Hello! Sorry, I am a little late this month, but I didn’t forget I needed to update you on our home renovation for this past month.
Besides us breaking our screen on our balcony and fixing that and the nozzle in our shower breaking (in the midst of fixing), we really have not done anything. We still need to do our walk in closets, replace all the doors, add some light fixtures, put in a sliding glass door in the entry way, buy furniture and decorate of course. However, the good news is none of these are urgent, we are just doing things little by little now as our home is completely livable and we love living here. It is really cool to look around and see all the changes we have made. It reflects us as we have made every decision. By the time this home is completely done, we will have renovated every inch.
Here are just some snapshots from this past month:
So what have we been doing all month?? Working and Playing Hard – it’s summer! This is our crazy season for both of our jobs, but if we are not working we are spending it with friends or out eating, drinking, and exploring. We went to The Rolling Stones in Milwaukee with our family in June, and took a day trip to Geneva this past weekend.
What happened to The Glamour Girl Shop online store? Well, it didn’t take me long to realize that everything sells about 500% faster in the shop than online. Time is money and by the time I would take pictures and get product up on the website, I would sell the items off the shop floor and then have to yank it off my online store. Is that a problem? No, it’s selling! However, unless I have a good quantity of something it doesn’t make sense for me to list it on the online store. Usually I have about 6 pieces of something and by the time I reorder it, it’s not made anymore. My clients love that I have unique items, which is great, but for an online store, it doesn’t make the most sense unless I can buy in larger bulk. But then the $$$ gets in the way, I don’t want a lot of the same product just sitting in my back room when I can put that $$ into new product on the shop floor. I run a small, but successful business, but I have to keep everything tightly run for it to be successful. I am not sure what the online store’s future will be. I have not closed it as I will give it another fall/winter- my slow in-store season but busier online season and see how the online does again then. Regardless, I would not change my decision for starting an online store, I always wanted to do one, now that I have one I know how it works and more importantly how it works with my business. …AND with all these experiences and ventures I do, I am learning and I will continue to learn. :)
Well I hope you all had a great June and enjoy July! I will touch base with you all again in August! Otherwise, you can always follow The Glamour Girl Home on FACEBOOK and glamourgirlchicago on Instagram to see what I am up to. :)
Have a wonderful day! xoxo, RIane