Square Me Up!


Square

I registered for SquareUp two years ago, but never implemented it. Whoa! Let me tell you, THAT was NOT a good thing! Continue reading

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Give ‘Em the Pickle


You are always reading about my Rhino Principle escapades. Well, here’s a new principal about which you may not know. The Pickle Principle! Find out how customer disappointment led to one of the best customer responses ever!

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2012 in review


This has been a remarkable year of continuing to keep my balance on the ‘cyber’ tight ropes! It’s paid off because the page rank for this blog is now at TWO and that’s in large part to setting up a blogging schedule, reading tons of blogging and other ‘techie’ articles, but most importantly, I owe much of what I have learned this year to the love notes received from my Networking Together Friends.

Hide A Heart 2012 WordPress Report 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views.

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NativeByDesignz


November 3, 2012

I am delighted to introduce Taylor McCoy. Taylor and I met through our Networking Together group on Facebook and have discovered we have a lot in common….We share a Performing Artist background, Handcraft Artisanship and we are both of the ‘chic age’.

Native Indian Inspired Style Jewelry

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Grah-Toe Studio


Sept 1, 2012

An additional benefit of being an Etsy Shop Owner is that one meets wonderful people! I met Kimi when she sent a message asking if I could create a customized heart that had the letters SHMILY (See How Much I Love You)!

“ℓ♥√عℓ♥√عℓ♥√ع AWESOME! fast shipping and SUPER great service for a custom order with a deadline for anniversary! and BEAUTIFULLY presented!! thank you SO much!! i LOVE it and will be spreading the word…(after our anniversary)! Love to you, Kimi”

And, well…. the rest of the story is a rich and enjoyable association! Continue reading

The Meaning of Heart


The heart (♥) has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and in the past, also intellectual core of a human being. While the heart in the Western world is largely the symbol of love and affection, the heart symbol itself has various meanings throughout other parts of the world. Continue reading

Purple Hearts A $1500 Remembrance


I have been an Etsy seller since October 2009 and read a great deal in tutorials from Etsy, Handmadeology, EverythingEtsy and other helpful home biz blogs about how to price my product based on both materials and labor. I thought I was pretty well informed but I forgot to expect the unexpected!  Continue reading