Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I can Feel the Pressure...

Its getting closer now! Time to "man up" and kick it into the highest of gears! Im rocking out to some Paramore and busting ass to get my apartment into some kind of working business condition.  I need my home and my home office to be "on point" so I can work, focus and get shit DONE!

On a fun note, I had a really great Christmas! I received a lot of things I needed and a bunch of bonus stuffs! My favorites are a stuffed fox my mom gave me, a beautiful Fox ring and my Kindle Fire!!!! Some honorable mentions are a Hello Kitty sterling silver ring, a sweet Ed Hardy (thats right I said it) Cherry Blossom overnight tote, Hello Kitty sweat pants, a wishbone necklace, various Betsy Johnson Jewelry and SWEET SWEET Skull Candy Headphones/handset!

Foxy Ring!

Kindle Fire Aka, Kitty Fire :)

Hello Kitty Ring

The Kindle is a lot of fun! I downloaded a few free ones but haven't been motivated to read them...Tale of Two Cities will take a bit of concentration. :) I wish it was more like a tablet so I could use my Square but I guess a tablet will be on my "Goals" list. I just placed a sticky note about it on the wall above my desk. The kindle is great for checking stuff quick like facebook and twitter and my HF email. I haven't found a Blogspot app for it yet but I did find my comics, 2 books I can't seem to find in store and a slew of FREE comics. I love me a good comic/graphic novel. <3


My Famous oatmeal cookies! Much crispier then your normal oatmeal cookie but a billion times yummier! A long time friend of mine has an amazing mother who managed to find the directions to these babies years ago and I was lucky enough to have the directions given to me. Thanks Funari Family!


On the left my sister Rebecca and I. On the right, my other half's cousin and his girlfriend. I LOVE MY FUJI INSTAX!!!

More pics and goodies later!!!

Miss Mimi Fox!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Holidays!!!

It has been a few days and I have been keeping myself busy. Even though I love to spend my time working on the business, a great man, Greg Aidala (check him out here) once told me "use the holidays to relax and enjoy your successes. Worry about the rest after." Those words resound in my thoughts each day. So here is a little bit of what I have been up to...

I recently rekindled my friendship with Miss Brit Rose of RosMari Brand. Follow her herehere and here. About a year ago we tried to start a business together but life took us down different paths. The best part about that is how much we are able to enjoy each other now! We got together this past Monday and here are some pics from our Christmas Time Friendship Fun! 

This was our first attempt at snapping a photo. We were on our way to getting totally Shwasted! (aka Sugar Wasted) off of some sparkling cider! I told you I love that stuff! I was a bit excited hahaha. 
We took a trip the the local mall here in Albany and stopped at a grocery store before home to pick up the sparkling cider. We heard some VERY funny things from random strangers all night long so before this pic was taken we were reciting some of them. We are clearly laughing our butts off. Brit is almost in tears!! Hahaha!
Macys has an amazing app for their xmas campaign. It's called the Believe O' Magic. You download the app on your phone and when you open the app in front of the Believe O' Magic camera on the floor at Macys, Virginia pops up and you can snap a photo with her! This is Brits. Here is mine...
It was tricky because if you got too close Virginia would disappear so we look a little funny! We should have knelt down! Dang! Hahahah!

It is so important to have really amazing friends who truly love and support you. Surround yourself with those people. I love Brit because she is that person and we are both in the beginning stages of a business. We find such comfort in being able to share the successes and struggles that life as an entrepreneur brings. Most people aren't as lucky so we are extremely grateful. 

Please remember this holiday season, if you didn't grow up with a lot or any holiday joy, make it a point to have a few fun holiday traditions of your own. Coming from someone who grew up with amazing holidays, just a few little things YOU create, it can make this time of year so much better. People may think its stupid or cliche but I promise you, it really does feel good. Creating your own traditions creates your own legacy family history. Your family history will be told and passed down for many generations so why not create happy moments for years to come? If you ever need support, love, a friend, etc, you can always send me a message here, on Facebook or Twitter. I will always help the best I can. Miss Brit Rose is the exact same way. We are here for you <3 

A new post may not appear till after this weekend so please have a safe and fun filled holiday! 

