Happy (late) Love Day!

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We celebrated Valentine’s Day together.  How lucky we are when it falls on a Saturday!  We weren’t able to get a babysitter so we opted for the earliest possible dinner time in order to avoid annoying romantic couples that were able to get a babysitter.

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And we found that we weren’t alone in trudging our kids along with us.  Many others had our same idea and kept their little ones with them for 4:00pm dinner.  By the grace of God, they were both very well behaved and received several compliments from nearby diners and waiters.

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Honestly, we almost didn’t go out to dinner since we couldn’t get a babysitter.  We didn’t want to be “that couple” that ruined someone else’s date with our munchkins.  We aren’t so blinded by love to think that our kids will make everyone as googly eyed as us over them.

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On the way home we reflected on how silly it would have been to have stayed home.  Aren’t they as deserving as we are to celebrate a day of love with us?  Our own little perfections of how amazing love is?  Tommy was so excited for Valentine’s Day.  He loves holidays so much right now.  What kid doesn’t?

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And thank goodness they were behaved.  Happy (late) Valentine’s Day!  May (mostly) every day be a reason to celebrate the love that surrounds us.  (I’d be loving these pictures more if they hadn’t dimmed the lights in the restaurant so early.  Seriously, it was 4:00; normally those lights don’t dim until at least 6:00!)

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Eterra Couture

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We have such exciting news!  A couple weeks ago we were contacted by a store in Overland Park, Kansas called Eterra Boutique.  They were looking to bring more local Etsy vendors into their store so we jumped at the chance.  They already sell baby items but were looking for a different variety of handmade items.  Their new store makeover will feature (aside from us) baby bedding, women’s clothing and accessories, and some TBD items.  The girls that own the store already specialize in eclectically unique tutus, beaded necklaces, and headbands.  Everything is so cute.  When you come to the store, give yourself ample time to look around!

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Since we have no experience with retail store fronts, we look forward to learning a lot and selling even more.  Already we have learned how to use a tagging gun (so fun!) and how to make signage and tags for our brand.  The photo challenge that we did last summer was really insightful.  We are going to plan another one soon to help push me even more into the photo editing world.  Ideally I would take a class for this, but there just isn’t time at the moment.

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We worked really hard to get everything ready for a February 1 debut.  We are so excited to allow our customers a place to shop for Little Bug items.  Even more exciting is the prospect of new customers that haven’t heard of us but have babies just waiting to be decked out in our items.

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Come shop!