Going On vacation!

I am leaving Tuesday July 1. And will be back July 6th or 7th.
Heading to Lake Ontario for fishing and also going to Niagra Falls.
I will be checking in when I have time, (thank god for lap tops).
Also I will announce the winner of my $10.00 GC before I leave, (gives the winner a week to decide what they want)...
Today is Hubby and mine's 5 th anniversy.
WOW don't seem that long. Looking forward to many more!


Happy Birthday to Janet!

Jan is my sister and today is her birthday!


11 Top Tips To Be More Creative

Everyone has a creative side, whether they can paint great masterpieces, write classic novels, make effective decisions or solve problems. In some people the creative side is supressed, but in others it is closer to the surface.Whatever you want to have more creativity for, you can develop your creativity through hypnosis and reaching inside yourself for your hidden talents.The following eleven steps will help you to develop your creativity.

* Do crosswords and other puzzles that exercise your brain. The more these require you to access your creative side, the more you will develop that side of your brain.

* Create lists – you can increase your creativity and get that side of your brain working by making a list whenever you have a problem which needs some creative thinking. Write down as many ideas as you can to solve the problem and let your creativity flow. Don't question them as they come to you, just write them all done.

* Work as part of a team. Working and brainstorming in a group allows you to express your creativity, but to also learn from the other people in the group by seeing how they are creative.

* Make changes in your life so you can get past your creative blocks. Your personal or career life may not allow you to be creative, so make changes so you can express that side of yourself.

* When you try to be creative, you may find you are not coming up with amazing ideas immediately. Keep practising and develop these ideas and you will start to create great ideas.

* Instead of telling yourself you can't do it and you can't be creative, start telling yourself that you can. This will program yourself for creativity.

* When faced with a situation where you have to be creative, remember times from the past when you were creative - this will help get you into the right frame of mind.

* If your creativity is blocked then just take some time out and doodle - just let your mind go and you may be surprised just what you come up with.

* Hire a life coach or see a hypnotist to help enhance your creativity. An outside point of view can often help you get past the blocks that have been preventing you from being creative.

* Often the adult side of your brain inhibits your creativity. You worry about what other people will think and whether you are right or wrong. Unleash your inner child which has none of these inhibitions and will allow you to access your creativity.

* If you are stressed or tense then you may find your creativity doesn't flow very well. If you relax and let yourself stress go then you will find your creativity flows better. Take some deep breaths or do something else so your creativity can be allowed to flow.

Having more creativity can help you in your professional life and help you get ahead in your career. It can help you improve your personal life by finding creative solutions to your problems. These eleven steps will help you to be more creative.


Friday the 13th.

Good Morning and Happy Friday the 13th.
I found an article about Friday the 13th.
Its very interesting. Check it out.


Summer Give Away

Wanna win something with a "Summer give away"

Go see this blog and leave a comment!


Treasures found!

Check out these treasures I found cleaning out my DH gram's house...
Arent they awesome!


Do Craft Shows Tell a Tale of Your Success?

One of the most successful ways to sell hand made crafts is through the use of local and regional craft shows that are in your area. Craft shows will not only boost your business, but will also allow a place where you can find networks for future business. Because of the nature of hand made crafts, most that are in the crafting business use the craft shows as a major way to sell their product. Because of the wide variety of craft shows that are available, there is a certain amount of research and preparation that you can take in order to ensure that you will be successful. The first thing is to find the craft shows that will fit with the types of things that you are making. If, for example, your crafts center on Christmas gifts and items, it would most likely not be logical to rent a booth or space at a summer festival. You can find the right craft show by networking with other crafters or looking for magazines and online publications that will host events and are looking for crafters. There are not only local and regional shows available, but also international and national events that you can take part in when looking for the right place to sell your craft. The second thing to keep in mind for a craft show is to make sure that there is enough of what you are selling. Often times, someone will buy a craft from you, which will then begin to move around the space where you are selling. Others see the craft and want the same thing. It is best to come with plenty of stock. This always makes happier customers and will help you to look more professional. When setting up your booth at a craft show you should find a way to make your booth and the product stand out. This is simply by decorating your area, and making your products look professional, while organizing them in ways that are catchy to the customer. Another way to stand out is through the actual craft that you are selling. By having unique colors and style, you will be differentiated from the rest of the crowd. In the booth that is set up for your hand made crafts, you should also carry business cards and more information about the business that you are in. This is not only to look more professional, but also to gain more potential customers. Sometimes, a customer will want to revisit your craft outside of the craft show. If you are prepared, even if the sales are not outstanding at the particular show, you are building networks with potential customers and target markets with all who stop to look at the product you are selling. One technique that is important to keep in mind and will also help you to stand out is when you are able to tell the customers about the craft, how you make it, why it is unique, etc. This strategy will help to build on the uniqueness of your product as well as making you seem like a true crafter who really enjoys the craft that is being made. This is often times, appealing to the customer. Craft shows have been rated to be the best way to sell crafts. The nature of hand made crafts is different than most businesses. Customers like to see the craft in person, feel the material that you use, and understand the different parts of the craft. This gives them a good sense of the quality that is in the handmade craft. It is also important because they often times like to get to know the crafter, as it can be a part of the product that they are buying. Most customers, even if they shop online, will often use craft shows to find exactly the right fit for the item that they need. There are several factors to this type of market and why this is successful. Because of this, if you are making hand made crafts, it is always important to be prepared with enough inventories, go to the right craft shows, and make sure to make the booth you have to stand out. This will guarantee you the success that you need to begin or continue in the hand made craft business.
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