Happy Holidays!

Miss Mimi Fox! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sparkling Cider is my Vice.

Fun Stuff First!!!

Went and got my hair done! This is before...

This is after! It's actually very close to a white blond...I LOVE IT!!!

Onto the meat of todays blog...Sadly I have been feeling a bit under the weather and working super hard at getting you actual product. It has been quite the process. I know it seems like its easy to just go someplace and say "I want this many shirts, these sizes, this print" but in reality it comes down to making sure you feel 100% comfortable with throwing down your first CHUNK of change and trusting a perfect stranger. Pricing is key, you don't want the cheapest guy on the block and you don't want the most expensive. You need the friendly, willing to work WITH you, dudes or ladies who are honest about the prices and really want to help YOU and your business out. So most likely no product until after xmas.

The great news is...There has been an outpouring of kindness from people and I have to say, it really helps bring things back up to a positive level and continues to push me forward. I never truly feel stressed out about Hidden Fox. Every little stress is almost welcome in a way. I find that no matter what has been going on, if it happens to HF then I'm still happy. It means so much to me that I'm really just very happy that it exists for there to be stress over! :)

Website news...the person who owns the domain name I wanted has refused to give up the name. No worries, we move on and use a different web address then we had originally thought. See, it all worked out! If one path doesn't work, you try a new one! very simple. I realize a clear second path isn't always the most visible but you have to have a Plan B. And I am not referring to the emergency contraceptive. Hahah! But seriously, always try to have a back up idea at least. That way you wont be completely lost or blind sided if something goes wrong.

Some new product ideas have popped up but I'm not totally ready to share them till they have more solid feet to stand on. Everything is going pretty smooth right now. Things take time and well, you cant rush a GREAT thing! Guess what came in the mail this week?!?!?! My SQUARE! If you don't know what a Square is and you own a business, GO CHECK IT OUT! seriously, you will be so glad you did! Wanna see it???

Important reminders. Please don't forget to "like" us on Facebook. I know it can seem a bit annoying because every company asks it but it really does help us out. Leave a comment below if you would like me to like a page of yours! I'll be more then happy to check it out and see what I may be missing out on! :) We help each other, thats how we do!

Now for some bonus photos!

Some of you may know, I live the sober life now (personal choice) so after a long hard day I like to kick back one of these babies. A nice cold Sparkling Cider! Thank you Dollar Tree dollar store! Makes me feel badass :)

Thats right! I'm a rebel! I don't need to drive with both hands! hahaha Just kidding, it is always important to drive with BOTH hands on the wheel. I was parked. :)

I was in need of a hug and I started malfunctioning...does that ever happen to any other robots or just me? wait, you are all robots too right?

If you move your screen right you can see an "X" right near the moon. that was actually in the sky when I took this pic. My mom noticed it. We thought it was wicked bazaar! Yet, COOL!

 Well, thats all folks! Till next time! Enjoy Life! Unleash your Hidden Fox and "Like" our Facebook page! :) THANKS BUNCHES!


Miss Mimi Fox!

Friday, December 9, 2011

F-ckin Perfect XO

Happy New Blog Post Day!

What a week! I have to say that each week there seems to be a big change, big challenge, tears, laughter and tons of smiles! That can sound really overwhelming but it is actually a great balance. Balance has always been very important to me. I feel it is a real foundation to a happy life. Too much of one thing can get mundane after a while. You may be thinking, "but you can never have too much happiness." Trust me, if you were happy all of the time, you would eventually get cocky thinking nothing could ever go wrong. I have reason to believe  that Karma herself also believes in this balance. Find your balance and try to maintain that as often as possible. Its (in my opinion) one of the best things you can do for yourself! Here is a great example!

