This blog post is about two weeks overdue. If you’re one of my regular readers, I’m sure you see a reoccurring theme. I have not been “on my shit”. Much of the reason for my neglect and belatedness is due to the production of my business’ first public event and the subsequent onslaught of fatigue and diminished brain functionality. The idea to do this came to be in October, so I didn’t have much time to make it happen. There were lots of sleepless nights, uncertainty, and about a week of the “bubblies” due to pre-event nervousness and anxiety. Once the event was over, I realized it was all worth it and I can’t wait to do it again.
The week before the event was filled with the most worrying and taxing days of this production process. Although the site was getting hits and I was receiving emailed inquiries I still didn’t have as many pre-registered kids as I would have liked. So I went “H.A.M” in old-school fashion like record label street-teams in the 90s. I made sure flyers were everywhere. Simultaneously, I had vendors pulling out at the last minute and the weather wasn’t looking quite favorable the day of the event. Although the event was indoors, weather always plays a part in turnout. I should’ve lost weight that week, but because I’m emotional eater I gained. FML, seriously!
Four years ago, my best friend since the age of 11 was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and subsequently breast cancer. Her diagnosis sent me through a range of emotions, including what could have been done to prevent this atrocity. She was far too young, 32 at the time, and practically healthy. After a double mastectomy, she emerged through her treatment victorious and is now cancer free! She got a brand new pair of beautifully perky C-cup breasts with her original nipples (that’s kind of like a big deal). Her breast are like Juliet’s statue in Verona, I want to rub them for good luck! They are some gorgeous boobs!
Since then she has become an avid organic consumer and researches anything she puts in and/or on her body. She’s no longer my binge buddy when I’d like to drown my anxiety in anything deep fried or cheese covered, meh. One of her main concerns was deodorant. Since a connection between deodorant and breast cancer has been discovered she switched to all-natural deodorant. She’d tried several but either they did well as an antiperspirant but not a good odor blocker or vice versa. When I learned that Jena Scaccetti, the fabulous fashion designer, was starting an all-natural line of cosmetics with her deodorant being the first item I had to get a sample for my friend (and myself of course…she can’t have the best boobs AND deodorant!)
I was so excited when the sample arrived that I immediately took a shower so I could test it out. This was my first experience with an all-natural deodorant so I had nothing to compare it to. My first impression of the deodorant was the fragrant aroma of lavender and eucalyptus. A smell that brings me blissful recollections of my late night henna mixing sessions. I always wished I could bottle that smell up and bask in it, and now I can! I can smell like the little boho nymph I’ve always aspired to be! My armpits were happy! My friend tried it and loved the smell as well. But what she loved more was the face that it worked! She was thrilled that she finally had the perfect combination of smell and odor blocking efficacy.
The Agent Nateur site launched last week and you can now purchase the deodorant for your own “holi(stick)” joy! Click here to order just in time for the holidays! It’s also the perfect gift for your organic loving bestie!
About a week and a half ago, pardon my promptness-challenged post I promise to do better in 2015, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Atlanta Business RadioX's Mompreneur show! I shared the spotlight with some phenomenal women who all spoke on how they balance being a mompreneur while managing a family. It was an encouraging hour of laughter and inspiration. Thank you for having me and giving me the opportunity to meet such amazing mamas!
Click here to listen to the interview and learn more about the ladies!
I am so super excited about the Holiday Shoppe! This event is based on my childhood memories of shopping for gifts for my family during the holidays.
Hey y’all! I’m Janelle, a Mother (of a tween son) and Hustler (blogger, owner of Joonie & Jake's Children's Events, and a Contract Manager) who is a New Orleans native but currently resides in Atlanta. Follow me as I chronicle my journey and attempt to balance motherhood and multiple hustles.
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