Happy Wednesday Everyone! This girl is a lot less stressed today. Actually for the past week and a half my stress level has been at an all time low compared to this past year. I don’t do well with stress, I try to eliminate it in every way possible and somehow I manage to do so with very little in my life. Not this past year, I (Mark & I) chose to do 80 things at once. This is not a rare thing for us, but when one is living in a renovation and it doesn’t feel like home yet there is no escape from the chaos. We can’t complain one bit though since the stress was brought on by everything we wanted to do. I am very grateful to be in the position to do all of these amazing things, and I don’t take it for granted.
There were a few things leading up to this past week that brought me back to me being me, but one exciting venture that I want to share with you is the launch of “the glamour girl shop.”
After starting Glamour Girl Airbrush Tan in downtown Chicago at the beginning of 2011, Riane knew she wanted to expand the business to a retail boutique as well. While starting off small, she eventually grew the business so it was recognized as a boutique as well as an airbrush tanning business.
“Where Airbrush Tanning Meets One Chic Boutique”
As people would ask for items to be shipped, an online shop was always at the back of her mind. She is a true believer in timing. Everything will come when the time is right. Well, October 2014 was the right time and “the glamour girl shop” was formed. Although it will start out small as she says “my business grows organically,” she hopes to add new, fun items weekly. From clothing to jewelry to skin care, candles and home decor, there will be something for every glamour girl. Inspiration in what to carry comes through many outlets and Riane hopes to provide a unique shop.
As with everything, I had a vision of how I wanted the website to be and life changed it a bit, but that is OK. For example, I used to think when I saw a website with the owner modeling the clothing it didn’t look as professional. It looked like a beginner/starter website. I always visioned others modeling the clothing, while I styled them and took the pictures. How have things changed when I had to do it myself. Who did I think was going to be modeling for me at 10:00pm at night when I had “free time” to work on it or on Sunday morning right when the natural light would look best with our little pop up studio. Did I think these girls were going to work for free? I have not made a dollar from the site yet, and I know you have to spend money to make money, but I needed to spend those dollars in inventory not models. So you see, the look of my website is everything I had not envisioned and yet I think it’s the perfect start.
I could have never done this without my better half, my husband Mark. Behind everything I do, he is right there in the grind of things helping me too. Who do you think was taking all of those pictures with my head chopped off? He is also the quiet half, the smarter half, and the person who kept me together while I did the website. I did not shed any tears, but there was a Sunday I came close. I thought who am I kidding for thinking I can do this and he was right there making sure I knew I could do this.
To the rest of my family, friends, and you faithful readers out there who are the reason I keep this little blog going for the time being, thank you for being my biggest cheerleaders. I know who you are and I sincerely thank you from the bottom my heart. xxR
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