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Hey, hey, hey!

Hey, hey, hey! My famous 3 words I often use and many no that when they hear these words it’s most likely me popping into your newsfeeds live. So this weeks blog I’m just going to share what I was up to last week.

It was a very wet week, but I didn’t let that dampen my sparkle, as I always say, it’s not rain it’s glitter falling from the sky! I like to turn most things into a positive if I can, it makes you feel better don’t you agree?

So last weeks was filled with so many things. First my monthly subscription slot payments were taken and it was also lovely to see some new customers sign up too……..don’t forget if you’ve not joined the VIP subscription Facebook group and you’ve got a subscription then click the link as I share sneaky peeps and sometimes have a giveaway and my subscribers share what scents they loved the most and I also share which scents make it to my list before I share with anyone else

https://www.facebook.com/groups/896339447450635/?ref=share

Once subscribers payments have cleared its then all about printing all their orders off, finalising my numbers and making a start on getting the wax made for these, this has actually started today, I did switch a scent from this months box for another as it’s one I couldn’t hold off on as it smells just amazing…….well they all do to be honest.

I also started getting ready to launch a new side of my business my branded clothing range……yes you heard right i now have my own clothing range that I make up all the artwork, cut it and then print it using a heat press. All clothing I offer is printed using quotes I love or I’ve altered to make them my own and of course my trademarked heart is added to each one too. I’ve been testing these since last year, making sure I perfected ow I printed them so I was happy before I launched, believe me at the start I was like……what have I done? 🤣 but it was just a few silly mistakes I made, but hey, that how you learn right? In between all this getting ready to launch I was still making wax and also getting customers orders out too. I have a nice little system going now which means my turn around much quicker and more organised. I did say to myself at the start of this year I wanted more organisation in my life to make my working day flow much easier and I’ve cracked it already. You’d think after 5 years in business I’d already be organised, but no I wasn’t as organised as I thought I was and a few little changes has made a massive difference.

Last week some of you may have seen I set up a new Instagram account to, this was so I could show off all my clothing orders and hopefully reach out to many new customers, as not everyone melts wax so I felt another account was a must and boy has it paid off! I created my account and at first called it LIWL Branded Clothing and it jut didn’t sit right with me, I felt it felt boring and not very inviting so I had a look at it and thought what am I trying to do? I’m trying to add a bit of sparkle to everyone’s life so that’s what I named it LIWL Sparkle. Now some of you may think, how do we no what she’s selling? Good point! Well here’s why I did it…………so you see an account in your feed, it says LIWL Branded Clothing and some instantly think I don’t want clothing, but then you see an account called LIWL Sparkle and you wonder what it’s about so you click on it and then think, oh I love this, I love how she’s put her quotes in her own range and then people engage more and start to comment and then make a purchase. Once they see who I am and what my business is about they are more likely to want to come back to visit my account. It’s not always about saying what your business is, I mean look at my Little Ideas With Love name…….now look at how many customers buy from me and my name doesn’t say what I do it only tells them it’s full of love and they remember me. You’ve always got to think outside the box and carefully pick the right name as a name can change everything. Since changing my clothing range name it’s changed many things and all for the better. I don’t want my new account to be all about selling I want people to enjoy reading what I’ll share, a place I can share quotes daily, a place I can hopefully make someone smile if they see me in their feed. Why not follow me if you aren’t already?  https://instagram.com/liwl_sparkle?igshid=motoayzeyqf9 you can also follow me on my main account too.

My working week is Monday to Friday, I try and stick to these times as I have a family and home to look after and even us business owners need a little break. I don’t really have set hours, as when you work for yourself you’ve got all your social media to run, stock to order, stock to make, orders to pack and then there’s the accounts and many other things too, but I am very strict with myself and don’t reply to messages outside my ‘normal’ working hours which I lock my workshop door between 4pm-5pm depending on what day it is, I aim to reply to messages during work hours, sometimes it may take me a few days to get through them, but what I love the most is that you can ask questions in my Facebook group and either my admin team or my customers can probably answer them.