Before we get into the meat, I want to talk again about the epidemic sweeping our youth. Suicide. I just posted an amazing video that was tweeted last night by famous author Neil Gaiman.
I am one of these kids, a former target. To be honest I still get bullied even at 27. It is easier to brush it off now that I'm older but the cruelty and pain is still there. Lets all try and think about why it is that we put others down and fix the things within ourselves so we don't take it out on others. Genuine kindness, love and support are such strong tools. I promise that the good you do WILL come back to you if you do positive things with no selfish motives. I was known as the "weird girl" to some and called many other names I wish to never repeat. I have never forgotten the pain of feeling alone, outcast, different and ugly. Please help to stop this, kids are dying everyday because they don't have the strength to believe they can. ..TY!

On to a product update! I have been working very hard on new designs and am going to work on them more today by taking those designs from paper to sweet graphic files. Some really powerful stuff came out of me and I hope it means as much to you when you get to see it.

I am sad to report our graphic artist Dan has decided to part with us. HOWEVER, we are super excited for him because he has decided to start his own business!! HOW AWESOME! Dan will always be a part of our skulk so he will pop in from time to time. We will also have him for a little bit before his project really gets going. Id like to give a big CONGRATS AND GOOD LUCK! to him! Cindy (his wife) will still be helping us out when she can which is hugely amazing! THANKS CINDY! Great things are happening for all of us! :)

I also would like to report that I no longer work for that local boutique. All I can really say is, I am in a different place and mind set and it is healthier for me to move on. I wish them the best of luck and all the success they seek.

Some of you may know that I am very good friends with Brittany Rose. She is the owner of RosMari Brand. I would like to say that she has been a big supporter of The Hidden Fox and we are a big supporter of hers. Take a moment to check out her handmade, completely original and one of a kind designs. It is important to make sure you help your friends not just by telling them what a great job they are doing but by helping spread the word and telling as many people you can about them and what they do. Especially if your friend owns a small business. I have said it many times before, our economy thrives on small business and we need to help the number of successful small businesses grow. <3 Entrepreneurs.

I would also like to make a few additional shout outs to some other small businesses that have helped me through this process.

Lipgloss and Black

Crystal Colber
Esthetics guru and my personal life coach <3

Janet Tanguay

Miss Mimi Fox (I work everyday to be who I want to be, a good person)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Honestly, Im honest, I SWEAR!

Id like to start off with a FOX SIGHTING!!! Did I scared you a little??? I bet I did! Hahahah!

Supposed to be a fox...Not sure I believe them. You?

I think what I tend to love the most about a fox is that they are really 1/2 cat and 1/2 dog. I have had a cat most of my adult life and have always had a dog. I find I love each species for separate reasons but I can't imagine living with just one. The fox has qualities of each which almost makes it a super hero kind of breed. Its quite fascinating actually. I'm sure you would love more details about that but I'm going to move on.

So this weekend I had a great time at The Family and Child Services Center here in Albany NY at their Festival of Trees holiday event. I met a really amazing artist Susan Soldani Lovelock. he She is super kind and very interesting. I found that a lot of the struggles I have had in my life are ones she has also experienced in her life. I find that even though we may be different ages, that our struggles had been the same. I love that about life. I love that even though you have never met before that you can be connected by something as common as life experiences. That to me is the biggest comfort. It is wonderful to know the pain someone else has gone through because you have been there yourself. I now know there are other strong, positive, "never give up" women out there who don't turn things into a pissing match or try to belittle your experiences. Thanks to Janet Tanguay for throwing me into that experience. I gained a lot in one weekend and made some really amazing human connections.

This Halloween tree is supposed to look like a witch slammed into it from the left side.

Here is where the end of her broom sticks out of the tree. 

Our First table set up! I hand painted the sign. :)

