Saturday, April 13, 2013

dream realized: rlf is REAL

in high school my two best friends and i dreamed of starting a business together. that business may have included plans of a shop full of fried chicken, braids and giant bling but a business & a dream nonetheless. about a year and a half ago we jumped in with both feet into business-partnership-land. we ironed out our ideas, talked finances, goals, what we hoped to do (maybe the bling got nixed). we decided to move forward with a twinge of uncertainty and boatloads of excitement laced with three heads-full of inspiration. our lively endeavor came to a screeching halt when i found myself pregnant {surprise!}. em was due right around the time we hoped to "launch" our venture and we (errr I) was pretty overwhelmed and stressed about taking on what our initial plan entailed while preparing for a baby & working full-time, so we regrouped [sorry guys!].  we stopped "collecting" our treasures until we could figure out what we wanted to do.
::unbelievably dirty, sweaty, tired & THRILLED::
fast forward to january of this year...we decided it was go time.  we weren't going to be able to run with the original plan (which i may share someday if it ever happens) but we still wanted to do something.  with five babies in our midst and another on the way, we had to scale back a bit but we knew that this something was possible, even if it was a mini-something.  a few months passed, we were put on a waitlist and ta-da!  we are now the proud renters of a little corner of wonderful in the most precious little thrift store you ever did see.  we're starting small with just a lil bookcase but hope to someday move to a full booth, complete with furniture & goodies that we'd love to own ourselves. right now, small to mid-sized treasures are our jam.
organizing, cleaning, pricing, tagging...you know, workin' it. 
here is our little booth.  we'd love for you come by and visit if you're in the area!  we're going to try and keep it stocked with all kinds of pretty.  come on, you know you want to.

we really do love nearly everything we have stocked.  it took all we had to not keep each treasure for ourselves.  if you need some incentive here are two of my favorite items that we have.  they're both tiny & awesome.  this little dog and the mushroom salt & pepper shakers.  ahhh darling!

consider yourself cordially invited:
RLF [that's us!] @ Feather Your Nest
1496 Leestown Road Lexington, KY 40511

i'm so tempted to post 10 year old pictures of the 3 of us.  i'll see what i can do.

4 comments:

  1. 1. Please post old pics!
    2. Are those corelle plates/bowls?

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  2. CONGRATS Jen! Next time I'm in Lexington I will be stopping by RLF :)

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