2016 was quite the year for our little biz. While we always hope for the best and try to plan ahead, we didn’t expect to be where we are at this point.
It’s a good thing that Tammy and I are both fairly easily adaptable, since Wild Ruffle has taken quite a few surprises course changes over the years. We are constantly surprised by just how good we have it. The two of us work our butts off to achieve our goals, but in the end we are utterly humbled by how the Lord has blessed the business, and how our customers have supported us so well.
In the past year, we have grown from sharing a space with our friends at Urban Halo, to branching off on our own to a new and larger location (you can read the story of how that came to be here). The transition hasn’t been without its bumps in the road along the way, but the highs have outweighed the lows by far.
Shortly before we opened the doors, we began doing regular fashion segments on Fox 9 here in Minnesota. It’s been a great way to spread the word about our shop – and so much fun to share what we love with a larger audience! You can check out some of our videos from the show by clicking here.
Tons of other fun happened along the way (we participated in Mama’s Happy, helped to plan the Sparkle Boutique once again, hosted perhaps our final Pop Up Shop – we’re still working on the answer to that one).
It often feels like we are real life Alices, heading through the looking glass into a crazy unknown world, with every turn feeling queerer than the one before.
The road before us is full of unknowns but we still love our crazy little journey, and every twist and turn it takes. We have so much on tap for this year… Our online shopping site is currently under construction (though you can continue to shop now until the new one goes live) and will be greatly expanded, with many more options available to purchase, either to ship or pick up in shop. We are so looking forwarded to its debut soon!
Speaking of changes, there are some big ones coming soon. I’ll just leave you with that cliffhanger for now. 😉
2017, you’re already looking good!
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