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Don’t give up when you’re passionate about something!


MorganCase in point:
Morgan shower curtain.Last Market (September 2012), I presented the Morgan shower curtain as a fresh modern floral, in abathroom friendly (color pallet).

My customers didn’t take much notice.  But with it’s launch on-line (the new virtual department store) sales soared and my customers took notice!

Today, it’s been placed in retail and expanded to more locations that any of my new patterns last season.

Lesson…don’t give up!

If YOU are passionate about something…take it all the way and give it all you got!

take good care,

Clever Storage Idea


Up at the cabin, we are outside a LOT!
…and with that, a lot of the outdoors wants to get back in to the house where it doesn’t belong.2blog1I saw this clever storage idea.  The original concept was for sports equipment…but I’m thinking season clothing.OK, I like that laundry baskets are affordable (okay, cheap if you get them at a discount store).

It has air flow, which is a must for snowy wet hats and mitten after a day on the slopes as well as wet swim trunks from a day at the pond.

I also really like that you can personalize them.  This is especially nice when you have kids so close in age as itcan sometimes be difficult to tell their clothes apart.

2blog 2To make the baskets a little more Benjamin & Noah proof (or as close as I can), I’m going to laminate the name card and attach them with binder clips.

Buy Big – Keep it Neat

Buying & Keeping Your Bulk Buys

what a clever way to store all that mayo I KNEW I had to have!(photo and copy – Martha Stewart Living, November 2004)It seems like a busy person’s dream. One trip to a warehouse club — a store where products are available in bulk to anyone with a membership card — yields months’ worth of food and household supplies. But there can be drawbacks. Basic annual fees average about $40, and not every item is a bargain, so comparison shopping is a must. Then there’s the question of storage. Do you have room for two dozen rolls of paper towels? Here are tips for getting good deals, as well as for stashing your purchases — all you need to be a savvy and satisfied bulk buyer.Know Your Needs.
Bulk items are only worth buying if you can use them before they expire. Consider shopping with a friend and splitting perishables such as meat and dairy products.

Pay Attention to Prices
Warehouse price labels usually contain the purchase price as well as a unit price (for a product that may contain multiple items packaged together), which tells you how much you pay for a standard quantity (per ounce of oil, hundred-count aspirin, and so on). Both numbers might be prominently displayed; read the tag carefully so you aren’t surprised at the register. For products you buy often, make a note of the unit price; you can compare it with prices at other stores in order to find the best deals.

Don’t Buy on Impulse
Whether it’s a jumbo container of your favorite snack or a rack of discounted DVDs, temptation can be found at every turn in warehouse clubs. You should always know what you’re looking for before going in. Take stock of what you need in advance, make a list, and stick to it.