Awhile back I decided I had to have a monogramming machine. At that time I had two granddaughters and saw all these cute outfits that were monogrammed. Look at the money I would save if I could do it myself!!! I got my plan together and convinced my sweet husband that I could pay for this machine by monogramming for others. (In my mind I was thinking that worse case scenario...I would have the cutest little outfits for Breanna and Maddie if I never sold a thing). The week after I bought my machine my daughter, Amy, came home from work and told me about the "cutest" pair of flip-flops that she saw. "Mama, you can make them!" My sweet husband saw $$$ and asked Amy if she thought any of the teachers at her school might want to order a pair. FLIP-FLOP BUSINESS offically began that day!! I am not complaining, but I will tell you that it took me and my entire family one weekend to get the first orders ready. For the next several weeks my basement became an assembly line. I found the best place for me to get my flip-flops (that were good quality) were Academy Sports. I bought every brown and black pair of flip-flops in the store. When they restocked the next week I was there again. You should be pushing a buggy that is piled with flip-flops and see the stares you get! The orders were amazing....NO ADVERTISING....I made flip-flops for bridesmaid gifts, flips-flops for All-Star moms with their son's numbers, school colored flip-flops....you name it---I've made it! Who would have ever believed FLIP-FLOPS would pay for a monogramming machine!!!!