While I was at the event this weekend, I asked people to write on cards my mother and I made. I asked them to write anything at all, a confession, advice, secret, a message, anything at all. I'm going to use the responses as inspiration for our tee shirt designs. I had some really amazing responses. I think that was definitely one of my favorite parts of this weekend, sitting down and reading those. There are a lot of people out there who say they are good people but hold secret dislikes inside or let things out that they shouldn't because it is hurtful and unnecessary. We will all disagree with certain people or ideas and if you are like me, you always want to see the best in people. I find myself frustrated with people who say they never talk smack about people when I hear them do it all the time. I always admit I Try not to but I don't always succeed. I wont rip someone apart by name calling or anything. If someone hurts me I will say, "Bob made me feel stupid when he called me Handicap at work in front of people. I know he was joking but I wish he didn't find those things funny." I am not going to make it a point to go tell Bob because it could turn a little thing into a huge deal but if Bob heard that I said something then I wouldn't hesitate to tell him. There has got to be a balance. At least thats what I think. I didn't call Bob and stupid piece of shit or a worthless bald jerk. None of that would be relative to why I was upset. Its normal in my eyes to want to vent your feelings. Name calling isn't constructive. I also ran into an issue where a mutual friend was telling someone close to me that I was writing stuff all over Facebook about them. The friend I was supposedly writing about doesn't like to have their live public and I respect that a lot. If I ever write about them, its anonymous. Well I don't speak to this mutual friend anymore so I knew at this point it was time to let them go from my Facebook page. If you aren't going to be supportive and just be a snoop and go reporting inaccurate things, then I just don't have time for you. I want to be surrounded by people who don't have any desire to cause problems in your life. It was sad to have to let that person go but it needed to be done. I am not willing to risk my happiness anymore in hopes certain people will change. If they are meant to be a positive part of my life, we will find our way back to each other. Positive attracts positive. I can make my own messes just fine hahahaaha, I don't need anyones help with that! :)

Its hard to live a positive life because when someone cuts you off or slams into in the mall and doesn't say anything, you want to get really mad...some people just didn't grow up with manors or morals. We have to realize that we all lack certain core strengths. I personally hope we can find ways to help each other. I want being kind to start a movement. Crap, ill even take it in Fad form as long as we end up with more positive, healthy and happy people then not. Ah yes, to dream a great dream.

Business updates:

Dan comes back from Vegas this week!!!
More papers to file
More designs to develop
Lots to do at home (must have a balance)
Need to practice my Fujiroid skills. (aka instant camera shooting)
Should somehow plan a mostly free dire need of some time off.
Should order stickers soon

Oh man there is always so much to do to make your business better. We have decided to sell on Etsy until our website is complete so watch out for that. Also, share your fox facts and sightings with us! we would love to hear it!

Bonus Pics Time!!!
My hand painted beauty. Not bad for 3am.

Can you find all the flaws? Please don't! Haha! 

I was helping someone with a photo project and took this one with my Fuji Instax! First pic ever taken with it!!!

The Mile Long gingerbread construction site at the country club in the basement. It smelled AMAZING!

I dream about this giant $11 Wheel of good!

To top it all off...HAPPY HOLIDAYS WITH SANTA ON A HARLEY! And yes, that is the ass end of an animal on the back. Lol. Santa means business. 
Miss Mimi Fox!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stone, Cement, Gravel and Dirt.


I don't have a lot of time this morning to write but i felt compelled to so here we go!

Over the past week The Hidden Fox was invited to vend at the Festival Of Trees event at our local children and family services building. Knowing that dan was leaving for Vegas, I shot him a text anyway asking him if it was at all possible to create a few designs to put on some shirts. I made a few phone calls and found someone who could have our order ready in time! We very excited! Then we started to hit some road bumps. First the artwork wasn't in the right file form, then the shirts were costing WAY too much for our first run. We realized that we weren't 100% happy with the quality of the designs and after some thinking, we decided not to run the shirts. I came up with a few other ideas for the event and I am really happy we aren't sacrificing our own personal standards just to sell some product. We want the product we sell to be affordable and really make a huge impact. We want it to speak to you the way The Hidden Fox speaks to us. In the end it was better to hold off and do it right then to rush the process. Long story short, no tee shirts this Friday but we are working on the true vision of the company and of the Skulk. 

I have to say along with the tee shirt speed bumps that things have gotten a bit rocky in other places in my own life. Im working on picking myself up and brushing myself off. My one motivation is that I DO have something I can control. That something is The Hidden Fox. This is the thing that keeps me smiling even though its been a bit of a struggle. It gets me through those moments at work when I want to scream and those rude people who are out and about shopping because they feel they have to. I have a few close friends who I have been able to talk with and have found that even with the changes my life has now gone through that the only way it will get back to the place I want it is if I take it there. I know my reconstructed path isn't complete yet but that fresh dirt is just waiting for a really sweet cement or stone pathway. I CREATE ME! I create my life and my path and control my world. Sure things will happen along the way but I decided how it effects me. 

