Happy New Year Everyone!
It’s been a while since we last updated you all, so we figured this would be a good opportunity to take some time and wrap up the events of 2017 for Declaration Grooming.
2017 has been a challenging and, ultimately, rewarding year for us. What began as a pretty brave (for us) trip to the Maggard Meetup in May quite suddenly became the opportunity of a lifetime. We had such a great weekend in Michigan getting to meet other artisans and longtime customers and friends in person. On our way home, we were presented with a unique adventure:
Why not move to Michigan and expand our business?
After 4 months of roadblocks, rejected (and then accepted) offers, and quietly keeping this to ourselves, it was official: Morenci, Michigan would be our new home. The town and building were perfect; they crossed off every item on our must-have list for our, forgive the phrase, “forever home.”
The logistics of uprooting our lives, leaving our home, corralling 4 animals and most of our belongings into vehicle and moving across multiple state lines were exhausting and expensive, but also exciting for us. This was something we had wanted to do for quite some time, and we couldn’t believe our good fortune. The business expansion also presented an opportunity for Saradawn to quit her job and work with Scott full time (so far we are both surprised at how little we bicker). We also thought it was the perfect opportunity to consolidate all of the products we make into a single business entity, and thus Declaration Grooming was formed.
We’re really enjoying our new home, new town, and for Southerners, how much snow we’ve been getting. None of this could be possible without our friends, family, and the community that supports us, and we can't thank you enough for your support and encouragement. There's still lots for us to get done, and we've got some exciting things in store for you in the coming year, so here's to you guys!
Wishing you all the best from 2017, and hoping that 2018 is the best year yet for all of us.
Scott and Saradawn