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in full bloom linky party
{featuring mimi baby boutique!}

welcome to the second round of in full bloom - a feature of a handmade biz i love + a linky party for you to share your shop. join forces with kelsey and i as we help your shop grow!

in full bloom: helping grow your indie biz!

this week i'm excited to share the beautiful work of cat from mimi baby boutique!

cat o - mimi baby boutique
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who or what encouraged you to start your indie biz?
I loved using crafting as a break and a way to get "back in touch" with myself after my kids were born (we had 3 in 3 years). I started my shop because I was running out of room in my house for all my crafts! Now I really love sharing my jewelry with others, and I am grateful that I am able to use some of the profits to support charities that are dear to my heart.

what is the hardest challenge you have as an indie biz owner?
Managing my time and my funds. Sometimes it's too easy to over-commit to things like giveaways or swaps, and it's hard to know where to spend my resources best to market my shop. I'm slowly learning the ropes, though :)

what is some helpful advice you would offer other indie biz owners?
Remember that you won't be successful overnight - but don't give up! Keep plugging away and networking and believing in yourself and you will be a success in the long run.

what is the ultimate goal you have for your indie biz?
I'd love to be able to sell enough jewelry to make some significant contributions to these charities. In particular, I'd really love to see my Hunger Line take off, as all of its profits go to feeding starving children - something I'm quite passionate about.

hunger pink bracelet
pink + silver glass bead hunger bracelet
Help stamp out hunger with this beautiful glass bead bracelet! A triple-wrap bracelet emblazoned with the phrase "hunger" in white letters, with glass bead accents in shades of pink, white and silver.

sparkle earrings
vintage sparkle earrings

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cat is a sweet momma to three littles and in her "spare" time she enjoys making hand-made, vintage-style and glass bead jewelry along with shabby-chic decor and accessories. half of all profits from her shop are donated to a charity which changes quarterly. (this quarter's charity is the shine project!). she also shares stuff she loves, doesn't love, her favorite kid-friendly books and recipes and spotlights some of her favorite charities, shops, and blogs over at her blog baby stuff i love! needless to say, cat is one busy lady!

thanks for letting me feature you and your shop cat! :)


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link up your shop below!

here the guidelines to linking up your shop! remember that once you link up your shop will appear both here and on kelsey's blog too! double the fun!

1. link up shops/shop platforms only. please do not link to a specific item, a blog post about your shop, your blog (unless your shop platform is hosted on your blog) or anything other than your beautiful shop.

2. after you link up, visit two or three of the other shops that have linked up and tweet, pin, or facebook about your favorite item from their shops!

3. if you have a blog and want to help spread the word, feel free to add this button to your sidebar:

are you linking up your shop?
share the button on your blog!

1 comment:

  1. Yay, thanks guys for the beautiful feature!!


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