Monday, March 21, 2011

Breathe In, Breathe Out...

Wow. Its been a crazy couple of weeks. Not only have my business been booming, but my daughter turned 2 this past weekend so I was super busy celebrating! I can't believe how big my "baby" is! Here she was two years ago today and today! Its amazing how much they grow in just two short years!!!

If you haven't checked out my website in awhile, you will be pleasantly surprised to see that I have added some new outfits--most of them brand new designs not just new fabric. In fact the romper from the picture above was the newest and was listed today. Definitely go check out everything and see what I've been up to!

As far as FB goes, things are going well still. I just can't believe what an amazing asset FB is to anyone with a business. I have "met" (and now worked with) some amazing people that I would have never had the chance to connect with had there been no FB. Also, because I have been receiving so many orders--most recently for my Easter Dress--I have decided that in order to stay better organized, ie stay sane, I will only be taking orders through Etsy. It really stinks because they take a chunk of money out of every order, but it is so much easier to keep things straight. In the end, its best to have everything in one place so I don't have to search on FB or PayPal to find out all the info I forget to write down.

The last thing I did on FB today was deleting a majority of the boutiques I was friends with. I tried to keep my boutique friends on there, but basically everyone else was out. When I first started "liking" all of these pages I was in a different place. I enjoyed looking at pictures to see what everyone was creating; I love seeing how creative people are and genuinely wish their businesses the best. However, when I am trying to focus on MY boutique and MY "fans" it gets overwhelming seeing what everyone else is doing. Lately, I have been comparing what I do to what everyone else is doing and its just not healthy for me! I have been psyching myself out and thinking that "I'm not good and I'm just like everyone else". Sometimes its so frustrating to just sit back and wait for my boutique to grow naturally when there are so many amazing boutiques out there. However, for every amazing boutique there are about 3 bad boutiques that should NOT be doing what they are doing--that's another rant for another day. So anyway, if you happen to notice that I am no longer a fan, please don't take it personally, take it as a compliment instead: You're too intimidating! lol.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm In Print!!!!!

It's official! DDD made it into the Spring 2011 PREMIER issue of Bebes & Beaus Magazine!!! I'm super excited too because there was a huge mix-up and I didn't even have to pay for it. It was very generous of them and I am SO thankful. Unfortunately, in order to see it, you have to order the magazine--I know I'm getting a copy for sure!
Its just an amazing feeling and nothing is bringing ME down this week! This is just a confirmation that all my hard work is paying off and no matter how small a step, it is a step in the right direction! Hopefully, I get lots of new fans from this :o)
Here is the picture that is used! It was taken by the amazing Melodi Brown of MB Photography. Given the fact that I sent her an email at like 10 or 11 o'clock the night before and I stayed up until 5 am making the outfit, I think we did an excellent job! How cute is my daughter Charlotte?!?


Sunday, March 6, 2011


So I know that 8 followers are not a lot, but I'm pretty excited about it because I didn't ask a single one of you to "follow" me. I haven't done a giveaway or a contest. Nothing! So thank you to all 8 of you; you made my night!


My mission statement: To create beautiful, handmade clothes that lack neither beauty or quality and by doing so, become a household name.
Everyday I work hard on my designs and try to live by this mission. I don't see the end, but I dream about the end. I want to be big. I don't want to be another nameless children's clothing designer. I fully believe that if you work hard for what you want you WILL achieve it. I may be far from where I want to end up, but at least I'm working towards something!
I hope you have a dream that you are working towards because it feels good to have something to work towards and to aspire for. We can all be great we just have to work hard and believe in ourselves!


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