Monday, November 27, 2006

I am bloated from Thanksgiving and finally trudged to the gym today. One of my little models just turned 3 a week before Thanksgiving. She had a tea party birthday - "Come for the tea, stay for the potty talk!" So we had a busy holiday season. The guests left this morning.

I found out some great news today! South Florida Parenting magazine is going to rave about me in their December issue. I am so excited! I've been pondering much about marketing this season and I missed a good marketing avenue that was my fault, but the prices are too high in all the others. The holiday shows are doing pretty good. I've got three of them within a 4 day period coming up. Should keep me from shopping at the mall anyway.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I am having a blast doing all these shows! No matter if one does well and another doesn't, I am at least having fun. I meet lots of new people and learn something new at each show. Just the other day while coming out of my storage unit, I met two guys giving away new really nice wire racks. I told them I only needed two but they said it was an all or nothing deal. (They wanted them all gone.) So I have 6 of these things when I only needed two. I called my friend who sells fishing equipment and he took the other 4 off my hands, not without negotiating a lobster dinner though. (He goes out and catches them with his buddies.) It's nice to have friends like that. My husband was glad to be on the retrieving end of that one!

So on my last show, the racks really made my display beautiful! I displayed the clothes very well. It was awesome and I got them free! The only thing is that there is more to carry to these shows and it takes me longer to set up. Oh woe is me! ;-)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Crash and Burn on my second "Chic Night" show. I am now realizing that chic night means I am spending money on myself, not my kids. Probably not a good venue for future shows.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Happy Day! I locked in another zoo! Whoooopeeee! I really didn't know what to expect when I went into my second meeting today. All I know is that when they got detailed on ordering I jumped in to help them knock out an order. It's a great feeling to walk away with an order in hand. ;-)