6.08.2010

A Name Change & A Giveaway

Do you like change?

Normally, I do not like change.
Change is scary.
But, over the years, I have learned change can be also be a good thing.

Right now, I have a lot of change going on in my life.
A new house, new neighbors,
the school year is ending, a new principal at my school next year,
and now I have decided to change the name of my little side business.

Previously, my etsy shop was named MKL Designs.
MKL represents my initials. (Boring & not memorable if you ask me)
I never really liked the name but I just kept it.

I have been wanting to change the name of it for a while, especially since I have been doing more photography on the side. MKL Designs just didn't cut it as a name for a photography business.
Word of mouth has been spreading about my photography & I have 6 sessions in the next month, I decided I needed a name to incorporate my etsy shop and my photography!

So, my official business name has been changed to:

Daylight Designs & Photography


My Etsy shop is now called:

It has the same web address as before www.mlarson17.etsy.com

So, if you have an old MKL Designs button on your blog, you might want to replace it with this one:



Which is found on the left side of my blog, near the bottom.

It is very exciting & I am excited to see how my etsy shop & my photography grow and change in the next year.

I have a TON of invitations. products & holiday card ideas that I want to create this summer & add to my shop like.....ladybugs, ballet, princesses, circus, dinosaurs, pirates & zoo animals!

Here are a few recent items I have added to my etsy shop:
Like always, colors & wording can be customized to meet your needs!

And, I have a new product, personalized note cards!
They can be customized to match any invitation in my shop, and customized with whatever wording you want! They are 4.5 x 5 inches & come with envelopes.
Here are a few samples:
I am loving the owl theme that is popular right now!
Baby Shower thank you:
Silhouette Note Card:

In honor of the name change, new products & a new season (Summertime!!!)
Let's do a giveaway!

How would you like a set of 25 personalized note cards?
They can be any color, with any graphic/clip art you see in my shop & have whatever wording YOU want! They can be personalized for yourself, one of your kids, or a friend!

Just leave a comment to enter!
Giveaway ends at midnight Friday, June 11th!

69 comments:

  1. Ah! I want those! I would love something from your Etsy shop.

    :)

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  2. Oooo how fun! And I love the new name change! Any meaning behind it?

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  3. I love your new Etsy name...and I can't wait till I can finally schedule a photo shoot with you.

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  4. I have totally been dwelling on a new name for my shop! How funny that you were too!

    (any ideas? :)

    pick me! pick me!

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  5. I love your baby shower invitation! It's so cute!

    ps. Everyone LOVED the Christmas photo cards you made for us! :)

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  6. I love your blog and these products look AMAZING! Change scares me sometimes too!!

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  7. Love it! Great job (as usual. :)

    I saw the new bird design on No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane (I think???) and have to have it. You are so talented, Mel!

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  8. LOVE the new name! Good luck! I added your button to my blog :)

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  9. LOVE IT!! I am so happy for you!!

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  10. Pick me! I need baby announcements soon soon soon! I love the new name too :)

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  11. just found your blog through facebook....i know have another thing to suck time out of my day! but its worth it. i cant wait until the family photo shoot. it should be...interesting. see you soon!
    torrey

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  12. I've been reading your blog for a month or two. I really enjoy your thoughts. Your etsy store has some amazing stuff. You are very talented.

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  13. I love the new name and colors. It's very summery, but a great color year 'round, too.

    You do such amazing work~

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  14. Oh I would love some of those name cards with the little silhouetted boy for my son Sydney! Congrats on all the change :)

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  15. How did I not know you had a an etsy shop? Wow!?! I love your stuff, and this is a really fun giveaway.

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  16. Congratulations on your name change, that's so great that your business is growing!

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  17. Ooh ooh ooh! Me Me Me!!

    Love the new name and the new logo. Super cute.

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  18. Sometimes change is a GOOD thing! :) Love the new name!

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  19. I'd love them! your designs are beautiful!