Right it’s 18.30pm and I’m rambling now and I’ve the table to clear from tea and then the kitchen to clean, then I’ve washing to do, my accounts and I think I’ll leave the ironing till tomorrow…….I ironed yesterday so I’m not sure where my new ironing piles come from 🤦‍♀️ Lol.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my blog tonight, a bit different than normal, but sometimes I think it’s good to share with you something I’ve been doing and what’s new or what’s coming up. If there’s something you’d like to see me blog about please comment and let me no as I’d like to give you something you love to read and why not let you guys decide that.

I hope you have an amazing sparkly evening and……..happy melting!

‘’love

Rachel…..x

 

How to keep up to date on whats happening!

LIWL Newsletter Sign Up

How to keep up to date on whats happening!

Are you signed up for my newsletter? If the answers yes then thats great, but since December I’ve sent out several newsletters and many haven’t even opened them. Do you remember back in May 2018 when GDPR came in and i sent out a newsletter stating that if you didn’t click the link and agree to receiving further newsletters from me you’d no longer receive them? This is because this was a legal email every business had to send out to their newsletter signups and if you didn’t respond then you opted out. Only 47.7% opened it, 8 unsubscribed as that meant they no longer wanted to receive an email and the rest just didn’t open it, this means those who didn’t open it will no longer receive my emails.

My newsletters are there to inform you of whats going on, when you sign up for these its because you want to be able to see whats happening first and to also make sure you don’t miss out on maybe new products, a one off discount code, free postage maybe…….it could be anything! If you’ve not received an email off me lately, then you’ll need to sign up with me again. I have started to remove inactive accounts who haven’t opened an email off me in the last 12 months. You may wonder why i do this? Well it free’s up space for someone who would like to read my newsletters, i only get so much space before I’m charged for sending them, so to me its a little bit of a waste having someone on my list who hasn’t opened it in 12 months. Now there could be several reasons why they haven’t opened it, no longer use that email, put me in their spam folder or marked it not to receive newsletters on what news I’ve got to share. On Friday 14th February i sent out a newsletter offering 12% off orders for the weekend only. Only 31.4% of this signed up opened the email, some who opened it took advantage of the discount as it was one of the highest I have given in a long time and it was a one off too, more of a test to see who would open the email. So my message i want to get out today is…….if you sign up for a newsletter with any company, open it no matter what the head line might say as you just never know what might be hidden inside that email.

Please click the link https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/newsletter-signup/

only if you wish to receive my newsletters. Once you sign up an email will be sent to you straight away to confirm you’ve requested this, you must confirm as if you don’t the system wont add you to the mailing list. Im going to be sharing more and more via my newsletter and also my blog too as have you every thought how would you communicate with me if all social media went down? Now i would communicate through my newsletter and blog and when i blog you too can leave a comment so if for example you had a question about something on my blog you could ask me and then i would respond and it could also answer someone else’s question too. The power of blogging can be very helpful and i really want more and more of my customers to see each Monday I’m blogging, some weeks i may blog more if I’ve something important to share, its always viewable and a great way to be able to get hold of me too.

Make a note in your diary for every week to checkout what I’ve shared and leave me a comment too. I really want to reach out to so many through blogging and with your help this will be possible.

 

I hope you all have a great day and your week ahead is full of sparkle. Don’t forget its half term so I’m taking a few days off this week so dispatch times are currently at 6 working days, this excludes weekends.

 

Happy melting!

 

Rachel….x

Pillow Mist

Pillow Mist Sleepeeze

Need help relaxing once you go to bed? Then please read my blog and i’ll tell you how my new sleepeeze pillow mist range will help you. I also sell all 4 fragrances in wax pods too and using both together really do help. The feedback I’ve had from my customers is really good and as the weeks go by hopefully more and more of my customers will leave a review on the website to let others know what they think of my pillow mist. Everything is handmade by me Rachel here at LIWL HQ, i always research and test my product thoroughly before ever releasing anything, i take so much pride in everything i create giving you not only top quality products, but products that really are made with so much love.

https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/liwl-sleepeeze-pillow-mist-spray/

LIWL Sleepeeze Pillow Mist Spray

New to LIWL fragranced sleepeeze sprays!

