New Website Launch!
Here is how a typical Etsy update goes for me:
Rumblings start about an update
Update comes out
I ignore the emails because I’m unable to deal with that shit at the current minute
Grumblings start from Etsy sellers who are way more responsible than I am
Grumblings turn into roars of frustration and aggravation from a seriously pissed off group of people
I pay attention to what is going on and get closer and closer to shutting down my shop front.
It’s HERE! The new website that only a few people knew I was working on is finally done! Sort of. Mostly.
Pipe down, I’m working on it.
Subscription Boxes are Live!
For the third year in a row, I’ve set goals for myself. Ok, fine. You could say I’ve fallen into the void of New Year’s Resolutions. Except I usually don’t start them until after Super Bowl Sunday and they are only strictly enforced until October 6. Which is why I avoid calling them Resolutions and just say they are goals or intentions.
This is the first of four blog posts that I’ve needed to write for about a month now. To be fair, I only started with three. But I’ve taken so long that it’s up to four. Go me. This first of the “Important Information” posts is on the most exciting of the four.
Pardon My Dust
Yesterday sucked. Not life ending or anything. Just not a good day.
Rebuilding Is A Way Of Life
So I went to small business camp last month and I took a lot of classes from some very talented and informed people. The problem with education is it gives you ideas. Big ideas. Big ideas that turn into hours of research, proposals, frustrations, breakdowns, gut checks, and, finally, fruition.
Outdoor Market Etiquette
I promise this one has a point. It just may take me a bit to get around to it. That sounds super promising, right? I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea of rebuilding lately and making huge changes that can only be classified as rebuilding. I never really thought too much about that kind of thing before I turned 30 because I always knew what I wanted to do. There was never a reason to rebuild. There was only building. Then my world imploded.
This is a post I have been sitting on since last market season. I thought it would be appropriate (and I finally have the confidence) to put it out into the world instead of letting it languish on my computer. Market season is gearing up to start and since I've seen these behaviors the last 2 years, I'm assuming I'll see them again this year. I'm seriously thinking about posting a copy of this to my stall. Phyiscally.
I’ve decided to do a series on my scrubs, detailing their components and histories and how they make me feel. I love this stuff and I want to share it with those who may not have a clue why scrubbing is such an awesome experience. I’ve already done this a little bit with postings on the differences between sugar and salt, etc, but now I want to go into my products themselves. Sound like a plan? Not necessarily a good plan, but a plan nonetheless.
In Which I Disgorge My Internal Monologue
I am branching out, officially! Well, officially as in I have purchased the domain name. Which is about as official as I get some days.
It Is About Dang Time
I hesitate to make decisions because I’m pretty sure I suck at business thinking and moves. I have that all to common fear of failure (told you I wasn’t special) and I worry that I’m wasting too much time on this failure in the making and not spending it on my beautiful kiddo. I can easily work myself into a frenzy of panic and anxiety just by questioning how I can do better. The simple fact is that I want to be better. I want to be successful. I want to do this for myself. I want to build something. I love being a mom. I want to do something in addition to being a mom. Part of it plays to rebuilding my confidence; the other part is quieting my somewhat neurotic need to be constantly doing something.
This Is My Brain On a Cold
Finally! It’s up and done! Well, not done as it is an ever evolving organism of a sorts. But it is at least completed enough that it is fit for public consumption. At long last, my new website is up and running. My hope is that it will be easier to navigate than my old website. The new homepage is my storefront so my products are the first thing you see.
Good news! We are all sick and my brain isn’t working. It couldn’t have happened at a better time of year! There’s nothing to do. Nothing to look forward too. No deadlines that should probably be met to avoid major stress. Nope, nothing. Are you there too? Sick of the stress already? Scrubs make good gifts, less stressful. Hint, hint.
Most people don’t really understand this, but the intention is that Kiss My Scrubs will only be a subset of the overall The Accidental Housewife business. So I wanted a website that would give me a launching pad for that. I wanted a website that would give me a blog, a way to launch new subsets and new products, and a shop. Two years in, this is still my goal. Now I think I’m a little bit more focused, though.
Basics of The Scrub
This time I think that it’s important to address another common question I get from people who stop by my booth. Ready for it?
“What is the difference between salt and sugar?”
Convinced the answer is either hideously complicated or an inane reason, this is asked with some reluctance. Though not inane and not too out there, the question is best answered in parts. Here we go.
Just Lean In And
I am always amazed at the number of people who have no idea what scrubbing is and what scrubs do. So maybe I should explain it here a little bit. At their very basic, scrubs are a means of exfoliating your skin. You could literally take a handful of sugar and rub it on your skin and it would, technically, be a scrub. You are using an abrasive substance to remove the dead skin
Welcome, welcome. Thank you for taking the time to check out my little corner of the web-verse. Want a little bit of back story for this venture? You can find that here.
Otherwise... I'm not really very good at this blogging thing yet. It still takes me a minute to believe that people want to hear what I have rattling around inside my head. That being said, the goal for this blog is about a once a week sharing of the internal thoughts. They will be updates on how things are faring out at the markets, recipes for scrubs I'm looking to try, baking recipes, cross stitch and crochet patterns, informationals on skin care and the ingredients I use. Pretty much whatever strikes the old fancy at the current moment.