Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Day to Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.  We had a marvelous time once again at David and Paula's with 16 grateful souls around the dinner table.  They ranged in age from Ella, 5 years to Grandma Bea,  92 years.

I have been taking pictures of the four Wehmeyer kids since they were babies and today was no exception.  However, this year Ella was included ;o) she is, after all, a Wehmeyer!
Wendy, Greg, Keith, Ella
and since Michael doesn't always make it home for the holiday, someone developed a "stand- in" for him several years ago. 
Keith, "Michael", Greg, Vanessa, Wendy, Dan
Keith and his mom, Paula
David (now I know where Michael gets it)
Wendy and Dan
Greg and Vanessa

Bill and me
Ella and Kiki
Grandma Bea and her namesake Wendy Bee
Three generations...Grandma Bea (92), Wendy Bee (33), Ella (5)
How can I not be thankful when I see all of these beautiful, healthy, happy faces.
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Entrepreneur

By definition, an entrepreneur is "one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise".

Well, this sure doesn't apply to me, I hate being in charge of just about anything and everything.  However, my beautiful daughter, Wendy Bee Martineau has become entrepreneur.
Wendy Bee Martineau

She is the "Owner, Designer and Queen Bee" of her very own small business...Bee Pure & Natural Body Products.  
"Body products you can feel good about."
She and her husband, Dan have become very health conscious over the last couple of years.  
Young and healthy
They are involved with the local Crossfit gym and began eating a Paleo diet, even making a lot of their own condiments such as mayonnaise and salad dressing.  I'm very impressed with their ability to change their lifestyle!  Try as I might, I continue to wallow in my lack of exercise and poor eating habits.  However, I have given up Splenda and almost given up Diet Coke.  So, technically, I'm making progress.  Baby steps...

I digress.  

Wendy started making organic lip balm for the two of them.  She quickly realized that a number of other people were interested in having one of their own.  As it turned out, making several of them was just as easy as making one or two.  Then it was toothpaste and lotion bars, sugar scrubs, body butter and deodorants.  What started out as Wendy Bees'wax Lip Balm soon became Bee Pure & Natural Body Products with the philosophy..."what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body".

Packaging and tags
She not only designs and produces the product, but also designed the logo and business cards, as well as the labels that identify each product.  I never would have thought of all those things.

Dan is working on her website, which is online but currently under construction, and also handles all of the shrink wrap duties, as well as the all important...moral support!

She has been busy every weekend attending local fairs and already has her products in two small businesses...The "Pop Up Shop" in Sanford, ME and Massage Solutions in Saco, ME.

No one knows where this new venture will take her but I am extremely proud of her guts, intelligence, energy, creativity and work ethic.  Keep your eyes open, her products may will be in a store near you in the future.

Congratulations, Wendy!  You're awesome and I love you more than you can imagine.

Thanks for stopping by...