved over products and so much more. I loved working on this project with him and even though we gave up a lot (A LOT) of sleep, I'm so happy with how it turned out.

First Customer!
Flowers from Paige! Support and love from Nebraska. Flowers ordered from The Plaid Giraffe.

GRAND OPENING WEEKEND - JULY 2nd (10am-6pm) & 3rd (12pm-5pm). Please stop in to shop, mingle and enjoy a fun weekend! Reach out if you have any questions or want to book an event with us, we are starting to fill up our calendar! We will then be open every weekend following.

Lots of Love,

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