customer vote | march 21, 2019

customer vote | march 21, 2019

This was probably be the hardest decision for me! I had already started planning colors in February and had my mind set, but I decided to get the town and customers involved and let them vote! We had hundreds of votes and after counting them all, the majority was cavalry! Not close to what I had in mind, but so many people choose that color that we went with that! We can't wait to see what it looks like after its painted!!!!
March 21, 2019 — Brandy Cunningham
oh my rafters | march 13, 2019

oh my rafters | march 13, 2019

We decided to remove the ceiling tiles. This was hard for me. I truly envisioned our store would have the tiles in the design, but too many were going to have to be replicated where there were tiles missing or damaged. As they were coming down, I kept second guessing myself. After they were all down, I knew we had made the right decision. These rafters were incredible! The design was flawless. Due to some damage on a few boards, we called in a structural engineer to get his stamp of approval (lets be honest - the city required it) but after a few adjustments to the marked boards, we received our green tag!
March 13, 2019 — Brandy Cunningham
clean up progress | march 10, 2019

clean up progress | march 10, 2019

This building was like a hidden gem just waiting to be found by the right person - so thankful that was us! Props to my husband for working long hours at his job and spending his evenings at the building turning my vision into reality. The history in this gem is incredible! The mysterious doorway to the next building, the skylight, the antique ceiling tiles, the paintings on the concrete portion of the walls, the hole in the brick filled with soot where maybe a stove set years ago to keep the customers warm. We are IN LOVE!
March 10, 2019 — Brandy Cunningham
design pause | march 2, 2019

design pause | march 2, 2019

I know what you are thinking - you don't blog in the same week, much less only 1 day later! I was so antsy to get started that we got to work that very next day after getting the keys! What I thought would be a quick clean up, turned out to be a much bigger project! Design phase was being put on pause...y'all that is like being taken to Six Flags as a child and your parents telling you that you will only be able stand in front of your favorite ride for the next week and to be patient!
March 02, 2019 — Brandy Cunningham
officially ours | march 1, 2019

officially ours | march 1, 2019

Starting this boutique in October 2018, I would not have believed you had told me we would be in a storefront in less than 6 months! Emotions I was feeling after signing all the paperwork and given keys to the building - scared, pumped, overwhelmed, excited, eager, nervous, overjoyed and extremely blessed. Most of the layout for the building have been drawn out, now it is time to get our hands dirty and give this old building a facelift! 

March 01, 2019 — Brandy Cunningham
our future storefront | january 28, 2019

our future storefront | january 28, 2019

For nearly a decade, we would pass through downtown Caddo Mils, not realizing one day that we might own a piece of history. On our way to school that morning, we stopped at the donut store in town. THAT PLACE IS CRAZY ON SCHOOL MORNINGS! Fighting traffic to back out, something caught my eye that I had never noticed before so I took a picture. I dropped the girls off and pulled back by the building. I turned around and went past it again - really slow this time so I could try to see inside. I probably did this a dozen times. If anyone noticed - I am sure they thought I was crazy! The last time I drove past it, I decided to stop. With a quick peek inside, I realized this would be a HUGE project and I wasn't sure if I was quite ready for that. I wrote down the phone number that was on the front door - just in case. A week or so went by. My boutique that was set up in our game room had doubled in size since we started in October 2018 and I was busting at the seems with inventory. I picked up my cell phone, and called the number I had written down from the building downtown. After talking on the phone and visiting the building, I knew this was where I was suppose to be. We should the keys to our NEW BUILDING within a few weeks!
January 28, 2019 — Brandy Cunningham