Archive | July, 2010

SF Gift Show

SF Gift Show

I’m up early and getting ready to attend my first day at the San Francisco Gift Show.  My 3rd gift show in a little over a month.  Wow!  I’m much more realistic about what to expect in a gift show (not necessarily getting hundreds of orders!) but I still am hoping for more orders than […]

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rest and rejuvenate

Appropriate title for a lazy Sunday morning.  I just said to Mark, “I don’t know when I’ve had this relaxing of a Sunday in a long time.”  For a bit I felt guilty stretched out on the couch, reading every section of the Sunday paper, the 2 cats curled up on my legs napping.  I […]

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glad I did this!

Woke up in the middle of the night (nothing new there) so decided I might as well get up and post this blog that started writing itself in my head. I am glad I did this, both the LA Gift Show AND the launch of words and watercolors.  From the comments AND orders (yeah) received […]

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on the road again...

on the road again…

Singing that Willie Nelson song in my head….”I can’t wait to get on the road again…”  I actually enjoyed my 5 1/2 hour drive down to LA on Thursday afternoon.  Got to see a different part of I-5, the California segment, after my many years of schlepping carpet and doing the Seattle to Portland shuffle […]

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musings

Just returned from a productive morning.  My car is now cleaned and ready to be packed for the trip to LA on Thursday  (I’ll be an exhibitor at the LA Gift Show).  I went for a jog and best of all, talked to Vincent, on the corner at 3rd and Palou, who is selling fruits […]

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“go BIG or go home”

The above title is the quote from my friend Michael, who I spoke with yesterday re: how to market effectively.  I met Michael a number of years ago in a networking group in Seattle.  He’s known me through my Sales Queen days of Office Furniture and Commercial Carpet.  His advice to me was take off […]

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back to normal (if there is such a thing)

I can’t believe it is Saturday already.  Obviously made it back from Denver.  Sick.  I started getting a sore throat Monday at the show.  I’m convinced it was my excitement/nervousness and inability to sleep well while in Denver that contributed to me getting sick.  Breathing the airplane air on the flight home Monday night probably […]

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