A year in, what has all happen at Oh You're Lovely (OYL), a recap

June 28, 2019 96 Comments

Goodness!  Maggie and I (Stefanie) have recently celebrated our first year of business since our soft launch.  Wow so much has happen in just a year so let's recap shall we?

 

  • We have imported over 3 million sola wood flowers

Sola wood flowers our third container

(funny story that is our container that we followed by chance on the way to the warehouse!)

 

 

  • We started with one office space that morphed into three spaces at that rehabbed cotton mill to a few weeks ago moved into a 12,000 sq foot warehouse/office

one of our first spaces before the shipment arrived

 

the after pretty much all three spaces was just boxes upon boxes upon boxes

our new warehouse/office

starting to set up

 

getting there and filling up the space already fairly quickly

 

 

  • We have filmed almost 200 facebook lives (totaling over 90 hours of tutorials)

 

 

  • We have shipped over 7,500 orders (that's a lot of boxes and flowers!)

we have now had those fun milestones like filling up multiple postal trucks in one pick-up! 

 

 

  • We made it into the top 100 of the FedEx small business grant this year (out of 13,000 applicants) 

 

 

  • Stefanie built a new studio space at her home

Before the space was fully filled in

  

  • We have added preserved filler, faux filler, craft supplies and keep hunting for new items to offer our customers

 

 

  • We started a facebook group and have almost 2000 members 

Our group is Put a Flower on it..... you can join it here!

  

  • We have hired our first full time employee (besides ourselves), 3 part time employees and a few contracted employees

Meet Amy!

  

  • We started a YouTube channel

check out here channel here 

 

  • Created a wholesale website

to apply for an account for the trade here

 

  • We have created such wonderful relationships with our customers who many now we consider to be friends 

a live tutorial we recently did with a customer's picture she sent us 

 

Now to get just a bit sappy.  While the growth of the business has been thrilling and we are very proud of what we are building in the craft supply world,  what we really are the happiest by and overwhelmed with is the friendships and community we have been honored to be involved in.  The loveliest ladies (and a few gents) we have gotten to celebrate with on their own business wins, life events, and just everyday chats has been the most fulling part of this entire experience thus far.    This last year flew in a blink and we are so excited to see what this next year has in store for us and for all of you!  





96 Responses

Amanda Kobilis
Amanda Kobilis

October 04, 2019

Umm..wow. dream job!

Luann McMahan
Luann McMahan

July 21, 2019

Love the colorful filler!!

Cassandra D
Cassandra D

July 21, 2019

What an excellent year with many more excellent years to come.

Christine
Christine

July 21, 2019

Thank you for the add. I’m so excited to get started making these flowers. They look so beautiful! I’ve just started following you on Facebook and seen a great tutorial on YouTube about making bridal bouquet. You all were so down to earth and fun to watch, I’m excited to see more videos and learn so much from you.

Natalie
Natalie

October 04, 2019

Beautiful Flowers

Megan Allen
Megan Allen

July 20, 2019

Congrats on so many milestones!!!! I love ordering from you, always great customer service!

Brenda D Mayo
Brenda D Mayo

July 20, 2019

Love watching your amazing progress! Have bought flowers but have not made anything yet; getting inspiration from all of you before I take the plunge!

Leah Swenson Davis
Leah Swenson Davis

July 20, 2019

Wonderful to see the growth of your business and all the fun you have had and many of us have had watching you!

Jacqueline Yvette McMillan
Jacqueline Yvette McMillan

July 20, 2019

I love OYL!!!!! You have the most perfect premium selection of flowers and are always on top of every order I have placed with you! You are simply LOVELY!

Lauren
Lauren

July 20, 2019

I love your flowers and the community you have built!

Sue Ella
Sue Ella

July 20, 2019

You ladies are the best in the business. It’s always a pleasure working with your company!

Amanda Holman
Amanda Holman

July 20, 2019

Love checking out the blog and the FB group- getting tons of ideas!

Sonya Morris
Sonya Morris

July 20, 2019

What a wonderful year! Congrats!

Alissa Mooney
Alissa Mooney

July 20, 2019

I love your tutorials and Facebook group! I’ve learned so much about ways to use these flowers.

