Too Cute Tuesday: Book Binding

Too Cute Tuesday: Book Binding

At Too Cute Tuesday, we like to do random stuff that we kind of stink at. But on a rare occasion, we actually like to draw on the talent of our members.

Sarah has taken a book binding class and for years I've obsessively bought pretty blank notebooks. But why would I continue to do this when we can make our own, personalized notebooks?

Warning: This craft takes a little longer than a couple of hours and may lead to frustration among impatient types. But the result is well worth it.

Sometimes, Nicole is not so patient. If you're impatient, make sure you have a calming friend, or an extra cocktail.

Online Fundraising Follow-up

Online Fundraising Follow-up

The place to set up an online account where anyone can contribute.You may remember about a month ago I wrote about my friend Susan's relatives that were going through a hard time financially. I asked:

Is there a site that someone in need could turn to online to help in this desperate situation? And to turn it around, how do people in not-so-desperate circumstances know that their money is actually going to their selected family/charity? 

Spend $20 On June 20 For Your Local Economy

Spend $20 On June 20 For Your Local Economy

We all know buying local keeps money locally and helps local businesses but how often do you think about your purchases?

Spend $20 on June 20 is a concept to raise awareness of what we can do in our own local economies. Our local Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce has been promoting this heavily but I was able to find other locations in North Carolina and New York.

How I Get Clients

How I Get Clients

Craig at BudgetPulse left a thoughtful comment on my blog a couple weeks ago that I've been meaning to write about: "How...

Shameless Promotion: The Smelling The Flowers Edition

Shameless Promotion: The Smelling The Flowers Edition

The peonies bushes outside my window have finally bloomed. Of course, I didn't have the forsight to take photos of them while it was light out but I am enjoying their fragrance wafting in while I sit at my desk.

It is important to stop and smell those flowers, isn't it? Here are some fun things I've stopped to read recently:

(Author's Note: This post was way longer but then my computer timed out and I lost most of it. A reminder to save often, fellow online writers!)

This Week In Business: Sitting Pretty

This Week In Business: Sitting Pretty

It was an exciting week at Breaking Even Communications, mainly because I'm sitting pretty and ergonomically correct now. Three things that happened to my microbusiness this week:

1) I bought a chair. Now I often don't get jazzed about spending $150 but this week was an exception. After searching far and wide Downeast and doing an inquiry on bothTwitter and Facebook, I realized I could not buy my new office chair locally, even if I wanted to. I connected with the folks at Creative Office Pavillion.