Thankful for Jim

“That’s my Holly girl!” These were the first words Jim Oberlin of Oberlin Properties said to me as Chris & I entered what was an empty retail location.I had previously worked at a bank, and he had been one of my business customers. He recognized me and that set me at ease.  You guys know part of the story – we took the location. The other part of the story is that Jim took us. Jim:…

Five Year Mark

October 8, 2019 made it five years since The Boot Life, LLC opened its doors. Statistics say 50% of all small businesses fail within the first five years. With that little bit of sunshine, it seemed like a good time to start a new series, #thatonetime. It will share some of the stories along the way, the ones that encourage us to keep going, to not be a statistic. It will also share abo…

Rich in Boots & Love

“I think we’re supposed to open a boot store.”Once I said it out loud, I couldn’t take it back. To which Chris replied, “Well, we may not have much but we’ll be rich in boots and love.” That last part was drawn out a bit as he said it, an ornery grin in tow. Read it real slow and southern like: “…rich in boots and love…” You got it! I had just bore my soul and that’s what my husband had fo…