I can't remember a time when Valentine's Day was a particularly romantic holiday for me. Hubs and I usually stay home and avoid the restaurant swarms, and now that our income has been cut back so much we can't afford flowers marked up 100%. BH (Before Hubs) I rarely had a date on V-Day unless I had a current boyfriend, and before that I was always working in my parents' shop.
Oh how life comes full circle sometimes, eh? Yesterday felt kinda like high school/junior college all over again, but in a really good way! In an effort to kick off my new business venture I plastered flyers all over town and emailed and Facebooked everyone I know to let them know about the Valentine's Day balloon bouquets I was selling. To be honest, word of mouth worked a lot better than the flyers (I only got one sale from them), but in the end it was a BIG success!! I even got an order for a ton of balloons for a local restaurant. The owner remembered me from the days my parents had their party store and she was really happy with the balloons I did for her. It almost feels like I'm in business or something!
After a full busy day, Hubs and I celebrated VD by getting takeout from Macaroni Grill and watching "Arthur." Then I promptly passed out at 10:30 and slept for 11 hours.
I can't wait to get started working on the next leg of this venture! I may have a storefront in the not-too-distant future... :)