1/12 Friday Wrap-up!
Whew we're finally getting back into the swing of things!
I don't know about you guys but the adjustment back into work has been a little...rough...to say the least. Adjusting to regular work schedules after a holiday break of sweatpants and no routine made for a rough first 2 weeks back. But we're powering through because there is just so much awesome stuff we're prepping for 2018! We took a hard look at our brand and how we were blogging last year. Blogging is still a new thing for us and it took a little trial and error to find out what truly felt 'Handzy.'
So with that said here's what you can expect from us.
1. Less DIYs. We're not a DIY blog and that is OKAY. We get super inspired by the big DIY Queens but just will never BE them. We were putting in a lot time, money and effort but not seeing a lot of return on investment. That's okay, you live and learn! Now that's not to say we won't share one every now and then, but it's going to be thoughtful, considerate to our brand and only as a collaboration with another blogger or brand. Which brings me to my next point...
2. MORE collabs. We're still figuring out what these might look like but since friendship is a core value to our brand, we definitely want to work with more artists and designers to help create some great content that you—our ever-so-loving fans and supporters—will love. Each person we partner with will bring something new to the table but will ultimately fit within our mission of upbeat products and experiences that foster friendships and make people happy. Pretty good, right?
3. MORE behind-the-scenes. We know you guys love it, because you tell us! If you're a fan of our Insta stories, make sure you check out the blog because we are going to be getting personal! Not like too personal but a little more in depth on what goes on behind our bright Instagram and some of our individual stories/projects. Things like what we're wearing, our fitness goals, house makeovers (both Brittney and Suzy have bought/are buying and renovating houses!) as well as shop updates! Think of it as a sort of Handzy journal—fun!
So LOTS of changes, but they're all good ones and we think our THIRD year of business is going to be our best one yet!
So here's what happened this week!
We got a lot of new products. You asked and we delivered. We now stock ban.do! We have always LOVED ban.do (I mean have ya seen Jen Gotch's Instagram stories?! She's a genius) and now we're happy to stock their bright + fun + totally cute products! Think tumblers, stationery sets + everything you could ever need for a perfect sunny day at the pool (it's NEVER too early to start thinking about summer)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We also restocked our shop because ya'll wiped it out during the holidays! We can't thank you all enough for your support throughout the holiday season. We hope that Handzy helped you give the best + cutest gift ever to your friends and loved ones. So this week, we've been getting daily deliveries of new products from brands like ban.do, Delfonics, and Lucky Horse Press! We know that the beginning of the year is like THE time for setting goals (which is like a sport to us) so we're fully stocked with notebooks, notepads, pencils, planners and everything you need to be your most productive and organized self.
We also have been working on some top secret NEW projects for 2018. We'll give you a little teaser just because we love you so much but think new products, consulting, collabs, and also maybe a new space.....!?!?!?!.......and so much more that'll pop up as the year goes on! We truly think you're going to love it!
You may have heard rumblings but we're also launching our online store! Yay! If you're not local or passing through any time soon, don't worry! You'll now be able to join in on the fun and help support local and independent brands that we really love. We're working hard to bring you a launch very, very soon so make sure you keep those eyes peeled!