Friday, January 26, 2007

New website

Hi Everyone

Just wanted to let you know that the website is up and running as of about 10.30pm last night. And wasn't I a happy girl. I will post again later with all the exciting news. There are a few changes that are happening in the forum and gallery but hopefully they will be ironed out by tomorrow.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Website update 5

Well hopefully I am only hours away from reopening. the last 3 days have been frustrating trying to get one thing done that I thought was simple but it is very important for security of the site. Dealing with people in other countries can be frustrating and the red tape that I have gone through and the emails and phone calls had me at breaking point today. I have sat up the last couple of nights till midnight waiting for replys only to be told that the information was still not correct. At 3pm this afternoon it was finally fixed. I have been looking after my 2 nieces plus my two girls today and I am sure when they are arrived they wanted to go somewhere else cause I was not in the mood for anyone or anything.
But now I feel like we may get back online tonight or tomorrow morning. so thankyou for hanging in there with me and remind me that I am not going to do this again for quiet some time.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Website update 4

Well last Thursday I was really ready to just chuck the whole thing in. I have been doing this now since I bought the site and all I have done is worry about the site and how it is functioning instead of worrying about the business. I was so frustrated and upset that I really considered giving it away. but we are back on track and I am really happy about how everything looks. I just need to check a few things and we should be back operating in a few days. I have lots of exciting news and great new things in store for the website.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Gosh 2 posts in one day.

Urban Lily is being sold at Spotlight. I have just seen the catalogue and my sister was there this afternoon and rang me from the store.

What do you think????

Website update 3

Well after I did the last post things went slowly down hill from there. After spending hours of my time trying to look for the answers to my questions on the oscommerce website I was just about to chuck the computer out the window.
I sent Greg the programmer message after message about fixing certain things as I don't know anything about PHP or mysql and that is how you have to fix most things in oscommerce not through the admin area. I was getting so frustrated with the whole thing and I told Greg how frustrated I was at the whole thing and wish that I had more knowledge about PHP so that I could do the fixes myself. When we were looking at putting Zen cart in I found this to be more user friendly and things could be fixed in the admin area which I could do without bothering Greg. So I told Greg this and the email came back would you prefer to install Zen cart. I couldn't believe it. After all the hours that he had put in I couldn't ask him to do this. But he did and wow what a difference.
He didn't think at first he would be able to import all the customers and products over due to the errors from the old cart but he tried and this morning I have an operational shopping cart. I spoke with Greg last night and he was stoaked that it was so much easier than oscommerce. I felt so much better when he said that as he has been working through the nights on this and going to work during the day.
So this morning I have been testing everything and everything seems GREAT.
I feel 100% better know and there is light at the end of the tunnel. And there have only been a couple of things that I have been unable to fix myself. So I am happy about that.

So shouln't be too much longer.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Website update no 2

Well earlier this morning I thought I was going to chuck it all in and I think my programmer Greg was ready to do it too. I don't know how to thank him enough for what he is doing.
Anyway thought we would have to manually upload 700 odd products and hundreds of customers but he saved the day and now we are in the testing mode. Just realised at 10.30 pm at night that there are no prices on the products so can't test the shopping cart etc. sitting here waiting. so hopefully won't be too much longer.

hope you all had a good weekend.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Website update

Gosh two posts within 10 hours of each other.

the email is finally working for the website and I have changed it to More personal I think.
Will be having some more late nights from tonight and probably working on it over the weekend, in between seeing my sister and having a family get together for my 3 year old nieces birthday.


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Happy New Year & New Website

Well Happy New Year everyone.

We had a great christmas and a fun start to the new year and have been doing lots of things with the kids in the holidays.
The kids were spoilt at christmas time but a couple of days later were looking for things to do and play with. What is it with that.
Lots of swimming being done in the pool and a couple of birthday parties as well. I haven't started my babysitting duties for these holidays as yet but that is to come next week.
The girls have been doing intensive swimming lessons this week and are going to continue next week as well. I can definitely see the improvement already. Maddison about 6 weeks ago was getting around the pool with a ring floatie on as she was scared and it wasn't until mummy went in the pool a few weeks before xmas that I enticed her to take it off and she has been a little fish ever since or should I say a mermaid. She is doing backstroke like she has been doing it forever.
we also went shopping and bought the new school shoes for Maddison and the new lunchboxes and a couple of exercise books and they both had to have foolscap folders even though either of them will not be using them in young starters and Year 1. So we got a Bratz folder for Taylah and a Tinkerbell for Maddison. All that is left really is to get a painting shirt and some more white socks. Do your white socks always go missing????.

Today we went to Nelson Bay. What a beautiful day here in Newcastle and it was pretty hot. It was a lot nicer up the Bay than it was at home. My girlfriend Jo and her hubby Stuart and two boys were visiting from Sydney, so we went up for the day. We had a great time at the beach and the kids loved it. My girlfriend Jo surprised me the other day when she rang and asked would I be interested in going with her to see Il Divo (who are they you might ask, cause I did, they are the 5 guys that sing) with her in sydney for the weekend plus a harbour cruise on sunday. well I said I couldn't afford it and she said that her hubby had bought her tickets for xmas for her and a friend. And I just happened to be the friend. What a great friend she is and we have known each other since year 9 at school. So I am off to sydney for the weekend in February and will be back on sunday night. Looking forward to it.

Well tomorrow we are off to swimming lessons, out for lunch, having some friends over for a swim in the arvo and probably a visit from my sister in Sydney and my soon to be 3 year old niece. So busy day.


Well the sale went great guns and was very successful. I would like to thank all of you for contributing to the success.

The other news is the website is currently down while we build a new one. Yes a new one from scratch. So many bugs and errors and gremlins in the old one that it was not worth even trying to fix. So we shut down on monday and thought that we would get the email side of things working first and it is still not working tonight. there was a bug on the server that has now been fixed and we thought it was working but doesn't want to do it. So if you want to contact me try emailing me here.

So I thought that we would have the site up and running in a week but it doesn't look like it as we haven't even started on the site as yet. So it just keeps going on and on and I wonder whether it will ever stop so that I can concentrate on the things that I am suppose to be concentrating on like growing the business.

Anyway I will keep you up to date from today on what is happening. Thankyou for being patient that is if anyone is even reading this.