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3 Easy Steps to Get You Back Into “The Groove” at Work

By | Food For Thought, Small Business Tips, Tips & Tricks, Treat Yourself | 4 Comments
Don’t lie. We’ve all been there. Laptop’s out. Coffee cup is full. To-do list is long. You’re about to get started with your workday when Danielle “likes” something you posted on Facebook. One notification turns into Buzzfeed’s 21 Cookies You Need To Make For The Holidays  (stay strong), 4 trips to the bathroom, and a mild binge of “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix. Dreams of a duty-free agenda quickly become a procrastinator’s nightmare…all because of (damn) Danielle.
But there’s hope.  To help get you back into the “groove” here are three easy steps that you can apply today (as you procrastinate, reading this).

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Three Tips for Managing Stress

By | Food For Thought, Tips & Tricks, Treat Yourself, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Ever let the stress of running a business get the best of you? As small business owners, we are constantly pulled in several directions. If things are not kept in perspective, it can become overwhelming very quickly.

As you may or may not know, Handmade Loves is going through a huge growth spurt and we are going to be offering a variety of new (and free) resources for makers. In preparing for the changes, I was becoming more and more stressed. Then it dawned on me. I have been setting false deadlines. Of course, I want to keep things moving, but I had to step back and realize: I’m just one person. No one is expecting me to get things done today. I was putting pressure on myself.

Always in search of ways to remain calm, happy, and healthy, I found these strategies helpful:

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Handmade Seller | 6-week training FREE

By | Food For Thought, Guest Bloggers, Tips & Tricks, Treat Yourself

 Take Your Etsy Shop from 0 to 100 Sales!

Our friends at The Handmade Seller are offering a free, 6-week training and no, there aren’t any strings attached!

For those just starting out, 100 sales sounds like a lot and probably seems out of reach, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The Handmade Seller magazine is dedicated to helping you grow your handmade business whether you sell on Etsy or on any other platform.

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Product Review: Sink + Soak

By | Product Reviews, Treat Yourself

Sink + Soak creates handmade soaps, bath bombs, lotions and more all from natural healthy ingredients made in wine country, Livermore, California.

Their soaps are made using a cold processed method. In their shop, you will find artisan soaps, vegan soaps, natural soaps, fun scented soaps and other bath products. Their handmade goods are made in small batches to ensure freshness and many are made to order.

Made in their kitchen, these handcrafted, cold processed soaps are Dorothy Lewis’s, Sink + Soap’s owner, passion. Nature, desserts, coffee, teas and aromatherapy inspire her and she aims to turn bath time into your own personal spa and sanctuary… and that’s exactly what her soaps did for us!

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