Monthly Archives: January 2016

Fun February Holidays 2016 | 16 Reasons to Send a Card and Gift

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What better day to show the one’s you love just how much you care. You do not have to be in a romantic relationship to express love on Valentine’s Day. Kids, parents, friends (especially your single friends) all appreciate feeling appreciated. So why not shower them with love and kindness on the days leading up to February 14th? February is About More than Love If you really aren’t into that sappy love stuff, […]

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Houston-Area Events to Kick-Start Sales in 2016

There are three types of marketing you must practice if you want to kick-start sales in 2016:  traditional marketing, attraction marketing, and relationship marketing.  Using all three marketing approaches will keep your sales funnel full. In very simple terms, traditional marketing is your business card, flyers, brochures and logo.  Attraction marketing is your personal brand, the things you do that make you interesting enough to others that they want to work with you.  Relationship marketing is showing appreciation for, and […]

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Tutorial: How to Change Your SendOutCards Subscription

SendOutCards offers two types of subscriptions for our card and gift senders, retail and preferred. A retail subscription is $9.80 per month for 20 points.  20 points roughly equates to 6 greeting cards per month. A preferred subscription is $39 per month for 100 points.  100 points is 33 greeting cards per month.  Points can also be used for gifts, so the preferred subscription is great for folks who like to send cards and gifts.  Most folks choose the preferred […]

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Suzy Snow | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Suzy Snow is Jamberry Independent Consultant in the Greater Houston area. Describe your business (work, passion) in 3 to 5 sentences. I am a busy mom with two sets of twins who never had time nor the money to get my nails done. When my girls and I tried Jamberry wraps, we fell in love with how long they last, the adorable designs & salon quality nails for a fraction of the cost. Now, I am blessed to get paid […]

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David Bowie, A Marketing Genius

Last night, my 17-year-old daughter, D, came out of hiding from her room to tell me David Bowie died from liver cancer. That emptiness you feel after a profound loss.  I’m feeling it. David Bowie performed a majority of the musical score of my teen years. Much like my daughter, I hid in my room as a teen, listening to “Modern Love”, “Heroes“, and “Let’s Dance” on repeat in the CD player. D is also a David Bowie fan. Not […]

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Caturday Saturday 2.0 | #fluffykitty #geriatricdog #blogboost

I’m resurrecting Caturday Saturday. Last January (2015), I thought it would be cute to post images of Shade, our new #fluffykitty as he acclimated to his new surroundings and housemates, Cashmere and Muffy. Alas, Caturday Saturday only lasted three weeks in 2015. We shall see how long it lasts this time. Shade is a never-ending source of entertainment.  He deserves his own blog.  He also thinks he is a dog. Cashmere passed over the “rainbow bridge” earlier this year.  She […]

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Fun January Recognition Holidays | 15 Great Reasons to Send a Card and Gift

Today is Friday, which means I am spending my morning at Conroe Coffee helping clients create beautiful real paper greeting cards with their laptops or smart phones.  I look forward to Friday mornings because, let’s face it, greeting card senders are good people. I love sending, and receiving cards.  This week I received New Years and Birthday cards from Angie, Joy, Babs, Steve and Becky.  Fun! Back in 2014, I started curating lists of recognition holidays, reasons to send a […]

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Is this Considered Cheating?

Okay, so here’s how it is… I run three blogs:  Gratitude Geek (you are here), Handmade in Texas (stories about art and artists in Texas) , and ShaKa Studios (my husband and I own and operate a custom furniture business). Today is day 7 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, creating 30 blog posts in 30 days. I run 2 businesses.  Every third week I am down for the count from chemotherapy.  I sleep 10 to 12 hours each day due […]

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Cash Back on Groceries When You Shop with Friends

My friend, Cynthia, introduced me to a rebate app called Ibotta. Get it? Ibotta I bought a… Haha.  Funny. Cynthia has used the app to earn cash back on groceries.  Who doesn’t love cash back? I gotta (get it? Ibotta, gotta) tell you that I suck at remembering to use the darn app but when I do (after I get home from the store) I always find money.  Today, I found $2 on groceries I purchased on Monday.  Imagine how […]

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