Hello, All! We hope August was good to you! Our’s went fast, and was not the “down time” that we anticipated or needed. Instead, we might have been busier than ever. However, we learned a lot about our business, what we really love to do and what we want to focus on in the future.
When we started this business/blog, we knew it would be a combination of things – DIY projects, recipes, entertainment and party ideas, and other ways to inspire our readers. We certainly hope that we’ve done that. But we felt that we needed a better focus. And so we set out to find out just what that “focus” was. After meetings with friends, and business associates, we did figure it out and we are thrilled and can’t wait to share that with you. Stay tuned to learn more about it. It’s coming very soon!
The first of August, I left my career of seven years as a Program Consultant for a physical education curriculum company to pursue my business here at Simply Tangerine. I also needed to be a little more available to my children as they started kindergarten and preschool.
I removed the training wheels from my daughter’s bike and my husband taught her how to ride. He also taught her how to play golf - my personal fave, and even bought her a set of pink golf clubs!!! We also took part in one of America’s favorite past times, baseball, and watched the Yankee’s beat the Padres. I loved it more than the Padres fans I was with, but I got to see Mariano Rivera pitch one of his last games before he retires. He’s the best closer in baseball!
Before school began, we took the kids to Disneyland for a couple of days. It was so much fun. I never understood why people wait for their children to be of a certain age to do that, but I think I get it now. It’s actually more fun for you to watch the children’s reactions when they see their favorite characters or go on the infamous Disney rides. It was a blast and I can’t wait to go back!
In July, I entered myself and Dawn into a contest to go to New York for the launch of Bethenny Frankel’s new daytime talk show. The contest was to tell them in less than 300 words why you’re her biggest fan! If you’ve read our story or know anything about us, this business was founded while sipping Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka. I’ve been watching Bethenny since her days on Martha Stewart’s Apprentice. And I’ve read her books. So, when the marketing group that was running the contest contacted me, Dawn and I were together and we explained to them just how much we admired Bethenny’s drive and persistence to pursue her dreams. And we could identify with her entrepreneurial spirit! She told us that this could be the one and only call we would get, or we could be hearing from the show. The next call we got was from the show, telling us that we won! We were together again when we got the great news, and we had to put them on hold so that we could scream! We were so excited!
And stay tuned to see what the next phase of Simply Tangerine is. We’re back and we’re excited!