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2010 is the Year of the Monkey!

December 31, 2009 18:20

It's been a thrilling few weeks. We've had far more orders than we expected for a soft launch, and so far our Angel Dear Pillow Pals are our best sellers! Love seeing little personalized giraffes, froggies and duckies making their way into loving homes across the country.

Speaking of which, we had our first order snafu last week! Dia's puppy pillow went to Will, and Will's puppy went to Dia. When we went to resew the orders, somehow we sewed monkeys instead of puppies! Thankfully both orders were local, which meant we were hand-delivering puppies on Christmas Eve - just in time to get them under the tree! 

Mixed up puppies and monkeys?!?!

I love my life.

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Happy New Year!

It's Alive!

December 11, 2009 15:28

Well, Makaboo launched at 10:35pm last Thursday, December 3rd. Today we're celebrating our 8 day anniversary!

It's so gratifying to see the site live, and to watch orders coming in from all over the country. It's also been funny to hear from my parents, who seem to finally really *get* Makaboo now that they can see it, shop on it, send their friends to it etc. My mom has gone through 50 business cards since Sunday, and asked if she could include promotional materials in her holiday cards. And my dad has called every day to ask "how many hits" I have; he even sent an email out to his law office joking about how far this particular apple fell from the tree (he had to dictate the email to his administrative assistant. He does not know what Google is.)

So far I have done zero marketing - haven't even emailed the newsletter out yet - and we're averaging 3 orders a day. I feel pretty good about that.

So, stay tuned, and send your friends! You can become a fan at, and follow us @MakabooGifts on Twitter.

Here's to week two!


This Is It

December 3, 2009 00:41

Well, I think we've made it. Some time in the next 22 hours Makaboo will become a reality. I can't wait.

Thank you to everyone on the team who has worked so hard to get us this far.

I can't wait to see what happens next. My fingers are crossed, and I'm holding my breath!

Life really, truly is yours for the making. I hope we prove it.

We Think We Can, We Think We Can!

December 1, 2009 19:40

We're 48 hours from launching what we hope is the cutest personalized baby gifts site on the web. Hold on to your hats! And check back on Thursday!

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