Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lydia Says This is a Great Carryall

New! I love this carryall! It's made of oilcloth and it's so easy to care for and really sturdy. I can fit my laptop in it and it's got some great interior and exterior compartments so I can organize my paperwork.

Lydia Says use Backyard Soaps for Spring & Summer

Backyard Soaps & More began as a hobby in the kitchen of Kelly Agostinelli in 2001. She made red, strawberry scented heart soaps for a friend's bridal shower and they were a big hit! The hobby quickly morphed into a family business with an all women crew and has grown from there. They have experienced phenomenal growth over the last 8 years, all the while working with the mantra Fun Never Smelled So Good!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sweet and Saucy Shop uses Mosser Glass

Sweet and Saucy Shop has been buying my Mosser Glass cake plates and using them in such a creative way. You can find some fabulous cakes and desserts at www.sweetandsaucyshop.com.
Sweet & Saucy Shop specializes in custom desserts that taste as good as they look. Melody Brandon, Owner and head Pastry Chef, realized her passion for desserts and stopped her pursuit of a career as a teacher and jumped head first into the world of butter, sugar, and flour! She headed to pastry school and graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu program at the California School of Culinary Arts as a Pastry Chef. She started Sweet & Saucy Shop with the desire to create gorgeous, delicious, modern looking desserts

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lydia Says....Everyone needs a hankie!

What began as a lifelong passion for Vintage Floral Handkerchiefs, materialized into a delightful company in 2003. Dream creation of Carolin Druzianich, LuRay Hankies are now sought after by collectors of all ages. The LuRays Handkerchiefs are uniquely appreciated for their lovely scalloped edges & dainty floral designs. I know you'll absolutely fall in love with them.

Lydia Says...Read the Pouchee Story by owner Anita Crook

The Pouchee Story
It was Christmas, 2004. At our usual Christmas Eve family celebration I opened the gift from my oldest son. It was a great, trendy shoulder bag which I loved but knew I would never use. There were no pockets, just one, big, empty bag. I had to have my pockets to organize my purse. I would normally spend days looking for just the right organizer purse with all the right compartments. Of course once I organized it I would certainly never switch purses, no matter how bad it looked with my outfit. It was just way too much trouble.“If only I had a way to stay organized and change purses,” I thought. The search was on. I looked in stores and websites but found nothing that satisfied me. The pouchee® idea was born. Looking back, I am amazed at the tide of events that have swept me into a sea of commerce and industry. I must give all the credit to God, however for this incredible journey I have been on. People often ask me if I am not just proud as punch for the success that pouchee® has experienced. “Me, No!” I generally respond. “I’m not in charge here.” God has taken every weakness I have (well, maybe not every weakness) and used it for His glory. Never have I had a creative idea, nor did I even want one. Not once did I dream of owning my own business. God, however must have decided I needed a little advancement out of my comfort zone. I remember the day well. I was discussing my “idea” for a purse organizer with a friend, who forwarded me to her daughter who introduced me to a purse designer who gave me the name of her manufacturer and the next thing I knew I had 2000 pouchees® purse organizers coming in from China…and that was the easy part. Once they were here what was I to do with them? I can tell you right now that I did not get the sales gene in my family. Just the thought of going to a store and trying to sell pouchees® purse organizers scared me to death. I just knew that if they didn’t like them I would run out of the store crying. “Why am I doing this,” I thought. “I could be home, ironing, cleaning toilets…I’m way too old for this stress.” Anything sounded better than facing the ominous store owner. Trembling and praying, I made my first sales call and by the grace of God they liked the pouchees®, and so did the next store and the next. For the first three months I had a 100% success record. Everyone loved the pouchee® purse organizer, bought them, and most were re-ordering frequently. OK, so by now there have been a few stores that didn’t see the value in an adorable, practical purse organizer that keeps you organized while allowing you to change purses, diaper bags, pool bags etc. as quickly as going to your closet, but now I have enough confidence in pouchee® that if they don’t want them, I just walk away thinking, “that’s too bad, you’d sell a lot of them.” So, here I am 60+ years old, marketing, selling, shipping and still having a ball, organizing women- one purse at a time. What a great life!!!

Lydia Says...I love the Pouchee Organizer

I love my Pouchee!! I never have to look for anything in my purse, it's all at my fingertips.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lydia Says...Check this out!

Pansy Cottage is one of my favorite companies I represent. I love it! The pillows are beautiful.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Lydia Says....What a cute office at Tuvalu's Corporate Headquarters

Had a sales meeting at Tuvalu's corporate offices and the office was so cute I had to take a picture.