Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Please head over to our ALBUM and choose your favorite! Type the word *vote* under the one you choose! Only vote once!! Thanks!
Now it's time to take care of your shops! Peek into your older stuff and pop them front and center into your Featured Items! Change them up and make them pop!!!
Have a great week everyone!!! Remember that in order to have a truly great day, we must be positive and believe that it really will be great! Only we can allow the negative to eat away at us!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I have just learned that MichellesCharmWorld was featured in a fun blog this weekend! My fun and pink popsicle necklace was featured! How fun and how cute! I love this blog!
If anyone purchases this necklace today with the code: BLOGPOP, you can select ANY OTHER item in my shop 12.00 and under for FREE!!! Enjoy and stop in please!!!
A big thank you to MilkAndCookeez and all her pretty, soapy goodness in shop for featuring me on her blog today! I really appreciate it!! Stop on into her shop and check her out!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
I've been lucky enough to be featured in many blogs as of late and really appreciate it! It's too sweet for words! I love that people appreciate and love my pieces! I just wanted to thank my latest feature-er! (made up word I know!!) PinkPatrice has the moset fabulous and unique card designs I have ever seen! Stop in and take a look at all the magical cuteness that can happen with paper!!
Friday, September 11, 2009
With school in full swing, I realize what exactly my mother meant when she said 'tuition may be expensive, but it's all the extras that kill me!' Everytime Book Fair, Cheerleading, Field Trips, Summer Abroad Trips and the like came up, I would hear this line! Of course be it 8 or 18 I just rolled my eyes and held my hand out. Now it's come full circle! haha! I am at day 3 of Pre-K and I am surrounded by order forms and slips for just about everything! Registration time is starting up for Fall activities and it's nuts! But how can I say no to a little girl that draws pictures of me everyday? How can I say no to the little boy that runs and hugs me when he gets out of class? Yup, I have 2 times the expenses at one time! I have 2 kids in school for the very first time this year.
While in school we got the Scholastic Book forms and how can you say NO to books?! Reading is awesome! While I think the 14 they wanted was just crazy, we settled on 7! hahah! That's not too bad and like I said it's learning!! Then there was the School cookbook forms, you have to get that, it supports the school! Then School Magazine and that was too cute to pass up on too.....Hmm...maybe this mom needs to learn to say No early before I start saying:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Today, the Eart Team and I are discussing what is the one thing we struggle with most as Small Business Owners. There are several that find me tearing my hair out, but the main one seems to be production. I sell the most when I list the most new items. We're talking new items, not just renewing or refreshing old ones. I don't know why that is, as I am 90% selling to new customers. Yesterday I spent a grand total of 4.00 in listing and renewing. That may seem to be a lot, but in the end, but the time I woke up this morning I had sold 12 items and a custom request for 2 more. It feels great, but it has me struggling to create more. When I force it, my items come out sub par and not as creative as I would like. When I let me creativity lead the way, I can only churn out 3 pieces at most a day. I have scheduled times to work and when I am not working, I have a notebook in my diaper bag, purse and car that let me write out or sketch ideas as they come. I can only hope that with time, I can keep production up to where it needs to be. I noticed as Summer neared and we were out daily on activities, playing outside or just errands, that my productivity DROPPED and sales slowed. Hopefully that will be enough incentive for me!