Timing is everything.
Last year when we decided to open a shop, we can assure you neither of us had any idea what that really meant. As summer starts to wind down and we slowly move into fall, we find ourselves reflecting on how far we have come since we opened the doors to our little shop last December.
This time last year, we were in the middle of renovating our 1911 bungalow. Our goal was to be open by end of September 2018 but due to many road blocks along the way that date came and went. Looking back, we are grateful for the extra time. It allowed us to get everything just right (or close enough). We have made many mistakes along the way but have quickly learned from each and every one of them. When you think about opening a small business, you think of the fun that goes along with that adventure; shopping for merchandise, picking out the essentials for the shop (pretty bags and tags) but most importantly having customers. Truth is that it is all of that, but so much more than either of us could have imagined. As a small business owner, you never shut down. You are constantly working to improve your business.
This website is really overdue but the last 8 months have been a whirlwind for us. We feel like we are just coming up for air. The demand from our out of town customers has grown as our customer base continues to develop. We now feel like we are ready to support this additional piece of our business. Just like the opening of the bungalow shop, the website is happening at the perfect time. Summer allowed us to prepare for what they call season in the retail world. Fall will slowly welcome in cooler weather (not really for us here in Florida) but the kids will go back to school, the seasons will change and before you know it the holidays will be upon us. We can’t wait for you to see the new items we will have at the bungalow in the upcoming months. The online boutique will evolve just like our brick and mortar!
Our goal for this site is to make you feel like you are visiting the bungalow in person. The blog will continue to develop and mature just like our shop. Keep checking in on us and if you get to our little dot on the map, stop by and see us.
For those of you that have come into the shop and for those of you purchasing products online, we say THANK YOU! None of this is possible without the support of our customers!