Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I am officially a soccer mom! Monday afternoons are busy with gymnastics and soccer games. I am running up and down the field cheering my little girl, who at first was flouncing around with the group getting a kick in once in a while. Little did I know my pep talk of "pretend that ball is yours and go get it!" would make such an impact on her. She became an agressive little player. I am so proud!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Time is flying! I continued to get hits and orders from The Daily Stroll editorial. It's a great place to learn about the latest stuff out there. I signed up for their weekly email a few months back. I am starting to think about Christmas presents so these email updates keep me posted on the latest stuff.
I am gearing up for my first tradeshow in less than 2 weeks - Christians In Action Trade Show! I am excited, nervous and tired. I am a little run down from a bug I have but I am plugging away to make it a hit. I have two friends helping me that day as well as the tradeshow commission also gave me two volunteers to help out. There are supposed to be thousands there, but the numbers when you whittle away my actual market makes me think it will be a nice size show. I hope sales are good that day - my booth is next to the area where parents and kids will pick up free butterflies so I know I have a target audience arriving. I have stickers and tattoos for the kids. I am working on my banner and flyers - oh so much to do!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Today was a great day! The Daily Stroll wrote a wonderful editorial and I got some mega hits and the orders are coming in. Within two hours of the published article, I received a call from a lady who wants to sell the clothes in her store! Happy days.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

I've been busy getting my new stock inventory online. I am excited about the new styles. It was like opening a present to see one beautiful item after another. My daughters were delighted and started wearing the clothes immediately. My 5 year old is total fashion and she has a pretty good eye for it as well. I finally think I have everything up and it's looking pretty good. I am going to take a break and review it once again tomorrow morning.
I am looking forward to an editorial writeup from The Daily Stroll this week. I was very excited to get their response that they wanted to do one. I am glad to have my website complete. This ad was a great incentive to get this done quickly.
I've also been busy cold calling schools in the local area. I've got one trade show and about 9 various school functions like trunk shows, fairs, festivals, luncheons or fund raisers that I will be setting up displays for. I am real excited and have some great ideas. I need some freebies like stickers and tatoos to give away. This is my next todo item on my list.
I am tired. My husband is wondering if I am ever going to come back and spend time with him again. Signing off.