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  20. Love the new name and the new designs. I wish I had your talent.

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  21. I love the name change!!! It's so refreshing and current! If we lived closer, I would definitely have you take Miss Addison's pictures!!

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  22. Love the new name. MKL always made me feel like I was reading MLK, but that I was dyslexic.

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  23. Love the new name and "rebranding"! I am glad I had the foresight to call myself LauraC. Well not really, because I hate being called LauraC!

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  24. love the new name...Daylight! So sunny and bright!! I would also love to win the notecards! I love the silhouette! You are talented!

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  25. Love the name change. I can't wait to have you take the kids' pics in August...hopefully Griffin's hair mishap will have resolved itself & Claire's black and blue forehead will be better! And, we'll be needing birth announcements in a few more months-scary!

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  26. I really like the name of the new business! Six sessions booked for the next month - wow, so exciting! I agree, change can be good, but a lot of change at once can be overwhelming. :) I'm sure you'll sail through all the change with flying colors!

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  27. Sometimes it is just time for a change and although I normally don't like them myself I also do not like feeling like I am stuck with something I don't like or isn't me. I like the new name and such cute stuff, love your work!

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  28. I love the new name! And I would love some notecards!

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  29. I love the name change!

    Pick me! Pick me :)

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  30. How fun! I have change-a-phobia too. :)

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  31. I love that baby shower invite! Very Cool :)

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  32. Hi! I started following because my Friend Tegan got me hooked on your blog. I like the name. I have been struggling to find a name for my massage business so I know what you mean. Your pictures are wonderful and your designs are so fresh. I enjoy reading your blog very much. =)

    Abby

    PS: Zoe is a pen name. :)

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  33. I just recently discovered your blog and I love it! Your products look great, too and I like the new name change. Would love to win the note cards!!

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  34. Congrats on the new name! And the note cards are ADORABLE!

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  35. Good for you!! I'm happy for you that business is picking up. I am posting an "ad" for my photog biz today, too. I have you in mind as a referral in case clients want personalized cards made with one of their photos. Its just not something I want to invest the time into learning right now, so I'll outsource to you!

    Great giveaway.

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  36. love the new look! i'd love to win! thanks!

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  37. Count me in! I love it. You are one talented chick, my dear!

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  38. I love your new designs. They are all adorable!

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  39. ohhhh! With two sisters having babies in the next few months these would be handy! Love the new name and design! Congrats!

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  40. Love the name, love the photographer : D

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  41. Visiting your blog from North Dakota. Thanks for the chance at winning your give away!!

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  42. I love the new name and all of your cute items! Way to go!

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  43. Pick me Pick me
    Love the name change.
    Happy summer to you!

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  44. Please put me in for the drawing!!!

    Thank You

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  45. I love the name change! Any Significance?

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  46. Okay, I know you use random.com, but I hope I'm the "random" winner! When are you going to put up a website? I bet you're already working on that ;)

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  47. I was gonna comment anyway to say that I LOVE the new name and button, but since you are giving something away, that makes it doubly fun! :)

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  48. i love the new name and button, really!

    oh, and pick me, k?

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  49. I love your blog...always fun to read. You have some great stuff in your Etsy shop!!
    Kelli S.

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  50. love the new look and the name! and i hope i am a lucky winner!

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  51. Mel.....a woman after my own heart. When I grow up I want to be just like you!

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  52. Love the new name change! I'd love to have some personalized cards! Please throw my name in the hat

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  53. i'm trying real hard to be random so that the random picker will pick me!

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  54. Oh, your designs are beautiful and I like the new name! Thanks for the comment on my 10 on 10 - it lead me here. :)

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  55. Those are super cute and creative!! How did you get into making them? I am going to check out your etsy shop next!

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  56. Your designs are very cute, and who doesn't want stationary?! Count me in!
    -Shari

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  57. Very creative and great job! I would LOVE to have some!!

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