Jodi Kittelson
Jodi Kittelson

July 20, 2019

I enjoy your lives and especially love looking through all the Sunday crafts on FB

Taylor
Taylor

July 19, 2019

I just ordered my first set of Sola flowers! I’ll be watching all your videos to help me get started! Thank you for helping to make my wedding beautiful!

Tammy Steffen
Tammy Steffen

July 19, 2019

It has been fun to watch your growth since the beginning…..Congratulations!!

Jonee Wolfbrandt
Jonee Wolfbrandt

October 04, 2019

I am so excited to have found sola wood flowers, oh your lovely, and being able to watch and learn from your tutorials! Thank you!

Jonee Wolfbrandt
Jonee Wolfbrandt

July 19, 2019

I am so excited to have found sola wood flowers, oh your lovely, and being able to watch and learn from your tutorials! Thank you!

April Campbell
April Campbell

July 16, 2019

It has been a pleasure to be apart of the community that Stephanie and Maggie have started and being able to witness the growth these ladies have achieved has been so inspiring! Good luck and fortune on your many firsts still to come! Congratulations!

Samantha
Samantha

July 16, 2019

Getting married soon! I think these flowers will be perfect for all of my wedding dreams! ❤️

Tiffany Lester
Tiffany Lester

July 16, 2019

You guys are doing such an amazing job. I wouldn’t buy my flowers from anyone else.

Brittany
Brittany

July 16, 2019

Y’all are so amazing! Your flowers are ways perfect and the tutorials and information is so helpful! Thank you.

Caitlin
Caitlin

July 15, 2019

These are so beautiful! Helping a friend craft with these flowers for her wedding!

Nicole Kamper
Nicole Kamper

July 14, 2019

Thank you so much for all of your videos!!! You are so sweet and have helped reassure me that I can work with these flowers as I’m just starting out!!

Chelsea Spears
Chelsea Spears

July 14, 2019

You ladies are wonderful and have an amazing business!

Kyrstie Stanford
Kyrstie Stanford

July 13, 2019

Wish I had your work space so jelly! It’s gorgeous!

Nicole
Nicole

July 13, 2019

Just learned about OYL and already loving it! Love the tutorial videos!

Casey
Casey

July 13, 2019

Love the new craft room!

Karla Zykan
Karla Zykan

July 13, 2019

I love these flowers. I have learned so much from the OYL group. Each flower has it’s own statement to make in a piece.

April G.
April G.

July 13, 2019

You’re positivity, selflessness, caring, kind and loving personalities is what got through this amazing journey. You have blessed so many people through this journey, not only me but countless other people too. You have helped my family because with you I am able to have a job from home. Being a military spouse is not always easy and with my husbands schedule it’s definitely tough to alone have a job so this helps us a lot. More than you realize. Again thank you for everything.

Karen P.
Karen P.

July 11, 2019

I’ve only come across your site today, but I’m already loving it! I’m bookmarking it, so I can keep exploring. :)

Carissa Maston
Carissa Maston

July 11, 2019

How exciting! I just discovered you guys but I am looking forward to using your flowers for my wedding day!!!

shannon zeidan
shannon zeidan

July 11, 2019

I am so impressed by how hard y’all have worked to get this far. I’m excited to see where you go next.

Deanna Crescenzi
Deanna Crescenzi

July 11, 2019

Love the office space and love all that you do. Hope to be at that point one day!

bn100
bn100

July 13, 2019

how amazing

Calvin
Calvin

July 11, 2019

That’s huge, lots of space in that warehouse. Awesome.

Angelica George
Angelica George

July 05, 2019

I can’t wait to continue you watch your business grow. Your tutorials and products are fantastic.

Jordan Glover
Jordan Glover

July 05, 2019

You guys have come so far, but my favorite part by far is the Facebook group. Everyone is so helpful and uplifting and that’s because of how both of you are! You’re very personable, funny, and phenomenally creative! Thanks for all your help :)

Lisa Felps
Lisa Felps

July 05, 2019

Loved the tutorial on the chicken wire wreath with the flowers. It was a first for me ..

Denise
Denise

July 04, 2019

I am excited to learn more and i am contemplating starting a new business :)

Kati
Kati

July 05, 2019

Congratulations on all of the milestones?

Amanda M
Amanda M

July 03, 2019

I’m so excited for you guys! Y’all deserve all of the best!

