Do any of you mommies and grand mommies remember worrying about whether your young one would EVER give up the blankie, the paci (fier), or the binkie? Did anyone ever tell you not to worry, as they seriously doubted the child would leave at 18 years old with a favorite pacifier still in their mouth? In other words, what they might have been advising was to let the child grow, without worry. Growth is a wonderful thing and we at LTD 7 are stretching and reaching new heights, literally! Our baby steps of the past have grown into leaps and bounds and we owe it all to your amazing support!
One of my favorite business models has always been a store that is over 30 years old that runs its business by the age old adage: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket! How many times have we heard that? I think it is an important lesson and one I strive to emulate as I grow my dream…my “baby,” LTD 7.
The thing about dreams is this: When you reach the pinnacle of one mountain (or goal) you see more hilltops from that vantage point that you begin to yearn to climb. The original dream grows and gets bigger and before you know it, the original dream, the one penned on a restaurant napkin, is just one of the seeds in the mighty oak tree. How wonderful is that? Same with kiddos…they stretch and grab the table ledge and stand up and all of a sudden the pacifier falls to the floor in favor of the items they can now see on the table top. It’s called growing and it’s a beautiful thing to behold!
LTD 7 is growing. No more baby steps for us! We are opening new doors and reaching new heights and exploring many of the ways we can expand and bring you more…more of the things you love and more of the things you didn’t even know you would love and yearn to add to your purchases. Just you wait!
Since we opened, we have launched many new clothing lines, including kid’s clothing lines on their way, our exquisite jewelry lines have expanded, and we have experienced growth spurts in marriage and event rentals and consults…which will now be under our NEW UPSTAIRS OFFICE AREA! We are in the same building, but we have secured the entire upper floor! How great is that?
Having the upstairs for office and consulting will allow us to expand the sales floor! Oh la la! We will be able to expand our online outreach with a dedicated space to work the mailings, Instagram and Facebook posts and the orders. Our online store continues to undergo renovation and our Facebook sales have blossomed into a “must see event” for so many of you. Please, ask us if you are having any difficulty logging on to see our twice weekly Facebook sales that begin at 8:30 pm on Monday and Thursday evenings. We give away awesome prizes during the day if you log on and share and comment, per the instructions. We don’t want anyone to miss these special events! If you are afraid of missing any of our Facebook posts, which are now regulated by Facebook, you can join our loyalty group on Facebook. Joining this group is as easy as sending us an email and we will invite you into the group. For now, Facebook has not regulated this avenue of communicating with you for free. firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some “before” pictures of our new space upstairs….Take a look at these and tell me: do they make you want to run to the Couture Collection of Paint downstairs? Yes, I know…the rug…. Bagpipes, anyone? Just you wait to see the transformation!
Speaking of Paint Couture, we continue to offer the ever popular paint classes, weekly! We also plan to invite guest artists in this summer for other creative inspiration. You won’t want to miss those classes! If you have any suggestions for artists that might want to teach a class, please do not hesitate to let us know! We are ALWAYS looking for new talent!
The ever popular SPRING MARKET is coming up on April 25th! Is this event highlighted on your calendar? We still have a couple spots for vendors, so if you, or anyone you know is interested in selling to crowds of people and the best customers in the world, do let them know how to contact me.
The charity proceeds organization for this year’s Market has not been determined yet, but we plan to make that announcement in the next couple of weeks.
Let me just say this: If you have young kids, you are going to LOVE this year’s market! Plan to bring them!
Also new for this year, we are pleased and proud to announce that the food will be from NISA’S CAFÉ, in Verona. Please plan to support them by getting your eats while you shop!
Growth is a very good thing at LTD 7! We are so excited to stretch and plan and expand this year! We are beyond pleased to have your support as our dreams sprout wings and we continue to fly!
What’s your dream? Take baby steps every day towards it and when you are ready…”spring forward,” give it wings and let it learn to fly.
Living the Dream,