Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Funny how much can happen within a small amount of time and how little can happen over a span of time. I've decorated the rest of the house. We brought Camryn out to the American Girl Store near Boston to shop for her actual Birthday, did I mention how crazy that store is! But I loved it, although my husband Zack said that would be his one and only time going haha. Jacoby has a very runny and yucky nose but I am hoping thats as far as it goes. Poor little guy, he's too cute and sweet to be sick :)
I am hoping to make my way over to the shop this week on my free day if all works out well and hoping this for a good opportunity for another selling venue on top of Etsy. I will post the outcome of what happens with that.
Slowly but surely things are coming along and one more month of 2009, crazy! I'll be hoping for a positive 2010 to all those moms working as hard as I am to raise their family and make a living and enjoy it all at the same time!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Camryn Helping decorate below...
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Further you will get a 10% discount on any purchase plus a free gift for MOM!
(put code WHIMSY10 into checkout and Marissa will refund you the discount!)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
"The kids screaming, phone ringing"
"Got a half hour, quick shower"
"Then we'll tippy toe to our room
Make a little love that's overdue
But somebody had a bad dream
Mama and daddy
Can me and my teddy
Come in to sleep in between?
Yeah it's ok. It's so nice.
It's just another day in paradise.
Well, there's no place thatI'd rather be
Well, it's two hearts
And one dream
I wouldn't trade it for anything
And I ask the lord every night
For just another day in paradise"
Have you ever turned on the radio in your car and was like, wow, this was made for me! I do it all the time. Today it was Phil Vassar's Just Another Day in Paradise.
Driving to work after dropping off the kids, one crawling up my leg as I drop him off and the other screaming to refuse to eat breakfast, after leaving the house to my husband running out the door leaving the house a mess and asking him to clean up after himself. Driving to Hartford this morning actually pleasant as I sat back and realized no matter how crazy my days may be "EVERYDAY" I absolutely love my life and wouldn't change one thing... (maybe just the working full time factor, in change to make what I love in my free time).
Plus i am feeling super sentimental today that almost every song I hear today brings me back in time to something special. I am completely enthrawled with my country music today, tomorrow maybe it will be my Hip Hop day, or Old school rock, but today its country!
Monday, November 16, 2009
I figure why not put up the fun themed tree, the other tree is our traditional tree which will probably go up thanksgiving weekend or my birthday weekend the usual. I will definitely be posting pictures my trees once they are up.
It probably would have been more ideal to put it up say if Camryn picked a Candy Land themed bday party or I picked a Barbie themed tree but Owell maybe we can coordinate that next year!
In the mean time I made a new holiday dress , this one is all red tulle with a silk white and green striped lining. I just love these pooffy things!
Oh and Camryn spotted her crush again this weekend at her soccer games, boy was she thrilled!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Another great source a friend told me she got hers already this year is from an Etsy shop called Kottage on 5th at http://www.kottageon5th.etsy.com/.
She creates the JPEG image for you for $15.00 and then you can print or print elsewhere the amazing images at your convenience! Here are a few I sought out and loved:
Happy Greeting card hunting everyone! *******************************
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I had a few sales over the passed month but I am needing more, and more time to build my items. I've begun sewing tutus as well as the tie style, both seems to give different features. The sewn tutus I have yet to be able to photograph, so I am hoping to add these listings by this weekend sometime.
Here is my newest tutu dress creation which I love, as I was hunting for that Burberry style plaid ribbon. I wanted to use it for everything I loved it so much, but 3 yards only went so far. If customers tend to like it I'll be ordering some more :)
My plan is to update soon, if everyone's schedules let me. Luckily tonight kiddies were in bed early and hubby went out to watch the game. Time for just me and I love it.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The purple tutu dress I was able to add a lining to the inside of it which came out better than expected and now know it will be more comfortable for little ones to wear. This is something I haven't seen being done in other tutu shops so I am happy to be offerring it :)
Between all the work I did this weekend I managed to make it to my daughter's first 2 soccer games and keep my son out of the net during game time. We couldn't figure out why he kept running on the field during the game and finally it ended so we let him run off and he went straight to sit inside the goal net! For every kid his own huh :)
We made a family dinner too, my husband's idea and had both sets of parents over, which turned out good.
I am looking forward to next weekend because I made a date with my husband and kids to go pumpkin picking and the whole nine yards of fall activities, this is completely my favorite time of year!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
1. Somehow patton a name asap (we'll see how soon that comes along, as $$$ is involved)
2. I have already started a pretty lenghty business plan, so that was good (my college degree came in hand with that one since I'd did plenty of them throughout my college days).
3. I need my products to have a niche, something more unique about them on why they are different from the rest of the market. The niche was created for the shop idea, just not my products yet, and I'd certainly hate to just be a plain old copy cat! So I have been brainstorming that one and have a few ideas that will need some practice first.
4. Don't be bashful or ashamed of what you are doing. I am a very modest person and hates to brag about what I love (besides my awesome kids!), so practiced that already by trying to be more confident when my friends and family asked about my venture this passed weekend.
Friday, September 25, 2009
My journey began with a long time friend of mine when we conspired and brainstormed about opening a little boutique to carry specialty children's items from apparel, accessories, and shoes and we would also be able to create and sell our own creations for under our own line as well. Since we've begun a business plan and the whole nine yards, but are still left short of time and money to put it into action. Since then we've opened our own etsy shops to start to work on our own lines and creations.
I love being creative and making special personable things for the people in my life, but I have so many ideas and only so many people to plenish them with. So when I found Etsy I thought it would be a perfect place to start. And I am still looking for some great ideas to get this boutique in gear and or get these online sales in gear!