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Ever Wish You Were A Geek?

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Ever Wish You Were A Geek?

I do. Especially today. I felt like a total dork and wished I was a geek or maybe a nerd. What am I talking about? We’re getting there. In an earth-shattering move, I created a blog last year. Based on everything I read along with input from other business owners, I choose WordPress as the platform. I speak a little of many different languages so how hard can geek be? Create a Wordpress blog, and then blog right away, right? Wrong! I had no idea that there was so much to creating a simple blog. Picking themes, fonts, categories, SEO Optimization,...

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Nirvana in a Cardboard Box

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Nirvana in a Cardboard Box

Nirvana arrived today. It came in a white cardboard USPS Large Flat Rate Box from Wisconsin. And though the real contents were my personal belongings, that box, and my stuff absorbed the ether of my friends’ craft for two solid weeks. She’s a professional soap maker. I am lucky to have such friends and if you don’t know what I am talking about, seek one out. Watch the face of someone who smells a newborn. Instant Nirvana. Or try this, go into a fiber store and wrap your arms around the biggest bunch of yarn you can. Nirvana wind chimes...

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Scents of Summer

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Scents of Summer

Scents coveted in summer take a 360 from those sought after in fall. For some, summer scents are fresh picked fruit, for others, it's sultry yet light scent combinations that evoke memories. Bar-Maids scents in high demand this summer are: Juicy Pear (light and fresh), Peachy Keen (peach without the pit), Summer Breeze (refreshing watermelon), Coco-Mango (a warmer scent that screams vacation),  Just Lilac (intoxicating; reminding people of another time) and Toasted Coconut (warm tropical coconut).   Perfect for the beach, before the pool, camping, hiking, berry picking, dog walking, and travel. Where do you take your Lo-Lo?

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Notable Quotable: June 2016

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Notable Quotable: June 2016

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Metonia

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Metonia

It’s that time of the year and depending on the hat I wear, it is called different things. When I wear my retailer hat, it’s called the fourth quarter. As a consumer, it‘s Black Friday/Cyber Monday. As a customer, it’s Small Business Saturday. As just me, it becomes the holiday season, winter, the time of insane giving and raw joy. Being a retailer can be hard, and while I don’t necessarily find it hard, it is a ton of work and major juggling, mixed with a large dose of gambling. Do I have the “right” sale, the “array of products...

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