I started a business

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

So I've been away for a while. I'm sorry there haven't been any vlogs for the last few months. But there was a good reason, I promise. For the last few months, I have been working really hard on perfecting this website and another website to launch my new business. I haven't officially launched. But I wanted to go ahead and tell you a little bit about it.

For the last 10 or so years, I've been following home decor blogs and vloggers and have really fallen in love with it. I've been developing my personal style, re-igniting my love for interior decorating and gardening. I love the modern farmhouse style, but I wanted to bring more "garden" into that style, because I also love English gardens.

Of course it is even easier to find farmhouse style goods at the local crafts store and Home Goods, but I wanted to also be a part of the inspiring world of home decor. I've grown up more and my interests have swayed more towards creating a home that I love.

I was having trouble finding some items that I felt my home would be perfect with. So, I started trying to figure out how I could be the one to sell those pieces along with other items that I love. Last fall, I started researching and figuring out how to start a business and how I wanted to reach my customers. And after six months, I decided to open up an Amazon store!

This was huge! I have always wanted to have my own business. Out of high school, I would have never thought of owning an e-commerce business. I always imagined myself owning a design house or event venue. But here I am.

Today, Graham and I are unboxing some boxwood topiaries and getting them ready. As much as I would hope to get this all done in a day, I think these next few days will be me just admiring the pieces and being amazed that I'm holding my very first inventory. Hoping to get them up for sale by the end of next week. Wish me luck!

If you want to check out my store, go to zincandboxwood.com.