My son was getting married and his fiancé wanted a simple but elegant wedding. I helped her with some ideas and ended up making the invitations and favors for all the wedding events. In doing so, I found there was a huge market for handmade goods and stationery. That same year, I was invited to participate in a holiday vendor market which was a huge success. Many vendor markets and several years later, a small building was for rent in my hometown and I opened a “pop up” for the holiday season, then was asked to sublease the building for the remaining sixteen months of the lease. Though it was a daunting idea, I realized it was exactly what I had been looking for. Now, after several lease renewals and a wonderful and loyal customer base, I consider myself very blessed to have a wonderful staff and continued success with our little shop.