We launched Bodacious Biscuit Love in October of 2013. In the following 2 years, we participated in a lot of events. From April through December, our calendar was booked. In addition, for those 2 years, we hosted a Bodacious Yard & Bake Sale at our home. We had one during the Summer months, and the other in the Fall. All the way around, it was a lot of work. Last year, we made some changes. That included events and discontinuing our Bodacious Yard & Bake Sale.
As quoted from a blog column I wrote at Our Bodacious Dog Mom Life...
"As our family got bigger, it became more difficult to participate in events and host our yard and bake sale. With 2 special needs kids, being away from home for more than a few hours wasn't an option. Also, the stress during the 2 week preparation for the yard and bake sale, and the day of, was too stressful on our kids."
In 2016, the only event we participated in was Whiskers In Wonderland. It was our 3rd year participating in this incredible event. And, we will continue to etch this event in granite.
Here it is...2017. On March 2nd, our family got a little bit bigger. We had no plans on participating in any events except Whiskers in Wonderland in December. There are no plans to host a Bodacious Yard & Bake Sale.
Then...this came up.
For the past 2 years, we've been invited to this event. This year was the 3rd. I was almost ready to decline once again, but...
"For the past few months, I've been tutoring an incredibly smart and animated teenager. Our focus is on Independent Living. This summer, she'll be getting her first job. The focus of our recent sessions is introducing her to the process of applying for a job, the interview process, and working on skills she'll need such as handling money and customer service.
I've been keeping my eyes peeled for opportunities to break the ice a bit. It's one thing to sit at the table and work on all of this stuff. It's another to actually be out there applying what you've learned.
The Annual Spring Festival and Craft Show is the perfect opportunity for her. She'll be able to apply what we've been working on and get a taste of what customer service is all about."
Also, we've NEVER participated in an event that was held in the same town we live in.
With all of the changes we made last year, and the decision to pull things in more local and focus on pet parents in need within our community, I thought this event would be a great opportunity.
So, at the last minute, we said yes. Sure. Let's do it.
In addition to offering bags o' biscuits, we'll also have some Bodacious Patchwork Doggy Quilts and other DIY Dog Mom Project stuff.
We've got our work cut out for us...
We'll keep you posted!