I’m SOOO glad you have dropped by the bloggity blog to help me celebrate the 8TH BIRTHDAY of Certified Celebrator!! Ya’ll – EIGHT YEARS!! In some ways, it seems like just yesterday I was painting door hangers and doing paint parties.. In others, I feel like I have been chasing this dream for forever!!
As part of the celebration, I have really focused on reflecting back on where I’ve been, ways the brand has grown and developed, and how I can continue to pursue my passion in the coming year!
Year 1 –
I started creating pretty door hangers
Began selling the door hangers at craft shows
Opened my Etsy Store
Started teaching in home parties
Year 2 –
I continued all of the above but started working smarter with hiring help to prepare door hangers
I started batch painting and prepping for parties.
Year 3 –
I stopped taking custom orders but increased paint parties.
Closed my Etsy Shop.
Started sharing other crafty and holiday ideas on social media
Joined a group with other people that was led by a business “coach” who was sharing their ways of business
Year 4 –
Moved my door hanger business 100% online. I didn’t teach individual door hanger parties or create custom pieces anymore
Hired a company to drop ship my designs to women all over the United States and started recorded painting tutorial videos
I continued to share party inspiration and holiday crafts with my social media following
Our brand grew to be a lifestyle brand that included food, home décor, crafts, easy entertaining, and all the things I still do today.
Year 5 –
Built a website
Quit my fulltime job
Was featured on Hallmark Channel, The Rachael Ray Show, Southern Living, started my monthly feature on Nashville’s Talk of the Town
Launched my Creative Loop Coaching Group
Year 6 –
Started working with brands to create content
Kicked up the amount of website content we shared
Started planning ahead and strategically placing business opportunities in my calendar
Year 7 –
Kicked up the quality of my content
Delivered wayyy more to my website
Had lots of opportunities to share Certified Celebrator through speaking engagements
Hosted a Live event with 400 women traveling from all over to participate
Joined an extensive mastermind business group
Had 6 months of personal and business development. This was my year to prioritize what was important to me. It was my year to grow as a person on so many levels