Today marks Bella Jean Boutique's first year anniversary! WOW, time sure does fly. It's amazing how you can have a dream of a shop you want to open with all sorts of goodies, and lots of people coming in and out all day... well after much discussion a little over a year ago we put our plan into action. My brother Chris had already framed in two rooms of our huge storage shop, so that made it easy. All we needed was some money- (ver's $700 only got us insulation). My dad helped out (alot) on that end. Since this was going to be our shop, we did the work of building it, along with the help of some local contracters (my brother, especially). We also needed a sign- we talked to my Uncle and some friends, and thanks to them we were able to get an amazing sign (which my brother Nate and Jordan built). We have a friend designer, and she created the logo, the sign design and the business cards (thanks very much Olivia). It all came together pretty quickly.
The night before we were supposed to open all of my brothers and dad worked on our shop till the end. We had some of the little girls over we knew and they helped us clean the furniture, iron the clothes and much more.... It was all great fun. So as you see, it took lots of help and communication to get this business up and running! And we still need lots and lots of help. Thank you to everyone who was a part of building this and still is. We hope to be around for many years to come so your daughters can take lessons, then work for us!
Here are a few pictures showing our business in the workings!
|We are getting started|
|Mike Stuart lends a hand|
|Chris puts in outlets|
|Having fun working|
|Diane Scamman touches up furniture|
|Nate finishes the sign|
|more sewing classes|
|Our beautiful sign|
|how our shop looks now|
|I love the decorations for fall in the shop|