Thursday, January 08, 2009

Business Venture #2

Before Christmas, I posted about my entrepreneurial endeavor of making Christmas photo cards for some extra Christmas money. It was fun! Thanks to all those who let me experiment with their cards.
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Another side business that I started last fall was selling Uppercase Living products, which are vinyl designs/expressions you rub onto your wall. Doesn't harm the wall, easy to remove whenever you want (but not reusable). It's an awesome and affordable way to totally change the look of a room. Sizes range from small designs to large quotes. I NEVER thought I would do sales of any kind, because I usually find those parties pressure-filled and not really enjoyable. But I looked at a catalog, fell in love, and found myself ASKING to be invited to more than one party! When I got a catalog and wore it out with puppydog-earing the pages, leaving my coffee mug ring on several pages and even taking it camping to pour over; I was talking it up so much that it started to make sense to think about selling it.

Here's one that Aunt Tara got for Carson's surf theme bedroom.

This is the design that got me started on my obsession. I still love it!


Some people have expressed interest, so I thought I would make a plug. A new catalog with lots of new items was just released, and you can access the entire thing on my website, under "products." If you are quite sure you want to order something and would rather have a hard copy of the catalog to flip through, I could send one to you, but would need to add about $4 to your final total.


These expressions are mainly for walls, but can be used on all solid surfaces. Textured walls work great, and smoother surfaces like glass or wood work even better. There are hundreds of expressions to choose from, but another really popular thing is to create your own design on the website, choosing your own wording, font and color.

If you are interested, my contact information is on my UL website, that I've linked about 5 times in this post. :) If you have questions, feel free to comment on the blog or email me. When I get back, I'm going to host a VIRTUAL PARTY for all my blog readers (that includes all of you silent readers!), so check out the catalog and see if it floats your boat. I can testify (as can Steph, Becky and Sarah) that there are lots of things to choose from and it can be really hard to decide!
You can't place orders online yet, only through me via phone, email or have your own party and get lots of free and discounted stuff!
We are headed out for about 6 days first thing tomorrow morning, so this post will be up for a long time--sorry about that! We're going on a road trip to Northern Cal to meet up with the Lyons. Woohoo! Many pictures to come, I'm sure.

3 comments:

Rory said...

Jen, I think this stuff is really cool and a blog party sounds perfect for my schedule.:) So, can I do this in my rental home? Sounds like there are lots of ideas, lots of phrases...the decision making is a little overwhelming to me (this from a girl who also feels the world of facebook is too much to manage, so take it with a grain of salt). More info, more posts about this please, or maybe I just need to order a catalog?
Rory
Oh and p.s. do I win a prize for longest comment on a blog?:)

Brazenlilly said...

Rory, I would check out the online catalog--it's organized by rooms. Then see if you want a hard copy catalog, and I'll send you one (or bring one up to you and see the baby!) when I get back from our trip.

To answer your question, it would be great for rental--if you are planning to stay a while. It could totally decorate the rooms in a fun way without painting or damaging the walls, but you can't "take it with you." It's not re-usable.

Take your time! I still think it's fun to look. And also? Facebook? DO IT!

Beth said...

Hope you are having fun! I love the stuff I got and I've been saving it for our new place...can't wait to get it up!