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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 […]

What is Shibori?

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In short, Shibori is an ancient Japanese technique of dying cloth fabrics while using a variety of binding methods to achieve a variety of patterns and effects. Indigo or purple root is the typical dying agent used which offers a rich, deep blue. Believe it or not, at some point in time, most likely when […]

knot too shabby BAZAAR 2017: Furniture Makeover Competition

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To enter in the #knottooshabbyBAZAAR Furniture Makeover Competition, knot too shabby customers were challenged to bring a piece of furniture to the 2017 knot too shabby BAZAAR in the Glendora Village that they had painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan or Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint along with a printed 8×10 “before” photo for a chance […]

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

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  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 […]

4 Reasons to apply for the #knottooshabbyBAZAAR

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On January 1, 2017 Open Registration will begin for new and returning vendors to our annual #knottooshabbyBAZAAR! An event five years in the making, if you are on the fence about participating as a vendor this year, perhaps I can help persuade you into considering becoming one of our amazing sellers! Our team and amazing […]