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The Many Ways You Can Use a Cutting Board

A cutting board is absolutely not just for chopping, dicing and slicing although that's it's primary function.  There are great ideas on using a cutting board provided you started with a really nice looking one.  Hard to get a really nice looking one from plastic.  Generally, great looking cutting boards are made from wood.  Wood has natural colors that just won't fade on you no matter what you do.  Unless, of course, you intentionally fade the coloring.  But overall, the natural colors of the wood are colored through and through.  It's what nature gave that particular brand of tree like maple, padauk, purple heart, cherry and walnut.  These woods bring a dynamic color that when put together provides an awesome...

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BBQ Season is Just Around the Corner

and so is hot weather, swimming times, outdoor sports and activities and oh yeah ... SUMMER!  So for those that are super into tank tops and shorts (I certainly am), this is your season!  But more importantly, BBQ-ing is the best!  In our household, BBQ food is just one of the basic food groups we can't live without.  I mean ... who could right?   I believe there are essentials that you need to prepare for when it comes time for summer and BBQ-ing activities: A working grill and tools ... you laugh, but I tell you if you haven't tried out your bbq grill in over 6 months, check it!  Like you may need propane, cools, a brush that's not...

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Best 5 Father's Day Gifts EVER!

With Father's Day around the corner, it's time to shop around and get some great ideas on what to get your Daddy Dearest.  Well ... it is of my opinion anyway on Father's Day gifts that I have found.  Keep in mind, I am a big supporter of experience, handmade, repurpose and totally useable gifts.  Also, we are in San Francisco Bay Area - the mecca of artisans who are extremely talented in taking used materials and repurposing them again.  So, let's start.  Each recommendation will come with a link so you can easily peruse their website.  Happy shopping everyone! BBQ party for your family and have a professional BBQ master cater to you guys!  Trust me, it's not as...

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Best Craft Shows in San Francisco Bay Area for Handmade Artisans

When you are a handmade artists that want to sell your crafts, it is very difficult to find the right craft shows to go and sell your products.  Often you are thinking, you want to get the most "bang out of your buck" at a "day" or a "weekend" craft show.  You have to consider a few things before making your choice. 1. You will need to try the ones you would like to be in. This is especially important if you don't know your targeted audience.  You have a target market.  You need to find it and find them. 2. Consider your following on social media.  Your social media audience will be your most dedicated followers especially if they...

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How We Started Our Business

Starting a business is definitely NOT easy!  But tenacity, desire, drive and fun are all components you need to have if you're thinking about starting one.Our business was started in 2009 with no clue of what we were doing.  But we have an idea and we went for it.  Here's some advice with what we've learned along the way. 1. Access your talent.  If you don't love what you are doing, you will not go very far in your business.  Have a purpose and love it!  Have a goal! 2. Decide the location of your business.  Ask for help on the business end.  There are plenty of resources out there, one being SBA (Small Business Association).  3. Start with your network - friends...

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