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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Day 57-February 26, 014

I have decided to post a pic a day in my blog along with my goals and achievements. It has been a pretty slow day but a good one. I did wear a chain today with a couple of charms on it. I will try to wear at least one charm per day and see if that gets me any exposure.

Hubby has a tournament next weekend so I have a week to get things together. I am not setting up a table at this one but going to make some little things and let the girls walk around and sell them for $1 each and let them keep the money. Just to start teaching them a little hard work won't hurt them. Just need to get some little Ziploc bags to put them in and print some little poems to go with it.

Day 56-February 25, 201

Signed my first teammate and added her to the groups. I have a couple of other people that are looking to sign up too. One doesn't have the money so I told her that when she is ready we can do a raffle to help get the money together.

I am still jotting ideas down on how to get sales, book parties, and build my team. Things are looking even more up.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Day 55-February 24, 2014

Going to be looking at more pics tonight and making a few things to post and maybe have a raffle or a contest. Will post when I have details.

Day 54-February 23, 2014

Didn't do much today because we had a little emergency. My dog was hit by a van but she is okay thank God. I have a few things I am working on and will update when I get them worked out.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Day 53-February 22, 2014

I will be putting labels on my catalogs today and getting my mobile office ready. I have my charms in a case and ready to show. I am planning Belle's Brunches and Princess Parties to get my business going. I have a couple of other ideas that I am working on too. Can't wait to show you all.

Day 52-February 21, 2014

Well, the guy that ordered the Alabama set was telling me that he showed them to his wife who is a Tennessee fan and the thought that the Bama set looked really good. I am glad the were happy with it.

Didn't do a lot tonight but watch a couple of movies with the kids while hubby went fishing. We did have a small emergency. Hubby called me to go to the store next to our house while he was on the boat and get a boat plug because the one that they had blew out. Only took me five minutes to get the kids in the car, get the plug and get it to them. He always tells me where they are going to be and it is never far from the house just for things like this.

Day 51-February 20, 2014

I delivered the order to my customer and he loved it. He told me that he already had the tissue box ready for the cover and the spot picked out for the coaster set. I am really glad he loved them. I don't think that he has ever smiled that much in the 6 months that I have known him.

Day 50-February 19, 2014

Didn't do much tonight but finish the Alabama set and it is ready to deliver to the customer. I am thinking about ideas for my JuJuBelle business and also looking into some other ideas.

I am so tired but I will still meet my goals. I got my first order. It is only a $23 order but you have to start somewhere.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Day 49-February 18, 2014

Well, I finished the Alabama set and will deliver tomorrow. I am not feeling well and a little nervous about my appointment with the orthopedist in the morning. I hope I get taken out of this stupid boot. I hate wearing it. My foot is still a little swollen and sore but nothing like it was four weeks ago.

I am going to make some smaller labels for my books that are at the post office where it would not fit in the mailbox. Hubby is going to get it for me while I am at work. I can't wait to get started and get my JuJuBelle on.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Day 48-February 17, 2014

Well I am almost done with the Alabama order. Then I have some things that I am going to work on for JuJuBelle. I am feeling miserable because of this cold. I feel so much sinus pressure and feel like my head is being stepped on. I have some Nyquil though.

I was invited to do a vendor show but I don't know the person holding it and don't know if the money is going to a charity or if it is going into someone's pocket. I was thinking about being an event coordinator also though. There are so many places around here that would be great to set up at. I am going to look a little further into it and see what all I need to do and make sure to get my business license for it and make sure that I report to taxes on it.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Day 47-February 16, 2014

I worked most of the day on the Alabama set that I am doing for a customer. I have been relaxing more and not letting myself get stressed about things in my personal life. Just pretty much letting things and people go for my own peace of mind and concentrating on my goals. Reading some material on JuJuBelle and made some labels for the catalogs that my upline gave me yesterday.

I should be getting my kit any day now and I can't wait. I have a pretty necklace that was a gift to me from my upline and looking at things to order to make packets to sell at hubby's games. Also looking at building my team to so that I can get my rank up. I have so many new small goals to help me get to the bigger goal by the end of the year.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Day 46-February 15, 2014

Well I met with another local rep today for lunch and had a blast. Learned some new things about the business and talked about so many things JuJuBelle related and others. We had a nice lunch and it was good to talk to someone other than hubby and the kids or the people that I work with. Someone that understands where I am coming from. She showed me several things from the catalog and then even gave me some catalogs to get me started and even gave me a beautiful necklace with a pretty pendant. Can't wait for my kit to get here.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Day 45-February 14, 2014

Here it is Valentine's Day and we made it through the snow storm and looks like some might melt today. We got 6 inches at my house and we don't normally get snow. I worked on crafts most of the day and worked on advertising my JuJuBelle business. Can't wait to get home and get started.

Day 44-February 13, 2014

Worked on the Alabama order that a guy at work paid me for. Income tax is here so I also signed up for a direct sales company called JuJuBelle. It is vintage style jewelry. The things they offer are all things I would wear and love the style. It is something that I can set up at hubby's games and also do the majority online. I signed up under a local rep so that I have someone close to help me when I need it. I feel I will be more successful that way. I am still doing my craft business though.

