Friday, May 27, 2011

Some News + Book Club

We have some exciting news to share. So, as of today, the love of my life has made the transition from crappy day job to awesomely self employed. I am uber proud of him and have been biting my tongue since we made this decision last week until today to tell all my friends. Yes, we both know it will be hard, yes we both know that it may not work out, but we are going to give it a shot and I know he'll give it his all. This is a risk we are willing to, and very excited to, take! As a family, this will be exciting and freeing. Of course, I'm still running the bakery, and we'll keep doing side jobs, but let's make this work!!
What does this mean for you? It means that we will be listing new sunglasses everyday at a variety of prices in our etsy shop. We are going to make a bunch of different styles available to you (including some heart shaped wooden faced sunglasses!!) and going to be offering a variety of discounts for sharing the love through social media.
Also, for a limited amount of people, we are willing to share our goods with bloggers who want to write about our sunglasses or wooden bracelets. If you are an interested blogger, you can email me at{at}gmail{dot}com for more information! First come, first served, so get on that quick!! We will still be making bracelets also, and some new awesome wooden treasures! I don't know how this will work out, really, but I'm going to try my darndest to make it work, and would love help from all of my blogger friends.
Recently we have been featured in a number of treasuries, one that made it to the front page!
Yesterday morning, we were featured in an etsy roundup by my pal Chelsea of The Dainty Woods blog and the so sweet shop, The Dainty Woods.
This is a really exciting time for us and we can't wait to share more news as we move forward in this adventure.

On another note, the oh so lovely Carla and Sarah have let me join in with their really awesome plans for starting a book club via blogging. If you know me, you know I could read all day long. I could have no other ambitions except finishing the book that I am engrossed in. I have read so many books that sometimes I get a book that I think is new and realize half way through that I have already read it. Ridiculous, I know, but it is a fact.

So to bring together our serious love for reading, we are starting this awesome book club that you are invited to join! You can read more about the first book and the plans for the club (and some rad book-related Friday favorites) on Sarah's blog. Just a hint though, the first book on the agenda looks uhhhhh-mazing and I can't wait to read it and talk about it with friends.

Have a great weekend. I'm back to work tomorrow after a nice day off. My back is feeling better today too!



  1. Yay I can't wait for new styles! I checked the other day and there were only two styles and they didn't seem quite what I would wear but I keep checking back waiting for the perfect pair! Congrats on the quitting the lame day job!

  2. Jordan, email me with the types of styles you are looking for!!!{at}gmail{dot}com

  3. beca, this is so exciting! there's no better feeling that knowing you don't have to wake up in the morning and go to a job you dislike. chris has been self-employed (or unemployed depending on who looks at it) since december, and although things get a little tight financially, we make it just fine, because we know that life is too short to do something you hate, and money really is not that important! anyway, long ramble there. so good luck to you guys!

    and are you kidding me? i'd love to blog about your stuff!

  4. Danielle, I will send you a pair asap. Thanks love, you're such a good friend. I wish we were neighbors, or even lived in the same city, because we need a serious puppy play - trampoline - bird kisses - junk food - friend date! <3

  5. you're not kidding; why in the world are we so far away?!? we'd have fun, i know it. i'd bouce you in the air on the trampoline and then fix you mimosas. then you could teach me how to properly bake. hahaha! when we have money for plane tickets, let's plan it.

  6. Hi Beca! Yay, I'm so glad that you guys are making the leap with your handmade business. I really hope for the best for you guys and I'd love to blog about your pieces! Thanks for plugging the book club, too. I hope we can get lots of people interested!

  7. i AM SOOO EXCITED AND HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH!!!! i fell in love with his glasses from the very start and thanks to them, i gave my husband a one of a kind birthday gift! I have been wanting to blog about his creation SINCE THEN, but was afraid to spoil my husband's present but now that the day has passed, i'm bursting at the seams!!! ;) i plan to blog about it so HECK YA! count me in and know that i had already planned on blogging as you know ;)

    heart shaped sunglasses?! OMG, i can't wait! you should prob already reserve me a pair ;) ha!

    i have been looking forward to the book club... hurray!!!

    this post made me all kinds of happy/excited! CHEERS to you and your family! <3

  8. Woohoo, what an exciting adventure!! Wishing you guys all the best!!
    I missed you on the front page, that's awesome!

  9. Heart shaped glasses = true love. make sure you let us know when they're available. Want!

  10. Hello! I'm visiting from FRECKLED NEST! I'm in love with the Book Club idea and I've already requested it from my Library! I'm always looking for bloggers who share a love of reading! Happy Memorial Day!

  11. Loooove them! And congrats!


  12. Oh, lovely sunglasses! (Frekcled Nest sent me here :D)