I have something nice to tell you.
Remember a few months ago when I mentioned selling the shopping sites? Well, today I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve found them a very good home with Staircase Ventures — a small company run by fellow online shoppers.
I wanted to do right by those of you who have read and supported Mighty Goods, Haus and Junior through the years, so I’ve been working with the crew from Staircase Ventures to transition everything. They’ve been posting on Mighty Goods for the past couple weeks, so go have a look at their handiwork.
The current plan is to keep the sites humming along with a small team of writers who have the time and resources to make everything better. Selling Mighty Goods and the sister sites was such a difficult decision, but I want space for all of us to work on our life lists as a community, and now I have time to figure out how. As of today, I’m officially a person who has sold a business, and though that’s not on my life list, it’s a big effing deal, my friends.
Thanks to all of you who contacted me about buying Mighty Goods, or just to tell me how much you’ve loved shopping with me over the years. You guys are awesome.
The whole family has to look at it, so choose something lovely. These whimsical prints let you revisit childhood without sacrificing your hard-won good taste.
When I launched Mighty Goods nearly six years ago, it was the very first shopping blog. My friend Doug Bowman designed it over several afternoons at coffee shops that no longer exist. Since then he’s gotten married and had a baby, gone to work at Google, and then left to work at Twitter. Over the years the site and brand have grown, winning several awards — Time Magazine Top 50, and Best Shopping for both Forbes and BusinessWeek — and spawning sister sites Mighty Junior and Mighty Haus. I’m really proud of what we’ve built.
When Mighty Goods launched, online shopping was still in its infancy. We were there when most brick-and-mortar stores only had brochure sites, and we were early cheerleaders for Etsy (Viva!). A few people have offered to buy the sites over the years, but I loved cozying up with my laptop to shop in my spare time. Unfortunately, spare time has been harder to come by since I became a mom and a full-time writer. What started as a hobby has grown into a business — one I no longer have time to maintain properly. The shopping sites have so much more untapped potential; it’s time to find them a better home.
So in the interest of doing that, I’m putting a For Sale sign on the front lawn. If you’d like to acquire Mighty Goods, Mighty Haus, and Mighty Junior, drop me a line at maggie at mightygoods dot com.
For loyal readers of the sites, do not worry one bit. I have a lot of cute stuff in my bookmarks, and all of it is still coming your way. You’ve helped me build an amazing business, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Growth Chart Roundup
You’ve been measuring your kiddo against the kitchen door. But you live in a rental, and it might be tricky to take that door along with you when you go. Time to invest in a growth chart.
You bought her trucks, encouraged her to play in the mud, used gender-neutral pronouns. She announced that she was a princess and refused to wear anything but pink. Actually, she won’t even eat anything that isn’t pink.
It’s a phase, so why not indulge her a little? Where can you get some miniature pink surgical scrubs?
Getting a Valentine in the mail is just lovely, don’t you think? Me too. Plus, you were too overwhelmed to send out holiday cards. If you don’t send Valentines, how will everyone know you finally got that tattoo?
Rain Boot Roundup
Look out puddles, here comes trouble.
Valentine’s Day with Your Sweethearts
You’re officially in love, and Cupid had nothing to do with it. This Valentine’s Day, stuff their faces with chocolate, and cover their faces with kisses.