We are a Boutique with Heart and Soul
Growing up my siblings and I never had very much money. I remember when it felt like we were the only kids in school with hand me down clothes and eating government cheese. Which was really good cheese by the way! I was very grateful for the clothes our mom would make for us and the clothes from others who gave them to us. My dad worked 3 jobs to feed us while mom stayed home raising us, leading a softball team, being a girl scout leader and the neighborhood babysitter. I was very grateful to have a hard working loving family! However I also remember how it felt when kids would make fun of me and my siblings. I couldn’t understand why? We were always very clean and very nice to everyone. Fast forward through life and changes that were made once I was old enough to make them. I got my first job at 12 as a newspaper girl, getting up at 4am, folding and packaging the papers then getting on my hand-me-down bike to deliver them before school. On weekends I spent those days collecting the money for those papers. (remember the movie saying “I want my $2”? That was me! That experience plus the hand me downs, government cheese and hard working parents taught me to save money and work hard.