Thank you to everyone who has entered the Brie Brie Blooms giveaways! The lucky winner is comment #2!
Today marks the final day of the Freckles Crafts Small Business Week and Holiday Giveaways! It has been an amazing week, and I am so thankful to the small business owners who have been a part of this celebration. Thank you to all of you who have shared your comments and feedback with us, and for supporting small businesses! There is still time to enter several of the giveaways, so please check out the list in my sidebar for the giveaways that are still open.
Today’s guest is familiar face around here! I met Heather last year at a creative conference and immediately was drawn to her sweet personality, and creative energy! Since then I have had the privilege of working with her on several projects, and I am so excited because we will be roomies at a the SNAP conference in April! You may remember Heather from from the Back To School Series I did a few months ago. She shared this awesome tutorial on how to create a personalized school supply set and backpack! Heather is back today to share with us her newly relaunched business called Brie Brie Blooms, and to share with us some great tips on how she balances work and raising a family!
Please tell us about your company and products.
Starting a home based business involves more than just making products you love. Take the time to learn your city and state regulations. I was lucky and had a mentor that helped me from the beginning. If you don’t know someone that owns a similar business, reach out to other small business owners online. I have built great friendships and learned so much by simply initiating a few emails. Blogs are great places to make friends!
My husband and I both have our own family traditions but we wanted to start something new for us. Last year we wrapped matching pajamas and left the package on our doorstep Christmas Eve morning. We rang the doorbell and my daughter was really excited to find the package that Santa had sent early. We made sure to wear our pajamas that night so Santa would know we loved the gift he sent. My daughter is just old enough to get really excited about our new tradition. I’m already looking forward to our pajama present that will be waiting at our door this Christmas Eve!
My mom has been baking pumpkin rolls for friends and family for as long as I can remember. They are absolutely delicious and everyone anticipates receiving their own roll during the holiday season. A few years ago I tried making my own but it ended with a huge mess in my kitchen and nothing pretty enough to share with anyone. I’ll leave the baking to my mom!
Thanks Heather for a great interview, and for sharing some amazing business tips with us! If you would like to connect with Heather, please visit her Etsy shop and blog or you can find her on Facebook and Twitter!
A lucky Freckles Crafts reader will win one full set of diverse iron on patches. All patches are hand painted and distressed. They can be used on clothing, home decor items, accessories, etc. So adorable!
First Entry (must do this before the bonus)
1. Visit the Brie Brie Bloom Etsy Shop and leave a comment below on which item is your favorite.
1. Follow Brie Brie Blooms on Facebook and leave a comment below stating you are a follower.
2. Follow Freckles Crafts on Facebook and leave a comment below stating you are a follower
3. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and leave a comment below with your Twitter handle.
Four chances to win!!
A winner will be drawn via Random.org on Thursday, December 8th. Open to US residents only. Good Luck!
While you are here don’t forget to visit the other amazing giveaways this week!