Tag Archives: Dogs

Fast Forward 6 1/2 Months Later…..

Wowzers… It has definitely been over 6 months since our last post, that is sorta super depressing! So many things have happened in the last few months, my head is still spinning!

Most importantly, Heather’s dog, Pepper, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in her back leg and had it removed. She is now our little tripod and is SO much happier and healthier! The vet says she is doing great and her next lung scan is in July 🙂

It is really hard to imagine life without our sweet P! During the uncertain times, I ran across a really great article that I think would be great for anyone going through this kind of situation and just thought I’d share!

http://hellogiggles.com/dog-cancer

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This is definitely one of the biggest things that has happened, and makes us realize how much our pet are family to us!

Definitely intending to post much more often, so if there is anything you’d like to see or share, please let us know!

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I Believe in the Business Fairy…

Heather and I had a brainstorm session this week and one of our main goals is basically…. What’s next? How can we grow?

We are utilizing our social media to the max – Instagram, Twitter (Reached over 100 followers yesterday, yeahhhhhhh buddy!), Facebook, etc.

Our ideas were pretty basic – Contact pet boutiques, walk in with our products, donate to local shelters?

AND BAM – Like that, I am pretty sure a business fairy waved her wand and I received a magical message in my Etsy mailbox from a legit blogger that was very interested in our bandanas. 

Of course my initial response was – Ehhhhh, I am not too sure about this, but after emailing back and forth with her, I really think this is going to be a fantastic opportunity for our shop to reach our target demographic.

We are still in the weeeeeeee stages of this venture, but as soon as I have more details, I’ll definitely share with you all!

Chin up, tits out – Let’s do this thing!

PS – Also added some new items on our ‘INVENTORY’ page in case you are interested! 

 

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Slow and Steady wins the ‘Trina and Heather won’t Jump off a Cliff’ Race

So things have been absolutely nuts for both Heather and I lately – I just returned from New York for work and am moving into my new house this weekend while Heather has a presentation for a research conference plus her Houston Symphony audition this week, so things have been hectic.

Balancing between the Etsy shop and the normal 9-5, which lately has been 7-5 with no lunch -Poor me! Haha, just kidding, don’t feel bad, I’ve been bored at work for about a year- has been the challenge, but Heather has been definitely stepping up to the plate.

Heather has been in charge of our Instagram account and has been doing a freaking bang-up job… Like I don’t know how else to put it… A fucking badass job. Within three weeks, we have gone from 5 (I’m serious) followers, to just about 1200- That is insane in the membrane. Not to mention, we already had an order for two bandanas directly from that source of marketing. All the time and effort put into the shop is really starting to pay off… We are seeing a new order every 2-3 days, and that is the PERFECT pace for us as we get our home lives to CALM THE FUCK DOWN.

That’s all for now, I think the next step is linking with other businesses and look into the possibility of cross promotions…. It might be a little early for that endeavor, but hey, dream big or go home, right?

Just an FYI, every time I post, I also add new inventory items on the INVENTORY page on the blog, so if you are curious, feel free to check them out and look at our Etsy store for our complete collection. Customizations welcomed too! I guess I am talking to the one person that reads this, but ehhhh who cares.

XOXO!

Trina

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