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An interview opportunity on MSNBC!!

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Hot off the press!! On Monday, February 1st , MSNBC's Small Business program “YOUR BUSINESS” will be shooting on-camera interviews with U.S.-based small business Owners, CEOs, and Founders at NY NOW!...and I was selected to be one of those businesses!!! So exciting!!! Of course I will let you know if I make the final cut and will be seen on the program. But for now I will put my thinking cap on and brush up on my interview questions.

Starting the New Year off Right!!!

Happy New Year to everyone!!! Starting the new year out in a white water kayak with a bunch of friends is the way we do it around here!!! This is what happens in Connecticut when I send a posting out on Facebook that I will be paddling on New Years Day!! My friends come out [...]

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Starting the business year out with a big bang!!

I'm excited to announce that this new USA Americana pin was selected for the "NEW PRODUCTS" display at the NY NOW show starting January 30 and running through February 3rd. The NY Now show is one of the  largest gift shows in the country and we are lucky enough that it is  in NYC. I [...]

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July 15, 2012

Kayaking time! Yippppppppeee! I love it when the river water is warm and the waves are huge. This summer I took some time off to paddle the mighty Ottawa River in Canada with my friends from the CT AMC. We had a great time. Don’t worry everyone, I’m safe when I’m out there—see, I have [...]

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June is that magical time of the year!!

It's that time of year again when the flowers are simply bursting with color. The garden is almost at it's peak and I'm spending as much time as I can with all the flowers. A little snip here and there to make them look spectacular. But then again, sometimes I simply can't help myself and [...]

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A nice surprise

Received a surprise in the mail today from LUNA. They sent me a box full of goodies congratulating Merrily Made on being recognized as one of 30 inspiring female entrepreneur-businesses. Thank you LUNA. I'm looking forward to sharing all the treats with my friends.

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An oldie but a goodie

I love this little guy!! He makes me so happy. I love putting the snowman on my winter jacket. What makes me even happier is when customers far and wide purchase  them too. I especially love the orders from Florida and Arizona....they must be snow deprived!! Come up north, we have plenty of snow.

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BUSINESS GRANT FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

I'm so excited to be a recipient of this years Eileen Fisher woman's grant. I was introduced to the the grant in September of 2012. I applied for it when it became available in March of 2013. In September of 2013 I found out I was a finalist !! I was very surprised. A month [...]

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Signing T-shirts in Baltimore

I went to Baltimore to see the movie and reconnect with my friend Alfie from college!! It was a wonderful evening. I was asked to speak a few words after the film...of course I had to say something important about supporting the American artists and everything handmade in USA. The audience liked what I said. [...]

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The Movie and the crew are here!!!

The American Made Movie crew arrived for tonight's showing. The bus and the eleven crew members stopped by for dinner and a social hour before the movie. This was the first time they have seen the house and studio since it has been repaired and rebuilt from the storm damage. They love the new place!! [...]

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