Behind the Scenes Series: What I Did Before Own Something Awesome

Did you know the average person will make a career change 5-7 times during their life? 

Well, I wouldn’t consider most of my jobs a career, but I left the actual workforce at a pretty young age (about a month after my 22nd birthday.)

We’ll start with my first job. Good ol’ McDonald’s. Where I lived, it seemed there was one of two places to get a job – McDonald’s or the grocery store. I was 15 and was bound and determined to find a job so I could buy a car as soon as I got my driver’s license. (This didn’t happen. I passed my driver’s test on my 16th birthday and drove a full-size van all summer – which I WAS thankful my parents had it laying around.) Continue reading


Behind The Scenes of Own Something Awesome

Why is my business name Own Something Awesome? Why do I make the products that I sell? Why did I start a business of my own to begin with?

Soy Wax Tarts by Own Something Awesome

The original 5 fragrances offered by Own Something Awesome!

When I first started my Blog, I used it to share the stories of other Etsy sellers. I love handmade products, the talent that goes into them and the stories behind the business. I realized I’ve never REALLY told my story for my business though. Over the next couple of weeks I want to share my story with you so that you can get to know me a little more. I’m going to cover the topics of why I named my business Own Something Awesome, how I came to sell what I do now (there’s been a long road to come to this point), what I have planned for the future, and any questions my readers may have. If you do have a question, leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you, and would be happy to answer any questions!

I’m going to call this the “Behind the Scenes” series and will try to post them on Tuesday’s for everyone. If you don’t want to miss a post, feel free to subscribe on the right toolbar – either by e-mail, through WordPress, or Bloglovin.

Why You Should Have A Business Plan!

This is for all my fellow Entrepreneurs out there!
Why You Should Have  A Business Plan

How many times have you had a great idea you wanted to act on, and the idea was just in your head – then weeks or months later, you’re not any closer to achieving that great idea?

Or have you acted on a great idea, then realized, because you didn’t do the research or plan it out very well, that it really wasn’t that great of an idea?

Well, these are some of the reasons why I want to discuss why you should have a business plan! It’s time to get out that notebook and pen and write it down!

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It’s Craft Show Time!

So, if you’re in the Frankenmuth, MI area on Saturday, you should definitely check out this craft show at:

Frankenmuth High School 
Saturday,  November 17, 2012
10am to 4pm

My mom (owner of TKCT and All4Blythe) and I were on a waiting list for quite some time so we didn’t think we would end up getting in. Well, lo and behold, on November 4th, we found out we had a table! 

So, what have I been up to? Well, since I didn’t think we would get in, I wasn’t that prepared. When we were accepted, I realized how tiny my inventory really was! I’ve been trying to crochet as much as possible since that day (Nov 4) to make sure I had some kind of display! 
Now I have a pretty decent inventory, and everything is priced and ready to go! 

If you do stop by the show, make sure to find our table – everything is priced at a Show Special Price – at least 25% off! Also, some other great tables to check out – Puppets by Margie and CarvingbyTom

This is also the perfect opportunity to get some of that Christmas shopping done and support local artists by buying handmade! 

My mom will be tending our table. I might not be able to be there due to my husband’s work schedule and having a 21-month-old to take care of, but if my husband ends up having the day off for some reason, I will definitely be there and would love to meet you! 🙂

Have a great rest of the week! And don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Feature Friday