It's always exciting to start a new year.
It's my time of the year to make new plans for the Shoppe,
Initiating new ideas for promotions and events.
I evaluate what worked during the previous twelve months,
and determine what to keep and develop
and what to walk away from.
I'm looking forward to doing some "off campus" shows and sales next year
as well as events here at the Shoppe.
I have some innovative ideas to keep the inventory moving rather than
becoming stale as it can often do in an industry like mine.
I have started to completely redesign the Shoppe,
moving and shoving furniture and display cabinets around....
thinking I am super woman, but getting it done nonetheless.
I'm purging certain items altogether and
bringing other wonderful things in to take their place.
I have a whole new blog design which makes me happy, and clean, and fresh, and new.
I'm feeling the excitement of a wonderful new year,
and I am grateful to still be here as so many small
businesses have closed in this economy.
I have all my "locals" to thank for that and I know it.
I appreciate you more than you know and
look forward to a glorious 2012.
Here's lookin' at you, kid.
Have a safe and healthly new year!!!