Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pretty New Things

Boy, I need to be better at blogging more often.  I spend ALOT of time visiting blogs. I will be making some changes to mine in the near future, hopefully for the better and prettier!

Last Saturday I did a small show in a home. Dorothy is a successful real estate agent and held this get together for her clients she has met over the last year or so.  Her son is a caterer and gave a demonstration. The food was excellent, her home was beautiful and I met some very nice women.  This is just a few shots of my space and also my friend Phyllis. She has the most beautiful work and sews with vintage chenille. This is just a small selection of what she has.  Phyllis is one of the artist that will have her cute things in my new shop, Bella Events.
I am still doing alot of research and have an outline of my business plan. I found a site that is ran by the State of Arizona and it has fabulous resources and work sheets to use for starting up a small business.  I have also found a few grants that you can apply for designed specifically for women.  I havent slowed down or lost one ounce of excitement for this shop. I will be so excited to get my surgery over with and on the road to recovery and getting my life back.  I know I will never allow myself to take walking for granted again. I am so excited that I have found a surgeon who is able to do this type of operation and I cant describe the energy and excitement I feel for being able to start this business and actually love what I will be doing. 

Marketing is still very important and brings up so many questions about social media. I have twitter, but cant remember the last time I posted there. I also go on Facebook, but not too often. I feel like all of my "friends" are people just like myself, trying to get their online business or Etsy shop some exposure. But I question... is this the target market for that? We are all doing the same thing, marketing to each other.  We may see a few customers, but I just dont get it. Maybe its working wonderful for your business:) I sure hope so. I love facebook for keeping up with my friends though. And the social aspect of it.  But I do love blogging. I love visiting blogs and always amazed at the creativity and inspiration. I think its a place to be positive and show the pretty side of our lifes.  I work in customer service, on the phones all day, and I can tell you... alot of times people are not so nice! But I come home and get so lost in blogland.  I think people need a place to express what they know and what they are good at in a positive and safe environment.  There is so much we can learn from each other.  So, enjoy a pretty week and check out of few blogs:)       


Char said...

I wish you all the success both in your private life and selling. I look forward to keeping up with you and all that is going on. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day Gail, Char

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sounds like you had a good time at your friends... I know its hard to keep up with the social stuff... I pre-write a lot of my blog posts all at once... so I have time for other things! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

ImagiMeri said...

Hey Girlfriend,

When is your surgery? When can I come visit you?


Michelle May (Shell) said...

Looks like a wonderful day sweets. So many pretty things.
Time management with all the social stuff is hard.
Wishing you all the best on your business and ideas. I know you will make it all happen. :)
xx, shell