Where has the time gone??? Five years and still going strong!
Thanks to all our loyal customers and to our lovely fans for all their support. We certainly couldn't have done it without you and we treasure each and every one of you. You've made me and my little family sooo so happy!
I stumbled across a tweet by Fanchimp not too long ago and decided I'd check them out. I've heard of Mailchimp but what the heck was Fanchimp?!
Well, turns out it's the BEST thing ever for thriving entrepreneurs! My biz & I have a few years under our belt but it doesn't hurt to try something new. Besides, as my business grows, my free time dwindles. With nearly ZERO time to keep up with social media, Fanchimp is the way to go. And SO easy to navigate. I swear it only took me minutes to sign up for my free trial and I was scheduling posts and tweets left & right.
You simply connect your shop and social media accounts to your Fanchimp account and they basically do the rest. Enter some key target market tags (of course, top on our list was parties, entertaining, family...). Then, pick which products you'd like to feature from your shop. Fanchimp, in turn, supplies related links galore for you to choose from to share with your fans. Even better, they schedule posts during peak viewing times. So, no need for you to be a slave to your computer and social networks just to get the word out about your biz.
I suppose it could just be coincidence, but during the month of my free trial, I had the BEST month of sales YET. And that's based on the past 5 years! So, I think it's safe to say, I'll be subscribing for sure!
blue skies, warm breezes and plenty of time to work in the yard.
Like I said, out with the old and in with the new. We're sprucing things up in our little backyard. The weather is still a little iffy to start planting & gardening but decorating, that's a whole different story! In the process of getting ready to power wash the deck, we had a patio furniture fatality. While attempting to move our ancient wooden table, it crumbled to pieces - DARN! Now I have to go out and get something new ;)
We're all for saving a buck and recycling as much as possible so when a friend mentioned her mother was moving and looking to get rid of her patio furniture, we jumped on it. Turns out, it was exactly what we were going to go buy & $400 cheaper - SCORE! Now we can use the money we saved to get all the other bells and whistles we've been eying up.
Here are some of the things on my shopping list...