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I get a bit personal in this one... I talk about preparing for an upcoming craft fair (more details below), getting my taxes taken care of, saving for retirement and some changes I'm making. Plus, I take you along for some errands and Oakland coffee shop people watching. MORE BELOW▼ ----------------------------------------­­­­­------------------------------------­-­- ▼▼▼ MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO ▼▼▼ Come say hi to me at Renegade Craft Fair April 1+2 2017 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco: http://www.renegadecraft.com/fairs/san-francisco-spring SkinnyTaste Cookbook: https://www.amazon.com/Skinnytaste-Cookbook-Light-Calories-Flavor-ebook/dp/B00JYWSXB8 WHAT I'M WEARING: Believe in Mountain Sweatshirt by elSage Designs: https://shop.elsagedesigns.com/collections/adult/products/charcoal-believe-in-mountains-ws-lightweight-hoodie Brass Bobby Pin: https://www.manemessage.com/collections/brass-bobby-pins/products/squiggly-bobby-pin?variant=18128505092 Laura Mercier Lipstick in Mod - Discontinued, but NARS Heatwave is really similar. ----------------------------------------­­­­­------------------------------------­-­- Please comment and subscribe. I have a bunch of Etsy/Small Business related videos on the way. ▼▼▼ SUBSCRIBE ▼▼▼ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8sHrp-M7ufOjqh5ORk3bHA?sub_confirmation=1 ----------------------------------------­­­­­------------------------------------­-­- ▼▼▼ MY BUSINESS - Mane Message ▼▼▼ MANE MESSAGE: http://www.manemessage.com ETSY SHOP: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ManeMessage ----------------------------------------­­­­­------------------------------------­-­- ▼▼▼ SOCIAL MEDIA ▼▼▼ TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/manemessage FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/manemessage INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/manemessage ----------------------------------------­­­­­------------------------------------­-­- ▼▼▼ SUBSCRIBE TO MANE MESSAGE'S NEWSLETTER ▼▼▼ EMAIL NEWSLETTER: http://eepurl.com/biNlZT ----------------------------------------­­­­­------------------------------------­-­- ▼▼▼ JOIN ETSY ▼▼▼ http://etsy.me/2bNbLrp ^ This is an affiliate link. I will earn free Etsy listings if you join using my link.
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Soph and liv (1 month ago)
My name is also olivia hayward subscribe to my channel called soph and liv and subscribe to olivia hayward love you guys vlogfam pls xx
karatepop (1 year ago)
I enjoy this! I love seeing how other people deal with taxes, organisation of that stuff, etc. Right now, it's a bit different for me 'cause I farm in the city (in Canada), so my tax requirements are a bit different from a creative-type e-commerce business, but I'm attempting to switch from doing retail in winter (UGH) to reviving my old Etsy shop. My favourite recipes always come from Nigella or Green Kitchen Stories. Even when I think "I don't know about this" I wind up really liking it.
Danielle Mapes (1 year ago)
Wait..... Is Ramona wearing a collar from Found My Animal!????? LOVE!!!
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
+Danielle Mapes its from a local berkeley company called "Paco Collars". They are awesome!
Stephanie F (1 year ago)
Olivia I was wondering if selling baby onesies and baby party supplies would ruin my shop? Like I hear all the time you shouldn't sell different things in one shop. I love doing both and don't want the hassle of managing two shops. It would help me out a lot if you replied
Yana K (1 year ago)
Can you do a video about running sales, etc. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I get sales before and after I run a sale but rarely get orders during the day of the sale. I usually do a post about a week before to let my customers know that it's coming up, than the day before and the day of. I would love to get your tips on this topic. TIA!
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
+Yana K hey yana! I actually have a video on this! Yay :) just search "sale" on the search bar on my Chanel's main page ❤
Brittany Witt (1 year ago)
I love the chit chat! Loving all your videos!
