What a time I am having learning and creating as I go. The past 3 weeks have been a whirl wind and one that I wake up every day and pinch myself to remember that this is my life! I am extremely grateful for this opportunity I have been given. Being grateful is a wonderful place to live but if I said I stay in that space all day every day I would be lying. (Here comes my truth) I have spent a bit of time as of late wondering.....
Did I pick the right dresses, Are the price points right, Am I giving good service to all that enter my doors??? I know this is all natural and I will learn more in time. I bring this up so that you, all who choose to read these wonderful postings every week, may understand that small business is hard! That I have learned in the 3 big weeks I have been opened. You can spend time in self doubt wondering if you are doing the right things. I did however read somewhere, I think maybe Facebook, isn't that where we get all our good advice! That's a joke BTW. Anyway I digress, I read that when you shop small business you are helping to pay for someones dance classes or maybe a hockey jersey or two. Which brings me to my point, with prom on it's way I want to remind all that online shopping although easy and sometimes cheaper is not always what it is cracked up to be. In my short time since I have been opened I have tried desperately to help not 1 not 2 but 5 mishaps from the internet. Either it came in and it wasn't what they ordered or it didn't come in at all. I myself went on this past summer to buy a bathing suit that when it FINALLY came in wouldn't fit my 4 year old niece. I kid you not the bottoms maybe were 8" wide. So please be careful when you shop online make sure you are on a reputable site and secured checkout. I do understand wanting a good deal and not having a ton of money to drop on a Homecoming dress, Prom attire or a wanting to save money on your wedding but remember if it seems to good to be true it probably is. Ok i am done with that! Thank you for staying with me. I have copied a link to a helpful article on how to protect yourself online from the Better Business Bureau.
If you haven't been by the store to say hello WELL what are you waiting for. I love to show everyone around. It continues to get colder so stock up on hot cocoa and good DVD's. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that tonight is the 138th meeting of an epic football tradition the Gardiner Tigers travel to Cony to meet the Rams tonight. So here's my shout out Let's go Black and Orange....Play Hard, Play Smart, Play as a Team...isn't that some good life advice!
Have a great week everyone!