We have finally started to print out labels and get the product listed in the shop. I also revamped my business Facebook page, that was a pleasure let me tell you.
And while spending sometime on social media to get the word out I still have tons more of the flavors I need to finish up and post. I was hoping to get some done this week, but with my entire family visiting all at my house for the week. That idea was so ridiculous I'm sure the people who thought submarines needing screen doors, would even think me getting work done with 16 extra people in my small house was a joke. I at least have the product made and printing out labels won't take too long, I just have to have a moment to do it. But trading my time with my family for anything other than what I have to, to pass my class and get my assignments done, isn't going to happen. I'm rather surprised we are using forward with getting assignments done this week. Since people who would attend school would have the week off. Getting time to do assignments on a good day is hard enough, getting time to do assignments while family is here, near impossible.
Finally I figured out a solution for my labels annnnnd even posted the first batch in my Etsy shop LabbraLove I'm pretty psyched and can't wait to load up the shop with the amazing flavors we have in store. I had a bit of a mishap with my labels spacing how one spells it the name of lips in Italian, Thanks to hashtags (never thought I would ever say that sentence in my life) and a very observant friend who caught my mistake, wondered why I had changed the spelling and dropped a "b"? The misspelling hashtag of labbra to labra leads one a bunch of pictures of dogs on my instagram feed, instead of to a bunch of lips, I don't know about you, but when I think of anything that involves lips I do not want to associate that with dogs, photogenic or no. So alas I had to re-do a few labels but all was salvaged and my nifty little sealed labels were not ruined beyond repair in the correction.
so this week I will be posting lots more yummy flavors so go check it out. They are delicious and feel heavenly, besides smelling really good. Plus they make excellent stocking stuffers for christmas.
So I should have cranked out some labels by now and listed the lip balms on an etsy site, but life likes to stick out its non assuming foot right when I'm looking the other way. This week combined with my usual "working for the man" responsibilities in my day job, mixed with study for another class that is currently kicking my trash all over the neighborhood I had zero time to even think about finding so much as a template for the labels never mind a design. I remembered that I ordered 100 additional tubes which means I have to figure out what to do about the other 100? Should I hire a graphic designer and then have the labels printed? It would be nice to see someone else sweat over this and allow myself to keep on with all of my other duties. But a las this too is added to the "I don't have time to think about this" pile. This particular post is kind of the proof in the pudding as I am hashing out this garbage at almost 2:00 am thanks to having other stuff... to do. Prepping for Thanksgiving is one of them and having my whole entire awesome family come visit.
I've held back in making all of the flavors as well just so my little nieces and nephews can help in the process, since it is really fun, maybe they will come up with some new and exciting flavors.
So production of labbra love lip balms has commenced. I received the new tray that allowed me to get going on the organic flaaavahs. I could have gotten started on the more yummy ones, but I haven't had much time thanks to working for the man at my "real job" but that will hopefully be changing here soon with the acquisition of the ever lovely Maureen my newest victim ahem* I mean trainee. I am totally stoked that I will have a helper to take some work off my hands so I can pursue more fun things like making yummy lip balm.
When starting the whole process again, I had my cohorts lend a hand, and pick which flavors they liked best to start off with. So far so good, all the flavors are accounted for and everyone seems to be enjoying what we have so far.
Labels are proving to be a giant pain in the tush, but I will spend some quality time figuring out that dilemma tomorrow. The most frustrating thing is I could have sworn I had the file I used last time when I printed labels for our first attempt, and I wish I could remember how I did it last time. I however may take a different approach any ways since I originally ordered 100 labels for the original 100 tubes, now that I ordered another batch of tubes I have to figure out what I want to do about the next batch, will I hire a graphic designer and make a truly kick ass design? and have them printed up by someone, because with the amount of stuff I have to deal with, this idea is the most tempting of all. So we shall see eh?