Sunday, November 24, 2013

Support Small Businessses on November 30th

One week to go, and we can celebrate small businesses by supporting them. Remember, small businesses are the pride and often savior of many communities...

 In 2010 American Express began a trend to support these businesses. November 30th is Small Business Saturday. Learn more and do your part to offer support...

Thought for the Day!

“Stop searching the world for treasure, the real treasure is in yourself.”


Friday, October 18, 2013

Ready for a Spooky Good Time

Check out the newly listed Halloween goodies added to

New items added weekly, so remember to check back often

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We Remember!

Remembering the families affected by the tragic events of this date in history. We hold you close in our hearts.

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Summer Sale is in Full Swing

Summer is in full swing, and so are our products. Prices have been greatly reduced, shipping is free on many items. Take a look and find that perfect item that catches your eye today!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Holiday Greeting!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

An Eye Opening Graduation Experience

While many days are business as usual, this time of year is also filled with the celebration of graduations. I am the proud parent of a 2013 college graduate, and found one recent ceremony eye-opening. Learn more here...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Daily Quote

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.

Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Inspirtional Quote

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow." Doug Firebaugh

Sunday, May 5, 2013

New Items Added to Treasure Maison

Have you searched Treasure Maison to find the potential item you may have been missing? New items added weekly. Receive a $5.00 gift certificate towards your next order for ALL items ordered during the month of May

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Daily Quote

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul    

Monday, April 15, 2013

Still Remembering Kathy Chou

While business continues for many, for some life has stopped.

 Remembering Kathy Chou whose life was cut short.

My latest work in her memory.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Holiday

Enjoy the blessing of this special holiday with family and allow your business minds to have a break today.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Payoff Can Often Take Time

In your business, or your personal life the baby steps can often play a role in bringing about change. Learn more about a life role I played in my latest article.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pay it Forward

Whether you use your business, or your self to acknowledge others-the rewards can prove longlasting.

 Learn how the actions of one couple  touched my life. Click here.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Recognizing Our Customers in March!

March 4-March 10 receive a $5.00 certificate on ALL orders placed through Treasure Maison or this website.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bucket List Edition of Cancer Journal for the Survivor in You Arrives in 2013

Bucket List edition coming
While we all know someone affected by cancer, many of us have experienced the effects of this brutal illness in our own families. However, sometimes dealing with such difficulties can create avenues within our business that we are passionate about. Learn more in my latest article.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How Do You Let Your Customers Know They Are Appreciated Year Round?

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and the flower and candy shops are filled with people spending money to let special individuals know how much they care about them. But, while you may be doing that as well, who is tending to your customers? What steps have you taken to let your customers know year round they are appreciated? Share what you have done here so others can learn from you.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Perhaps Things Aren't Always What They Seem to Be

Have you read my latest Patch article? Sometimes we are all guilty of making assumptions about things we see, when in reality-perhaps we just may not know the truth.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Four T's of Running a Successful Small Business

With the economy still proving to be questionable, many individuals find they must develop new means of generating income for their household-or develop ways to regenerate what they already have. Often this leads to the creation of a small business. Taking this plunge usually means learning through a series of often times frustrating mistakes. However, this doesn't mean it will take an eternity to become successful, or to generate additional income. It does mean you have to remain consistent to make your business shine. There are several steps you can take during the process which can help you find the right path to meet your goals.


Before you shrug your shoulders while thinking about this subject, you must first realize this is an area in which we all have something to offer. Sit down and make a list of the things you truly enjoy doing. What are the things that bring a smile to your face once you have done them? Is there an activity that you do which you couldn’t image ever not doing? What is something you would do even if money weren’t involved? See how quickly this list can go, as you ask yourself these questions. Once you have these answers, determine if there is a way to get paid doing these things. Success is often easier to reach if you enjoy the tasks necessary to get there and remain there. Do your talents need to be updated, and if so research where you can go to make this happen. The internet makes it possible to obtain additional skills sans spending much if any money. It is not just enough to have a talent, but is necessary to present it at its best when sharing with others. There is much competition now, so ensuring that you remain educated in your desired field is another way to stay at the top of your game.

Time takes effort and this means allocating a set amount of time daily to make you continuously proceed one step closer towards reaching your goal. Finalize what it is that you want to do. When would you like to accomplish this task? You may say today, but we know that is unrealistic. Look at your schedule, face what you can realistically do continuously, make a list of a step you can take each day to march yourself closer to the end result. Hold yourself accountable each day to ensure you have accomplished one major task. If you need support, find a reliable individual that can assist in holding you accountable.


It doesn't matter how good your talent is, if no one knows about you. Research ways to spread the word about what you have to offer. Social Media is extremely valuable as a means to reach a large population in a quick span of time. If you are unfamiliar with this area, it may be necessary to bring others on board to assist you. Once you have determined the best avenue to spread the word about your services, put a plan in place to do this weekly. You must stay in the news, repetition, a jazzy logo, or snazzy plugs are things that will carry you far on the tongues of potential customers.


Never hesitate to let your tears flow. There will be times you are disappointed in yourself, or things may not go as planned. Know this is okay, and that this allows room for another path to be explored. We can never be perfect, so take that off the radar from the beginning. Strive to present your talent in the best light at all times, come forth with integrity and your customers will learn you are an individual they can trust and they will tell others.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What Are You Carrying in Your Backpack?

Today, as we work our businesses I am reminded that many are given this opportunity because of the struggles of those that have come before them. Read my latest article and learn how one trip changed the way I view life, business, and opportunities.

Empowerment Quote of the Day

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Lone Voice is Speaking

Have you had an opportunity to read my latest article? If not, click here!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

“Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.” ― Jessica Howell