Thursday, April 28, 2011

Visions of Success with Newberry Kitchen Accessories

I apologize for being a day late... a few unforeseen stumbling blocks, but here we are! This week we meet Julie. She is new to Zibbet but not to creating & selling her wares. Come join me as we get to look into the business of making kitchen must-haves & handling the business side of it all.

Let’s start with a quick intro. Tell us about you.
I'm Julie Newberry. My shop is Locally, our business is Newberry Furniture & Kitchen Accessories; it is roughly an hour from the geographical center of the lower 48. 

We are designers, a team & a married couple. Our creative venn diagram intersects at times. Bill works on furniture building while I design and create kitchen tools. We started our business & our marriage the same year & since we work with power tools we never fight! Harmony is a necessity & not hard to achieve. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Visions of Success with A Crafty Arab

Today, we go international. I’d like you all to meet Kay Tarapolsi of A Crafty Arab, an Arab living in America. She has some huge obstacles put in place by American society that she seems to overcome with ease. And such wonderful very straightforward answers too. Enjoy!!

Hello and Welcome
Is this a hobby, or serious business for you? Do you work outside the home as well?
This is a serious business for me.  I am the only Arab American out there creating handmade greeting cards.  I use my cards to showcase a positive image of the Middle East to the world.  It is a full time job for me as I am also in five brick and mortar locations and I am always trying to keep up with requests from those stores too.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Visions of Success with Cute as a Bow

 This week we're talking with Jennifer, owner of Cute as a Bow on Zibbet. Read along as we get to know a bit about her, her business & a little insight on how she handles photographing her product.

Let’s start with a quick intro. Tell us about you.
I’m a mother to 2 adorable little girls and a wife of 14yrs.  I’m kind hearted, perfectionist, and I love to learn about other people. Laughing daily is a must!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Visions of Success with Artemis53

Today we are having a wonderful conversation with Diane of Artemis53 on Zibbet. She is an incredible woman who has an enormous love for her life & the lives of others. Join me in getting to know Artemis53, which is the business of Diane Svete-Noxon…

Let’s start with a quick intro. Tell us about you.
I'm a person that wears many Hats. Mother is the first that comes to mind and the most important. Even though my son's are grown and married they keep in touch weekly sometimes just to talk or sometimes for what I hope is 'Sage' advice. They are my greatest teachers and always continue to amaze me. I was divorced when they were young and making it through those days was a 'team effort'. They never let me down. Besides sister, aunt etc., I’ve had the initials of RN after my name for over 20 years. I specialized in ICU and Cardiac and travelled as a nurse. I’ve never regretted my decision to take on that career and am a 'natural born' caregiver. I now work as a Charge Nurse in a Psychiatric Hospital and enjoy each moment and listen intently to the patient's stories. After all, if it weren't for a 'twist of fate' I'd be on the other side of the nursing desk. 
I'm an avid gardener and can't get away from the plant section of Wal-Mart or Lowe's. Obsession would be a mild word for it. I'm a historian and glean many stories via oral history from the 'Old Timers' in my tiny, southern town saving them and passing them onto the official town historian. Much of the information was given to me as I supplemented my income doing homecare visits. As I was doing what was necessary, conversations would spring up, old photo albums would be brought out and an incredible look into a word gone by was entrusted to me. It's no surprise that I surround myself with antiques that I’ve restored and have a great interest in Historical Costumery. Becoming a vintage seller was just the obvious next step. I am a child of the 70's So Gunne Sax dresses and vintage jewelry were bound to collide with me someday and collide they have!

NV: Wow, that’s quite the introduction Diane. What a wonderful service you provide to all future generations!