I grew up in a business minded family. My smart, ol' college drop-out of a grandpa started the family biz back in like 1926 and it's been goin strong ever since. #whoneedsschoolanyways
So business and ideas run deep in our blood and if you've ever had a convo with our fam, you know it always ends up on the business side of life. You're wondering where I'm going with this..ok..ok..
I'm an endless pit of ideas. Clearly..not great ones or I'd be typing this on a brand new Mac in the middle of my private island..instead of on my 7 year old PC that battles pop-ups despite our anti-virus purchase on a computer desk not made of real wood that we put together from a box 15 years ago. Do you feel bad for me yet ;)
Mostly I really want to be filthy rich so my husband can see my kids every so often #upshourssuckrocks and live the ideal life of vacations and financial freedom..and of course I would donate to charities and all that good stuff. So I like to dream big...sue me.
And as these ideas come to me, I honest to Jesus think they are bonafide, money-making genius ideas. And ask my husband (bless his supportive heart..even though I know he's secretly rolling his eyes at this crazy wifey of his)....I've even ventured out a time or seven to bring these dreams to reality. Writing children's books (because how hard can it be?), bow and belt making, scrapbook store ownership..really the list goes on. And have I succeeded? Well the store stayed afloat..until we sold it 3 years later, I have no deals with any publishing company and if you ever need bow or belt packaging, I'm your gal.
So when another fab idea popped into my head the other day as I was vacuuming (you know... when most good ideas come) I knew I had to call Amber to let her know we would soon be trading in our Old Navy flip-flops for some Christian Louboutin heels (just kidding..I could never spend hundreds on shoes..except for maybe on these)
"Not Your Grandma's Tablecloth"
Pretty catchy eh? It really was a stroke of genius. Who uses tablecloths anymore? Besides my mom and mother-in-law? I don't even own one..ok, I own ONE but it's a vinyl orange one, covered in spiders that I only use for Halloween parties..and who gave it to me? My mother-in-law! So my idea was to rework and revamp the tablecloth...making it into a must have for women and moms like muah. It could be the new chevron, the new parachute pant, the new grey, the new craftsman style home. I'm was certain I would be the newest trend setter in home decor. You guys love it right?
Then I really thought about it for like another 20 minutes and I realized what a lame-o idea it was. Tablecloths? Really? And besides that, it would be so much work (and who wants to work for their millions these days) and where do I start and blah..blah..blah. So I didn't call Amber and I finished my vacuuming and that was the end of another great or not-so-great idea.
Disclaimer..if any of you steal my tablecloth idea and company name and make billions of dollars, I better get a cut. And besides that, after writing this, I'm really rethinking it...it may be my one genius idea after all.