THE WINNER IS:
#169 - MMBEAR!!!
I am originally from Alabama but after spending 6 years after college in south Mississippi, I have been living in Savannah, GA for the last 4 years. I have been married to an awesome guy for 9 years and have two beautiful children: Patrick, age 5 and Abigail, 20 months. I work full time as an engineer and aspire to be the impossible Supermom.
Honestly it wasn't my first choice. My first choice was Abby Jane after our daughter. I loved the girlyness of it. But I couldn't bear to leave my son's name totally out of the picture. Since nothing that included his name really rang clearly with me, I just pulled How Sweet It Is out of the air. It's growing on me.
I have been making homemade candy based on my mom's recipes for years. Last year due to budget constraints it because our standard Christmas present to many, many people who were on our Christmas list. The response was great. One of my friends suggested I sell it and bought the first sales ever this past Christmas. The more I thought of it, the more I like the idea. So I thought I should expand out from just my local friends and take it to etsy.
*What are 5 things you want people to think when they see your product?
3.) What a great idea!
4.) I need to buy some for ____
5.) Yum (again!)
I have to serious restrain myself from buying too many supplies to just make lots of candy here in the beginning of the business. I'm trying to build it as sales increase but it is hard. It's also hard to resist having candy around the house at all times to munch on.
*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I'm pretty much a big nerd. I love reading, music (I once was a musician, but life moved on). I like things that make me think and truly inspire me to better myself or the world around me. I love snuggling with my children and soaking in a bubble bath. If money were no object I would throw a LOT of money at all of the lovely shops on etsy!
*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
I love making all of the classic items that remind me of Christmases past...the ones that my mom has always made. Those are the classic fudges, the buckeyes, and the dipped items like oreos. I have had a lot of fun coming up with new creations like the dipped S'mores.
*If you could give a piece of advice to a new shop - what would it be?
Well, I am still a new shop, so that's hard. But I would say first of all, use all outlets you have...personal friends, Facebook, Twitter, email, word of mouth. Everything. Don't be afraid to sell your product. It might feel uncomfortable--promoting yourself like that--but it's the way you will probably have to push to be noticed.
*Are there other places on the net we can find you?Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/How-Sweet-It-Is-Candy-and-Confections/143872905674751
You can also find my personal finance blog at http://mrsnespysworld.blogspot.com but that has very little to do with my candy. =)
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!The winner will receive 1/2 a pound of candy from How Sweet It Is! Winner's choice of product from the shop: cake truffles, fudge, bark etc.
Here are the Rules to enter the Give Away.
Please leave an email so I can contact you if you win!
* For the first entry - Go to: How Sweet It Is
Pick the candy you would love to receive if you win and come back here with the name and/or link.
THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!
Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 2 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded. Thank-you for entering!!