Knittedhome (1 year ago)
Happy Belated!! Sorry I dropped off the internet for a while :( I'd love more details/ info on how you plan your retirement, organize taxes, etc. This aspect of entrepreneurship scares me the most, haha! I LOVE your chit-chat style! Perfect for "having coffee" with you while I work on orders and watching your videos :) :) I totally hear ya on the construction noise. That has been my life for about 3+ years! haha; first our neighbors (next door and their next door neighbor), then us (for the last 2.5 years) & I'm sure our new neighbors (on the other side) will be starting construction/remodels soon enough (older homes). I just keep telling myself its a good thing to drive up the neighborhood's value :) I LOVE Minimalist Baker. I'll look up her blog url. Everytime I search google, I always end up going with one of her recipes and LOVE it. I'm not a vegetarian or vegan by any means, but I do have diet restrictions for the last 6-9 months (nursing baby is soy/dairy/egg intolerant). I also have a pin board that I ONLY pin my Tried & True recipes to. Half of the recipes there are ones I've posted on my lifestyle blog (sustainablyfitmama.wordpress.com) and the other half are ones I tried personally from pinterest recipes that I actually LIKE. Here's the board if you wanted to try any of the recipes: https://www.pinterest.com/sustainablymama/recipes-favorites-tried-%2B-true/ I totally agree; I've had the best success when the whole household changes its eating habits rather than one person (me) otherwise the temptation is too hard to overcome day in and out. My tips: make it EASY to stick to. ie - don't keep temptation in the house (snacks, etc) // keep healthy snacks on hand // meal and SNACK prep in bulk (once a week, twice a week, etc) - skin/slice/chop/whatever so that all you have to do is grab and eat or grab and cook. This will help you stick to it and not hate the extra time it takes to cook from scratch. I try to bake something to snack on, too, so if I'm craving cookies I have to bake them from scratch and 8 out of 10 times I don't feel like baking so I don't eat cookies = problem solved! haha. I could go on and on; but I'd be happy to email or connect on fb if you need a buddy to help hold you accountable :) I need to get back on the healthy food train, haha. omg I LOVE your sunglasses!
Knittedhome (1 year ago)
Olivia Hayward yes! I've got more recipe posts to share on there, just finding the time to take pics is my struggle, haha. Lmk anything you're looking for and I'll move it to the top of the to do list :) definitely hit me up in a pm somewhere, I'd love to connect and help us both succeed :) :)
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Ah! Everything about this comment is great! Thank you so much! I'd love a healthy food buddy!!! I'm going to check out your blog and Pinterest after work today. Thank you!!!
Robin L (1 year ago)
I get 99% of my recipies on allrecipies.com . They have an app too. The best part about this site is the reviews. You can see what other people thought and how they tweaked the recipe.
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
+Robin L allrecipies is amazing!! I try to always check the comments before starting to catch tweaks. Thank you robin!
Victoria Pencil (1 year ago)
Yes! These are my favorite kind of videos that you do! Your time management skills are inspiring and it's so cool to get a glimpse into your creative business. Also, for those of us *not* living in California it's definitely an added bonus to get a peek into your neighborhood and lifestyle. Please keep making them, they're wonderful!
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
+Victoria Pencil yay! I never thought of it like that! Thank you!
Vinny Page (1 year ago)
Oh and I love your vlogs!!!
Vinny Page (1 year ago)
I know what you mean about those background noises. They drive me batty! I can't focus on talking or anything to do that takes thought process. Ok, about the diet thing, I went to weight watchers and it was very helpful to me. I bought a few of their cookbooks. They are fabulous! And most of them are so easy too. Good luck on your journey and your craft fair. Please show pictures of how you set up. I would love to have some tips for that. Thanks Olivia!
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
+Vinny Page vinny! Thank you. I will check out the WW cookbooks. Been loving the SkinnyTaste one. Made 3 dinners from it so far and each was delicious. I will be sure to share my setup and craft fair process. :)
Erin Bradley (1 year ago)
That lip color! And, yes, it's fun to see your process!
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Erin! Thank you!! I love that. xox
Erin Bradley (1 year ago)
Olivia Hayward I hate when that happens! Oh, and by the way, I am in love with my new elastic hair ties. I am one of those people that always has a tie on my wrist because I hate wearing my hair down. Now, my wrist (and hair) is so much cuter!
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
+Erin Bradley I was so sad to see they discontinued it! It's an all time favorite for me.
Eva Stalinski (1 year ago)
Love hearing you talk about literally anything, I've been putting your videos on while packing my own orders lately, order packing inception, ha! Also, Ramona's killing me softly with the flappy bat ears <3
Simply Unimaginable (1 year ago)
I do the same, as well!
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Eva!!! You're too sweet. I totally do that with YT too. Keeps me company. I love the idea of order packing inception!!! xox
Simply Unimaginable (1 year ago)
Have you had any issues with the barrettes being smashed? I noticed that you didn't bubble wrap them. My 14 year old daughter is working on launching a jewelry shop.
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
+Simply Unimaginable I love that so much!!! That's incredible! ❤
Simply Unimaginable (1 year ago)
I own my own business and my husband has always had a "side hustle" in addition to his corporate gigs. We homeschool our 5 children and we tend to lean more on the practical side. She's already trained her cat to do 13 tricks and sold some artwork. We are planning to give her seed money and see how far she can grow it before she graduates.
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
I haven't, but there's a first time for everything. I go off and on with using bubble wrap. Good catch! Wow to your 14-year-old daughter! Exciting to see young people with an entrepreneurial drive! Yay!
lillian inesta (1 year ago)
Love the chit chat when you work!  : )
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Thank you Lillian! It was fun. Reminded me of when I used to have all my production helpers in the office to work with. We would just sit around and "girl talk". Super fun!
