Asking For Help

I had a conversation yesterday with a client and friend who has been using our services for a couple years now. This client is a wife and working mother of two teenage girls. She hired The Second You to run errands for her once a week as well as complete occasional projects that are on her to-do list. She called me to tell me about several potential clients she was referring to me because she really believes that the time and sanity saved in her life by using our services is invaluable.

She discussed the difficulty that working women (including and maybe especially working moms) have asking for help when it’s clearly needed. I nodded in agreement and remembered that I started this company in part because of how busy my life felt and how much I was having to do all by myself. And I’m not even a mom! I am a business owner in need of business assistance, a single woman who has the need for a personal assistant to help manage dirty laundry, take out trash, run errands, and do dishes, a pet owner who needs pet sitters on occasion for travel or long days, and a person who likes to throw parties where I might find an event assistant useful.

I’m writing this only to tell you that we are here to help tackle your to-do list. All you have to do is ask! Parents, loving husbands, working moms, entrepreneurs, dog lovers, and party people, please reach out and ask for our assistance. We’re here for you!

Local Love – Gift Shopping

At The Second You we are committed to our community. To us that means doing work right here in Colorado, serving our Fort Collins based clients, investing in our local economy, spending time in our vibrant town, and giving shout outs to the venues and people we love that make this place one of the greatest cities on earth.

local love 1In February, we were hired by a husband (on about February 8th in classic dude fashion, but we don’t judge) to put together a Valentine’s gift for his wife. We chatted on the phone with him for a bit, asked the important questions, and then we set out to put together a “Local Love” gift package that would make his wife fall in love all over again.

He informed us that what his wife really wanted was for them to spend time together, so we called in a reservation to a great restaurant, The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm, and we began to create a themed gift package that would fulfill her wish. We included goodies like “Love at the Theater” – A gift bundle for The Lincoln Center, “Love at the Movies” –  A Lyric Cinema Cafe gift certificate, and “Love at the Coffee Shop” – a gift card to The Downtown Artery Cafe. We continued to theme the basket with classics from Bizarre Bazaar, hired a local artist, Savage Painter, to do a small, custom art piece, and topped it off with cards, chocolate, a coffee mug, and flowers from White Balcony, Nuance Chocolate, The Cupboard, and Paul Wood Florist respectively. Final touches included chocolate and cards for his daughters.fritzler girls web

Needless to say, his wife was ecstatic and so was he. This guy spent under $300, including gifts and our time, for a memorable night out that he didn’t have to plan. The result was a happy wife which is the most important part, and collectively we ended up supporting our community. To quote this smart husband, “You Rock!!! Love the local love. Happy wife. Happy life.”

Let us help you plan a memorable day for your loved ones. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got lots of imaginative ideas.

Fort Collins Sports Bar Scorecard

If you know me, you know I have been on a mission for the past few years to find and judge places in town that claim to be sports bars. So, in an effort to find the BEST sports bar in Fort Collins, The Second You devised a football-themed, bar scoring system. We visited bars all over town and rated each venue on a variety of factors: cleanliness, crowd, service, media, sound and the granddaddy of them all – quality of the salsa.


To read a recap of our season and see the full results, check out our guest blog on Feasting Fort Collins!