Hi, everyone.

So, this is a little bit of an experiment. Since 2012, I've been selling vintage bits and pieces on Ebay and Etsy. Through that time, I've always wondered - what if I tried my own site? Why not? Both sites have been good to me and offer a fairly good community through which to learn (though Ebay really is the craziest half-corporate garage sale ever), but you can never have too many avenues. This also gives me a chance to teach myself how to build a website (with some fairly major training wheels - thanks, squarespace). I've signed up to own the site for a year - what, perhaps, can we work to build in a year here? A nice little store, not ultimately owned by someone else? A blog with at least a handful of eyes checking it out regularly?

I also figured it's a good excuse to forge a new home outside of social media for my photography, and perhaps a how-to from time to time about how to rescue old vintage pieces from dusty auctions and stinky garages. 

If we've never met, and you're curious, a little bit about me. I live in Kansas City, MO, and grew up eating chile and playing soccer poorly in the mountains of Los Alamos, New Mexico. I currently work for my alma mater, the University of Kansas. I love its men's basketball team and I somehow talked myself into going to graduate school there. I'll be done someday. I love my bearded boyfriend Ed, cooking, our five pets (two pups and three cats), gardening and home repair (okay, nobody loves home repair but we try - we'll also be on two upcoming episodes of PBS' Ask This Old House in Spring 2015!). I also like cheese. Very much.

If you're a friend or somehow through some strange internet wormhole have ended up here, thanks for visiting! Please feel free to write me anytime at april.fleming@gmail.com, or hit me up on facebook or twitter.

What can we do in one year?