Monday, December 3, 2012


Wow, it's been years since my last entry.....
A lot has happened and changed in my life.  I stopped working at home for a while and focused on taking care of my daughter.  My daughter is now in kindergarten and found some free time for a part job.

My new fun work-at-home venture is doing some social marketing for my New York-based fashion designer friind.  I am helping in promoting her brand through Facebook and other social websites.

Please LIKE her Facebook Fan page
Cecilia de Bucourt cdbstore dress

Cecilia de Bucourt cdbstore dress

Cecilia de Bucourt cdbstore dress

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Perfect Wintery Rainy Day with My Daughter

One of the best advantage of working at home is the joy and opportunity to have fun with my daughter.  A very boring and gloomy day turned out to be fun.  My almost 2 1/2 year old Shirin was so happy to pose for mommy for some fun and playful time.
Shirin pretending to call Daddy in the phone.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Preparing our Family Holiday Greeting Card Photos

We had a great day today.   My whole family drove upstate New York to Croton Dam and took some photos for our annual holiday greeting cards.

Monday, October 5, 2009

October 5, 2009: Multi-Tasking Again

Just like what happened last week, I've been working on many existing projects.  I had a wonderful relaxing weekend with my family and I feel recharged to start another week.  Here are the updates:

Took pictures of some new crystals from my friend.  I will be selling these wonderful crystals soon both on my etsy shop and my own online shop.  I should be able to start posting them before the end of this week.
Working with Rakel and John from Ingero to finish my website.  I went over the content and items that would be available in my store: Czech Glass Beads, Pearls, Crystal, Gemstones, Handmade Beaded Chains, Wholesale Shop, Jewelry, and Findings.  I also had to write down introduction, policies, and other customer service related issues.

Mother-Daughter Project
My Mom sent me some fabric swatches that she wanted to sell online.  I picked up some styles for my mom, so she could purchase some sample yardage today.  I will receive those samples by next week, then I could photograph the fabrics.  I have to help my mom figure out a name, setup a paypal account, setup her etsy shop, and more.  This is our first major collaboration together that's why this is really special to me.  I'm glad to be able to do this with my mother even we are miles apart.

New Home-Based Business Venture
I got my business starting kit today.  I will start using the products tomorrow and will document it on my blog.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Business of Multi-Tasking

I'm doing so many things these days that has been very rewarding and exciting.  Many business decisions to make and reevaluate the success of my home business.

Here are my current projects:
  • Finally working on launching my own website:  I will be selling more varieties of beads like czech beads, pearl, crystals and semi precious stones.  Creating your own website is very difficult but I got some help from Ingero, who designed and will host my site.  A lot of work is involve, but I am definitely ready to branch out on my own website.
  • Starting a business venture with my mother from the Philippines.  We will be selling apparel fabrics at etsy in the next 3 or 4 weeks.  My mother, a very successful business women, is my hero and inspiration.  Since leaving my country 11 years ago to pursue my studies in fashion marketing and design, my mother and I been brainstorming how we could start and mother-daughter business.  We decided to collaborate on this so we could do something together.  We might even start a clothing line in the future.
  • A very close friend --who happens to be a bead supplier-- and I will partner up to help sell her inventories in my etsy shop and in my new upcoming online shop.  I got some samples today, so I could photograph them and start listing them at  I will also sell her pearls in my new online shop very soon.
  • My best friend Jas and I will temporarily stop taking custom orders on our clothing shop at  Jas is expecting her first child this month.
  • Started a home-based business with my friend since grade school.  I've been reading and studying more about this new business venture.  My instinct tells me that this will be very successful.  I will try the products next week and experiment if they are effective.  I've shares this business opportunity to many of my family and friends, and many are interested to start this business with me too.  Made a lot of phone calls, emails and text messages.
As you can see a lot of my projects involve either my family or friends.  I am fortunate to be surrounded by many successful, motivated, adventurous, and exciting people.  They are very influential and supportive on everything I want to accomplish.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Stay at Home Moms: We are not alone

I came across an interesting discussion in the etsy forum the other day and I would like to share them with you.  It's really wonderful to know that a lot of individuals out there are having the same experiences like me.  I don't feel so alone.  Juggling everything from housework, children and my small home-based business is really difficult but very rewarding.

Here is the link to the forum