Thursday, April 20, 2017

We Had No Plans On Participating In Any Events, But This Came Up...

When we first launched Bodacious Biscuit Love in 2013, we did quite a few events for the following 2 years. During the Spring and Summer months, we had an event booked every weekend. Several times, we had an event booked both Saturday and Sunday. On top of that, Lisa and I hosted our Bodacious Yard & Bake Sale in the Summer and Fall. It was a lot of work.

As our family got bigger, it became more difficult to participate in events and host our yard and bake sale. With 2 special needs kids, being away from home for more than a few hours wasn't an option. Also, the stress during the 2 week preparation for the yard and bake sale, and the day of, was too stressful on our kids.

Last year was the first year we didn't schedule an event or host our yard and bake sales. The only event we participated in, and will continue to participate in, was Whiskers In Wonderland. Although we missed participating in events and hosting our yard and bake sales, the comfort and well being of our kids trumped that.

This year, our plans are the same. We're not booking any events or planning on having a bodacious yard and bake sale. The only event we're planning on participating in is the Whiskers In Wonderland event in December.


With much thought, we've made an exception. For the 3rd year in a row, we got an invitation to the Annual Spring Festival and Craft Show. Up until now, we've declined.

This year, after much thought, we decided to accept at the last minute.

There are 2 reasons why...

The first, for the past few months, I've been tutoring an incredibly smart and animated teenager. Our focus is on Independent Living. This summer, she'll be getting her first job. The focus of our recent sessions is introducing her to the process of applying for a job, the interview process, and working on skills she'll need such as handling money and customer service.

I've been keeping my eyes peeled for opportunities to break the ice a bit. It's one thing to sit at the table and work on all of this stuff. It's another to actually be out there applying what you've learned.

Breaking the ice would give her that opportunity to transition comfortably.

The Annual Spring Festival and Craft Show is the perfect opportunity for her. She'll be able to apply what we've been working on and get a taste of what customer service is all about.

The second, we've never participated in an event that's located in the town we live in. Ever. With all of the changes we made last year on the Bodacious Biscuit Love end of things, this event will be a great opportunity to let people know what we do. We're local. We're here to help pet parents in need.

The added bonus is this event is right down the street so Lisa can come home to check on the kids at the halfway point.

So, we decided to go for it. 

Between now and then, I seriously need to bust ass. In addition to selling bags o' biscuits, I'd like to have a decent amount of Patchwork Doggy Quilts and other DIY Dog Mom Projects available.

That's a lot of work, but I'm determined.

It's our debut in the town we live in and I'd like to make an impression.

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