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Mobile Boutiques

I’ve made some new friends ….

 

…completely across the country. Long distance relationships can work! YES!

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I was doing some research for a Mobile Boutique business that I hope to start up real soon. Hopefully it’s possible in my area and hopefully I find some friends that maybe would want to join me in a new venture. Hopefully everything falls in place. Hopefully, hopefully….

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While researching I stumbled onto my new friend’s site called Carovana. This was exciting yet crushing for me to find this because I earlier had just been choosing names for my 1970 Sprite caravan. I knew her name was to be “Clara” and eventually I came to “Claravan” for the mobile shop. I had pretty much settled on this name but then in searching other names I came across one that already existed called “Carovana“.

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I contacted Kimberly, who owns Carovana, to inquire about her business, of which I found out that she and her pose were pioneers in her area just a few months before and they’re now going strong with 6 mobile shops in their gathering.

This actually gives me more hope to get mine started here in my east coast area. Hopefully!

Kimberly also assured me that she wouldn’t mind at all if I use the name Claravana even though her name was so close.

She’s way out in WA, she says, so it shouldn’t be confusing. Thanks Kimberly! You’re a Gem!

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 The girls have a collective committee called Walla Walla Valley Mobile Boutiques where they meet together and plan events. They each own their own business in their campers and work together to make it work, as to give more choices to the shopper. They each have a FB page and advertise as their own business but in general they are one.

You can visit them all here….

My Carovana

Tito & Sam

Molly MaGruder

Wayfarer Boutique

Xochi Mobile Boutique

Haulin Sass

I just love this concept. Small business helping small business.

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Anyhoo, I talked more with Kimberly and it turns out we have a ton in common. For one we’re the same age and also both our boys are in the USAF and both of them are Crew Chiefs. Turns out also that our boys were both at Basic at the same time. (4 wks overlapping) How cool is that??!!! Turns out too that I will be visiting her in WA this summer to go Glamping with all the girls.

Already got my tickets to fly!!  Soooo excited to meet my new friends!!!

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Here are some shots of their most recent shopping event in WA.

(Thanks for allowing me to show your photos girls.)

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I can not wait until Clara is finished and I can HOPEFULLY do this as well!

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Would anyone like to join me in this new venture?

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Q

 

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Vintage Trailer Supply

 

 

Gift Giving

Bird gift sneek peek

I have this friend who is so special that I’m making her something.

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A fun something.

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A cheery something.

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A Spring something.

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Hope she likes it!

Q

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My SOTF Sisters

Sister’s On The Fly Sister #1899

 

 

I’m gonna be talking a lot about this so I felt I needed to give you a little intro to SOTF. As many of my friends know, I’m a SOTF. We all have #’s and I’m #1899. Numbers get assigned in order as to when you join the club. Our #’s are now up to almost 3500. I joined in May of 2011 so you know the #’s have inclined most in the past couple of years. You can check out more about my Sisters HERE.

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We go on Glamping trips throughout the year, you will see more photos of our trips and the fun we have as I post more. And if you don’t know what Glamping is, you will soon. (If you keep watching my blog.)

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These girls have been such a help to me in the past couple years. They’ve given me a sense of belonging and friendship like a sister relationship should be.

Who says Sisters have to be blood related!!

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Here’s a news article about two of my East Coast Sisters Carol and Janine. (link below) I LOVE these girls!

 

carol and jannine

Carol’s Log Cabin Camper (in the back) is the same model as my Shabby Shack. We even have campers that are Sisters. ;)

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Janine

Janine in her “Roam Sweet Roam” and it is just that, SWEET!!

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Carol’s inside is much different then Shabby’s inside. It’s not quite finished here in this photo.

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I have yet to meet this other Sister Judy….maybe this summer I will.

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Photos by: Nancy Rokos/Staff Photographer | Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 5:59 pm

Sisters-on-the-Fly members,(l) Carol Thompson of Mansfield and Janine Pettit form Hamilton stand near their vintage trailers. BCT Photo N.Rokos

via Sister on the Fly 01 – phillyburbs.com: Burlington County Times.

 

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Happy Sister Trails to you!

Q

 

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