The Power Bell


PowerBell

Because most of the women in our golf club only play on dry days, Oregon golf season can reasonably be considered to last from July 5-September 25. And so it came to pass that for one entire season during the ’80’s Carla, as the 9-Hole Captain and I, as Eclectic Chair, giggled our way through recording golf scores for members and grew to become rock solid
friends.

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Tips from Networking Together on Facebook


I joined a Networking Together group on Facebook that has turned into a RAINBOW move for Hide A Heart! I have developed a plethora of new skills and ‘virtually’ rich friendships.

Our Networking Together group is ‘by invitation only’ and everyone participates at his own level of comfort. Members brainstorm new social marketing ideas together, share tips and articles about social networking and protocol, teach one another new skills. We collectively appreciate that there are NO mistakes or stupid questions, only opportunities for learning.

Is is perfect? No! Is there a core group of active members? Yes! Will some members drop out or think the group is some ‘magic pill for powerful sales’ and become discouraged when sales seem illusive? Yes, but basically one would do well to figure~You’ll get out of the soup what you put into the soup!  Continue reading

Sto Lat means…..


For many years when my husband traveled two weeks out of nearly every month for business, I would hide our heart by tucking it into his shaving kit, suit pocket or briefcase. When he found it, he would call me to let me know and tell me how much it meant to him to find that little heart because, “the road can be ‘lonely.” This was one of the ways we were able to keep the language of love alive, even when apart. 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

A Practicing Angel’s Simple Act of Gratitude


I have always appreciated receiving a Thank You note and I enjoy writing one. I think sending Thank You notes has become a rather under-rated practice that was once highly respected, expected and extravagantly invested. Continue reading