Lisa Mullen
Lisa Mullen

July 03, 2019

You guys rock this business! With your beautiful inventory, speedy delivery, fabulous tutorials, and wonderful communication. Happy for you guys and here is to many more years in business.

Melissa
Melissa

July 03, 2019

Wow! Amazing things happening for an amazing company! Cheers to many more years of growing and celebrating!

Veronica (Ayala) Nichols
Veronica (Ayala) Nichols

July 03, 2019

Love this company! All the positivity is infectious! Thank you!

Charlene Huffman
Charlene Huffman

July 03, 2019

My first Sola flowers came from OYL! I have been in love ever since! I have learned so much from your live videos! Thanks for being Oh sooooo Lovely!!!

Andrea
Andrea

July 03, 2019

Thank you for all the hard work! One of the best companies I’ve ever ordered from (not just sola flowers)!

Jinny
Jinny

July 03, 2019

Super excited for OLY to be expanding this amazing company ! They have been by far my favorite company to order with! Flowers are exceptional! Thank you ladies so much

Michelle Kirk
Michelle Kirk

July 03, 2019

Love all your flowers!! Super fast shipping and communication!

Ryan McGhee
Ryan McGhee

July 03, 2019

I cant believe how big you have grown over such a short time! You all have done a fabulous job and deserve all the good things that are coming your way!! Congrats!! Way to go!!!

Kylie
Kylie

July 03, 2019

One of the best sites to buy flowers! Simply the best

Phyllis
Phyllis

July 03, 2019

I love your flowers so much. I’m working on my daughter’s wedding decor today, wish me luck.

Vanessa
Vanessa

July 03, 2019

Wow, what a fabulous year! You ladies have accomplished, and achieved so much in this last year with oh you’re lovely.
I love your group too, it’s full of gorgeous, helpful, and inspirational ladies, just like yourselves.
I wish you both the very best, and hope there’s many more exciting milestones for oh you’re lovely in the coming year, and years 💐❤️

Kathy Glasheen
Kathy Glasheen

July 02, 2019

Congratulations on a fabulous year! I am so glad I found Oh! You’re Lovely. I love your products and customer service (and that your warehouse is in NC right near me!), but most of all I love your positive and encouraging spirit!

Best wishes for an even more exciting year ahead!

Kathy Glasheen
Kathy Glasheen

July 03, 2019

Congratulations on a fabulous year! I am so glad I found Oh! You’re Lovely. I love your products and customer service (and that your warehouse is in NC right near me!), but most of all I love your positive and encouraging spirit!

Best wishes for an even more exciting year ahead!

María plascencia
María plascencia

July 02, 2019

I love your flower selection!!!!

Chandra
Chandra

July 02, 2019

You guys are a flower blessing. When I was having trouble getting supplies you were there for me. It’s amazing how much stress and anxiety you relieved with your fast efficient shipping and friendly staff. So grateful for each and every one of you guys. Keep up the magnificent work! Customer for life!

Shelly Pender
Shelly Pender

July 02, 2019

So happy to see your company flourish! I’m just beginning in this new adventure and look forward to ordering more in the future from you all.

Mandy Hollinshead
Mandy Hollinshead

July 02, 2019

Love this company and love you guys. Thanks for sharing the flower love.

Sofia Liserio
Sofia Liserio

July 02, 2019

I cannot wait till I can become wholesale and get a bigger storage area!!

Veronica Plascencia
Veronica Plascencia

July 02, 2019

I love these flowers! Used them for my wedding bouquet 💕

Kristina
Kristina

July 01, 2019

You guys are amazing! I have learned so much from everyone in the group. I am so blessed n thankful for you all. I love my flower family! 😘

Amanda
Amanda

July 01, 2019

I absolutely love these flowers! They are beautiful and great for crafts!

Jordan Wallace
Jordan Wallace

July 01, 2019

This is so beautiful and inspiring!

Kayla Lucas
Kayla Lucas

July 01, 2019

My new found love is Sola flowers!! Can’t wait to make my wedding bouquet

Amanda Watson
Amanda Watson

July 01, 2019

Can I just say how much I love you ladies?! I’m so happy to see your accomplishments and growth!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie Crowley

July 01, 2019

Love watching all your videos and can’t wait to order some of your beautiful flowers!!

Kristan
Kristan

July 01, 2019

This is amazing! So happy I found you and to be working with you!

