The crowd empowers knowledge and vice versa

I’m totally with that. Even the littlest yay deserves a small celebration. Whether it is a kick ass IG picture you took (after failing 56778 pics) or a pitch that went really well. Whether it is a meeting that helps you take the next steps or simply a nice comment you received of somebody liking your product. Celebrate. Whether it …

The obligatory panic attack

While heading to the finish line of the MiniMarieTea pilot pouch, I’ve been all over the place with my mind. Sh*t is getting real I guess. All (dazzling pretty and tasty) ingredients from my great organic farmers have now arrived. I’ve got the works: gloves, a hygienic suit,… I even have my personal tea scale to weigh all ingredients and …

The difference between Happy Bags and MiniMarieTea  

As I’m proceeding on #thehappybagsjourney and getting closer to holding the first MiniMarieTea boxes in my hands, (Seriously guys, I’m OVERexcited about that. This does feel like I’m about to hold my third child for the first time. Ok. I’m a woman, I tend to exaggerate, but not that much though. This is a big deal to me, as you …

On ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.

So I’ve decided not to wait any longer. I’m going to produce the first badge of MiniMarieTea. As in all-the-way-produce. As in the perfect box with the perfect logo and the perfect artwork. Filled with the perfect ingredients obviously. With a real food label on top. All-the-way. Just a really small quantity, though. Just enough to allow me to keep my house and my husband …

Thank you for being awesome

  Just a quick one but an important one!   I want to say THANK YOU. A big thank you. To the right people saying the right things to me at the right time.   I’m living the start-up life. I have big ups and high lows. It’s inevitable. So my biggest low from last blog update was no joke, …

Mayday Mayday, I’m okay.

Thanks ZekerVanHaarZaak for this onliner, I love it. And I love what you do for female entrepreneurs too. I’m at my all time professional low. I wish I had more uplifting tones to share with you, but that’s just how it is. It’s a live journey of a start up. It’s the upfront truth. I also wish I could see a …

Moving on up!

Literally mainly for now, that is. I’ve got myself an office on the first floor of our house. A real office, with a door and a window. And most importantly, it’s the best smelling office in the whole wide world. It’s packed with dried flowers, herbs and fruits, obviously. When I tuck the kids in at night, I can’t pass …

The basics of a good tea pot

Just a quick –but an essential- one today. Whilst proceeding on #thehappybagsjourney, I’m getting closer to finishing my first product #minimarietea. Aside from this being totally exciting and hoping to be sharing all details on this new tea with you soon, I’ve noticed something I thought I’d share with you in the meantime. Whilst crafting my perfect blends and testing …

The inconvenient truth about sugar

This documentary blew me away. It’s called “Fed Up”. And that’s an understatement. I recorded it several weeks ago and I only got round to watching it yesterday. It’s an eye opener. A huge one.  I’ll praise it to my own kids when they’re a little older. I’ve asked my husband to show it to his students in class. It …

Own your story.

It’s as simple as that really. While taking a few important steps in #thehappybagsjourney I had to explain some important people what my plan and products consist of. I wanted to do this in the most perfect way, because I really wanted those people with me on #thehappybagsjourney. I prepared powerpoints, flow charts, excel sheets, … the whole lot. I …