Thursday, 5 January 2012

Starting the New Year off in the right foot

As opposed to the left foot? ;P I had to say it before anyone else could.

I've decided that at this point, it's way too ambitious to try and blog everyday, so I'm going to blog once a week on Fridays. This way, it gives me time to think about what I want to write, and even try and put it into some sort of comprehendable form.

Late last year, a friend had forwarded an ad asking for soapers and other artisans. I sent in my information and was hopeful, but not holding my breath that I'd hear anything. I received an email shortly after from a woman saying she loved my work. It turns out that this woman was starting a new job at a nursing care facility and part of her new duties was to re-vamp the exisiting gift shop. She asked me for some wholesale pricing, which having never done it before, took me a while to come up with a formula I was comfortable with.

I managed to send her the wholesale catalogue with apologies for taking so long. Her response? "I love your soaps...I'm confident they will do well in the shop." Needless to say I'm thrilled! It's certainly not going to have me retiring in the next year or anything, but it's a darned good start to the year.


  1. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! A awesome way to start the new year!!

  2. Thanks Michelle! New friends, new opportunites, what more can a gal ask for? :)

  3. Woohoo!!!! *doing happy dance* Will hug you when I next see you! =)

  4. Thanks honey! I appreciate the encouragement.

  5. Darn! That's great! I know your soaps will do well! One thing always leads to another- so it's a terrific start...AND you get to create what you love to do. Not bad, huh?

    Hope this New Year brings wonderful things!

  6. You're very kind Carrie. I think you're right, it's a matter of people talking which is why they say networking is so important.