Someone asked if our "Creation" shirts were pro creation. I am Pro, CREATING! I am for the creative process and crafting. I respect, love and support artists of all forms. I hope that is clear enough. One of my biggest challenges with this branding process is that the words as they are written that I am drawn to use that completely different definitions from their origins. Skulk, for example NOW means to cower, hide, etc. When A SKULK is a pack or family of foxes. Same thing with Creation and Fag. Just because it has become slang doesn't mean the original beauty of these words should be lost. Its about taking the negative and turning it BACK to positive. That is what we are trying to do with The Hidden Fox, turn the negative into positive. We can't tell you how to change your life for the better but we can try and give you as much encouragement as we can. Joining the Skulk is not joining a cult. Its pledging to be a better person. To work towards being a better person everyday. No its not easy all the time but NEVER GIVE UP! It does get easier. This I promise. If you keep at it and really believe, just like you believed (or still do) in Santa Clause or the magic of Christmas, it will grow inside of you. 

Alright I need to get ready for work. Feel free to comment below about things that help your through tough times, something you feel right now, the person you wish to become, etc. I would love to hear that people out there have the same struggles I do. 

The is a photo of my new wallet. It spoke to me. I wanted to see what you all believe Shameless means? I feel as if it, again, has become a negative and gives females and males the power to act out in inappropriate ways. I believe it means having the confidence to not be ashamed of your life and the choices you have made. Things happen in life and they happened for many reasons. What do you think?

Miss Mimi Fox!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Combustication! Aka, Photo Explosion!

SWEET FOX HAT! (I should really take a better pic)

We are getting closer and closer to the holidays! I'm so excited! I love to shop for others and find awesome deals. It is such a rush for me to find things at wicked low prices and make my money go farther. This year i will be buying some things as well as baking. I make oatmeal cookies every year for each couple in my family. I made them once and everyone demanded them the next year and so on. I usually only make them around the holidays so they are extra special!

I have found some pretty sweet deals so I'm very excited about that. I ended up buying myself the camera i had been wanting since last xmas. It was such a deal I just couldn't pass it up! So it is my xmas gift to myself! I think I may break it out today. I was scared to open the box because I couldn't decide if i wanted to wrap it and actually wait for xmas so it would still be exciting in 4 weeks or if I wanted to start now! Its an Instax camera so it uses a mini form of poleroid film. The film isn't cheap so I know I will be super cautious about taking pics for fear of wasting the film which is NEVER a fun thought! Im trying to stock up by getting good deals on the film where I can. Online prices are basically the same as the stores.  It is just a really fun and creative way to document my life. I have really gotten into making sure I have pictures and memories to look back on. My personal progress has been so positive lately that I just want to keep moving forward. Who wouldn't!?!

Progress on Merch has been a little slow but I hear that I will still have merchandise by friday so I'm beyond excited! It will be a basic run this first time but you have to start somewhere. The brand is still in its infancy so it needs time to grow just like we do. I guess I sort of feel like now that I am in a new stage in my own life that the business is a puppy that will grow WITH me. Along side me. I'm so excited and ready for the challenges ahead!

We still haven't heard back from Godaddy about the domaine name. I will email them shortly. Business cards will hopefully be done this week. I am having trouble shortening the URL for the fan page so it will fit on a biz card. No one seems to have the answer for that and I sent a message to FB but haven't heard back yet. Life is a big waiting game sometimes. Hidden Fox is now playing the waiting game. All I can do is keep working on the things I CAN do and keep checking on the things I cannot.

Some really great stuff on the FB page today.

I have got to get moving But first some Pic treats for you!!

Halloween Costume!

This was my outfit for graduation. Its not the best pic but none of these are. My hands have been so shaky!

Sweet Pompadour! 

This is what the pompadour looked like UNLEASHED! 

