Just Cracking Up…


…at the way our world works!

I've been super busy getting samples for June classes finished, refining my “Twenty Pages In A Day” class to get prepared for the third time I'll be teaching it, and changing the way I do business. Literally. I am changing the way I do my classes and kits (on the back end, so it won't affect what you're getting in classes – you'll just get more for your money I hope) so I filed a Fictitious Business Name with the County and got a city Home Based Business License (since I make kits at home and have a home office, I figured out this was the way to go). Not even 12 hours after I did all that, on a Friday, I started getting phone calls on Saturday all through the weekend and then a torrential downpour of phone calls today…all wanting to talk to the “owner of Hydrangea Hippo” and sell me insurance, newspaper filing for my business name, some I don't know what they were calling about because they would not tell me what company they were from and called from blocked or private numbers, someone from the BBB called wanting me to join…how on earth do people start “real” businesses, the brick and mortar kind where you're working on a space to get it ready to open, hiring, and all that amidst the barrage of phone calls? The last guy to call today was kind enough to let me know he purchased a list from the County with my name and phone number on it. Sheesh. These really must be hard times if the County is that quick to make a buck selling my name that they only got on FRIDAY!! If only all government functions moved that quickly.

So since I have been constantly interrupted by phone calls today, I have nothing to show you. Until tomorrow…hopefully you're creating and enjoying some:

Happy Crafting!!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “Just Cracking Up…

  1. Oh poop! I think its wrong if you are legally bound to supply info to a government body – that they have the disrespect to sell that info!! Hope the calls trail off to a manageable amount and you get to play again soon!

    Posted on May 19, 2009 at 6:42 am
  2. Wow, if we could only get that kind of response with Classes and crops, ha! Unplug it girlfriend. Put the phone in your car. Let it ring(unless I am calling you, of course, hehe.

    Posted on May 19, 2009 at 5:30 pm
  3. that happened to me when i filed FBN for the Scrap Bucket. imagine the funny calls i got for THAT!!!

    Posted on May 19, 2009 at 7:17 pm
  4. Know what ya mean….It STILL get calls & I’ve had my FNL for five years!

    Posted on May 20, 2009 at 2:18 pm