Well it has been a fast 3 weeks since I first got the idea to start this side project of ShopKatertots bowtique that gives back- and it sure has been fun! The entrepreneurial aspect of getting the shop up and running and has been an education - one that is still in progress as I learn more about different POS systems, integrating apps into my shopify storefront, and figure out how to market to moms on social media without completely annoying the rest of my network by filling their newsfeeds with bows and babies :)
The best part of all of this is receiving texts, messages and emails with beautiful photos of customer's gorgeous little girls rocking their bows that give back! My heart fills with joy every time I see their smiling faces - and reflect on how much the sale of each bow means to the 6 families we have already been able to gift warm meals and babysitting to as they endure the daily struggle of NICU life.
Last week, I had a chance to meet one of the families we gifted - and we didn't realize we were in the same room at the MUMs group talk by Sophia Lott on Finding Your Identity in Motherhood until we happened to bring it up in conversation and the joy... no seriously... it was amazing. God works in mysterious ways! We had only communicated through email so it was so nice to finally meet - and by surprise! We both cried and just held eachother - then I took her to the nursery to meet Emerson so she could see that NICU babies do thrive! Her two little boys were born July 2nd and are still at Stanford's NICU but doing better day-by-day please keep them in your prayers, their due date was Saturday and they hope to go home sometime this Fall.
After the very successful launch of our Halloween Bundle last week (we sold out but this weekend I just packaged up some more - amazing gifts for your little pumpkin princess in styles for both babies and girls - just let me know the age at checkout) I have a bunch of new products in-store - like this newborn bundle for little girls! I envision it being adorable for baby shower gifts or even a topper on a bottle of champagne to bring to a new mom! Any thoughts on other items we should branch out to?!