I found this really beautiful mural by Shepard Ferry, Creator of Obey clothing. <3 Obey

My Xmas dress I picked up for 14.99 at Old Navy! So sexy right?!?!
(can you spot the sweet smudge on the mirror? so gross!

Hope you enjoy!!!

Miss Mimi Fox!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Hurry Up and WAIT!

Ah yes, the holiday season. What a CRAZY time of year. Its always interesting to see who comes out to join the world in a shopping takeover. Well, last night I decided to brave the crowds and go to Best Buy to pick up a pretty sweet printer. I am sorry to say I missed out only an hour into the store being open...My friend Crystal, ended up with a really sweet flat screen tv! We waited a very long time in line (1.5hrs) but we talked about a lot. We used the time to catch up, vent, laugh and complain about how thirsty we were. We saw a young boy pass out, a pregnant lady stand way longer then she should have, a few friends and a lot of the backs of peoples heads...hahaha. It was a fun experience. I find waiting in lines to be "part of life." I didn't really mind at all.Though I ended up walking out with nothing I felt like the quality time was worth it. It was almost as if the experience was meant to happen so we could bond over something as silly as shopping at 2am! I don't get to do a lot of family holiday shopping so it was nice to have someone there. I didn't really see any prices I was super excited about, guess I really am too cheap! Hey, when I make the money I dream about, it will make all the past heart ache worth it! Crap, should have gone to this one store for Hello Kitty...DANGIT! Hahahah, oh well! :)

When I woke up this morning I felt like I'd been out all night partying. Head not right, stomach aching for food, not really wanting to get up but really pushing myself to not sleep until work at 6pm. So I woke up at 11am and got out of bed at 11:30. Not super bad for going to bed close to 5am. Man I'm going to sleep like a baby tonight. Hopefully a really quiet and peaceful baby. Not a screaming, uncomfortable, "I want my mommy" baby.

I also woke up to quite a few text messages. One being this little guy...
Dan sent it to me! I didn't totally think it was a fox but I guess the tag confirms it. His ears aren't very fox like but boy is his face freaking cute!

You can check out other "Fox Sightings" in the Facebook album.

I'm still working on getting some merch, business cards, etc. I feel like I can spend so much time working and not get much done. I guess I better look into working smart and not harder. Hmmm.

I really hope everyone had a great Foxgiving and didn't eat too much. I bet at some point today you will feel hungry. When you do, think back to how full you may have felt. I bet you will be totally surprised you could ever be hungry again. I LOVE FOOD! I can hardly even go past my threshold for food so over eating doesn't happen much. Maybe a total of 2 times in my life.

Alright! Time to get some work done. Blog post? Check. On to the next one.

Mimi Fox!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Foxgiving Eve!!!

We as foxes are super giving and thankful everyday so I am calling today Foxgiving because I would like to thank all of you for being such an amazing, supportive and grateful skulk! 


Though I couldn't change it on the actual artwork. I should get someone on that. Hahaha! Today is going to be a little tricky. I have a lot to do and only a few hours to accomplish it. Its going to be a tricky day and I can already tell by the freezing cold rain that its not my kind of day! I hope all the skulks out there have found warm and dry places to cuddle today. I need to hit up a few PRE Black Friday sales and run a couple quick errands before the event at Some Girls Boutique tonight (where I work part time.) Hey what better way to learn about running my own business then to work in a similar field?! It all comes full circle. There is a method to my madness! 

We have some really great ideas coming through and I can't wait to officially have PRODUCT! I mean its hard to have clothing brand without any clothes! But hey, thats why I write this blog, to document the journey. No company started with everything they needed off the bat. You have to put one puzzling piece together at a time. I can tell you that if owning your own business is right for you, that you will love every step of the process. Of course you will love some steps more then others! 

Ok time to get moving!! Much to do!

May the skulk be with us all today!

Mimi Fox

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Re pea pea pea pea peat!

The first time I wrote todays blog i accidentally closed the window and deleted the whole thing!!! I was not very happy about that. Lets see how much I can retype. 

