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New Business Giveaway!

Besides my lovely job of taking care of my son during the weekdays, I also work part time as a team member for Speedy Signs. Right now I’m kind of a project, or perhaps my tasks are. They’ve assigned me to work on the social media aspect of their marketing, and so I’ve been at it with the blogs, tweets and Pinterest pins. Dream job, HELLO!

Anyways, Speedy is having a really cool giveaway right now. They are offering $1000 worth of a vast array of products for one lucky potential/new business owner. There are NO STRINGS ATTACHED to this one, friends. No lengthy assignment, no essay on why you think you should win it, and definitely no purchase necessary. I think one of the smartest and most genuine way to promote your business is to in turn promote others, and that is what they are trying to do!

I know for me, when I hear the word “business” I think of accountants or a storefront of some kind. But we aren’t limiting this giveaway to that. Are you an aspiring professional photographer? Did you just start up a booth at your local farmers market? Perhaps you are trying to open up a cupcake shop and could really use a financial boost. Are you a band that needs an awesome banner for your merch table? Want to start a non-profit that will benefit the world around you? The stories and dreams are endless, and we welcome all entries!

So here’s all that you have to do. Visit the Speedy Signs Blog Giveaway Post and click on the link that will take you to the entry form. They are only asking for general information so that if you win, they can contact you. That’s it!

Well, Finally.

Hey there. My name is Megan Lee Webb. I am soon to be 25 years old, I have a smokin’ hot husband named Dan (I like to call him Manly Danly) and one handsome 9 month old son named Abram (you can call him Abe the Babe)….

And this is my first official Jude and the Walrus blog post.

I’m going to start this off by pointing out a major flaw in myself that you will quickly come to learn of me. Hopefully you will be gracious readers.

I am afraid of pretty much everything. But as I’ve said a lot lately, I’m tired of being scared. This life is worth living, and fear isn’t helping me live it at all.

So back in August, I started my very tiny business.

Why Jude and the Walrus, you ask?

Well two friends of mine with a very cute little girl have everything to do with it. Her name is Jude, and when they were teaching her the basics of speech and such they would ask her, “Hey Jude, what sound does a walrus make?” She would reply, “CooCooCachoo!” (a Beatles reference if you were unsure).

What is Jude and the Walrus?

I’m not really sure. It started out as a small venture into the world of hair accessories. I realized one day that I love, and am really good at, creating different and unique accessories for ladies to adorn their hair with that aren’t the typical ones you buy at Walmart or Claires or wherever. Of course I started out with an etsy shop and did farmers markets and craft shows for the latter half of 2011.

I quickly found out that it is way easier to fail than succeed in this business. There are thousands, if not millions of sellers on Etsy. What could possibly make me special and stand out?

I HAVE NO IDEA.

The farmers markets and craft shows were a wonderful lesson in figuring out who my demographic is, and what your story is. And unless you have a well versed story, then people aren’t going to buy your stuff. They are going to settle for the cheap, made in China crap at the booth across from yours. Lesson learned.

But back to what Jude and the Walrus is.

Through trial and error, thinking, dreaming, failure and prayer, I’ve decided that I want this to be something more than just a few felted hair clips. I want this to be MY STORY displayed through the things I love, the things I’m good at, the things I’m not so good at, the things I struggle with, and the people around me who teach me.

What I don’t want this to be is a place where I find self-glorification. Where I find validation. As much as I want and many a time allow the things around me to become my identity, it simply can’t.

Because the only reason I am any kind of good that I am is because of The Creator.

No, I am not going to overwhelm my posts with religious talk and platitudes, nor will I dislike you if you believe something different than me. But I do love God, and that will just simply have to come out from time to time.

What kinda stuff will be posted here at Jude and the Walrus?

Everything! I am a women of many passions. I will share house projects, pictures I take, things that I make that will be for sale on my etsy, recipes, weddings that I get to coordinate, songs that I write, music that I like, funny stories about my family life, lessons learned throughout the week, contests, other blogs organizations I support, friends and people that I love, etc.

My goal (and please keep me to this) is to post something everyday.

I really want you to be apart of this. Comments and conversations are welcome and encouraged (Disclaimer: if you are a spammer or a jerk who likes to start trouble for the sake of trouble and division, then I will remove your comments…but I won’t be a jerk back).

Well, finally. The first post is done. And it only took me 24 days to summon the courage to write it.