Over the past year, it has grown into more than just a blog. I opened a brick-and-mortar store
in August 2016 (Fool’s Gold
), where I sell women’s clothing, accessories and home decor. This has been a HUGE learning experience for me and my wonderfully supportive boyfriend (who runs the store with me), and I want to begin sharing more about our experiences opening a small business. We ran a small design studio back in Austin (Diamonds Are Evil
), but it was nothing compared to dealing with commercial leases, bills, payroll, forecasting, buying, sales and running Diamonds Are Evil, all while attempting to have some semblance of life/work balance – especially important when your significant other is also your business partner!