Friday, November 28, 2008

upcoming holiday events

December 13th - Holiday Bazzar

11am - 5pm
Om Tradition, 14 10th E. Burnside
Join the Flock and score great gifts for the Holidays.

December 13th - Trunk Show
Join Angela at the highly anticipated Holiday Trunk Show in Placerville, CA
More details to come

Thursday, November 27, 2008

make a difference thursday - thanksgiving

So much to be grateful for! This has been an incredible year, thank you all for making it so great!!!

I am so thankful for my family and friends, without you all I really wouldn't have been able to accomplish all that I have.

To my dear customers, thank you so much for your support and for seeing something in my work that you admire.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and be sure to spread the gratefulness around!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

tip tuesday - do what you can

It's easy to get overwhelmed with Thanksgiving moments away and Christmas hot on it's heels. A great tip for getting things done and not feeling overwhelmed is to break down all the big stuff into small doable chunks.

I try to do a few things every day that help me get closer to the stuff I HAVE to do, that way as the deadline approaches I feel like I've made at least a little bit of progress.

Another great tip is to think from the end. Take a moment and visualize what the end of the project or goal looks like, then work backwards. Make a list moving backwards through what needs to get done to make it happen and then take into consideration how much time you have to get it done and voila! you're on your way to success.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

make a difference thursday

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

~Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

tip tuesday - tell a friend

I'm sure you've heard the buzz word "networking" and you either already think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread or you haven't experienced the brilliance that is networking!

I don't love the events billed as "networking" although they do serve their purpose and some great connections can come from there. I prefer the friends network.

My friend Kristin is the best networker I have ever met. I am always inspired by her enthusiasm and her willingness to connect me with someone who might have some insight or knowledge about what I'm doing or working on. I try to emulate Kristin and when someone mentions that they are going to do this or that I immediately try to connect them with someone that could help out.

Kristin is also a believer...a believer in your dreams, in your plans, and in your success!

So share your dreams and goals with your friends and ask them if they know anyone that might be able to help. You'll be amazed at who your friends know!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

make a difference thursday - oregon food bank

I love the Oregon Food Bank and often donate food and money whenever I can, but I've decided to get more involved this year and am volunteering my time repackaging food.

I am also donating 10% of all my sales this month to the Oregon Food Bank.

For those of you outside of Oregon, I hope you will look into your local food bank and get involved in any way you can. Lets all do our part to fight hunger.

Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

tip tuesday - organize!

While I have (and am totally in love with) my Blackberry for keeping my calendar and addresses and all that good stuff, I've come to rely on my Moleskine weekly calendar with notes. It's small and fits nicely in my bag, and sometimes I just need to thumb through the weeks, look at them on paper and write things down.

At Powell's the other day I saw my special calendar and am so excited to tear off the wrapper and start planning and plotting my 2009.

So for those of you who would like to be more organized next year, find a calendar system that works for you and start getting it ready before 2009!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

make a difference thursday - buy local

Consider buying local this holiday season. I know it's not quite the "holidays" yet, but they are coming quick and money might be a bit tight so I hope that you all will use your dollars wisely and find meaningful gifts that come from somewhere nearby. On Etsy you can use the "Buy Local" tab to find an artist near you with awesome treasures.

Or you might know someone who makes something that you admire, ask them if you can order a few for the holidays.

Just a reminder!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

election day

Oh the excitement in the air. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that America gets out there and votes.