Two for Tuesday

Hello All!  So, here is my two….er one for Tuesday.  I have been very busy over the past couple weeks getting items together for my Etsy site.  So, although I have been trying new things in the kitchen like making coconut oil and beeswax soap, I will update you on them later. But now, it’s official, Danbury’s Nest is on Etsy!

Admittedly, this is something that I have been wanting to do for a very long time.  I had no idea it would take as much as it has to put together, but anything worth doing and worth doing well!  As I have been researching Etsy companies, Instagram accounts, Facebook accounts, marketing tools, etc. I have learned a lot and also gained a new respect for people starting their own small businesses.  I realize that everyone can go to their big box stores and get items for a very reasonable price, but in the bigger picture, that money is often contributing to CEO’s buying their fourth Mercedes and third vacation home.  I ran across this quote the other day and it really resonated with me:

When you buy from a mom or pop business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home.

You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college.

Our customers are our shareholders and they are the ones we strive to make happy.

Thank you for supporting small businesses!

About a week ago, my sister was visiting and was so excited to show me some knit pants she had purchased off of Etsy for my niece.  The pants were very cute and definitely not something you would find at Carter’s or Old Navy…but, then she mentioned that she paid $15 for them.  I said, “What? I don’t even buy $15 pants for myself!” But I had to bite my tongue and step back a little bit because I have no idea how much time and effort this person put into making these pants, along with the cost of the materials, etc. Once I thought about it a little longer and remembered the quote above, I realized that $15 was actually very reasonable for unique pants!

That’s all for today folks!  I will continue updating my Etsy site with new items and appreciate you checking it out. Hope you have a good week!