The News

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

OK, I just have to tell you the news, dears. I can't wait.

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Now, let me just say that this is by no means official and there is a chance that this might not work out, but I am not waiting for this to be official. I'm just too freaking excited to not tell you.

So, picture it, Minneapolis on a snowy Saturday afternoon....

I am riding along after a quick stop at the post office and pass a vintage shop I've never seen before.

I look over and think: "Don't even think about it." (I am trying to be good right now.)

But then, my car turns itself around and I head to the shop.

This shop is freaking adorable. The shop owner and I chat like chipmunks. It's like we've been friends for 20 years.

Quickly, the conversation turns to collaboration opportunities. Exciting stuff!

I then said farewell and got in my car.

I did a happy dance and called my pop-up partner Ash right then.

I drove straight to her house and we both did happy dances in her living room.

 You guys, this shop owner wants us to take over her shop once a month and have a sale.

A pop-up one weekend a month!

And it's in my 'hood!

We haven't worked out the details. This is an idea right now, but that is enough for me.

Thank you all for your love and support this last week. You all reminded me that this is what I love and that I needed to find a way to make it happen. just might be happening! Can you believe it?! Ash and I might be getting ahead of ourselves, but we already picked out our "shop" name. It's awesome. Life is good, mamas. Life is good.



P.S. A special thank you to Erin and Jeannine - your kind letter and sweet package was like a giant bear hug that I really needed. You totally made me cry (happy tears!). Somehow, even from Jersey, you can make me feel better. I really couldn't ask for better friends.

P.P.S. Head over to Rose Runs Wild today to win this hand-made garland and a shop credit (from yours truly)! It's a sweet give-away friends! I am sad I can't enter!


  1. YES!!! That is awesome news A! I'm so happy for you - I actually was wondering if you would be able to partner with a local vintage shop. You'll have to tell me more about it when I see you later on today! :) Excited to see you and so happy things are looking up!

  2. Yay! So excited & happy for you :) xo

  3. I'm so happy for you! That is crazy exciting news

  4. Congratulations! Such wonderful news. :)

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!! SEE, you are meant to do this. Please give details soon before my brain explodes. Who knows, start with a pop up, it could totally evolve from there. xoxoxoxoxo

  6. Oh my goodness- this is SO SO exciting! What perfect timing too! Great things are happening and I love seeing that for my friends. Thank you so much for your awesome comment on my post today- I loved the link you left too... Congrats again!!

  7. SO happy to hear this, Amanda!!!
    You've gotta love how things work out sometimes. Best of luck in this new business venture!!


  8. This is awesome news! And, what timing. Yay. Congrats, Amanda. I hope it all pans out for you. xxx

  9. That is awesome! Congrats! What a wonderful opportunity.

  10. what? I get to come and say hi once a month? That is pretty sweet!

  11. Congratulations on the pop-up shop!