The past few days have been pretty jam packed with all kinds of fun and progress. Yesterday I went to see Janet Tanguay, business mentor and supporter extraordinaire! She always finds a way to push me forward if I'm ready or not. I love it because it keeps me from getting lazy about progress. Winter can really slow me down so the push is needed. She threw me into a crazy situation and i have to have product to sell in a week and a half. Today is going to be a tight crunch (it just got tighter because I just got called in to work tonight) so I will need to speed this blog up a bit. I can't believe I deleted the first one! Hahah oh well!!! I will need to pull some strings to be ready for Janet but I believe I can come through.

If you have any ideas about designs, please let us know! We love to hear from our Skulk and we promise we will give you the proper credit and not just take your idea and run. Stealing isn't Foxy. (new design idea? hahah) Also let us know what kind of content you would like to see in our blogs, on Facebook, twitter, etc. We want you all to help shape The Hidden Fox. We created this brand for you so please please talk to us!

Website will still be another month or so before the site is up but we will have a few places to purchase before then so don't worry your fox tails. We got you! Stick with us and everything will come together when its ready to! 

Ok I gotta get moving here so ill leave you with some Foxy Awesomeness!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fox Sighting!!!

Red fox - animal, fox, raposa vermelha, red fox
Most of the time when I sit down to write a blog, I never know what I'm going to write about. Today it felt more like I needed to get some things out so I'd like to do that for you if thats ok.

Love is a very strange thing. Over the past year I have noticed an increase in displaced love. Some of us love things/people we shouldn't and do not love the things/people we should. I mean who am I to decided whats worth loving in someone else's life. Which is exactly why I, myself, cannot do much to change this issue other then hope my thoughts jumpstart thoughts in you. Most of us will come to a point in our lives where we will want to be better people, mentally healthier, happy, stronger and emotionally sound. Some wont and that is just part of life. I am super addicted to being around the people who seek change in themselves. When I was younger, I would have tore happy people apart saying it was all BS and those people weren't actually happy and its all a front and fake. Well thats what maturing does to you. :) Maybe when I was younger I was just scared to actually be happy? I actually have a few family members that grew up without affection. So hugs or "your my best friend" and "I love you" doesn't happen very often. I still have hope that it will change. You can never tell if someone can or will change especially if they are of a wiser age. My hope is that people find the same happiness I have by letting happiness and real love into your life!

Jumping subjects a bit...when I woke up this morning I wasn't feeling super amazing. There is a lot of illness going around and I'm hoping my body is fighting back against it all. I ended up back in bed after that last paragraph. I woke up feeling only slightly better and drank some water and got a snack. Im feeling a bit more energized but I'm not looking forward to waitressing tonight. The waitressing job takes such a toll on your body and its certainly taking a toll on me. I don't know that anyone has ever said "I want to be a waitress when I grow up" its a job that only few people in the world could do for years. I'm only 3 months in and it feels like its been forever. Wish me luck! Better take another vitamin C!

(Later after work)

I made it through the night. It was a little rough but I felt pretty good. I think that extra C helped. So as I was in my car ready to pull out of the parking lot at work, I TOTALLY SAW A FOX!!! It made this whole crap day, the BEST DAY!!! I can go to sleep with a giant freaking smile on my face!!!

On that note, NIGHT EVERYONE! 


Mimi Fox! <3

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This Fox Finished Bootcamp!

Fox And A Deer

Aw! See this is why we need to be good to each other, beautiful moments like this!!!

So last night was graduation for my boot camp class. It was really great! It was quick, which was even better because all of the other graduations I have attended prior to this go on for hours. It was a really positive experience and I'm so grateful for all the support and love and especially the words of encouragement. I didn't place in the competition but I won in my heard. It was such an great experience and I gave the best presentation I have ever given in my life. I have grown so much over the past couple months and that is the best prize I could ever get. I will take some amazing advice I received last night and enjoy my accomplishments over the holidays. :) Haha ok, moving on...

I have been empty idea wise for new blog content but a friend of mine suggested I talk about my team. I don't know if you are all caught up on who makes up "The Hidden Fox" so ill give you a run down. I, Mimi Fox, Created the company and I also own it. My long time friend Dan Auer is our graphics and computer guy. He is also the guy I brainstorm ideas and strategies with. His wife Cindy is a great filter for design ideas as well and is super supportive. Dan has been a huge supporter of this project from day one. I'm extremely grateful to have his support and dedication...other then Dan and I, we really rely on the Skulk family for the rest. Yes that means YOU! 

