My Dreambag Boutique speacializes in producing leather handbags and accessories. Our luxurious handbags and accessories are impeccibly handcrafted from the finest Italian leathers and exotic skins, custom made to your specifications! Our Mantra is the Bag about you!
Customize the Bag of your Dreams in 3 Easy Steps.
- Select from an Array of Fashionable & Classic Designer Inspired Styles!
- Choose from 100 Plush Italian made Leathers, Colors and Exotic Skins
- Customize with Silver or Gold Embelleshments
What inspired you to start your business?
Traveling to Italy has always been my hearts desire. Everything the Italians do is done with so much passion, grace and decadence!
I would spend many enjoyable hours browsing the boutiques and leather shops along the breath taking Italian seaside ports in search of the perfect handbag! There is nothing like the touch and smell of buttery soft Italian leather handbags in mouthwatering colors. I used to ponder? Why can’t I find affordable handbags and accessories impeccably crafted from this quality of leather back in the states?
Destination: dreams come true. Whether used for function or frivolity, the handbag is a woman’s most adored fashion accessory.
How long have you been in business?
What did you do in your past work life?
I was a national sales trainer and franchise consultant for Jenny Craig Weight Loss Inc.
I also sold microchips for an Austin based manufacturer.
I like to use both sides of my brain!
Describe your ideal workday.
Do you mean worknight?
I am a Nightengale!
I find that I am most productive when husband and toddler are sleeping or said husband is out of town. He is not crazy about my late night hours.
Life is short…stay awake as coined by Caribou coffee!
I work during the day as well and always incorperate outings and activities with my son Zachary throughout my work week.
What have been some of your major successes?
I have always loved working with women!
During my 11 years of globe trotting and conducting grand market opening sales trainings in almost every major city in the US, I was able to impact womens lifes to help them reach their career goals within the company and have made life long friends along the way.
I love consulting with my Dreambag clients to help them create the handbag of their dreams and find it very gratifying when I am told my customer service is wonderful.
I have completed the Chicago marathon and have traveled to some amazing places including many trips to Italy which inspired me to found My Dreambag!
My most important success is nurturing the life of my amazing little boy!
When I am with him, I am with him all the way….completely in the the present moment. He teaches me something new everyday!
What have been some of your major challenges?
My husband travels almost every week for the majority of the week so my second and thrid shift begin when my caregiver goes home for the evening.
I am a “midlife mommy” having baby Zachary at 45. After years of being corperately commited, independent and not having a little one who comes first, I am still working on creating balance between work and motherhood.
On those impossible days, what motivates you to keep going?
This may sound so corny but I often say to myself
“The sun will come out tommorrow”
It keeps me in motion and it is true!
Also taking a “timeout” within reason….mommys need those too!
Did I hear someone say it is Discount manicure Monday!
Do you have a motivational quote?
If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain…
If there was one piece of advice you could give to your children about running a successful business, what would it be?
Follow your passion!
If your career or business is tied to what you love to do rather than how much you can make at it, most likely you will prosper and make more money doing it!
What is your balancing secret in managing a business and family?
I am fortunate enough that I can survive on only 6 hours of sleep per night!
I have boundless energy and like most mom’s have excellent multi-tasking skills.
I live by a list of “to do’s” and prioritize them on a daily basis.
Most importantly, family comes first!
Do you have a favorite business tool and/or resource?
I love the way that social networking has increased the success of the small business owner! Nothing like free advertising!
What is next for your business?
I am in the process of designing an Italian leather “Dream” diaper bag that serves double duty for the “Fashionista Mom”! The Bella Diaper bag will make it’s debut to my collection of Italian leather handbags early next year!
Your two cents sales pitch?
Customize the bag of your dreams in 3 easy steps…think outside the label!
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