I have got a lot done since my last post. I have 1 site that has gone live (MadameWiladina.com) after 4 months work. It is an online store that sells lingire. So far the feedback has been very positive.
The other website I am working on is a site that is another online store. This one is for selling artwork. As with the MadameWIladina site, this one is using Commerce Kickstart2. They do look a lot similar (since I used the same default template for both sites) but under the hood both sites are quite a bit different.