Late Spring Cleaning

Last night I decided to take new pictures of my handbags. Allot of the pictures that are posted on my store are very poor quality. I have been waiting for my husband to take better pictures for me, but he is a very busy man.

I initially wanted to take them outside, set them on our patio table and take outdoor shots of them. Unfortunately, it was rainy and cold and just plain ugly last night. I pulled the multiple boxes up from the basement and walked them to the second floor of our townhouse. I slowly pulled out each style and took pictures of just about all the bags I had.

I sat a few bags aside, because I hadn't given them a name yet. These are bags that I created on a whim. They are truly one of a kind bags.

In my attemp at starting a business, I decided that it be best to sell them as is and stick with the basic designs that I have right now. There is nothing wrong with these bags. They are made with the same standards of all the bags that I am keeping in my "line". They are just bags that right now, I don't think will be a good seller. You can be the judge of that. Stop by my store and let me know what you think of some of the "Sample" bags I have up for sale.

Stop by soon because these bags are priced to sale and may not last long in the store.


And again....

I am now featured on two blogs here. Itiel (the smell good lady) posted a blog about me as well. It's so nice to see people that are enjoying what I do just as much as I enjoy doing it.

Please stop by her blog to see what she has to say.


My First Time....

So I logged on to my Myspace on Saturday afternoon as was surprised to see this message waiting for me:

I found your
Jillian clutch to fly to pass by. So I featured it in my blog. I mainly use my
blog to highlight fab accessory finds at great prices. With that being said you
have been featured becuase of your Jillian clutch. For more exposure I always
suggest the artist place a bulletin and a blog on myspace that states that
you've been featured on Always Accessorize blog, to let all your friends and
potential customers know about your gaining popularity.

www. alwaysaccessorize. com
www. alwaysaccessorize. blogspot. com
I am excited to be featured on this blog. This is my first time being featured on anyone's site. Please stop by the blog and read what she has written.


4 more months!!

There are 4 more months until my wedding. In all the excitement and preparation, I have been sewing less. It's already been hard trying to start my business, raise a 9 year old and manage a relationship with a wonderful (and understanding) man and work a full time job. I have been blessed with an understanding family, but it seems like things are starting to fall to the wayside the closer it get's to my wedding. I have already done quite a few things... made the invites, started my wedding dress, did some flowers, but it seems like the more I do, the more needs to get done.I'd love to recieve some advice from you ladies on who you "juggle" all that life hands you. It get's hard and seems like there is never enough time in the day. I find myself, logging in and checking out the forums and groups during my full time job (8 -5). Some times, I get home and would rather work on building my business rather than finish preparing for my wedding, or do my "motherly" duties and cook, clean,etc. I guess I just have to keep on moving and do what I can. I can't be superwoman and do it all.


Smell Good Spa

Ok, so this post has nothing to do with handbags, but I must comment on the package I recieved yesterday.

I am apart of a online networking forum called Black Business Woman Online. This is a wonderful group. They are very supportive and offer tons of help with anything you can imagine. I would strongly advise you all join. Anyway, I am apart of a group that was creative to give more support to the members of this group. This support can be anything from advice about business, purchasing items, website linking, etc. A few weeks ago, Smell Goods Spa was on the list to be "supported" by all. I quickly logged on her website, and was very interested in a lot of things that she has to offer. She specializes in fragrance oil blends, signature hand-dipped incense, and gourmet made-to-order bath & body products.

When I got home yesterday, I found that my small package was on my door step. I was surprised how fast I recieved my items (there's a 7-14 day production time). I quickly retreived it and went inside, excited to see and smell what was inside. As soon as I opened the box, the air was filled with a wonderful fragrance. I am not sure what the smell was but boy did it smell good.

My home was quickly over run with the wonderful smell of the small package I was sent. I ordered the White ginger body butter, some lip balm and some King aftershave for my husband. Itiel also threw in some samples (fragrance oils, incense cones, more body butter and sachet beads).

I am in love with everything that Itiel sent and will be sure to purchase again. The fragrance that she uses is not very strong or overpowering. I love that everything is made to order, that way I know everything is fresh and hasn't been sitting on a shelf for months.

I strongly advise that everyone that reads this goes to Smell Good Spa and pick an item, pick a flavor and fall in love too!