Happy New Years!
I can't believe we are saying goodbye to 2016 and welcoming 2017.
While the New Year is just starting, Winter is in full swing!
What are your Winter favorites?
Mine are right here and I'm excited to share them with you!
3. Fireside Throw
If you follow us then you are more then aware that this is
the one piece that moves in between seasons.
It's winter so the Fireside Throw was the first thing I grabbed.
I wrapped it around myself and sat on the front porch with
the most amazing cup of hot cocoa.
I even used the Fireside Throw to bundle up while
roasting chestnuts on Christmas Eve!
In the Fall & Spring I take into the mountains to enjoy a very
comfortable lunch.In the summer it tags along with us to the beach.
New Years is just a few days away.
How is the New Years resolution list going?
I'm a little on the nontraditional side of things when it comes to New Years resolutions.
I prefer to make a goal.
Just one goal in my personal life.
One that I can focus on accomplishing throughout the year.
This year I have decided to grow Thavin & Marcob into a full time gig.
Right now it is a part time thing and we have grown a lot thanks to you guys.
In fact we have grown bigger then I had initially thought we would in such a short amount of time. Which gives me great feeling of accomplishment.
So today I will share not only my new years goal,
I will also share how we are going to get it accomplished!
New Years Goal
Thavin & Marcob's 2017 Goals
1. 2017 Goal
To grow Thavin & Marcob into a full time job
2. Ways to Accomplish my Goal
A. More online exposure
B. Pop up Boutiques
C. Private label line of products
D. Review what we are doing - keep what works get rid of what doesn't
E. Feature sponsored post along side our guest bloggers
1.Review what we are doing
2. Pop of Boutique
3. Online Presence
4. Private line of products
5. Sponsored post
1. Review what we are doing
A. Review conversion rates
B. Improve Social Media on Different Platforms
C. Create Video to improve blog post
2. Pop up boutique
A. Locate different venues
B Expand Vendors list
3. Online Presence
A. Utilize Pinterest more
B. Utalize Instagram more
C. Use live
4. Private Label
A. Decided which products to add
B. Vet Vendors
I left a few spots blank, so that I can come back in a few weeks add new ideas.
Remember I suggested to let your goal/ideas sit for awhile.
It's always a good idea to print your goals out and hang
them where you can see them everyday.
Today is a hard day to find the motivation to get back to work!
Our weekend was filled with lots of laughter, hugs and love.
We played games, ate way to much, and really just enjoyed each others company.
Today we are fortunate enough to extend our weekend.
In fact we will be closed until the 27th of December.
All orders placed will not be mailed out until the 28th of December.
I truly hope your holiday weekend was special.
As always I am truly humbled by the support you give us daily.
Thank you so much for being you.
I hope you enjoy your day.
Until next time,
Here's A Little Motivation To Get You Through Today!
First off let me take a moment to wish each and everyone of you a
Today we are not selling nor are we are featuring a new business.
Today is about family.
It's about Spending time with them, celebrating traditions, and giving to others.
Here is a few short lists of family activities for this absolutely amazing Christmas weekend!
Top 5 Best Christmas Movies
1. It's a wonderful life
2. A Christmas Story
4. Miracle on 34th St.
5. White Christmas
2. Snowball fight
3. A Walk through the woods
4. Ice skating
5. Friendly game of football
4. Fruit salad
5. Hot cocoa
1. Guess the Christmas Song
2. Christmas Pictionary
3. Pass the gift
4. Christmas trivia
5. Build a Gingerbread house
1. Rudolph the red nose reindeer
2. The birth of Christ
4. Frosty the snowman
5. The Nutcracker
1. Help out at a Soup Kitchen
2. Ask all your guest to bring one gift for the homeless shelter
2. Pass out extra gloves to people you see in need while running around town
3. Provide a Christmas Dinner to someone in need
(check with churches or local food banks if you don't know anyone)
4. Post a free Christmas gift on your local buy sale Trade Facebook page
5. Drop off some Christmas cards to a nursing home
1. Extra blankets
2. Phone chargers
3. Chains and a spair tire
1. Enjoy the sounds of Laughter
2. Make some memories
3. Unplug from the internet for a bit
4. Take a moment to sit back and enjoy the blessings around you
5. Spread the love to those you know and those you don't
See you next time,
I love the song.
These Boots were made for Walking
by Nancy Sinatra
It actually inspired me to write today's article on boot fashion.
Sometimes old tired boots need a little something special to standout out again.
Here is a simple way to fix that.
I love accessorizing the hell out of my boots!
My old worn and well loved boots get a new look.
Or my new straight out of the box boots suddenly have that wow look.
Either condition your boots are in.
Let's style them up!
These come in many different colors as well as fabrics.
Although most are created with a knited fabric.
They look amazing with a pair on knee high boots,
but also work amazingly well with booties paired with leggings.
