Monday, March 15, 2010

Putting Our Best Foot Forward

It wasn't long after I opened my On~Line Boutique and Website with Make Mine, when I saw a Thread in the Forum 'Start~Up Nation 100's Best....' Hmmm. I was no Tech Savvy Lady but I figured what the heck, I can compete. I went to the Start ~ Up Nation website, and filled out the application for the competition and asked my Colleagues, Friends and Family to vote for me daily.
Well I didn't win that time, but it sure was fun to watch the meter grow on a daily basis. That was last Year.

This January 2010, I received a email from Lauren Smith, Producer, here in Michigan for Detroit Public TV. The Sloan Bros, Rich and Jeff, along with Detroit Public TV were going to do a TV show based on how to Start ~ Up your Own Business. Ok.....and they were asking me to be apart of it. Hmmm, what was this all about, Spam, Joke etc. Nope, I called Lauren and it was for real. My application just from that one time entry gave them enough info to call upon little ole me. She wanted to come out to my Store with her Crew and Interview me. So we husseled to build a mini version of Coeur d'Alene, at the back of our Ref~Fel Couture Boutique.

We really had so much fun the day they came out. Fred, who did the filming and Tom who did the sound were really just the sweetest and so Patient. Lauren, was a doll coaching me with particular words I could add to my sentences. Overall it was a Great Fun Experience.

Now these Photos are Blurry, because we forgot to grab our Camera on the way out the door. So Nick pulled out the ole Cell for these pics.

After Part One was finished at our Store, Part Two was to take place the following week down at the TV Station.

We met the Sloan Bros. and other Entrepreneurs as well. People who came in to see the taping and of course a extended crew putting this Production into Play. Another Fun filled 5 hour day in TV Land.

Now even though I may end up on the Editing Room Floor, this Show will Air in Michigan tomorrow night March 16, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Check your local Michigan listings for the station in your area. OR, you can go to to find out.

If you live outside of MI, check their website for air information on another stream for tomorrow evenings debut. In June this Show will go National and will be available for viewing in your area.

You may just even see another Entrepreneur you know on the show.

TTFN & Many Huggs my dear Friends,


  1. Congratulations Nancy!


  2. Awesome! It is the little things that usually give us the most exposure.

  3. Nancy, this is just wonderful! Big congratulations and hugs. So proud of you. I remember when you first joined the public forums at Make Mine Pink - look at you go!
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

  4. Oh my gosh Nancy!! That is awesome!! I so wish I could watch it. I'll try the web. How exciting for you. Congrats!!!

  5. Nancy, Congratulations this is wonderful! I can't wait to see the show.


  6. Nancy - how exciting! I WILL be watching from my Michigan home tomorrow night. I know a celebrity........and Nancy is her name.

  7. How exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time, Nancy! Great experience though!

  8. Nancy ~
    That is so much fun !! I cannot wait to see it !
    Congratulations !

  9. Oh, Nancy - CONGRATS! What a wonderful opportunity for you & your business .. you must be SO excited. I am thrilled for you! Keep up the good work. Blessings,
    Mary Patterson
    Mary's Cottage Treasures

  10. Congratulations Nancy! How exciting!

  11. What can I say but, Wow thats so cool. TOOT TOOT.... How exciting this must of been. How have you been able to sleep ???
    TTYL Kath'

  12. Hi Nancy!

    YAY!! Congratulations my friend! How very exciting. You know I wish you all the best always. You sure do deserveit and much more.
    Hope your day is lovely,
    Janet's Creative Pillows