A year later and ...
I still can't believe we have our own little brick & mortar shop here in Eagle! What an adventure it has been! Just over a year ago, I got a call from my friend Amy telling me that a little spot was going to be available right in old downtown Eagle and that I should call about it! She had been a shop owner for many years, and had known that I had always dreamed of owning my own store some day! Remember this though, it was only a dream, a thought, a wish! No business plan! Just a girl and an idea!
Well, a few days later and some phone calls, Nathan and I toured the space and decided we should pray about the whole idea! But we only had 2 days to make a decision before the storefront was to be advertised for rent. If we wanted it, we had to decide quickly! It was a yes! We decided to jump in with both feet and go for it! Wowza!
We got the keys to our little shop at 50 N. 2nd Street in Eagle, Idaho, on January 1, 2017. That's when the craziness began! Opening day was going to be January 26, so we had 25 days to remodel, paint, build a check-out counter, gather inventory, advertise, and so much more! Of course, this was all during the worst winter Idaho had seen in over 30 years! With support from our family and friends, it all came together! My little wish in the back of my mind was now REAL!
Our opening weekend was such a success! The community of Eagle welcomed us right in, and it hasn't stopped since! This past year we have met such wonderful people, and we love meeting new customers every time we are open! We feel right at home here in Eagle! Nathan and I continue to dream, plan, and pray that God will lead us as we grow Sweet Tea Living!
Image by Natalie Koziuk