Boot socks are literally at the top of my must haves!
I love wearing them with dresses and skirts.
They give off this fun sexy fashion look.
The one that says you fun, confident, and comfortable.
Boot cuffs are the answer for those who dislike the bulky feeling of leg warmers in their boots.
Boot cuffs come in many different fabrics from kint to lace.
The details in the boot cuffs themselves add extra elements to the look your.
However you chose to dress up your boots, have fun with it.
Be a little sassy, be confident, and most importantly have some fashion fun!
Until next time,
With colder days upon us, your skin can look a little worse for the wear. Here are 3 simple but crucial beauty tips to keep glowing throughout the season.
Cold wintry winds can quickly dry out your skin and lead to flaky patches and build up of dead surface skin cells, leading to irritation, breakouts, and overall dullness. Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells and promotes healthy blood circulation, keeping your skin smooth and radiant. Use an organic facial scrub or natural loofah every other day, followed by a good moisturizer, to keep the dryness at bay.
2. Get Balmed.
Lip balmed, that is. Your face isn't the only area that can dry out and go dull as winter approaches; our lips are often the first to suffer the worst of the season. Extreme dryness, flaking, discomfort, and even bleeding are common complaints of chapped lip sufferers, so make sure you invest in a high-quality lip balm and apply it directly or over your lipstick to keep your pout from drying out. Many of today's lip balms come in a variety of pretty tints (try evolution of smooth today), so you can add a swipe of color along with your daily protection.
3. Up Your SPF Game.
Summer isn't the only time that harmful UV rays can wreak havoc on your skin and potentially lead to skin cancer. The sun's rays are just as damaging in colder months, especially when reflected off clean white snow. Dangerous UV rays attack the skin’s natural elasticity, which weakens skin from bouncing back, leading to wrinkles and a dry, leathery texture, as well as broken blood vessels and splotchy discoloration. Make sure to apply a paraben-free SPF moisturizer of at least 30+ before going out, and don't forget your lips!
It’s no secret that being a creative entrepreneur is a lot of work.
There is an abundace of information avaliable to anyone about how to get to the "top".
However the question we ask is, what does it really take to become a “Prosperous” Entrepreneur?
I have been working with Creative Entrepreneurs for more than 20 years. Many have been VERY successful and some have not been so fortunate. I have discovered that the Entrepreneurs that have found success. All shared some common traits or habits.
I have noticed in fact that 7 habits seem to impact their success the most.
X’s and O’s
Thavin & Marcob
4. ASK QUESTIONS
Don't be shy!
If your not sure how to do something or what something is, just ask.
I love using twitter for this. I have some of the best followers and they are always willing to answer questions.
5. BE PASSIONATE
Love what you do and it will never feel like work. It will be the grandest adventure of your life! Therefore when deciding what to do chose passion fist. It will help keep you motivated when you feel completly exhausted.
Share your tips and tricks!
I'm always looking for new ways to grow.
Dont forget we have a guest blogger on Friday and Monday!
So Make sure you bookmark us, your not going to wanna miss it!
Wishing everyone an amazing day,
Taking The Plunge
Today we are revisiting the list we created last week.
I am sharing examples of simplifed versions.
This way you have an idea of what mine sort of look like
and have something to compare your own too.
Thinking of Throwing In The Towel
Are you thinking of
Throwing In The Towel?
I know that things can become very difficult very quickly when your starting a new startup!
The hours seem never ending, the pay sucks and the responsibility is huge.
This list was a little bit harder for me to do, only because I have not actually reached that point in my journey with Thavin & Marcob. I do believe that the majority of small business owners and entrepreneurs at some point in time consider throwing in the towel. Either business is not preforming as expected or the obstacles of a new startup seem overwhelming. I'm here to assure you that everybody has this experience at one point or another. Yet in this very strong vulnerable moment, you still have all the power!
Your motivation is within you. Therefore it's all about how you see things.
Lets hustle through our list and see what it shows us.
When comparing my list of obstacles and Hell Yeah moments.
I could physically see my accomplishments!
I figured out social media and inturn I made my first sale.
I was able to accomplish this task with lots and lots of research
as well as asking copious amounts of questions.
By taking the time to learn about different marketing strategies and SEO,
My voice became stronger and I learned how to share it with others.
My confidence began to grow every time I interacted with other
small business owners or artisanal suppliers.
Therefore when comparing my obstacles and
Hell Yeah moments I realized that I had actually
accomplished quite a lot in a short amount of time.
As for my now or never moment, I think we're lucky to have these moments.
You know your having one when you can feel the anticipation of adventure coursing through your veins. It's accompanied with the urge to move, to do, to accomplish that one task that will set you on your new found path.
Its this feeling that pushed us to
Take The Plunge
Until next time!
Thavin & Marcob
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!