I have to laugh because I had no idea when I had the thought of having my own milk paint line, then presented it to Homestead House, then announced it on my blog that it would totally takeover my life! It’s been nuts and amazing all at the same time.
I have started pinning confirmed locations of my retailers and we’re at 50 so far. Fifty! And I still have some more orders and applications in my in box. I wasn’t prepared for that at all.
After printing about 30 applications and orders on my little $50 printer, I gave my husband the business card and sent him to the store to get a more professional printer/scanner/fax/copier. The first time I printed wirelessly was magical.
Faith, my new assistant, will be starting in a few weeks and it can’t come soon enough!! I’m still going to do a LOT myself, but she’s going to help me with some of the administrative and detail stuff. Awesome. It’ll be nice to have some of that off my plate, so I can spend more time painting.
I also been working with Reni on labels, branding, my blog, the milk paint website…lots of stuff.
She helped me solve my business card dilemma, which was…what the heck am I? I wear a lot of hats and I don’t want to have a business card for each thing I do, so she came up with this…
So, in the middle of all of this milk paint stuff and branding stuff (and my space is being moved at Lucketts tomorrow), my parents are moving up to Gettysburg. Their closing was delayed, so I have nice pile by the front door of things that belong in their new house. They stored my crap for years, so I don’t mind a little pile for a few days.
This blog post is all over the place and a great reflection of how my life has been over the past couple of weeks. I have some babysitting lined up this week and I am determined to paint some furniture tomorrow. I really need it. Isn’t that funny? It’s what I go to when I want to get back to the reason why I love my business. I also need to start filming my Milk Paint video tutorials and introduce my other colors. So, I’ll be working on that, trying to stay on top of my e-mail and will hopefully help my parents with painting their new house this week.
I need to remind myself of all of this craziness next time I have an idea…