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Upcycled-Recycled Holiday Gift Wrap Idea

In Oregon recycling has been a ‘way of life’ for many years, although the lids to plastic containers are NOT recyclable. The other day, I was looking at a collection I have of packaging bits and wondered, “What can be done with those?” Up-ReLids+

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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

Can you say ‘crock pot’? It’s Holiday Season for Hide A Heart


For years my husband has commented to friends when discussing epicurean topics, “I’ve noticed at our house there doesn’t seem to be much between gourmet and sandwiches for dinner,” followed by casting a look in my direction to which I respond, “It’s true!” But after 38+ years of marriage, I have decided to surprise him during holiday sales season this year. Continue reading

Press Release Grader Tool Available from HubSpot


Wow! Did I have some ‘cleaning up’ to do on the Hide A Heart press release. If you want to find out if you have some work to do and need a Press Release Grader tool to help you, keep on reading. Continue reading