Well, not toxic, exactly... maybe just a little bit rank. But in a nice way. With a garnish.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

chicks with bricks

Suggestions, please.
I need you all and your creativity.

If I was to start my own business that went something along the lines of:

Landscape design / landscaping / plumbing / electrics and other trade skills...... but was made up entirely of women, what should I call it?

Silly suggestions are welcome but you will be severely spanked afterwards.


  • At November 12, 2005 9:45 pm, Blogger Sniffy said…

    Good question.

    What about Top Notch Home Solutions?

  • At November 13, 2005 11:36 pm, Blogger S.I.D. said…

    Hmmm "Blokes rnt Us"
    "Femme Fatale"
    "The Painted Lady"
    "P'aint Men"
    "Decorating Rita"
    "Girls Allowed"
    "Fantasy Island"
    "Eve 'n Job" (like this)
    "Spiritual Level"
    "Changing Wombs"

    Please miss can I leave the room now?

  • At November 14, 2005 11:46 am, Blogger surly girl said…

    plumber's thumbs?
    tits 'n' grass?
    snatch 'n' slab?
    oh fuck it, let's get a man in?

  • At November 14, 2005 2:18 pm, Blogger funny thing said…

    Hey, thanks guys.
    Given me a few to think about (and smile about) there.

    Keep them coming if you think of any more.

  • At November 15, 2005 6:43 am, Blogger Mdx said…

    Bush Trimmers
    Pipe Cleaners
    Landscaping Ladies
    Yard & Yarn Girls, and other trade skills…
    Urgh, llc
    Lezzy’s Trade Skills

  • At November 15, 2005 6:50 am, Blogger Mdx said…

    Giggly Gardeners
    Hammers and Hoes
    Ladder Ladies
    Call a Girl

  • At November 15, 2005 11:08 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    land girls

  • At November 15, 2005 12:06 pm, Anonymous Ant said…

    Landscaping etc... hmm..

    suppose you won't want to mention hoes... or hose... (sorry)

    are you looking for a pun on the fact it's all women? Or something more random...

    And We Won't Leave It All In A Big Mess Ltd?

    I quite like Chicks With Bricks, except it excludes lots of the other things you're planning on doing.

  • At November 15, 2005 12:06 pm, Blogger Sniffy said…

    Earth angels (sickeningly awful, but I had to get it in)

    Jill of all trades

    Handy Jill's

    Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (sorry, that was something else)

    Driller Queen

    I'm not sure a gender specific business name is a good idea, but it might be something to consider for the tag line.

  • At November 15, 2005 12:25 pm, Blogger funny thing said…

    I have to be careful with Equal Opps - advertising for women tradepeople exclusively can be a bit of a sticky area, legally.

    However I've been the only woman in a team of men for my entire working life apart from the last 3 years, and noticed that many single women, old people, vulnerable people etc., would feel much happier (and safer)letting a woman into their home than a man.

    Hence the 'female' bit.
    This is not a gay thing at all.

    I'm planning on getting a van and spraying it Hot Pink (gotta be noticed!) so really I do want the fact that it is women to be somewhere in the name.

    Does that help?

    The hardest bit is going to be choosing from all these names.. some of them are brill!

  • At November 15, 2005 12:46 pm, Anonymous Ant said…

    I think the trickiest thing is covering all the activities you're planning on doing. Once you can do that, ladyfying it should be relatively simple.

  • At November 15, 2005 1:23 pm, Blogger Sniffy said…

    Pink? After all you said? I consider that an act of betrayal.

    You're right in that this has absolutely nothing to do with sexuality, but I know what you mean about women and elderly people perhaps feeling more trusting of a woman (fools!). It's a bit like women's taxis and things.

    I think therefore, a gender non-specific business name, but with a female-friendly/feminine tag-line or advertising slant.

    Lanes for Dranes (a bit like Dynorod) have bright pink livery. Perhaps they're really "Lois Lane's for Dranes".

    I'll get me coat...

  • At November 15, 2005 1:28 pm, Blogger funny thing said…

    I know, I know, I'm a traitor.

    I just thought if I went for something SO pink it makes your eyes bleed (not Baby Pink, mind; I'd rather stick needles in my eyes than be associated with baby pink) then I would get noticed!

    I would design a funky logo (I have a Graphic Design degree, I've not mentioned that yet, have I?!) and it would look the Dogs Bollox. You'd love it, trust me.

    Presentation is everything, darling :)

  • At November 15, 2005 2:03 pm, Blogger funny thing said…


    I have an appointment with a small business advisor on Thursday. He's actually quite tall.

    I'll take all of your comments/suggestions on board and see what he says about it.

    Watch this space.

  • At November 15, 2005 2:31 pm, Blogger Stef the engineer said…

    Trying to cover as wide a field as possible, the first thing that came to mind was "Jill of all trades" - Tina said this too, I notice. Must be good!

    "Call in a Handywoman"
    "I know a woman that can"
    "Homecare with flair" (Hmm, too much like nursing. "Home & garden care with flair".) chromosome

    "Ovaries in overalls?"
    (Now I'm just after the spanking...)

  • At November 15, 2005 2:39 pm, Blogger funny thing said…

    I am only able to outdoor stuff and a bit of carpentry/painting and decorating stuff.

    The plumbing/sparky stuff came in because I would really like to employ some wimmin who can ...but obviously that wouldn't be from Day One due to the fact that I am currenlty surrounded by loads and loads of no money.

    You are duly awarded the spanking. I'll carry through when I see you :)

  • At November 15, 2005 4:30 pm, Blogger Kyahgirl said…

    I think the idea for your business is awesome. As the population ages, more and more people are trying to hang onto their homes and could do it too, if they could just get a little help.
    What happens if, in the future, you find an awesome tradesperson that you really want in your business and it happens he's a man?

    Here are some idea's for names:
    Home Repair with Care
    Hot Trades (goes with the hot pink colour)
    Reno Divas

    Ok, I'm too far away for you to spank but I'll be sure and ask my dh to take care of it :-)

  • At November 15, 2005 7:11 pm, Blogger just sayin' said…

    I like the play on Eve. Something like Eve's Home and Garden or Eve's Gardening. That way you can use green instead of pink.

  • At November 15, 2005 7:30 pm, Blogger S.I.D. said…

    Oooh I like D.I.noY. Nice stef!

    Couple more for an extra whipping,

    Lippy Landscapes

    ColdEarth Queens (by far the best)

    The No Tool Co.

  • At November 15, 2005 7:43 pm, Blogger funny thing said…

    These are great!!!

    When I'm rich and famous I'll publish an autobiography called 'Look at what I could have become' (Bully-bully) and you'll all become rich and famous also and we'll all live happily ever after in my luxury shed.

    DI no Y! Changing wombs!


  • At November 15, 2005 9:43 pm, Blogger garfer said…

    Chiselling Chicks.
    Fallopian flibbertigibits Wield Their Drillbits.

  • At November 16, 2005 8:19 am, Blogger funny thing said…

    Garfer, I can see that being a big selling point! Not. :)
    Consider yourself spanked.

  • At March 11, 2006 3:55 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi ##name##, I've been working on the backyard a few years. We finally added a pond and a waterfall but I am certainly openhome landscaping to some tips on how to make our backyard look great for this spring and summer.


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