Flea At Silver Street – November 2018

I finally got the pictures uploaded from the Black Friday market at Flea at Silver Street in Houston, Tx. Enjoy! Advertisements

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That was Painful but So Worth It!

Over the years, I’ve amassed a lot of cutoff lumber from all the projects that I’ve worked on. I also have a bad habit of buying stuff that I might need for a project one of these days. As a result, my shop has become cluttered and difficult to work in. Do you have a…

Sometimes the Stars Align…

Being a vendor and selling your own creations is a lot of hard work with many obstacles. It is easy to get frustrated because a market doesn’t work out like you planned. Sometime, however, you are shocked because the market far exceeds what you had planned.

Junk Hippy – New Braunfels, TX

This past weekend we did a 1 day show in New Braunfels. Setup was on Friday and the show hours were 9 – 6 PM on Saturday. We had a great day and it turned out to be our second best day ever! It was a lot of work. Monica had to take Friday off…

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

There will be times that you will need to make decisions about whether to go to a market or not. It is easy to make a decision and then wonder if it was the right one. Once a decision is made, all you can do is move forward.

Going Back to Shopify

Running an online store is challenging. Most of us don’t have the extra money to hire someone to run an online presence full-time so every minute spent dealing with online store issues is a minute away from actually running the business.

We Can Do That Too

When Monica and I started selling at markets, we watched what other people were doing with regard to their business. We got a lot of inspiration for our booth display and product presentation. We also saw all of the cool products they had for sale and we said to ourselves “We can do that too!”….

Support From Your Spouse or Partner

So you have a great idea that you want to get started on immediately. You tell your spouse and they immediately get defensive. You get the impression that they think your idea sucks. What do you do? A lot of it has to do with the way in which you present your idea. Monica, while…

Our Retail Experience

Going into a retail store can be one of the biggest decisions that you can make as a small business owner. As a big decision, it must be considered carefully.

Trudging Through Obstacles

You’ve heard the saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”, right? As a vendor, sometimes it feels that life gives you lemons and then drowns you in your own lemonade.