Confession... It's been a year since my last post. BUT, what a year it's been! Here's a look into my rear view mirror - and what's on the road ahead!
Last march, I inquired about pop-up shops in San Antonio, and 2 weeks later I opened one! I had no inventory, and NO CLUE was I was doing. But, in true Carrie fashion, I jumped in with both feet and had a really fun and path-altering 90 days.
Because I was in downtown San Antonio, I was able to meet people from all over the world. One customer wanted me to find out what it would cost to ship one of my pieces to Paris! (Much more than the piece was worth, by the way.) The positive response gave me confidence in what I was doing, and at the end of 90 days I decided to start applying for Vintage Market Days.
The first VMD to accept my application was in Nashville, TN - and of course I went for it. Again, NO IDEA what I'm doing or what to expect, but go big or go home, right? AM I RIGHT?? So we packed up a trailer & the kids and headed to Tennessee, making a stop in Memphis.
I followed Nashville up with Greater San Antonio VMD, Austin-Hill Country VMD, and Greater Asheville VMD.
I also became an Etsy failure last year. I opened my shop only to learn that sitting around waiting for people to order stuff, isn't my jam. I gotta go places and meet people. SO, no more Etsy for me...except for shopping.
I've also learned that I can't stand to think of things to write about, so my blog posts from here on out will be mostly pictures of places to go, restaurants to eat at and recipes to try. Sound good?
So, what's next for her Hippie Heart? Thanks for asking! In just over a month, I will be launching an online boutique that promises to be easy and comfortable style, for the free-spirited gal.