My sleepeeze  sprays are pretty new to my website, each one is made as your order comes in. I’ve made them up using my sleepeeze fragrances so that these can be sprayed on your pillow at night time before you go to sleep. The contents is a milky liquid,  every bottle comes with a tamper proof seal, please do not open this and break the seal as it’s protecting the contents. Please keep away from children and pets and store out of children’s way. All liquids can be dangerous if given to children and we can’t stress enough how important it is to not let your children use the sprays. Once the spray is empty you can place the bottle in your recycle bin. We can’t refill bottles sorry.
Make sure before use you always shake the bottle so that the base and fragrance mix together giving you the best from our pillow sprays. Please do not spray on your skin! If spray goes in your eyes rinse with cold water and seek medical help.

DO NOT STORE YOUR BOTTLE ON POLISHED SURFACES, BOTTLES MUST BE PLACED ON A MAT OR IN A CUPBOARD. PLEASE ALWAYS WIPE YOUR BOTTLE AFTER EACH USE.

 

Please note this photo is for illustration purposes only, this listing is for one spray only, to receive multiple sprays please select your quantity. This isn’t suitable for use on children’s pillows under the age of 5. Please note it’s not a product to make you sleep it’s a product to help you relax on a night time before bed. 

 

 

Safety Instructions

  • please do a test patch first before using fully on your upholstery, do not use on leather
  • can be used in your home on your curtains and sofa, but please do a test patch first.
  • perfect for spraying onto your pillow on an evening before you go to bed. I would recommend once you’ve sprayed one or two squirts you leave it to dry before going to bed, so spray your pillow 30 mins before you get into bed.
  • please shake bottle before use for best results
  • keep away from children and pets.
  • spray away from you
  • if you accidentally spray in your eyes, rinse the, with cold water and seek medical help
  • the bottle comes with a tamper proof fastening, if this seal is opened at anytime please discard the bottle
  • contents are liquid based and the bottle should only be sprayed by an adult only.
  • not recommend on children’s pillows under the age of 5.

we’ve many other products to fragrance your room from wax pods to reed diffusers there’s something for every home.

The bottles are 50ml and brown in colour, this is to keep the contents from being seen as the mixture when its been shaken is milky in colour and the bottle also protects the contents to. Bottles come with a tamper proof seal and we advise that you don’t try and unscrew this as the seal needs to be kept sealed and also kept out of reach of children. Please do not let your children use this product, its safe to use on their pillows, but an adult must spray this and i would suggest just one spray on your child’s pillow and i wouldn’t advise using this on children’s pillow under the age of 5. If using on a child’s pillow please just do a tiny test for the first night, id spray a tiny amount on their bed sheet first.

Beautiful hand crafted wax melts poured straight from the heart!

Subscription Monthly Themed Surprise Boxes

Monthly Surprise Subscription Box

Subscription Monthly Themed Surprise Boxes

Due to very popular demand between me and my website designer……well more him really we’ve set up the subscription that you can now signup to receive my monthly themed surprise boxes! this means you’ve no more stress of waiting for them to go live and every month you can sit back and relax and wait for the box to arrive. https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product/monthly-surprise-box-subscription/

So how does it work i hear you all say?

Simply click on the link which will take you to the subscriptions, purchase your first one and then every month your payment will be taken from your card and i’ll send your themed box out. so for example if you sign up before the end of this month November you’ll receive the Christmas Eve box in December, then your December payment will come out and you’ll then receive my January themed surprise box and so on and so on until you give us a 30 day notice to cancel. you can cancel at anytime, but please note this is a 30 days cancelation period. So for example if you sign up on the 12th of the month, your following payment will come out the following month on the 12th and so on and so on.

Each theme is different and whats in side the boxes is a surprise, but i always pick mainly new scents and from time to time you may receive a couple of scents in your box thats from my scent list. the boxes are £22.99 plus postage and they are always packed full of goodness!

 

I’m known for my boxes and before i had this option they always flew out within the hour of going live and at the moment I’m offering 80 each month, but if they become more popular i will offer more. If signing up for the subscriptions not for you, then i will be adding a few ready to buy on the website on the 1st of each month, but these will be priced slightly higher and there will be very limited numbers as most will have been purchased through the subscription listing.

Be sure to checkout my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/ and my wax group https://www.facebook.com/groups/850232061701698/ to see what many of my customers say about my themed surprise boxes!