Happy Saturday to all of you! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far! Today, as Leah & Corey are out of town celebrating their anniversary, I sit here enjoying the opening/closing of the door & customers shopping & I can't help but be thankful! The last 6 years that I have been here, working side by side with my sister, I have met so many new & wonderful customers that have turned into friends! This literally is home for us both.
There have been lots of little changes here & there since J.R. has retired, but we put a lot of time & thought into every single detail. More than anything we want to stay true to who we really are, & with that comes another change. While we have grown tremendously the last couple of years, we are thankful, but we are also exhausted. It takes a lot of time & work behind the scenes that most don't see. As you all know, we both have families & we want more than anything to spend as much time with them as we can, especially our 2 young boys. They need their mommies & we need them as well! With that being said, we decided to change our hours of operation up a bit. This has been a thought that we have had for quite sometime now & it was not an easy decision, I can promise you! While change is hard, it was much needed. These past few Mondays, we have loved every minute spent with our boys!! Saturdays are a change, too. While being open until 5:30 has it's perks, closing at 2:00 allows Leah & our employees to do things they love, such as rodeo. Rodeo is something that we obviously strongly support & they need the time to practice & compete, so that they can have the knowledge & experience to provide our customers with. I know that this is a huge change for you, our customers, but I want to thank each & everyone of you for being supportive of this decision!!
Along with the change in hours, we are also going to focus on our tack area a lot more. We have added in a few companies such as, Lyles Ropes & Strings, Bang It or Dang It socks, & Iconoblast boots. We are adding in more variety of things we were already carrying as well. Stop by & check out all of the lastest things if you haven't already.
Last, but not least.. we have added to our team! Zach Oliver joined us last month & we couldn't be happier to have him here with us! He brings a lot of experience & knowledge to the store when it comes to tack & leather work. We actually grew up beside him as kids, living not even a mile from each other. Leah & him used to rope together in high school rodeo back in the day. Steer wrestling is his passion & he is very active in the Arkansas Rodeo Association. He is owner of Zach Oliver Leatherworks, & offers that service here through the store. He is here every time the doors are open, so drop in & meet him when you get a chance!
I thank you for your continued business, support, & for taking the time to read about our changes. Life can knock you down sometimes, but that just means you are in the perfect position to pray! Have a blessed weekend my friends!