Monday, February 4, 2019

D Day came and went.......and I'm ready for a YES!

Don't get too excited yet.  I know the month of January is over but the decision has not happened yet,  My rep has set up an appointment to see the buyer at QVC hopefully soon.  I'm kind of afraid to ask when it is because if it already happened and its a no, then I will find out today......a Monday. No.Fun. Then if I find out its this Thursday I will try to act like I am not nervous which never works for me.  Mr. Know-it-All can see a nervous April walking up a mile away.  
I am so hoping for a "yes" because I have received a lot of "no's."  Like, 5............. That's good though because my skin is now as thick as an elephant.  I love elephants...... I think I love them so much because they remind me of my grandma who loved elephants so much. 
Maybe I could think about elephants and not the impending doom of a 'NO".
Someone has to think its a good idea!  Handmade Hearts, Mother's magic!  I need just one person to believe in me, just one.  Just one person at QVC who has my back.  It's possible.  There are 17,000 employees at QVC........17,000!!
That's crazy, I only need one, even if its the guy in the loading dock and he likes my hearts, he probably knows the president and somehow they can get in touch and well....I think miracles can happen.  My rep believes in me and she is smart, so all I need is another smart person who works at QVC to agree with her.  

What do you think?
I'm ready for a "YES!" 
your custom cabinet girl

Friday, January 11, 2019

D Day! Is at the end of the month!

While managing the subdivision we are doing the cabinets for in Hollister, I need to generate more work for us to do.  Its balance of silence and crazy.

The results of the models are getting me excited for the grand opening tomorrow. 

So onto D DAY! What is it? The end of January I should find out, (for the 50th time, hopefully this is the answer I want), if i got my heart boards in or not.
 I have been doing more cabinetry than cutting boards recently and I still keep trying to fit the boards in when I can.  My vision is for the shop to be building boards consistently, ordering cabinets for production jobs, and building custom cabinets!  All at the same time!
It can happen.
I know, I dream big.
Go Big or Go Home. 
your custom cabinet girl

Thursday, December 20, 2018

try and try again.........

So today I am trying again.  I have been working with "someone" (her name is Jean and she is wonderful), for the last 5 years trying to get my products on to QVC yet to no avail. We have tried a lot of different avenues but the main problem is QVC says cutting boards don't sell well on TV.  Don't they know I want to be the first one to "Sell Out" of cutting boards on TV!!

I am trying again.  I am sending these all the way to Pennsylvania and see if its a no or a "GO"!  
What do you think?
Would you buy a set of heart shaped wooden coasters and a heart shaped cutting board set? 
If you will, please call your nearest QVC representative and tell them.  Here is their 800 number if you are so inclined.

Should I ask Mr. Know-it-All to call them too?
I hope you would! 

I hate to get my hopes up only to be taken down but I cannot help it.  The bane of my existence is optimism!

your custom cabinet girl

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

learning something new

If you know me, you know that I get bored pretty easily and i love to learn something new.....always.  I think that is why I love my job because i am never doing the same thing all the time and I get to experiment with different aspects of the business.  
Such as........right now i am in a group where i get "lessons" and "tutorials" on how to market my business online.  Her name is Jennifer Allwood and you can visit her site and see what she does.

Weber Company Facebook Page
But basically, I have learned there are so many more sales opportunities online, like affiliate marketing, ad revenue, sponsored live videos, informational tutorials, 1 on 1 coaching, and membership groups!  My head is spinning with all kinds of new ideas, and I feel like a whole new world has been opened up to me! 
The first thing I learned was that I need to post on my business Facebook page 4 Times a day........I knew when I told Mr. Know-it-All about this he would say something like, "you're bothering people, nobody wants to hear from you 4 times a day!"  And yes.......yes he did say that.  What I learned was that even if someone is following your business page doesn't mean they will see your content every time you post.  Actually only about 5% of your followers see any one post.  That's crazy to me but it also means I'm not bothering anyone per Mr. Know-it-All's suggestion. 
So I'm good.  
The main idea is that I have (HAVE) to post 2 LIVE videos a week on my page and that is hard to do as I am live so there's no changing anything that happens, it's live, and its scary to me.  I want to be sure what ever I am live about its worth peoples time to watch.

I really enjoyed opening my package live and found out that it was not the package I said or thought it was.  It was funny, at my expense and anytime I can make someone laugh is a good day. 
Here's that video;

your custom cabinet girl