Friday, September 21, 2007

Getting Back to Normal





So, almost all is cleaned up from the flood. My yard in back is a goner, though, as well as the roses and hydrangeas. I pray they will fight it out and come back next year. Lost most all of my inventory, so the funds are non existent right now. This led me to embark on a new adventure, one that does not require inventory. A year ago I began taking online web design classes, and always wanted to do web design. Well, a friend from Florida needed a site, so I did it and am so happy with the results. It was then I decided to take on a "side" business so I am now in the web design business. My designs will focus on retro, vintage, antique, old world or anything else you can dream up. Stop by and take a peek, not many in my new site yet, but I am working hard to get it stocked, and there are always custom designs!
My new site is
Retro Boutiques
I will be starting another blog just for that side.
I will still be selling at the Lilcottageshoppe, but have been forced to scale back out of necessity. At least with my new business, I will just have to grab my computer and run, without fear of my entire business floating around in the garage if it ever floods here again. Wish me luck, and if you are in need of an affordable website, blog design, or logo, give me a yell!

Also, thank you so very much to everyone who has commented and wished me well during the nightmare flood! Your comments meant so very much to me!

4 comments:

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Arlene ~ it is good to know you are on the tail end of your flood cleanup ~ also your new venture sounds great !

My Pink Boutique said...

Arlene, it sounds like life is beginning to return to normal...sort of. I'm glad for you. I'm sorry for all of the flooding trouble you all had to endure. However, I'm excited to hear about your new business venture! I wish you all the best in that.

Hugs,
Kimberly

IsabellaCloset said...

Arlene, I'm so sorry to hear about all you've been through because of the nightmare flood. Hope things will only get better from here on in. Good luck with your new business venture. There is always a need for web design and it's so much fun to do too!
Have a lovely day ~Mary~ :-}

Roxie said...

Oh my gosh girl, I had no idea what you've been up to. Web design eh? Isn't it funny where life takes us? I wish you much success on your newest business endeavors.