December 2, Join Wanda Smith  on the 10th Anniversary Doll & Toy Christmas Giveaway Sleigh!

I'm back from hell! Not quite right, but I'm back!

Many Dolls have been wondering where I've been and what I've been doing with my time lately. Some of you are waiting on me to complete tasks I promised I would... prior to falling all the way offline! Literally!
I've been building us a brand new website.
About 12 days ago blackdollaffair.com on Volusion crashed and burned in the middle of nowhere and I had exactly until no time to get it back on track! As it was showing a warning message that basically read: Get the hell out of here or be hacked ... your financial information is not secure. Learning this, I had to move our site to the VERY SECURE SHOPIFY (you are here, welcome) and then buy a new template. Then, it was time for me to create a brand new website. How bad was it? It's the equivalent of a natural disaster giving you zero notice that it's about to huff, puff and blow your house down - then doing exactly that.
After the "storm", I was then challenged to put my "house" back together - before I began to suffer too much from damages. And make no mistake, Mama suffered the damages and consequences. Not unscathed, for days until the new site was up, I heard crickets in our online store and rain outside my door. No joke, woke up in the middle of the night a few days ago because I heard it raining. I love the sound of rain. In the dark, I tried to ease my stress by listening to the rain. When I got up to look out my window it was a starry, starry night. Uh-oh. Is it happening??? And, I have a painful eczema breakout on my right palm - always the first sign of my stress levels.
In the middle of the offline storm, I experienced sleepless nights, weight loss and a nasty work back-log. Hold on Ambassadolls, your Christmas video and flyer are on the way. Also, I lost my reading glasses. While I'm still nursing eczema on my right palm, I am happy to report that I found my glasses. No, they were not on my head. They were in the dishwasher. Of course they were. Why wouldn't they be?
Sure, I could have hired someone to reconstruct our website on the fly...if I wanted to pay upwardly of $7,5000 non-budgeted dollars. I did not. So I did the only thing I knew to do, I rolled up my Mama Doll marketing sleeves and put my 25 years of REGARDLESS OF CIRCUMSTANCES 'take-this-business-to-the-next-level' experience and fixed it myself. I'm kind of fu$c5^#ing proud of it too! So take that, Tech teams that presented me with those ridiculous prices in my crisis! Nah-nuh-nah-nuh-boo-boo!
Speaking of 25 years of marketing experience and people asking WAY TOO MUCH money for their services to help others in need, to promote helping entrepreneurs at an affordable rate of of my time, combined with the ten-year tug for me to take time out to assist people with their business marketing, check out this new video I was inspired to produce during my crisis. I'm kind of fu$c5^#ing proud of it too! So take that, Tech teams that presented me with those ridiculous prices in my crisis!  Your selfishness inspired me to once again do what I can to make the world a friendlier place. 
Nah-nuh-nah-nuh-boo-boo!
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  • Well, my dear, you survived the “mother” of all tech meltdowns. And then you dusted yourself off, dropped an F bomb or two, and got the job done! Congratulations!

    Jane Garretson

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