Staci Johnson
Staci Johnson

July 01, 2019

Just recently found you gals! Your flowers look amazing!

Miranda McIrvin
Miranda McIrvin

July 01, 2019

I just love these flowers! Congratulations on all you gals have accomplished with these flowers they are beautiful

Mimi Spears Garguilo
Mimi Spears Garguilo

July 01, 2019

Love your tutorials and you both are very personable. It’s nice to be a senior and have a place to go to and visit with those with same interest.

Katherine Santo
Katherine Santo

July 01, 2019

You guys are the best! Your lives are amazing! You ship quickly and no broken flowers!

Victoria Bown
Victoria Bown

July 01, 2019

That’s incredible! Congratulations guys! I have lived watching you grow. Your videos are do inspirational

Stephanie
Stephanie

July 01, 2019

I can not wait to use your flowers to decorate my wedding and home!!

Peggy farrell
Peggy farrell

July 01, 2019

I was so happy for you all when you got the bigger warehouse!! Keep on growing

Mary
Mary

July 01, 2019

I am thrilled I found you all. I was getting a bit burnt out with my design business but with no intention of closing shop. You have helped revitalize me and my small business and given me something to do that is really fun and different. I am enjoying watching your business grow as well.

Jamie L Grimes
Jamie L Grimes

July 01, 2019

Your flowers are so beautiful and unique.

Stephanie
Stephanie

July 01, 2019

I choose you! I live in Ogden Utah so you know how close I live to another unnamed Sola Co. but I have fallen in ♥️ With Stephanie videos and the quality of you flowers have won me over!!!💐

Alexis Snyder
Alexis Snyder

July 01, 2019

You guys are awesome! So happy for you!

Lauren Routt
Lauren Routt

July 01, 2019

I love you guys!!

Jamie Savarino
Jamie Savarino

July 01, 2019

I am so happy that I found you! You both have been such a huge help in getting my business off the ground. Your tutorials, flowers, and support have made me a better business person as well as a better floral designer. Thank you and congrats on all that you have accomplished in such a short time!

Wendy Huntley
Wendy Huntley

July 01, 2019

I was so intrigued when I first learned of these flowers and knew I had to try them in order to help save my son and future daughter in law some money on their wedding !

katie
katie

July 01, 2019

I love that you post videos tutorials and craft ideas. I am excited to play around with these flowers and see what I can make.

Dawn Anderson
Dawn Anderson

July 01, 2019

Congrats and here’s to many more milestones!!!

Michelle Guzman
Michelle Guzman

July 01, 2019

I’d do love to work with you ladies – need a warehouse in CT? 😉😆. Awesome work getting your business up and running. I just started my little business last month and it’s great to see others succeed. I’m hoping I can grow, however time is so limited as I work full time and am finishing up school, in addition to sola. Someday maybe it can just be Sola ☺️ Keep up the amazing work ladies!

Nicole Stevenson
Nicole Stevenson

July 01, 2019

Super awesome business, definitely cannot wait to start crafting with these beautiful lovely sola flowers.

Tess
Tess

July 01, 2019

Love the lives, ladies,and all thats offered!

Michele
Michele

July 01, 2019

Love your flowers. they are always perfect. and the tutorials are so helpful

Lori
Lori

July 01, 2019

I love following you ladies and am so excited for all of the growth you have experienced! Thanks for all of the inspiration :)

Sarah
Sarah

July 01, 2019

I am so excited to discover your company! Our wedding is rustic wood themed and these flowers will be such a wonderful touch. I have been trying to find solutions to using real flowers and this might be a step in the right direction!

Nicole lawson
Nicole lawson

July 01, 2019

Im so happy you all have done so well and came so far.you have amazing products and i love watching your lives

Katie Nelson
Katie Nelson

July 01, 2019

Congratulations on your First year!!! So many more to come you ladies are amazing!!

Heather Hannaway
Heather Hannaway

July 01, 2019

I love watching how your business has grown so quickly and how real you guys are! Best customer service and highest quality flowers ever! Thank you for all the inspiration!

Pam Ratcliff
Pam Ratcliff

July 01, 2019

Love the flowers, they are so unique and the variety is the best. I have been following on FB for quite some time!!

Katie Kiehl
Katie Kiehl

July 01, 2019

My all time fave company!!!!

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