Every once in a while I will get asked the question, “Does Ollie like the baby?” Well honestly, I don’t really think that he has noticed but he does seem to look at Papa funny when he talks to my belly! But just the other day, Ollie came up to me and planted a big sloppy kiss on my belly, saying “baby” (comes out more like baba). Needless to say, my heart melted but a bittersweet moment it was as I realized that if my one year old is noticing my belly, I must be past the point of just a tiny bump. Oh well, it had to happen eventually right?
Between my expanding waist line and the expansion of the store, everything seems to be growing this spring! Not sure if you caught it, but yes! We have opened a brand new section to our store! With the expansion brings 19 new vendor booths! More than half of the space has been rented out with brand new vendors to bring more flare to Rustic Corner. With three openings connecting our existing store with this new section, it has such a nice flow and openness I just can’t help but be excited to see what this new section will bring to our business! We have plenty of spaces yet to fill with
vendors but are so encouraged by the vendors that have moved in this week.
As I sit in our bathtub converted couch, I can’t help but be reminiscent of where we started a little over a year and a half ago. Who knew our little store space of just 2 vendors (yes that included Ethan) would end up having over 62 booth spaces and more to come! It has been a daily struggle of long nights and endless conversations about what we can do to make our store better. In the end, with three expansions under our belt and two more to come sometime in the future, we couldn’t be more excited about our career choice. This is something we truly love to do and love to share it with others. So thank you to all of our vendors that have made it a possibility and our families who have put up with so much!
So here is to many more new beginnings and endings…… (having to say goodbye to those skinny jeans. Oh well!)