As a small business owner, I often find myself tasked with things I have to do, which aren’t necessarily the things I want to do. Entering invoices into Quickbooks quickly comes to mind as does the staff schedule :). Recently however, thanks to my amazing team who is making my life easier and better than ever, I’ve been freed up, allowing me time to do the stuff that brings me endless joy.
The past couple of days I’ve been having an absolute ball making cupcake scented Sweet Revenge® candles. I made a couple dozen each of the Pure (Mexican Vanilla) and Fleur De Sel (Salted Caramel). Staff and patrons agree they smell so yummy they wish they could eat them! Thankfully the cupcakes in the pastry case serve as a very opportunistic cross-sell. Over the past year, with a hyper focus in the last couple of months, I’ve made time on my downtime to enjoy researching & procuring fabulous new fragrance oils, learning about fixatives, investigating packaging, reviewing presentation options and measuring and re-measuring my Sweet Revenge for Her Eau de Parfum bottles.
Learning revvvvvvs me up! To educate myself, my go-to sources are youtube for instructional how-to videos. I also check my suppliers’ websites for interesting blogs, videos and new products. I find a lot of inspiration from all of these passionate, expert, and crafty entrepreneurs! My brain jumps into fast forward about all the fantastical Sweet Revenge® home goods, bath & body, jewelry, fashion and cosmetic products I could be making if only I could just do “arts and crafts” for my living. I get a good giggle by joking around about preferring the Sweet Revenge® consumer products business to my restaurant & wine bar. I get caught up in the simplicity, scentsorial components, and the complete independence from staff when I’m making these from scratch. It’s therapeutic and escapist.
I’m excited to tell you I’m working on internationally-inspired home fragrances, a new perfume or two, tinted lip balms & shimmery lip gloss inspired by our bellinis & bubbles and salt & sugar scrubs made with beautiful imported natural ingredients.
I will be updating the online Sweet Revenge Shop soon!