Author Archives: Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte

Interview: Sandy Schmidt of You are Special Patterns and the Olde Country Cupboard

Note: It is with profound sadness that we report, Sandy Schmidt passed away on Sept 5, 2013.   Sandy Schmidt of Starke, Florida, cancer survivor and mother of one, shares her experiences owning two businesses simultaneously.  MG:  What is the name of your business? SS:  I have two pattern companies You are Special Patterns and the Olde Country Cupboard. MG:  Where do you sell your products? SS:  I sell my products on line via facebook and my blog, plu in CountrySampler […]

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My Story by Stephanie Hall

by Stephanie Hall This is a story.  No wildly passionate, bodice ripping scenes; no crazy antics or wild chases of any kind.  Just a story.  About a woman. With two children.  And a marriage.  And some plans for the future.   This woman had just hit 39.  She was in a marriage that was doomed; things had just fallen apart, but they agreed to tough it out “for the kid’s sake”.  In truth, fear was the dominating factor in the decision […]

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge

Gratitude is defined as the state of being grateful; a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation.  Saying “thank you” isn’t just about good manners.   It is an attitude that defines and guides.  It helps you choose your path, your destiny.  The more that you are genuinely grateful for, the more you will have for which to be grateful. Today, I am going to share a few details about my personal experience with the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – sending one heart-felt greeting […]

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Interview: Diane Long of D’s Stitcheree

Diane Long, owner of D’s Stitcheree in Surprise, Arizona offers some candid advise based on her 20 years of home-based business experience. MG:  Tell us how you got started? DL:  I started D’s Stitcheree in 1992 after my children were grown. My oldest son was in the Marines, my youngest son was a Junior in High School. I had always wanted to own my own business. Owning an Embroidery business just came at the right time. I was working a […]

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Interview: Peggy Schafer Vincent of Comfy Cozy, inc.

To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only dream but also believe.” – Anatole France Peggy Schafer Vincent is the mother of  2 boys ages 12 and 14 and founder of Comfy Cozy, inc.  She designs magical glow-in-the-dark pillowcases and apparel from her home-based business in East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania, about an hour west of Philly. MG:  Where do you sell your products? PV:  comfycozy.com– Hoping to branch out to catalogs again and retail stores this fall. […]

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Interview: Tracy Peck of Gramcracker Designs

Tracy Peck, owner of Gramcracker Designs,  is a jewelry artist based in Spring, Texas.  She is a mother of two, grandmother and full-time student.  Tracy began her jewelry business in May of 2011. MG:  Where do you sell your products? TP:  Mainly craft fairs.  Working on getting it all online also. MG:  What craft fairs do you participate in? TP:  Usually anyone I hear about in time. I just recently did one at an elementary school – traffic was non existent due […]

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What You Should Know about HOMEOWNERS Insurance

courtesy of Susan Gonzalez Homeowners insurance provides you financial protection in the event that your home is destroyed or damaged due to unforeseen or catastrophic event. In addition to your home, homeowners insurance also covers your belongings (or personal property) and can reimburse you for medical expenses and liability claims resulting from property damage and personal injury to other people caused by you or members of your family. A homeowners policy will also pay for additional living expenses (or ALE). […]

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