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    New Blog Design + Design Biz Re-Launch!

    You guys, I am so excited to launch my new blog design and new blog design packages! I have moved over to Square Space from WordPress (gasp!), and will now be offering WordPress AND Square Space design. The main reason I moved was simplicity, but I’ll talk more on why I moved later along with, possibly, some posts with tips for anyone else who is thinking about using Square Space. For now, I just wanted to share the new design! I hope you guys love it, because I do. Above is the mood board I put together for the new…

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    New Studio & Office Space

    Welcome to real life, people. Life behind the “my house is always tidy” blogging facade! I guess you could say my new office/studio space is a work in progress. But it’s HUGE, isn’t it? It’s our converted two car garage that we were previously using as a family room. My guess is it’s about 500 sq feet, which is almost the size of our first apartment. And it’s all mine! I decided my upstairs office was (way, WAY) too small and excruciatingly hot in the summer, so I moved into this lovely, and large, space. I’ve already been dreaming up…

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    2014: I’m coming for you.

    Every year around this time I start to think about the next year. Just like I love Mondays for their fresh start, I love a new year. New plans, new goals, new experiences. Everything is new, new, new. I have so many plans for this blog that I’m excited to share. But as I plan, scheme and brainstorm for my 2014 plans for this blog – I want to hear from you. If you could just take 30 seconds to comment below with what you love about this blog, what you want to see more of, what you want to…

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    sometimes business is personal

    I have a secret to share, one that I haven’t told anyone. When making the decision to close Kintage I looked at so many different factors. How were sales? Could I make a living off of this? In comparison to web design what is the time and money commitment? I’ve been telling everyone I closed Kintage merely because I didn’t have the time to run both Kintage and do web design, so I had to choose one. But I have to share something: there’s one other big reason that had been on my mind for months before I shut down.…

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    Handmade Biz, I MISS YOU.

    I spend my days on Kintage and design. Hours and hours on the computer, everyday, working away. These days, though, I’ve started to miss having a handmade business. Design is lovely because I can create digitally and there’s no messy studio involved. Kintage is great because I can put my time into marketing and shopping, rather than trying to create product. But I really miss selling items I made with my own two hands. For two years I ran a handmade shop for small pets. What does that even mean? Basically if you had a small pet in a cage…

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    Just go for it.

    Blog Everyday in May Day 8: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all. I talked about my fear of failure in my last post. Another fear of mine is waking up one day, looking back on the last 50 miserable years of my life wondering what happened. My mom has always (still does on occasion) pushed me to get into the medical field whether it’s as a nurse, a technician of some sort or whatever stable job I can get. I understand her need for me to always have a reliable job and always be taken…

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    Brick and Mortar Dreams

    It’s always been in me, the entrepreneurial spirit. The wantneed to do my own thing. Kintage and my design business are a reflection of that. Hullabaloo Pet, Neelia’s Nook, an ebay store at 16 and a few other businesses of the past are a reflection of that. While Kintage’s online presence is growing, slow and steady, all I can do is dream. I dream of 100 orders a day going out to 100 excited women who are so excited to see their order on their doorstep. I dream of hiring a team of fun to be around, hard working girls…

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    Kintage is LIVE! + a coupon!

    It’s here, it’s here! Kintage is LIVE and I hope you guys love it. I already sold out of one item (silver camera necklace) and have those on order to be here in a week or two to restock. I’m going to let you in on a little secret, there are several items (and sizes) that I only have one of so if you’re in love, grab it. I will do my best to restock the store ASAP when things sell out, but it’s hard to tell what I’ll be able to get a hold of again. And because you…