Tuesday, August 5, 2008

a womens work is never done......

I feel like I'm running on empty most days. This last week has been exhausting I thought owning and running a company wasn't going to be this tough.I thought things should get a little easier seeing as though I was closing my stores and have gone into a few larger chains. Let me tell you, between product development making sure everything is perfect from the formula to the product design manufacturing, packaging, then there is distribution, shipping deadlines ect.. I have been going around to each Bay to meet the sales managers and staff. Its hard to let go and trust that the line is being showcased properly and maintained and tidy, there comes a time when you have to let go a little. I do now have reps that are watching over these things, but still there is always so much to do. sometimes staff forget to put shipments out on the floor so for instance at one Bay the table was full of testers someone had forgot to get the product out that was a problem on our end, I need to make sure my reps are on top of these things. All in all The Bays are doing a fantastic job I have met some really great ladies. Iv still got to travel into the prairies and back east to make sure The Bay staff have there product knowledge down. Being a new mommy again and having a 14yr old its one extreme to the other, I'm still up most nights with my little one then working all day, he does travel with me most days, and as for my teenager well that's another story he wants nothing to do with me but I want everything to do with him to keep a watchful eye on him.
And having a relationship after Iv taken care of the kids and the household duties and work well it seems a women's work is never done.....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Yale Town

My Yale Town store is closing my lease is up, Im a little sad but I figued it wasnt fair to compete with my wholesalers and it will be much less of a headach running 2 stores and everything else Im doing. But good news Open Sundaes is not leaving Yale Town Beauty Mark in Yaletown will be carrying my line Sept 1st. So you avid users who have been emailing me re: the closing no worries gals you can still find.

Might I add I LOVE Beauty Mark!!!! The store rocks! Love the unique selection. Anyway thats it for now.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Marciano opening

I went to the Marciano opening in Vancouver Thurs night, I had sponsored the event. All proceeds went to the Arts Umbrella. This is a pic that was mailed to me from the Style Spy gals.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Metro Newspaper

Fiona of Urban Rush and I are on today's edition of the Metro newspaper, the online version can be found here.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Mashiah Vaughn and Jason Dussault on CareersTV

My fiancée, Jason Dussault, and myself are featured on CareersTV as the "Daring Duo" for an entrepreneurship documentary. The video shows our passion for our companies, Open Sundaes and Dussault Apparel.

The link to the video is here:
Mashiah Vaughn and Jason Dussault Daring Duo Video

Left: Mashiah Vaughn (CEO & President)
Right: Amoura Rose (Director of Sales & Marketing)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

A Cute Video - A Puppy Using Open Sundaes

One of our staff made a video, bathing her pet in one of our mini Open Sundaes tub (which we use at the stores to hold our bath bombs). It looks like she is using the Raspberry Sorbet flavor from our line of Open Sundaes body wash! She sent the link to our team from Youtube: