Dec 31, 2011

Big Announcement! I have (part of) a little store now.

MarigoldRoad's going brick and mortar!

Two weeks ago I answered the phone to a reassuring, cheery voice on the other line. Miracle number one is that I answered the phone call, for I didn't recognize the number. Here's how our conversation went, in a nutshell:

Hi, I'm Abbe Doll. We've never met, but we have mutual friends, and, I just wanted to pick your brain on something the Lord laid on my heart.

Um. Ok!

She's sounding excited, so, I'm excited, even though I don't love talking on the phone.

There's this quaint shopping area called the Green Elephant Village, comprised of three green victorian homes & one deli; one is a successful home interiors store, the other a bustling women's consignment store. The third building is vacant. And I feel like I'm supposed to have a store there
that helps Christian mompreneurs promote their businesses.
A community of ladies offering their handmade and vintage goods.
It will be a place for women to shop and be pampered and blessed and loved on. There could be mom's craft nights there.

(at this point I'm SO IN)

And I want you to be a part of it.
The Lord kept bringing to my heart the names of six women.

You were one of them.

Mindy Harris.

How do I know her?
Call Mindy.

Find her.At this point I am practically giddy and not doing a very good job of covering up my excitement. I know I need to pray about it. See if the financial stuff jives (that's scary). Discuss with Shawnie.

Wow, Abbe, this is amazing. I will decide soon and let you know. Thank you.

Thus began a series of meetings, phone calls, and texts over the next couple of weeks (we had quite the deadline around the holidays).And yesterday, I signed my sublease for a little 8 x 8 space, all my own. This gets my feet wet to see how my stuff sells, to see if it does better than Etsy, to see how I like working in a boutique (a few hours a month; this is my favorite part of the whole thing; it's my dream).

at the
Cottage Collective
located in
The Green Elephant Village
Coming in March!
(my headband: marigoldroad, earrings: PickingBlueberries, tshirt necklace: Laceymade)

And my heart on all of this? This unfolding story?

Not to us, but to Your Name be the glory
Not to us, but to Your Name be the glory

Our hearts unfold before Your throne
The only place for those who know
It's not for us, It's all for You

Send Your holy fire on this offering
Let our worship burn for the world to see
It's not for us, It's all for You

Chris Tomlin


Darby said...

Oh my goodness Mindy!!!! I am giddy for you! Congrats on your new adventure and I am sure God will bless you in many ways! What awesome news!!!

Kristine Foley @ TheFoleyFam said...

How very exciting for you!!!! Prayers sent your way!! You will do fabulous I'm sure! Happy New year to you and your family!!


Sarah {the fontenot four} said...

Congratulations!! How exciting for you! Praying for the success of your new venture!

A Modern Hippie said...

How wonderful! I know someone from college that is having a spot in that same space. I would love to have some things featured there....I might have to check into that when we move back to KS.

kaylee@life chasers said...

Woah, this made me cry. I know how bad you have wanted this and now the Lord is totally giving you the desired of your heart!!!! This is your year, honey!

Laceymade said...

you are going to do GREAT in this new venture, so happy for you! can't wait to shop there too :)

Kristin said...

wonderful! i can't wait to stop by and see your new place. congrats on the exciting new adventure - and happy new year!

mama marchand said...

SO so so so so so excited for you, sweetie! <3 Congrats!

chris said...

Hooray for you! Best wishes in your new adventure.

Brown Apples said...

You are so cute! Love your post! He is sloop good!

Brown Apples said...

Sloop?! Haha! I am not good with auto correct!
Let me rephrase! He is SO GOOD!

Brown Apples said...

You are so cute! Love your post! He is sloop good!

weza said...

Mindy this is such an exciting venture for you. Havent you come along in leaps and bounds in one year. Just imagine what is in 'store' for you this year. I hope to visit you in your shop one day. xxx

Laura@Splendor said...

Congratulations!!! That is so, so exciting!!!!

The Coolidges said...

So happy for you! What an amazing opportunity!

ThisLittleMomma said...

Wow, this is fantastic to hear! Congrats. I pray that your newest venture is full of success and blessings! What a great idea for a store-

Aprilina said...

I remember the day Abbe called you. I was in her basement hanging out with her kiddos. After the call she was telling me about this girl that she had just talked with... who she didn't really know, but felt lead to contact... and she was asking me if I had heard of Marigold Road. I told her that I had not, but I was so excited to see the amazing ways that God was moving this dream forward! ... Fast forward a few hours later and imagine my surprise when I realized that Marigold Road = Mindy Harris! I LOVE your heart and I'm so excited that God is crossing our life paths once again with this new and super exciting adventure. It has been a part of my dreams as well! Who knew that K-State FSHS would bring us to this?! God is SO faithful!! And I am SO excited to get to work with you. March can't come soon enough.

Cat said...

That is so exciting! Will be praying for all of you! I'll be sure to stop by when you're open :)

Stacey said...

So excited for you dear friend!

alishamcclure said...

I am so proud of you!! You are so inspiring!! I am praying for your new adventure. Love you bunches and bunches!

Eric's Mommy said...

How awesome Mindy! Wishing you the best of luck :)

The Cantelmo Family said...

That is amazing news! God is SOOOOO good!!!

katygirl said...

I'm so excited for you, Mindy! I wish I could come see it!!!

Kate said...

exciting!!! praying it goes really well for you!

Emily said...

mindy mindy mindy!!!!!!!!!!! i am so excited for you! what an amazing opportunity :)

Summer said...

I'm so excited for you Mindy!

Esther said...

this is awesome! what a dream come true. good luck + much success. where is the store?

Les said...

Sooooooo excited for you! Abbe is a doll! :) nice pun, huh! I pray that you guys are wildly successful!