Wow. I can hardly believe that I have been such a bad blogger lately. Really bad. Really, really bad. Lame-o city.
I was in the middle (almost) of the 2nd annual, 25 days of Christmas crafts blogging. And then, I just dropped off the face of the earth. Not really. I just got sucked into being a wife, mom of three, small business owner, and all around busy chick.
So, I'm back in the blogosphere again. And, I promise to be a better blogger. Well, actually, how about if I just promise to try to be a better blogger? Then, maybe, just maybe, I have a shot at it.
So, what have I been up to you ask? Okay, you didn't ask, but it is my blog, so I'll tell ya anyway! When I disappeared in mid-December, I was busy getting our together for Sweet Funky Vintage, "Central Park". And, I just cant gush enough about how much I love this collection. I mean, as owner and designer, I love them all. But, I REALLY love this new collection the most of ALL that have gone before. The designs, the fabrics, the colors - they are all really great.
Our catalog is due in from the printer any day now, so be sure and drop us an email if you would like to have a copy. Don't forget to include your mailing address so we know where to send it!
Our trunk shows started this past weekend. We have an awesome website, and you can even design your own clothing there, but really, there is no comparison to shopping live and in-person at one of our trunk shows. We make it really easy to host a show. We send you postcard invitations, a customized evite, and some information ahead of time, and all you have to do is invite all your friends and serve some wine and cheese and crackers, or if wine isn't your thing, serve milk and cookies. Really, it isn't necessary to channel your inner-Martha. The trunk, chock full o' samples will arrive on your doorstep and the clothes really sell themselves. They are very high quality, made in the USA, and they are custom made for your child. Is your child tall and skinny? No problem. Order a smaller waist and add an inch or two in length. We can do that! How do we do that and still keep our prices the same as your local children's clothing stores (which, by the way, are filled with clothes that were made in factories in other countries)? Because we want to give you a quality product at a reasonable price and we believe that you will value that! You do, don't you? ;)
Our hostess benefits are beyond better than what any other children's trunk show offer. We believe that our hostesses (and consultants) are the backbone of our business and we believe you deserve the rewards! Haven't seen our hostess benefits before? For a trunk show with sales of $250 - $1000, earn $50 in clothing credit. For shows with sales of $1001 - $1999, earn 10% of the show sales in clothing credit (that is $100 to $199 in clothing)! For shows with sales of $2000-$2999, earn 10% of the show sales plus $50 in clothing credit ($250-$349 in clothing). The benefits just keep going up from there. Most other trunk shows offer some credit and some half-priced items, but nobody comes close to our rockin' benefits! Host a show and see how fast you can fill your child's closet!
Did you know about our social mission? We believe in supporting women and children, and giving back to our communities. You can read more about the wonderful organizations we support here.
Okay, I'm going to jump off my soapbox for now, but I am just so proud of Sweet Funky Vintage and of what we do here. Because, we believe in things bigger than our bottom line, ya know?
So, how was your Christmas? Ours was fantastic. We did a whirlwind tour of the US, including visits with both sides of our family. We were blessed this past year with good health, and many blessings. We are looking forward to a very good 2012.
Have you made any New Year's Resolutions? I still can't decide if I am going to really make any. I am definitely going to try to lose the 10 lbs Santa brought me (that joined the ones already there!) and be healthier in general. But, as far as any more profound resolutions, I'm just not sure yet.