2012 review:The Burlap Bag:
Started the Burlap Bag's online shop
Worked 37 days STRAIGHT in a row!! and now we're officially open on Sundays
Started making candles and have made over 1000 candles to date
Met lots of other business owners/managers! SunnieBunnie over at Atown is now a dear friend that we met this year.
Lauren was on TV! Had a great interview about shopping local that aired on Thanksgiving.
Had many awesome sites share our blog posts! Fiji Water, Life Hacker, Buzzfeed, Seventh Generation, MARTHA STEWART, and many others
Started guest blogging for Simple Design!
Held our own craft fair – with over 1000 people in the shop within 3 days!
Had a big ole booth at Renegade Craft Fair
Held 2 free clothing swaps for ladies
And most importantly… The Burlap Bag turned ONE!! A huge & exciting moment for us.
The Lowe Life
Hung out lots and lots with friends. A few favorite memories: Snowshoeing in Boise with the Vinson's, seeing Sufjan Stevens in concert with the Salina crowd, hanging on a barge under the 360 bridge, "initiating" Patrick's new game store with the first game, and having many a visit to dog&duck pub.
Dyed 10 inches of my hair pink.
Celebrated being married for FOUR years!
Discovered Chipotle's ordering app (this definitely deserves mention... yes, even right after the 4 years of marriage point!)
Ran a lot! Ran a whole mile in under 10 minutes for the first time ever. Did our first official 5k (the color me rad 5k!)
Started an instgram for the kitties (@carrotsandturnip) and they have over 2000 followers. ridiculous.
Discovered our Torchy's Tacos obsession.
Grew a very fruitful (literally!) garden! 4 massive taller-than-me tomato plants, 3 bell pepper plants that are still producing, and herbs!
Things that would make Josiah and I smile in 2013:
Running a 10k.
Holding another craft fair/trunk show
Hosting more free clothing swaps at the shop!
Getting our candles in at least 5 other Austin shops
Blog more frequently!
10,000 instagram followers for the kitties. They need to be famous and ridiculous.
Thanks everyone for reading our blog/shopping at our store/supporting us! We’ll try to bring you many more silly posts in 2013.
Lauren and Josiah