Friday, 24 August 2012
TODAY'S GUEST BLOGGER IS.....
Hello! My name is Krissy Worth! I am the owner of Krissy's Boutique! A lot of things have changed for me in my personal life within the last year and half, which led me to starting my own company. Back in January 2011 I resigned from a job that I loved! I was working as a lead teacher for an after school program. It was great working with children. After many jobs in my 30 years of life, this was the one that I called my 'career'. You know that saying "when you do something you love it's never work"? Well I was doing something I loved and to me, it wasn't work. It was a new adventure everyday because as you all know children are very unpredictable. I was at this job for about 3 years when certain things happened that brought me to the decision to leave. Finances changed in my household and the job just wasn't paying enough, so my husband had a job opportunity to work at a place that offered far more money, so he took it and his hours interfered with mine, so one of us had to stay home. I became a stay at home mom to my son Preston!
Later in the year, in June, I found out I was pregnant! It wasn't something we planned, but it was a happy blessing. We had just moved into a new home a few weeks prior, so we were excited to welcome all these new and positive changes in our life. My second son Cullen was born this past March! Taking care of 2 young boys is not an easy task, but it's one that I would never change. They sure do keep me on my toes and make me smile and laugh all day long.
A new baby meant we needed more income, so that is what brought me to the idea of starting my own business from home. I thought of everything I was interested in and what I was good at. I have always loved crafting and jewelry. I decided opening an online boutique was a great idea. It was something I always wanted to do and the chance was right in front of me to grab so that is what I did!
I started off by going to my local craft store and buying a bunch of different items. I came home and started brainstorming some ideas. I came up with a few things and I knew from that point on, I could really do this! I started with some trinket boxes. They were my first projects I completed. The more comfortable I got with different objects, the more ideas would come to me and by the time I knew it, I had a whole collection of items! Frames, jewelry boxes, earrings, necklaces and so much more! I decided to name my shop "Krissy's Boutique" and I started a website on Facebook: www.facebook.com/krissysboutique and little by little I gained new fans, friends and customers! I now have over 1,000 'Likes' on my page and the numbers keep climbing each and everyday! I am getting very good feedback on my items and I am so grateful because I do my best to make things I think people will love. I know there are a lot of people not on Facebook, so I decided to open a store on Storenvy: KrissysBoutique.storenvy.com. The prices are the same on both sites, but if you are a fan of mine on Facebook, you also get specials that only my Facebook fans can see, so be sure to join me on Facebook if you haven't already!
Krissy's Boutique is not like any other shop in your local town that you may have shopped at. My items are good quality items that are 99% handmade and the prices are very affordable. I did not want to open a store that the average family couldn't shop at. I know right now people are having a hard time in this current economy. I know what it's like to be on a very strict budget, so this shop is for everyone! Right now the prices in my shop range between 2.00 to 20.00! I have beautiful jewelry, frames, tote bags, crochet items and so much more! I recently just launched a new collection that I am very excited about. It's called the "Midnight Moon" collection. I have always been into mystical, mythical, magical items and I wanted to convey my love for those things into jewelry and other items. I hope when you visit my shop, you do take a peek at it. Recently I have been very busy with a lot of custom orders. The holidays are approaching and there is nothing better than a gift that you put that extra special thought into! Give me your ideas, and I'll create something special for you!
Well I thank you all very much for taking the time to read a little bit about me. I would also like to thank Jill for giving me the chance to be a guest blogger! I hope to 'meet' more friends along the way, so get in touch with me and say HELLO sometime! I am also on Twitter: www.twitter.com/krissysboutique.
Have a great week everyone!