UPDATE: Please note that this store closed after Christmas in 2019. We had fun, loved seeing so many customers all day long, but it was a temporary thing- sort of a "pop-up shop". We hope that sometime in the future we can explore having a brick and mortar store of our own! In the meantime, find us on Etsy and Facebook.
And here's what happened in Fall 2019:
OMG...we're exicted! And nervous. And happy. And nervous. And freaked out, but happy. And nervous. Did I mention we're nervous?
It's FINALLY HAPPENED, whether it's for a long time to come, or for a glorious Holiday Season!
Due to a really weird set of circumstances including a contest, a disappointment, helping a friend through a rough patch, and suddenly a big change, WE'RE IN A STORE!
We've partnered up with our friend Kristie at 1904 Apothecary Lane to create a unique boutique of 100% handmade goods!!! You'll find us in Parkway Plaza Mall in El Cajon, halfway between Macy's and JCPenny, right across from Justice and the Caramel Corn guy, open ever single hour the mall is open NOW through the Holidays.
We're just getting on our feet, and testing the waters to see how mall life goes, and we need your help to keep the dream alive! WE NEED EVERYONE WE KNOW TO COME SUPPORT OUR SHOP!
Malls aren't quite the social hub they were in my high school and college days, but at least we know there won't be a Demogorgon attacking (like in Stranger Things, thank goodness), and it a relief to have a maker space 24-7 AND to not have to rely on dragging every last bit of furniture and merchandise from show to show every weekend! The mall STILL has tons of great stores, food (come on, you KNOW you want a Hot Dog on a Stick lemonade and a quick See's run!), movies, and well...ME! Our mall even has really nice seating areas, and the air conditioning is a dream on all these crazy hot days lately.
Yeah, yeah, Amazon has free shipping. But the mall is a LOT closer than you remember!
AND WE NEED YOU to come visit! Tell your friends! Stop by and try on a hat, smell some AMAZING sugar scrubs (Pineapple is my favorite!), smell some candles (Blueberry Cobbler scent, anyone?), and take home a little handmade something made by us! Without your support, we won't be able to continue for the coming year.
Yes, we're still doing a limited number of local shows. But we'd love to keep a storefront where we can offer workshops, private shopping events, and a place where you can ALWAYS come hang out and buy some amazing locally-made products! Come see me at my sewing machine and Kristie whipping up some sugar-scrubs in the store! Relax and enjoy the deliciously scented air! And SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS!
We'd love to see you!!!
Find us at 1904 Apothecary Lane in Parkway Plaza NOW through December (and hopefully beyond!)
Thoughts from the Monsters...
Sabrina & Taylor are the sole employees at "Mostly Monsters", so we :