I am so honored to be asked by Claire to guest post here on the PolkaDot Pretties Blog. I love visiting her blog daily to keep up on what she is sharing and what other followers are commenting on.
A bit about me. . .
I always describe myself as quirky human recipe, “a gal with a teaspoon of spunk, a dash of class, and a pinch of wit!” I have a full-time custom party business with a party shop on Etsy called Pinwheel Pretties.
“>This year I am getting ready to make some big business changes and a major party shop website launch, so come join me on my blog to get some helpful party planning advice and to keep up with all the big changes coming soon to Pinwheel Pretties.
I am also an event planner in my home of Kansas City and head up a large social group called Kansas City Culture with over 200 members. I organise, with a team of volunteers, two large fundraisers a year with all the proceeds going back to a local host charity within our Kansas City community. I also donate one full party package every month to a family in need. I would love for Claire’s followers to nominate a family in need. You can read more about that and how to nominate a family at my “About Me” page of my blog.
I am a loyal University of Oklahoma Boomer Sooner (my college team), Kansas City Chiefs football and Royals Baseball fan. I have been married to a wonderful man and the love of my life, Gary, who is currently serving a one year tour of duty stateside at Fort Stewart, near Savannah, Georgia. Its been tough being away and knowing I won’t have him home on a permanent basis until next September. He was gone for about 8 months last year for his Jag officer training and as soon as I got him back, the Army took him away again. Although, I do miss him so much, I am lucky that he is not serving overseas in the war and I do get to talk to him on the phone almost every day and he tries to travel home every six to eight weeks. Yaaaaaaahhhhh. . . he is home now and I got him home this week on Valentine’s Day! That was the best Valentine’s Day present for me!
My party designs are all custom made to order and I have many repeat customers every year and they always know that they will get something completely different every year for their little one’s party. I don’t just make pinwheels, although it is my most popular selling item, I also design and create banners, cake buntings, cupcake toppers, pom pom garlands, party and wedding guest favors and so much more. This year I started offering custom digital paper printing options for more color and theme selections for my customers.
I have also started a weekly link party on Fridays on my Pinwheel Pretties blog that starts at midnight that runs all weekend long. I felt that Etsy sellers where being excluded from the many link parties and wanted to devote my link party, Everything Etsy, to help sellers promote their shops. Although, technically, its not just for Etsy sellers – you can come link up too right now and add your DIY home improvement, craft projects, and share something from your blog that you think would be helpful for others. Come link up now at Pinwheel Pretties Everything Etsy Weekend Link Party
Thank you Jill, I think Jill’s idea of donating a Party Package to a family in need is a really great idea!! So if you know of a family, please head over to Jill’s blog and let her know! Lets help to put a smile on those families faces!!