2012 review

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



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