December 6, 2017

Want to know something I hate? Busyness. I absolutely cannot stand a hectic schedule, rushing around, never feeling fully present. And it seems like December, more than other months, can get so filled with activities [fun activities even] that it seems like the month i...

November 29, 2017

This past week we celebrated a holiday completely devoted to giving thanks. So, it was a beautiful coincidence that we held our Customer Appreciation Days on Friday and Saturday. And Friday was extra special because I was able to work at the store for a full day before...

November 21, 2017

We are officially at the 1 week mark. In just 7 days we move our store!

It really hadn't begun to sink in for me until Bob [from Ledoux Signs] came Friday to put the new logo up on the window. After weeks of hard work analyzing demographic data, doing market research,...

November 14, 2017

November 9th was #WorldAdoptionDay, and the entire month of November is set aside as National Adoption Month. Our family remembers this month in an extra special way because November [2010] was the month we chose to grow our family through the miracle of adoption. And...

November 7, 2017

For those of you who don't already know, in September we hired a coach to help me get the business systems in place so we would be better able to serve our wonderful customers by the time we open at our new location. Let me just say, this process has been an eye openin...

October 31, 2017

Thursday I received an email from one of my son's teachers warning me that 6 kids were gone from his class with the stomach flu. I immediately got out our immune system stimulating oils, the vitamin c, zinc and elderberry, and implemented a zero-sugar-allowed policy. B...

October 22, 2017

Every October I put off getting pumpkins until I can absolutely no longer get away with answering my children's relentless requests with "yes, pretty soon." In all honesty I dislike bringing pumpkins home. And not because I dislike pumpkins either.  In fact, I actually...

October 16, 2017

Ever get the opportunity to practice what you "preach," or, as I also like to refer to it, an opportunity to eat some humble pie? Recently I got a helping of pie that was a bit more than I was able chew. And I can usually hold my own in this area. I've always been a bi...

October 8, 2017

Now that the move is official and we have a plan in place for the transition, we can publicly share that we are moving our store! In December, we will be relocating the market to 18 N. 3rd Street in Clear Lake, on the City Park Square. And, after 3 years of calling our...

October 2, 2017

As I ran back and forth through the seemingly endless rows of branches that hung heavy with the season's crimson bounty, I paused and tilted my head upward toward the bright sky, letting its warmth prevail against the crisp October air on my face. I was 8 that summer a...

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