14 Karat Fun – A Bingo Adventure for the Entire Community

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In the online revolution of convenience over experience, it’s a challenge for the small business owner to dream up new ways to make shopping more interactive and personable! What if shopping in a community was about a collective experience? What if small businesses collaborated on an experiential shopping activity? What if the Downtown came together […]

Interview with Voyage LA

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Recently, I was asked to submit a questionnaire for Voyage LA publication. It’s been awhile since I’ve been interviewed so grabbed on to this opportunity enthusiastically. Interviews have a way of delving into the details of the business that I rarely write about or even discuss. So, I thought I’d share the questions and my […]

knot too shabby’s #ShopSmall Sweepstakes

At knot too shabby, we simply can’t contain our excitement for Small Business Saturday to just one day, so we’re inviting you to join us for an extended weekend of savings and fun! It’s a special holiday created so communities can show love for small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like […]

Since 1990…

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In 1990, I was eleven years old. I had froo-froo bangs, wore double stacked socks, cuffed my jeans (which, ironically I do today) and had a sweet pair of LA Gears complete with a dangling key chain. My biggest worry in 1990 was that I had to wear glasses (which were hugely unpopular and enormously […]

Painting Upholstery

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Painting upholstery is a highly debatable process. Some people swear by it, and others yell from the roof tops “IT’S NOT POSSIBLE.” No matter your opinion on the subject, painting upholstery is counter-intuitive to say the least. I’ve done a handful of painted upholstery projects over the years. Some of them have been a major […]

Maeberry Lane Design

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If you’ve admired our most recent window display by artist Sandy Brock, then you’ve likely noticed the contribution of vibrant yet cozy-soft florals by Maeberry Lane Design that sing out among the deep green doors and shutters.   The handiwork of Glendora artist Kelly Manning, the handmade floral arrangements, wreaths, signs, and more make delicate decor […]

Why the 2018 #knottooshabbyBAZAAR is the marketplace your small business has been waiting for

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We’ve come a long way since our first knot too shabby BAZAAR in 2012! At the 2017 knot too shabby BAZAAR, our vendors handled over $25,000 in tangible transactions! I’m a total numbers girl! I love seeing quantifiable data collected to support qualitative claims of success. Without data, it’s just conjecture, afterall. That’s why, after […]

Finding Contentment in a World of Want

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This week I had lunch with my friend Serena who happens to be a fellow (successful) business owner. It was such a nice break from reality as we had a chance to pray for our families and our business as well as lament about the challenges of life and the schemes of growing our businesses. […]