We are so thrilled to be able to offer our fabulous customers a peek into our super cute alley shoppe located in historic downtown Apex, North Carolina! The Doodling Bug® started as a home business almost fifteen years ago, where I turned my house into a retail shoppe for two evenings during the holidays. I invited all of my friends to come over and sell their products, and they invited all of their friends to shop with us. A lot of wine was consumed and so much fun was had.
Our little event turned into an inside space at the Raleigh Flea Market in the Commercial Building. We were set up every single weekend and loved it. But, my heart was set on this little alley space in downtown Apex that I had always said "if I ever have a business, I would want to open it in this little alley space". One night after eating dinner in cute downtown Apex, we walked by and there was a sign that the existing business owner was retiring. Truthfully, that was my sign.
I took a leap, with the encouragement of my much better half, David and my always supportive family (I can't even begin to list the ways they help me!). It's been a whirlwind! We have met the most amazing people. The Apex community and the online community is so incredibly welcoming and supportive. We hire the most amazing Shoppe Gals (check out their blog www.TheShoppeGals.com) and Shoppe Guys. They are business owners, students, moms and creative multi-taskers.
We are so very grateful for YOU! Thank you for embracing our business and allowing us to provide jobs in the Apex community!