Cheryl Meredith (1 year ago)
I have some YouTube favorite weight watcher ladies I swear by. Jen at Weight Watchers Journey to Healthy (expert level for food choices), Em at Em Wilson FitFam (like you she loves all things Beauty/Make-up. Today's video is on eyebrows and losing 70 lbs), and Mollye at WW Wifey (started out as WW Bride-to-be, losing weight for her wedding, and now still working toward that goal weight as a new wife). Start with their older videos because they are all three in the middle of doing a one month experiment with the WW Simply Filling. They are all 3 loving the Simply Filling, but that won't teach you the best of Smart Points.
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Cheryl, WOW! These are super helpful. I'm going to look everyone up later tonight. Didn't even occur to me to find people/support systems here on YT. I don't even know what Simply Filling is. I will look it up. Thank you for the awesome info!
April Andrews (1 year ago)
Happy belated birthday! Thanks again for another great video!
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Thank you so much April!!!
jojo silver (1 year ago)
i love it when you talk to us as you fill your orders! i look forward to all of your videos. +Olivia Hayward do you have a video already talking about starting an online shop if it's best to use shopify etc or etsy?
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
LOVE IT! I am so happy I stuck it out and let my hair readjust.
jojo silver (1 year ago)
thank you for responding! how is the no poo going with your hair?
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Jojo - Thank you!!! I love hearing that. I don't have a video talking about that, but I love the idea. I think there are pros and cons to both platforms.
The Frugal Five (1 year ago)
I just signed up again for WW. I did it on March 13th. 6.8 lbs down so far. I agree this is the only plan I can stick with. If I don't track it, forget it. I got a bonus this year for work and decided to put part of that to better myself. I signed up for 1 year. No more quitting for me! Good luck on your journey. I try to plan the night before. This helps me not 'change my mind' the day of. You can do it! I purchased two of the WW cookbooks. I felt this way the points were already calculated for me. You'll find me in the store scanning everything. I've put things back that were not in my daily points budget.
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
+The Frugal Five totally! My energy has been a lot better. I think my mindless snacking was really messing me up. Let's keep connected on this because we started around the same time! ❤❤
The Frugal Five (1 year ago)
All you need is a few good days to keep you motivated. I do admit I started with the frozen meals just to jump start things and teach myself portions.
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Wow! That's inspiring! I LOVE hearing that. Thank you so much for sharing. I've been scanning everything all week. It's super funny. Hopefully, it will get easier the more meal prep and shopping I do. Had a successful first week and feeling good!
Jennifer Gonzalez (1 year ago)
In terms of lifestyle change, I get motivated by watching vlogs. My favorite is Gracies Journey! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpNpgFCef1shB6dzl_8F2hA By the way, love these types of videos!
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Awesome! I will check out her channel! Thank you :)
Lynn Tatro (1 year ago)
Always look forward to your vlog! keep em coming. Also, I love TastyYummies.com for healthy recipies.
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Thank you Lynn! I appreciate the recipe rec! Will explore that blog more after work :)
Jen Jones (1 year ago)
I started watching your vlogs for craft fair tips and have loved them all since. I have a small, hand-stamped jewelry business called Willa Rose Creations, so I love the business tips you give. Also, I'm on my 2nd month on weight watchers and I'm loving it!
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Jen - Thank you so much for the sweet comment! Yay for WW! Would love any recipe suggestions, etc. My first week went well. Feeling good!
Anne Springer (1 year ago)
I always enjoy seeing what's going on in your life, and business!
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Thank you Anne!
Ayesha Rodrigo (1 year ago)
So excited to see your Renegade Craft Fair Vlog , and I love the vlogs ! :) Good Luck! PS : I always see those vegetable prints in your video and wonder where they are from ..lol Hugs XXX
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
I'm so excited for Renegade this weekend! I will try my best to vlog. The veggie prints are SO old. I will try to figure out who makes them. Happy Monday!
JJ the Wanderer (1 year ago)
Yes! Love the vlog. :)
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
Yay! Thank you for the feedback. They are super fun to make.
Yana K (1 year ago)
Love these types of videos, during your production.
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
thank you yana!
ashgo86 (1 year ago)
NOTIFICATION SQUAD! (I crack myself up) I'm also in big craft fair stock building mode right now! I'm going to be doing a craft fair the same day as you but in Nashville! Do you have an "admin box" for your fairs? I don't know what else to call it, but it's where I keep my money pouch, my apron when I'm not wearing it, extra business cards, a first aid kit, extra pens, etc, and I have it in a Samsonite Train Case I got at a vintage shop.
Olivia Hayward (1 year ago)
It makes me smile every time too! Thank you!!! I normally keep my money on me at all times (paranoid someone will grab it when I'm not looking... I've heard horror stories), but I do set up a little admin station behind my stands. This includes a calculator, chapstick/lipstick, pens, business cards, shopping bags, a snack, water, etc etc. I'll try to talk about it in an upcoming video :)

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