Nov 9, 2018

Beautiful Mess Plans Co First Birthday // Happy Friday

November is a big month for me. It's the 8th month of my pregnancy which means the final month before I hit full term which for me means that Emma could come at any point (Addie came at 37 weeks and Connor at 39 weeks). It's NanoWriMo, which means I'm writing another 50,000 word novel. And it also means that my sticker shop is officially celebrating 1 year.

It seems like a lifetime ago that I decided I wanted to open a second shop and in some ways it was. The long and short of the story is that while I was laid up with knee surgery almost two years ago now, I watched a lot of YouTube videos. I ended up down a rabbit hole of Plan With Me videos and discovered this whole world of planning. It was definitely interested in it. I started with bullet journal videos which is what I ultimately settled on when it came to my own planning but I enjoyed watching other planning videos which usually included lots of stickers. 

Knowing I had a Silhouette that was just collecting dust, I thought that maybe this was something I could do. I ended up thinking about it for a long time before I even approaching Rob about the possibility of opening a second shop (I still had my jewelry shop at this point). He loved the idea and I started to set things in motion to do just that. It wasn't until last November 1 that I actually opened the shop and started down the road I am currently on.

In the last year I have learned a lot. I have closed my first shop after figuring out that I just didn't love it like I used to. I have enjoyed what I do with this sticker shop and of course made a little money along the way. It's been a fun experience and I look forward to another year.

During my first year of doing this I have had to learn how to do design work. And I have learned about what kind of shop I want to have. I started out with just clipart kits but now have expanded into photo kits which are my personal favorite.

One of the first kits I designed when I opened my shop.

That same kit redesign and about to be released again next week. Like I said I have learned a lot.
I'm sure I could say so much about my first year of Beautiful Mess Plans Co. I have kept that Etsy world separate from this blog world which I have had much longer on purpose but I wanted to share a little about my first year. It has been fun and awesome and I can't wait to see where my next year takes me.


Have a great weekend!
Happy Friday!

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