Summer '19 Update
Updated: Oct 24, 2019
Hey, friends! It's been so long since we've talked...and there's been intentional reasons for that. I thought I would bring you up to speed on what's going on with us! At the end of spring, Bradley and I were experiencing some serious burn out in our business. I don't know if that's something you should admit as a business owner, but hey - I'm keeping it real here. We had an incredible spring season...one of our best. But we didn't expect it and worked our butts off -- and yeah, it led to some serious burnout! We knew that we needed some rest after it and the summer seemed like the perfect time to do that. So, we decided to take the summer off of markets and to slow down with our business. It's been a tough decision personally + financially in many ways, but we are both feeling super refreshed and ready to kick it into high gear for our fall and winter markets. We are SO stoked about our line up of markets! You can check out where we will be by clicking here.
But the real reason I came on here was because I wanted to talk with you guys about some changes that are happening in our business! Some updates have been a little overdue and some are more recent, so I thought I would put it all together in one post for you.
1. We have moved out of Amaze and Grace (store in Appleton, WI).
I should have told y'all this a long time ago, but we moved out of Amaze & Grace right when they moved locations...so late spring this year. I just wanted to mention it here because I know a lot of you are in the Fox Valley area, so I wanted to keep you updated!
2. We are no longer taking custom orders for the year.
This saddens me a little bit to say, but we are no longer taking custom orders for the year. To be honest, as much as I love them and am honored when we get asked, they just take a LONG time...and again, with our busiest season ahead, we are trying to work smarter and not harder. We only get so many hours in a day and this is the best move for us right now. Again, we may change this in the future, but as of now, we are not accepting custom orders.
3. BIG signs are coming!! Look for that release August 21.
You guys, you have no idea how excited I am to show you what we have been working on. You have been asking for large signs and they are coming August 21st. Mark your calendars and follow along on our Instagram, Facebook and email to get some sneak peeks of what's coming! Here's a little tease of a new one for now:
4. Website changes are coming!
I really want to make shopping easier for you guys, so we are working on categories/filters! You'll start to see those changes slowly appear in the next few weeks, but they should officially be done by September 1. This way, if you are looking specifically for bathroom, bedroom...or whatever kind of signs...you can seem them all in one place! I'm really excited about this feature.
That's all for now! To be honest, I've been putting off writing this because I feel like there's been a lot of things we are saying "no" to for now and some of those things make me super sad! But in the end, our desire is just to serve you guys better and we believe we are doing these things in order to achieve that.
Thanks for following along and keeping up with us! This summer we have done a lot of traveling and spending time with family and friends. We are refreshed and rested & excited for the rest of the year ahead!