Thursday, May 21, 2015

What Does Your Event Smell Like?

Hello, Friends! When working with a client on a custom order, sometimes they know exactly what product they want. Sometimes, however, the choices simply overwhelm them! Sweet Olivia offers so many delicious scents, that you can't go wrong, but there is one that is just perfect for your event!

To help you decide which scent you should pick, I developed a quiz! We all love quizzes, right?! This quiz will be delivered right to your email inbox, so simply enter your info below!

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Once you take the quiz, you can email me to get started designing your custom party favor!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2015 Goal Check-In

One of my strengths is goal setting. Every year, I get really excited about setting goals and breaking them down into action steps. This goes hand-in-hand with planning for me. Each month, I look at my goals and figure out what I need to do to move forward with them. I write them down in my planner so I am sure to complete each step! I know goal setting is a problem area for a lot of people, so I thought I'd share with you the goals I set and how I'm doing so far in each area. (In a future post, I will teach you how I break goals down into manageable action steps!)

Goal Setting
These goals are my big picture, end result goals. Each large goal can be broken down into action steps, but that is another topic for another post! Here is how I am doing in each area:

Business Goals: I have completed several steps here! 
-My brochures and business cards are designed and printed. I do want to update the brochure since I have some more quality photos to include, but a product brochure is something that needs constant updating anyway! 
-I have written and published an eBook. It is available at Amazon or get it HERE for free! The eBook took a different turn than I was planning. My original plan was to write a book about starting your own business, but I decided to get a few more years of being a business owner under my belt before advising others on my experience. 
-I have several product updates and new products in mind. There is even something very different than my current bath and body products in the works! I am really excited about it, too!! Hint: It's a similar topic to what you're reading about now!
-Networking is an ongoing goal for me. I have attempted to connect with other local business owners, but, so far, they have been unreliable in showing up! Bummer!!

Financial Goals: Blah!! We'll just leave it like that LOL I have a lot of work to do here. 

Family Goals: This is an area that is very important to me! I wanted to make a point to have one-on-one time with each of my kids, as well as my husband. Then, we all should have quality time together, as well.
-Carter and I have spent days alone together at home, afternoons at Six Flags, and time at the park.
-Olivia and I saw movies, went to the nail salon together, and had fun shopping for our girls days. She loves girls days!!
-My hubby and I have had several date nights so far this year! We had dinner and drinks a couple times and watched The Hawks win! It was my first NBA game!
-As a family, we have worked on puzzles and spent afternoons at the park and Six Flags. We have also spent a lot of time with extended family, as well! This is one of the reasons we moved to Atlanta.

Reflection and Self Care: I will lump these two together because they are both mostly for my own personal health. Some of these goals have been met a few times, but none of them consistently. I definitely need some work in this area!
-I did start off the year by writing down some things I was grateful for every night. I also enjoyed journaling what happened during the day, but need to make this part of my bedtime routine. (Having a bedtime routine should have been a 2015 goal!)

As you can see, some goals I accomplished quickly and others I am still working on...or have yet to start working toward. It is a work in progress. Reaching goals always is! It is inevitable that once a goal is achieved, it will push you to do more and to go further. It is also okay for your goals to change, as long as it isn't simply to make the goal easier to reach. :)

Do you like information like this? Let me know below by commenting! What areas of goal setting do you have trouble with?

Friday, May 8, 2015

Nautical Themed Bridal Shower

My family and I were walking through Target a couple weeks ago when I heard the notification sound that meant I had an Etsy message. It was a request for a custom bulk order of body scrubs, which is always exciting! This client wanted ninety body scrubs for her sister's bridal 10 days! Eek! Could I do it? I'll be honest. My initial thought was "Not possible!" LOL Well, after I thought it through, I discovered it was, in fact, possible! Timing was tight, but the client had her order in time for the shower! And they're mighty cute, too, if I do say so myself. :) The nautical theme fit perfectly with my Caribbean Escape scent and color scheme.

Our first order of business was designing a custom label for the jar lid!

We went back and forth a few times, making edits, but the custom label was completed and ordered that night. We had a schedule here! haha

Once all the supplies came in, I got to work!

Once the order was complete, I packed it up nice and snug! This order was being sent to Long Island, NY. Bubble wrap was a must! Lots and lots of bubble wrap, with a pretty thank you on top!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sweet Olivia Spring 2015 Collection

The sweet scent of spring! When thinking about the scents I wanted to offer for the new season, one word kept coming to mind: Fresh. These three new scents are awesome for spring and summer! The formula remains the same: Moisturizing and softening with coconut and grapeseed oils.

Sweet Strawberry will be a best seller, I'm sure! It smells like strawberries picked fresh from the vine. Perfect for this time of year! BUY HERE!

The Pikake Flower is used to make Hawaiian Leis. (Learn something new every day, right?) This scent is great if like like more subtle-scented body products. BUY HERE!

If you love the scent of lavender, this scrub is for you! It is made with actual essential oil, so you can benefit from those relaxing properties, as well! BUY HERE! 

If you would like to try all three scrubs, let me know! I am offering the Spring Collection at a discount! Normally, each body scrub is $8/each. If you purchase the entire collection, you can get all three for just $20, plus shipping! Please email me if you would like to take advantage of this. (I am using a new online store and have yet to figure out how to apply discounts like this! Bare with me until I figure it out!) Once you email me with your order, I will send you an invoice through email for your order. :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Become a Sweet Olivia Social Influencer!

Become a Sweet Olivia Social Influencer!
I am very excited to be starting a new program for Sweet Olivia Handmade Bath and Body! Do you want to get free Sweet Olivia products sent to you throughout the year? Do your friends trust your opinions on beauty products? If so, this program might be for you!

What is a Social Influencer?

An effective Social Influencer is highly visible online. She is very active on her social media accounts! She freely shares her opinion with her friends and loves to recommend products! Your goal is to expand the Sweet Olivia brand awareness and create excitement about the products. 

What's in it for you?

As a Social Influencer, you will receive complimentary Sweet Olivia products at various times throughout the year. In exchange, you agree to share your opinion and Sweet Olivia links via social media. There will be both required and optional activities! Examples of activities include: Posting a picture of a body scrub, sharing your review of my products, completing a survey, etc. Easy-peasy! For each activity you complete, you will earn points. You will be able to cash in those points for additional products!

Sound good?!

In order to match the best influencers with my brand, I've created a short application for this program. Please answer the questions and, if chosen, you will be contacted after the deadline by the e-mail address you provide in the application.

Deadline to participate: Friday, April 24th, 2015!