June 21, 2010

Coming From Where I'm From - EAOC Collective Blogging Event/Giveaway

EAOC is a global collective of minority artisans who sell on Etsy.com, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling unique arts and crafts and, of course, you know I have a store on Etsy - lol

Anyway, today's post is in connection with the EAOC blogging event titled 'Coming Where I'm From' ...

Coming where I'm from - which was a household filled with one of the most entrepreneurial- minded people I know - my mother. She has been in every type of own-your-own-business venture there is - just to name a few -- Mary Kay, Amway, Avon, Scriptures - vitamins and lotion, Melaleuca, Pampered Chef, Herbal Life, YTB, Isagenix, Internet cell phone sales, Acia Berry Monavie, her very own business Elite Administrative Services and now her latest, My Organic Acres and YourNIGHT.com -and believe me there's plenty more - lol

Coming where I'm from - watching my mother work her charismatic magic with each of these businesses, and even reaching high sales with most, must have planted seeds in my brother and I who wore 'Loose Weight Now Ask Me How' buttons to school and passed out various business fliers to our friends on the regular - lol

Coming where I'm from - being surrounded by all types of products and observing my mother's 'one women show' and hearing her repeatedly say "Be your own boss" inevitably led me to start my own business ventures - currently, along with selling my own natural hair products - no doubt with the encouragement from my mother, I am also trying to break into the freelance writing business.

Coming where I'm from - Washington, DC the melting pot of all ethnicities reminds me of the EAOC culture due to the wonderful variety of products made by people from all over the globe. It's wonderful that these products can be found in one place - Etsy.com. So if you haven't checked it out before, be sure to do so. I'm sure you will find some one-of-a-kind treasures :o)

Again, coming where I'm from - going back to my mother's business ventures she would always have something extra - a giveaway of sorts for all her clients and potential clients. Following in her footsteps - for all those who have taken the time to read this post, I am doing another giveaway!!!!!

Simply check out the other EAOC artists listed below - then come back and comment on something you like in their shop or site. As usual, I will randomly pick a name from the comments and the winner will receive a sample -size set of my new Remedy Line from Bobeam Natural Hair Products, which will include a shampoo bar, conditioner and hair tea.

Other EAOC Coming Where I'm From Bloggers

ElectricStorm

Calabash Creations

Painter Girl World

That Crochet Guy

Aku's Ear Ornaments

Wondering Moon

Entering 35th of May

Paris Bohemian Soul

Sydney Austin Designs

Pots and Dishes

Also be sure to check out EAOC on Facebook

Peace and Blessings...

8 comments:

Storm1 said...

wow! your Mom sounds like mine!
very cool that she inspired you to go into business for yourself.

Lisa BTB said...

LOL at you having to wear the lose weight button to school. Sounds like your mom is a great influence on you.

shevon said...

nice! very cool story. My mom was a vitamans seller also!

ChocolateOrchid said...

Wow! How cool. Your Mom is quite the inspiration.

曉薇 said...

支持你!!!期待你的更新!!!相信一定會更好!!!!.................................................................

Lavendar said...

There's so much fabulous artistry to choose from! I could be all day, but I really like MissKArt's Goldenfly oil painting, I lurvvvve all of That Crochet Guy's stuff. Oh my gosh, the brimmed cable cap, newsboy cap, and harvest cocoon sweater are just unreal; I have to wonder if his prices are real...I was scared to order. LOL Calabash Creations "Gina - Woman in Wire" is phenomenal. It's beautiful and inspiring and would make the perfect "just because I love you" girlfriend gift.

慧玲慧玲 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。......................................................................

俊坤戴 said...

一定要保持最佳狀況呦,加油!!!期待你發表的新文章!....................................................................