In addition to being completely and utterly thankful for our families, first and always, we are thankful for each other. Yes, there are endless lists like sunsets and our health (as good as it can be in our 40's 😂!), green smoothies and nachos....but, instead HERE. is our untraditional Thanksgiving post:
"PS I love your joint emails. I imagine you both sitting side by side, one typing with your left, and the other your right. If I had to guess, I'd say El is the lefty." Jeff C.
We received this in an email soon after a (very exciting) meeting we had ... news on that to come in 2016! But it just cracked us up + captured us pretty well. Aside from El being a lefty, which she is not. Although her dad was and her husband is, so that may count for something?
Anyway, we do joke about sharing a brain. Like each of us only has a 1/2 of a whole one. But the reality is, we can and DO finish each other's thoughts. We text the same thing to each other (& often other people) at the same exact time, and more than once one of us has had to change when being picked up by the other...that does not include the times we have arrived separately to the same place, in the same outfit! When we met, we became instant friends. We started sharing clothes and accessories almost immediately. To the point where we didn't remember who's was what in the first place. After taking on Arnold Elementary's Spirit Wear together in 2012, we knew we would someday do something bigger together! We merged our visions and dreams and created what is now coined "HERE." or more often "THE pop-up shop" ... which trickles down to: "it's the pop-up shop girls" OR sometimes "I'm not sure if you are Amy or El". Once El even introduced herself as Amy!
How cool is it that we get to be our own #bossladies (we do joke about who the real boss is, but the truth is - we both are!). We get to wear what we want, work when we want (which is pretty much all.the.time.), drink when we want ... it's even encouraged on the job... & then, to do it all together! We have SO MUCH FUN and both love following our passion of #supportinglocal.
So, in case you wanted to know, for realz - we are soul sisters, besties and the best-ever business partners. We feel lucky to be on this journey together, and 98.4% of the time we are loving every minute of it - the good, the bad + the ugly (inventory + moving out IS ugly, people!).
Have we disagreed? - yup. Compromised? - often. Had our "moments"? - just a few, and boy were they tough. But we always remember to respect each other + know not only how to say sorry, but to be forgiving.