First of all, let me start by saying….
I’ve been keeping a secret from YOU!!!
Honestly, I don’t even know how I managed to do so for SO long, but here goes…..
Nest Number 4 is opening up a STORE!!!!!!
Like a real deal, brick and mortar store! I don’t think it has officially sank in yet, because it still doesn’t seem real to me.
What you didn’t know is that the idea of opening my own home décor store has been something that has been sitting in the back of my mind for YEARS. It is something that I’ve dreamed about, something that I honestly never thought could actually happen. Until now.
For years I would be out and about shopping in this town and that, whether on vacation or close by. And there were always those “one stores” that I’d walk into and just stop. Standing there staring, taking it all in. Dreaming of one day owning something similar. Those kind of stores that make you quietly turn off your ringer and snap as many pictures as you can making sure not to get caught by the kind lady working there. Keeping those pictures, sometimes dozens at a time, in your photo album labeled “inspiration.”
Nest Number 4 has been a dream for a VERY long time. Because of all of you, you helped pave the way to where I am today. Without the support of my hubby and family, my many friendships and the love you guys have shown there would be NO small business of mine. Also, to the fabulous crew down at Urban Soles that offered me a spot to sell from over a year ago, THANK YOU!!!
From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
A year an a half ago I created my VERY first blog post.
Planting the seed.
About my newly decorated outdoor patio.
I honestly didn’t even know if anyone would read it, or care to read it. But to my surprise, you did.
From that moment on, I’ve invaded your social media and your email inboxes with my posts, pictures, lengthy ramblings of ideas, vacations and random thoughts and a few DIY projects. All the while building this little dream of mine and watching it grow and blossom into what it is today.
The store will be located at 717 Franklin St. Michigan City in the new Artspace building. The set of doors on the right, and this corner spot is where you can find us!
I’d be lying if I said it’s been an easy journey thus far. There were many of days that were jam packed with family stuff, kids school work, house cleaning, and crafting that NEEDED to be finished before an event!
Days when I locked myself out of my own IG account, facebook went all kinds of crazy and I even thought for a moment (that felt like a year) that I had lost ALL of my information on my blog. Talk about an upset stomach!
Then there were times that paperwork had to be finished and approved, forms to fill out, many times I felt like I was WAY over my head. But with help from many everything was filled out, created and turned it! I have SO much to learn, but I feel like everyday I am learning a little bit more. This year Scott will celebrate 20 years in his business, so I am definitely leaning on him for tons of advise, and information!
BUT… I wouldn’t have changed it for anything at all, because if all of that led us to where we are today, I’d do it all over again! (all except the blog part, that nearly gave me a stroke)
SO the questions you are all wondering,
“Where will the new store be located?” 717 Franklin St. Michigan City. In the Uptown Arts District.
“When will we be opening?” I do not have an exact opening date just yet, all I can say at this moment is April, (which will be here before you know it) stay tuned.
“What will the new store be like?” NN4 will be bringing you even more wonderful, amazing products than we do now. This store will be an beautiful blend of New, Found, and Handmade items. I am sure you will love it!!!
The building is the newly renovated Warren building next to Mucho Mas and Hokkaido called the Artspace building. It is a live/work building that houses space for creatives and those alike.
I am excited for some of my neighbors too, I think this building will give everyone the space to make dreams come true! But I won’t spill the beans on who those people are yet, you’ll just have to wait for them to tell you! 🙂
I am so glad I don’t have to keep this secret any longer, lol Stay tuned for more information as to exactly when the Grand Opening will be!!!
Here’s to a fun and fabulous ride, thanks so much for coming along with me. 🙂
Stay tuned for sneak peaks of the space as it transforms from this vanilla box to something I’ve been dreaming of!
Talk soon, xoxo Kim