The first thing I need to say is that I'm SO grateful.
Grateful to the family that came in to help me get the shop together. Grateful to the friends who were so full of support and kind words that I may have shed a tear or two. Grateful for the amazing, encouraging culture of Des Moines as a whole. Grateful for the surrounding business owners who, out of the goodness of their heart, walked into my shop to welcome me and offer to share flyers for the big grand opening day. Grateful for so many of the soap lovers of weeks, months, and years past, who visited to start their holiday shopping.