I hope the new year is treating you well thus far! I wanted to update you on my life and Sweets because it has been a few months and things have changed quite drastically.
Molly left the business and so I moved back to Denver and took on a full time job. I am still running the business on weeknights and weekends but I decided I needed to really think about what I wanted to do with the company and make some money in the meantime.
The job I’m working is actually really fun.I am doing website design and social media for an international company which I find to be very interesting.
When it comes to Sweets:
- I still love making the products and learning about different natural alternatives I can use.
- I still love giving the products to people and watching their reactions. My whole office is a Sweets’ loving office.
- And I still love using the products myself!
So, I have decided to continue working on the recipes and getting the products out there as much as I can. There is a new website I partnered with called IsThatOdd and they simply give samples of cool brands to women who interact on their website. I also have been donating a ton to causes that I think are sweet. For example, I just gave some lip balms to a charity supporting single moms. Heck ya! I also gave some lotions out to a youth group of girls in India. They took a bunch of pictures which were cool to see.
I’m also spending a lot of my free time working on Bruce Spruce, my outdoor men’s skincare line. It is a ton of fun. The only product I am selling at this point is Man Balm, a pine-scented lip balm, but I am working on a fireplace scented candle and some natural bug repellant. I’m working on the website at the moment but you can check out the Bruce Spruce Facebook Page if you want to know more.
Positive Self Esteem; More Than Just Cosmetics
So, back to Sweets. I have decided that I want Sweets to be more than just cosmetics. I figure if I’m able to be in touch with lots of people on a daily basis, then I want to have a positive influence on them. I’ve always had a passion for encouraging positive self esteem in young women. This is because I struggled with this when I was younger, and still do struggle with it today. I think one thing that companies do wrong is they target women’s insecurities and sell them products to fill the voids. I could talk about this a while but I don’t want to go there.
On a personal note, Greg and I just moved into an adorable bungalow (love that word) in Arvada with a huge backyard for our pups, Max and Buckley. I couldn’t be happier out here and it’s exciting finding new places and people. I have been doing lots of yoga and I’m thinking about becoming a yoga teacher later in the year. No promises…but I’m tossing the idea around.
Anyways, that’s the most recent scoop for me. I don’t want to seem all egotistical and go on about myself for pages One last thing: I have taken an interest lately in finding similar businesses to mine. Not so much cosmetics although kinda but more like businesses that are trying to make social change. One I found and love is called the Positive Express. I bought 2 Pips from them last week. If you know of any, you should mention them below in the comments. Thanks for tuning in and I will talk to you later.