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

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What Happens to Biz if YOU get sick?


Good question that deserves consideration that is no cartoon of a laughing matter. Have you given any thought to training someone to cover your boutique, home-based online business should you become suddenly ill? Continue reading

What’s Your 2012 Advertising Budget?


When you stop by a blog, do you notice many have side bar advertisements? I always wonder how the shops advertising decide which blogs will provide the highest R.O.I. yield. What is the best way you have found to advertise an Etsy Shop or your own URL? 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

‘Iheart You’ Holiday Splendor


Autumn has arrived in PDX! Time for a cup of coffee, a chat and the season for annointing myself with the sparkle of ‘I♥You’ holiday splendor! Continue reading