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Name: Kristen Deon
Location: London, Ontario
Start Date: April 2016
What’s your SweetLegs Story?
I was off of work for 7 months due to my pregnancy, followed by maternity leave. I wanted to help supplement the family income as we were just barely getting by. I had already started selling another product during my leave, but it just wasn’t cutting it. There were a lot of consultants in my area and it was tough to create even just a small customer base. I wanted to find another product – one I would proudly stand behind without having an oversaturated market in my area. One of my best friends suggested SweetLegs (which I had never even heard of), so I started to look into becoming a Distributor. I couldn’t find a whole lot of information online, so I figured I would apply and see what happens. Worst case scenario: I would turn it down and move on with my life.
I ended up being approved right away and I was so intrigued by the entire business model! We didn’t have the funds to place my very first order, but my family was very supportive and helped me start my SweetLegs journey. I remember freaking out the entire time I was waiting for my first order, unsure if I would like them or not (as I’m VERY picky when it comes to clothing!). Like several other Distributors, I had never tried SweetLegs before jumping into this business. My order finally arrived and I immediately opened it up, ran upstairs to try on a pair of Plus, and yelled down to my hubby, “Oh, no!!!” He responded with, “what, are they bad?” To which I replied, “THEY ARE AMAZING!! I’M NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY MONEY BECAUSE I’M GOING TO WANT TO KEEP THEM ALL!” Here I am over a year and a half in, making money and I have a wardrobe FULL of SweetLegs!!
How as being a SweetLegs Distributor impacted your day-to-day life?
Being a distributor for this amazing company has impacted my life in ways I couldn’t even imagine. Becoming a first-time parent can be overwhelming at times, but I think the biggest challenge of all is the lack of social interaction. Most of my friends did not have kids when my son was born, so naturally we drifted apart. Being a SweetLegs Distributor has allowed me to have a social life back! I absolutely love going to home parties with a group of inviting women and being able to hang out and chat with them, whether its about fashion, our kids, our community, the weather – I enjoy every conversation! I also love that I have a reason to get dressed up every once in a while, otherwise, I don’t think my makeup would ever be touched!
Being a Distributor also allowed me to take an extended maternity leave so I could be at home with my son longer. This was the greatest gift ever, as it was what I had truly hoped for when I signed my contract, but I had strongly doubted that it would ever actually happen!
If you could have any superpower imaginable what would you choose?
Teleportation of course!! Being able to go places I want to go in an instant, without moving a muscle would be pretty freakin’ cool! Maybe then I would never be late for anything! (Haha… yeah, right!)
Tell us something exciting about yourself that others may not know?
It may not be exciting to everyone, but I am currently working my way through school in hopes of one day becoming an Ultrasound Technician. This is super exciting to me because it has taken me forever to find something I am passionate about to pursue as a career, but I think I’ve finally found it!
“Life is not measures by the breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
This quote has always been a favourite of mine because who wants to live a boring life? I like excitement, challenges, and trying new things and keeping those memories with me for as long as I can!
What is your most memorable customer moment?
I have repeatedly run into women who say, “These would never fit me!” which breaks my heart because I know that they would. I always give those women an extra little push to try them on, and I kid you not, they fall in love. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. The look of joy on their face when they realize they have found an article of clothing that they are comfortable in AND looks great on them warms my heart every time, as I remember feeling that very same way when I tried on my first pair! I have also been extremely fortunate to have built some amazing relationships with women who started out as customers and have become more like friends throughout the last year and a half!
Share an amazing SweetLegs story with us!
About a year ago, I was running “Five Days of Giveaways” for my customers just before Christmas, and I decided to try something a little different for one of the giveaways. I asked those who wanted to participate to nominate one woman who they felt needed a pick-me-up or even simply a reminder that they are appreciated. Whether they had gone through or were going through a hard time with something, or whether they just always gave themselves and never asked for much in return. Immediately the responses started pouring in and I was brought to tears over and over with the kindness that was taking over my Facebook page. The one that stood out to me the most was a nomination by a customer (who is now an amazing SweetLegs ID!) who nominated her cousin. This young woman and her daughter had lost the most amazing man in their lives last year, their husband/father, and were having a hard time dealing with the impact of his loss. I selected them as the winner and I ended up giving them a matching Mommy-and-Me set of Yarnival SweetLegs, plus matching SweetLegs sunglasses. I also passed on a little note hoping to brighten their day and wishing them a Merry Christmas. She reached out to me almost immediately after receiving her prize and was so thankful! I will never, ever forget this contest and how great it made me feel. I wish I could have given a free pair to everyone who was nominated!!
Where can customers find you and your SweetLegs?
I’ll be at the following events in November and December:
- Mom-to-Mom Sale by Whoa Mama Events
November 18th from 9am to 1pm at the Western Fair District Progress Building
$5 Admission // Kids are free!
(SweetLegs London with Kristen is a sponsor for this event!)
- Pop-Up Shop at Gregarious Cravings in Exeter, ON
November 25th from 11am to 3pm
- Connect for the Holidays Craft Sale
November 26th from 10am to 2pm at the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre
- Christmas Shopping Event December 9th from 10am to 3pm at the Byron-Springbank Legion
- Pop-Up Shop at The Hive London December 11th from 5pm to 7pm
What makes your life Sweet?
The absolutely most sweetest thing is my life is my son, Jamie. He lights up my whole world and I don’t know what I’d do without him! Also, the fact that leggings ARE pants because without them I would look like one frumpy, uncomfortable woman!