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Week Eight: navigating a failing business

I am promising myself to be nicer. I have written stuff on my mirror (in the top right corner so when I need a reminder, I don't actually have to look at myself) "Value" "1LWater""Walk/Cycle""Bath""One Chapter"I know you're here for the business details, but mental health has a bold tone in all of this, so I didn't want to not address the elephant sitting on my chest. These little mirror reminders are (hopefully) going to allow me to be kind to myself and be obvious reminders of what my body has to have to keep carrying on. I've been forcing myself to take a bath every single night. Warm water helps my joints and the sound of the water is a calm transition...

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Week Seven: navigating a failing business

Sharing this process gets uglier and uglier, but I'm also using this as a timeline for myself. Even if no one reads it, or everyone who reads it is laughing right at me, It's the best benchmark I have for perseverance and commitment to my little business baby. Sunday, November 13 Today sucked. I spent more time sulking in my bed or bathtub  then I did getting much of anything done. I'm just keeping it real, ya'll! I got a few wands made, stayed present in my stories and cut all the bows for the season to sew up samples sometime this week. Nothing is on a strict schedule right now. It's the only way I am being kind to myself- but...

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Week Six: navigating a failing business

I'm gonna be honest with you- This week was an entire blur. I got diagnosed with THREE Auto Immune diseases, placed on multiple medications that have serious side effects and MAN did they knock me out! Sunday, November 6I'm focusing today on just getting computer work done. I sewed for two hours and stopped myself after that. I can cut more tomorrow, but today I sit and plan some shit out! So then I can focus at the sewing desk better. I got 11 tiktoks and reels drafted, 4 posts that'll go to IG and FB and scheduled something every day in my VIP. I also went through and pinned all my new(ish) items and repinned onto boards. I wanted to look into TailWind...

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Week Five: navigating a failing business

  Sunday, October 30I made this my shopping day- I loathe shopping AT craft/supply stores because these are notoriously so behind in technology! I wasted a TON of labor hours doing this! 5.5hrs$0Monday, October 31Listen, I fucking skipped trick-or-treating with my son. That's how depressed I am. Instead, I cut hundreds of pieces of ribbon and assembled wands all night. Hoping that a new product would bring some buzz in my business. Spoiler alert below.. 6.5 or more$0Tuesday, November 1 Okay, by this time I was just pissed. I had slumped back into my workaholic ways, even when it proves to not help. So I made a plan. The plan alone took about an hour which infuriated me. I'm gonna spend an hour a...

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Week Four: Navigating A Failing Business

  Shit's getting real! Sunday, October 23Monday, October 24Tuesday, October 25Wednesday, October 26Thursday, October 27 Friday, October 28Saturday, October 29 Start of October Dorie was somehow a little too optimistic- The oxymoron isn't lost on me. How could I have a sliver of optimism left inside me while doing a series about my failing business?! I'm dealing with such heavy, heavy personal things right now that even the thought of tracking my business hours seems like a giant slap across my cheek! I'm going to leave an ESTIMATE on time I spent solely on Baby Bird as well as the sales, but I really want to encompass just how juggling multiple failing businesses amid personal ruin is really doing to my mental health. Self awareness...

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