The Hidden Fox only goes as far as you all take it. We can't do this alone so your support (I feel like I sound similar to a telethon hahah) is extremely important. I received help from my local small business organizations, The Albany/Colonie Chamber of Commerce, friends and family and many others along the way. I have received tons of great advice and support from all over but I/we need you all to help us stay here and grow. So thank you for those who already support us and thank you to future skulk family members. :)

This whole Branding thing is extremely hard, esp if you don't have much experience in it. I look back at my craft business and think "wow this new thing is on such a bigger scale then that." Creating something that you want recognized worldwide is CRAZY! However, it can and WILL be done! 

Ok thats all for now! Have a fantastic day! Be good, be safe and be kind to those around you.  

THANK YOU TO THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2011 at the Albany/Colonie Chamber of Commerce!!!

Mimi Fox!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Our Skulk Runs Deep.

What an amazing day yesterday! New things accomplished, new friends made and new experiences had. I have to say that this whole business process has been extremely challenging but even more rewarding! The fact that starting a business is so hard is exactly why not everyone does it.

Rumor has it that, starting yesterday, the world will be making some positive changes. Its almost like you can feel it in the air. I truly believe that something is happening in the world. I also believe that you have to keep working at your passion no matter what is going on in the world. Just when you think things are too hard and you want to give up, that is when you are moments away from your goal!! It is SO true!

I have always dreamed of a place where people could go and we could talk about our lives without worry. people could unleash their emotions about past abortions, breakups, deaths, personal tragedy, lifestyle and gender struggles, living with chronic pain or illness, jealousy, insecurity, regret, hope...the list goes on. People don't talk about things because they are too fearful of the possible consequences and exile. Please make acceptance a part of your life. Find a reason, even if its just one, to like someone you Strongly dislike. Lets try to take "hate" out of our vocabulary. You can't change everyone, but you CAN change yourself and show that to the people around you. Maybe others will see the change in you and change themselves. LIVE IT, don't just say your a good person and talk crap about others or gossip. Discuss topics, don't rip people apart. Never say anything about someone you wouldn't say to their face. Find a positive way to tell someone they upset you, made you angry or hurt you. You can't avoid all confrontations but try and learn from them. Maybe we can decrease the frequency of confrontations.

If you know me and you are saying to yourself "Mimi Fox is full of crap, she doesn't do these things herself." I can honestly tell you that I am taking a vow myself to implement these practices into my own life. I have already started to and I will continue. It's not easy, especially after years of bad habits, though I believe people can change at any stage in life.

So will you join me? Will you make a change in your own life?

I would love to hear some results!

Now I leave you with some cuteness...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Unleash your Hidden Fox


Hey all!! Ok so I know I promised I was going to post more frequently but now that the name is settled and the business is up and running ITS OFFICIAL!!! How Awesome!!?? SO I really will be posting so much more! No lie I can hardly contain my excitement! But why bother containing such a wicked awesome feeling?! I am using a serious amount of "!!!!" hahahha ok ok, I'll try and calm down.

Soooooo, go check out the facebook page.

It is just the beginning so everything is a bit rough around the edges but don't worry, everything will become more refined over time. You have to start somewhere! I mean only people with money start things near to perfection. Not this girl! (no disrespect to people with money, I'm totally jealous.) It's shameless plug time!

Go ahead and post that to your Facebook page will ya? Don't forget to like us! :) Hey, I gotta get the word out and I know there are people out there who support small businesses like mine! I know most of you have small businesses of your own. Im more then happy to trade a "like" for a "like" or shamelessly plug you on my blog, twitter or Facebook! It's all about support folks! Lets help each other grow and evolve!

Please post any questions or comments below. I would love to hear from my lovely readers and get to know you!

Thank you to all who have supported me thus far. You know who you are and I will find the right way to thank you some day. :)

Xoxo! <3 Mimi Fox!