Friday, March 15, 2013

Changes In Between

Some people have a tendency to look at change fearfully. Fear can translate to sorrow or anger. I personally try to look at change as adventure, the opportunity for experience or growth. I would be totally lying though if sometimes I didn't actually say, "What the crap?"

This little store has always been kind of a pipe dream of mine. So you can probably imagine how excited I've been to be able to at least try. So far its had its ups and downs, it's been an insane learning experience, show me that for all the years I've worked in retail, that owning a business can be very different from running one. But make no mistake, the dream is a live and continues.

So as my magical red is washed away by beige, I don't let it dishearten me. This incarnation is done, and the rebirth is not far away. I just hope it's growing pains and not after-death twitches.

Just wait and see what we come up with next. Thanks for coming along on our journey.

Monday, March 11, 2013

In Between Moves

This upcoming weekend is the last weekend that we will be at the International Flea Market.

But this is not really a bad thing.  

Right now, as I type, there is actually a garage in our home that is going to be converted into the shop.  The next incarnation of In Between will be right beside/part of our home.  This is good on many levels, like security, reduction of overhead, travel time, travel/offsite expenses, and all those business things.  This has been a bootstrap operation from the beginning, some of our help coming from close family and so we wanted to keep it closer to the family, so to speak.  

This also gives us the ability to work on our online presence (we have unique items which go on Etsy, some which go on Ebay, and our regular stuff on StoreEnvy...the latter will probably change soon...)  Hopefully, develop this blog into a working blog which will help feature articles, links and opinions in regards to magical workings and local happenings we attend in the community of Houston, Texas.

Because we are moving, our last weekend at the shop will be, in store, 30% off.  Just keep that in mind.

The hope here is to create a relaxing environment away from the crowding and noise of the flea market. We are hoping to re-open at the latest, the middle of may.

Come all ye seekers.....