Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 - A Girl Boss Kind of Year!

Yes I made my family dress up in glitter antlers for Christmas!
2016, you were quite the year in the Billings' household! We definitely shook up everything and anything. 2015 was a rough year for us and we were ready to jump into 2016. Jumped we did! Into new careers, new adventures and new spaces. There was so much that happened, I wasn't sure what to recap or which of the many pictures to share. I decided to keep it simple with some of my favorite pictures and finish with a write up that was recently published in our local paper's Neighbor section.

LOC's first birthday with amazing friends to celebrate a successful year with my website!
Caddy & my first Calligraphy workshop - hosted in my living room!
Cassie's birthday! Celebrating with some of my fav ladies.
Big News!
My new home away from home
Taking the girl boss status to a new level...

First customer!

Fabulous friends on "Goldie" the swan at my grand opening party!
Great support team!

Happy party girls are the best!
The ladies and gentleman that put up with my shenanigans and help me make this all happen!
I seriously have the best in-laws!

I wasn't the only one who made a big career move!

Top Instagram post of 2016! Already have an idea for my next Rifle Card inspo...

Dustin and I both got our careers in check this year and are working jobs we truly love. We still work our booties off and during the year when I was working two full-time jobs it was a little (lot) madness, but I wouldn't have done it any other. Going full-time on the shop during the holiday season was perfect timing and I had an incredible season that went past expectations. There were lots of happy dances, so thank you for shopping small and local! I am so excited to take the shop to the next level with my fun ideas that I will hopefully have time to execute now. Stay tuned for a fun 2017!

I am beyond grateful to everyone who helped make 2016 a year to remember. Your encouragement and pushing helped make my daydream a reality! Thank you to my in-laws, mother, Ryan (good friend) and Dustin for helping get the new shop up and running! It wouldn't be the beautiful space it is without their help. Thank you to all of my customers, followers on social media and fans who make my shop worth running and the enjoyable job it is!

Cherry on top of my girl boss year? A nomination in Wichita Magazine's Wichita Best List! My last favor for 2016, please vote! I would love to win the Best Gift Shop award to kick off a new year. Thank you again for all of your amazing support!

Vote here for Best Gift Shop Category - there are some other local favorites in other categories as well!

Ciao 2016, Hello 2017! Hope you all have a very Happy New Year!

Lots of Love,

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