Tuesday, September 22, 2009


You know my Mom is constantly telling me that my daughter acts just like I did as a child. I know I wasn't the easiest child, everything had to be my way and I would stop at nothing to get it. I tell my Mom, every child acts that way, every child wants everything their way! My Mother insists that I was different, I was beyond determined and I really stopped at nothing to get what I wanted. So I finally asked her a few weeks ago when we were visiting, so is this a good thing or a bad thing, my determination as a kid? She told me that growing up, of course I was very hard to deal with but she knew in the back of her head that it would hopefully turn out to be a good characteristic as an adult.

Well, I will have to tell you through my adult life my determination had gotten me through more than I can believe. I get down on my "luck" just as much as the next guy. Sometimes it will take me a day or two to perk back up and get back on track but one thing is for sure I will stop at nothing to succeed. Bebe Dulce is like another child to me, it is my baby. I created this company and have worked endlessly raising what I want more than anything to be a big success. I get this incredible opportunity to live out this amazing dream and I am determined to make the most of it!

So cheers to being determined to follow your dreams and determined to be successful!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Burrr It's Monday

Mondays are always tough. Although I work on and off through the weekends, Mondays are still Mondays regardless of the fact that I work at home for myself. Mondays are just made to catch up and work hard to get the week started. Last Monday started my week off with a bang! A great review, a magazine requesting info about Bebe Dulce it couldn't have began much better. This Monday, 4 stores that are extremely late on their payments, calling them just to get blown off, sending late letters, just not the fun and exciting bang I was hoping for. Oh Well, you win some, you lose some. Plus it snowed today and it is freezing, it is suppose to get down to 30 tonight! Burrrr, I wasn't finished with Summer.

Anyway, I have 2 large orders for stores to finish up this week. When I watch the news I feel fortunate to have work right now. There are so many people without jobs and so many companies closing, it is so sad. I hope Bebe Dulce continues to grow so I can hire people without jobs. What I think is even more sad is that Simon from American Idol is making (I think I heard right) $45 million this season! REALLY?? What is this world coming to?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Off to a Great Start

I love it when the week starts off GREAT! Typically, Monday mornings are dreaded, family time is over and rountine life begins. Well this week I've had "pots of gold" thrown into my routine and I couldn't be happier!! First thing Monday morning, I got an email from a magazine needing pictures for their Bebe Dulce write-up, then someone else contacted me checking facts for the article. Today, I was looking through a couple of Mom websites when I clicked on Mommies With Style and viola! Bebe Dulce review! What a pleasant surprise and what a Great review! Be warned that they are changing a couple of things that are incorrect, like my name. I couldn't have asked for a better review! Thanks Mommies With Style!

Plus, Bebe Dulce just turned one and I just launched my new website!! So in celebration I am offering a 15% discount (code birthday15), a FREE tote bag on all orders over $75, both of these offers are good until this Sunday the 20th. On top of all that I am offering FREE shipping on all orders over $50 (good until the end of the month)!! Celebrating always makes me feel generous! I just really want to jump start this new year in business and jump start my new website that I have worked so hard on!!

Well, I hope everyone else's week is off to a great start as well, if not make yourself feel better with a little retail therapy at Bebe Dulce and take advantage of our fun offers!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Slacking & Working Hard at the Same Time

Well, I am sad to say it has been a week since my last blog. I am a slacker, okay not really, I have been working my buns off but a slacker in the blogging department. I have been completely sunk in my new website. I just have to finish it and the company I choose to help design the site, well stinks to say the least. I chose the company based on price and I guess as everyone knows, you get what you pay for. Through all the frustration I just keep telling myself how much money I am saving, although I am not 100% loving the site, it has features that I need to grow Bebe Dulce. Right now that is all I can afford. I just want to love my site and I don't, I liked my old one better but the old site can't give me the features I need. As Bebe Dulce grows I will just gradually adjust and upgrade. Anyone that is paying someone to build an e-commerce site, be full warned it is VERY PRICEY! Hopefully it will pay for itself sooner rather than later!

As I have said before I love my job! I couldn't be happier with my career and the success of my business but I will say one thing, this job is hard. I say hard in a challenging way. There is just so much to running a business much less making the product as well and you can't slack in any department. I am challenged constantly, so much so my brain hurts. I wouldn't trade it for the world but damn this is hard work!

I will honestly say one thing, I think I have learned more in the past year of having my own business than I have learned any other single year in my life. Luckily I have something successful to show for it. Bebe Dulce's official one year anniversary (from the day I launched my website not the first day I started working on Bebe Dulce :) is this Friday. We will celebrate then, so be sure to check back as I know I will be feeling generous!

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Honoring Anna Rose

I am so excited about this month's "Shop 2 Share" organization! I feel very privileged to honor Anna Rose Votey. Anna Rose was born to my cousin Stacey and her husband Chuck. You can really tell by reading Anna's story that she touched so many lives in so many ways. Please take a minute to read her story at Bebe Dulce's "Shop 2 Share" page. I can't believe it has been over 5 years, I remember when Anna was born and vividly remember email updates from Stacey and Chuck on Anna's status. So needless to say, I am honored to honor Anna!

More Bebe Dulce...

Through talking to my sales reps in the past couple of weeks the summer has been VERY slow for most of our stores :( August was pretty slow for us on our website also. So... we are now offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50. We want to lend a hand as we know the summer was tough. I haven't put an end date on the free shipping yet, as I haven't decided how long to let this promo go, 1 month, 2 months, till the end of the year???? We will see!

Have a Great Day!