This past weekend we were hosted by the Cottage Goddess at her Big Flea Market in Paoli, WI.  Paoli is a little town just south of Madison, WI.  Full of charm and home to some great small art galleries.

The Cottage Goddess is a run by business owner Lori.  Her shop is full of unique gifts- vintage and new.  You never know what you will find.  The Cottage Goddess is our go to place for the hard to buy for people on our lists.

The Vintage Flea is her annual event that takes place the weekend after the Fourth of July.

This was my second time attending the event and it did not disappoint.  The first time I attended the Vintage Flea was in the summer of 2016.  I was a BRAND NEW BUSINESS OWNER!  I look back at that event with nostalgia.  I was nervous and excited and just so thankful to be there.  I had the chance to meet some great small business owners and met some customers that today- I call friends.  I remember doing my first Facebook Live there and being ever so thankful being in such a beautiful setting on such a beautiful day doing what I love.  Here is the link to the my first LIVE.  It is funny watching it now. You actually do not see me nor do I speak.  Too funny!  Boy have I grown since then!

Now- I am a regular at Facebook Lives- not only do I talk but I go on camera.  For those of you in business- give Facebook Lives a chance- Do it scared my friends.  Just do it!

Here is a video from this year’s Big Flea.  Not only were there thousands of people but there were two times as many vendors.  It was a great day.  I had some great help that day- got to spend the day with my girls Anna, Kaylee, and Jenny!  We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love.

Such a wonderful day!

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