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Are we customers or Very Important People?

Posted by Robin Abel on

"I'll move a stool over for you," said Kelly of Eva Bryn Shoetique.  While I didn't understand at the time why she said it, later it made so much sense and I was so surprised her thoughtfulness.   Let me back up.  I have no fashion sense.  Well, fashionable fashion sense.  It has always been a struggle to figure out what I feel comfortable in and still look like I didn't just put on the pair of jeans that I wore yesterday.  One morning I put on my new blackish, grayish cardigan and immediately had a shoe emergency.  (I really don't like shoes... don't...

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Service you only get from small business!

Posted by Robin Abel on

With Small Business Saturday happening soon, I thought it would be nice to share some of great experiences I've had with small businesses over the past few years.  It's been an amazing journey owning a small business and it's really opened my eyes to their strengths especially when it comes to treating people with respect and going the extra mile.   Before we opened the store, there were 2 solid months of finding local people who had products to offer.  I went to farmers markets and craft shows as well as asking other businesses for suggestions.  One day I walked...

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Trick or Treat insights

Posted by Robin Abel on

How do you celebrate Halloween?  Is it your favorite holiday or your worst?  Do your kids love it or are they on the phasing out age?  Did you learning anything this year from the holiday? ;)    Our kids still, for the most part, have fun picking costumes and going out for Trick or Treat.  The week before the holiday is filled with costume changes, questions on where we go candy hunting, who is going with whom...  This year, I walked around with just one of my kids which was a first since usually we have at least 2 with...

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Waiting is so hard!

Posted by Robin Abel on

Waiting for anything is the worst!  Nobody likes it and as a society, we work hard to get rid of it.  Don't want to wait for dinner?  Fast food.  Want that new book now!?  Amazon Prime.  Hate waiting in the lines at Disney?  Fast pass.  The list goes on.     I'm not sure why we hate waiting so much.  I mean, I get it but in reality, you have to wait for almost everything.  Think about how excited you were when you earned a drivers license!  Have you gotten married and waited a crazy amount of time for that event?...

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Loosing sleep over what you can't control

Posted by Robin Abel on

I'm sure everyone has times when they loose sleep over important things.  Sometimes I haven't slept because I'm trying to figure out something and the possibilities just keep rolling in my head.  Sometimes it's because there is a houseful of kids and I'm listening for little feet or screaming.  Whatever the reason, it's always great when that issues goes away and you can sleep again.   Over the past few months, the store has made me loose lots of sleep.  Since relocating in February, it's been a wait and see game to see if this was the right choice.  Would...

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