Friday, May 21, 2010

Who Can Get Free Stuff? The Candy Fans Can!!

Any business owner will tell you that there are tasks within the business that are just no fun to do: taxes, cleaning, taxes, dealing with dumb people, or taxes. However, the fun tasks are always rewarding enough to cancel out the pain and suffering involved in the un-fun tasks. Here at Propaganda Candy, it is no different...

One of our favorite things to do for the business is make buttons.

Samantha and I love to design buttons, print buttons, punch buttons, assemble buttons, buttons, buttons, buttons!! While we do the un-fun parts of business, we think of ideas for buttons. I don't know about Samantha, but I can say that I even design buttons in the shower. Sammi's younger brother and my younger sister even get into the act and help out on the production line. We LOVE buttons!!

"Okay! We get it! But what does the button-obsession have to do with the free stuff you mentioned in the title?!"

Well, my friends, Propaganda Candy has an offer for all the Candy Fans out there (did I mention that there are 71 Candy Fans on Facebook? SWEET!!) : when you come to our next event (The Yellow Creek Crafters, Antiques, and Flea Market) print off a page of our blog, or, a page from Facebook that displays you being a fan of Propaganda Candy. Bring that page to the show and you will get a free 1" button (of your choice) with your purchase.

Easy? Yes.

Awesome? Totally.

Event details are still right here on Facebook.

Hope to see all our Candy Fans out in Freeport in two weeks!!

Lots of love and blessings,
Carolyn Michelle

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Pec Thing Recap and Future Event Announcement

Hello everyone! Here's a quick summary of the debut of the Propaganda Candy debut:

It was awesome!

So many friends, family, and new faces visited the booth. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, not only did Propaganda Candy break even, we had the finances available to rent a booth and table at another show.

Da-da-da! Announcing the second-ever Propaganda Candy event:

Propaganda Candy will be at the Yellow Creek Crafters, Antique, and Flea Market show at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds in Freeport, Illinois.

June 5th and 6th from 8 AM-5 PM. $2 entrance fee, but kids 10 and under are FREE!

It will be much the same type of show as the Pec Thing: tons of vendors across the fairgrounds selling anything from furniture to food.

All this event info and more can be found on our Facebook page for the show. Also, if you haven't already, make sure to "Like" Propaganda Candy on Facebook. When you do, you'll get to receive show updates, get to see even more pictures, and watch our official videos. Do it.

That's the end of my shameless self-propaganda.

Hmmm...I wonder where we got the name from...

Have a blessed and crazy week!
Carolyn Michelle

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day I: The Debut of Propaganda Candy at the Pecatonica "Pec Thing"

There is no remedy so powerful to a case of the pre-show nerves as a perfectly lovely spring day.

Hello, and welcome to the debut of Propaganda Candy, a crafty collaboration of me, Carolyn Michelle, and my dear friend Samantha Marie. Our first ever event began today in Pecatonica, Illinois at the 30th Annual "Pec Thing."

For those poor unfortunate souls who have never heard of the Pec Thing, I'll break it down for you: basically, it's a giant garage sale/flea market/craft show/amazing thing in which sellers rent booths and sell whatever they can haul in. :) Samantha and I hauled in crafty goods.

This has been an interesting experience thus far and, my dears, it has only been a day. Did I mention this was our first show, EVER?! Hence, the tired, incoherent ramble-of-a-post this has become.

If anyone is reading this at the moment, I will solemnly vow to provide a more detailed history (after some sleep perhaps?) of Propaganda Candy and those responsible.

For now, hang tight. Good night. See you in Pec?

Lots of love,
Carolyn Michelle