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Wanted: Volunteer Color Mixologist

Chalk Paint® custom color palette: A New Angle

We have a brand new intern opportunity for the fall and winter months! We’re looking for someone who has a couple of hours to kill every week, who won’t mind getting their hands colorful and play with different paint mixtures. Seriously…I think this might be the most fun internship we’ve ever offered!   Our Volunteer […]

Painting for Profit

knot too shabby at the Los Angeles Ultimate Women's Expo

Over the past five+ years, we have witnessed remarkable and talented women (and men) take their passion for painting, up-cycling and re-purposing and turn it into a lucrative business. Many had their start selling at the knot too shabby BAZAAR, others spent months taking countless workshops to refine their technique, and others yet “wing it,” […]

A Big Change in 2017


When I was in college, I worked at a place called Club Disney. It was one of those fly-by-night Disney businesses that only lasted a few years. They had a small handful of locations and I worked at the one in Westlake Village and at the location in West Covina during the summer months. A […]

Reminiscing and Reflecting

Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

  2016 started in a hotel room at the Grand Californian Resort with my management team. With a four foot wide white board, a package of colored expo markers and fresh journals waiting to be written in, we tackled the huge task of determining our direction for the entire year! It was no secret with […]

Insomnia, A Pensieve and Plans


I can guarantee that I will have more activity in my brain the middle of the night than anytime during the day. Do you know, more blog posts get written in my head at 2 am than during normal business hours? These “blog posts” rarely make it from my head to my computer, but they’re […]

While We’re Closed…

Flash Sale-8

FIVE Years! This July, we celebrate our five year anniversary in the Glendora Village. Originally, I wasn’t going to plan anything big, what with keeping busy at knot too shabby MONROVIA, preparing for the Old Town Firework Extravaganza, having just finished packing up and evaluating the knot too shabby BAZAAR the thought of planning yet […]

Social Media for Small Biz

Magnified illustration with the word Social Media on white background.

This past Sunday afternoon, we were able to meet a number of our registered knot too shabby BAZAAR vendors during an informal meet ‘n greet, at which time we answered questions about the event and shared advertising ideas. There were a lot of questions about why and how we should be collectively using social media […]