Saturday, March 21, 2009

Why I haven't been blogging...

Everyone out there who used to read my blog has probably stopped reading long ago, so here is my explanation about where I've been for my last couple of readers. I started my new job at the beginning of the year, and it has been completely consuming all of my time. Most days I feel as if I-am-banging-my-head-against-a-brick-wall!! I make tons of phone calls, send out masses of emails, study reports, look over account lists, try to find new customers, walk into store after store to see who could buy what from me, work in the evenings, work on the weekends....blah, blah, blah. The ecomomy has not been kind to my business, especially since South Carolina has the second highest unemployment rate in the country. I have been working in this business for several years, and this is the job that I have always wanted. I am selling some of the cutest products that I have ever sold, but stores are not buying. If they are buying, then they are buying only small quantities. I have had more cancellations, stores not writing a single dollar after I have driven to meet with them, not wanting to make appointments with me, etc. than I have ever experienced. I don't mean to be Debbie Downer, but I need your prayers. Check out this cute stuff!!! I'd want to buy from me if I had a store.
Cute handbags
Fun home decor
More trendy handbags
Wool handbags Tote bags and cosmetic bags Aprons
Tennis racket covers
Wool stockings
Funky pajamas
Mom organizers
Gourmet cookies and lollipops Beautiful books
Coffee mugs, coozies, lunch bags, coasters and water bottles with initials on them
The softest stuffed animals that you've ever laid your hands on
Learning toys for babies and toddlers"Green" grocery bags that are now being used as fun tote bags
Invitations, notecards and precious wrapping paper and gift bags
Humorous cocktail napkins
Stationery, notecards, office productsPrecious soaps with toys in the center of them
Monogrammed baby itemsMonogrammed totes, towels, laundry bags, cosmetic bags
Monogrammed coozies and coffee mugs More stuff that can be personalized...garment bags, cosmetic bags, pop up totes, lunch bags, tote bags, beach bags, under the bed storage bags
Invitations, office products, stationery and matching laptop bags
You gotta zoom in on this one...pee-pee teepees as seen on one of my favorite tv shows Brothers and Sisters
Adorable baby clothes and shoes...clothes and blankets made from bamboo...softest stuff that I've ever felt
Candles, diffusers, room spray, fancy potpourri
Mommy and me headbands designed not to slip or hurt your headGourmet chocolate covered sunflowers, fruit and nuts...yummy
Isn't it all so cute?? Please pray for the economy to turn around and for me to sell lots of merchandise so I can keep my job.

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12 comments:

Mari said...

Lots of cute stuff! I didn't know that S Carolina was #2 in unemployment - I bet Michigan is #1. I'll be praying for the economy.

Darby said...

Leigh Anne, I'm still reading! :) I love all this cute stuff... love it! I will be praying for you that it will sell sell sell!!!

Cheri said...

Wow- that is really really cute stuff. I love the wool bags.
You know we're in Michigan where things aren't good either. However, I work in real estate (yeah good times there :) and we are starting to see things turning around.
Always nice to hear some positive news!!

jenniedub said...

Good luck, hopefully the times will turn around. I mean the mall was packed here in Ga yesterday so some people are still buying stuff!

Margaret said...

I can't believe the pee pee tee pee's aren't selling! That is hilarious. I will pray that all will work out for you.

Cath said...

I'd have given anything for a set on those peepee teepees when my boys were babies. They peed on everything! Including me!!!
I love the looks of all you products! I'd definityly buy. Maybe I should start my own business. Hmmmmm.

Dena said...

GIRL - I could pull up a mattress and LIVE there!!! WHAT FUN!

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Such great stuff... I could find plenty to buy!
I hope things turn around for you.

Jeanneoli said...

You have a great eye! Hopefully you will get that store of yours!

niartist said...

I have my fingers crossed for you. I know the effects are being seen everywhere ... but your stuff is so great ... I can't believe someone isn't out there snagging it up. :( Best of luck - I'll be following along to see how it goes!

Anonymous said...

Where can I find those wool xmas stockings?

Emmelina said...

I'd love to shop there and I'm in SC -- do you feel comfortable telling me where the shop is?