I started off this post explaining our decision to send Mikey to a private school but, in typical fashion, the post ended up so long that I decided to shelve it. I might rework it and post it (if nothing more so that Mikey and Nico can one day read it) if I can make it sound interesting enough, so we’ll see.
The ending of the post-that-never-happened was that we love Mikey’s school so much (three weeks in) that we are committed to doing whatever it takes to keeping him (and soon Nico) enrolled. And that means putting aside my tendency for perfectionism.
Tristan and I worked very hard on The Bright Side Project all summer. We also worked on our other project, Besotted Brand, as well. The problem we have had has been an issue of quality–or at least that is what we tell ourselves. Secretly, I believe we are both perfectionists who are unable to put our names on anything that isn’t absolutely perfect. You know the problem with that, right? Nothing ever is absolutely perfect. And yet, we spent the summer looking for the perfect paper and the perfect shade of aqua to send to the perfect manufacturer while we continued looking for the perfect packaging.
By the end of the summer we were very discouraged and felt like we would never find perfect.
Then two weeks ago Tristan almost got fired and The Mister and I figured out how much we need to save between now and next year to pay for Mikey and Nicholas’s tuition in 2010.
And that’s when we decided pretty damn good is fine with us.
So we have opened up The Bella Bella Co. again and are selling the wrap labels everyone loves until we can open up a pretty damn good Besotted Brand. Tristan is calling it her Free Miss B. fund and I am calling it The Catholic School Fund. When you buy from us, you can decided which fund you want your money going towards. (Not really.)
Our wrap labels are great because you are buying a downloadable file you can print at home. I know not everyone loves this system, but when it comes to little luxuries, like labels, I really do because it allows me to print on demand. I can buy what I like at the cheapest price point possible and I don’t have to worry about frugally holding on to my labels. If I want more I can print what I need and cut them with scissors or with my paper slicer-cutter thing. (Technical term.)
You can buy some labels right here, but because we are experts at giving stuff away, Tristan also created for you some free wrap label downloads for you to try out. All you need to do is buy the 8.5×11 label paper, print these bad boys out, and enjoy! (And if you love them come back to the shop and buy some more.)
The Antique Ledger Wrap
The French Postcard Label
There are more freebies on her blog, too, so stop by and take a look!