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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 […]

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


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. […]

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

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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 […]