When I started this business, I didn't realize just how busy I'd be with expos, and trade shows, and all kinds of baby events. I just figured I'd get a great website going, and people would just flock to it. How wrong I was. But, I'm enjoying it. I'm enjoying meeting new people and extolling the greatness of cloth diapering. And I REALLY enjoy when I meet cloth diapering mommies who are excited to talk about their cloth diapering journey, or to see some product I have that they hadn't seen yet. The more and more I'm doing this, the more I realize that this thing is like an underground movement... the cloth diapering movement. And I'm glad to be a part of it, and to spread the word.
So, just what have I been up to? Well, my website launched on August 15, 2010. Since then I had a vendor's table in September at the Baby Bargains book signing at Great Beginnings in Gaithersburg, MD, which was great because I got to meet Alan Fields, the author of "Baby Bargains" - very cooool! Like meeting a celebrity. Thanks Rachel from DC Baby Planners!. Then in October I did a consignment sale for the Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples (NVPOM). Man, that was an early morning... but worth it because I met some folks who were cloth diapering mommies, who had seen my website and came out to the sale just because of it. So how cool was that?!
Then, I went to the largest industry trade show in Las Vegas. And boy, was that HUGE. I still haven't gotten a chance to let you all in on the cool new stuff I'm adding to the store here in the next couple of weeks. VERY exciting stuff. You already know about Rockin' Green detergent, the Apple Park Pals, and the natural sunscreen from Episencials, but, there are soooo many more cool things coming down the pipeline.
I haven't had the chance to fill you in because I've been sooooo busy with the biggest event I've done - Green Festivals DC 2010. Talk about intimidating. A small, new business like myself in the big leagues... and it was GREAT! I met sooooo many cool people, who loved the gorgeous organic toys from Dandelion and Apple Park, and so open-minded about the cloth diapers and excited to learn more. I really had a great time, and appreciated the positive response we received while there. Special thanks to my old college classmate, Patrick A. who told me about the festival and to my friends Tiffany M. and Malika S. who volunteered their time on Saturday and Sunday to help me out at the booth. I definitely couldn't have done it without them. And to my wonderful husband who helped me load up everything, bring it to the Convention Center, unload eveyrthing, and do it all in reverse on Sunday night. He is THE MAN :)
So the question is, where do we go from here? Well, I have some workshops coming up in November, and December, so if you're interested register soon as space is limited. I will be at the Fairfax County Moms of Multiples event next Thursday night. Thanks again to Rachel! I'll be at the Holy Cross Baby Fair on Nov 7 and the La Leche League Expo on Nov 13. Whew. I'm tired just reading this :)
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