I’m excited to introduce this unique business to you: Mindy Mae’s Market!
We are two gals with a penchant for finding, making and buying amazing things…that is if we get past the buying part. We are addicted to the latest crafting trends but not to the price tags. Our quest to bring beauty to all brought us to the realization that bulk is cheaper. We can’t buy bulk on our own. (Our husbands will KILL us!) So, we are trying to make new friends that want to endeavor after the same crafts we do (and others- we are open to YOUR ideas,too!) while we spend less, accrue less and create more!
We started as a means of bringing foot traffic through a local builder’s model homes. Our area is full of local artisans and vendors that had very limited opportunity to showcase their work. We united the two concepts and Mindy Mae’s Market came to fruition. We’ve enjoyed getting to know vendors and being a part of the “creative crowd” as a business.
We noticed some trends in this crowd. Trend One: We think we can re-create everything. As folks walked around our boutiques and showcases we would hear, “I can do that,” or “I bet I could do that for less money”. Trend Two: It’s rare that we EVER DO those things. Insert here whatever reason that that is: money, time, talent, ability, patterns, etc. Trend Three: When we DO create these things we generally accumulate way more product(s) to justify the expense. We then have to:1)store these items 2)give them to every neighbor we know 3) attempt to sell them in some other way. This is all because we wanted to save a couple of dollars on an item we wanted in the first place. So now, instead of saving a couple bucks you’ve spent more, time, effort and frustration than you ever anticipated –if you even complete the item. This is how Mindy’s Minute Market was born.
We’ve decided to end the madness. We want people to be able to DO things themselves and ONLY as much or as little as they want to. That’s why it’s Mindy’s MINUTE Market. It can go two ways: minute as in small amounts or minute because that’s how long ittakes to make a purchase! We will follow trends on websites and blogs. Then we’ll take those trends and break them down in to affordable, manageable pieces.MMM will sell those pieces at a sane price and post ideas along with them. OR we will find vendors willing to sell at wholesale prices- or vendors getting out of the “biz” and sell their stuff, too. We want to quit being craft supply hoarders.We want to actually complete the projects we have committed to and we bet you can relate. Think of us providing a public service to all craft supply junkies.Your husbands will thank us.
They’re offering something really cool. I’ll let them explain:
For our Giveaway we’d love to offer you a ONE MONTH SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE. What does this mean to you? Well, anytime we put up an item and meet our ‘quantity quota’ – you get that item SHIPPED to you free of charge! This means craft supplies in just the right quantity to try something new, find a new fad or design some new décor! This means you get everything our sponsored crafters get- without any commitment, contract or timeline! PLUS we’ll be sending you any other goodies and jewelry pieces we feature that have overages from orders during that two week period! This means free stuff with the approximate value of $100 at Mindy’s Minute Market- $215 Retail!!! Things like custom stamps, tulle,chicken wire, diy custom chalkboard paint kits, finials, magnets, buttons, ribbon,corks, etc., etc., etc.- with ideas for how to use them!
So how do you win this cool and unique prize?
Here are four ways to enter the giveaway (one entry per activity):
- Visit Mindy Mae’s Market (Mindy’s Minute Market), then leave a comment here with the design you’d choose. one entry.
- Visit Mindy Mae’s blog, become a follower and/or leave a comment there. one entry each.
- Visit Mindy Mae’s Market’s’ Facebook page and if you’d like, “Like it” — and then leave a comment here letting me know you visited. one entry.
- Share this giveaway — leave a comment to let me know how you did. one entry per way.
I’ll choose the winner next Monday, and close the giveaway at midnight (MST) Sunday night.
(Also, they asked me to mention: Interested in being a sponsored crafter? Have tutorials you’d like to get paid to showcase? Have items you can sell at wholesale prices? Let them know! )
Thanks for stopping by!
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