Marketing! Marketing! And, More Marketing!!

Check out our event promotional flyers. These babies are slowly coming off the printer and will be hanging lovely in coffee shops, thrift and consignment stores and outdoor bulletin boards across the Maryland, DC and Virginia areas.

We’re so excited about this event, the line up of vendors and can hardly wait to hang our “Let’s Shop” signs.

 

Look for the Signage!!

As I prepare for the Yours/ Mine Secondhand Shopping Soiree (YMSSS) kickoff event; my efforts are very much engrossed in marketing. So, last week, Friday, I moseyed on over to Pinterest and found some great Do It Yourself (DIY) ideas using Modge Podge. As a self proclaimed crafter, I had several bottles and cans of modge podge at home, so I only needed to grab a few more items to create the perfect DIY outdoor event signage.

Since this event, is on the low cost to no cost side of things, I decided to go dumpster diving and found a HUGE, poster size cork board that I knew would be perfect! As for images, I printed several free images from the internet that I felt captured the essence of the event.

Well, based on the inspirational pieces from Pinterest, it appears I was fully equipped to start making something fabulous. With a clear head and a fresh cup of coffee, I woke up early Sunday morning, gathered my supplies and headed to the patio where I was able to make this beautiful creation. This piece is going to look very inviting hanging outside of the event venue. Do you DIY? What are some of the best DIY things you’ve made?

Press and Vendor Passes!

We have official passes. Check out our vendor and press passes for the event. This weekend, I will be preparing vendor kits for mailing in the next few weeks. Vendor kits will include a name badge, vendor agreement form, and item tags.  If you’re interested in serving as a vendor, please email secondhandthrifting@gmail.com. It’s not too late. I, personally, can’t wait to finish clearing out my closet to earn a few bucks and make someone fashionably happy!

Formally Mine – Soon to be yours!

This weekend, I did a photo shoot with my nine month old daughter and had a blast. I wanted to do a side by side photo of me in my third trimester of pregnancy and her at 9 months and call it “9 Months Later”. After the shoot was over, I told myself that I no longer have a need for this maxi dress. Its officially at the Dry Clean Depot in preparation to be sold at the August event. I’m throwing in this peachy/tan wooden necklace as well. It’s not an official maternity dress, but I wore it as one for these two shoots. This dress is GREAT condition – only worn for photoshoots!

A Little Birdie Said……..

A little birdie said that there will be live tweeting at the event – and, that little birdie is correct. We’ve secured and registered the hashtag #YMSSS which stands for Yours Mine Secondhand Shopping Soiree to be used to spread the word about the event. While we’ve made arrangements to share the event love via Twitter while shopping, we also encourage individuals to spread the love before the event using the hashtag. Tweet away! You never know, we may feel generous and give a gift to our biggest tweeter. Stay tuned!