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Free Press is a GOOD thing..a write up in our local newspaper! :-))

Sunday, May 05, 2013

emoticon The BEST press for a biz is FREE press!

That's why I'm smiling from ear to ear this beautiful Sunday! emoticon

A few weeks back a reporter stopped by our little consignment gallery and said..."I've just heard SO much about this place and how cute it is...I had to come and check it out for myself!"

Oh boy..I'm thinking..this might be really good, or really bad. Sometimes a bunch of hype can set you up for a let down. I showed her around the consignment gallery and gave her the 10 cent tour. She oohed and awed the whole time...which of course made me beam from ear to ear.

Seriously folks...retail is a TOUGH biz...so when you get some appreciation especially from the press...this is BIG praise...Lucy...BIG praise! emoticon

She took pics of all the really whimsical things in the gallery and I thought I might get a little 3X5 write up...holy tomato...this morning I find a whole page in their Tropicala magazine. This would have cost a ZILLION dollars if I were buying the spot!

Only wish it would have been during high season rather than our slower period...right..I hear you...be grateful for the coverage period Roberta!

Here's the link..hope it works if you want to take a gander.


View the complete article at http://www.news-press.com/apps
/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201
305050110/HOMEANDGARDEN/305050010 copy the link and put it in your browser...be sure to hit the 'more' button in the article to see all the cool stuff!

Sooo, I'm feeling pretty doggone good about me~self on this beautiful Sunday.

Now if we'd just get this blasted 'save our home' problem solved I can move my attention to more productive things.

I've been working on my pinterest site...it's SO cool..and what a FUN and PERFECT vehicle for the gallery. All visual and just my cup of tea!

For any of you out there that have a hankering to do your own thing...NOW is the time! With the internet just about ANYTHING is possible! GO FOR IT!

While you are getting healthy and skinny...you might as well be adding some buck~A~roos to your pockets too!

Last night we went to Cape Coral...which is a bit of a jaunt for us. We go there kicking and screaming when one of our friends in our large dinner group takes her turn. It's SO funny because she lives 15 minutes away from all of us here in Bonita. She and her hubs bought this little house in Cape Coral a few years back and she INSISTS that it is her week end get away...she calls it "Escaping to the Cape"...ha..ha...such a name dropper.

It is a cute little place and it's right on a canal where she has a fish light out back in the water so you can sit on the dock and feed the fish. They eat cat food! emoticon

The weird thing is that now her ex-husband lives there so she usually has us over when he is away traveling to Mexico. He's an angelo that LOVES Mexico and drinks enough tequila to support the entire economy there! emoticon He brings his little Mexican sweetie back and she stays for a few weeks then he flys her back. She doesn't speak English and this annoys his ex-wife to no end. That and the fact that she doesn't clean the little house either.

Weird...yes...but then I enjoy my eclectic friends in the same way that I enjoy eclectic things in the gallery. If it works for them...who am I to care?

Okay...I'm going to jump back on the treadmill for another 30 minutes..that will bring me up to a grand total of 60 today...quite the accomplishment for a Sunday.

I'm trying to get warmed up for my 5% Summer Challenge team...ANY thing for my Teddy Bears...just about ANYTHING! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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JAZZEJR 5/7/2013 11:14AM

    My goodness, what a great aritcle! Fantastic pictures of your wares too! So proud of you!!!

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MIZCATHI 5/7/2013 9:05AM

    Lovely article!

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MSLZZY 5/6/2013 6:50AM

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DS9KIE 5/5/2013 11:36PM

    emoticon with the newspaper article

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GOING-STRONG 5/5/2013 9:52PM

    Congrats on the great free article! Awesome. I also checked out your Pinterest boards... love them!

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GOOZLEBEAR 5/5/2013 9:45PM

    Great blog, I will definitely check out the link and hope it works!! You lead such an exciting life!!!!!!

Hugs and have a great week!!

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SKINNYHANDFUL 5/5/2013 8:40PM

    WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TSISQUAUSDI 5/5/2013 8:36PM

    Awesome article, Bobbi Anne! And girl, you definitely have some interesting "friends"!! emoticon

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FLORIDAGHOST 5/5/2013 7:36PM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/5/2013 6:51PM

    If you haven't already, you should create a Facebook page for your gallery and add new photos to it whenever something new comes in!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/5/2013 5:58PM

    Congratulations on the write up in the paper. I'm reading your blog from my phone so it is not possible for me to cut and paste the link to the it. I'm sure it's awesome!

Also, way to go on the treadmill.

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/5/2013 5:37PM

    Blessings are already coming your way! emoticon How wonderful! I checked it out and the article is pretty good. I think the name of your store is so unique. emoticon Now you can post the article, frame it, and put it in your shop so your customers can see how famous you are. emoticon

So, no matter what happens Wednesday, good things are coming your way, they really are. God bless and thinking of you. emoticon

Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 5/5/2013 3:26PM

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MSFROGGIE 5/5/2013 2:57PM

    Free press is great, good luck on the consignment shop!!

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OLDERDANDRT 5/5/2013 2:25PM

    Good going on the free press! Maybe off season is a good thing! Maybe help you sell when you normally don't, so much!
Glad you had a nice time at "the Cape"!
I be warming up for the 5% challenge too, as a CAT this time! Meow!! Look out!!
((HUGS))
Jayne

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KATRINAKAT23 5/5/2013 2:23PM

  bummer, can't get it either

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MS.ELENI 5/5/2013 2:15PM

    I can't get to article. What is heading of article.Maybe I can find it that way.

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