Author Archive | aspiretoyourdream

growing with new reps in midwest!

Friday was a GREAT day.  I received an email from my new rep in Michigan.  She was thrilled because of a HUGE order she had just entered for me in Brandwise (a software solution for reps/vendors and orders).  A store called Hollander’s.  Here is a copy of the email. Happy Friday, Peg! I opened up […]

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it’s been too long

It’s been too long since my last post.   Many days I’ve had “post blog” on my to do list but obviously the blog didn’t get written/posted.  I’ll start again, with this one, trying to be more timely about posting. One of the things I wanted to write about was the fact that I’ve been […]

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Filoli Gardens

Many people have told me about Filoli Gardens since I moved to the Bay Area.  I was not disappointed when I visited this past Wednesday!  It is a magnificent Estate and Gardens that have been preserved through a National Historic Trust.  To quote from their home page at www.filoli.org:  “Located 30 miles south of San […]

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post SF Gift Show musings

My oh My, it’s been a busy few weeks.  I knew time was going to fly prior to taking off for the Vegas Gift Show the last week of January but I’m surprised at how fast it really went. Today is Saturday, February 23rd already?!? The SF Gift Show has come and gone.  It ended […]

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winging way west

I’m on a plane winging my way westbound back to San Francisco after spending a busy few days in (cold and windy) Indiana.  Mom celebrated her 95th birthday surrounded by her extended family on Saturday night.  It was lots of fun to reconnect with siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Yesterday, as my daughter and I […]

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what a week

It’s Friday, February 1 and I’m seated at Gate D51 at the Vegas airport waiting for my flight home to San Francisco.  It’s been a long week.  I really wish they would consolidate these 5 day shows into 3!  That might help the traffic be more consistent.  As it is, there seems to be traffic […]

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headin to Vegas….

The Vegas Gift Show starts on Monday, January 28th and runs through Friday, February 1st.  A long show, no doubt.  I’m hoping the  buyers are plenty, the hours speed by,  incredible contacts are made and orders overwhelm me!! I’m a bit ambivalent about attending.   I was ambivalent as well about the NYC Stationery show […]

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a Breakthrough for a Breakout YEAR!

2013 is going to be a HUGE year for Words and Watercolors.  I’ve had “A Breakthrough” of sorts.  Stay with me as I tell the story of Mark and I reading a book called “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks.  It’s good.  Get it if you want to move forward into your “zone of genius”. […]

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