Category Archives: A Few Lessons

Keeping the Biz Going in Summer

Typically spring and summer months see a dip in sales, both for online and brick-and-mortar stores. Even the Big Box stores feel the pinch. And while it’s the perfect time to enjoy the warm weather with family and friends at picnics, concerts and hiking, I also don’t want to neglect my store. Here’s what I’ll…

Finds and “Spring Cleaning”

While I have been lamenting that my neighborhood thrift store has been thin on the ground with the kinds of things I like to buy, I still do find stuff from time to time. A few days ago, I found this small brown Canyon Outback leather backpack. The leather is soft, strong and the backpack is clean…

Coming Home to Reality

While it means no more relaxing on a terrace with the ocean just steps away, it was good to come home after our mini-vacay in Southern California. But you know how it is when you get home from a vacation–there’s mail to deal with, clothes to wash, groceries to buy. A million little things to…

When to Walk Away…

Last year I met with a lady who wanted to sell me some of her belongings. I had bought from her previously so it was a comfortable situation. In the end on this visit she decided there were only two items she really wanted to sell after all (sigh!)–one I was interested in and one…