I've thought about this for over a year. Weebly decided at the beginning of 2015 to not allow domain names unless you buy them from Weebly's website itself. Meanwhile, it makes sure that your site is not encrypted, which means no one on Google can find the shop unless they know what the name of the shop is. All items we have will be listed at https://www.facebook.com/Kepis.DreamCatchers/ Thank you for understanding why the pages no longer exist on this site.
By now you are aware of what is happening near Cannonball, ND, at least, I hope so. If not, please check out Sacred Stone Camp, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Mni Wiconi, Water is Life, Honor Mother Earth, Dakota Access Pipeline, and #NODAPL on your search engine. And watch the Mni Wiconi The Stand at Sanding Rock here: http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/507728/solidarity-standing-rock/ Miigwech.
Does anyone understand what it is to live your entire life where everyone else can manage, maybe with some difficulty, to make it through each day and, even with struggles, to still fit in? The majority can. The majority seems to be what society only wishes to think about because then we can just clump sections together even though we claim everyone is an individual.
What about the person that has always not wanted to be in the rain? Yeah, who wants to be soaked all day, right? Let's go back to the one who has never wanted to be in the rain since they could voice their displeasure? Mind you, this individual has been swimming since they were 6 months old, so it's not a dislike of water, it's a dislike of rain. What about the person who, when old enough, was able to explain what happens in thought processes while in the rain? Thought processes? Aren't the majority just trying to not get wet? Well, this person says that each time it rains, if this person is out in the rain, and this person sees 1. drop. of. rain. this person's brain can now see every. single. drop. in front of this person. Every. single. drop. And then the brain has to categorize it, file it, for each drop. Each drop! And if his skin happens to be exposed to feeling the drops, once 1 drop has hit, this person's brain is keeping track, categorizing it, filing it for every. single. drop. Every single drop! Can you even imagine?? A close analogy is having 10,000 tabs open and keeping track of what each tab says even while it may update itself.
The majority assumes that being on electronics all day is a sign that they, too, must be "a little" autistic. No, nope, no way. First of all, self diagnosis is all around not okay. Second of all, there is actual testing that is done to determine whether you are on the spectrum or not. Besides, there is a difference between a gamer who looses themselves in some basement playing competitive games all day and someone who relies on technology to communicate in a world that still prefers face to face communication. Please take the time, today, to help someone who has been actually panicking every day since he discovered his line of communication has been disrupted. You will give his brain a moment to relax. Thank you. https://www.gofundme.com/kjvvcbny
What's in a name? A lot apparently. We've gone through name changes because we opened a sutlery, then an actual shop, then a few domain names and now we're being presented with the fact that we aren't drawing the right kind of customers. How does one decide on the name that could mean success or disaster? Please let us know. Thank you, miigwech.
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Since our last post in June, we have participated in the West Allis July parade, the Waukesha July parade, Menomonee Falls' Civil War event, Port Washington's Honor Tour, Pike River Rendezvous, Festival Of The Horse & Drum, and Settler's Weekend is next! Seems as if we pack inventory, drive to event, set up mercantile, put out inventory, meet and greet and hopefully sell lots, pack inventory, drive home, unpack inventory, recreate store environment, pack inventory......are we tired some weeks? You bet. Why do we keep doing it? Love being able to educate the public and meet new people at each place we get to visit. Until we meet again!
It has been a long while since we've been here. Live sometimes moves faster than one would expect. We have done several shows since February and are continuing with those that are interesting enough to attend. We aren't sure about the steampunk show in Indianapolis, IN, due to cost vs. profits. We were able to participate in the Winter Powwow that Indian Summer puts on in March. We also did the Civil War Encampment at the Elmbrook Historical Site in May. Trimborn Farms just had their first time line event in June. And we recently participated in the White Lake Beach Cog County Faire. This past weekend we just returned from Years of Napoleon at Macktown Historical Site. We really do many different time periods. As you can see, we have also been named one of the Official dealers at TeslaCon again this year. We have so many events to still participate in and hope that you can keep up with us! See you soon!
What's in a name? Can be everything is running a small shop. When we first opened, I searched my thoughts for a while and together we decided, because of the type of items we had for sale, that KD's Mercantile was a great start. It didn't matter whether people knew where the KD came from. Just that we were ready to start as a mercantile, a general store.
After sharing a space with someone, we had the chance to move into a store front. At that time, it was...um...well...the store name changed to KD's Eagle Lady Crafts. It was a rough start since recovery from major surgery that year seemed to have created time restraints.
When that collaboration ended, a new name was needed. We went with KD's Native Crafts so customers would see a similar name still in place.
Another collaboration with a family began shortly after that change. Since we were dealing with more than one target customer, the name was changed to Kepis & Dream Catchers, keeping with the K & D and all. The connection died with this collaboration a year later. We have stuck with this name because it was unique and we were searchable to our target customers.
However, our entire structure has changed along with our location. We are now located in the downtown area. We have also been collaborating with local artisans. Showcasing all kinds. Thus, the dilemma. We now are much, much more than just kepis and dream catchers. We carry artisan candles, soaps, lotions, bath teas, body butter, lip lotion, tea, jewelry, clothing, accessories, etc.
We have been open since 2007 and even with the shop's name changing a lot, our customer base is pretty stable. We are thinking of so many options. People should still be able to recognize us. We are thinking of either Keeping the Dream or Beyond Dream Catchers....what do you think??
Sometimes it may be difficult to figure out what to but for your mom. We always seem to think she "needs" something. How about instead of thinking that, an actual thought of "just because I'm grateful for you" gift idea?
That's possible here in West Allis. We have hand made in America gifts everywhere in the store. People enjoy our eclectic artisan made gifts. Come in today!
Kepis & Dream Catchers, LLC (formally KDs eagle lady crafts)