Ruby & Pearl Ramblings

How to Survive a Quarantine

How to Survive a Quarantine

I think that it's safe to say that when we all were dreaming of New Year's Resolutions and setting big goals for 2020, none of us were imagining a global pandemic plaguing our planet and changing our lives. Yet, here we all are...rowing the same boat in uncharted waters. So HOW do we stay sane in times like these? I have a few tips that I hope will help! 1. Set an alarm. It doesn't have to be super early, but staying in bed all day won't help any of us feel better. As a matter of fact, it tends...

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I Don't Sell Clothes for a Living

I Don't Sell Clothes for a Living

I get it all the time. "Wow. It must be so fun to sell clothes for a living!" Let me just tell y'all. I didn't step out in faith on this journey just to "sell clothes for a living". Not even close! So, what do I do for a living? I am an accountant (albeit not the best one ever- ha!) I am a buyer I am a stylist I am a merchandiser I am a web designer I am a graphic designer I am a social media manager I am a CEO I am a cleaning lady I am...

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What it Means to "Shop Small"

What it Means to "Shop Small"

As small business Saturday draws near, you are sure to hear the phrase "shop small". But what does it really mean to "shop small", and why is it important? To be honest, before I was a store owner, I felt the same way you probably do. I just assumed "shop small" was a catch phrase used to draw consumers to their local shops; just as a sales pitch. Of course, I knew it was a good thing to support local businesses, but I didn't really understand why. Let me start with the fact that I am no Economist! But I...

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