Author Archive | Maria

Small Business Saturday!

I think they’re onto something! I see ads on TV and hear them on the radio. American Express is doing its bit to jump start the economy by promoting Small Business Saturday on November 27th. They are putting their money behind this effort. If you have an American Express card, you can register it with Small Business Saturday. If […]

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Out of the Box

Sorry for the late post – but I was at a supermarket today, selling my jewelry.  What, you say?  Yep, I was selling jewelry at a supermarket.  But not just any supermarket – my local Whole Foods Market invited me to exhibit at their Farmer/Artisan Market.  In today’s economy, it pays to think outside the […]

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Things I Learned

Well, tried to do a spur of the moment fundraiser to support VetDogs, a wonderful non-profit organization that provides service dogs to our disabled veterans, at no cost.  I detailed the fundraiser in a blog post and also posted on facebook.  A few wonderful people donated and one will be the lucky winner of a […]

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Random Winner

Walk the Talk For Our Veterans

Winner Update: Random.org was the true random number generator I used to pick the winner of the Perky’s Paw Necklace.  It’s actually a pretty interesting program – ok, I admit,  I’m a nerdy former engineer.  They use atmospheric noise in the generation of the random numbers – so the winner is truly getting a gift […]

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A Marvel

My apologies for not posting last Friday.  My only excuse is that I was having too much fun on vacation!  We went to Las Vegas, where there is always something to do – even for non-gamblers like us.  Shows and wonderful meals at night, then up early to go on tours, like the one above […]

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Inspiration

Inspiration abounds!  Here are some photos from the stunning Valley of Fire desert in Nevada.  I was absolutely enthralled with the colors and textures throughout the area.  As my brain took it all in, I immediately started thinking of ways to incorporate this grandeur.  I’m liking the layers – but still need to think of […]

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Surf Away!

You know you spend hours surfing the web – now you can surf and not feel guilty about it!  Just visit the sites below and surf to your heart’s content, while doing your business some good. The New York Times has a section devoted to small businesses.  Accounting, legal, marketing, technology, retailing, strategy, social media […]

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Growing Up!

Well, today is Random Fun & Beauty day – but you’ll just have to settle for Cute & Adorable!  Remember Ivy’s pups from just a few weeks ago?  Well, here they are at 4 1/2 weeks old – how big already!

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What To Do, What To Do

A recently acquired strand of gorgeous faceted citrine with lots of sparkle – a natural for the season!  I’m going to have to dream up a design that shows those facets off to best advantage.  Thinking caps on!

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Women Unite!

For all the women business owners – it’s time to get out there!  As a self-employed entrepreneur who works alone, I don’t have the opportunity to bat ideas around, as I would if I were in an office environment.  Siena is a wonderful companion, but she can’t give me business advice or tell me what […]

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