Friday, July 17, 2009

What I'm working on today

Hello everyone!
It's time for another post on What I'm Working on Today! I think this will likely become a regular post because I've always got something working on my plate and I want you to know what's coming! (And if you've placed an order with me, it's a great way to figure out where I am with your order.)

So, here's What I'm Working on Today!
1) 7 airplane single flyers (custom order)
2) Flower mobile
3) 2 AutoMobiles
4) 2 Sailboat mobiles

On Deck!
5) 3 airplane single flyers (custom order)

I've got 4 onesies and a mobile going out to the post office this afternoon! I *wish* I had taken pics of the mobile, it came out beautifully. It is a custom Dragonfly Mini mobile made in Lemongrass.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

CPSIA Webinar

On July 1, I sat in on a Webinar that had a good bit of information about CPSIA. I received the link to the webinar while I was on vacation. I'm sorry for the delay in presenting it but without further ado:

Don't want to listen for an hour? Let me sum it up for you:

Listen to the introduction. It's important to know WHO you are listening to in order for you to gauge for yourself if you feel these folks are reliable. Personally, I think they are. The first part of the presentation is definitely worth listening to. It provides good information about the labeling requirements that are impending. The introduction and labeling requirement presentation is the first 12.5 minutes of the presentation.

Second part of the presentation deals with composite testing. Very interesting I found it relevant to me. It talks about how testing happens in addition to other things. This is the next 27 minutes (give or take) of the presentation. Toward the end of this section of the presention I found there was a lot of information not relevant to me.

The next part of the presentation deals with what we can expect in terms of enforcement. It's all speculation. And while I found it interesting and enjoyed the perspectives given, it's really not possible to know. So, if you're short on time, this might be a section to skip. This section runs about 10 minutes.

The next part of the presentation deals with BPA. As a parent, I found this interesting given all the information about BPA in bottles and other baby products over the past 3 years that has come out but it is not relevant to my business. So if you are listening to this purely for your business, you might be able to skip this section.

There was a brief question and answer period at the end (starting at about 46 minutes). I would listen to that just for your own general knowledge. Some of the questions are great and I found some of them relevant to me.

Monday, July 13, 2009


BuggaLove is expanding! In addtion to our website and Etsy shop, I'm pleased to announce the GRAND OPENING of my Artfire Studio!

All items have been marked down 25% on Artfire!
I will be adding nursery decor items through the next day or so, keep your eyes peeled for new additions and feel free to contact me if an item you want to purchase has not yet been added.

Additionally, YOU have the opportunity for EXTRA SAVINGS! There are 5 additional ways to save:

1) Follow my Blog for an extra 5% off
2) Become my Fan on Facebook for an extra 5% off
3) Tweet on Twitter about my Sale for an extra 5% off
4) Blog about my Sale for an extra 5% off
5) Refer a friend (friend must make a purchase) for an extra 5% off

Do all 5 things and receive a total of 50% off your purchase!
Please add links to each item and/or note each item in your notes to seller and you will receive a refund of your purchase price for the appropriate additional amount. Please note, 25% has already been taken off your purchase on Artfire.

The fine print: The savings are for purchases made through my Artfire Studio only. All additional incentives must take place prior to purchase for eligibility. All additional incentives must be noted at the time of purchase (except the refer a friend incentive). The "Refer a Friend" incentive requires that the friend make a purchase and MUST note your full name or username in the notes to seller at the time of purchase. Current blog followers and facebook fans ARE eligible for the additional savings as noted.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Another Happy Client

I had the pleasure of working with Mikaela on her son Jamie's nursery! She ordered a set of Love Letters and a bird mobile for his room. Isn't the room adorable?

Other Updates: We returned from our vacation in the Dominican Republic on Friday. I'll be blogging about traveling with an infant and toddler, as well as reviewing our resort and some products we used along the way sometime this week. Unfortunately, we got back with two kids who weren't feeling very well. This will delay my Grand Opening of my Artfire Studio as I was planning on opening today. But hopefully it will open within the next 72 hours. Stay tuned! There will be special savings for my Blog readers and followers!