So, this is the end. For now, at least.
And there's more to the story, I'll share for those interested.
When Emmett was, say 9ish months old, I realized I could do it! Read the beginning here.
It was fun. I loved being in the store, I loved sharing the space with The Kids...
Then last year I found out we were to be a family of 5. I had big plans for the Outfit. But I left it in the hands of the Big Man and it became clear I should leave the store. But the website remained. I hoped it would keep the momentum I had built over the short time of being in business. Truth is, it didn't. The "interweb" threw me a learning curve I couldn't work around (seriously, folks, my Mom and her iPhone are waaay ahead of me in the tech world. I use a paper receipt book for goodness' sake!)
But more than that, I didn't enjoy working on the computer. I don't like it, other than blogging here and there, and checking the other great blogs I love to read, and "window shopping" leisurely. You get the point. I have no contact with customers, I don't get the personal connection. I had one customer call me for help with a gift and that was the one sale that made me smile and put a spring in my step. I decided, this isn't for me. I was taking time away from the family, and for naught.
So here we are.
The good news, for you, is that things are marked down a whole lot - and the good news will be for me if you, dedicated & loving population, buy it!
I'm sure I'll use this blog for other personal endeavors up-coming. We're thinking we may do limited runs of T-shirts or other printed goods, maybe for the home, even. So you'll hear from us again. Until then, enjoy the sweet sounds of the squawk of the Bluebird.