Day 43-February 12, 2014

Well, wasn't feeling very well so I came home and took my meds and went to bed. We have a snow storm among us and left work early. By the time that we got home (12 mile trip home) my road was already turning to ice and an hour later was impassable. In for a long night but slept most of it.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Day 42-February 11, 2014

Well I am delivering the Alabama order after work today and having it here at work I was showing it off. One of the men I work with is a huge Alabama fan and paid me on the spot to make him a set as well. Not bad for a day's work. I texted my hubby and told him that I got another order and the guy paid me up front and his response was "Good for you. See I told you your crafts were the way to go." I am feeling very positive about this business. I do miss direct sales though. I miss not having to worry about having to keep inventory but at the same time I like not having to send all or most of the money I get from orders to someone else.

Income tax will be in here in a couple of days and I will get my sewing machine to start making new creations. I have decided to start looking into making coffee sleeves, monsters, owls and such. I am coming up with little names for them. I will release those names when I get a few made and start the sell them.

I also have an order that I am waiting on payment for of a mini block calendar of Mary Kay for a friend. Things are looking up and looks like if things keep progressing like this then I will be able to reach my goal by December 31, 2014.

I am starting to look into a monthly newsletter to issue to update people on new items coming out and contests. I love that I can do pretty much whatever I want with my business and don't have to deal with anyone else's guidelines. Stay posted.

Day 41-February 10, 2014

Well, I finished the Alabama coasters and tissue box cover. Now just to get in touch with the customer and get it to her. I showed it to one of the guys at work that is a huge Alabama fan and I think he is going to order one. I will post pics tonight.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Day 40-February 9, 2014

Worked on an Alabama tissue box cover and coaster set for one customer and got another order last night for a Mary Kay mini block calendar. Orders are starting to come in slowly but surely but still coming in. I am getting so excited and now that I have income tax coming in I can start looking at sewing machines. I have so many things that I want to bring into the mix. But you will have to wait and see.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Day 39-February 8, 2014

Here it is Saturday night and I have the white on the coasters done last night, I got the "A" done on all of the tissue box cover pieces and they look great. I think I can have them finished tomorrow. I have to go to the dr tomorrow for a follow up on my foot and then I will be back to the grind getting this order done. I had a customer message me last night about doing a block calendar but she is still deciding if she wants one. The girls went to a pottery place with the church and they had a blast. They get their items back next Sunday. It has been a long day so we will see how tomorrow goes.

Day 38-February 7, 2014

Sitting at home and just relaxing. The customer paid me for her order and I started drawing out my pieces. My little ones are starting some of the stitching for me to help me and have cut out my pieces that I drew out. They are such a big help. I have the white on the coasters done. They are not big enough to put the "A" on it but I was able to have all four have something different on them. One says Bama and the other three say Roll Tide Roll. 

Day 37-February 6, 2014

Hubby had his umpire meeting and I am using it as a night off from crafts. That is one thing that I like about having my own business is that I can work when I want and take a day off when I don't and I don't have to worry about getting someone's permission. I love it. I finally heard from my customer again and I am waiting on the payment. Hubby is talking to some of the guys that he is doing tournaments for and asking about me setting up tables to find out how much it will cost to set up. I am also thinking about getting a booth at the local flea market.

Day 36-February 5, 2014

Been a rough day. I have been looking at new crafts but good news is that not only do I get a more business-like wardrobe when income tax comes in. I have been talking to a customer about her order and she is wanting an Alabama Tissue box cover and matching coaster set but waiting on her to pay. I was doing more on my mini block calendar.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Day 35-February 4, 2014

I have spent the evening working on a mini block calendar. It is going to be colorful but still pretty. I am talking to a couple of people that are wanting to place orders and a few people that are trying to talk me into doing a sales train.

I am thinking about doing the sales train just to get some orders. I think that it might be a good idea. I will try one and see how it goes.

Day 34-February 3, 2014

Well, I delivered the order of the Steelers Tissue Box Cover and Coaster set to my customer and he loved it. He posted it on Facebook and then tagged my name to it and next thing you know I have him talking about getting two more sets and one of his friends is thinking about ordering one and one is paying for one on Thursday. OMG it is starting to get better!

I have started these little mini block calendars last night. I don't have the pattern for them so I decided to just look at the picture and figure out the pattern on my own. So far so good. I cannot wait to see how they turn out. I will finish it tonight I think. I will make some of them up to sell at Terry's tournaments and I think I will charge $5 each for them. See how they do.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Day 33-February 2, 2014

Today is Super Bowl Sunday. I have decided to have a special. I am going to have a sale with each quarter. 10% the first quarter and up 5% each quarter after that. Maybe that will get me some orders. One can only hope. We will see how it goes. Now just time to advertise and then get some crafting done.

Day 32-February 1, 2014

I went and picked up more canvas but not sure if it will be enough for that I am working on. I am making a tissue box cover into a gift bag. I have a friend that is making scarves to go with them which I think is great. I spent the day sitting with hubby and the girls playing and teaching them to play the dice game 10,000. They caught on pretty fast and we had a ball. My great uncle came by too and had his guitar and played for us and sang with us. We had a ball! I don't think I have been that relaxed in a long time. Don't get me wrong though. I love my job and the people that I work with are amazing but I want to be able to be my own boss. I hate having to worry that it will count against me because I cannot get to work because the roads are bad. I am tired of worrying about bills and stressing about money. From here out it will be nothing but advertising my website and making my crafts. Gotta make sure that I hit that goal at the end of the year. 

Day 31-January 31, 2014

Well, I thought coming home I would be able to start my next project. I came home to my daughter having strep. This is why I really need to be a stay at home mom. Daddy should not have to be the one that takes her to the doctor. I want to be the one doing that. I want to be the one that is getting her and her sister on the bus every morning and then get them off the bus in the afternoon. Instead daddy gets to do that. It will happen soon. Just have to stay motivated.