Saturday, January 31, 2009

I just have to share that i went to my 3rd dierks bentley concert last night and ended up having 5th row seats! i mean, look how close we got!
he is standing on the catwalk just above my head. we were able to high five both dierks and darius rucker.
what a great night!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lavender Dryer Sachets

Thanks to another sick child today, I got the lavender dryer sachets done. I will get them posted/listed as soon as i can.
thanks for checking them out!
i attempted a few other non-soap projects today too, and was left a bit disenchanted. they didn't turn out how i hoped. oh well, i will look at them again another day.

Friday, January 16, 2009

wow! it has been almost a month since my last post. oops...didn't mean to let it go this long! so i was just re-reading my last post about all the organizing and new products coming, and i have to say i have stuck to it! all of our new molds are in and sample pictures are on the slide show below. very cool new stuff. the website and esty store are all updated. we even have a new domain name! makes more sense now. so i am in the middle of changing everything over to the new name. new business cards arrived this week. we have revamped our public image too. we have gone for a bright color palate..lots of pink and brown. cupcakes and bubbles. have not been able to duplicate it to our website yet, so it remains the same. i am hoping the bright colors help us stand out this spring at our shows.

i have been following the soap queen blog about setting new goals for your business in the new year. she has been covering lots of great plans, marketing and goals. i have been taking lots of notes and love what is developing. some of my new goals for the year (besides the organization) are: a catalog, online party, catalog party, consultant program, keeping proper inventory, attending at least 1 craft show a month-toward the fall this will be at least 5 a month, but i want to get the spring going. i have 1 or more shows every month but august so far. i want to try some new shows-some that are strictly craft dedicated. i want more from the website and esty store, and to put out a monthly newsletter.

i noticed a HUGE decline in money since the craft show season ended in mid December. i got so used to all the money that i now have no money really to buy new supplies with. this sucks! and the weather here is not helping-this is the 3rd day off from work/school in a row due to snow and temps (-15 right now) my car won't start! but we are muddling along.

i was excited to see that we have our first follower too! thanks snowberry creek sample box! we will have samples to send in soon!

well, i am going to go back to praying my car will start-this is day 2 of not leaving the house and we are starting to go stir-crazy. my husband will be home tomorrow with the jumper cables, so i should be back in business by tomorrow afternoon! stay warm if you are in the midwest!