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Be Who You are Online As You Are in Real Time

I have learned something about myself this past year.  It is actually kind of embarrassing. So much so, that to overcome I am going to write about it. I 100% stink at promoting my own brand. I actually have a

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Is Visual Branding the New Media?

I was once this 20 something year old attending the Seattle Art Institute. Studying Advertising & Graphic Design. All my classes, all my cutting and pasting, and all my ad designs came down to one single thing. “What message are

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Creative Sister

  Oh my goodness gracious me oh my it truly is creative. Much like with my own sisters.  There are four of us girls. The last of us girls just turned 50.  We grew up in a time when all

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Dear Americans, Do we want fast, cheap and easy?

On January 6, 2017 The Wall Street Journal reporters, By SUSAN PULLIAM, SARAH NASSAUER and RICHARD RUBIN “Retailers Risk Multibillion-Dollar Earnings Hit Under GOP Tax Plan” The article basically addresses, “A Republican proposal aimed at cutting tax rates and keeping jobs in the U.S.

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Relationships In Business Matter

About twenty-five years ago a very young creative girl walked into the office of a man who would soon become a bit of a thorn in her side. You see, this young girl was running a business. A business that

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Five Tips On How to Turn Off Your WORK Day

Do you ever feel confused as an Entrepreneur? Your creative mind on ALL the time, and sometimes thinking not, “Where do I start?” but more, “Where do I end?”  When we love what we do, it really is like playing.

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YOUR Business SPOTLIGHT

Long before there was Social Media, and the banter for business representations in the online space the UPS truck stopped at my office weekly.  Dropping off products that potential clients wanted me to test out. I would open the package,

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Customer Experiece Will Cost You

In order for  your business to thrive in today’s world of frenzy, you will have to reinvent your idea of what that customer experience really is.  If you want to go after that customer, guess what it WILL cost you.

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When Tacos Meet Ortega

Sometimes I run across a brand and go chatty crazy over it. I also have the honest thought that if I write about it, they may just send me a case of this yummy goodness. After all, why not? Imagine

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Posted in Food Critic

To Sponsor, Support and Live Happily Ever After in Business

Ahhhh a lively conversation about those who come to your work place asking you to “sponsor” or “support” their cause.  Perhaps asking for product donations, money, and your time. Basically asking for a sponsorship, financial support and we all live

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Posted in In Real Life

American Idol Has Not Failed

This is not a sponsored post. I am personally not on Idol’s payroll. This comes from a long time viewer of American Idol. American Idol announced on Monday May 11, 2015 that it would come back for just one more

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“Holistic Essentials” hits The Dalles, OR

       I may NOT be heading into Portland to get the kind of whole foods I enjoy. I mean why drive 84 miles into the city? Why?  Well, I am so glad you asked.  You see I have lived in

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Do Reach, Mentions, and Following Matter? It does to Hilton Honors.

I have not spent hours online figuring out what all the chatter is about and why I really matter, or you matter for that matter.  I do understand that “reach” “mentions” and “following” do in fact matter. Especially to companies

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The Darling Boutique

You may not be surprised to learn that I was quite the crafty gal during my childhood, youth, college years and through out my entire life. I won my first art contest in 5th grade which earned me an afternoon

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