Three Years?! Where has the time gone? A lot has changed for me since 2014 when this crazy adventure started, and I'm not just referring to the grey hairs or extra 15 pounds. We have vastly expanded our theme designs and included versions for two-mom and adoptive families. We outgrew Etsy and launched our own website which allows us to offer a improved shopping experience including a digital preview of each theme. Many changes have been made behind the scenes which have improved our efficiency in shipping and processing orders. No more printing out shipping labels on paper, cutting them by hand and taping them to the box! Phew! We started a blog in hopes of providing useful tips and information for new moms and just recently launched a wholesale program to reach more customers around the world. All exciting stuff!
The most notable personal change is that all three of my kids are in school full time (insert angels singing hallelujah). I used to stay up late every night assembling books because it was pretty difficult to get anything done during the day. Now I am able to work (in peace and quiet!) until 2:00pm when I pick them up. I still work many evenings but having uninterrupted daytime work hours is such a game changer.
Reflecting on the last three years is hard because it's a bit of a blur. I was going to write a post about all the things I've learned in three years of running a business but the truth is I don't feel qualified to pass on much wisdom at this point. I still feel like I'm a newbie at this and I still make a lot of mistakes. I don't beat myself up about them like I used to though and I try to handle the ups and downs with class and patience whereas earlier in business I would be an emotional wreck. I drive my husband crazy when I say "I don't know what I'm doing" and he's always telling me to be more confident. Although I don't always see the confident business women that he sees, I'm more comfortable in my skin and able to handle things better when things don't go as planned.
There would be no business without our amazing customers, followers and business friends that we've made along the way. You are all the reason we keep going and strive to create new, beautiful themes that suit every family. It is truly an honor to be your choice for documenting your sweet babies. We appreciate you and love you all so we want to celebrate our 3rd anniversary with you!
We are so happy to share that we have teamed up with our friends at Impressed for an epic giveaway. From three or four inch prints that fit perfectly into your Mushybook to larger canvases, Impressed is a photo printing app that allows you to print images straight from your phone, Instagram or Facebook.
three chances to win!
We are giving away three (3) prize packs including:
-A Mushybook of Your Choice ($80 value)
-a set of prints from Impressed ($22 value)
To enter, click the Rafflecopter link below and follow the steps. This giveaway will run January 18-25 at winners will be randomly selected.
As always, thank you for following along this journey and stay tuned for awesome new things coming in 2017!