Don’t Yuck my Yum.

It’s what you’ll hear at my house when my kids turn their nose up towards my strange meal combinations (I’m a big kimchi and siracha fan).  What is perfectly delightful to me clearly is not received the same with my children.  Still, “don’t yuck my yum”! Allison and I are privy to closed boutique owner… Continue reading Don’t Yuck my Yum.

Access Denied Twice- Atlanta Americasmart

Our first venture into live wholesale buying, Allison and I stumbled into Americasmart in Atlanta a lot like two toddlers crossing into Magic Kingdom.  At check-in, we received our lanyard and fully legit badges proclaiming us as buyers for Soulshine Boutique! Peeking forward, it seemed like Jenga squares of clothing many options, where to… Continue reading Access Denied Twice- Atlanta Americasmart

Worthy Causes

October carries awareness of two very worthy causes…Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence.  It makes sense that one out-pinks the other as it’s near impossible to find someone not affected by the C-word.  Domestic Violence, however, is silent, shamed. I can’t speak directly to Domestic Violence, but I have a brave friend that survived and when… Continue reading Worthy Causes

Comfort Zone

Surrounded by unfamiliar faces, clothing laid out in nice rows and jewelry sparkling, I want to run back into a shadowy corner and let the ladies shop unbothered.  Nervously circling the dining room table transformed into a boutique jewelry counter, fidgeting, straightening, eyes down, looking busy.  The other half of Soulshine equally unsettled taking refuge… Continue reading Comfort Zone

Extra Small Ladies

We have heard your cries, extra small ladies.  The crusade for smaller sized apparel is upon us.  Searching far and wide for cute clothes in your unique size, we’re finding that it’s akin to finding a unicorn!  Most wholesale clothing bundles come in quantity six in sizes from Small to Large.  It’s a lottery to… Continue reading Extra Small Ladies

The Bar is Raised

My very first job was working the counter at my local pharmacy.  They encouraged the importance of greeting the customer with a smile and offering assistance with few boundaries.  Afterwards, I sold apparel at a local Peebles department store, restocking, making sure the racks and stacked piles were always straight as well as interacting with… Continue reading The Bar is Raised

Ten Take-Aways… Find Your Extraordinary

My voracious appetite for sage advice on business-building and happiness-making,  lead me to read Jessica Herrin’s book, Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms. I read it not only once, but twice and took 4.5 pages of sloppy and excited notes.  Jessica is the founder and CEO of… Continue reading Ten Take-Aways… Find Your Extraordinary