We are excited to announce "The Smart Phone Scarf" is getting smarter! We're going to college!! Emerson Street Clothing Company has licensed our patented phone scarf and is putting your favorite college team's logo on it. We are thrilled to join forces with ESC because of their strong reputation for integrity, quality, factory compliance, flexibility and creative fashionable missy fit products. No … Continue reading Peepsnake goes to College… with a Licensing Deal!
As I write this, the northeast is getting pounded with snow. Here at Peepsnake, not so much; we are based down in the south in Atlanta, Georgia. I find out when inclement weather is about to strike up there when I receive a timely email, not from The Weather Channel, CNN or FOX, but from … Continue reading How I Got My Invention On QVC – Part 2
It's official! Our techwearables were issued a UTILITY PATENT. I would not even have dreamed up to put something like this on any sort of Bucket List if I had one. “U.S. Patented Inventor” It took time, patience, and lawyer fees, but it was worth it to be awarded this life achievement. And to think, … Continue reading Peepsnake awarded a Utility Patent!
I got the opportunity to go LIVE on-air on QVC September 30th on the 7-9am Mornings Made Easy Show with Rachel Boesing and Dan Hughes. What an incredible experience! Peepsnake was voted as the winner of QVC Sprouts Program (week 71) by Peepsnake and QVC customers. How did this 'mompreneur' get this opportunity to even get up for a vote? I just pursued … Continue reading How I Got My Invention On QVC – Part 1
This past weekend, I got a special Valentine's Day gift from my husband– an article he wrote about me. Here is a copy of my love letter ;) “All In”… A Valentine’s Day gift to my wife After 20 years of marriage, it’s often difficult to know what to get my girl on Valentine’s Day. So this year, I’m … Continue reading ALL IN… A Valentine’s Day Letter from My Husband
After 13 years as a stay-at-home mom, I successfully launched a SIMPLE IDEA into a NEW PRODUCT. The boxes are arriving from the manufacturer, the website is being launched, and the online shop is open for business in a few days. WooHoo! This is really exciting!!...The things I have learned...From learning to even turn on … Continue reading Peepsnake Has Arrived!
“Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.” That day I met with my 3rd manufacturer, a story that began a year before. It was the 9th American one I spoke with over the phone—the others: “We’re too busy.” “We don’t work with your fabric.” “We don’t have enough … Continue reading A Manufacturing Story: Perseverance and Patience
For 13 years now, I have been out of the ‘corporate’ working world. In fact, when I left my lead graphic designer job in January 1999, the Internet was just starting to ‘catch on.’ I had to learn about all things cyber in-between diaper changes. After 1, then 2, then 3 babies, I had gotten … Continue reading How to Think in a Straight Line
The Lesson Learned in my previous post was– Don’t tell anyone about your idea while you work it out, but if you must for some reason, have him or her sign a NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement). This was good advice I received from the very beginning from a friend who is a patent agent. Lesson … Continue reading How to Find a Better NDA
Everybody's doing it. Blogging that is, right? After a number of friends inquired about how I jumped on the product development path, I decided a blog would be a good platform to share what I have learned with the ladies (and gents) seeking this information… and honestly, since I’m bootstrapping my start-up company, one of … Continue reading An Inventor’s Blog