But first let me catch you up to speed on some of our changes for 2012! The biggest one is we decided to change our name to MOLLICArt: Functional Art & Home Decor. Now, if you follow me on Face Book or Twitter you may have already known about this change, but if not, then let me explain. My wonderful friend Renee, who is an author (Lessons From Teachers & Twits) and professor, introduced me to another wonderful author and social & promotional guru, named Kristen Lamb. Kristen Lamb (highly) suggests that a successful businesses tactic is to market yourself. Have your business name contain your personal name if possible-in other words-YOU are your brand. Now, of course I'm summing this all up rather quickly-she says it in much more articulate and sophisticated terminology, but pretty much that's the gist. After some thought, I said, "I'm going to do this!" Yes, I said it loud, just like that too. So, I creatively took my last name, Mollica (Moe-lee-ka) and merged it with "art"...and voila!
Well it's been crazy. I had to make a whole new Face Book Page, because you cant just switch the name, which really stinks because I had ( HAD!) 700 followers. Have you ever tried to get 700 people to follow you anywhere! Sigh.....Yes, I just flopped my head on the table! It-is-so-hard. I started a new blog under MOLLICArt too,but I didn't take this one down because I didn't want the same thing to happen here. So, for awhile, I'll double post. I know it'll be awhile before it's all straightened out, but I really think in the long run it's a better business decision.
I was lucky that Etsy was gracious enough to allow me to just change my name (although I have had to change my watermarks on my pictures in the shop!). Okay, I hear you, enough whining! See,that's what I love about you guys, you always slap me back into reality!Moving on!
We have been so busy with a bunch of new little things in the store! Jewelry boxes, Mirrors, Purses etc...
We've also added a new section to the store called "Painted for Charity". Every month we honor a charity and when that item is purchased a part of its proceeds goes to the designated charity. For example: February is National Heart Health Month. We have a painted heart box in the shop (which is really cute btw) and when you purchase it, part of the proceeds goes towards the National Heart Association. OR February is also National Children's Dental Month, purchase our Tooth Fairy Boxes and 10% goes towards The National Dental Association. Every month is a different item & different charity.
Please know, there will be big things coming soon! I have been working on them in between all the "little" stuff! I'll keep you posted promise! In the mean time, please go check out the new Face Book Page (if you haven't already. OR Twitter or even on Pinterest!
OH...And on a personal note...recently they held open auditions here in Syracuse, for the movie Adult World with Emma Roberts. My oldest son (I have 5 kids) tried out and got a part in the movie! An actual paid part! We are so excited! Lots of exciting things going on here! Hope there are a lot of good things going on in your world!
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