Thanks guys! I JUST got this email from my sourcing agent
I spoke to Jack last night.
There are 100 + Palm Tree Charms being finished over the weekend.
He will FedEx them directly to you.
We will start to produce all designs after these are approved.
You should see them by Wednesday."
We were doing the back and forth dance regarding the tooling and the stem. Believe it or not, the stem is SOOO important and somewhat tricky to tool, but I think we have it. (I`ll know Wed huh?) If I approve my first big sample shipment, then we`ll go into full production and MAN I hope to be in stores locally and online by October... maybe November. I`m trying to balance optimism w/ realism. It`s hard! Everything is taking longer them expected, but this is my first rodeo, so I wasn`t really sure what to expect.
Thanks so much guys for the constant encouragement and interest in my journey. It`s such a wonderful and wild ride, and I`m glad I have people to share it with. I`ve said this before, but it`s so true... my "normal" non-inventor, non-entrepreneurial friends look at me like I have 3 heads when I start talking patents, production runs, customs clearance, primary packaging, UPC codes... I`m so happy to have a place where we are all accepted as the crazy entrepreneurs that we are! (and yes, if you are an entrepreneur, by default, you are CRAZY!!!)
Oh, Kathy, I need some flags! I`ll PM ya now!
Founder and President
Charmed Life Products LLC
Grill Charms™… The MUST HAVE grilling accessory that is revolutionizing the American Cook-out AND The perfect gift for any occasion!