Monday, July 21, 2008

I couldn't take it anymore...

I heard back from one school requesting more information for my application but that was just my transfer app to SCAD. I knew NJIT was waiting on more info but it wasn't my first choice. So after checking online for the umpteenth time I decided to make that call to the Chi


Woo-hoo! Accepted to the E-Commerce, MS program at DePaul U!!!! Now to see how financial aid is going to treat me.

Friday, July 18, 2008

From Stuff On My Cat

OMG! I could see my daughter doing this.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How to get a mention on a indie blog

As a member of the NewNewEtsy Team, I've been doing interviews with different indie style bloggers and how they got started. They are all offering
information on how to generate better buzz for your products and I'm sure there's helpful information for all of you. So far I've posted interviews from the editors of IndieFixx, MissMalaprop, & Design*Sponge but I have interviews to cover the whole month including Rare Bird Finds, Decor8, Indie Shopping, Indie Love, and more. So be sure to check them out. Here's the first three:




Tomorrow's interview is with the editor of Cuteable. Hope you find
something useful to you.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Maplewoodstock was a' rockin!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at today's Maplewoodstock music festival in Maplewood, NJ. I'll be adding more of the self-mailing letters to the shop at the end of the week so if you didn't get a chance to get some or you need more send me an email and I can notify you when they're in!

Special thanks to Yania of Yaniamor to sharing space with me A talented jewelry maker and genuinely sweet business woman. Be sure to check out samples of her collection at

Thursday, July 10, 2008

School Daze

Well after some deliberation, I decided to apply to grad school last week. Mind you, I've been out of school for eleven years and I haven't taken nary a GRE, GMAT, or a Millers. I just figured if I started the process I would be motivated to take the exam.

I've been dragging my feet partly because at 35, I'm not sure what comes next. I have a degree in music which despite the fact I never used, I don't regret having it. I have always had a love affair with music but have been shy about my talent. As a honor student in grammar and high school it was expected I would study math, science, or business. But I decided to take a path that would challenge me, so I boiled down my choices to English, Art, and Music.

Well English...though I'm an excellent writer I found it boring. (Sorry to my English degree holding beau). At 17, I couldn't possibly see myself becoming a copywriter, editor, or "gasp" a teacher. All great career choices but not very flashy to a 17 year old. Art---I've always been a dabbler. Never took a course beyond the basic art in grammar school and when I looked at a friend's portfolio in high school --- I was intimidated. While he thought I had a lot of raw talent, I had no technique and frankly I didn't want to play catch up. So that left music...which despite looking at other majors was my first love anyway.

Few people outside of close family knew I could sing. My mother didn't even know how well I could sing until I got a solo in sixth grade. And my dad...well he didn't know until I sang at my brother's wedding 10 years ago. LOL. I had no training besides singing in school choir here and there but I felt in my heart that I had a gift so I applied and auditioned and got in on probation. And within a semester learned how to sight read music and play some piano and sing opera in four languages. I had to work hard for that degree because I was behind technique wise from my fellow music students.

Now I'm faced with the same decision...what do I study? I'm self taught in web/graphic design and database design but with my experience do I go for my MBA or MIS? Do I go back for that second BA in graphic design? Ugh!!

I couldn't make heads or tails so I decided to apply to the Savannah College of Art and Design as a second BA graphic design major. And I also applied to Depaul University and New Jersey Institute of Technology Master of Information Systems Program.

Still debating on whether or not I should apply to Kean University's Graphic Design Master's Program

Well we can only wait and see what happens.