Monday, May 5, 2014

New Website

I have been SO busy the past couple weeks working at my ice cream shop, Island Ice Cream, and filling orders from The Green Gift Company (THANKS EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN ORDERING)! But I have also been trying to get my new company, The Green Gift Company, "out there". I wanted to get more people informed about all I had to offer so I made a Facebook page,, a logo and stated working on SEO, pictures and an endless list of other methods to get more business.

While reading articles about growing my business I came across a lot of them that said I needed my own website. It scared me a first. Then I began doing more research on building websites and the benefits and decided I would try it out. After starting to build my website on a few different website builders I finally found one that I think is going to work for now. I am only starting out and don't have a large selection of products right now so I was looking for something FAST. I found it! They even let me link my blogger to the webpage so I can be at two places at once. MAGIC! I made my website with Squarespace and within 3 days I am ready to go LIVE! EKKK. I am sure there are MANY bugs that will need to be worked out but that is what friends are for, right?

So PLEASE check out my website and tell me what you think. Comment below and let me have it. I promise to not get offended. I am just starting out and can use all the advice I can get!I will be adding new gifts daily to my website and my etsy page. So be sure to check back often.

After today I will be posting much more often and check back to see my Mothers Day blog later this week.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Number 1

I'm Chelsea, I have an obsession with anything creative aka cooking, crafting, and building... yada yada yada. I am 23; I have a major in business marketing, I am a wife to my high school
sweetheart, the mother to an AWESOME puppy named Wallace and I'm the owner of my own business! An ice cream shop across the street from the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama called Island Ice Cream and Treats. How could life get any better? I love my job, most of my customers are happy ones and that makes me happy! My ice cream shop is only open half the year; so to fill all my other time I decided to start another business called The Green Gift Company. This is something that I love doing and defiantly doesn't feel like a "job" to me; selling my crafts, handmade items and personalized gifts online. I can honestly say I sell two of the “happiest” products in the world! What’s better than ice cream and gifts?

I have always LOVED giving gifts. At Christmas I am more excited about seeing my friends and family open their gifts than I am about opening my own. Every time a friend or a family member would come to my house they would look around at my decorations or crafts and say, “You could sell these!” The same thing happened at bridal showers, birthdays, house warming parties and Christmas when I would show up with my handmade gifts. After a while I decided to listen to them and open up my own Etsy Shop. Making the gifts you see in my Etsy shop make me HAPPY too!

So that brings me to writing this blog. I have wanted to have one for quite some time now but never could get motivated to. I started one about a year ago but only wrote two entries so does that even count? Starting The Green Gift Company has motivated me to start another one. I set up my blog thinking It could be a way to get my products out there and before I had even written my first post I decided this blog will NOT be all about my business, although it will have some of my business life sprinkled in.

I am going to write about EVERYTHING I am interested in. Of course that will include my businesses (The Green Gift Company and Island Ice Cream). But it will also include cooking, decorating, crafting, baking, posts about my husband, my puppy, my family… pretty much a blog about my entire life. So stick around, hopefully you will be able to relate to the things I write about. <3

Leave me a comment! Tell me what you want to hear about! Tell me if what you think of my posts or ask me a question if you want to know how I did something. You can even e-mail me at

Thanks for reading - Chelsea <3