random words blog

random words and thoughts and pictures and ramblings... maybe some crafty product stuff and videos. 

words...always words...

..for all of my darlings in September..

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

... so i've been on a quest to clean up my website.  a quest that - like the Crusades back in the day, i imagine - has had numerous fits and starts and stops in 2018. 

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..for all of my darlings in September..

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

... so i've been on a quest to clean up my website.  a quest that - like the Crusades back in the day, i imagine - has had numerous fits and starts and stops in 2018. 

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It's Officially Fall...

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

Pretty Clever Words is thrilled to be a part of the 45th Annual Chapel Hill Art Festival - yep, that's right - it's time for Festifall 2017!
Last year was a first for me, and I was completely impressed by the organization, the customers and the products flying out of the booth.  As a vendor, load-in can be so stressful, but the organizers and volunteers made it very easy and smooth.  The customers were great - both interested and interesting!  It was the perfect event to make a lot of sales on my fall and seasonal products, and to get feedback on popular items to make for the holiday season.
This event takes place in downtown Chapel Hill, along West Franklin Street, and it is a highlight of the fall craft season for me - I know you will love it too!
See you there, in booth A43!

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It's Officially Fall...

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

Pretty Clever Words is thrilled to be a part of the 45th Annual Chapel Hill Art Festival - yep, that's right - it's time for Festifall 2017!
Last year was a first for me, and I was completely impressed by the organization, the customers and the products flying out of the booth.  As a vendor, load-in can be so stressful, but the organizers and volunteers made it very easy and smooth.  The customers were great - both interested and interesting!  It was the perfect event to make a lot of sales on my fall and seasonal products, and to get feedback on popular items to make for the holiday season.
This event takes place in downtown Chapel Hill, along West Franklin Street, and it is a highlight of the fall craft season for me - I know you will love it too!
See you there, in booth A43!

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sunday working, saving the starfish and big honking summer sale

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

although everyone loves to sleep in, brunch and beach it on Sundays...I still love working on the store on these sunny Sundays...i think it is because, when I was in global learning / HR at the Huge McNormous corporate manufacturing company, Sunday was the only day that i had to be creative.
the rest of the week, i was running through airports, putting on my corporate face through endless meetings and then running to dinners, and the hotel and back to the airport to start all over...  still makes me a little nauseous to think of it..
So Sunday - that was the day that I planned for all week.  Monday-Friday, I drew little sketches of my items on the borders of printed agendas, and surreptitiously shopped online for supplies.  I checked my little website store to see if i'd gotten any sales or even just some likes.
Saturday was for laundry and errands and getting my personal life together.
Sunday though...Sunday was for the creative person hiding inside.  Sundays saved me, so that I could go out the rest of the week and save some starfish...
And i still love putting my creative face out there on this day..
And oh yeah...  there's a BIG HONKING SUMMER SALE COMING!! stay tuned...:)

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sunday working, saving the starfish and big honking summer sale

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

although everyone loves to sleep in, brunch and beach it on Sundays...I still love working on the store on these sunny Sundays...i think it is because, when I was in global learning / HR at the Huge McNormous corporate manufacturing company, Sunday was the only day that i had to be creative.
the rest of the week, i was running through airports, putting on my corporate face through endless meetings and then running to dinners, and the hotel and back to the airport to start all over...  still makes me a little nauseous to think of it..
So Sunday - that was the day that I planned for all week.  Monday-Friday, I drew little sketches of my items on the borders of printed agendas, and surreptitiously shopped online for supplies.  I checked my little website store to see if i'd gotten any sales or even just some likes.
Saturday was for laundry and errands and getting my personal life together.
Sunday though...Sunday was for the creative person hiding inside.  Sundays saved me, so that I could go out the rest of the week and save some starfish...
And i still love putting my creative face out there on this day..
And oh yeah...  there's a BIG HONKING SUMMER SALE COMING!! stay tuned...:)

Read more